As reported 39 years ago in The Columbia News, Thursday, February 20, 1969:
Contract awarded on Bel Air School
The Columbia County Board of Education opened sealed bids for the construction of a new wing at the Bel Air Elementary School in a meeting held in Appling on Wednesday, Feb. 13.
William S. Jackson, chairman of the Columbia County Board of Education and county School Superintendent John Pierce Blanchard, announced that the Guy C. Smith Construction Co. of Augusta had the lowest base bid of $418,000. Construction should begin the week of Feb. 24, 1969.
Martinez Jaycettes plan street cleanup
The Martinez Jaycettes held their regular monthly meeting at the home of Glenda Jowers.
The business on hand consisted of plans to visit the patients at Gracewood State Hospital. They also decided to donate $25 to South Columbia Elementary School for the purpose of purchasing supplementary readers.
A tentative "Clean-up Campaign" in Martinez was also discussed for the near future. The clean-up will begin at the Richmond-Columbia county line and will extend to Abilene Baptist Church. This project, subject to Jaycee approval, would consist of removing various types of litter bordering Washington Road.
Legion Auxiliary member sees D.C.
Mrs. James K. Yeck of Grovetown recently returned from Washington, D.C., where she attended the 17th annual meeting of the Women's Forum on National Security. The Women's Forum on National Security represents more than 2 million women and its purpose is to inform, arouse, and activate public opinion in the various aspects of National Security.
Yeck is the national executive committeewoman of the American Legion Auxiliary Department of Georgia. She also serves on the National Foreign Relations Committee.
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