As reported 37 years ago in the pages of The Columbia News, Oct. 27, 1966:
Evans fans had little to cheer about last Friday night, with the exception of a tremendous halftime show featuring the crowning of the Homecoming Queen, Miss Joyce Elliott. The remainder of the evening was spent watching Waynesboro roll over the Knights, 19-0.
The pretty, blonde daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Elliott received the traditional bouquet of flowers and the crown plus a gold-colored regulation football with the names of the football players inscribed on it, an item that can be cherished for years to come as she recalls her senior year at the school.
The merriment of homecoming activities at Harlem High School was marred somewhat by the Jefferson High Dragons, victors in the close 14-7 Region 4-B ball game over the Bulldogs.
Bright spot in the otherwise drab night was the crowning of pretty Miss Andrea Anderson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Anderson of Appling, as homecoming queen.
Miss Anderson was chosen by the high school student body to represent the school for the 1966 school term.
Members of the Faith Memorial Church broke ground Sunday, Sept. 25, 1966, for a new church plant, to be located at the corner of DeSoto Drive and Dent Street in Martinez. Over 100 attended ground breaking services, including the Rev. William H. Jones.
Paper prints 4,783
This week's issue of The Columbia News will go into the homes of all postal patrons in the county, with the exception of those persons living on what is called the street address route of Martinez. The press run for the issue is 4,783 copies.
Another unusual fact about this paper is that a copy will be furnished the Augusta-Richmond County Public Library to be placed in a 25-year time capsule planted in concrete in front of the new National Hills Theater which is slated to open in November 1966. The time capsule will be opened in November 1991.
Martinez Midgets win
The Martinez Midgets defeated the Grovetown Midgets 12-6 Saturday in a hard-fought contest at the Evans football field. Richard Leger and Timmy Palmisino scored both touchdowns for Martinez on runs of 25 and 20 yards. George Hobbs, with runs of 40, 25 and 20 yards, and Bobby Awad, along with Leger, led the offense.
Martinez Baptist admitted
The Martinez Baptist Church, of which the Rev. Grover C. Lee is pastor, was given the hand of fellowship by the moderator, Rev. J.E. Cook of Harlem, at the 17th annual session of the Association of Churches held at Calvary Baptist Church Oct. 20, 1966. About 30 members of this newly constituted church were present on this all-important occasion.
Located on Petersburg Road, the construction of a beautiful new structure is nearing its completion.
Little Miss Julie Phillips, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Phillips Jr., was honored with a birthday party on Oct. 19, 1966, when she celebrated her second birthday.
The very pretty birthday cake decorated with pink and green and decked with "Happy Birthday Julie" was used as the center attraction.
Those helping Julie celebrate were Nell Garrett, Lisa Garrett, Glen Melson, Duane Anderson, Denise Hattaway, Daryl Hattaway, Mrs. Fred Moon, Mrs. T.J. Anderson and Ray Newby.
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