Miss Emma Johnson, who was visiting Mrs. John H. Jones, in Atlanta, had been the guest of honor at several delightful teas and luncheons given by Mrs. Robert Wolcott, Mrs. Robert C. Reid and Mrs. Frank Stockdell. Mrs. Willis Westmoreland entertained with a matinee party in honor of Miss Johnson during the week.
Al E. Brant, business manager of the “Soul Kiss” Company, which was coming to the Bijou in October, was in the city. Mr. Brant promised the theatre-goers of Griffin that he would give them a show that would delight them as few, if any, previous attractions had ever done.
Messrs. Walter Barnes, Wilbur Barnes, Frank Ingram and Otis Barnes went to Atlanta in Mr. Barnes’ fine racing car. The party had supper at the Piedmont and attended Al Fields’ Minstrels at the Grand, returning home after the play.
Hugh Crowder of Mt. Zion District, was the champion cotton picker of this section. On a Tuesday in September, he broke the record by picking 687 pounds. And the September sun was hot and it was not a good day for picking.
From the Annals of 1960
Miss Rebecca Bethune, Junior at Mercer University, participated in the Camellia Invitation Debate Tournament held at the University of South Carolina. Mercer teams won first place in both the affirmative and negative competition and first place for the debate tourney. Miss Bethune was a member of the affirmative team. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T.C. Bethune of Experiment.
Clarence Higgins of Griffin, employee at the State Hospital at Milledgeville, made a score of 99.27 on a state merit examination. Mr. Higgins earned 20 points for his veterans service. He was in charge of attendants at the state institution.
Priscilla Anne Davis of Williamson and Robert Ellis Gaddy of Griffin were named to the dean’s list for the winter quarter at Middle Georgia College in Cochran.
Grace Mosley of Griffin was named to the winter quarter dean’s list at Georgia State College for Women in Milledgeville.
From the Annals of 1985
Meme Stephens was named “Miss Georgia Cattlemen Queen of 1985.” She is the daughter of Bob and Cathy Stephens of Dallas, Ga., previously of Griffin. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Bailey of Griffin.
Propane fumes leaking from a damaged tank truck forced the evacuation of some 15 to 30 homes in Orchard Hill. The area was closed as fire department hose teams doused the tanker to keep the fumes from accumulating.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Cook were honored with a reception in celebration of their silver wedding anniversary. A number of friends and relatives attended the reception given by their children, Mrs. Krista Gaff, Brian Cook and Miss Karla Cook, all of Griffin. Mr. and Mrs. Cook took an anniversary trip to Hawaii.
Donald J. Griffin, executive vice president Marketing, William Carter Company, announced the appointment of Mary Lee Hewitt as product manager for the Stretch Coveralls and the Newborn lines.
From the Annals of 2000
The Griffin Kiwanis Club presented a $525 check to Mrs. Preston Newton, chairperson of the Girls State Committee of the American Legion. The funds were to be used to sponsor three Griffin girls. Making the presentation were president Doug Hollberg and Dan Smith, chairman of the Kiwanis Boys and Girls Committee.
The Griffin Kiwanis Club chartered its first K-Kids Club. It was organized at Moore Elementary School by Cessell Taylor.
Betty Cochran Ridley, a Griffin native, was selected Georgia 2000 Mother of the Year by the Georgia Mothers Association Inc.
Valparaiso University student Betty Jacob of Griffin sang with the University Choral and an all-VU concert at Severance Hall in Cleveland, Ohio.
From the Annals of 2005
Kody Jones of Griffin won a bicycle in a costume contest held at Clayton Life Chiropractic. The youngster designed and constructed a robot 3000 from a cardboard box, television antenna and radio circuit board.
James R. “Woody” Morris Jr. was the winner of the drawing for the American flag home set during the Spalding County Fair.
Ellie Cape, a third-grader at Crescent Elementary, earned enough Accelerated Reader points to be the librarian for a day.
Clem Bell spoke to Cowan Road Elementary fifth graders on Veteran’s Day. He served in the Army from 1987 to 1991 and was stationed in New Jersey, Georgia, Hawaii and Germany.