As reported 50 years ago in The Columbia News, Thursday, June 12, 1956:
Columbia County last year produced 16,179 cords of pulpwood as Georgia again managed to better her record-breaking pace to run far ahead of all other Southern states, said Georgia Forestry Commission Director Guyton DeLoach.
According to figures recently released by the U.S. Forest Service, Georgia's record 3,760,000 cords harvested in 1955 were almost three times that produced by second-place Alabama, which failed to reach the 2 million cord mark.
Scouts to visit West
Twelve area Scouts from the Georgia-Carolina organization will join Explorer Scouts from Savannah on a three-week trip to New Mexico.
Explorer Scouts Lee Tracy, son of Mr. and Mrs. F.W. Tracy, and Tom W. Luckey, son of Mr. and Mrs. Marion Luckey, both of Harlem, will join the Augusta group. They will board a bus in Augusta for Savannah and will pick up other Scouts there. The destination will be Cimarron, N.M. Tommy Dozier, of Thomson, will be another Scout attending from the immediate area.
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