As reported 36 years ago in The Columbia News, March 28, 1968:
An Appling man, C.E. Morris, received statewide recognition this month for his fishing feats.
Morris' picture was featured in the Georgia Game and Fish Magazine, showing his state record shellcracker, a 2 3/4 pound whopper taken from a private pond in the Appling area.
The Episcopal Church of Our Savior is asking for help in preventing further vandalism of the church's property on Columbia Road.
A letter from church officials reports that the church has been broken into several times in the past year. Since Christmas, 32 window panes have been broken out, and walls inside and outside the church have been covered in vulgar graffiti.
Last Thursday, and again Friday, someone entered the building and completely wrecked the nursery, tore up cribs, took toys and threw them all over the building and poured cleaning powder on floors and furniture.
Fort Gordon on TV
An eight-man survey team from ABC-TV met briefly with Army staff officers at Fort Gordon last week to make initial plans for two "Operation Entertainment" television shows to be shot here in May.
The shows will be aired nationally in September, and will feature well-known entertainers.
Harlem takes second
The Harlem High School Future Farmers of America land judging team won second place in the annual Little River Conservation District contest, held in Warren County.
Members of the Harlem team were Bobby Tankersley, Morgan Manuel, Chuck Anderson and Larry Moore.
The Evans FFA members placed fifth. Members of the Evans team were Donald Finch, Ronald Finch, Terry Newsome and Dwain Johnson.
Prizes totaling $68.50 were donated by the supervisors of the Little River District.
Army 1st Sgt. Willie G. Carroll, husband of Frances Carroll of Martinez, was assigned as first sergeant of Company B in the 4th Infantry Division's 124th Signal Battalion near Pleiku, Vietnam. He has been serving in Vietnam since November 1967.
Army Staff Sgt. Chester W. Rousey, husband of Vasta Rousey of Harlem, was assigned as a carrier repair team chief with the 98th Light Equipment Maintenance Company near Qui Nhon, Vietnam.
Army Staff Sgt. James W. White, husband of Wilma White of Martinez, was assigned as a supply sergeant in the 4th Transportation Command's Headquarters Company near Saigon, Vietnam.
Army Staff Sgt. Houghlon M. Woodham, husband of Barbara Woodham of Harlem, was assigned to the Eighth Field Army Support Command near Seoul, Korea, as a chemical inspector.
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