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IT HAPPENED IN ELEVEN by scottbthompsonsr
Jan 03, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
IT HAPPENED IN ELEVEN  Not all news stories make the headlines of long-lasting importance.  On the other hand, some seemingly inconsequential stories do have an impact on the way will live, a century later.   Others had no long term significance, but at the time, they  were interesting, curious, ...
EYEWITNESS TO INFAMY by scottbthompsonsr
Dec 14, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
EYEWITNESS TO INFAMY  Pancakes were all that Marjorie Wilson could think about as she drifted in and out of her Sunday morning dreams.  It was  just another normal sunny day, or so Marjorie thought.   When she could practically smell pancakes, Marjorie rubbed the sleep out of her eyes, got out be...
DON'T KILL ME, I'M JUST THE MUSIC TEACHER by scottbthompsonsr
Dec 14, 2011 | 2 2 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
DON'T KILL ME! I'M JUST THE MUSIC TEACHER!  Charles Vet didn't know at the time why he was being thrashed and pommeled. When he found out, the music maestro hired two of the best out of town lawyers he could find and afford.  He took his attackers to Federal court and won.   In the winter of 1906...
9RNZ_IMG_0001.jpg KENNETH HODGES by scottbthompsonsr
Nov 29, 2011 | 7 7 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
KENNETH HODGES: A VETERAN'S VETERAN   There was a time when many people in the United States of America turned their backs on Kenneth Hodges. But, there has never been a moment in the last forty eight years when Kenneth Hodges ever dreamed of turning his back on the United States of America. Call...
GW5R_esther_gordy_edwards_456_082511.jpg ESTHER GORDY EDWARDS by scottbthompsonsr
Nov 29, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
ESTHER GORDY EDWARDS The Mother of Motown   She has been called the "Mother of Motown."  You may know of her brother, Barry Gordy, Jr.,  the founder of the Motown sound - the sounds of the Sixties and Seventies that we all danced to and sung, sometimes like no one else was watching or listening. ...
JUDGE KENDRICK J. HAWKINS by scottbthompsonsr
Nov 29, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
EXTRA, EXTRA READ ALL ABOUT IT! Editor Becomes a Judge  Kendrick J. Hawkins spent most of his early adult life writing about judges, their rulings, their faults, their pedigrees and their deeds of public charity.  A century ago, the  attorney and former editor of the Dublin Times, became the firs...
GBEP_james.thomas.jefferson..jpg CAPTAIN T.J. JAMES by scottbthompsonsr
Nov 29, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
CAPTAIN T.J. JAMES The Founder of Adrian   In the last twenty-five years of his life, Thomas Jefferson James was known as a builder of railroads.  At the turn of the 20th Century, Captain James, as he was dubbed by all those who admired him, built a small metropolis in the wiregrass fields of Eas...
95Q9_civitan.fordham_001.jpg JIM "FLASH" FORDHAM by scottbthompsonsr
Nov 09, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
The Fastest Man on the Field   The folks of the twin cities of Graymont and Summit didn't call their star running back "Flash" for nothing.  Jim Fordham could fly up and down the gridiron with ease.  And, he was big and strong too.  He may have been one the greatest University of Georgia running ...
OUR FIRST FALL FAIR by scottbthompsonsr
Nov 09, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
 When you think of fall, you think of cool nights, turning leaves and fairs.  Our first fair in the fall (I still can't believe our English teachers taught us not to capitalize the seasons) came in the last week of October 1911.  That first fair was a prelude to the 12th Congressional District Fa...
SOME SPECIAL ELECTIONS by scottbthompsonsr
Nov 09, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
SOME SPECIAL ELECTIONS The Voters Speak   Elections come and go.  Some things never change.  But, every once in awhile, things do change.  Special elections are generally held to fill a vacant seat or to decide an urgent issue.  Over the years, some elections were truly special.  They are the one...
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