Mrs. Florence Watts and her daughter, Miss Flo Rene Watts, left for Mt. Airy, where the had taken a cottage for the summer. In August, the latter was to visit friends at Wrightsville Beach, N.C.
Miss Emma Johnson returned from McDonough, where she spent two weeks very delightfully with relatives.
Miss Ruby Stevens entertained a delightful house party, Miss Davis, of Decatur; Miss Carrie May Quillian, of Jonesboro; Mr. W.P. Stevens, Jr., of Macon; Mr. Russell Bone, of Stevens Pottery, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Manley.
Mrs. John Stevens, of Stevens Pottery, was the guest of her daughter, Mrs. Lee Manley. Mr. John Stevens arrived from Hot Springs, Ark., where he spent a couple of weeks, and was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Manley.
Dr. Joseph Thomas and Miss Almira Thomas returned from Richmond, Va., where the former had been in attendance upon the Southern Surgeons’ Convention.
From the Annals of 1960
Army Spc. John E. Louett, whose wife, Lillie lived in Augusta, arrived on Okinawa as a member of the 9th Logistical Command. He is the son of Mrs. Annie G. Louett of Griffin and is a graduate of Fairmont High School in Griffin.
Harold Shivers, Alton Adams, Eugene Adams, Wayne Adams and DeWitt Adams were among those from Griffin who attended the Southern 500 race at Darlington over the Labor Day weekend. They enjoyed camping out Sunday night.
Miss “Cissie” Harris returned from Norway where she attended summer school at the University of Norway at Oslo, Norway. Miss Harris is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B.F. Harris of Griffin.
Miss Sherrie Harris, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. LeRoy S. Harris of Griffin, returned home from attending a summer nursing program at the Medical College of Georgia, School of Nursing, in Augusta, and entered Grady Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in Atlanta.
From the Annals of 1985
Louise DePree Blake, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Otis D. Blake Jr. of Griffin, graduated from Wake Forest University, with an A.B. degree. She was president of the Marketing Society and a committee chairman for Fidele Society, women’s social organization.
George Mixon of Griffin who was a senior at Furman University was selected to the Quaternion Society, an honor fraternity for students who are outstanding in leadership, scholarship, all-around campus activities, and exemplary of Furman traditions.
Margaret Watkins, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Hightower of Jenkinsburg, received a bachelor of science degree from Tift College at Forsyth.
Temple Fay Jackson Kitchens, graduated from Tift College at Forsyth with a bachelor of science degree. She is married to Basil C. Kitchens of Williamson.
Renee Marshall Reeves, an elementary education major, received a bachelor of science degree from Tift College of Forsyth. She is married to Walter Reeves of Meansville.
From the Annals of 2000
Senior offensive lineman for the Griffin Bears Toby Ray and sophomore wide receiver Kemo Spear were each presented with Georgia High School Association All-Region Award plaques, sponsored by Papa John’s Pizza at Griffin High School.
The Griffin Moose Lodge visited four local nursing homes and the women of the Moose distributed bananas to all four homes. The Legion of the Moose provided socks and jackets for the amputees at Sunbridge Senior Residence for Griffin and Spalding Health Care.
Earnest “Skeet” Ellington and Jean Harcrow Ellington celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. A reception at Second Baptist Church in Griffin was given by their children, David and Jo Anne Herndon of Atlanta.
Bill and Judy Likens Norris celebrated their 17th wedding anniversary with a visit to Las Vegas, Nev. Their children are Todd C. Knight, Tim Knight, Debbie Knight, John Norris and Dawn Norris. Mr. and Mrs. Norris were married at Fincher Methodist in Pike County.
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. Abby Napier, 6; Katy Dawson, 14; Kelsy Dawsey, 11; David Napier, 10; and Jordan Napier, 11.
Rivoli Bank, 316 S. Ninth St., held a ribbon cutting. Present were Senior Vice President Marvin Brooks, with employees and members of the Griffin-Spalding Chamber of Commerce.
Students in Jane Mitchell’s Program Challenge class at Taylor Street Middle School performed a tableau based on a Chinese folk tale. A tableau is a type of drama in which the actors “freeze” to show a scene.
Jena McLaurin and J. Raymond Vinson, both seniors at Monroe Academy, attended the 2005 Coca-Cola Student Leadership Conference at Georgia State University. Both students enjoyed the experience and received some great instruction and ideas for improving their leadership skills.