As reported 48 years ago in the pages of The Columbia News, May 7, 1959:
Boat rules revised
In an intensive campaign to reduce accidents and drownings on the Clarks Hill Reservoir, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has recently revised rules and regulations governing public use of the big lake and is currently "cracking down" on violators, said Col. R.C. Bahr, the district engineer from Savannah.
In 1958, five people drowned in separate accidents at the reservoir.
Couple weds after delicate surgery
Airman First Class William Davis of Grovetown took Valerie Gurney of England as his bride recently after the young couple had to wait for several months while Miss Gurney underwent delicate heart surgery.
The new Mrs. Davis underwent the operation in November after doctors told her she might die unless a hole in her heart was repaired. After six weeks of convalescence, during which her life hung in the balance, doctors said she was well enough to marry.
Evans needs a win
Evans High School's Black Knights of Columbia County moved within one game of the Region 6-C baseball championship in Monticello, Ga., on Monday afternoon by downing Monticello 6-1 in the opener of a three-gamer series to decide the title.
The second game will be played Wednesday afternoon at Jennings Stadium in Augusta at 3:30 p.m.
Held to only three hits, the Knights put them all together with two walks and a Monticello error in the sixth inning for five runs.
Bill Rivers went the distance for Evans and gave up only four hits.
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