As reported 46 years ago in the pages of The Columbia News, Thursday, Nov. 20, 1958:
Sales tax collected
A total of $10,578 was reported during September in Columbia County in deposits of Georgia State Sales and Use Tax, it was announced this week by the State Department of Sales and Use Tax.
Deposits of other counties are as follows: Glascock, $5,546; Jefferson, $30,782; Lincoln, $8,066; McDuffie, $41,575; Warren, $8,858; and Wilkes, $21,857.
4-H trip winner
A 17-year-old Columbia County boy will board a Chicago-bound train at the Atlanta Depot Nov. 28, 1958, as a reward for his exceptional work and demonstrations in 4-H Club farm projects.
John Rhodes Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. John A. Rhodes Sr. of Martinez, is one of 31 Georgia delegates to the National 4-H Club Congress Nov. 30-Dec. 4, 1958, in Chicago. He won the trip for his livestock conservation project.
Young Rhodes is an outstanding athlete at Evans High School and also is active in many school organizations besides 4-H.
Appling Elementary School has won the attendance banner, which is awarded monthly by the county school superintendent's office. In order to win the banner, a school must have the highest monthly attendance of any school in the county.
Each school in the county has an attendance banner that is awarded to the room having the highest weekly attendance each Monday in chapel. Mrs. Guillebeau's room has won the Appling school banner twice; Mrs. Knox's room twice and Mrs. Blanchard's room once.
Schools competing for the county banner are Evans High, Harlem High, Grovetown and Appling.
Harlem downed Dearing in a doubleheader basketball game in Harlem on Friday night, the boys winning 66-59, and the girls 32-20, in Harlem's first basketball game of the season.
Big guns for Harlem's boys were Sandy Wells with 20 points, E.G. Meybohm with 17 and Johnny Morris with 11. Jack McCorkle and Dennis Washington tied for Dearing scoring honors with 16 points each.
Marlene Wheeless led Harlem in scoring 20 points, and Jean Hardy added 12. Rose Washington with 13 and Brenda Dupree with eight were Dearing's leading scorers.
Whiskey still arrest
Eddie Gibson of near Grovetown has been arrested for manufacturing whiskey after officers surprised him at a still Nov. 12.
Charlie Tudor, state revenue agent for this section, said Gibson was found working at a 50-gallon still near Grovetown. The still was constructed from a 50-gallon oil drum. Also at the site was 300 gallons of mash and two gallons of whiskey.
Aiding Agent Tudor was Columbia County Deputy Sheriff Ed Tankersley.
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