Sunday, January 10, 2010

1975 Sidney Smith Resigns

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January 8, 1975

After serving 18 years as Treutlen County Tax Commissioner, Sidney Smith turned in his resignation at the Probate Court office. Judge Clayton Stephens was home with the flu, so his assistants Teresa McLendon (Left) and Jane Asbell accepted the letter. Smith never had opposition in the elections all that time. He was authorized by the Georgia General Assembly to lie about his fishing. He gave James Windsor a good start as editor of the Soperton News by taking him on a river tour, which Windsor recounted in words and pictures, establish the paper's reputation for many years.

Others that week: A 1924 SHS graduation invitation, City Council induction, Barry Norris's turnip, and basketball.

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