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January 29, 1975
Although the people in his hometown of McRae, even the children, called him James, in Treutlen County he was Mr. Windsor. He bought the Soperton News from the Vidalia Ledfords at Thanksgiving 1971 and created his publishing shop Suburban Printing Corporation at Higgston a year later. He was the most intelligent man that many people ever knew with a supreme understanding of people. He is pictured in the Soperton News office on First Street (later MLK Drive), shaped like a boxcar but smaller. Middle-aged but slim with boundless energy, he made the News a model of country journalism, known by journalists all over the state. As News Editor, I used the desk when he was out, and when he was in my space was the typewriter behind him on a rolling fold-up stand. The ever-personable Jeanne McLendon had the desk near the front door.
Others that week: Basketball, Clayton Stephens with Wayne Sumner, Jennie Belle Gillis, two scouts, APDC group, Ralph Burgess, Jack Sweat, Stevie Meeks, Wade Clark, Phyllis Ricks and daughter, Jim L. Gillis, Jr., 4-H.
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