As reported 44 years ago in the pages of The Columbia News, July 21, 1960:
Blanchard to senate
N. Vernon Blanchard, candidate for state senator from Columbia County, is making a door-to-door campaign. Blanchard is a member of Damascus Baptist Church, a deacon, Sunday school superintendent and graduate of Augusta Law School. He is a World War II veteran and operates a business in Leah.
Blanchard said he will work for open segregated schools in Columbia County, more money for rural roads and a teacher pay raise.
Harlem teens on TV
Members of Harlem Teen Town were on WJBF-TV last week on the Top Tune Dance Party.
Harlem teens attending included Pat Blanchard, Peggy McFerrin, Leonard Tankersley, Claudia Tucker, Bob Morris, Paulette McGahee, Gary Hardy, Jackie McNair, Durward Boyd, Charlene Poss, Donny Whitaker, Betty Dill, Charles Reeves, Mary Whitaker, Mike Judd, Marjorie Luckey, Edgar Clary, Julia Dunaway, Ricky Albert, Scarlette Reynolds, Joe David Albert, Fay Reynolds, Dan Corley, Carol Crawford, E.G. Meybohm, Carolyn Knighton, Chuck Cliatt and Diane Turner. Janet Milford and Bubber Milford of Evans also participated.
This was a Bermuda short and sock-hop. The winning couple of the dance contest was Ricky Albert and Scarlette Reynolds.
There also was a contest for the boy with the nicest legs, won by E.G. Meybohm.
Columbia County School Superintendent John Pierce Blanchard has branded as "untrue" a story in the May 19, 1960 issue of The Atlanta Journal stating that he had intended to run against congressman Paul Brown if Brown did not retire.
Blanchard, who quit the congressional race because of his physical condition, said he "did not make such a statement to anyone."
A new 50-star U.S. flag was presented to Brownie Troop No. 88, Girl Scouts, recently in the high school auditorium in Grovetown by Orlin K. Fletcher Post No. 3200, Veterans of Foreign Wars.
George Bullard of the Winfield 4-H Club has earned a place on the state land judging team.
This accomplishment entitles Bullard to membership in the Master 4-H Club of Georgia. He will go to Oklahoma City next April with other members of the team to represent Georgia in the National Land Judging Contest.
Lions complete projects
The Evans-Martinez Lions Club, organized a few months ago, has recently completed two fund-raising projects. The club participated in the annual broom sale with proceeds totaling $400. The other project netted around $200.
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