Friday, December 31, 2010

YOU ARE THERE - January 1, 1986

John Henry Shivers was charged with murder in the shooting death of James L. Powell, at the home of Ethel Pearl Lovett.  Sheriff Hooks said that the pair had argued a few years earlier, when Powell shot Shivers, but no charges were filed then.  There was a lot of drinking at the house this time, and Shivers shot Powell with a 22 five times, some hitting vital organs.

"Looking Back": January 3, 1936, The Bank of Soperton had a supply of the new dollar bills, which carried both faces of the Great Seal on the back.  There was no "IN GOD WE TRUST" on the currency, but the motto "E PLURIBUS UNUM" was displayed on the seal.

Five generations attend the Grady Hutcheson reunion.

J. W. Meeler died at age 68.

T-bone steak was $2.79 per pound at Harrells IGA Food Liner.

"Happenings": Jack Josey, Jr. of Atlanta spent the holidays with his father Jack Josey, Sr. and family of Augusta and other relatives.

"Happenings": Mr. and Mrs. Randy Dorsey of Cheyenne, WY are visiting their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Benny Heath and Mr. and Mrs. Bill Cullen.

"Banes Reports": Visiting Mrs. Geneva Ceasar is Miss Tonya Ceasar and Miss Renee Ceasar.

"Banes Reports": Miss Cynthia Tennison, now residing in Atlanta, was visiting her mother Mrs. Thirkeld Baker and friends.

William A. Ricks 
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