G.J. Coppedge announced as candidate for alderman from the First Ward. Mr. Coppedge was a very clever and popular citizen and had many friends who would be glad to see him elected as a member of the aldermanic board.
E.P. Edwards, a well-known and highly esteemed young business man, announced as a candidate for alderman from the Third Ward.
Mrs. J. Henry Walker entertained with a delightful party in honor of her young cousin and house guest, Mr. Frank Smith, of Birmingham, Ala. “42” was the game played and the score cards were hand-painted in sprays of forget-me-nots, the artistic work of the young daughter of the house, Miss Louise Walker. Quantities of daisies and roses were used in the rooms open to the guests.
A lovely event was the moonlight picnic given by Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Thomas in honor of their house guests, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Thomas, of Atlanta, and Mr. Walter Thomas, of Jackson. The party drove out to the old Bailey home, where a delightful evening was enjoyed and an elegant luncheon served, picnic fashion.
From the Annals of 1960
Among those from Griffin Branch of American Association of University Women attending the state convention in Statesboro were Mrs. A.H. Caldwell, Mrs. Ruth Spangler, Miss Geraldine Purdy and Miss Juanita Floyd. The theme of the convention program was “College Women: Individual and Citizen.”
Leslie Brown, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Brown of Griffin, was elected president of the Valdosta State College’s Woman’s Residence Hall Council.
Miss Bertha Cunard, Mesdames Albert Jones, Gwen Murphy and Melissa Durrance, all members of the Griffin Pilot Club, attended the District One Spring Convention in Savannah.
Some 50 members of the National Guard Medical Unit in Griffin attended a firing exercise at Ft. McClelland, Ala. They were instructed in the proper use of both pistols and rifles. The unit is commanded by Capt. J.B. Reeves, the commanding officer.
From the Annals of 1985
Jacqueline Marie Earl and John Paul Elliott, both of Griffin, were named to the dean’s list at Georgia College in Milledgeville.
James W. Woodall, forest technology student, and Marshall C. Woodall, wildlife technology student, at Abraham Baldwin College at Tifton, were named to the dean’s list.
Joseph Maddox of Griffin was named to the Presidential Honor Society at the DeVry Institute of Technology in Atlanta. He was an electronics technician student.
Manley Ray Alford, son of Mr. and Mrs. W.A. Alford of Griffin, was named to the dean’s list at North Georgia College in Dahlonega.
From the Annals of 2000
Approximately eight history-lovers made their way to the old-section of Oak Hill Cemetery for the fourth-annual Cemetery Ramble sponsored by the Griffin-Spalding Historical Society. Visitors, under the direction of local historians, J.P. Jennings, Wally Brown, and Brad O’Brien, toured the graves of 11 of Griffin’s most prominent citizens from the 19th century.
Brian Wilmoth read a book to his granddaughter Sloane Best at the Scholastic Book Fair on Grandparents Day at St. George’s Episcopal School.
Meredith Edwards, age 8, caught a 10-pound bass unassisted on a beetlespin with 4-pound test. She is the daughter of Judge and Mrs. Christopher Edwards. The judge was the all-time state of Georgia recordholder for tarpon, 161 pounds, 7 feet and 2 inches—a much larger salt-water version of the largemouth bass.
As part of Red Ribbon Week, Georgia National Guard Counter Drug Task Force personnel visited Anne Street Elementary School to talk about the dangers of drug use.
From the Annals of 2005
Orrs Elementary students Thomas Sheppard, fourth grade, and Brian Sheppard, first grade, shared breakfast with their mom, Tamala Sheppard, at the school’s Muffins With Mom parent involvement event.
Samantha Parker, a student at Cowan Road Elementary, donated 10 inches of her hair for Locks for Love. She had her hair cut at Fantastic Sam’s.
Justin Laster, a Boy Scout with Troop 77 from VFW Post 5448, lead a discussion on how discipline molds people during a camping trip. “Discipline is given from God and our parents because they love us and want what is best for us and our future,” Laster told the group.
Griffin High catcher Jordan Hammond signed to continue his baseball career with South Georgia Junior College in Douglas, Ga. Joining Hammond at the signing were his parents Tammy and Mitch, as well as traveling team coach Joel Chavous, Griffin High head coach Jamie Cassady and Griffin High assistant coach Sal Argila.