As reported 42 years ago in the pages of The Columbia News, Thursday, Oct. 14, 1965:
Students at Augusta Prep were treated to two interesting talks by guest speakers last week.
Wednesday morning, Rev. Harvey Huntley, of the Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, spoke to students on the importance of facing life's problems. Louis A. Gulley, former president of the Board of Trustees of Augusta Prep, addressed the student body Friday. He extended a cordial welcome to new students and gave a short history of the school.
The Student Council at APS met for the first time Friday afternoon and immediately started to map plans for the coming months. The Council, headed by President Bobby Wright, is currently organizing a sock hop for students and preparing for the annual Christmas dance.
Bennett gets award
Margie Bennett, Columbia County extension home economist since 1949, has been selected as one of three Georgians to receive the National Association of Extension Home Economics distinguished service award.
She will be honored at a convention in Kansas City, Mo., later this month.
"All who know her, love her," commented a state official upon placing Bennett's name in nomination for the award.
Bennett came to Columbia County after serving as home demonstration agent in Stephens County for four years. Before that, she was stationed in McDuffie County.
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