Wednesday, November 10, 2010

YOU ARE THERE - November 12, 1980

When city qualifying ended, Frank Radford was not on the ballot. The former mayor had threatened many times over the years to give up his seat, and this time he did.

The two-story, historic, C. D. Williams House was set for destruction after the First Baptist Church sold the building for $1,000. It stood on the lot across the street from the Methodist Church, where the three crosses are in 2010.

Preliminary Census figures showed Treutlen population over 6,000.

Lindsay Scott! Lindsay Scott! Ricks wrote about the famous play that made the Bulldogs number one, also about Lindsey's foray to Smutt, Georgia, where he ran off the road the previous July with charges made.  He had other exploits in Athens. (Maybe that's when Ricks began to suspect that the Bulldogs were not number one in every respect.)

Windsor wrote about the popular TV series "Dallas," and the "Pine Poll" asked "Who shot J. R.?"  Most thought it was Dusty.

"50 Years Ago" - Nov. 14, 1930: " The Orianna Boys Basketball team beat Soperton."

Tony Thigpen won the ARC "Grocery Run" raffle.

Since we didn't have Google Maps back then, the newspaper printed instructions to Savannah Country Day.

Pete McDuffie visited Berryhill's Bluff with the Gillis Brothers and "Hard-working Gene Bowers".

William A. Ricks 
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