Lionel A. Moore, of the Moore Mercantile Company, bought out the Johnson-Monand Grocery Company, and moved the stock of goods to Paul Flynt’s old store, where he ran a first-class family and fancy grocery store.
Miss Annie Scott entertained at a theatre party with Miss Corrie Bridges as the guest of honor, and later the guests were served a delicious sweet course at the home of the hostess. Those invited to meet Miss Bridges were Miss Ruth Travis, Miss Nelle Drewry, Miss Bessie Barham, Miss Anna Belle Norman, and Mrs. George Weathers.
Miss Rosa Kate Green entertained at a lovely reception in honor of the Philathea class. All the rooms open to the guests were attractively decorated with nasturtiums and sweet peas, combined with ferns. In the spelling bee, the prize, a box of candy, was given Miss Corrie Bridges, and in the guessing contest Miss Bessie Acree won the prize. a year’s subscription to the “Ladies’ Home Journal.”
A beautiful children’s party was given by little Miss Virginia Crouch in honor of her house guest, Miss Florence Blanton. Pink roses and pink sweet peas were the pretty decorations used in all the rooms. A delightful sweet course was served by Mrs. Charles Wolcott and Mrs. Otis Crouch.
From the Annals of 1960
Lewis R. Simonton, Superintendent of Water and Sewage Treatment, Griffin, participated in the 80th Annual Conference of the 13,000-member American Water Works Association held in Bal Harbour, Fla.
Oscar Sibley (Buster) Gatlin Jr., of Griffin, was recognized in the Honors Day program at Georgia Southwestern College as secretary of the Young People’s Christian Association and as a student personality.
Elizabeth Elder of Griffin was awarded a Sigma Delta Chi Scholarship Award (Excellence in Journalism) at the University of Georgia Honors Day.
Miss Sara Moore, daughter of Mrs. M.C. Ballard of Griffin, received the Bachelor of Science degree in home economics from Tift College.
From the Annals of 1985
Teresa Jaynes, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Jaynes of Griffin, was named the Outstanding French Student of the Year at Tallulah Falls School. Teresa was also named to the president’s list for winter quarter.
Jack and Carolyn Hays were honored during a reception at First Baptist Church. Hays had retired after nearly 30 years of professional work as Scout executive with the Flint River Council of Boy Scouts of America with headquarters in Griffin.
Verlinda McGlotha, Griffin High senior, was nominated to receive one of two scholarships totalling $5,800 in the state in cooperation with the Georgia Association of Housing Authorities which financed the scholarships.
Doug Taylor and Mrs. Betty Moore flashed winning smiles after being named “Boss of the Year” and “Secretary of the Year” at the annual Secretary’s Day luncheon at the Moose Lodge. Taylor was personnel director of Signal Mills and a past president of the Griffin Kiwanis Club. Mrs. Moore was the secretary at the Griffin Area for Retarded Citizens workshop.
From the Annals of 2000
Griffin High School basketball player Kenyatta Manning signed a scholarship with Chattanooga State College. Present with her at Moore Elementary School were her uncle, K.D. Fisher, and Coach Jackson.
David H. Brown III of Ideal Homes of Griffin received the designation of Certified Manufactured Housing Consultant, according to the Georgia Manufactured Housing Educational Institute. Brown completed two courses to earn the designation.
Alice Pounds of the Daughters of the American Revolution presented the DAR Good Citizen Award to Griffin High senior Chris Baldwin. GHS principal Michael McLemore was on hand for the presentation. Dozens of Anne Street Elementary School honor students maintained As and Bs for three of the four nine-week grading periods. They were rewarded with a cookout.
From the Annals of 2005
Bruce Scott, of Griffin, was promoted from captain to correctional major at the Georgia Diagostic and Classification Prison in Jackson. Scott was chosen for the promotion from a field of his colleagues after he was interviewed by a board of correctional supervisors and professionals. He had been working at the prison since 1987.
John Chesney of Williamson was named to the College academic dean’s list at Trinity International University in Deerfield, Ill.
Truett-McConnell College named Kerri Leigh Wells and Eric Franklin Woods, both of Griffin, to the president’s club for spring semester 2005.
Paulita Lyder of Macon high-fived Christian Dever of Barnesville after he answered a question correctly during a health fair staged at the Lamar County Activity Center sponsored by Gordon College students in the LPN to registered nurse accelerated program. Lyder was a student in the program and Dever was among the young people in a summer camp at the activity center.