Dr. and Ms. N.B. Drewry entertained delightfully at a lovely luncheon given in honor of Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Sammons. The house decorations were of handsome ferns in brass jardinieres and quantities of flowers in vases and bowls about the attractive rooms. The long table had as its centerpiece a large cutglass vase of daffodils and feathery ferns on a lovely lace piece and at either end of the table was a vase of the same pretty flowers. The place cards were valentines.
Miss Rosie Bell Newton entertained informally but delightfully with bridge. Jonquils and buttercups with misty ferns were the flowers used and the game was followed by a dainty luncheon.
A beautiful social event was the afternoon tea at which Mrs. James H. Owen entertained in honor of her sister Miss Norma Jones, of Turin and Miss Uule Jones, of Macon, the guest of Mrs. Hilton Tyus. In the reception all and the two large rooms of the lower floor of the lovely home the decorations throughout reflected the exquisite taste of the hostess. Great clusters of jonquils, violets and daffodils were in vases, bowls, and baskets on mantels, tables, and cabinets about the rooms with luxuriant ferns making an effective background.
Dr. Tucker was the genial host, entertaining four of his friends at the little stag dinner party at his home on South Hill Street. The house decorations were ferns and quantities of jonquils and the centerpiece for the prettily arranged table was a large bowl of daffodils and asparagus ferns.
From the Annals of 1961
Marine S-Sgt. Arnold N. Cummings, Sr., son of Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Cummings of Griffin, and husband of the former Miss Juanita J. Burns of Gainesville, was serving with Marine Fighter Squadron 333.
Miss Dreena Sealy, a student at Georgia Southern College, competed for the title of Miss Georgia Southern in the annual beauty revue held at the college. Miss Sealy is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L.E. Sealy of Griffin.
Mrs. Luther C. Bush and baby daughter, Colleen, of Dover, Del., were spending some time in Griffin with their parents and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W.F. Johnson, while their husband and father, Lt. Luther C. Bush, was on a short tour of duty in France.
Miss Judith Hatter, daughter of Lt. Col. and Mrs. Harlos V. Hatter of Barnesville, was chosen “Homemaker of Tomorrow” at Gordon Military College. Miss Hatter, a senior in the high school department at Gordon, had been notified that she had been selected as Gordon’s winner in the contest in which 402,000 senior girls in high schools across the nation took an examination, a test of “Homemaking Knowledge And Attitudes” which was a part of the Betty Crocker Search for the American Homemaker of Tomorrow.
From the Annals of 1986
Jeanette Ray of Griffin was named to the dean’s merit list at Gordon Junior College for the fall quarter.
Rebecca Woods Scholl of Griffin earned the dean’s merit list at Gordon Junior College for the fall quarter.
Michael Kimball Woods of Griffin made the dean’s merit list at Gordon Junior College for the fall quarter.
Natalie Eleise Ryder of Williamson reached the dean’s merit list at Gordon Junior College for the fall quarter.
From the Annals of 2001
Dr. Bill Baldwin, Towaliga District BSA chairman, presented a 50-year Service to Scouting Veterans Award to Jim Hall at the Boy Scout Adult Banquet at First Baptist Church. Thirty-five of Hall’s 50 years of service were spent in professional scouting.
DARE officer Cpl. Morris Pike received the Law Enforcement Leadership award for his strong support during community child passenger safety events. Gov. Roy Barnes presented the awarded during a ceremony in the State Capitol Rotunda in Atlanta.
About 100 area seniors celebrated Valentine’s Day with their version of a Country Hearts Valentine Party held at the Spalding County Senior Center. The event included music and comedy by the Mixed Nuts from the First Baptist Church in Jackson, lots of food and sweets, and many hugs.
Beaverbrook Elementary School third-grader Christopher Rutan got a handshake from Cartoon Network driver Jerry Nadeau. Nadeau was on hand to help kick off a reading program.
From the Annals of 2006
Griffin High senior Leon Berry Jr. signed with Georgia Military College to play football. Present were Leon Berry Sr., and Berry’s grandmother, Magnolia Berry; GHS football Head Coach Steve DeVoursney, Gloria and Mary Barnes, Berry’s aunts; and GHS offensive coordinator Will Orbin.
Griffin High senior Jamal Foster signed with Jacksonville State University to play football. Present were GHS football Head Coach Steve DeVoursney; Pamela Richards, Foster’s mother; GHS Athletic Director Jamie Cassady; Foster’s uncle, Alan Richards; and GHS offensive coordinator Will Orbin.
Griffin High senior Tyler Ogletree signed with Jacksonville State University to play football. Present were his mother, Toni Ogletree; GHS Athletic Director Jamie Cassady; GHS football Head Coach Steve DeVoursney and GHS offensive coordinator Will Orbin.
Griffin native Phebia Moreland was promoted to lieutenant with the Atlanta Department of Corrections, where she had worked for 16 years.