As reported 51 years ago in the pages of The Columbia News, Thursday, April 19, 1956:
James E. Sayer, field deputy of the Georgia Department of Labor, will be at the Appling Court House on Monday, April 23, 1956, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to discuss the amendment to the Employment Security Law. The amendment, which became effective Jan. 1 of this year, is applicable to employers of four or more workers.
Commissioner of Labor Ben T. Huiet said the field deputy will be sent to Appling to assist necessary employers and to furnish any other information related to the Employment Security Program.
Marine in exercise
"Operation Mauka," the first full-scale assault by Marines of the First Provisional Marine Air-Ground Task Force, was marked with landings on Barking Sands, Kauai, from sea and air shortly after dawn on April 7.
Sgt. William S. Newman Jr., son of Sim Newman of Harlem, participated in this exercise with the 3rd Battalion, 4th Regiment.
Heart fund goal is exceeded
Proceeds of the 1956 Heart Fund Drive in Columbia County totaled $508.05, exceeding the goal of $504.00 set for the county, according to an announcement made by Miss Emily Beebe, chairperson of the drive.
The total contributions from each community were: Appling, $60.91; Evans-Martinez, $113.24; Grovetown, $27.70; Harlem, $235.79 and Leah-Winfield, $70.41.
Community Chairman for the drive were Mrs. Sam Crawford, Appling; Mrs. T.J. Herrington Sr., Evans-Martinez; Mrs. Robert Mayo and Mrs. D. A. Bullard, Leah-Winfield; Mrs. Otis Johns, Grovetown, and Mrs. Francis Tracy, Harlem. Mrs. Bud Crawford of Harlem serves as Treasurer for the fund.
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