As reported 36 years ago in the pages of The Columbia News and The Martinez-Evans Times , Wednesday, Nov. 6, 1974:
In the General Election, the Democratic Party took many key positions from Republicans. In Columbia County, the vote was overwhelming for the Democrats.
George Busbee won the governor's office over Republican Macon Mayor Ronnie Thomson. Democrat Zell Miller won the lieutenant governor's position.
Democrat Ray Owens defeated Republican Dillard Watkins for the 77th District state House seat.
Beer sales begin
Columbia County commissioners voted 3-2 to set Nov. 12, 1974, as the opening date on accepting applications for beer and wine licenses. Licenses for retail sale of beer and consumption on premises will cost $200 per year. Licenses for off-premises consumption will cost $175 per year. A wine license costs $75 per year.
Concerned citizens form
An organizational meeting for concerned citizens of Columbia County will be held at Evans Baptist Church Nov. 14, 1974. Columbia County clergy proposed organizing the group to support openness and integrity in county government.
The Columbia County News-Times ©2013. All Rights Reserved.