As reported 44 years ago in the pages of The Columbia County News-Times, Thurs-day, Feb. 2, 1961:
Federal agents this past week made a daylight raid pay off with the arrest of four Columbia County men, apprehended at a 2,000 gallon whiskey still.
Destroyed along with the still were 2,000 gallons of mash and 75 gallons of whiskey. A pickup truck was confiscated.
Officers said the mash was being cooked in two 1,000-gallon tanks. One tank was being cooked when the 4:15 p.m. raid was made.
A spokesman for the FBI said the still had been in operation for about six weeks.
Civil Defense meeting
Representatives of the Provost Marshall General's School at Fort Gordon presented a most informative program, including films, on Civil Defense for Family Survival at the home of Mrs. Al Nagy in Grovetown on Jan. 26, 1961.
The program included types of family shelters and the cost of building; the newest forms of preserving water for long periods of time; and dehydrated foods for use in shelters.
Other new items presented were the electric signalling device indicating an attack; the instrument measuring the amount of radioactive fallout in the air following an atomic attack; and a recharge box for the fallout instruments.
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