Tuesday, January 4, 2011

YOU ARE THERE - January 7, 1981

Srah Cook won $1,000 in the Coca-Cola Cash Caps Contest.  She bought the Coke at McLeod's.

Reggie Evans and Curtis Thigpen were sworn into the City Council, and Bob Sanford became Mayor.

Charles Duncan served interim pastor for First Baptist Church (between Brooks and Byerly).

The "Treutlen Scrapbook" photo was a 1938 dance at the Community House. Suits for the gentlemen; floor-length gowns for the ladies. The wooden walls looked very light before the varnish grew dark.  The juke box in the photo was not a rarity, as it was one of the products distributed by Sparks Specialty Company of Soperton.  Clayton Stephens considered Mr. and Mrs. Sparks as the county's foremost philanthropists. What they gave was out of their own pockets; it didn't come from tax revenues - local, state, or federal. The Sparks building had its office in the building occupied in 2011  by Southern Belles Florist.

Teen of the week: Linda Claxton.

Deaths: Mrs. Ola Spivey, Felton Lee (Skin) Harrison, Archie Ball Johnson.

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