Wednesday, February 9, 2011

YOU ARE THERE -February 11, 1976

Treutlen Majorettes won a pile of trophies at the National Baton Twirling Association competition. (Thanks Mrs. June)

Johnny Moxley of Tarrytown was STAR Student, and Principal Gary Walden was STAR Teacher.

P. B. "Petty Moring" was recognized as the first pulpwooder, as he hauled Jim Fowler's slash pine logs to Savannah to Dr. Herty's lab to make the first pine-pulp newsprint, which was used in the March 31, 1933, Soperton News.

Windsor wrote about the newspaper's first bicentennial event, reproduction of the 1933 slash pine edition, to be inserted inside the February 18, 1976 issue.

Ricks  introduced an article from the February 19, 1926, Soperton News, describing Jim Fowler's pioneering tree planting.

Mrs. Joe E. Logan celebrated her 88th birthday.

Seventh Graders built and adobe house. (Reported by Sandi Brinson)

Mike Collins won the Mistake Beauty Contest.

Jason Palmer showed how easy it was to use the new drive-thru facility of the Bank of Soperton.

William A. Ricks 
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