As reported 50 years ago in the pages of The Columbia News, Thursday, April 14, 1955:
Harlem wins honors
For the second year in succession, Harlem High School has been victorious in having made the highest number of points in the District Meet which was held in Social Circle on March 8, 1955. This calls forth much commendation because in many instances the competition was against older and more advanced students from 12-grade schools in larger communities. Harlem is proud of these fine students who have shown up so well in the work they have pursued this school year.
First-place winners include Richmond Harriss in boys essay; Carolyn Cagle, Jane Whitaker, Joyce Murray and Joy Belle Connor in debate; and William Smith in declamation.
Miss Ann Eubank, bride-elect of James Edgar Parker Jr. of Ludowici, was honoree at a luncheon Saturday given by a group of friends at the "Pine and Pheasant" in Cordele. She was presented a dainty gift of lingerie as a memento of the occasion.
New census areas
Vincent M. Thropp, a member of the U.S. Census staff, is in Columbia County to consult with county officials and solicit their ideas in regard to the proposed census areas in Columbia County.
The state of Georgia has been selected as the first Southern state in which areas, known as "county census divisions," are being established. Columbia County has been divided into three divisions: Appling, 2,400 population in 1950, 270 farms; Evans, 3,100 population, 200 farms; and Harlem, 4,025 population, 310 farms.
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Nash announce the birth of a daughter at Camp Gordon Hospital on Tuesday, April 5, 1955, who has been given the name Barbara Sue.
Congratulations are extended with every good wish for the baby.
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