Wednesday, November 17, 2010

YOU ARE THERE - November 19, 1980

Retiring Mayor Frank Radford was named Citizen of the Year.

Three new businesses were recognized by the Chamber of Commerce: D'Hue's Discount Foods (Mrs. Dick Raiford), The Mulberry Bush (Mrs. Carlton Warnock), and The Game Room (Harold Cox).

The THS Band won the Class A Division of the East Georgia Marching Festival.

The city discussed buying an additional four acres at the Recreation Center for a swimming pool.

City Council voted to raise the train speed limit from 15 mph to 25 mph, as requested by the railroad.

Mr. and Mrs. Aubrey Parrish celebrated their 50th anniversary.

The Lions Club raised $1500 for charity from sales of sausage & biscuit at the festival the annual chicken dinner.

The Vikings lost to state number-one ranked Savannah Country Day, 27-21. The team's other losses for the season were to Class AA Lyons and  Blackshear and to Metter.  It was one of the best 6-4 teams in school history.

Brantley Ricks received the FFA's highest degree, American Farmer, presented at the National Convention.

William A. Ricks 
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