Dr. J.L. Gable, of Brooks, was in the city on the way to Macon to attend the meeting of the Mason’s grand lodge. He was joined here by Col. T.E. Patterson, of this city, and Hon. E.M. Owen, of Zebulon.
J.M. Ingram’s store on East Broadway Street was entered and robbed. Mr. Ingram locked the front door and left the back door closed but unlocked while he went to dinner. When he returned he found the cash drawer gone and also some $14, which it contained. There was no clue as to who the guilty party was.
A marriage of interest to scores of people was that of Mr. Virgil Williams and Miss Tommie Nutt, which was solemnized by Rev. J.A. Drewry, after which the happy couple left for Atlanta, from which place they went to Locust Grove to make their home. The marriage was very quiet, owing to the illness of the bride’s mother. Mr. Williams was a prominent and worthy citizen of Locust Grove and his bride was the charming and accomplished daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T.R. Nutt. They had the best wishes of hundreds of friends.
One of the prominent visitors to Griffin was Hon. J.R. Kirby, of Newnan. Mr. Kirby was a large farmer and representative from Coweta County in the legislature. He was one of that county’s most substantial and popular citizens and was one of Georgia’s most prominent farmers. He was on his way to the Macon Fair.
From the Annals of 1960
Michael G. Ireland, son of Mr. and Mrs. George B. Ireland of Stockbridge, enlisted in the regular Army for a period of three years. He was sent to Fort Jackson, S.C. for eight weeks of basic training. Ireland is a McDonough High School graduate.
Navy Radioman 2nd Class Robert T. Duke, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie H. Duke of Griffin, was serving aboard the tactical command ship USS Northampton in the Atlantic.
Navy Senior Chief Aviation Machinist’s Mate William G. Riggins, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alvin O. Riggins of Griffin, and husband of the former Miss Mary E. Silva of East Providence, R.I., was serving with Fighter Squadron 11 aboard the attack aircraft carrier USS Franklin D. Roosevelt operating with the Sixth Fleet in the Mediterranean.
Navy Hospitalman John H. Vaughn, son of Mr. and Mrs. H.T. Vaughn of Griffin, returned to Long Beach, Calif., aboard the attack transport USS Navarro after completing five and one-half months duty in the Western Pacific with the U.S. Seventh Fleet.
From the Annals of 1985
Sharon R. Jones of Griffin was awarded a National Achievement Scholarship for Outstanding Negro Students. She is a Griffin High School graduate. She was awarded an Emory University Achievement Scholarship through the national program.
William E. Payne, son of Ms. Laurel S. Stephens of Griffin, was awarded a Georgia Military Scholarship to attend North Georgia College at Dalonega. He is a Griffin High School graduate. The value of the scholarship was more than $18,000.
Jacob Wayde Dunn, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Dunn of Griffin, was awarded a Georgia Military Scholarship to attend North Georgia College at Dalonega. He is a Griffin High School graduate. The value of the scholarship was more than $18,000.
Joseph Maddox of Griffin was named to the Presidential Honor Society at the DeVry Institute of Technology in Atlanta.
From the Annals of 2000
Tommy G. Goolsby and Joyce M. Blair Goolsby celebrated their 42nd wedding anniversary. Their children are Wayne K. Goolsby, Donnie Goolsby, Danny Goolsby, Thomas M. Goolsby, Tonya Goolsby Evans and Chris D. Goolsby.
State Sen. Rick Price presented a community services grant for $40,000 to Griffin Technical College President Coy Hodges and Director of Adult Literacy Larry Dunn. The money was used to upgrade computers and software for the adult literacy program.
Gary L. Davis of Griffin, a Modern Woodmen representative, earned the designation of Fraternal Insurance Counsellor, Fellow. Modern Woodmen of America is a fraternal life insurance society headquartered in Rock Island, Ill.
Sgt. James Darden of Griffin was promoted to transfer officer at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Butts County. Darden began his career with the prison on April 16, 1991.
From the Annals of 2005
Wal-Mart of Griffin gave $4,500 to the Griffin Fire Department, Spalding County Department of Family and Children Services, Griffin First United Methodist Church and The Salvation Army.
Crescent Elementary had a Christmas dance. In order to gain admission to the dance, each child had a bring a new, unwrapped toy, to donate. The toys were picked up by local firefighters to distribute at Christmas.
The Griffin Moose Lodge Club made a Christmas visit to the Sunbridge Living Center with buckets of candy. Included in the group were: Santa Claus (Mike Rudderham), Jim McGuffey, Robert Weeks, Bob Daniel, and Sara Perry.
Cowan Road Elementary School students collected 4,357 cans for the Salvation Army Canned Food Drive, and the students filled 80 Christmas stockings.