As reported 37 years ago in The Columbia News, Thursday, March 6, 1969:
Buffalo at ranch
Five buffalo are residing in a four-acre, fenced-in pasture owned by their caretaker, Larry Graham, on Wrightsboro Road across from Bellview Memorial Gardens.
Four of the five buffalo are cows, and the male buffalo, named Bill, is approximately 6 feet at the shoulders and weighs 2,000 pounds. According to Graham, two of the cows were bought from Wichita Falls Reserve in Oklahoma last August, whereas the other two cows were purchased from a reserve near Charlotte, N.C.
Graham invites the public to visit his pasture to get a glimpse of the buffalo, in addition to his sheep, turkeys, goats and a Texas longhorn steer.
Last week, the Harlem Jaycees and Jaycettes held their annual awards banquet at the Harlem Women's Club. Ned Young, a past national director of the Georgia Jaycees, attended as the guest speaker.
At the event, E.G. Meybohm was awarded the Distinguished Service Award by the Jaycees because of his outstanding contributions to the Jaycees and the community.
Mrs. Jule Hatcher was awarded the Jaycettes Distinguished Service Award because of her numerous years of service to her community and her participation in school, community and church activities.
Also receiving an award was Guy Fleming Jr., a newly elected member to the Columbia County Board of Education. Fleming received the Outstanding Citizen Award, which is an award presented by the Jaycees to a person above the Jaycee age that has made outstanding contributions to the community.
Harlem Baptist Church will be holding revival services March 9-14. On Sunday, the service will begin at 7:30, and the weekday services are at 12:05-12:35 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Dr. R. J. Robinson, the pastor of First Baptist Church in Augusta for 16 years, will serve as the revival minister.
Robinson, an All-American basketball player at Baylor University, received his theological training at Southwestern Seminary (B.D. and Th.D degrees), Temple University (S.T.M.) and the University of Edinburg. Howard, Payne College and Mercer University have honored Dr. Robinson with D.D. degrees.
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