100 YEARS AGO
Griffin High School closed a successful year with a recitation from Miss Ruby Stevens, Miss Myrtice Tyus and Miss Mary Hunton.
Ed Davis returned from a business trip to Madison.
Miss Helen Griffin performed a piano solo at the closing exercises of Griffin High School.
Bailey Fowler returned from a pleasant trip of ten days in New York.
A.S. Drewry, Will Critton, Levi Barnes, Clayton Grenton, A.L. Hogan, Ben Hammond, Luke Jenkins, Marten Kelley, George May, Gus Palmore, Joseph Rendle, Mrs. Lula Watson, Mrs. Willie Thomas, Miss Ollie Mason and Annie Lee Bailey had letters remaining at the Griffin Post Office.
50 YEARS AGO
Dr. Henry Gold and Dr. Kirby Star attended the Northern District Dental Seminar in Atlanta.
Miss Joyce Perdue, a freshman student at Middle Georgia College, was named one of the students with the highest academic average for the year.
The United States Air Force appointed Clayton Brown as one of five liaison officers in Georgia.
Miss Lisa Elder was recognized as an honor student during the University of Georgia Honors Day exercises.
Capt. Joe Hazel and his sons, Tommy and Chris, left after visiting their parents and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. D.F. Hazel, of Airport Road.
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Miller visited their daughter, Mrs. Bean, in Cherryville, N.C.
25 YEARS AGO
Kelly Bradley portrayed a frog in the “Never-Never Land” production at Griffin Dance Academy.
Griffin Police Chief Jimmy Sutton put Mayor Ernest “Tiggy” Jones and County Commission Chairwoman Ruth Martin behind bars as part of “Jail-n-Bail Day.”
Griffin dentist Dr. Kit Weathers was among the pilots entered in the tenth annual hot air balloon festival in Helen.
Jackson Daniel, a photographer and writer for the Griffin Daily News, was recognized at the Georgia Association Press Meeting at the Omni International Hotel for his prize-winning photo.
10 YEARS AGO
Anne Street Elementary School student Jolessa Evans spoke to Atlanta Police Chief Beverly Harvard when she visited the school campus.
Helen Bornhauser was given a party upon her retirement as principal of Crescent Elementary School.
Officer Gene Wilson, of the Griffin Police Department, participated in the Special Olympics by running with a torch.
Brandon Birath, of Boy Scout Troop 123, in Pike County, received his Eagle Scout Award from Scout Master Zene Lee.
Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Gregory T. Dobson participated in a flag dedication in Ipswich, Australia, aboard USS Belleau Wood.
FIVE YEARS AGO
Luther and Gwendolyn Ridgeway fastened their seatbelts as they started their vehicle because the Georgia State Patrol had begun its Click it or Ticket seat belt campaign.
Naomi Pointer, Michelle McGhee and Kelsey BeDore, students at Stepping Stones Educational Therapy Center, jumped on an inflatable trampoline.
Spalding High School STAR student April Parent and Griffin High School STAR student Garry Tuggle were recognized by the Kiwanis Club of Griffin.
Jonathon Payne, Dillon Barnhart, Gerry Tuggle, David Lamb, Brad Wesley and Brandon Smith were members of the Griffin golf team.
ONE YEAR AGO
Millie Elliot presented Herschel Andrews with Georgia’s Older Worker and Older Employer of the Year Award.
The Griffin-Spalding County School System held a pinning ceremony for certified nursing assistants from Spalding High School, including Brandy Willis, Stanesha Underwood, Taylor Higgins and Molly Clevenger, Heather Killingsworth, Megan Bitrick, Casie Gatlin, Claire Echols and Christen Hand.
Marchella J. Anthony, Candace Daniels, Mackenzie D. Martin, Courtney Ware and Cynthia C. Williams, of Griffin High School, were recipients of an academic scholarship from the Xi Beta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.
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