Way Back WhenFeb 24th, 2011 | By Jacob | Category: History
February 28, 1941
James Ross died last Friday night from injuries received about 7:45 o’clock that night when a lumber truck belonging to Zack Wincey, and being driven by Lott Hutto, collided with a Ford automobile driven by J.D. Hughes, of Hartford, Ala., near the Davis place some three or four miles west of town. The lumber truck was coming from Greenville to Madison, and four men were riding on the lumber and one in the cab, when the collision occurred. The truck was turned over and the lumber fell on the unfortunate men. Besides the one who died, the men were Charlie James, Joe Ross, Joe Barfield and Mose “Son” Simmons.
Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Williams of Madison spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Daniel G. McMullen of Lee.
The Pine Grove Sunbeam Band met last Friday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Jim Douglas with 17 members and 10 visitors present.
Miss Lucile Downing was among others from Pinetta seeing the Twilight Play Boys in Clyattville Monday night.
February 23, 1951
The Hon. R.A. Gray, Secretary of State, has accepted an invitation to be guest of honor on the first Madison County Literary Achievement Day, Tuesday, March 6.
State Librarian W.T. Cash was guest speaker at the Rotary Club luncheon Wednesday, and gave an interesting account of life along San Pedro Bay in days gone by. He told of Madison County’s first courthouse at Hickstown and then at San Pedro before the final location at Madison, and many incidents relative to Madison, Mosely Hall, Perry and other parts of Madison, Taylor and Dixie counties.
A.G. Flowers had the misfortune to get one bone in his right forearm broken last Thursday afternoon while he was dressing a press belt in the Enterprise-Recorder plant, with the motor running.
The old Archer Smith home at Champaign was burned by fire last week. In its day it was one of the fine old homes of the county, and its destruction causes a feeling of sadness that landmarks of other days, and an era that is now history, have passed away.
February 24, 1961
Miss Teena Bunker, student at FSU, has been pledged to Delta Delta Delta sorority. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.V. Bunker.
Miss Laverne Brown, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Doyle Brown, is on the Dean’s List for the first semester at FSU. Miss Brown is a freshman.
Miss Florida Davis, of Florida State University, will arrive home today to spend the week with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.B. Davis, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. C.C. Brannon were visitors in Perry Monday, guests of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Brannon and children.
February 26, 1971
J.B Davis, Sr. is pleased to announce the employment of Mr. Eugene Davis, who is beginning managerial training in different departments of J.B. Davis, Inc.
Greenville High School has won its third straight Suwannee Valley Championship, defeating Lafayette County Saturday night, 84-67.
Gary Robinson received mainly first degree burns about his face last week while he and Roscoe Rye were working on a bathroom heater at the home of Mr. and Mrs. James F. Arnold.
The historic marker was dedicated at the site of the Florida Manufacturing Company on Sunday, Feb. 21.