News of 10 years ago
In the last week, a group calling itself the Citizens for the Conservation and Controlled Growth of Butts County has hastily formed to fight the rock quarry proposed by Vulcan Materials.
Indian Springs State Park Manager Don Coleman is looking for volunteers who are passionate about the park, to join a Friends of Georgia State Parks branch.
Four suspects were jailed in connection with an April 8 armed robbery at the Stark Road Chevron.
The Daughtry Foundation and the youth services group Twin Cedars are seeking to rezone 14 acres to establish a therapeutic group home for boys.
Deaths during the week: Otis Askins, 94; Brenda Barnes, 62; Robert S. Cawthon, 80; Margie W. Kinsey, 92; Weyman Pouncey, 75.
News of 20 years ago
Leslie Daniely has won the Macon Telegraph’s Golden Eagle Award for her “outstanding contributions to school and community.”
Keldrick Crowder has been chosen for the Governor’s Honors Program at Valdosta State, and Beth Mangham was named as an alternate.
Saluted for their work with Girl Scouts during Leaders Week were Felicia Myricks, Sharon Stanfield, Pat Darnell, Colleen Espress, Clara Thaxton, B.J. Massey, Margaret Watkins, Gay Fortson and Elizabeth Rotter.
Charlie Biles has been named the Outstanding Physical Education Major of the Year at the University of Georgia.
Ground-breaking ceremonies were held Friday for B&B Produce on Mulberry Street. Bill and Bonnie Gunter are the owners.
Jackson High’s track team swept the regional meet here Friday, scoring 116 points to 68 for Putnam County. East Coweta with 40 and Lamar County with 30 trailed the leaders.
Deaths during the week: Jack W. Mangham, 59; David Lee Berry Sr., 83; Mrs. Margaret Ham Caldwell, 70; Mrs. Louise Rochester, 67; Mrs. Katherine Marchman Saunders, 58; Mrs. Elizabeth Renate Toepleb, 77; Mrs. Mary Juel Tolbert Upshaw, 76.
News of 30 years ago
The Butts County Chamber of Commerce has named Elaine Mangham Secretary of the Year.
The opening and closing ceremony team of the Jackson High School FICA Club has been named best in the state. Its members are Yvonne Deraney, Gina Dooley, Randy Hutcheson, Cheryl Loftin, Timmy Patterson, Scott Folsom and Wesley James.
The Jackson House of Socks, J.L. Webber, owner, opened this week at 112 West Third Street.
Mrs. Carmen O’Neal was honored with a party on her 84th birthday at Westbury Medical Care Home.
First-place winners in the Girl Scouts’ poster contest were Tammy Turner, Mary Loftin and Chelbie Daniel.
Russ Kilby has been named regional purchasing supervisor for the Marmon-Keystone Corporation in Norcross.
Deaths during the week: Hiram Maurice Moore, 91; Roger Kimbell, Sr.; Harry Redman, 79.
News of 40 years ago
Mrs. Imogene Leverette has been installed as president of the Jackson Business and Professional Women’s Club; Mrs. Nancy Houghtaling and Mrs. Mary Ann Stevenson, vice presidents; Mrs. Beverly Stewart, secretary; and Mrs. Mary Will Hearn, treasurer.
Jackson High School winners in the Central Georgia Electric Membership Corp. essay contest were Lisa Browning, Regina Hudson, Glen Maddox, Larry Duke, Joni Thaxton and Marcia Yawn.
David Rice has been named president of the Jackson High School chapter of FFA; Bowman Pace, vice president; Lamar Smith, secretary; and Tommy Edison, treasurer.
Benjamin F. Head has received the Sustained Superior Performance Award from the Atlanta Army Depot.
Mrs. Tommy Andrews has been named president of the Butts County Parent-Teacher Association; Mrs. Anna Williams, vice president; Mrs. Charlotte Battle, secretary; and Mrs. Barbara Gaye, treasurer.
Officers to serve the Jephtha Chapter No. 252 Order of the Eastern Star include Mrs. Rozelle Lunsford, worthy matron; Mrs. Betty Mitchell, associate matron; Bill Browning Jr., associate patron; Mrs. Madge Pickett, secretary; and Mrs. Eugene Leverette, treasurer.
News of 50 years ago
Marilyn Patrick has won the PTA-sponsored essay on citizenship, with Lucky Jones second and Lydia Moore third.
John Minter, son of the Rev. P. Minter, former pastor of Jackson Methodist Church, will fill his father’s old pulpit Sunday.
Linda Harrison placed fourth in Class B piano competition at the State Literary Meet in Macon.
Mrs. Flora Price will head the Jackson Business and Professional Women’s Club next year and serve with Mrs. Gladys Wilson and Mrs. Winnie Moore, vice presidents; Mrs. Jewellen Polk, secretary; and Mrs. Kathleen Cartwright, treasurer.
Alexius Commandery No. 22 has elected W.T. Evans as eminent commander; Guy Howard, generalissimo; Charles E. Rooks, captain general; and A.W. Newton, treasurer and recorder.
Deaths during the week: James Edward Bond, 70; David Tillman Long, 69.