Way Back WhenFeb 7th, 2013 | By Staff | Category: History
February 12, 1943
Prof. Carl E. Rude, principal of Madison High School, and the High School Athletic Association, generously donated to the Library Association $5.00, with the request that it be used for the purchase of new books or any other way that the Library Association sees fit.
Mrs. J.H. Sale of Cherry Lake brought to the newspaper last week a half dime minted in 1842.
Dr. E.D. Tharp spent the past 10 days as a business visitor to Defuniak Springs.
Col. C.B. Marshall was a visitor to the city last week, visiting his brother-in-law and sister, Dr. and Mrs. J.E. Ellis.
February 6. 1953
Prof. A.J. Hargrove is confined to his bed with illness this week.
The dental trailer from the State Board of Health stopped at the elementary school in Greenville. According to Dr. A.W. Peterson, dentist, 152 children had their teeth examined. This included in the first three grades.
Jimbo Bell is at home on a 35-day furlough. He has been stationed in Pensacola.
The District Seminar of the Methodist WSCS will be held in Monticello on Feb. 12.
February 8, 1963
The Florida Power Corporation in Madison County will have an outage of electricity Sunday, Feb. 10, between 2 and 4 p.m. for repairs to the sub-station.
Service will be interrupted to those Tri-County Electric Co-op members east of Madison, including the area around Pinetta, Lee and south of Lee, from 2-4 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 10.
Miss Toni Jean Wells of FSU was a visitor at her home here Sunday.
Alex H. Smith and sons, Jimmy and Zet, spent the weekend at their Fernandina Beach home.
February 9, 1973
Henry Fead is in the jailhouse on a murder charge and Emma Tucker, 19, is dead of a bullet to her brain as the result of a family squabble in Greenville Sunday.
Bob and Beanie Searcy spent an all-expenses paid weekend in Freeport in the Bahamas, guests of United Farm Agency. Mr. and Mrs. Searcy are members of the President’s Round Table, one of the top classifications of company salesmen.
Gay Swift, son of Mr. and Mrs. Red Swift, is being treated in the Key West Naval Hospital for a serious eye injury, caused when an electric drill struck him in the eye. He has lost virtually the entire sight of the eye, Mr. Swift reported. Young Swift will be given a medical discharge from the Coast Guard.
Two men, ages 20 and 22, were jailed and charged with murder in the shooting of Highway Patrol Trooper C.W. Parks, husband of the former Carolyn Davis of Madison. Parks was shot as he attempted to arrest the men in connection with the robbery of a Woodbine, Ga., loan office. He was left dead in the ditch alongside I-95. A passing motorist who witnessed the killing gave the alarm over the trooper’s radio and the two men were picked up shortly thereafter.