Monday, October 18, 2010

YOU ARE THERE - October 22, 1975

Will Peterson was elected to fill the unexpired term on the Hospital Authority of John E. (Jack) Ellington.

28 young men joined the new Jaycees organization. The standards are very high, including membership and attendance, so over the years the Soperton Jaycees have had ups and downs.

Hershel Riner of Louisville was arrested after his indictment for shooting Thomas Alfred Lawrence in the stomach with a .45 pistol.

The Soperton Garden Club and Boy Scout Troop 56 created a Bluebird Trail to restore the population of former days. Their efforts are still evident in today's many nests of bluebirds.

Ricks' column recounted the famous Soperton-Lyons game of 1954, when the out-manned Panthers stood back to the wall at their own one-foot line.  Reggie Evans  (yes, our Mayor) took the ball and returned it 99 1/2 yards for the winning touchdown.  Gerald Gillespie was named Coach of the Week by the AJC.  (Modestly, I add, my brother Morris was almost crushed by the onslaught, but threw the essential block , springing fleet-footed Reggie on his way.)

The 4-H Clothing Club toured the woolen mill.

Roy Stewart of Lyons was employed as Hospital Administrator in a time of turmoil for the Hospital Authority.

Holton's Chapel held a Youth Rally.

Rev. Reeves Hoyle resigned at Boiling Springs to be pastor at Harville near Statesboro.

There was a Captain's Corner seafood restaurant on Jackson Street, Dublin, next to C&S Bank.

The Vikings lost to Glennville.

The festival map showed only 125 booths, all in the original Iva Park.

William A. Ricks 
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