As reported 49 years ago in the pages of The Columbia News, Thursday, January 29, 1959:
Bill would make Grovetown a city
The town of Grovetown will become a city with full municipal powers, under provisions of a bill introduced in the General Assembly by Rep. Glenn S. Phillips, of Columbia County.
The bill (HB 95) will repeal the 1909 act establishing Grovetown as a town, and it will also write a complete and modern city charter.
Under the bill, the mayor and council will continue in office until an election the first Wednesday in December of 1959. The city will be governed by a mayor and four councilmen. The new governing body will take office the first January in 1960.
Harlem Rotary club members quizzed
Everett Judd, Harlem Rotarian, led the club members in a Rotary information quiz at the Monday night meeting held a the Harlem community club house.
President LeGrand Van Keuren welcomed visiting Thomson Rotarians Bob Knox, Ed Maxwell, Jack Smith, Perrow Jones, Dan Brewster, Joe Garrison, Bob Wilson and Weldon Neal. Miss Evelyn Hatcher, club pianist, entertained the Rotarians with various selections.
Service guild meets
The Wesleyan Service Guild met at the church Monday night with Mrs. Rheney and Mrs. Carter, hostesses to 14 members present and one new member present.
At the close of a short business session presided over by President Sara Dunn, the devotional was given by Mrs. Evelyn Stokes with Scripture taken from Matthew 28:16-20 and Acts 1:6-8.
After roll call, dues were collected and minutes were read from previous meetings. Miss Mamie Alley presented the programs using the subject "Rekinding the Gift."
Refreshments were served during the social hour.
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