Mrs. Tillman Patterson, of Brooks, returned home after a visit of several days here to J.G. Rhea and family and C.T. Digby and family.
Mrs. Joseph Thomas invited everyone to attend the al fresco concert at her residence for the monument. Miss Shatteen Mitchell and Mr. Edward Wood, of Atlanta, took part, also Miss Helen Maxwell of Milledgeville, and some of our best home talent.
Houston Harlan, son of Division Superintendent Harlan of the Central of Georgia railroad, returned to Griffin and accepted a position as yard clerk for the Central road. He was a clever young man and was welcomed back by his many friends here.
Will F. Dupree began his duties as letter carrier on Route 5 out from Griffin. He had been a valued substitute for some time and was appointed regular carrier after passing a successful examination.
From the Annals of 1959
Mrs. Thelma F. Davis spoke to the Pike County Education Association at a meeting held at the Concord School. At this meeting the Pike County Education Association voted to join the local state and national profession organization.
Miss Nancy White, formerly of Griffin, received her masters degree from the University of Georgia and accepted a position in Calif. to teach school. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Walker.
A new Lodge Room of the Elks Club was dedicated in memory of the late secretary, C.J. Williams. A portrait of Mr. Williams was unveiled. Carl Pruett, a past exalted ruler, was the speaker. Mr. Williams was a past exalted ruler of the Griffin lodge and a past president of the Ga. Elks Association.
Gerald E. Smith received his master’s degree in Horticulture at the University of Georgia. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank W. Smith.
From the Annals of 1984
Members of the Gordon Junior College Antler Club donated food and gifts to the Spalding County Dept. of Family and Children’s Services needy program.
Jean Arnold, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Arnold Jr. of Griffin, competed in Miss Rodeo U.S.A. in Tulsa, Okla. Jean represented Southeastern Arena in the pageant. She was a senior at Auburn University majoring in public relations and speech communication.
Several members of Vaughn V.F.W. Post 8480 and the 8480 Ladies Auxiliary were recognized during a Member Appreciation program. Among those recognized and presented pins, plaques and brass trays by Mrs. Mozell Sanders, Auxiliary president, were Mrs. Aldora Mathis, a retiree, and Mrs. Leona Howard, for 32 years of dedicated service to the post.
Members of the Vaughn-Blake V.F.W. Post 8480 distributed some 60 fruit and food baskets Christmas Eve to needy families.
From the Annals of 1999
Veronica R. Robinson was promoted in the U.S. Army to the rank of sergeant first class. She is the daughter of Herman D. Robinson of Barnesville. Robinson graduated from Lamar County Comprehensive High School in 1985.
Army National Guard Pvt. Cecil J. Caslin graduated from basic military training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. Caslin is the son of Jimmy L. and Carol A. Caslin of Griffin. He is a 1997 graduate of Griffin High School.
Air Force Airman David C. Abelt graduated from the aerospace maintenance apprentice course at Sheppard Air Force Base in Texas. Abelt is the son of Debbie A. Williams of Griffin. He is a 1998 graduate of Griffin High School.
Kimberly Sheppard of Griffin was awarded the Griffin Rotary Scholarship award from the Gordon College Foundation to attend the two-year college in Barnesville. She is the daughter of Chuck and Juanita Sheppard.
From the Annals of 2004
Calvin and Octeria Odom celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary. They are the parents of Rashad Odom and Latasha Odom. The couple celebrated with a dinner and a night out on the town. They were married at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church.
Henry and Louise Queen were honored with a reception to celebrate their 50th year anniversary. The reception was hosted by their daughter, Sherry Jones and her husband, Mitchell and daughter, Lauren, at Rock Springs Church in Milner. They celebrated with a trip to Phoenix, Ariz.
Mr. and Mrs. Willie Lee Dewberry celebrated their 42nd wedding anniversary. They are the parents of Fredrick Dewberry, Derrick Dewberry, Reginald Dewberry, Warren Dewberry and Carletha Leaks.
Samantha Tankersley, an eight grader at Taylor Street Middle School, won first place for the Recitation Contest.