Rev. R.F. Smith, of Locust Grove, one of the best known Baptist preachers in Georgia, was in the city and received a cordial welcome from his Griffin friends.
Our old friend John D. Holman not only received our congratulations at being named census enumerator for Griffin, but also announced as candidate for county commissioner. Honors and offices come fast then they come.
Cols. Beck, Flynt, Daniel, Cleveland, Goodrich, Patterson and Harben were Griffin lawyers in attendance at the opening of Pike superior court in Zebulon.
Henry Banks, of LaGrange, was in the city figuring on a new front, walls, ceiling and floor for Charlie Sanders’ barber shop.
From the Annals of 1960
Jerry B. Henderson, boilerman fireman, USN, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward E. Henderson of Griffin, left Long Beach, Calif., aboard the destroyer USS Aldred A. Cunningham for duty in the Western Pacific.
Dana Ray Lewis, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.R. Gatlin of Griffin, enlisted for three years in the regular Army. He was sent to Fort Jackson, S.C., where he received eight weeks of basic training.
Clifford B. Hutson of Griffin was awarded an Associate in Science degree from Southern Tech at Chamblee.
Judy Scott of Griffin completed a three-day Arts Festival at LaGrange College in LaGrange. Miss Scott lived in a dormitory at the college and attended work groups in art, jewelry making, folk dancing, singing, good grooming and fashion modeling.
From the Annals of 1985
Marine Lance Cpl. Robert G. Daniel, son of Thomas A. and Judy A. Daniel of McDonough, was participating in exercise Team Spirit 85. The month-long exercise was a combined exercise involving the military forces of the United States and the Republic of Korea. Nearly 195,000 personnel participated.
Timothy E. Ellis, Navy seaman recruit, son of David and Bessie Ellis of Griffin, was participating in exercise Team Spirit 85. The month-long exercise was a combined exercise involving the military forces of the United States and the Republic of Korea. Nearly 195,000 personnel participated.
Airman James H. Tonkin, son of William J. and Margret A. Tonkin of Hampton, graduated from the U.S. Air Force automatic tracking radar course at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss.
Jerome D. Schweiger, Air Force technical sergeant, son of Carl and Eva Schweiger of Foley, Ala., was decorated with the Meritorious Service Medal at Randolph Air Force Base, Texas. His wife, Janis, is the daughter of Carl W. and Sara Brown of Griffin.
From the Annals of 2000
About 300 people showed up at Griffin City Park for the Back to School Bash sponsored by ACTION (Applying Christian Teaching In Our Schools) and GAS (Griffin Area Students). The evening consisted of singing, free hot dogs and hamburgers, skits and prayer. Students also received free back-to-school supplies at the end of the night.
Michael Paul Pryor, son of Paul R. Pryor of Griffin, was named to the spring semester dean’s list at Cumberland School of Law, Samford University.
David Sheppard, with the Kroger Atlanta Corporate office, and Mark Davis, zone manager with Kroger Atlanta, watched Mark Lord, of Kroger Human Resources, putt on the ninth hole at the Griffin Country Club as part of the Annual Kroger Golf Tournament in Griffin to help raise money for the Griffin-Spalding teacher’s mini-grants. The tournament raised $5,000 the prior year.
Travis L. Kovacs, the daughter of Lydia Kraeuter of Zebulon and a student at St. George’s Episcopal School, attended Spectacles II Math & Science Camp for middle school girls at Wesleyan College.
From the Annals of 2005
Tillman Blakely Sr. received an award for 70 years of consecutive membership with Griffin Lodge No. 1202.
Griffin High’s Tykira McDaniel signed a national letter of intent to play basketball at Savannah State. With McDaniel at the signing were her mom, Patrice; father, Victor; Superintendent Dr. Jesse Bradley, GHS athletic Director Jamie Cassady, GHS Principal Curtis Jones and GHS head coach June Pace-Barrow.
Griffin High’s Alexis Pace signed a national letter of intent to play basketball at West Georgia. With her at the signing were GHS athletic director Jamie Cassady; her mom, Griffin head coach June Pace-Barrow; school Superintendent Dr. Jesse Bradley, and GHS Principal Curtis Jones.
Spalding Regional Medical Center received the Circle of Excellence Award from Tenet Health.