As reported 36 years ago in The Columbia News, Feb. 15, 1968:
STAR student named
Kaye Virginia Cook has been named the 1968 STAR student for the Columbia County school system, the Harlem Woman's Club announced this week. Kaye is the daughter of the Rev. and Mrs. J.E. Cook and is a senior at Harlem High School.
The STAR student has selected Mary K. McDaniel of Harlem High School as her STAR teacher, because of the great contribution she has made to her scholastic development.
Pamela Miller was named STAR student of Evans High School, and chose Polly Hendrix as her STAR teacher.
Coach Clyburn Davis of Evans High, whose Knights were on the threshold of the Region 2-B North basketball tournament in Twin City Friday night, has suspended nine of his basketball players for disciplinary reasons.
"It's a bad situation," Davis said. "I don't want to even talk about it."
He declined to name the players, although he did say four were starters on the Evans squad that was to face the Waynesboro-Southeast Bulloch winner Friday night.
This year for the first time, the Martinez Jaycees will sponsor an outstanding citizen award for the Martinez-Evans area, according to Bill Jackson, chairman of the Outstanding Citizens Award.
"There is no particular age limit on persons nominated," Jackson said. "Both men and women are eligible."
Citizens of the community are urged t nominate people who have been outstanding, productive and unselfish.
Another Augusta lawyer, William C. Calhoun, has become the second man to announce intentions to seek the post of solicitor general of the Augusta Judicial Circuit, comprising the counties of Columbia, Richmond and Burke.
The other announced candidate is William G. Schafer. Both men plan to seek the post now held by the incumbent George H. Hines, who has announced that he does not plan to seek re-election.
Marvin Methodist Church will formally open its new library, the Bonnie Gray Library, Feb. 21, 1968, according to the pastor, the Rev. Richard T. Frazier.
There will be a covered-dish supper followed by a brief dedication and a presentation of the materials that are available.
Columbia County commissioners have approved the creation of a countywide recreation program, one that will give most every child an opportunity to participate in some type of supervised recreation program.
Commissioners also approved the creation of a five-man Board of Zoning Appeals. This group will function as a body to study any appeal made by citizens dissatisfied with the decision of the Columbia County Zoning and Ordinance Committee.
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