Ras Beck and Bill Terry, two of the best shots in the Spalding Grays, went to Atlanta to participate in the state shoot, which was held for the purpose of selecting 15 of the best marksmen in the state troops to go to Camp Perry, Ohio to participate in the national shoot.
A lovely event was the breakfast given by Mrs. Charles O. Jones in honor of Miss Kate Peurifoy, who was returned from Plant City, Fla., where she spent the winter. The attractive home was beautifully decorated with pink and white Cochet roses, pink and white sweet peas. The centerpiece for the breakfast table was a large plateau of double pink hollyhocks with a delicate tracery of green.
Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Thomas entertained delightfully with a lovely tea in honor of Dr. and Mrs. Willis Westmoreland, of Atlanta. The beautiful home was prettily decorated with quantities of roses and sweet peas in their delicate tints. In the drawing room white and lavender was the color scheme, in the hall and library pink and red were the colors used, and in the dining room pink was the prevailing color.
Invitations were issued by Mr. and Mrs. James Gilbert Mathews to the marriage of their daughters, Annie Lillian Weaver, to Mr. William Lee Nutt, and Sarah Lynda, to Mr. Paul Wilson Nolan, the double wedding taking place at the lovely country home of Mr. and Mrs. Mathews near Griffin.
From the Annals of 1960
Robert Burnett, 14, son of Mr. and Mrs. W.R. Burnett of Griffin, was presented his Eagle Scout Badge at Midway Methodist Church. Burnett was a member of the Brotherhood of Order of the Arrow. He was a member of Troop 10.
Jesse Ray Hicks of Griffin received a Bachelor’s Degree from Georgia Southern College at Statesboro. He was among the 53 students who received degrees.
Tommy Brisendine of Griffin, a 17-year-old Eagle Scout and member of Explorer Post Four, was selected as one of 12 Scouters in the United States to have breakfast at the White House with President Kennedy. Brisendine is the son of Mrs. A.T. Brisendine of Griffin.
Robert Henry Elrod, a student at Presbyterian College in Clinton, S.C., pledged to Sigma Nu fraternity at the college. He was a member of the freshman class. Elrod is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Elrod of Griffin.
From the Annals of 1985
Julielynn Thrasher of Griffin graduated with honors from Georgia Tech during the summer with a bachelor of science degree in management science. She also was named to the dean’s list at Tech for the summer quarter.
Carey Donald Griffin of Griffin graduated from Georgia Tech during the summer with a bachelor of science degree in industrial management.
Gregory Wayne Jester of Griffin graduated from the University of Georgia with a bachelor of arts degree during the summer.
Jerry Crowe, 22, of Griffin was among the legions of James Dean fans. Crowe won second place in a national James Dean look-alike contest in Indiana during the anniversary observance of Dean’s death. Crowe was born eight years after Dean was killed in an auto accident. He became fascinated with the movie personality through his films.
From the Annals of 2000
Howard and Linda Durham celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary with a repeating of their vows ceremony. The ceremony was held at Searcy Memorial United Methodist Church with the Rev. Brian Dale conducting. Family and friends were in attendance. A reception immediately followed the ceremony.
Beth Williams Kasulaitis and Al Kasulaitis celebrated their 17th wedding anniversary. They relaxed at home and enjoyed their children. They have twins, Katie Frances Kasulaitis and John Whatley Kasulaitis.
Simmie and Jewel Varnadoe celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. Their sons and daughters-in-law are Donald and Brenda Varnadoe, James and Peggy Varnadoe, Gary and Tina Varnadoe, Marty and Lynn Varnadoe and Milo and Jenna Varnadoe. Their daughter and son-in-law are Lisa and Anthony McDaniel.
Barbara and Bobby Peurifoy celebrated their 36th wedding anniversary. Their daughter and son-in-law are Michelle and Mark Crowley and their son and daughter-in-law are Robbie and Anne Peurifoy.
From the Annals of 2005
Amanda Jean Vaughn of Barnesville, daughter of Wayne Vaughn and Bobbi Spradley, graduated from Mercer University Southern School of Pharmacy. She received her doctor of pharmacy degree.
The following area students received diplomas at LaGrange College’s 174th commencement: Ansley Gayle Jones, Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree; Elizabeth Smith Todd, Master of Arts in Teaching degree; and Mitchell Blake Perkins, Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry degree.
Faculty and staff at Moore Elementary celebrated the retirement of kindergarten teacher Emily Basch with a Beach Basch.
Griffin Cinemas celebrated their grand opening by offering movies and popcorn for $1. All proceeds were donated to two local, worthwhile causes: The Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club and Stepping Stones Educational Therapy Center.