Looking Back – March 17


Sears Roebuck and Co. withdrew its motion for a judge to halt construction of Hotel Indigo in downtown Columbus but continued to seek monetary damages from Columbus Commons LLC for mall and related development it contended would hurt its retail business.


The first Cummins B Series engine rolled off the production line at the newly re-opened Midrange Engine Plant at Walesboro.


In an attempt to make dairy farming more profitable, about a half dozen local members of National Farmers Organization participated in a nationwide protest by dumping more than 100 gallons of milk.