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August 15, 1958 (60 Years Ago) Mr. A.H. Hancock, age 75, died early Monday morning at Madison County Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. Mr. Hancock was owner-manager of Hancock Hotel. Rudy Hamrick Jr., twelve-year old son of Mr. and Mrs. O.R. Hamrick had the misfortune to fracture his right arm in an accident at play at the 4-H Camp at Cherry Lake, last Wednesday. He was brought to the local hospital for treatment and is recovering satisfactory from injury. County Agent Rudy Hamrick’s 1957 Chevrolet was badly damaged in a…

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August 8, 1958 (60 Years Ago) Mr. and Mrs. Gene Bland are the proud parents of a baby girl born last week. They have two boys, Larry and Greg. Gale A. Buchanan or Pinetta, Elmo B. Whitty of Lee and William B. Paschal of Madison have completed the six-week leadership training course conducted at the 1958 Ft. Benning ROTC Camp. Wanda Vickers, five-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James D. Vickers of Cherry Lake was involved in an accident with a lawn mower Monday at the Vickers home which resulted in…

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August 1, 1958 (60 Years Ago) Jimmy Bevan is back home from Germany, where he served a hitch in the Army. He will go to Georgia Tech in September. Mrs. W. S Cooper entertained the Thursday afternoon Bridge Club. Visitors were: Miss Whittie Dickinson, Mrs. T. C. Merchant and Mrs. T.J. Beggs, Jr. The club prize was won by Mrs. Roger Asbury and Miss Dickinson won the visitor’s prize. The hostess served ices, small cakes and fruit punch. The Fire Department was called to the Cleon Hiers home on the Valdosta…

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July 25, 1958 (60 Years Ago) J. Arthur Cruce, well known Madison county citizen, is this week announcing his candidacy for County Commissioner in District Two. In the City election Tuesday, Van. H. Priest was elected City Commissioner for a term of three years to succeed himself with no opposition. Votes cast were 102. Miss Marie Ragans, bride-elect of Sunday, July 27, was complimented with a miscellaneous shower given Saturday evening by Mrs. John Hadden, Mrs. Robert Hughey, Mrs. O.A. Bass and Mrs. Girlie Ragans at the Hadden home. The Livingroom…

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