As reported 36 years ago in The Columbia News, Aug. 15, 1968:
Bus driver retires
John Boyce Milford of Harlem is retiring as a school bus driver after having served 37 years in the Columbia County school system. A state regulation, as well as county policy, requires drivers to retire at age 65.
During these 37 years of service, Milford has worn out eight school buses, has used approximately 30,000 gallons of gas and 3,400 quarts of oil. He has worn out approximately 19 sets of tires and 37 batteries.
Milford has traveled approximately 300,000 miles, which is equivalent to 12 complete trips around the world, and has transported approximately 600,000 pupil passengers.
4-H'ers at conference
Mark Roper of Evans and Bobby Tankersley of Appling are two of 250 members from eight states who attended a 4-H Club Citizenship Course in the nation's capital.
Mark is the son of Mr. and Mrs. M.H. Roper. Bobby is the son of Mr. and Mrs. W.R. Tankersley.
Bronze Star awarded
Army SFC Vanis E. Johnson received the Bronze Star medal recently near Pleiku, Vietnam.
Johnson was presented the award for meritorious service in ground operations against hostile forces in Vietnam.
Johnson, whose wife, Man Hwa, lives in Grovetown, is a 1954 graduate of the Jacksonville (Fla.) School of Technology.
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