P.A. Wilson returned from Fairmont, W.Va., and resumed his old position with the Mills Printing Company.
Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Stevens returned from Decatur, where they placed Miss Ruby Stevens in Agnes Scott College. Before going to their home at Stevens Pottery, they visited Dalton.
R. Semmes Kell, who had been spending several days here with his brother, H.V. Kell, and at Sunny Side with his mother, Mrs. Blanche Kell, returned to his home at Tifton.
Henry Porter of Houston, Texas, arrived in the city and was the guest of C.D. Corbin and family. Mr. Porter was a former resident of Griffin and received a cordial welcome from his old friends and associates of former days.
From the Annals of 1960
Clifford B. Hutson of Griffin was awarded an associate in science degree from Southern Tech at Chamblee.
Robert Garland Hicks of Griffin was named to the spring quarter dean’s list at Georgia Southern College.
Miss Venia Chamlee and Miss Bertha Cunard, teachers at Griffin High School, were among 35 teachers of high school mathematics chosen to participate in the National Science Foundation Institute for high school teachers of mathematics being held at Emory University. The institute provided a seven-week program of study.
Grace Mosley of Griffin was named to the spring quarter dean’s list at Georgia State College for Women.
From the Annals of 1985
Alfred Evans, a junior from Griffin, was recognized during West Georgia College’s annual Honors Luncheon for being awarded the Harry S. Truman Scholarship. The scholarship carries a maximum annual award of up to $5,000 to cover tuition, fees, books and room and board.
George Thomas Mixon of Griffin and a student at Furman University was elected and initiated to Phi Beta Kappa, a national honorary scholastic fraternity. He was also elected to Omicron Delta Kappa, national honorary leadership fraternity.
Mrs. Myra Thomas, social studies teacher at Spalding Junior High II, was awarded a scholarship to attend the Taft seminar at the University of Georgia for two weeks in July.
Miss Alberta Blanton, Beaverbrook Elementary teacher, retired after 32 years. She was honored with a reception by the PTA at Beaverbrook.
From the Annals of 2000
Griffin Moose Lodge members J.W. Jackson and Mike Rudderham visited Spalding Health Care and Sunbridge nursing homes with Dapple the Moose Dog to give ball caps for Father’s Day.
Martin Bates, a rising fourth-grader at Jackson Road Elementary School, was awarded a certificate in recognition of his honesty and gift certificates to McDonald’s from the District Attorney’s Office for turning in $40 he found at school. Making the presentation were District Attorney William McBroom and Jackson Road Elementary School Principal Marian Dunn.
Bart Smith of Griffin earned an award for logging 500 hours in the American Quarter Horse Association Horseback Riding Program. Smith rides from the Circle B Ranch.
Timothy J. Whalen of Griffin Elks Lodge No. 1207 was formally installed as new leader of the Southwest District of the Georgia State Elks Association.
From the Annals of 2005
The Pike County Roadrunner Club was created by students to encourage healthy distance running with young people. The club competed in the Midnight Flight 10K road race in Anderson, S.C., and each runner placed in the top three in his or her age division. They were Abby Napier, 6, Katy Dawsey, 14, Kelsy Dawsey, 11, David Napier, 10, and Jordan Napier, 11.
Monroe Academy third-graders held the first assembly of the 2005-06 school year on the topic of National Eye Exam month. Each student designed posters to help illustrate the importance of taking care of your eyes. They also discussed the importance of eye safety.
Bre Andrews, a first-grader in Mrs. Crystal Long’s class at Futral Road Elementary, learns about bicycle and road safety on “13th Day.” “13th Day” is a special event day at Futral Road Elementary in which students get treated to special classes that are taught by subject specialists from the community.
Correctional Officer Reginald Mangham, with the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison, was named security employee of the quarter for July, August and September. He was presented a plaque by the prison’s warden, William Terry.