As reported 28 years ago in The Columbia News and the Martinez-Evans Times, Jan. 21, 1976:
Keg Creek reopens
Keg Creek State Park officially closed Aug. 15, 1975 because the state of Georgia could no longer afford to fund its operation. After eight months of disuse, this 975-acre park will be reopened to the public.
According to the Columbia County Commissioners, CSRA residents will once again be able to use this fine recreational facility on Clarks Hill Lake. Columbia County has acquired Keg Creek Recreation Area from the state and will operate it as a regional park.
The Martinez-Evans Citizens League discussed plans to hold a countywide voter registration drive in conjunction with the recently establishment of new voter registration points in the Martinez-Evans, Harlem and Grovetown areas.
Georgia Comptroller General Johnnie Caldwell will speak to the Columbia County Democratic Club Jan. 29, 1976 at the Ramada Inn on Washington Road.
All county officials, members of the executive committee of the Democratic Party, all Justices of the Peace and citizens of Columbia County are invited.
The Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Committee recently reappointed G.B. Pollard Jr. of Appling to serve as a district supervisor for another term with the Little River Soil and Water Conservation District.
The Little River District is composed of Columbia, McDuffie and Warren counties.
Harlem Council meets
At the Harlem City Council's first meeting of the year, Mayor James B. Lewis installed Robert Herring as councilman to fill the unexpired term of O.W. Willis, who resigned Jan. 5, 1976.
Edgar D. Clary III was elected mayor pro tem.
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