Miss Louise Drewry was the delightful young hostess at a lovely tea, to which were invited Miss Mary Blanton, Miss Musadore Brown and Miss Grace Harris. After tea, Mr. Finley Kincaid, Mr. Aubrey Edwards, Mr. Gus Grye and Mr. Howell Edwards were invited for a game of bunco.
Mrs. Lovick Blanton entertained delightfully at a spend-the-day party at her lovely country home twelve miles from Griffin. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wolcott, Miss Marjorie Hayes Wolcott and Mrs. Walter Becks drove out in an automobile early in the morning, returning late in the afternoon, after a most enjoyable day.
Miss Lucy Beck and Miss Bessie Bowdoin, of Atlanta, accompanied Mr. and Mrs. Emory Drake to Wrightsville Beach, N.C., where they had a charming visit.
From the Annals of 1960
Army Pfc. James E. Gossett, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin L. Gossett of Hampton, participated with other personnel from the 97th Signal Battalion in April Shower, a field communications exercise in Germany. Gossett graduated from Henry County High School in 1958.
Army Spc. 4 Robert L. Mathis participated with other personnel from the 8th Division’s 26th Infantry in Operation Triple Threat, a special air mobility exercise in Germany. He is the son of Mr. Robert O. Mathis of Miami, Fla., and Mrs. Thelma Stroud of Griffin. He is a 1948 graduate of Fairmont High School.
Miss Sara Moore received a bachelor of science degree in home economics from Tift College in Forsyth. She is the daughter of Mrs. M.C. Ballard of Griffin.
Virginia Bowen received a four-year tuition scholarship at Wesleyan College in Macon. Virginia is the daughter of Mrs. J.Y. Bowen of Griffin.
From the Annals of 1985
David and Harriet Brock of Cotton States in Griffin were greeted by A.L. Nix during a convention at Callaway Gardens. Nix who was executive vice president of Cotton States was boosting its incentive trip to Big Sky, Mont., the following year. Some 200 agents from Georgia, Alabama, and Tennessee attended the Callaway convention.
Griffin High students performed a production of Porter, Bolton, and Wodehouse’s “Anything Goes,” at the Griffin High Auditorium.
The break dance team, “Breakin’ I,” performed at “A Very Special Art Festival” held at City Park. The festival was sponsored by the Griffin-Spalding County School System for the special education students. Team members included Terry Marshall, Reginald Lovett, Kory Maddox, Kimmy Calhoun and Alton Brown. The boys were in Mrs. Miley’s class at Third Ward School.
City and county commissioners with Chamber of Commerce representatives joined the owners and operators of the new Little People’s day care center for a ribbon cutting.
From the Annals of 2000
Heidi Lesser of Griffin was awarded the Guillebeau Scholarship from the Gordon College Foundation to attend the two-year college. The Griffin High School senior planned to major in education. She is the daughter of Jeanne H. Lesser.
Lyle Wayne McGhin of Griffin was awarded the Griffin Rotary II Scholarship from the Gordon College Foundation to attend the two-year college. The Griffin High School senior planned to major in education. He is the son of Michael and Bess McGhin.
Laura Ashley Wilson of Griffin was awarded the Robyn Johnson Hans Scholarship fron the Gordon College Foundation to attend the two-year college. The Grace Academy senior planned to major in general studies. She is the daughter of E.D. Wilson Jr.
Brie Batchelor of Griffin was awarded the Frances Wood Wilson Scholarship from the Gordon College Foundation to attend the two-year college. The Pike County High School senior is the daughter of William and Melanie Batchelor.
From the Annals of 2005
Charles and Nelda Smith of Milner celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary with a reception given to them by family and friends at First Baptist Church of Orchard Hill in the fellowship hall. Mr. and Mrs. Smith are the parents of three children, Donnie and Gail Smith, Sheryle and Eric Sigman and the late Dee Wilson.
Sgt. Edward Howard was promoted to correctional lieutenant at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson. Howard, who lives in Griffin, began his employment with GDCP in October 1989.
Mindy Griffis, Spalding High math instructor; Derrell Jeffcoat, Spalding High principal; Tom Wommack, PAGE Foundation president; Jo Ellis, Spalding High teacher, and Griffin-Spalding Superintendent Jesse Bradley celebrated the start of FEA in Griffin at Spalding High School.
At its annual symposium, Prevent Child Abuse Georgia presented the Michael E. Axelrod “Power of Prevention” award to Doris Breland who had demonstrated an outstanding commitment to prevent child abuse in all its forms in Spalding County. Ms. Breland was nominated by Prevent Child Abuse Spalding.