Sunday, January 20, 2008

Signs from the Sign Man 01/07/08 - 01/20/08

Ice Bowl 2. Manning and Favre. The Frozen Tundra.

Read Becca's story. At Soperton Pharmacy.

Happy 1st Birthday Lailon Williams. Love, Mom and Dad.

Happy 16th plus 13 Birthday Kristy Bell McCoy.

Happy 4th Birthday Sissy Lynn Hinson. Love, Mom and Dad.

Fishing on the Oconee with the Mullet Eating Champ. - Crow-Mart. Low Prices. Hot Coffee. And Great Minds meet.

3 Shopping Days to Dana Moore's Birthday. - Cynthia Reese's Book Makes Debut in France.

Quiet, Bill is sleeping. NOT!

Happy Birthday Zamian Latimer. From Mom, Dad and Family.

Quiet. Bill is sleeping. - Meet the new mayor. Keys.

Happy birthday Clara Mae Mosley on Jan. 6th from her family.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Personal: Friends of Hugh Ricks

My cousin Hugh Ricks died this morning, and the funeral has been set for 2 p.m. Saturday, January 12, with visitation from 12:30 to 1:30. The obituary was not posted at this time (1 p.m. Thursday), but should be available later on the Sammons Funeral Home website:

Hugh's picture appeared on my past post with the City Council members of January 1973.


Friday, January 4, 2008


DFCS Staff and Board honored Mrs. Ruby M. Barwick (34 years service) and Mrs. Johnie W. Moring (31 years service, including 9 years teaching) with a retirement dinner at Sweat's Barbecue. Participants on the program included Miss Mildred Sessions, Miss Ruth Courson, Mr. Jack Sweat, and Mrs. Frankie C. Ware.

Other photos that week: New council members being sworn in: Jack Pournelle, Hayes Lawton, Gerald Smith. 80th birthday of Mabel Burns Williamson.

35 Years Ago - January 4, 1973

Hugh Ricks (left) was sworn in as a new City Councilman. L-r: Mayor Frank Radford, Councilmen Glenn Wilcher, Jack Pournelle, Elvin Young, and James Monroe (Crow) Moxley. Seated: City Clerk Becky Hooks. Photographed in the old City Hall on First Street (MLK Drive) before the railroad depot was renovated in September 1973. Councilman Moxley, after a long absence, was sworn again January 3, 2008. He is the only of the elected official in the picture who is currently serving. City Clerk Hooks continues on her job.

Other photos that week: Individual photo of Ricks's swearing in, individual photos of county officers being sworn in, Young Farmers organization newly organized, basketball photos.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

New Signs for 12/31/07 - 01/01/08

Happy New Year Treutlen.

In Memory of Ben Lane. Toombs County's Sign Man.

2008. Start Your Days with a Prayer.

Happy 16th Birthday Brandi Snead. 12/31/07. From Mom and Dad.

Where Love Grows by Cynthia Reese. Get it at and Soperton Pharmacy.

Congratulations New Heavy Weight Boxing Champ Scott Williams.

Last 07 Day.

Signs by the Soperton Sign Man, Posted by Bill Ricks of Soperton. Happy New Year!