As reported 43 years ago in the pages of The Columbia News, Thursday, June 4, 1964:
Rangers stop fires
Four forest fires, all caused by lightning, were tamed early this week by the county Forestry Unit, according to Ranger Lonnie Morris.
Morris stated that the lightning storm, which preceded Monday's rain, set three fires on the property of John Ivey of Gibbs Road.
About five acres of timber were burned near Clarks Hill when lightning hit a tree and ignited it, Morris said.
No serious damage was caused in any of the fires.
Merit Awards given
On the night of May 28, American Legion representative Emily Yeck presented certificates of merit to seventh-graders of the Grovetown School with the highest scholastic standing.
The certificate recipients include: Kathy Branch, Teresa Nagy, Brenda Geisler, Brenda Borener, Kathy Smith, Ellen Hall, Beverly Edmunds, Larry Newman and Mike Baldwin.
Two military prisoners, who escaped from the Fort Gordon stockade, were captured in Grovetown Thursday.
One was captured in the home of Jerry Dill, and the other was caught near the Presbyterian church.
Informed sources said that one of the prisoners had been a visitor to a young military couple who occupy an upstairs apartment to the Dill home.
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