The Gingko tree at the Methodist parsonage was particularly dazzling that year.
DeeJay John Kea suffered a heart attack.
A reception for 150 volunteers who supported the creation of the Million Pines Welcome Center was held at the Community House. Councilman Jack Pournelle founded the center, and Judge Clayton Stephens kept it going.
David Mullis had lost his UGA class ring about 1970 at one of the Thigpen ponds. In 1980, when the water was down, he scratched around with a rake and found it. Although having lived in Florida most of his life, he still has a tremendous love for his hometown. He's the son of Mrs. Inez Mullis.
Teen of the Week was Lee Gillis.
The Soperton Garden Club met with Mrs. Jimmie Sue Mullen in Augusta.
Jimmy Nedward Ely, 44, died of injuries while working in Athens,
Albert Marvin Davis died at age 87. We remember his presence with his grandchildren at the fishing rodeos.
William A. Ricks
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