As reported 50 years ago in The Columbia News, April 15, 1954:
A gang of burglars, who have been operating in three other counties besides Columbia County, have been apprehended and six suspects have been placed in the Richmond County Jail.
It is said that two Camp Gordon soldiers were taken in the roundup of the gang, one of whom is mentioned as living in Harlem.
A partial list of the stolen property includes a TV set, five outboard motors, five vacuum cleaners, a shotgun and rifle, undertaker's shrouds and building supplies.
Harlem beats Appling
The Harlem baseball team walked away with the Appling Angels in the last half of the ninth inning, 4-3.
Appling pitcher L.E. Morris was lifted from the game in the last half of the ninth inning when he walked two batters. Aubrey Crawford, relief pitcher for Appling, allowed the tying runs and winning runs to cross over the plate after a hit, a walk and an error.
The Columbia County Farm Bureau will sponsor a Queen and Talent Show at Appling School House April 19, 1954, according to Mrs. T. Albert Dozier. There will be no admission fee and the public is invited.
The County Queen will receive $15 and a chance to compete in the District contest. An award of $5 will be given to the runner-up.
Harlem wins trophy
Harlem High School won the Class C 10th District Literary Meet at Social Circle on April 9, 1954, in competition with some 20 other schools in this district. Harlem was the only 11-grade school in the competition.
First-place winners for Harlem included Betty Connell, Janice Watkins, Jackie Eubank, Joy Conner, Joyce Murray and India Kelley.
"Parade of Flowers" will be the theme of the annual flower sponsored by the Harlem Women's Club.
The show is under the direction an planning of the Garden Division of the Club.
Visitors are invited whether members or not. A 25-cent entrance fee will be charged to non-members.
Jones in Korea
Army Maj. Robert F. Jones, whose wife, Margaret, lives in Martinez, recently joined I Corps in Korea.
The corps, one of three in the Eighth Army, coordinates an intensive post-truce training program for United Nations units under its control.
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