From the Annals of 1961
Five members of the Griffin Civil Air Patrol attended the annual cadet summer encampment at Warner Robins. They were William Campbell, Ralph Slade, Robert Willis, Guy Howard and Lou Howard. The cadets underwent an intensive program of training under supervision of the Air Force to further their CAP instruction.
Private Stephen R. Brown, son of Mr. and Mrs. William L. Brown of Griffin, was assigned to Company C, 5th Battalion, 5th Training Regiment at Fort Jackson, S.C. for eight weeks of basic combat training.
Griffin’s Jerry Lee Greene was named to the dean’s list at Georgia State College for outstanding scholastic achievement for the spring quarter. He was a student in the School of Arts and Sciences.
Griffin’s Brenda Pulliam was named to the dean’s list for the spring quarter at Tift College in Forsyth. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. L. Pulliam of Griffin.
From the Annals of 1988
Third graders of Mrs. Esther Walston’s class at Orrs Elementary School watched the progress of several hamsters in their classroom. Mandi Vaughn and Erin Day came early each day to clean the cage of “Mama Jo” and her litter.
J. W. “Jake” Martin was honored on his retirement from First Union National Bank of Griffin. Martin and his wife, Jackie, were presented a gift by First Union executive officer At Hammond at a reception. Employees and friends attended the reception and wished Martin well during his retirement.
Griffin Business and Professional Women’s Club honored Rol Bugg as its Woman of Achievement at the Holiday Inn. She was presented a plaque by BPW president Betty Wilson.
The Griffin High Academic Review Team, part of Program Challenge, entered its first competition in Statesboro. Team members were Woody Chapman, Grady Moore, Philip Humphries, James Roberts, Mandy Tidwell, Huston Mason, Brian Smith and Quddus Varner.
From the Annals of 1999
Brittany Lucas and Johnathan Hollis read books in the tree house in the Moore Elementary School media center. Spalding County Kiwanis donated the tree house.
Neet Henley got some help applying lipstick from Mary Kay representative Samantha Parrow while Casey Boswell looked on during charm school held at Kings Way Methodist Church.
Fourth-grader Sambita Basu represented Griffin-Spalding schools at a regional spelling bee and Nina Cox served as an alternate.
Griffin’s Josh Pace drove past LaGrange’s Jay Mitchell during the Bears 88-50 victory over the Grangers in region 4-AAAA basketball tournament action in Newnan. Pace ended the game the high scorer as Griffin qualified for the state playoffs.
Meriwether County native and Brooks resident Gaye Durden accepted the position of operations banking officer at First National Bank of Griffin. She had 15 years banking experience and had worked at various levels during her banking career.
From the Annals of 2004
Spalding sophomore Marcus Evans drove to the hoop during a game against Luella. Evans scored a game-high 25 points in the Jaguars’ 55-49 loss.
American Red Cross phlebotomist Lisa Davis drew blood from Griffin resident Meredith Reed at the Experiment Station Blood Drive.
Griffin Police Department Officer Norberto Rivera worked on the GPD’s new Web site, www.griffinpolice.com. Rivera was chosen to be in charge of setting up the site.
Spalding junior forward Ne Ne Starks drove to the hoop against Luella. The Lady Jags beat the Lions to advance to face Avondale in the Region 5-AAA tournament.
From the Annals of 2008
Kiwanianne Club of Griffin’s Odelle Dodson gave a check for the American Cancer Society to Robyne Gresham of First National Bank of Griffin.
Kiwanianne Club of Griffin members Odelle Dodson and Lois Jackson gave a check to Pine Valley Girl Scout’s Brenda Strozier.
Kiwanianne Club of Griffin’s Marilyn Demski gave a $500 check to Ralph Akin for Habitat for Humanity.
The newly elected 4-H district board officers were Aubrey Fowler (Junior Board); Maia Price (Senior Board) and Erin Kelley (Junior Board).