As reported in 44 years ago in The Columbia News, April 14, 1960:
New sawmill burns
Fire of unknown origin swept through the sawmill of Robert Pollard Sunday night around 10:30 p.m. Columbia County Forestry personnel were called to the scene of the fire but little could be done to save any of the equipment.
Estimated damage to the mill was not known at the time, but was probably a complete loss. Pollard stated he had just finished building the mill and that it had only been in operation for one day.
Second in dress contest
Mrs. Bill Griffin, winner of a local and 10th District dress-making and fashion show contest, placed second this week at the state contest held in Macon. Mrs. Griffin won $25 in cash and a guest register for the Harlem Women's Club which she represented.
Evans wins fifth
Evans High School rolled over Hephzibah Monday night at Jennings stadium by a 30-3 score. This was the second rout of the year by the Black Knights over Hephzibah, and gives Evans a 5-1 record.
Bo Rivers led the Evans batters with two doubles and a single in five trips to the plate.
Lonnie Morris of Appling has announced a turkey supper to be served at the Appling Community Center to raise funds for the Little League baseball team in Appling.
A musical program is being planned and will be presented in the auditorium.
New mail route
Clifford M. Partin of Harlem, with a bid of $1,836, has been named as low bidder for the new star mail route between Harlem and Warrenton.
Club to meet
A special meeting of all old and new members of the Columbia County Game and Fish Club will be held May 14, 1960, at the club site off Ridge Road. A barbecue supper will be served, priced $1.25 for adults and 75 cents for children.
Thomson High School's "T-Night" football game will be played on the Harlem High School field Friday at 8 p.m., closing spring drills for the Bulldogs. The Thomson field has been plowed for re-sodding, necessitating the move to Harlem.
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