As reported 51 years ago in the pages of The Columbia News, Thursday, Nov. 10, 1955:
New Evans school building rushed
The Columbia County Board of Education has appealed to the state School Building Authority to expedite the construction of the Evans school, which is a part of the countywide school building program for Columbia County.
The old Evans Public School building was destroyed by fire on Oct. 11, 1955, which left approximately 659 pupils without an adequate facility.
Shortly after the fire on Oct. 11, a resolution was passed by the board, which pointed out the new Evans School and asked the State School Building Authority to give special preference to the letting and construction of the new school unit proposed for the Evans School District.
Cub Scouts enjoy mountain climb
Appling Den 1 of the Cub Scouts had an expedition to Graves Mountain in Lincoln County last Thursday. The cubs and their guests enjoyed the thrill of climbing the mountain and seeing the surrounding area from the pinnacle of the mountain.
Den Mothers Mrs. Andrew Anderson, Mrs. Jesse Cliatt and Mrs. James Mills chaperoned, and Bobby James, Kent and Andrea Anderson, Georgia and Keith Mills, Chris Dozier, Phil Blanchard and Bobo Martinovich went on the trip.
Cotton allotment set at 1,973 acres
According to an announcement by chairman of the Columbia County ASC Committee, Harry E. Blanchard, this year's cotton acreage allotment is set at 1,973 acres.
The chairman noted this year's allotment is less than last year's allotment of 2,189 acres.
The county's allotment is based on the planted acreage in the county during the five-year period of 1950 to 1955. Individual farm acreage allotments are based on the planted acreage during the three year period, 1953, 1954 and 1955.
The individual farm acreage allotments are now being computed in the county ASC office, and farmers should receive an official notification of this year's acreage allotment soon.
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