As reported 40 years ago in the pages of The Columbia News, Thursday, Nov. 12, 1964:
Beer on county line
The sale of beer is still prohibited in Columbia County, but it is as close at hand as it can possibly get.
A petition to rezone property on the county line on Washington Road from "business and agricultural" to "neighborhood business" in order to permit the sale of beer was granted to Harry and Herbert Joe, owners of the 7-11 Minit Store in Martinez.
The county line comes directly through the store building. Two-thirds of the building is in Columbia County, and one-third is in Richmond County. Beer sales will be made in the portion of the store that is in Richmond County.
Harry Joe said, "We're going to sell six-packs and cases of beer just like we sell ketchup. Nothing is going to be consumed on the premises. There's not going to be a juke-joint or honky-tonk there. Beer is sold over the bar across the street from us and has been for many years."
Gloria Coleman was selected as homecoming queen for Evans High School. She was crowned by the 1963 queen, Sandra Fleming, now a freshman at Georgia Southern College.
Libby Swint, Harlem High School's homecoming queen, was crowned by 1963 Harlem queen Margy Lucky, now a freshman at Emory University.
Truck name needed
Robert Sanders and George Brewton of the Martinez Pharmacy are asking everyone to put on their "thinking caps" and help them out.
The pharmacy's old delivery truck was incurable and had to be replaced. Now Robert and George want to find an original name for their new white delivery truck.
A contest will run for the next four weeks to "Name the Truck," and a $10 gift certificate will be awarded for the most original and appropriate name.
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