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July 29, 1949
Ernest Thomas, colored, suspected of participation in the kidnaping and robbery case at Groveland last week, was shot and killed Tuesday about eleven o’clock by a posse about fifteen miles southwest of Madison.
Mr. and Mrs. James Wynn, of Jasper, announce the birth of a son, Billy Ray, July 21.
Mrs. Charles Phillips is moving this week from the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Buddy Smith to her home on West Base Street which she recently purchased and has had remodeled.
Alvin Helborn Bethea, 41, was electrocuted last Thursday when he apparently touched a power switch in the boiler room of a cleaning plant which he operated in Jacksonville.
July 28, 1950
Mrs. Ruby McCullough Ulm was among those receiving degrees at Florida State University July 22. She received the B.S. Degree in Education.
Vacation Bible school will begin at the Cherry Lake Baptist church Monday morning, July 31st, 9 to 12 o’clock continuing through Friday, August 4th.
Mrs. Albert Sutton of Lee, Florida, announces the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Jacqueline Ruth McCullough, to Robert Lee Moore, son of Mrs. Ruth Moore of Lake City, Florida. The wedding will be an event of August 5th at the home of the bride elect.
John Warren Boyd, seaman recruit, USN, of Pinetta, Fla., has completed recruit training at the U.S. Naval Training Center, San Diego, Calif.
July 27, 1951
Mrs. D D Morris in company with her sister-in-law and husband, Mr. and Mrs. H W Mizell, of St. Augustine, left yesterday, (Thursday) on a motor tour of Mexico, to be gone a couple of weeks.
Miss Myrna Reams and Miss Joyce Glennon, of Greenville, were given treatment at the local hospital Saturday night for minor injuries received in an automobile accident which occurred on the Quitman highway about a mile north of Madison.
Mr. Bobby Surles brought to the E-R office Friday morning a fine 67 pound Garrison watermelon, which was grown on his father’s farm, the Jim Surles place.
Mr. Jim Al Townsend and Mr. Jim Arnold recently lost their tobacco barns by fire. Sunday morning Mr. W T Everett came very near to losing his barn, when a stick caught fire, but was seen in time to put the blaze out.
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