As reported 39 years ago in the pages of The Columbia News, Thursday, Nov. 20, 1968:
Appling Elementary School has won the attendance banner which is awarded monthly by the county school superintendent's office. In order to win the banner, a school must have the highest monthly attendance of any school in the county.
Each school in the county has an attendance banner that is awarded to the room having the highest weekly attendance each Monday in chapel. Mrs. Guillebeau's room has won the Appling school banner twice; Mrs. Knox's room twice and Mrs. Blanchard's room once.
Schools competing for the county banner are Evans High, Harlem High, Grovetown and Appling.
Whiskey still arrest
Eddie Gibson of Grovetown has been arrested for manufacturing whiskey after officers surprised him at a still Nov. 12.
Charlie Tudor, state revenue agent for this section, said Gibson was found working at a 50-gallon still near Grovetown. The still was constructed from a 50-gallon oil drum. Also at the site were 300 gallons of mash and two gallons of whiskey.
Aiding Agent Tudor was Columbia County Deputy Sheriff Ed Tankersley.
Harlem downed Dearing in a doubleheader basketball game in Harlem Friday night, the boys winning 66-59, and the girls 32-20, in Harlem's first basketball game of the season.
Big guns for Harlem's boys were Sandy Wells with 20 points, E.G. Meybohm with 17 and Johnny Morris with 11. Jack McCorkle and Dennis Washington tied for Dearing scoring honors with 16 points each.
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