• The State Game and Fish Department was growing.
From the annals of 1962
• Hoke O’Kelley, candidate for governor, campaigned in Griffin.
• The Rev. Bennie Rhodes became the pastor at Highland Baptis Church.
From the annals of 2007
• Five female drivers were competing in Thursday Thunder, the Atlanta Motor Speedway’s summer racing series.
• Betty L. Taylor was to serve as the grand marshal of the annual Fourth of July parade.
• Griffin author Susan Johnston was featured on the “Today” show because of the success of her children’s book “Princess Bubble.”