As reported 43 years ago in The Columbia News, Thursday, Nov. 17, 1960:
Sewer plant planned
Preliminary plans have now been completed for both the proposed new city hall and sewerage plant for the city of Harlem. On Dec. 12, 1960, Harlem will hold a general bond election to finance the cost of these two projects.
Mayor Francis Tracy hopes that it will meet with the approval of every citizen of the city, as a sewer plant which is adequate for a community as large as Harlem is now is most important and our present plant is definitely inadequate and unsanitary at the present time.
The cost of this improvement is $90,000. However, the federal government has granted a third of the cost or $27,000 toward the cost of constructing the primary sewerage plant. Harlem will bear the balance of the cost of $63,000 through the general bond election.
Grovetown Methodist Church will have an open house Nov. 20, 1960, to show the remodeling of the parsonage that has now been completed.
Extensive repairs have been made to the interior as well as to the exterior of the home, according to the Rev. C.W. Edwards Jr., pastor.
Mr. and Mrs. Byron C. Mangum and Byron Mangum Jr. attended the presentation of the two portraits of former Gov. Eugene Talmadge and U.S. Sen. Herman Talmadge Nov. 12, 1960, at the Talmadge Memorial Hospital Auditorium.
The portraits are to be displayed in the lobby of the hospital in honor of the Talmadges.
Cage season opens
The Harlem Bulldogs, defending CSRA and Region 6 champions, open their basketball schedule this week.
The Bulldogs have won 55 games while losing only six in the past two seasons since Harlem added its 12th grade. Four of these six losses have been at the hands of the state champions or state runner-up.
Lost to graduation and now playing for Georgia Southern College will be the great one-two scoring punch of Sandy Wells and E.G. Meybohm.
Along with this, Harlem has lined up the toughest schedule that it could get, including such B powerhouses as Thomson and McCormick, S.C., Class A Graniteville and Langley-Bath-Clearwater and Class AAA Aquinas, along with the always dangerous Class C Midville.
Homecoming at Evans High School was a successful and gala affair.
A tea was held in the school cafetorium. Mrs. J.C. Thomas and Mrs. Jack Littleton were in charge. The table decorations, by Mrs. Vintson Robertson, consisted of yellow mums and greenery fashioned along a football theme.
The pregame activities were begun on the football field at 7:45 p.m. As each member of the court was introduced, she and her escort walked under the goal post, through two columns composed of the football team and the cheerleaders.
At the half, a very colorful show was presented by the Greensboro band which featured the homecoming court. The secret of the homecoming queen was revealed near the end of the show. Miss Sylvia Looper was crowned homecoming queen for 1960 by last year's queen, Miss Phyllis Polson.
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