Fifty years ago today, September 15, 1967
Ex-Columbus policeman G. L. Buntin went on trial today, accused of two burglaries, which apparently netting nothing of value. Buntin is the first of 13 former policemen facing trial on burglary or larceny charges.
Columbus will be given the number one priority in Georgia for any major extension of the interstate highway system following completion of the present interstate network in 1972, the State Highway department said Thursday. Emory Parrish, assistant highway director, said the state will work with Alabama and federal officials in selecting the route if and when new interstate work is authorized.
Reagan Gets Nod
The Columbus Area Republican Women’s Club has endorsed Gov. Ronald Reagan of California for the Republican presidential nomination in 1968, although Reagan has not yet declared himself a candidate.