As reported 49 years ago in the pages of The Columbia News, Thursday, Dec. 25, 1958:
Schools to receive $26,146 from Feds
The Columbia county school system will soon receive $26,146 from the federal government as part of a $41,014.40 payment, which the government will pay for students of parents who work at or live on a federal project.
School superintendent John P. Blanchard said that the funds are not a loan and are granted on an application submitted to the U.S. Office of Education. The money will be used for purchasing equipment, transportation costs and maintenance, but it cannot be used for building purposes.
Grovetown to get new charter
Columbia County Rep. Glenn S. Phillips announced this week that he intends to introduce a bill in the General Assembly to incorporate the city of Grovetown. Phillips announced his intentions in a Notice of Proposed Legislation printed in this week's Columbia News.
The proposed bill would repeal the act incorporating the town of Grovetown and create the new charter for the municipality. The bill would further provide for a municipal government, define territorial limits, provide for a mayor and council and define their powers and duties.
The bill would supersede the legislation incorporating the town of Grovetown, which was approved Aug. 16, 1909.
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