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C.D. Agner: a true patriot

Mickey Starling: Greene Publishing, Inc. I spent much of my early childhood in Pine Grove Missionary Baptist Church and, frequently, Mr. C.D. Agner would be called upon to close a service in prayer. What stands out in my mind is the booming voice that would flow from Agner’s lips as he prayed for the sick. His prayers blessed the congregation as they prepared to leave. I always suspected that Agner was praying on behalf of several area churches because I was certain they could hear him from their locations. He…

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History 

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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