As reported 44 years ago in The Columbia News, Aug. 4, 1960:
Cubs win prizes
Harlem Cub Scouts Pack 60 recently held their Golden Jubilee Celebration at the Harlem Little League baseball field.
Receiving Golden Jubilee badges were Bill Griffin, Bobby Story, Donald McCurday, Gene Hair, Rodney Swift, Darrell Wells, Douglas Knighton, Gordon Suggus, Terry Carter, Donnie McGahee, Rickey Neal, Raymond Fulcher and Dennis Whitfield.
The Columbia County Political and Civic Club has announced that it is endorsing N. Vernon Blanchard, candidate for state senator, and W.R. "Billy" Tiller for state representative from Columbia County.
Officers of the club are M.H. Roper, president; Joe Means, vice president; C.C. Owens, treasurer; and J.C. Davitte, secretary.
The Harlem Housing Commission has selected F. Arthur Hazard as its architect for the 30 low-cost housing units to be built in the near future. Twenty-four of these units will be for Negro families and six units for white families.
The Housing Commission is now considering possible site locations for these units.
Two temporary chairmen were named at an organizational meeting of the East Georgia Chamber of Commerce in Washington.
John Wilson of Thomson and William Pope of Washington were named co-chairman of the organization, which is being formed to develop recreational and historical tourist attractions in the five-county area around Clarks Hill reservoir.
John Pierce Blanchard of Columbia County, who presided at the meeting, said the first task of the group is to hire a "good executive director" who will begin to promote the area for tourist and industrial development.
Counties represented at the meeting were Columbia, Lincoln, McDuffie and Wilkes. The fifth county, Warren, did not have a representative at the meeting.
Attending from Columbia County were Blanchard, J.H. Marshall, Jim Blanchard and W.E. Lewis.
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