Fifty years ago today, September 22, 1967
Gov. Lester Maddox said today he will await results of a Georgia Science and Technology Commission study before approaching the State Board of Regents with his proposal for establishment of a state medical college in Columbus.
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First ground was broken at noon today for construction in Phenix City of a $15 million Swift Manufacturing Co. plant which was hailed by one of the speakers as “one of the finest plants Alabama has been fortunate enough to get.”
Andersonville Prison Park and Cemetery as a major national historic and tourist site got a boost with the visit of Vincent Ellis, an official of the National Parks Service, the agency which will eventually administer the site. The historic Civil War site has been under jurisdiction of the Department of the Army for many years.