Way Back WhenOct 24th, 2013 | By Admin | Category: History
October 29, 1943
Staff Sgt. Sim Smith arrived in the States Thursday from the Middle East, where he has been on active duty for some months. Sgt. Smith will spend a 30-day furlough here with his mother, Mrs. Birdie C. Smith, before entering the Air Corps to train for a pilot. Henry Paul Graves, son of Mr. and Mrs. C.J. Graves of Pinetta, has enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard and is stationed at the U.S. Coast Guard Training Station in St. Augustine. Rep. King of California has introduced a bill in Congress calling for five new Marine hospitals, one of them in Florida. Mayor Hancock has wired our senators and representatives urging their support of the bill and advising them that Madison offers to furnish the site and anything else necessary to obtain the hospital that comes to Florida. Word was received in Greenville this past week that William McLeod was wounded in the fighting in the Italian campaign.
October 23, 1953
Sheriff Moore, early Wednesday night, recaptured Edward Brown, 20, one of three men who escaped from a Perry road camp. Brown was found at Sundown Court, about five miles south of Greenville. The Stroud Hotel was sold this week to Mr. Bill Hancock. The Madison Country Club completed all arrangements for purchasing the property known as the Dial Place from Mr. A.H. Hancock. This is a beautiful 140 acre farm of rolling land located just off U.S. 90 toward Tallahassee and about three-fourths of a mile from the city limits. A.D. Reams, Sr., of Greenville, was elected president of the Madison County Farm Bureau at a meeting of the Board of Directors Tuesday night. Mr. Reams succeeds Felder Bell, retired.
October 25, 1963
The Rev. Lewis W. Bullard will be installed as minister of the Presbyterian Church this Sunday evening at the 7:30 service. Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Davis leave Sunday to visit their son, Albert Davis, a medical student at Emory University. They will be accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Henry Messer. Before returning home, the party will make a trip into North Carolina. Jane Braswell, attired in a floor-length gown of white satin, was crowned queen for the 1963 Greenville High School homecoming.