Mrs. Douglas Boyd was delightfully entertained for several days as the guest of Mrs. Joseph Boyd McCrary, in Atlanta, going up to attend the opera.
Mrs. W.M. Dunn, of New York City, arrived to be the guest of Mrs. Robert Towns Daniel at her home, “Sherod Place,” for several weeks.
Dr. and Mrs. Edward Anthony entertained very delightfully at a lovely dinner at their home on West Taylor Street, with Dr. John E. White, of Atlanta, and Dr. Robert Acree as the guests of honor. The home was most attractive with roses and sweet peas, and the table was beautiful with a large bowl of sweet peas in the delicate tints, as the centerpiece.
A beautiful event was the six o’clock dinner given by Mr. and Mrs. Hilary Wynne especially in compliment to Mr. and Mrs. Loren Jones. The decorations for the occasion were red and white roses, and ferns. The lovely centerpiece for the dinner table was a plateau of white peonies and red roses, on an exquisite mat of Mexican drawn work. Invited to meet Mr. and Mrs. Jones were Mr. and Mrs. Milton Daniel.
From the Annals of 1960
Navy Fireman Marvin Barnes, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Barnes of Griffin, was serving aboard the attack aircraft carrier USS Shangri-la conducting underway training at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Navy Seaman Billy E. Pitts, son of Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Pitts of Griffin, was serving aboard the heavy cruiser USS Helena operating out of Long Beach, Calif.
Navy Seaman Billie Stewart, son of Mrs. Carrie Horton of Griffin, was serving aboard the heavy cruiser USS St. Paul.
Navy Seaman Ernest M. Giles Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. C.W. Giles of Experiment, was serving aboard the attack aircraft carrier USS Shangri-la conducting underway training at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
From the Annals of 1985
These Griffin High Chorus members were selected to participate with the All-State Chorus in Savannah: Randy Dingler, David Jones, Michelle Dearing, Ellis Thayer, Lorrie Stenson, Kaye Walton, Dana Bevil, and Andrea Gilson.
Two Spalding Junior High III students participated in the 37th Georgia Science and Engineering Fair at the University of Georgia. Hal Bolton won first place for his project dealing with effects of different weights of gun powder. Brian Smith received honorable mention for his project on hydroponics.
Doug Taylor and Mrs. Betty Moore flashed winning smiles after being named “Boss of the Year” and “Secretary of the Year” at the annual Secretary’s Day luncheon at the Moose Lodge.
Griffin High Spanish students won the Challenge Trophy for the best foreign language entry in Spanish drama. The students participated in the Creative Arts Festival held at Clayton Junior College. This marked the fifth consecutive year the Griffin High Spanish students had won the first place trophy which was the highest award given for both French and Spanish entries.
From the Annals of 2000
Bobby and Cherry Williams celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary. Their children are Chris and Dottie Williams and Jeffery, Travis, Daniel and Timmy Williams.
Nellie and J.W. “Dude” Pitts celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They have three children, Glenda Miller and David and Danny Pitts. Mr. and Mrs. Pitts were married in Griffin.
Willie James and Barbara Fallings celebrated their 24th wedding anniversary. Their children are Shanica, James and Jarvis.
Hulette and Janette Perdue Goodman celebrated their seventh wedding anniversary. Their children are David and Juanita Perdue, Stephen Perdue and Bonita and Ben Horne. Mr. and Mrs. Goodman were married at Antioch Baptist Church on Barnesville Road in Upson County.
From the Annals of 2005
Spalding High School’s Will Sexton signed to play basketball with Atlanta Christian College. With him at the signing were his grandfather Wayne Smith, SHS athletic director Vic Barrick, Atlanta Christian head coach and athletic director Joe Griffin, SHS head coach Jimmy Fields, Spalding High principal Derrell Jeffcoat, dad and assistant SHS coach Ken Sexton and SHS assistant principal Dexter Martin.
Ralph and Mable Eller of Griffin celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. A celebration was held in their honor given by their children at First Baptist Church of Orchard Hill. They are the parents of Lynn and Mike Small and Sharon Brown of Griffin.
Students in Jane Mitchell’s Gifted Language Arts class at Taylor Street Middle School presented their version of A Wrinkle in Time with puppets in the media center.
Wendy Harrell, Taylor Beeland, Samantha Tankersly and Jarrett Smith, all Taylor Street Middle School students, passed two auditions to become members of the 2005 Georgia All-State Chorus. Their teacher was Sue Jacob.