A much enjoyed event was a picnic at Milner, where a crowd of young girls visited a fortune teller and had their fortunes told, and later a delightful luncheon was served picnic fashion. In the party were Misses Chloe Prince, of Concord, Carrie Jenkins, Annie Scott, Nelle Drewry, Anna Belle Norman and Rose Kate Green.
Miss Mary Eleanor Willis was the delightful hostess for the Bridge Club at her lovely home on Taylor Street. The game was played on the wide porches which were very attractive with bright colored rugs, ferns, quantities of roses and sweet peas in vases and bowls on tabourettes. The game was followed by a delicious luncheon.
Miss Claire Hardon, of Athens, who had been the guest of Mrs. Henry Walker for several days, left for Jackson, accompanied by Miss Louise Walker, where they were the guests of Mrs. T.J. Dempsey for a week, going later to Indian Spring for 10 days.
Mrs. Philomon Ogletree, Mrs. E.M. Drewry, Mrs. J.H. Touchstone and Mrs. Ophelia Bridges Touchstone were spending a couple of weeks at the Wigwam, Indian Spring.
From the Annals of 1960
Mrs. Nadine Lifsey was awarded a 30-year service pin at William Carter Co. The presentation was made by C.E. Walker, manager of the Georgia plants for William Carter Co.
Lt. Col. George H. Best, head of the physics department at Gordon Military College, was selected to attend a Summer Institute for Teachers of Mathematics and Physics in Junior Colleges and Liberal Arts Colleges. The institute was held at Clemson College, Clemson, S.C.
Oscar Sibley Gatlin Jr., better known as “Buster” was named an Outstanding Student at Georgia Southwestern College. He is a 1958 graduate of Griffin High School. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Sibley Gatlin of Griffin.
Miss Lynn Cochran was among those selected to serve as junior marshall for commencement exercises at Wesleyan College in Macon. Lynn is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. H.L. Cochran of Griffin.
From the Annals of 1985
Willye Heard was crowned Ms. Living Center in a contest at the center. She was crowned by Mary Kitchens, activities director. The Ms. Living Center contest was sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Griffin.
The Pilot Club of Griffin, Inc. presented Mrs. Judy Rogers the Pilot of the Year award. Mrs. Hazel Patrick made the presentation.
Felton Rainwater who was the year’s General Griffin tried his hand at throwing a softball to try to dunk someone in water, sitting on a trap door. Gen. Griffin was among the thousands of people at city park during the weekend to celebrate Mayfling activities.
Ladies Elks Auxiliary made last minute checks for their 31st annual fish fry at Griffin Elks Lodge 1207 on Williamson Road. The fish fry was in conjunction with Mayfling.
From the Annals of 2000
Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Shivers celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They celebrated with their grandchildren, children and their spouses with a cookout at their home in Columbus. A celebration was also held at the home of Ezelle Reynolds in Woodbury.
Arthur and Edyth Sharpe Soulis celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary by going to the Gulf for a few days. Their children are Maria Soulis, Arthur Soulis Jr. and the late Cynthia Wellons.
Ron and Jamie Trice Smith celebrated their third wedding anniversary. They have two children, Austin and Breanna. The couple were married at Crossing Creek Farm.
Christopher and Frankie Allen celebrated their 15th wedding anniversary. They have two daughters, Laquitha and Meshayda.
From the Annals of 2005
L. James Rentz, D.M.D., grandson of the late Richard Y. Hawkins of Griffin and the late Dr. T.I. and Margorie Hawkins also of Griffin, graduated with honors from the Medical College of Georgia.
The Valdosta State University announced that Bethany April Graham made the dean’s list for high academic achievement for the spring 2005 semester.
Megan Crenshaw, a sixth grader at Griffin Christian Academy was awarded Star-Student, all A’s and perfect attendance awards for the 2004-2005 school year.
The recipients of the 2005 McDonald’s Ray Kroc Award were Octavia Geter of Griffin High School and Chris Gill of Spalding High School. Octavia is the daughter of John Geter of Griffin. Chris is the son of Gary and Trudy Gill of Griffin.