W.T. Thomas, who had been in the clothing business for some time, accepted a position with the New England Life Insurance Company with offices over the Griffin Hardware Company.
Mrs. Hilton Tyus was the charming hostess at a lovely domino party with her sister, Mrs. Horace Clark, of Atlanta, as the guest of honor. The game was followed by a delightful salad course. Mrs. Benjamin Brown made the highest score and was presented a large bunch of Parma violets. Fourteen ladies were invited to meet the honor guest.
Mrs. Charles Thomas entertained delightfully with a lovely bridge party in honor of Mrs. J.W. Knapp, of Richmond, Va., the guest of her sister, Mrs. Edward Smith. Daffodils and violets were used in profusion in the rooms where the game was played. Ice cream and fruit cake was served after the game at the card tables.
Mrs. James Kimbrough entertained delightfully with a sewing party in honor of her daughter, Mrs. Ralph Small. The house was most attractive with spring flowers and a delightful luncheon was served.
From the Annals of 1961
Four Griffin sportsmen went rabbit hunting over the weekend ... and bagged a 32-pound bobcat. Buddy Minton, Bobby Kelley, John Rigsby and Doug Smith thought their beagles were hot on the trail of a rabbit. They weren’t. Instead, the hounds had found a bobcat. The big cat ran close to Minton and he shot him. The bobcat, which was killed near Flint River, was 14 inches tall and 34 inches long. The hunters didn’t say whether or not they got any rabbits.
Miss Janice Shaw, a senior at Asbury College, Wilmore, Ky., was accepted for membership in “Who’s Who In American Colleges and Universities.” Miss Shaw is a 1957 honor graduate from Griffin High School. She is the daughter of the Rev. and Mrs. Charles C. Shaw of Ellijay, former Methodist pastor in Griffin.
The American Legion, Post 15, collected a total of $353.30 for the March of Dimes during its annual roadblock event. Members of the post set up the roadblock at Hill and Taylor streets and asked motorists for contributions to the campaign.
Miss Jane Wentworth attended the Conference On Aging in Washington, D.C. Miss Wentworth was acting head of the Home Economics Department at the Georgia Experiment Station.
From the Annals of 1986
Kelley D. Jones of Griffin was named to the dean’s list at Gordon Junior College for the fall quarter.
Lynn Marie Leslie of Griffin reached the dean’s list at Gordon Junior College for the fall quarter.
Michael Timothy Mathis of Griffin made the dean’s list for fall quarter at Gordon Junior College.
Lewis Weldon Moore of Griffin earned the dean’s list at Gordon Junior College for the fall quarter.
Elizabeth M. Newton of Griffin made the dean’s list at Gordon Junior College for the fall quarter.
From the Annals of 2001
Two local students earned degrees from Georgia Southern University. Freddrick J. Bama of Griffin earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration. Cory R. Smith of Griffin earned a master’s degree in education.
Mary E. Morgan, daughter of Michael Morgan of Griffin, was named to the dean’s list of Oxford College, the undergraduate two-year liberal arts division of Emory University.
Jess Rentz was accepted into the School of Dentistry at Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. He expected to be a spring honor graduate from Valdosta State University with a bachelor’s degree in biology. Rentz is the son of Susannah Hawkins, formerly of Griffin.
Elmer George of the Griffin Kiwanis Club was honored with the Legion of Honor for 60 years as a member of Kiwanis. George is retired from the Georgia Municipal Association and is a former city manager of Griffin. Dr. C.J. Chang, vice president of the Kiwanis Club, made the presentation.
From the Annals of 2006
James Jenkins, manager of Southern Family Markets, presented Betty Jo Strickland a check for $1,000. She was the winner of the drawing that was held during the store’s name change from Bruno’s to Southern Family Markets. The store was located on South Hill Street in Griffin.
Jackie Smith, lead teacher at the Program Challenge Center, accepted a donation from Rotary Club of Griffin President William Wilson for scholarships awarded to local students for overnight field trips.
Pfc. Christopher Pfrogner graduated from the U.S. Army Basic Combat Training, 2nd Battalion, 54th Infantry Regiment, at Fort Benning.
Mary Bowen of the Rotary Club presented Jordan Leary, an eighth-grader at Taylor Street Middle School, with a dictionary. The Rotary Club bought a dictionary for every eighth-grader in Spalding County.