August 27, 1943
At the local livestock auction sale Tuesday No. 1 hogs brought $14.35; No. 2’s brought $13.85. Small hogs sold for from $10.00 to $18.00. 450 head of hogs were offered to sale. Thomas Odom of R. 2, Madison, was winner of one of the $25 war bonds given daily during the tobacco warehouses for the sheet of tobacco bringing the most money. Mr. Odom’s winning sheet weight 322 pounds and brought 48c lb. Elmer J. Thompson, formerly of Lee, graduated the past week in the Armament department of the Army Air Forces technical training command at Lowry Field, Colorado. The Baptist Junior boys had a swimming party and fish fry outing Tuesday afternoon at Blue Springs, given by their teacher, Mr. W.T. Sowell, assisted by his son Thurman and General Clayton. Those attended included Alvin Jones, Preston Green, Gene Harris, Malvin Vaughn, Carrol Lamb, Lavaughn Harris, James Parker and Buddie Holton.
August 21, 1953
The Annual Robert Morris Founders event of the Order of eastern Star will be having a picnic in the Suwannee River Park, at Ellaville 6 p.m. Thursday, August 27. District 6, including Madison, Greenville, Perry, Mayo and Monticello will participate. Mr. and Mrs. C W Hiers announce the birth of a daughter, Rebecca Jo, Aug 7, in a Valdosta hospital. The baby weighed 8 lbs. 5 oz. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Shackleford of Cherry Lake are announcing the arrival of a son, August 5th at Madison County Memorial Hospital. The young man has been named Richard Clayton.
August 23, 1963
Due to the continued increase in the cost of food supplies, especially milk, which will cost two cents more per pint this year, we find it necessary to increase the price of the elementary school lunch from twenty-five cents to thirty cents. Mr. Maury J Blalock, Jr. was the guest of honor at a catfish supper Tuesday night, August 6, at the Madison Restaurant private dining room. During the supper, Maury received a number of useful gifts. Mr. and Mrs. Elbert Strickland announce the birth of a baby girl weighing 6 pounds and 6 oz. on Tuesday August 20. The little lady has been named Connie Gail.