From the Annals of 1909
Griffin rural route 5 mail carrier Lee Dearing married Hampton’s Essie Smith.
The building of the new addition to the Farmers and Merchants warehouse was under way and would be finished in time for the new cotton crop in the fall.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Strickland, Hattie Head, Mr. and Mrs. Hendley Kell left for Alaska. They also went to the exposition at Seattle, visited other Western cities and took a trip through parts of California.
Sarah Berry and. David Berry gave a party in honor of their cousin, Mary Gilliard, of Jackson.
From the Annals of 1959
Mrs. Larue Hilliard, 27, won the WKEU Rockathon after 72 hours and 40 minutes of rocking. She was awarded first prize of $250. Rou Burrell, 30, won second place prize and stopped rocking a few minutes before Mrs. Hilliard. Third place went to Ellis Simmons. Second and third place prizes were gift certificates for a watches.
Griffin’s W.L. Martin completed a course in servicing electrical appliances and was awarded a diploma by the National Radio Institute of Washington, D.C.
Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Voyles and Mr. and Mrs. Rex Snell attended the National Convention of the American Business Club in Charleston, W. Va. They represented the Griffin Chapter of the ABC Club.
Mrs. C.B. Pierce of Griffin returned home after attending the National Meeting of the American Society of Medical Technologists in Phoenix, Ariz. She was the state secretary of the society. Her husband, C.B. Pierce, accompanied her on the trip.
From the Annals of 1984
Griffin High’s varsity cheerleaders were honored for performing at the Griffin High basketball games during the 1983-84 season. Receiving awards were Penny Smith, Most Spirited Award; Benji Brown, Scholastic Award; and Julie Hammond, Cheerleader of the Year.
Michelle Owens and Shari Scudder were honored for their contributions to the Griffin High Girls softball team. Scudder received the Best Defensive Player award. Owens received the Best Batter Award with a .439 batting average.
Members of the Griffin High boys varsity basketball team were honored at the annual banquet at Griffin High. Receiving awards were Steve Whitaker, Captain; Keith Ambles, Best Offensive Player; Isaac Blanton, Best Defensive Player; Oliver Baker and Wayne Harps, Most Improved Player Awards; Rob Ribbins, Scholastic Award; and Mark Wooden, Most Valuable Player.
Members of the girls varsity basketball team honored at the annual banquet were Runette White, Best Defensive Player Award; Kelly Green, Most Valuable Player, Captain’s Plaque and Scholarship Award; Shari Scudder, Most Outstanding Teammate Award and Captain’s Plaque; and Regina Thompson, Most Valuable Player.
From the Annals of 1999
Calvin and Grace Huggins celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary with a trip to Hawaii. Their children were Gary and Diane Thompson, Randy Thompson, and Shane and Janet Huggins.
Demetrius and Celecia Geiger celebrated their sixth wedding anniversary in Marietta. Their children were Antonio Watkins and Demetrius Geiger.
James and Alma J. Tanner Martin celebrated their third wedding anniversary with a night out and dinner. Their children were Towanda Berry and Reginald Berry.
Griffin’s Michael Moody won a scholarship from the Gordon College Foundation. Moody was a Pike County High graduate and son of Ted and Elaine Moody.
Griffin’s Anne Elizabeth Day was named to the Samford University dean’s list for the spring semester. She was the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. William H. Day.
From the Annals of 2004
Selina Dukes-Walton received her doctorate in education and administration at Sarasota/Argosy University in Sarasota, Fla. She was the wife of John M. Walton and daughter of Annette W. Dukes and William Dukes Sr.
Bobby and Barbara Brown celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a banquet given by their children, Barbara’s sisters and sister-in-law.
Tim Williams, chair of the William A. Gregory Scholarship Committee for Kiwanis of Griffin, presented the Kiwanis scholarships for 2004. Recipients were Cody Carlson, Emily Bradley, Adrienne Woodham, Briana Martin, Anna Daniel, Chris Weathington, Siara Van Excel, Jasmine Stinson, Jalani Moten and Rebecca Hodgson. Recipients of the Earl F. “Rip” Savage Scholarships included Robert McGee and Yasmeen Shata.
Robin Jones and son Curtis Jones filled out the necessary paperwork at Jordan Hill Elementary to sign Curtis up to be a Boy Scout, more specifically a Tiger Scout.