A delightful event was the theatre party at which Mrs. Ophelia Touchstone entertained in honor of Miss Nelle Drewry. Eighteen guests were entertained and after the matinee dainty refreshments were served at the home of Mrs. Touchstone.
Capt. W.R. Dawson, for many years one of the most popular and efficient passenger conductors on the Atlanta and Macon division of the Central of Georgia railroad, returned to his home in Macon to resume his run, after spending a few days with relatives and friends in this section.
J.T. Ross, of this city, brought to this office a curiosity in the shape of a beet which he grew in his garden. It was 17 inches long and weighed 8-and-a-half pounds, being one of the largest beets perhaps ever raised in this section. The curiosity of it was that it was shaped like a person, with arms, legs and body and it attracted the attention of everybody who saw it.
Col. R.J. Redding went to Atlanta to spend several days attending the boll weevil conference and visiting relatives.
From the Annals of 1960
Jimmy A. Price, son of Mrs. Mable Price of Griffin, completed his Navy “boot” training at Great Lakes, Ill., and was given a leave to visit Griffin. After his leave, he was scheduled to report to New Port, R.I., to continue his training in a Naval school.
Phillip N. English, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gus M. English of Milner, enlisted in the regular Army for three years. English is a 1960 graduate of Griffin High School.
Lt. Commander Winfred M. Harris, of Griffin, member of Naval Air Reserve Patrol Squadron 671, attached to Naval Air Station Atlanta, secured a navigational map of the Mediterranean area in preparation for his flight to NAS Rota, Spain, in a Navy P2V “Neptune” patrol bomber.
Army Pfc. Harold Queen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Garnett Queen of Griffin, received a safe driver award whole assigned to the 104th Transportation Company in Germany. Queen attended Griffin High School.
From the Annals of 1985
Elesia Bettina Jester was named to the president’s list at Grambling State University. She was inducted in Gamma Beta Phi honor society. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter L. Jester of Griffin.
Ed Henderson of Griffin was a member of the West Georgia College chess team which won the Georgia Collegiate championship during the inaugural contest.
John Johnson of Griffin was named to the dean’s list at the Baptist Bible Institute in Graceville, Fla. for the second semester.
Anne Barker and Emma Walker, both of Griffin, were initiated into the West Georgia College’s chapter of Phi Kappa Phi, national honor society.
From the Annals of 2000
Randolph W. Graham Sr. of Graham Realty was awarded the Accredited Buyer Representation designation by the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council Inc. of the National Association of Realtors.
The Georgia Department of Transportation named Gideon Henley Jr. as its routine-maintenance foreman in Pike County. The department has a crew of five working out of the headquarters in Zebulon. Henley had been employed by the DOT for 20 years.
Walter and June Collins celebrated their seventh wedding anniversary. Their plans were to travel to the Moon Palace Resort in Cancun, Mexico for a week. Their children are Ron and Jamie Smith and Eric Trice.
Craig and Crystal Jones celebrated their seventh wedding anniversary. Their children are Jamarcus, Christopher and Rashard. Mr. and Mrs. Jones were married at the Spalding County Courthouse.
From the Annals of 2005
Jacob Roberts of Griffin won a new bicycle in a drawing at the Spalding County Kiwanis Fair. The bike was donated by United Bank of Griffin.
Students in Mrs. Geraldine Roundfield’s first grade class at Atkinson Elementary School celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday by having a birthday party in honor of him.
Taylor Street Middle School students cheered and waved American flags, homemade banners and signs and displayed yellow ribbons as the chartered bus carrying troops from the National Guard 108th Cavalry-Troop E left town for training and eventual deployment to Iraq.
Taylor Street Middle School students competed in the annual spelling bee. School Champion was Samantha Tankersley, eighth grade, and runner-up was Kathryn Thacker, seventh grade.