Way Back WhenJan 28th, 2013 | By Jacob | Category: History
January 29, 1943
Pvt. William F. Brooks of Lovett received his diploma and silver wings at the Aerial Gunnery School at Tyndall Field Jan. 12, 1943. He was given the rating of a sergeant.
Col. J.B. McClure, prominent young attorney of this city, and member of the law firm of Davis, Davis and McClure, was notified on Monday by Gov. Spessard Holland of his appointment as county prosecuting attorney.
Joe Hughey, of the US Naval Training School, Memphis, Tenn,, arrived home Wednesday morning on a seven-day leave.
Mr. C.J. English of our Navy was visiting his little daughter, Margaret, over the weekend.
January 23, 1953
Mrs. E.L. Flowers, chairman of the Mothers’ March for Polio for Lee, announces plans for the Mothers’ March on Jan. 29, from 7-8 p.m. The workers will meet at Whitty’s Store at 6:30 p.m. to receive instructions. At 7 p.m., people will “Turn on their porch lights.”
Mrs. Stanton Pepera and daughter, Connie, spent last weekend in Marianna visiting relatives and friends.
The Green Bay Food Company of Live Oak will again contract cucumbers in Madison County, along with Suwannee and adjoining counties.
Warrant Officer Junior Grade Howell E. Drawdy, Jr. is returning from Korea to the United States under the Army’s rotation program.
January 25, 1963
Beverage department officers and members of the Madison and Brooks County sheriff’s departments last Friday night destroyed a huge still system about a half mile south of Lovett.
William Rocky Leggett, who recently broke out of jail here and was caught Jan. 11 in Defuniak Springs broke out again last Friday about 9:15. Leggett twisted up a blanket and used it to stand on while he manipulated an opening in the top of his cell and crawled through to freedom. His liberty was short-lived, however, as officers caught him about an hour and a half later within two blocks of the jail and put him back in.
The Band Booster Club met Monday night in the band room with a good attendance of members.
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Williams of Jacksonville came Thursday for a visit with his mother, Mrs. Ruby Williams.
January 26, 1973
Imported fire ants have been in Madison County for only three years but they are becoming more numerous and bothersome. They were first found near Greenville and that vicinity now has the worst infestation.
The North Florida Junior College Sentinels upset the University of Florida Baby Gators 108-90 in basketball action.
A total of 150 people employed at Scottish Inns plant in Greenville build motel room units.
The villagers in the suburbs spoke loudly and clearly Tuesday as they rejected overwhelmingly an invitation to be a part of the City of Madison. Those on the outside voted 346-62 in favor of staying on the outside. Those on the inside agreed grudgingly to let in the outsiders if they wanted to come, 292-256.