Thursday, September 16, 2010

YOU ARE THERE - September 17, 1975

Monroe Lawrence was found guilty and sentenced to life, and his brother Tillman entered a plea of guilty to voluntary manslaughter in the shotgun death of Billy Manning at the drive-in window of the bar of Soperton Ice Plant, May 19, 1975.

Hospital Authority Chairman Hugh Gillis resigned. An opinion poll was submitted to voters on paying $35,000 to supplement the hospital deficient.  It was an important time in local history.

Windsor reported the results of Congressman Bill Stuckey's survey.

Ricks wrote about the medical use of the Barlow knife. 

Mr. and Mrs. Harley McLendon celebrated their 50th anniversary.

THS Senior Janie Thomas led the 4-H Clothing Club.

Treutlen County was a part of the new Mental Health Center in Dublin.

The Vikings lost to Wheeler County, 48-0.  The band fielded nine majorettes, five flag corps, and almost 30 instrumentalists.

William A. Ricks 
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