W.G. Tyus returned to his home in Milner from a visit to Jonesboro and Atlanta, coming in a handsome new National automobile, which he had recently purchased.
James P. Hammond went to Forsyth to spend several days putting in a switchboard in the Central Georgia Power Company’s plant.
Dr. J.C. Thompson moved his dental parlors from over the Head Drug Company’s old stand to the front room over the Leader millinery store, at 102 Hill St.
Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Knapp and family, of Virginia, came down in their private car and were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. W.B. Mathews. Mr. Knapp was the superintendent of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway and his wife, who was Miss Sue dismuke, was still well remembered and quite popular here.
From the Annals of 1960
Robert G. Hicks of Griffin received a bachelor of science in education degree from Georgia Southern College.
Cpl. Mason C. Hughley of Griffin, and Gordon Military College in Barnesville, was presented a high marksman medal at the 108th commencement exercise at the school. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. M.C. Hughley of Griffin.
Army Pvt. James Williams, whose wife, Betty, lived in Griffin, was graduated from the 101st Airborne Division Jump School at Fort Campbell, Ky. Williams is a 1959 graduate of Pike County High School in Zebulon.
Bill Daniel of Griffin received his commission as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force during graduation exercises at the University of Georgia in Athens. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Guye Daniel of Griffin.
From the Annals of 1985
Capri Morgan, Griffin High senior and VOCA-CVAE student in Oscar Stokes’ class, won second place in the vocabulary and spelling bee held at the VOCA state convention at Epworth By-the-Sea, St. Simons Island. Morgan is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James E. Morgan.
Jay Dunn was the winner of the Boynton Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC) Scholarship of $500.
The students in Mrs. Elaine Graves’ science class at East Griffin Elementary School were studying about growing things. The class took a field trip to George McCain’s home garden. McCain explained how he planted his garden and what care and maintenance he had to provide to make it produce well.
Raymond B. Acton enlisted in the U.S. Navy and was receiving basic training in Orlando. Acton is a graduate of Griffin High School and the son of Billy R. Acton of Griffin and Mrs. Flora Acton of Williamson.
From the Annals of 2000
Cara Cook, who teaches at Orrs Elementary School, was awarded Reading Renaissance Model Classroom Level I certification by the Madison, Wisc.-based School Renaissance Institute. Orrs Elementary received a merchandise certificate for $100.
The year’s recipient of McDonald’s Ray Kroc Youth Achievement Award from Griffin High School was Brandy Nicole Schley, daughter of Peggy and Sam Schley. She planned to attend Mercer University in the fall.
Papa John’s Pizza Restaurant in Griffin awarded a $1,000 scholarship to Charles Sears and named Sears a 2000 Papa John’s Scholar. He was a graduating senior at Griffin High School.
The following 15 students from Griffin were named to the spring semester dean’s list at Clayton College and State University: Brian Butera, Elizabeth Camp, Durward Flynn, Sara Foley, Victoria Glass, Jaimee Gossett, Jason Harper, Melanie Higgins, Sherri Hines, Lila Latta, Jennifer Little, James Washburn, Shelia Williams, Penny Winstead and Marjorie Wright.
From the Annals of 2005
The Rev. Harry Patrick, parent involvement coordinator at Atkinson Elementary School, discussed ways that dads can make a difference in their children’s lives during a workshop.
Local farmers, public health officials, law enforcement officers and emergency management personnel were among those attending training in agro-security awareness at Gordon College.
Griffin-Spalding Narcotics Task Force agents stalled a major drug transaction when they intercepted nearly 29 pounds of cocaine during a traffic stop on Interstate 75.
Weyerhaeuser-Griffin was funding a Habitat for Humanity project at 719 E. Central. Weyerhaeuser also provided employee volunteers to help construct the home. The home was being built for Shelithia Johnson and her three children.