From the Annals of 1958
Pan Electronics Corp. of Griffin was awarded an Air Force contract for radio sets totaling $136,000.
Juvenile Probation Officer Ed R. Crawford spoke to the Highland PTA on “The Seven Causes of Juvenile Delinquency”.
The American Business Club celebrated its 10th anniversary at the Moose Club.
Mr. Frank Johnson, a prominent Griffin business man, purchased the Griffin Hotel for $65,000.
Miss Jean Snider, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Snider, graduated from the Eastern Airlines Stewardess School in Miami Springs, Fla.
Spalding County, with total industrial payrolls of $6,273,017 for the first quarter of 1958, ranked 14th in the entire state, according to the Georgia Department of Labor.
From the Annals of 1986
County and city government officials listened to a pitch for the 911 emergency telephone system in the county commissioner’s meeting room in the courthouse annex.
The Griffin-Spalding Board of Education, in conjunction with its Adult and Community Education Program, announced that 104 adults in the Griffin and Spalding County area have completed requirements for the high school credential.
Spalding County law enforcement officers made a major search for a convict who escaped from Spalding Correctional Institute work crew.
Five-hundred bicyclers participating in Georgia’s annual “BRAG”, Bicycle Ride Across Georgia, spent the night at the Kiwanis Fairgrounds after a 63 mile ride from Griffin to Whitesburg.
Miss Traci M. Feltman, 15, daughter of Gordon and Carlene Feltman of Griffin, was selected to be a finalist in the 15th Annual Miss Georgia National Teenager Pageant.
From the Annals of 1998
Dr. Rosa K. Adamczyk spoke about “New Developments in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Parkinson’s Disease” in the Outpatient Lobby of Spalding Regional Hospital.
Ruth Ann Melton sat in the warmth of a Spalding County Fire Department truck, watching as firefighters struggled to save her old wooden home and wondering what she was going to do next.
Spalding County installed a new alarm at the animal shelter after a third break-in in just over a week.
Margaret and Hoyt Williamson celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. The couple was honored with a reception given by their children, Denise and Danny Kitchens, Diane and J.E. Pledger and Larry Williamson.
Several Johnson Pool Road residents spoke out against a proposed 95-home, rent-to-own subdivision in their neighborhood, one resident calling it “another slum”.
From the Annals of 2003
Valedictorian Vernorris Latrell Taylor delivered his commencement speech to his fellow Griffin High School graduating seniors, faculty, staff, administration, school board members and family and friends during graduation at Memorial Stadium.
Spalding County Farm Bureau members Barbara and Bill Kreider and Julian and Frances Jones traveled to Washington, D.C., with Georgia Farm Bureau members from across the state to meet with Georgia’s Congressional Delegation to discuss agricultural issues.
Students honored at the Griffin High School Tennis Team Banquet included Bill Stikes, Araj Syed, Chaz Douglas, Lane Pilcher, Kyle Culbreath, Ross Delash, Cianakah Weems, Madhur Dey, and Coach James Richardson.
Dick Morrow, Spalding County Commission Chairman, presents to William Colvin, of the Spalding County Collaborative and Gwen Byrd, Spalding County DFACS Supervisor, a proclamation as April being Prevent Child Abuse month.
The First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of Griffin welcomed home Col. Jon House, who had been called to serve during Iraqi Freedom at the Pentagon, Washington, D.C. The church had a welcome home celebration for House’s 18 months of service.
From the Annals of 2007
Griffin Fire Rescue workers took positions while trying to battle a structure fire at Watkins & Sons Funeral Home. The fully-involved fire was deemed a “total loss”.
Spalding High School honored the team’s four seniors - Ashley Kennedy, Dayla Middlebrooks, Jenni-Lynne Smith and Alicia Coggins - following the Lady Jags’ 2-0 win against Eagle’s Landing.
Spalding High math teacher Mindy Griffis was named the 2007 Teacher of the Year for the Griffin-Spalding School System at the Board of Education meeting.
After 33 years of service at the Griffin-Spalding County Library on Memorial Drive, Belinda White retired.
The Spalding County Courthouse was evacuated when a bomb threat was called in. No bomb was located and the courthouse was reopened.
Garrett Massey and Gene Sheffield were introduced as new Kiwanis Club of Griffin members. Massey was sponsored by his father Ronnie Massey and Sheffield was sponsored by David Dodson.