As reported 25 years ago in the pages of The Columbia News and The Martinez-Evans Times, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 1982:
New park opens
The Columbia County Recreation Department has a new park open. Reed Creek Park is open for the use of county residents. The park is located off Furys Ferry Road just past Reed Creek.
The park has a pair of lighted tennis courts, a basketball court, a pair of handball courts and a small playground. The park was developed through a grant from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, with the land donated by Glenn Maust.
Queen title quest
Janet Morris, a junior at Augusta College, is among a field of beauties vying for the honor of being chosen Miss Homecoming Queen of Augusta College 1982.
Morris comes from a pioneer family of Columbia County. She attended the public schools in Columbia County and graduated from Harlem High School in 1980. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Howard J. Morris of Appling.
School system changes calendar
Adjustments to the 1982 school calendar were approved by the Columbia County Board of Education at its regular meeting Feb. 9, 1982, in Appling. Three school days were lost to severe weather conditions in January.
Two staff development days, March 1 and May 3, will be added as school days for students. The other class day already has been made up. The length of the school year and graduation day have not been altered, according to Superintendent Don Thornhill.
There will be some administrative changes for 1982-83. John Eckenroth, principal of Grovetown Elementary School, will be installed as the new principal of Harlem Middle School. Wayne Hardy, assistant principal of North Columbia Elementary School, will replace Eckenroth.
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