As reported 44 years ago in The Columbia News, Aug. 18, 1960:
Harlem High School's new coach, Jesse Finch, announces the beginning of football practice this week.
Coach Finch formerly lived in Glennville, where he received his secondary education. He is a graduate of the University of Georgia. Later he served four years in the U.S. Air Force, where he coached baseball and the Misawa Jets of Japan in football.
Mr. and Mrs. Earl T. Hensley celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at a family dinner party at their home in Grovetown. Children of the couple who were present were Mrs. Curtis Jenkins and family, Mr. Henry P. Hensley and family and Mrs. Emory Lewis and family.
Mr. and Mrs. Willie O. Lewis celebrated their 50th anniversary July 31, 1960.
Their children, Mrs. F.W. Crook, Mrs. Henry Hensley of Grovetown, Mrs. Alex Richardson, Mr. W.E. Lewis of Evans; and Mrs. Henry Shaffer of Atlanta entertained with a lovely reception at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W.E. Lewis of Evans.
Youth hurt in fall
Joe David Albert of Grovetown escaped injury due to the alertness of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Griffin of Harlem, and Jerry Pearson and Jimmy Tankersley of Appling.
Joe David climbed a power pole at Smith Dairy Queen restaurant and came in contact with 4,600 volts of electricity. When this occurred the area around Joe David lit up like a Christmas tree and he fell to the ground.
It was thought that Joe David was dead when he hit the ground, but due to knowledge and calmness on the part of Bill Griffin and Jerry Pearson, his mouth was pryed open and they began mouth-to-mouth respiration, which enabled him to breathe again, and saved his life.
The National Safety Council of America recently gave Berton Anderson of Grovetown an eight-year safe driver award. Anderson is a mail carrier from the Grovetown Post Office.
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