Johnnie Sears Ricks, 76, died in Macon where she had lived for five years. She had served Soperton since she moved from Wheeler County in 1935, as nurse and administrator of the hospital and nursing home. She was married to J. H. "Red" Ricks.
Windsor's column: Another installment of Charles Kuralt's look at southern rural life.
Ricks's column: Ernest Camp, the "Wiregrass Poet" and editor of the Walton Tribune. He was the great uncle of Doey and Petty Moring. He had been inducted into the Georgia Newspaper Hall of Fame in 1962.
A city election was set for March 31, the first time that council members to be elected by district instead of "at large".
Dianna Hewitt was a state finalist in the Miss American Coed Pageant.
Paul Scott and Jamey Scott wrote 4-H articles about scouting deer and firearm safety.
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