From the Annals of 1909
Mrs. Max Crawford and children, of Lavonia, arrived in Griffin and to visit her parents, Dr. and Mrs. T.J. Collier. Mrs. Collier went to Atlanta to meet them.
Col. T.W. Thurman, R.W. Lynch and other Confederate veterans attended the annual reunion of the old soldiers in Memphis, Tenn.
Isabella L. Head sold a house and lot on Tinsley Street, belonging to the estate of Joseph Head, to Mrs. Farmer Ingram for $700.
Myrtice Minter returned to her home in Sunny Side after spending the the winter in Milledgeville, where she attended the Georgia Normal and Industrial College.
From the Annals of 1959
The annual Ceres Club picnic for the Experiment Station staff and their families was held in the auditorium of the Stuckey Building. Mrs. Gordon Futral welcomed the group and Dr. Richard Hayden offered prayer. Hostesses were Mrs. J.L. Butler, Mrs. Gordon Futral, Mrs. Haskell Harris and Mrs. J.G. Woodroof.
Navy Fireman Wallace A. Crowder, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry P. Crowder of Griffin, was serving aboard the USS Pritchett, which took part in the amphibious landing on the beaches of Camp Pendleton.
Pvt. Jimmy Maddox Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Maddox of Griffin, was assigned to Company B, 18th Battalion, First Training Regiment at Fort Jackson, S.C., for eight weeks of basic combat training.
Navy Seaman Apprentice Terrell L. McNeely was serving aboard the landing ship USS Terrebonne Parish.
From the Annals of 1984
Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Bruce D. Sarsfield, son of Gene R. and Susan A. Sarsfield of Zebulon, was selected Sailor of the Month aboard the submarine tender USS Simon, homeported in Kings Bay, Ga.
Navy Seaman Recruit Gary L. Campbell, son of Melvin L. Campbell of McDonough, graduated from Basic Ship’s Serviceman School.
Navy Seaman Apprentice Perry A. Warbrick, son of Gwynne D. Warbrick of Barnesville, completed recruit training at the Naval Training Center, Orlando, Fla.
Gregory E. Harris, son of Mr. and Mrs. R.E. Harris of Griffin, participated in Air Force Elf-One held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
From the Annals of 1999
Petty Officer 2nd Class Floyd J. Miller, son of Floyd and Annie Miller of Pike County, was working out of the Navy Recruiting Station in Griffin. He was a 1986 Pike County High graduate.
Navy Airman Angelito B. Ong, son of Danny and Maria Gunter of Barnesville, conducted a four-day port visit to Jebel Ali in the United Arab Emirates, while stationed aboard the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk.
Navy Seaman Apprentice Nathan E. Herren, son of Roy G. Herren Jr. of Griffin, completed the Cryptologic Technician Maintenance Course. Herren was a 1998 Upson Lee High graduate.
Marine Cpl. Octavius R. Shivers, son of Sandra Fears of Jackson, participated in Fleet Week 1999 in New York, while assigned with 2nd Battalion, 6th Marines, 2nd Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, N.C. Shivers was a 1995 Jackson High graduate.
From the Annals of 2004
Griffin’s Stacy Jinks was named to the Flynt River Technical College dean’s list.
About 400 people packed the Griffin Welcome Center to bid a final farewell to the Griffin Fire Department’s first black fire chief. One by one, well-wishers shook Griffin Fire Chief Willie Joe Henley’s hand, hugged him and thanked him for all of the work and effort he put into making the department a better place during his 31-plus year tenure.
Griffin’s Courtney Pearson was selected to participate in the Global Young Leaders Conference which is held in Washington, DC, New York City, Vienna, Budapest and Prague.
RESA Academy, Crescent Elementary and Orrs Elementary Schools received Pay for Performance Grants from the state for meeting achievement goals.