As reported 24 years ago in the pages of The Columbia News and The Martinez-Evans Times on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 1980:
A group of approximately 20 residents from Pineland Estates appeared before Columbia County commissioners Tuesday, Oct. 14, 1980, to complain about the construction of duplexes in their area.
C.E. Carter explained to the board that the group he represented believed there were protective covenants in effect until 1984, prohibiting the establishment of two-family residences in the subdivision.
Robert Cato, county planning director, said the county is not responsible for enforcing covenants. Commissioners suggested that the group obtain a lawyer and try to get a restraining order until the issue could be decided.
High School probe
The investigation of Harlem High School by the state Professional Practices Commission will get under way this week, according to James J. Carter, associate director of the PPC.
The Columbia County Board of Education adopted a resolution May 29, 1980, requesting the investigation.
The investigation will focus on the interworking relationships between the various groups involved, including students, parents, teachers, the school administration and others, Carter said.
Kroger to open
A new Kroger Superstore will open in Merchants Village Shopping Center on Columbia Road, Oct. 19, 1980.
"This new store will allow one-stop shopping to be a reality in this era of energy consciousness," said Patrick J. Kenny, the director of operations for Kroger in Georgia.
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