As reported 39 years ago in the pages of The Columbia News, Thursday Jan. 18, 1968.
Funds approved for Mistletoe Park
Congressman Robert G. Stephens Jr. announced that a grant by the Department of the Interior for development of Mistletoe State Park on the Clark Hill Reservoir in Columbia County is approved.
Mr. Stephens said that $238,936 will be provided for funding the construction of bath houses, a visitor center, a playground, and other facilities.
The state will then match the federal grant on a dollar-for-dollar basis with funds given through a bond issue.
The combined money of $477,972 will be used to construct a bath house/visitor's center, two comfort stations, picnic facilities, tackle box, boat docks, nature trials and maintenance buildings.
Wilson gets his lieutenant's bars
David T. Wilson, the 20-year-old son of retired Army 1st. Sgt. and Mrs. Arnold L. Wilson Jr., of Martinez, was commissioned an Army second lieutenant after graduating from the Infantry Officer Candidate School in Fort Benning, Ga.
During the 23-week course, he was trained in leadership, tactics of small infantry units and use of infantry weapons.
Two groups seek petitions for bank
Two groups recently announced the opening of banking firms in the Martinez area last week.
John F. Hardin, Allie M. Gray, William M. Wolf, Alvin Postell, Marion T. Gray and Francis Tracy petitioned for a charter to form a corporation under the name of Georgia State Banks.
L.A. Pollard Jr., John D. Eubank, Robert W. Pollard, Otis G. Cartledge Jr., Wilson O. Farr, Larry S. Prather, Raymond Wi. Bivens, Robert G. Dennis, J.H. Marshall Jr., Hartwell H. Morris and James G. Blanchard petitioned to be incorporated under the name of The Citizens Bank of Martinez.
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