March 21, 1941
Mr. Roy T. Norris, recently at Camp Blanding, is visiting in the community.
The members of the Madison High School senior class, assisted by faculty members Miss Della Martin and Miss Eunice Zipperer, sponsored an enjoyable square dance at the high school auditorium Friday evening, which was attended by a large crowd.
We are sorry to report Mrs. W.M. Ragans is suffering from a fractured jawbone that was caused by having a tooth pulled.
A large crowd enjoyed a fox hunt in the Mt. Olive community on Saturday night.
March 16, 1951
Cash and checks totaling about $500.00 were stolen from the office of the Pinetta Elementary School some time Wednesday night, or early Thursday morning. It was also reported that an unsuccessful attempt was made at breaking and entering the Greenville school the same night.
A woods fire near Lovett last Friday afternoon was the cause of the entire Cherry Lake community being without lights and water for over nine hours.
Friends of Jack S. Sale will be pleased to know that on March 7 he was promoted to the grade of Sergeant, First Class, at the Army Medical Center, Washington.
Friends will be interested to learn that Henry Holton, Jr. left Valdosta, Ga. Tuesday for the Navy. He spent Wednesday in Jacksonville, and left there en route to San Diego, Calif.
March 17, 1961
Transplanting tobacco from the plant bed to the field will begin in earnest all over Madison County next week.
Thomas W. Cooey, of the Florida Forest Service, who has served as towerman at the Lovett station for 10 years, and is now retiring, was honored with a dinner party Tuesday evening at Madison Restaurant, given by the personnel of the County Forestry Service.
A local juvenile is in the county jail as a result of charges of violating federal postal laws. FBI men arrested him following an investigation of sending threats and live ammunition through the mail.
The high school building at Day, a few miles across the line in Lafayette County, burned to the ground last Friday morning about two o’clock.
March 19, 1971
The Rev. Len Turner, pastor of Faith Baptist Church in Madison, will conduct a two-week revival at the First Baptist Church of Birchwood, Chugiah, Alaska.
Iota of Alpha Delta Pi at FSU announces that Mary Ann Scruggs, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Scruggs, was initiated into Iota of Alpha Delta Pi at Florida State University and that Betty Fraleigh, transfer from Queens to FSU, was recently affiliated into Iota of Alpha Delta Pi at FSU. Betty is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T.L. Fraleigh.
Larry Alderman, a teacher at Madison High School, invited many of his students to attend Sunday School and church at Faith Baptist Church last Sunday. About 30 students from the high school visited his youth class in Sunday School and church service. The record for attendance was broken with 133 present.
Billy Daniels, formerly of Madison, had a leg amputated in the Veterans Hospital in Lake City. His father was the late Clyde Daniels.
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March 21, 1941