Thursday, September 2, 2010

YOU ARE THERE - September 4, 1985

The Soperton Guano Plant was destroyed by an arsonist, beginning at 12:30 a.m. Monday. The fired drifted toward Main Street, and Treutlen Upholstery was unharmed. Clayton Stephens said "Losing a landmark is a lot like losing a friend.  It just takes away from you that can never be replaced." Within a few minutes of finding the fire, word came that the Fowler warehouse on the creek side of East Louisiana Avenue was on fire, too. The larger cotton warehouse (Soperton Concrete's tower 2010) was destroyed by fire earlier in 1985.

The Treutlen-Wheeler landfill got a $50,000 grant.

Windsor wrote about the four kinds of poisonous snakes in Georgia.

"Do words scare you?" asked Ricks, reprinting advice from Reader's Digest's Editor-in-Chief.

Lauren Shurling was about to turn seven on September 6.

Tarrytown News: Roy Paul of Hinesville and Sherri Paul of Mount Vernon had dinner with Mrs. Alene Paul.

160 attended Forestry Field Day.

Borden's milk was $1.79 per gallon at J. W.'s.

William A. Ricks 
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