As reported 33 years ago in the pages of The Columbia News and The Martinez-Evans Times, July 21, 1971:
Aubrey V. Shaw of Martinez has been elected secretary of the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants. He has served formerly as director of the 2,000-member society and president of the local chapter.
He and his wife, the former Madge Fry of Clarkesville, Ga., reside with their daughter, Kimberly Ann, in Martinez.
The Martinez Twins, coached by James Cason and Tommy Williamson, won the 1971 Minor League Championship with a record of 11 wins and one loss. The Twins also won the championship in 1970.
A new sign has been erected at the site of the Columbia County Exchange Club Park. The nearly completed baseball park is located on Belair Road in Evans, just across from Bel Air Elementary School.
Columbia County citizens in the Reed and Crawford creek areas will be advised of the availability of sewage service when they receive next month's water bills.
According to Commissioner A.R. "Ted" Lane, tentative fees are $150 for tapping the line. Sewage bills are to be $1 per month plus half of the water bill. Sewage bills will be no more than $5 per month or less than $2.50.
New bank headquarters
The Bank of Columbia County began banking operations in new facilities beginning July 19, 1971, at 220 North Louisville Road in Harlem.
E.D. Clary Jr., chairman of the board of directors, said the new facilities and operations continue to provide the modern full-service banking to Harlem, Columbia County and surrounding areas.
Disadvantaged school children in Columbia County will benefit from three special programs under Title 1, ESEA, during 1971.
Funds under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act are distributed locally on the basis of the number of school-age children from families with annual incomes less than $2,000.
New pastor named
The Rev. Francis Ford is the new pastor of the Grovetown-Lewis Memorial United Methodist churches, succeeding the Rev. Paul Davis, who is now pastor of Trinity United Methodist Church in the Gainesville District.
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