As reported 51 years ago in the pages of The Columbia News, Thursday, June 20, 1957:
Bids will be opened in Savannah on June 28, 1957 by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for leasing of certain areas of land at Clarks Hill Reservoir for grazing and hay production purposes.
Eighteen tracts of land in three Georgia counties and one South Carolina county, varying in size from 51 to 376 acres, will be offered for five-year leases beginning July 15.
Mr. and Mrs. W.J. Beasley were honored on their 50th wedding anniversary recently with a barbecue dinner at the Winfield Community House given by their children. Friends and relatives gathered for the happy occasion.
Joe H. Marshall III, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Marshall of Evans, was an honor graduate of this year's class at the University of Georgia.
He was a campus leader, editor of a College of Agriculture publication, member of the Sphinx Gridiron Club, Aghon, ODK, Blue Key and X Club. Joe is planning to do graduate work at Cornell University.
4-H trip winner
Joe Dozier of Columbia County is a winner in the 1956-57 4-H Farm Business Project and will receive an all-expense-paid trip to the annual meeting of the American Institute of Cooperation at Fort Collins, Colo.
To win the trip, Joe was the highest scoring 4-H'er in Columbia County.
Knox wins bids
The State Highway Board has opened bids on some 30 new road projects in Georgia. The projects are located in 32 counties, including Columbia. Apparent low bids on the roadwork totals $5,172,999.44.
Among the Rural Roads Authority projects are these two for McDuffie and Columbia counties:
Grading and paving of 2.1 miles on the Thomson-Appling Road. Knox Brothers, Inc., of Thomson is the apparent low bidder at $19,666.50.
Grading and paving of 4 miles of the Harlem-Whiteoak Camp Ground Road. Knox Brothers is apparent low bidder at $36,192.97.
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