The Home Mission Society was entertained by Mrs. Orrin James Howard at her home on 13th Street. The pretty decorations were growing ferns, other foliage plants and quantities of white Roman hyacinths in all the rooms.
One of the lovely events was the heart-dice party given by Mrs. Orrin James Howard with Mrs. Frederic Paul Fariss as the guest of honor. The attractive house was decorated with palms, graceful ferns, pretty pink begonias and Roman hyacinths. The interesting game was followed by a delicious salad course served with hot chocolate and whipped cream.
The Current Topics Club met with Mrs. William Marland and Mrs. A.G. Martin and were delightfully entertained. For an hour, the members discussed the current event of the day, after which dainty refreshments consisting of wafers, hot tea and fruit cake were served.
Mrs. Joseph Mangham was the charming hostess at a lovely dinner with Mrs. Cornelia Cunningham, of Atlanta, and Mrs. Emily Boyd as the guests of honor. Covers were laid for six and a delicious several-course dinner was served.
From the Annals of 1960
Members of the Supreme Forest Woodmen Circle, Grove 230, attended the Middle Georgia District Convention held in Macon. Among those from Griffin attending was Mrs. Eva Thurmond, a state officer.
D.V. Batchelor was awarded a 35 year service pin from William Carter Company, and Mrs. Gladys Wilson received a 25 year pin. The pins were awarded by C.E. Walker, manager of the William Carter Company, in Barnesville.
Mrs. Martha Fisher, of Perry, who formerly taught at East Griffin elementary school, was named Georgia Homemaker for the 3rd Congressional District of Georgia. The former Martha Maddox made her home in Jackson and was married to Watson Fisher, of the Georgia Experiment Station.
John Elrod was one of 12 student leaders appointed to serve as proctors in the dormitories at Presbyterian College in Clinton, S.C., where he was a student. These students were selected to assist the dean of students in responsibility for certain areas of dormitory life. Elrod, a junior at Presbyterian, is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Elrod.
From the Annals of 1985
Airman John M. Lee, a 1980 graduate of Pike County High School and the son of Vernon E. and Carol J. Lee, of Concord, remained at Lackland AFB in Texas after completing basic training there. He received specialized training in the voice processing field.
Pvt. Mark P. Milam, the son of Dorothy P. Milam of Orchard Hill, and brother of Richard G. Milam, of Jackson, completed basic training at Fort Jackson, S.C.
Spec. 4 Willie McGee, of Carthage, Miss., was decorated with the Army Achievement Medal at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. His wife, Geraldine, is the daughter of Willie H. Hunt.
Lisa J. Ellerbee, the daughter of Stanley W. and Joan W. Shifflett, of Harrisonburg, Va., was promoted in the U.S. Air Force to the rank of senior airman. Her husband, Henry, is the son of Louise Ellerbee.
From the Annals of 2000
Kenneth and Phyllis Phinazee, of Lamar County, celebrated their first wedding anniversary by spending time enjoying each other. They were married by the Rev. Otis Weaver at Antioch Baptist Church.
Hillmon L. and Martha Robertson Davis celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with an informal dinner with family and friends. Their son is Wyatt Davis and their daughter is Julia Goodman.
Mr. and Mrs. Lamar Smith celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Family and friends were invited to celebrate with them on this occasion with their children and grandchildren at the Smith’s house.
Danny and Rene Grant celebrated their second wedding anniversary with a night out. The couple had one child, Austin Grant. The Grants were married at Harvest Temple.
From the Annals of 2005
Taylor Street Middle School Social Science Fair was a success. The winners were Kevin Ray, Skye Criswell, Kerrah Wood, Brittany McKemie and Melissa Kingsley.
Spalding High School students prepared homemade yogurt as a culminating activity in their study of bacteria in Ms. Selman’s honors biology class. The students had learned that bacteria can be beneficial in the processing of certain food products such as yogurt and cheese.
Plant the Future, Boy Scout Troop 119, Girl Scout Troop 329 and the city of Griffin worked together to plant an oak tree on Broad Street in commemoration of Arbor Day.
Cliff Thomas, manager of Haisten-McCullough Funeral Home, presented a check to Sylvia Hollums, immediate past president of the Kiwanis Club of Griffin, and L.V. Skipper, club secretary, to sponsor the Kiwanis Kids League baseball team.