As reported 36 years ago in The Columbia News, July 11, 1968:
Little League tourney
The Area Four Little League Tournament will be held by Columbia County's American League at the Harlem Little League Field from July 16-19, 1968.
Six teams from the CSRA will compete for the opportunity to represent Area Four in the Sixth District Tournament beginning the following week.
Arthur Maness of Grovetown was appointed tournament director. Working with him are Cleve Edmunds of the Harlem Jaycees, G.B. Pollard Jr., Durrell Morris, Thomas Huffman and Lloyd Wallace.
Umpires will be Bill Pitchard, Jerry Stokes, Jerry Pearson, Bill Griffin and Bud Carter. Official scorers will be Jim Hamilton and Don Thornhill.
Melvin Johnson of Louisville, Ga., has been appointed to the position as principal of Bel Air Elementary School for the 1968-69 school year.
Johnson is a native of Burke County and has served as a teacher at the Louisville Academy for nine years. He has also served as athletic director and head football, basketball and track coach.
Johnson is married to the former Ruth Goodin of Matthews, Ga., and has two children, Vic and Dawn.
Holcomb Verdery Jr., and agribusiness leader from Harlem, has been appointed county membership chairman of the Georgia Agribusiness Council for Columbia County.
Verdery said the council's goal would be to increase the county agribusiness income 25 percent over the next three years.
Col. Light at Prep
Col. Woodrow Light, former president of Gordon Military College in Barnesville, Ga., assumed the position of headmaster at Augusta Preparatory School July 1, 1968.
Light has been associated with Gordon since 1955, serving as professor of chemistry, vice president, dean and president. He had also been superintendent of the Barnesville City Schools.
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