100 YEARS AGO
Bankers L.F. Farley, J.A. McCrary, G.E. Strickland, J.C. Brooks, R.F. Strickland, Douglas Boyd, W.J. Kincaid, Edgar O. Newton, J.H. Smith, E.C. Smith and W.J. Franklin, attended the Group Five Bankers Association of Georgia meeting.
Mrs. H.W. Barnes returned from a brief visit to Atlanta.
George W. Hanson returned from a brief business visit to Concord.
Miss Vonie Neel of Luella returned home from a pleasant visit to Mrs. M.E. Wilson.
Dr. N.B. Drewry, C.H. Westbrook and Timothy Baird attended the Baptist Sunday school meeting in Jonesboro.
Mrs. J.E. Drewry had as her guest, her sister, Miss Ethel Harrell of Valdosta.
50 YEARS AGO
Mrs. Annie Atkinson, the widow of a confederate veteran, was living in Spalding County.
U.S. Air Force T-Sgt. Edward Statham returned home and was honored with a dinner by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. F.R. Statham in East Griffin.
New officers elected for the Pomona WSCS were Mrs. Frank Griffin, Loring Kilgore, Ruth Mullins and Mrs. Ruel Martin.
Mrs. John Key, Edward Key and Kenneth Hester visited Mrs. Wilson Key in Thomaston.
Betty Lewis, Joyce Perdue, Wilson Cooper and Frances Bevil were members of the choir at Middle Georgia College, where they participated in “An Evening of Music.”
The Rev. and Mrs. Homer Fowler, Mr. Clark Crawford and Mrs. Albert Gunnells of Devotie Baptist Church attended the Sunday School Convention in Athens.
Faye Bottoms, Ed Nunn and Brenda and Glenda Maloy spent the day in Athens where Faye Bottoms took part in practice with the University of Georgia majorette corps.
25 YEARS AGO
Kroger floral department employee Jeanette Leach received a bouquet of balloons from a clown.
Officer Paul Schmutzler was honored at the Clayton Regional Police Academy and later congratulated by Sheriff James C. Freeman.
Spalding Junior High II students Brittany Bolton, Dana Ballew, Leanne Gregory, Buster Franklin, Brad Coltraine and Robert Pack were winners in the Media Festival.
Isabelle Flournoy, Ruth Martin and Thelma Moore were preparing for the free blood pressure clinic at the upcoming Mayfling arts and crafts festival.
10 YEARS AGO
Fourth Ward Elementary student Shanetta Harris received an autograph from WCW wrestler Hardbody Harrison.
Trevor Bradley and Brian Adams enjoyed a jousting match at Gordon College during “Gordon Day” activities.
The Kiwanis Club of Spalding County donated a precision target air rifle to Griffin High School’s JROTC. Those who participated in the presentation were Allan Imes, Charlie Waters, Joshua Bennett, Curtis Jones and Allen Taylor.
Griffin Christian Academy student Shane Clark was flying a kite.
FIVE YEARS AGO
Buford Ogletree was honored for his service 42 years after the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Students of the Month at Flynt Middle School were Amanda Lester, Tifani Greeson, Ryan Joiner, Jenna Flitcroft, April Reeves, Iris Ayers, Ayla Smith and Thelma Horne.
Bill Haisten threw the ceremonial first pitch to open the season for Spalding County Youth Baseball. He received a plaque from Griffin Trophy,presented by Harvest Temple pastor Tommy Powell.
CeCe Weems was a member of the Griffin Lady Bears tennis team.
ONE YEAR AGO
Doveen Bowden and Amma Crum dressed in 1800’s clothing and attended the ceremony commemorating Confederate Memorial Day sponsored by the James S. Boynton Chapter No. 222 of the United Daughters of the Confederacy.
Laura Smith and her 2-year-old daughter, Emma, attended the Angels in April event at Spalding Regional Medical Center.
Griffin High School history teacher Catherine Pursley announced her plans to retire at the end of the year and then travel the world.
Jeremy Steger of the John McIntosh Kell Camp 107 Sons of Confederate Veterans, participated in the ceremony which commemorated Confederate Memorial Day.
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