As reported in the pages of The Columbia News, Thursday, February 12, 1959:
Judge speaks to Harlem Rotary
Judge Grover C. Anderson, of Augusta, spoke to the Harlem Rotarians Monday night at the regular meeting of the club. Anderson told the group some of his early experiences in and around Columbia County.
Visiting Thomson Rotarians included Frank Hash, Wyck Knox, Bob Knox, Darrell Johnson, Monroe Kimbrel, Earl Lokey, Tom Harber, John Howell, Jim Yancey and Jim Hutcheson. D. Albert Howard was a visitor from Harlem.
Ladies from the Harlem Woman's Club who served the meal were Mrs. H.M. Verdery Jr., Mrs. R.E. Whiddon and Mrs. J.E. Cook. They were assisted by Miss Louise Verdery.
Evans couple's son buys weekly paper
Former state Highway Board Chairman Roy Chalker, of Waynesboro, announced last week the purchase of the Swainsboro Forest-Blade weekly newspaper. Chalker purchased the paper from W.E. Gray, editor and publisher since 1955.
He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. G.F. Chalker of Evans and has been owner of the Waynesboro True Citizen since 1945 and publisher of the Georgia Recorder, a statewide political publication, for the past two years.
Chalker will remain as editor and publisher of the Waynesboro newspaper. Bill Rogers, who has been editor and general manager of the paper at Waynesboro for the past four years, will be in charge of The Forest-Blade .
Harlem soldier in Gordon exercise
SFC Charles Tate, of Harlem, a member of the Signal Unit Training Group, participated in the Exercise "Lucky Delta," a mammoth Third U.S. Army command post exercise on Feb. 7-8 at Fort Gordon.
More than 4,500 men representing 43 Reserve, National Guard and active Army units took part in the exercise. It is designed to train commanders and staff members in the most advanced doctrines and techniques of combat.
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