The Boynton Chapter, U.D.C., and the D.A.R.’s observed “Georgia Day” with exercises at the home of Mrs. Roswell H. Drake. A most delightful program was rendered and the exercises were most appropriate and very interesting.
Mrs. E.M. McCoy, of Fairburn, was spending a few days in the city as the guest of her mother, Mrs. Mattie Barham. As Miss Pauline Barham, Mrs. McCoy was very popular among a large circle of friends in Griffin and they extended her a most cordial welcome to the city on this visit.
There was a small attendance at the police court, as everybody had been moderately good during the prior week. Two excellent young men of the light weight class who at an unguarded moment engaged in a one round bout on Brooks’ corner were fined $3 each by Recorder Boyd, referee.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles T. Smith, of Concord, were among the visitors to Griffin. Mr. Smith was president of the Pike County Board of Education, president of the Concord Bank and one of the most prominent and useful citizens of that thriving little city. He had many friends here who were always glad of the opportunity to shake his hand and exchange greetings with him.
From the Annals of 1961
Miss Althea Smith and Miss Bertha Cunard, teachers at Griffin High School, attended a program at Georgia Tech designed to acquaint Georgia high school principals, guidance counselors and teachers with textile industry career facts. The program was sponsored by the Textile Education Foundation, Inc. J. Henry Walker, Dundee Mills, Inc., was chairman of the Foundation’s Enrollment program in the Griffin area.
Robert Donehoo was named to the Honor Roll for the Fall Quarter at Southern Technical Institute, Chamblee, Ga. Donehoo completed his studied at Southern Tech and received the Associate in Science Degree in Electrical Technology. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph C. Donehoo of Griffin.
The Rev. and Mrs. J.W. Rawls were honored by their children on their 50th wedding anniversary at their home in Griffin. Approximately 200 friends called during the afternoon to extend best wishes to the Rev. and Mrs. Rawls.
Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Hickey, Jr., of Griffin, attended Sophomore Parents’ Weekend at Agnes Scott College in Decatur. Their daughter, Miss Carol Hickey, was a Sophomore student at Agnes Scott.
From the Annals of 1986
Linda Marie Bythewood of Griffin earned the dean’s list at Gordon Junior College for the fall quarter.
Mark Avery Garrison of Griffin earned the dean’s list at Gordon Junior College for the fall quarter.
Christopher H. Glover of Griffin reached the dean’s list for the fall quarter at Gordon Junior College.
Cathy Jane Hoch of Griffin made the dean’s list at Gordon Junior College for the fall quarter.
From the Annals of 2001
General Storage owners Otis and Nancy Blake Jr. were joined by representatives of the Griffin/Spalding Chamber of Commerce and Griffin/Spalding Development Authority during ribbon-cutting festivities.
The Pulaski Chapter, NSDAR, Regent Linda Nixon presented Jim Tingin of the Flint River Regional Library with the book, “A Thousand Tears Falling” by Yung Krall. Mrs. Krall was the guest speaker for the Pulaski Chapter meeting in January.
The Griffin Kiwanis Club made a donation of $200 to the Griffin High School Rifle Team. Judge Rita Cavanaugh of the Kiwanis Club made the presentation.
Richard and Nadine Hess Rusher celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary with a trip to Fla. Their children are Alice Tholl of Dallas, Texas., and Dalene McCallister of Barnesville. Mr. and Mrs. Rusher were married in Caldwell, Kan.
From the Annals of 2006
Mona Vinod Mehta of Milner achieved first honors for academic accomplishments during the fall semester at Georgetown University. Undergraduates receiving first honors earned a grade point average of 3.9 or better on a 4.0 scale. This is the highest semester academic recognition at Georgetown.
Charles Michael Joiner of Griffin achieved second honors for academic accomplishments during the fall 2005 semester at Georgetown University. Undergraduates receiving second honors earned a grade point average of 3.7 or better on a 4.0 scale.
Students from Moore Elementary School proudly displayed their certificates for participating in the Principal’s Writing Contest. They were Quonn Davis, James Nash, both fifth-graders; Coryonna Davis, first grade; Nadia Alexander, third grade; Jason Taylor, second grade; and Mariah Warren, kindergarten.
Flint River Regional Library Director Walter Murphy, accepted books from Rotary Club of Griffin President William Wilson as part of the club’s literacy project.