Wednesday, September 23, 2009

1979 Clayton at Welcome Center Dedication

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September 26, 1979
Clayton at Welcome Center Dedication
Clayton Stephens was one of several who spoke at the dedication of the Welcome Center on GA 29 at I-16. He didn't create the center, but he was the foremost booster to fund and support it until he died. Behind him is Governor George Busbee. Clayton paid for every local newspaper campaign ad for Busbee. There were a number of times that the governor could have made an appointment for Clayton, but he did not. Clayton struggled for state funding for the center, but the checks were always late and required many phone calls and letters.

Others that week: Forestry Pageant contestants, Midget football, and semester Honor Roll students.

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