As reported 44 years ago in The Columbia News, June 9, 1960:
Milton B. Anderson of Dearing was winner of the free pig given away by the local Western Auto Store Saturday night.
The dressed pig was given in connection with the store's annual carload freezer sale, which was held during the weekend.
Lake land auction
The sale of some 11,000 acres of land from the Clarks Hill reservoir area on the Savannah River above Augusta has been tentatively set for late August or early September.
The acreage, declared surplus at the big government dam reservation, will be offered in public auction.
Sixty-seven tracts ranging from 20 to 400 acres each and totaling some 11,000 acres will go on the auction block. The major portion of the land is on the Georgia side of the river.
Sixty-five parcels, totaling 10,800 acres mainly in Lincoln and Elbert counties, will be sold on the Georgia side. Two tracts totaling 10 acres are in McCormick County, S.C.
Retail sales rise
Columbia County retail sales for the first quarter of 1960 increased $31,037 over the same period last year.
Retail sales in Columbia County for the first quarter of 1960 totaled $1,149,798 as compared with $1,118,761 for the same period in 1959, according to the Georgia State Chamber of Commerce report.
J.W. McNair of Harlem won second place in a recent grazing contest covering 27 counties. He has a herd of 250 white face Herefords that enjoy the 350 acres of Coastal Bermuda and Pensacola Bahia.
In addition to grazing, McNair has already cut 2,000 bales of hay this year. He was one of 15 Columbia County farmers to participate in the contest.
Little League tie
On Friday, June 3, 1960 at Grovetown, the Grovetown Red Sox and the Grovetown Dodgers played quite well and finished the game with a tied score of 17-17.
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