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April 24, 1953
MHS band concert April 24 at high school 8 p.m. Soloists: W.C. Copeland, III, Diana Milford; J P Morrow. Everybody invited. Band members selling advance tickets. Thurman Milton Cox came to his death in an unavoidable accident, on the night of April 10, by being run over by an automobile driven by Sherwood S Norris of Brooks County Ga., was the verdict of the Coroner’s Jury at the hearing Tuesday. The investigation was conducted by State Attorney Slaughter. Madison defeated Jasper 18-1 here Tuesday as Jimmy Sullivan hurled a two hitter for the win. It was the fifth victory in eight starts for the locals. Lum Townsend, son of Mr. and Mrs. J A Townsend, of Pinetta, was thrown from his horse Saturday at the Townsend home. He was found unconscious at the gate and taken to a Thomasville, Ga., hospital where he was treated for concussion. He was brought home Monday where he is recovering.

April 23, 1954
Miss Betty Jean Blair, bride-elect was honored last week with a miscellaneous shower at the home of Mrs. Burton O’Neal with 20 guests present. The Cherry Lake Boy Scout Troops, Mr. Hazel Horne, leader and Mr. W E Wilson served their families a delicious fried chicken supper Friday night April 16th at the Baptist church. Tommy Bishop young son of Mr. and Mrs. Griffin Bishop was honored on his sixth birthday April 15th with a lovely party. Mrs. Bishop was assisted in entertaining the forty guests by her other, Mrs. F W Reams.

April 22, 1955
Madison High School won 1st place in the Annual Field Day events Tuesday. Greenville High was in 2nd place; Lee 3rd; Pinetta 4th; Cherry Lake 5th; and Sirmans 6th. The County Commissioners began paving the Cherry Lake Drive road this week, beginning at the Quitman highway and continuing to Cherry Lake Beach, passing by the Cherry Lake 4-H Camp. The paving is being done by a machine that mixes and paves the asphalt and sand as it progresses and will cover approximately 1.5 miles. The home of Mrs. Herbert Fulford of Greenville was the setting, Monday evening April 18, for a Television party, complimenting her daughter, Miss Jane Fulford, on the occasion of her 18th birthday.

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