As reported 33 years ago in the pages of The Columbia News and The Martinez-Evans Times, Wednesday, Nov. 3, 1976:
Harlem jail opens
At a brief dedication ceremony, Harlem Police Chief David Wasp received the keys to the new Harlem City Jail from Mayor James Lewis. The $27,000 construction project opened to public inspection recently.
"I feel this is another step toward progress in Harlem," Lewis said.
The former police office at City Hall will be converted into the city clerk's office. City officials plan to hire a full-time jailer in the future to help handle emergency fire calls.
Dealer of the Year
Mr. and Mrs. George Kelley of Kelley Electric Co. of Martinez were named 1976 Dealer of the Year by the W.D. Alexander Co. of Atlanta, for selling Panasonic microwave ovens. The award was presented Sept. 20, 1976, in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
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