Jimmy Carter carried our county, 2 to 1, but the whole country chose Ronald Reagan. Herman Talmadge beat Mack Mattingly, 3 to 1, and Congressman Billy Evans won, 5 to 1, over Darwin Carter.
The Viking Band won three big trophies at Moultrie and a Superior rating.
Jim Warnock was named Soperton Postmaster.
Festival attendance reached a new high, and for the first time, crowds were already waiting when the gates opened.
Mendy Wall sold the most raffle tickets for Southern Maid hams for 4-H.
Teen of the Week was Chad Kight.
Guy Stone of Glenwood, WWI pilot, died. Look for his name when you visit the Air Museum in Warner Robins. Go to the link http://www.39thflighteagle.org/About/History.htm and scroll down till you see his name on the right column. It's an amazing story.
The Vikings beat Wheeler County, 48-6.
William A. Ricks
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