As reported 51 years ago in the pages of The Columbia News, Thursday, Sept. 20, 1956:
Commissioner T.V. Williams of the State Revenue Department revealed this week that the August activities of the department against manufacturers of moonshine in Georgia had resulted in the arrest of 254 persons and the destruction of 185 stills.
During August, 126,666 gallons of mash were destroyed, along with 3,591 gallons of moonshine. Also, 29 automobiles were seized.
Johnnie Gregory, son of Eunice Gregory of Martinez and Cecil E. Gregory of Warrenville, S.C., recently was promoted to specialist third class while serving at the Tokyo Quartermaster Center in Japan.
Gregory is a military policeman in the center's 586th Quartermaster Company. He entered the Army in May 1954 and completed basic training at Fort Jackson, S.C.
Farm Bureau day
Thursday, Sept. 20, 1956, is Farm Bureau Day in Columbia County. A big countywide barbecue is being held on Thursday evening beginning at 6 p.m.
According to W.R. Tye, membership chairman, the barbecue is free to all who are members for 1957, and the 1957 membership card is the ticket for two people.
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