As reported 54 years ago in the pages of The Columbia News, Thursday, Nov. 8, 1956:
Jimmy McDaniel has been elected captain of the boys basketball team at Harlem for this season. Jimmy is the only returning player from last year's first string, since Robert Crawford moved to Evans. Carolyn Knox has been re-elected as captain of the girls' team. Carolyn is a transfer from Leah, where she played first string guard last year.
New suits and warm-ups have been ordered for both teams this year, and the gym is being sanded and a clear finish put on it.
The Harlem High teams will open the home season of the Evans Black Knights on Nov. 9, 1956. It will be the second game for Evans, who open their season in Gibson. It is the season opener for Harlem, and a large crowd is anticipated to fill the recently renovated Evans gymnasium.
Five students from Columbia County are attending Georgia Teachers College this fall. They are: Raymond E. Belue Jr., son of Mrs. Hazel Belue, of Harlem, and John Charles Hahaffey, son of Mrs. Beulah Broyles, of Martinez, freshmen; Eugene Daniel Baston, son of Mr. and Mrs. O'Neal Baston, of Evans, sophomore; and Clifford Allen O'Neal, son of Mr. and Mrs. G.B. O'Neal, of Martinez, and Patsy Joyce Powell, daughter of Mrs. C.P. Powell, of Grovetown, seniors.
Harlem FHA members are proud of winners in the Sewing Contest in the Exchange Club Fair in Augusta.
Rose Hardin won first place with her apron and second place with her skirt. Clare Davis won fifth place with her dress.
The Harlem chapter has invitations to visit the Dearing and Thomson chapters to tell the FHA'ers in those chapters how they won state degrees.
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