As reported 26 years ago in the pages of The Columbia News and The Martinez-Evans Times, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 1980:
J. Pierce Blanchard has been promoted to vice president of the Georgia Railroad Bank and Trust Co.
A native of Harlem, Blanchard joined the bank in 1979, with responsibilities in corporate marketing.
Blanchard is a graduate of Georgia Southern College with a degree in business administration. He also is a graduate of the Georgia Banking School and the School of Banking of the South at Louisiana State University.
Conservationists tour desert farm
Julius Dozier, of Winfield, and G.B. "Jake" Pollard Jr., of Appling, were national winners in the 32nd annual Goodyear Conservation Awards Program.
The two were among 106 outstanding conservationists who toured a farm of desert-grown vegetables in Litchfield Park, Ariz., as part of a vacation-study trip in cooperation with the National Association of Conservation Districts.
Student artists awarded at Harlem
Five Harlem High School students have been named winners in the School Art Symposium, recently held at the University of Georgia in Athens.
Students throughout Georgia in grades K-12 participated in the two-day program. The winners representing Harlem High were Janet Edwards, Richard Germany, Becky Anderson, Ben Wells and Nathan Moore.
New tag decals available by mail
Columbia County Tax Commissioner Pierce Morris has announced that county residents may apply for their 1980 license tag decals by mail if requested by March 15, 1980.
Morris strongly urges all Columbia County residents not to wait until the last two or three weeks in March to renew their license plates. A three- or four-hour waiting line may greet residents if they fail to act early.
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