As reported 48 years ago in the pages of The Columbia News, Thursday, August 15, 1957:
Man is injured in home collapse
J. H. Woody suffered an accident in his home on Trippe Street in Harlem on Monday when some of the construction work being done on his home fell on him.
Although he did not appear to be seriously injured, Woody was rushed to an Augusta hospital to ascertain the extent of his injury and to administer treatment.
Teachers allowed sick leave
The state has allotted paid sick leave to Georgia teachers starting this school year.
The teachers are allowed two days per year for sick leave. The state will allow $50 per teacher per school term to hire substitute teachers on these days. Formerly, teachers had to pay for substitutes out of their own pockets.
Highway deaths fall
The traffic death toll in Georgia has shown a downward trend in the first seven months of the year, Georgia Department of Public Safety reported.
Compared with the death toll for the first seven months of last year, there were 115 fewer deaths this year. The totals for January through July of last year and January through July of this year were 644 and 529, respectively.
Of the 529 deaths this year, 456 were in rural areas and only 73 were urban accidents.
Bridge Club meeting
The Mother's Bridge Club met on Thursday at 3:30 in the home of Gerald Carter.
Due to conflicting engagements, many of the regular members were not present. However, new guests filled the attendance gaps.
After several progressions of bridge, Wade Bedingfield received the high score.
Carter served the players peach sundaes with nuts and colored mints.
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