As reported 39 years ago in the pages of The Columbia News, Thursday, July 14, 1966:
Hospital gets grant
The Columbia County chapter of the National Foundation March of Dimes announced Saturday, July 9, 1966, a grant to the Department of Pediatrics of the Medical College of Georgia to establish a Special Treatment Center for children with birth defects.
Harlem county chairman J.E. Cook stated that the two-year grant totaling $64,000 was made possible by the work of volunteers in Georgia and South Carolina. The Center will be located in the Pediatric Section of the Medical College of Georgia's teaching facility, the Eugene Talmadge Memorial Hospital of Augusta.
Youth Corps hires 62
Sixty-two Columbia County youths are taking advantage of the recently approved Youth Corps Work Project, said Roger Dozier of Little River Community Action Committee.
To take part in the $69,633 work project, the youths had to meet qualifications of had to meet age, academic and family income requirements.
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