As reported 43 years ago in The Columbia News, Sept. 8, 1960:
Harlem sewer planned
All information necessary on the preliminary planning as required by the state health department for the proposed enlarged Harlem Sewerage Disposal Plant has been submitted.
Mayor Francis Tracy states that as soon as Harlem receives formal approval, the city will make applications to the state health department for federal participation in the project. The city has every reason to believe it will be approved.
Tennis club forming
Anyone for tennis? Saturday, Sept. 10, 1960 at the Harlem tennis courts is place to meet if you wish to be one of the first members of the Harlem Tennis Club.
Floyd Simons will be the organizational chairman of the proposed club until its members elect yearly officers and directors.
All children, young people and adults are encouraged to attend this meeting and voice their opinions as to how we can make a tennis club work to the advantage of everyone.
Golf tourney winners
A good crowd was on hand to attend the Labor Day Golf Tournament at Thomson Country Club. Harlem had six entrants and two of them came home with a trophy.
Those who entered the contest were Marion Luckey, Francis Tracy, Dr. James Kay, Everett Judd, Le Grand Van Keuren, and G.M. Carter.
Tracy won consolation prize in the third flight, and E.W. Judd was runner-up in the fourth flight. Clark Willingham won medalist and championship, and Hilton Cannedy of Augusta was runner-up in the championship division.
Sunday school classes of the junior department of Harlem Baptist Church enjoyed a wiener roast at the home of the Rev. and Mrs. J. Edward Cook last week.
Games were played by 27 children present and supper was enjoyed out-of-doors. Present were Libby Swint, Lynda Kay, Faye and Kaye Cook, Andrea Anderson, Ann and Phil Judd, Kenna Keller, Cindy Butler, Sharon Howard, James Cook, Kenneth Brown, Mark White, Brent Wells, Dennis Whitfield, Dick Tracy, Kenny Sweatman, L.E. Nicholas, Freeman Nicholas, Janice Craig, Douglas Knighton, Emily Verdery, Bobby Meybohm, Bill Griffin and Glenn and Julie McFadden.
The Rev. and Mrs. Cook, Mrs. O.B. Walsh and Mr. and Mrs. Spec Brown served as hosts.
Blood bank deficit
A recent report from the Eugene Talmadge Memorial Hospital in Augusta reveals that Columbia County has a deficit of 51 pints of blood.
There is an urgent need that this blood be replaced so that patients from this county may continue to receive treatment at this hospital.
This report shows that 408 patients have received treatment at the Talmadge Hospital during the past year and these services have been valued at $72,472. Of this amount, $66,372 was free.
The supervisors of the Little River Soil and Water Conservation District have again decided to conduct the Soil Conservation Essay Contest in the white high schools.
The contest is sponsored annually by the Georgia Association of Soil Conservation Districts and the Georgia Bankers Association.
The subject of the contest this year will be "A Better Georgia Through Soil Conservation Districts." The state prize will be a four-year tuition scholarship fund to an accredited Georgia college, made available by the Georgia Bankers Association. District prizes will be $50 given by the district supervisors, and county prizes will be $25 for first, $15 for second and $10 for third.
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