As reported 43 years ago in the pages of The Columbia News, Thursday, January 11, 1968.
Two more schools have been added to the Speech Correction Program, which began three years ago and originally served five county schools.
Harriet McKnight serves as the county speech therapist. She treats speech impediments, including defects of articulation, stuttering problems, voice disorders, and delayed language.
"It is the hope of the Board of Education that the program will be extended to provide its services to all the children in Columbia County," said John Pierce Blanchard, superintendent of schools.
Systems join forces
Superintendent John P. Blanchard has announced that Columbia County will be uniting with McDuffie, Lincoln and Wilkes counties to hire five subject specialists to inspect and improve the quality of education in the four counties.
This Educational Services program will be headquartered in Lincoln and financed by the state Board of Education.
The 1967 Amendments to Social Security Law open the option of Social Security to many Americans.
J.S. Trowbridge, district manager of the Augusta Social Security Office, announces that he intends to find those people located in the Augusta area and instruct them in filing for benefits.
Mrs. Al Nagy, chairman of the Flowering Tree Committee of the Columbia County Beautification Program, has announced that a shipment of Dogwood and Redbud trees had arrived. She also asks to receive orders for Crape Myrtles through Jan. 17, 1968.
Planting flowering trees is a big part of the Beautification Program. Nagy explains that if everyone would plant flowering trees, we would have a beautiful community overnight.
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