Way Back WhenAug 8th, 2013 | By Jacob | Category: History
August 13, 1943 Friends will be sorry to learn that Lawrence Catledge, former Madison boy, is confined to the U.S. Naval Hospital at Mare Island, Calif. Raymond O. Milford, AOM 2-c, who is a Petty Officer Second Class in the United States Navy, has completed his Combat Air Crew Training, and on July 18, 1943, was presented his Air Crew Wings. News has reached here that Mr. C.L. Tadlock has safely arrived in England. Pfc. Joe Black Sanders of Avon Park visited is parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ola Sanders, over the weekend.
August 7, 1953 Beer joints and assorted hangouts in this county were socked with a one-two punch by the County Commissioners Wednesday when the board approved a no-beer on Sunday resolution and a curfew other nights from midnight-7 a.m. Miss Mary Margaret English, 17, of Greenville, was injured fatally and John Waring, 20, of Madison, was hurt seriously when the small plane Waring was flying crashed on his father’s farm, three miles north of Madison, on the Quitman Highway. Nell Norfleet will accompany Dr. and Mrs. A.F. Harrison and daughters, Betsy and Fran, to Neptune Beach next week. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Reams and baby are pleasantly located in an apartment in the home of Mr. and Mrs. R.W. McMullen in Lee.
August 9, 1963 Large quantities of tobacco are coming in to the local warehouses, with truckloads lined up at night from the brick warehouse to the IGA store and then around the corner for great distance towards the foot of the hill. Grover Cone of Greenville ginned the first bale of cotton of the season for the J.C. Burnette gin here Tuesday. A boy riding a bicycle on the Quitman Highway near Claude Duval’s place last Saturday afternoon was struck by an automobile and hurt. Prentiss Cherry has rented the store building, formerly occupied by the Vonnie Store on South Range Street, and will open a White Auto Store next month.