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January 21, 1944
Mrs. V.L. Perkins received word Tuesday that her brother, Pvt. Cleo O. Phillips, of Charleston, S.C., had won the expert rifle medal. He also won a prize for being one of the best riflemen in his company. Capt. Geo. F. Day, who has been spending a 30-day leave with Mrs. Day and Mr. and Mrs. I.Z. Hughey and family, left Sunday, Jan. 16, for Kennedy General Hospital, Memphis, Tenn., where he will receive further treatment. Mrs. Gladys Bland and two children spent Sunday afternoon with Mrs. W.G. Downing. Friends of Miss Haffye Hays, of Greenville, will regret to learn that she is in a hospital in Thomasville, Ga., where she underwent an operation last Saturday for a hip fracture. She received the injury when she fell at her home in Greenville.

January 15, 1954
This newspaper wants to congratulate the workers of Metal Products for rejecting the union by an 80 to 9 vote. Greenville’s hard riding Constable Albert O. Sistrunk crashed into headlines statewide, as well as our own county gazette today, when he captured a man and woman, 32 demijohns of swamp juice and an automobile Tuesday near Greenville. Greenville tore the basket to shreds rolling up a 105-35 victory over Salem on Tuesday, Jan. 12. Ronnie Scarboro scored 30 points and Clint Kinsey scored 25 points for the Pirates. Edwin B. Browning, longtime employee of Madison County, is among the candidates to receive a master’s degree at the end of the semester.

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