As reported 30 years ago in the pages of The Columbia News and The Martinez-Evans Times, Thursday, Feb. 18, 1976:
Two plan to run for office
Otis L. Hensley Jr., of Martinez, announced his candidacy for sheriff at a press conference on Feb. 13, 1976.
Hensley stressed the need for professionalism in the office of sheriff and said a professional law enforcement team is needed in Columbia County, one of the fastest-growing counties in the state.
David M. Widener, of Evans, has announced that he will seek the Democratic nomination to run for the seat on the Columbia County Board of Commissioners being vacated by Commission Chairman Jim Blanchard Jr.
Widener said the rapid growth of Columbia County makes it mandatory that we continue to establish sound fiscal policies for county government.
Name the park
The Columbia County Recreation Department is running a "Name the Park Contest." This is to rename Keg Creek Park. The park has recently come under the Recreation Department and a new outlook at the park is expected. The winner of the contest will be given a season of free camping at the park.
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