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The Past is researched from the 1880s forward by Norma
McHann. The information below is from the the Smyrna Herald,
Smyrna Neighbor, Cobb County Times, Cobb Chronicle and Marietta
110 Years Ago
May 7, 1896: Prof. Mizell has given his school vacation for
the heated term. It is useless to say the children are delighted,
and talk only of picnics and pleasures incidental to vacation.
the prettiest weddings it has been my good pleasure to witness
was the Terrell-Petty nuptials celebrated last Wednesday,
the 29th ultimo, just at dewy eve. Promptly at the appointed
hour the notes of the grand wedding march filled the church.
Then came the bridesmaids and groomsmen, six in number, and
last the blushing bride on the arm of her sister, Miss Aurora,
who was maid of honor, and the groom on the arm of his best
man. A.J. Morgan, of Acworth, who in a few moments and as
many words, pronounced them man and wife. A reception was
tendered the young couple at the residence of the bride's
parents. (Editor's note - too bad the writer failed to mention
the bride and groom's names.
Club of Smyrna met last Saturday night and after the regular
routine of business they adjourned to meet again the 10th
inst. At 3 P.M. Every Democratic in this district is invited
May 21, 1896: One of Mr. E.L. Herren's little girls died last
Thursday. Her remains were carried to Collins Springs Cemetery.
May 21,1896: A party of our young folks camped out on the
banks of the old Chattahoochee last Thursday night where they
fought mosquitoes and fished until late Friday evening.
Dempsey is reported very sick and grave apprehension is felt
for his ultimate recovery.
A. Murner died yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock. She had been
sic for about five or six weeks.
the Holiness meeting convenes and Smyrna "District"
will be shook center and circumference. Old Satan will sure
howl all around this choice bit of his territory.
June 4, 1896: There is to be "old folks' singing"
at the Presbyterian Church the second Sunday afternoon of
this month. Everybody is invited to attend and bring along
those old books, which have awakened such music in the hearts
of those now old and gray, as can never thrill them in our
day. The Old Sacred Harp and Christian Harmony the most preferred.
our young men went home with his best girl a few nights since
and on his way back home he lost his way and when he reached
his domicile it was 8 a.m. Take a lantern next time.
June 4, 1896: This part of the moral vineyard was visited
by a refreshing shower on Sunday morning and all crops are
taking on a vigorous growth.
the household of F. M. Reed, a fine girl, and papa's face
wears a happy smile.
Frank Blair, Clarence Moss and Ralph Akers formed a fishing
party that went from Nickajack to Noses Creek last Saturday.
They report having a jolly time, and caught several pounds
of fish, not counting terrapins and crawfish.
June 18, 1896: The young men of Smyrna, not being able to
start a baseball team, have fallen back on marbles and as
you pass through town you can hear voices exclaiming, My luck,
Gaston! Hit the center, Virgil.
Rankin, independent candidate for Congress against Maddox,
spoke at this place last Friday night.
Marlow, formerly a resident of this district, but lately a
resident of Fulton county, died in Atlanta last week and was
buried near here, at Bethel church, last Friday.
Father, Mr. J. W. Warren is the happiest man in Cobb county
this week. His joy is caused by the arrival of a fine baby
girl at his home.
May 3, 1906: Born to Mr. and Mrs. Loving A Brown, Wednesday
morning, a fine daughter. Mr. Brown is wearing the usual smile
while receiving the congratulations of his many friends.
Ella Burke, wife of Prof. Clarence Burke, Thursday morning
about 10 o'clock. Her remains were laid to rest in the cemetery
at this place. Rev. Nelson George conducted the funeral services.
Miss Ruby Hamby celebrated her 12th birthday at the home of
her grandmother, last Friday afternoon.
Fellows celebrated the 8th anniversary of the lodge at this
place, last Thursday. The speeches were good, the music fine,
and one thing certain, we did not inject politics into so
pleasant and hallowed occasion, which no doubt accounts for
it being more thoroughly enjoyed by all present.
Springs: May 3, 1906: The Young Men's Debating Society gave
a delightful entertainment last Saturday night. Miss Emma
Segars and Miss Mittie Hamby rendered beautiful recitations.
hoped that the Board of Education may see fit to enlarge our
school house before the summer term opens.
May 24, 1906: There will be a series of gospel meetings under
canvas, just back of the Methodist church, here next week.
of Master Earl Hamby has cast a gloom over our town, where
he had many relatives, who mourn his untimely death.
Hamby and daughter, Olive, were called home from Texas, on
account of the death of Master Earl Hamby.
delegation of Smyrnaites will attend the Grand Lodge I.O.O.F.,
in Augusta, this week.
was the last day of school at this place and a picnic was
enjoyed by the Professor and students and friends at Joyner's
Grove. The school has been one of the most successful in years.
Under the able instruction of Prof. Sylvester and his efficient
assistant. This school district should be incorporated, thus
insuring a free school for Smyrna, which is almost the center
of the district, as well as affording an
to every child in this vicinity to attend school free. Why
can't it be done?"
S. Cox has sold the property recently purchased by him from
Capt. Z.T. Terrell. Mr. Sullivan, of Atlanta, will occupy
this place as a summer home.
Springs: June 14, 1906: Rev. W. E. McCollum, filled his regular
appointment here last Saturday and Sunday.
W. Barber will soon have sweet potatoes for market.
get ready for the 4th of July singing. Every choir in the
county should prepare to come and bring books.
June 21, 1906: Miss Ethel Millican is the charming and attractive
guest of Mrs. Elmer Mason this week.
friend and brother, J. C. Chaney, left last week for Murfreesboro,
Ill., where he will visit his son Paul.
Drug Co. installed a pretty soda fount last week, and now
our boys and girls are taking on a supply of cool soft drinks,
ice cream, etc. They hang around that neighborhood like flies
to a sheet of "tangle foot."
Baldwin, our genial R.F.D. carrier, has just received a brand
new rural carrier's cart. It is a beauty and John will "sho"
be the envy of all the boys along the route.
Springs: June 21, 1906: Mr. W. L. Sanders will start out with
his threshing machinery this week.
forget the Young Men's Debating Club meets next Saturday night.
Subject: Resolved, "That the Mind of Woman is Intellectually
Man's Equal." The leading disputants are Mr. Oscar Wade
and Edmond Fortner. This will be a public debate, to which
all are invited. Come and bring your song books, Prof D. B.
Henderson will lead the music.
June 28, 1906: Quite a number of our young people went over
to Ruff's mill last Wednesday evening and enjoyed a fish fry.
They reported a "glorious time."
has moved into his new store, and is prepared to handle trade
on a larger and more convenient scale.
struck this old town last Wednesday for two performances and
everybody went to see it.
of Mrs. Miller Kidd, who died in Atlanta Saturday morning,
were interred in the cemetery here Sunday morning. Mr. Henry
Seay conducted the funeral services.
Springs: May 5, 1916: Mr. and Mrs. George Camp are rejoicing
over the arrival of a fine boy.
Mrs. E.W. Thomas announce the birth of a daughter on last
Tuesday, April 25th being the eight girl in this home.
Springs: May 12, 1916: The funeral of Mr. and Mrs. W.M. Teem's
baby was conducted at their home on Friday afternoon and the
interment was at Maloney Springs.
Landon died in Atlanta Friday and was buried here at Maloney
Springs on Sunday morning, Rev. S. E. Cassidy officiating.
Brooks, of Mt. Zion and Miss Eva Alexander, of this place
were married on Wednesday afternoon. The bride is the daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. T.T. Alexander and is a very beautiful and
accomplished young lady. The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs.
Frank Brooks and is a hustling young man and Forest is to
be congratulated on winning such a sweet girl as Miss Eva.
Springs: June 2, 1916: Mr. D. C. Reed, who was badly burned
while employed at the steel plant in Atlanta recently, is
still at St. Joseph's Infirmary, and is thought by his physician
that he will be a cripple for life.
and May cherries are now affording a good dessert on many
of our farmers tables.
Springs was well represented at the carnival in Marietta on
of Mr. G.W. Argo have many friends here who sympathize with
them on the death of Mr. Argo's mother at Gilmore.
Springs: June 9, 1916: Married on Sunday afternoon June the
4th, Mr. Ellie Gibson of Smyrna and Miss Beulah Sanders, of
Olive Springs. The ceremony was performed by Esq. O.F. Gann.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Sanders.
Springs choir was well represented at Milford on Sunday afternoon
by Messrs J. P. and W.R. York, T.F. Knox and daughter, Miss
Willa Knox, Miss Mary Speer, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Moore, Mrs.
G.L. Shaw, Mr. G.E. Crow, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. White.
Drake and daughter Geneva, of Gadsden, Ala. Will make their
home here with Mrs. Drake's parents, Mr. and Mr. J. L. Reed.
was saddened by the death of Mr. John Attaway, which occurred
in Atlanta. The funeral service was at Maloney Springs on
Sunday afternoon by his pastor, Rev. G.V. Crow. He is survived
by his wife, sons P.H., C.W., M.W., and N. J. and daughters,
Mrs. Ella McWaters, Mrs. Charlie Brown, Misses Gladys and
Emma Attaway and several grandchildren.
May 13, 1926: Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Eason announce the birth
of a fine baby girl.
May 13, 1926: Mrs. A.W. Ray and Mrs. A.M. Everett attended
the National Parent-Teacher Convention in Atlanta last week.
Cabin Baseball Club will give an ice cream supper on Mrs.
Ray's lawn Thursday night.
Lucy Caldwell entertained her Sunday School Class with a party
on her birthday, May 6th. Those invited were Peggy Carmichael,
Fields Hunt, Junior Thompson, Lillian Thompson, Robert Logan,
Gladys Brown, Travers Adams, Elizabeth Hicks, Robert Parker,
Clyde Crawford, Sara Hall, Dorothy Caldwell and Wallace Johnson.
May 27, 1926: Billy Logan has returned from Young Harris College.
Williams and Log Cabin Orchestra furnished the music for the
annual May Festival at Snap Bean Farm, Atlanta.
Mrs. J. D. Simmons entertained Mr. Simmons' Sunday School
Class Saturday evening. They were assisted in entertaining
by Miss Willie Mae Crawford, Miss Louisa Williamson and Mrs.
C.F. Simmons. Those present were Mary Copeland, Dot Camp,
Laura McCrary, Katherine White, Sara White, Ruth Valentine,
Mildred Valentine, Katie Bell Sanders, Mildred Webb, Bobby
Copeland, Louise Walker, Theresa Hamby, Austin Brown, Bryan
Beard, James Carmichael, Neville Everett, Clarence Marbet,
Tom Maner, Bill Hall, George Key, Jewell Holder and Lewis
June 10, 1926: The Parent-Teacher Association of Locust Grove
school, just closed the best year in its thirteen years existence.
Following is a list of some of the things accomplished during
lights put in school at a cost of nearly $200.
2. Clock bought for school.
3. Partial assistance in covering cement floor in one school
4. Play ground slide bought for smaller children.
5. Red Cross cabinet maintained for use in minor hurts and
6. Basketball and other play ground supplies furnished.
7. Hedge planted by Mrs. Everett and pupils.
June 16, 1926: The ladies aid meets Thursday and will clean
cabin and grounds in preparation for anniversary Sunday June
and Orchestra furnished the music for the Eastern Star Patrol
at the Atlanta auditorium Saturday evening.
Ray and Mrs. Ross Chambers of Bolton, entertained the Larkin
Club Thursday evening at Mrs. Ray's. The husbands of the members
were the special guests on this occasion. Heart dice was played.
Mrs. J.A. Camp and Mr. Brown Logan won top score and Mr. Williams
of Smyrna and Mrs. Marbut received the consolation.
Mrs. S.T. Brannan had the misfortune to lose their car, garage
and servants house by fire last week.
Caldwell was awarded the scholarship to Emory University on
his recent graduation from Fulton High School.
May 7, 1936: Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Davis, of Smyrna, announce
the engagement of their daughter, Elizabeth to Henry Konigsmark,
Jr., of Smyrna. The marriage is to be solemnized in June.
C. Green, Mrs. W. A. Quarles, Mrs. H.W. Medlin, Mrs. H.L.
Marston, Mrs. E. B. Awtry and Mrs. Homer Bell attended the
mission study institute held at the First Baptist church in
Atlanta last week.
May 21, 1936: An outstanding event of the week was the annual
Smyrna junior-senior banquet held at the Smyrna Woman's club
house Friday evening. Homer F. Bell, superintendent of the
school, acted as master of ceremonies. F. T. Wills, county
school superintendent expressed his appreciation for being
invited to this celebration. Milton McLain, of Marietta, was
guest speaker using "Character" as his theme.
June 4, 1936: For twenty-four years the Log Cabin Sunday school
has been an outstanding influence in the community in Lemons
District in Cobb. In celebration of this school's anniversary
Sunday a special program has been planned which is to feature
Martha Berry, head of the Berry schools, as principal speaker.
Smyrna: June 11, 1936: The Alathean Sunday school class of
the Baptist church held their social and business meeting
Thursday afternoon. The joint hostesses for the month were
Mrs. C. C. Terrell, Mrs. Homer Durham, and Mrs. Hoyt Brinkley.
Mrs. M.H. Gwin, class president had charge of the business
session. Mrs. Fred Dowda, Mrs. James Hughes, and Mrs. Roy
Wood arranged the entertainment.
Nelson and Miss Rita Williams were joint hostesses to the
young lady members of the Maccabees at the home of Miss Williams
on Lee Street recently. Those present to form a sewing club
for the summer were: Misses Doris Arrington, Dorothy Jones,
Frances Skelton, Mary Brawner, Marjorie Cobb, Harriet Hudson,
Linda DeBardelaben, Eloise Williams, and Frances Austin.
services for John F. Payne, who died late Thursday evening,
were held Sunday at 11 a.m. from the Maloney Springs church,
J. A. Stephens officiating and interment in the churchyard.
Pallbearers were J.N. Hopkins, J. R. Quarles, Q.M. Reece,
A. C. Rampley, A.T. Haley, and Olie Doss. He is survived by
daughter Mrs. J.H. Tatum, of Ann Arbor, Michigan, sons C.E.
Payne, of Smyrna, J. R. Payne, of Canton, and C.C. Payne of
June 18, 1936: One of the loveliest parties of the season
was the miscellaneous shower complementing Mrs. Harlan Watkins,
a recent bride, which was given Saturday at the Woman's club
house in Smyrna, the joint hostesses being Mesdames F. M.
Collier, Mildred Otwell, C. G. Green, D. C. Osborn, Fred Dowda,
all of Smyrna, and Mrs. Paul Lovejoy, of Springhill.
veterans were not neglected Monday, for they received a $30
check each for their October, 1933 pension, according to J.
J. Daniell, ordinary.
May 2, 1946: Smyrna Post No. 160, the American Legion, will
have a called meeting on Friday night, May 3, according to
Zelan T. Wills, adjutant. The purpose of the meeting is to
May 2, 1946 pledges from members for the American Legion Hall,
which the organization is planning to build.
of the Smyrna Matron's Club were the luncheon guests of Mrs.
Joe Camp at Mammy's Shanty in Atlanta on Tuesday, April 30.
The guests included the following: Mesdames David Cano, Jack
Huffstutler, George Hardage, W. B. Carson, Sr., Hugh Marston,
Pauline Dunn, Henry Carson, Robert Baugh, of Smyrna, and Mrs.
John Bush, of Atlanta.
school mixed chorus competed today in the State Music Festival,
in Milledgeville. The Smyr-na Quartet and Charlotte Theodocion,
contralto soloist, will stay to enter in the events Friday,
have been ordered and students are impatiently waiting the
night of Friday, May 3, to come. The Junior-Senior Banquet
and Dance, in the Smyrna school auditorium is the event everyone
is anticipating. Graham Jackson's bank will furnish the music.
May 9, 1946: Max Parnell, was promoted to Captain at Ft. McPherson
Tuesday upon being granted his terminal leave. He had served
six years in the army.
American Legion Post will give a dance Saturday night from
9 to 12 p.m. at the Vinings open air pavilion to help raise
funds for a Legion home.
permits issued in Smyrna during the week include to Arthur
Bacon for a six-room residence, to be constructed on Bank
St. J.J. Cook was given a permit for a residence on Lee Street,
and G. T. Hamby was granted a permit to build on Love Street.
H. L. Goodson plans to construct a residence on Whitfield.
school mixed chorus made a very enjoyable trip to Milledgeville
Thursday, May 2, where they attended the State Music Festival.
The chorus got a rating of 3, which means good; Charlotte
Theodocion received a rating of 2, signifying excellence,
Howard McDowell, tenor soloist, 2 and Sylvia Bradley, piano
May 16, 1946: The deed to 14 acres of ground, lying just off
of South Cobb Drive, was delivered Tuesday to the Smyrna Athletic
Association by James Y. Wootton, who gave the land, worth
more than $2,500, to the cause of recreation. A ballpark,
tennis court, swimming pool, and all other recreational facilities
are planned in the development.
E. B. Awtrey, minister of the Smyrna First Baptist church,
retired Sunday after 33 years service as a Baptist minister
in Georgia. He and Mrs. Awtrey were presented a check for
$500. Rev. Awtrey had been in Smyrna since 1934.
June 6, 1946: M. J. Hensley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Hensley,
who has served in the U.S. Navy for the last two years, has
received his honorable discharge and is now at home.
of the Methodist Church sponsored a "covered dish"
dinner in the church dining room Wednesday evening. The purpose
of the occasion was a get-together to receive donations for
the purchase of a Hammond organ for the church.
June 13, 1946: The Smyrna cannery will open for business at
8:30 a.m. on July 3 and will operate on Wednesday and Friday
each week until further notice.
June 20, 1946: The Junior Woman's Club of Smyrna entertained
at a reception at the clubhouse on Tuesday evening, June 11.
The occasion was a presentation of the Girls Club of Smyrna,
recently organized, to the Senior Woman's Club.
Mrs. Brooke Lowry and young son, Parker, and Mrs. Blanche
Brawner and daughter Harriett visited Mr. Lowry's brother
in Bowling Green, Ky., last week. While there they made a
tour of Mammoth Cave.
Parnell of Smyrna, entertained at the home of her mother,
Mrs. James P. Duckett, for Mrs. A. T. Bacon, a recent bride,
on Thursday evening.
June 27, 1946: Stonewall Court dining room, noted for its
fried chicken and fine museum collection, burned to the ground
Monday afternoon. Antique weapons, firearms of 1860 vintage,
Confederate uniforms and flags, and other relics were destroyed.
Edgar Anderson, owner, placed the loss at $100,000. The building
and its equipment represent a $35,00 loss.
for Charles W. Clayton, 39, of Smyrna, was held Wednesday
afternoon at the Spring Street Baptist Church, Rev. R. C.
Owen officiating. Burial was in the new Smyrna cemetery. He
is survived by wife, Lessie Fraser Clayton, daughters, Martha
Louise, Maude, and Betty Lou, son, Richard and mother, Mrs.
Thomas J. Clayton.
May 3, 1956: Dr. George W. Young, recently separated from
the Air Force as a first lieutenant has opened an office for
the practice of optometry at 507 North Atlanta Street, Belmont
Hills Shopping Center, Smyrna.
May 10, 1956:Smyrna's first Jonquil City Amateur Golf Tournament
will be held at Johnny Suggs' Lithia Springs Course beginning
May 26. It is planned to have 16 players in each of the five
of all athletic teams at Campbell High School are eagerly
awaiting the first annual "C" Club banquet, which
will be held at the school cafeteria next Wednesday night,
at 7:30 p.m.
May 24, 1956: City Council Tuesday night passed an ordinance
authorizing Wiedman and Singleton Engineers to do preliminary
planning for a water storage tank probably costing between
$40,000 and $50,000. Engineers will investigate water requirements
of the city and suggest the location and size of the proposed
May 31, 1956: Richard Morris, 13 year old pianist, of Smyrna,
will be a featured soloist in the first Atlanta Pop Concert
of 1956 Sunday at the Fox Theater.
June 7, 1956: Miss Barbara Joan Hammett, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. A. L. Norris, of Smyrna became the bride of Lee Earl
Simpson, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Simpson, of Marietta on
June 14, 1956: Smyrna lost its police chief Sunday in a flurry
of charges against the Council by resigning Chief T. Paul
Epps. Epps said his resignation was prompted by "lack
of cooperation and interference by certain members of the
council and City Hall."
June 14, 1956 William Max Pavlosky, a member of the class
of 1959 at Emory University School of Medicine, has been awarded
a March of Dimes fellowship of $600 for special research in
the biological and physical sciences related to medicine.
June 21, 1956:Second Lt. Charles R. Wood is now a graduate
of the Army's Transportation School at Fort Eustis, Va. He
completed the basic course for recently commissioned officers.
He is a 1955 graduate of the University of Georgia and is
the son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Wood, of Smyrna.
June 28, 1956: Judy Howard, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George
Howard, Lee Street, was feted on her twelfth birthday at a
swim party and supper at the home of Mrs. J. M. Gibson. Those
attending were: Anne Martin, Vickie Hopkins, Gail Colquitt,
Kristina Tomin, Janet Jones, Margie Swanson, Powder Springs;
Stephen Howard and Mrs. James Howard, of Marietta.
Mrs. J. H. Knight, accompanied by Misses Paula Alexander,
Becky Nash and Kay Alexander, left Monday to attend the conference
of Cherokee Presbytery at Rabin Gap Nachoochee School.
40 Years Ago
May 4, 1966: Campbell and Marietta baseball teams, who only
recently battled for a record 13 innings before Campbell emerged
the winner, headed toward a Region 5-AAA "showdown"
as both won key region victories in baseball wars Tuesday
afternoon. This is, of course, if neither stumbles over a
foe from here on out.
May 12, 1966: Mrs. Raymond Reed entertained Thursday with
a dessert-bridge party at her home on South Atlanta Rd. Players
included: Mesdames Pat Stephens, Arthur Bacon, J.M. Collins,
Rufus Guthrie, James Pressley, James Spradley, Henry Konigsmark,
Ray Nix, A. B. Morton, Sam Lindley and Ray Fulton.
May 25, 1966: The Smyrna City Council Tuesday night apparently
settled a months-long controversy by rezoning the Peeler property
on Church Road, from residential to commercial-restrictive
use to allow construction of funeral home by the Sanders-Castellaw
Co. The vote was 6-1 with councilman R. H. Wood being the
June 23, 1966: The Smyrna City Council is expected to approve
a record budget of $688,197.49 when it meets July 11. If given
the okay, the city's 1966-1967 budget would exceed by more
than $35,000 last year's budget of $653,000.
May 6, 1976: Smyrna voters followed statewide trends in Tuesday's
presidential primary, handing Jimmy Carter close to 3,000
votes and Ronald Reagan 1,233 votes.
Smyrna city councilman and chairman of the Civil Defense Committee,
announced at council meeting Monday night that the Smyrna
Civil Defense Rescue Volunteers will be providing initial
response on all rescue calls in Smyrna.
Little League kicked off its 1976 season last Saturday.
May 6, 1976 The Bennett Woods Garden Club held their second
annual Easter Egg Hunt on Autumn Court recently. Gloria Sudderth
served as chairperson for this event.
1976: After 24 years at Campbell High School and the only
charter member left on the teaching staff William Blatt is
Sr., a member of the Cobb County Landmark Association, will
speak to Smyrna area Girl Scouts as they officially dedicate
a historical marker at Concord Covered Bridge.
1976: Mayor Arthur Bacon will welcome guests to Smyrna Hospital's
open house Sunday afternoon, May 23.
C. (Julia) Landers, 81, of Church St., Smyrna died Saturday
May 15. She was the wife of the late Dr. D. C. Landers and
is survived by son R. W. (Bobby) Landers.
1976:State Representative Ken Nix, a Smyrna resident announced
he will seek his third term in the Georgia House.
1976: Last week Cobb County Grand Jury indicted Virgil D.
Presnell, Jr. on charges of murder and kidnapping in the case
of Lori Ann Smith. She and a friend were abducted as they
were walking home from Russell Elementary School in Smyrna.
Parks and Recreation Department observed its second anniversary
this Friday, June 4. The budget for this year is $211,572
and the staff has grown from one to 18.
Short, a standout basketball player for the past three years
at Wills High School, has signed a basketball scholarship
to attend Cleveland State Junior College in Tennessee.
June 4, is the big day when some 325 Campbell seniors graduate.
A number of students were singled out for special recognition
from the large class. Tammy Murphy and Ray Harris chosen Mr.
and Miss CHS, Cindy Perry and Tony Wilkey chosen Most Intellectual
and Kelsey Carson and Barry Southerland were selected Most
Athletic. Thirty eight members were tapped for Who's Who sponsored
by the Panthera Yearbook staff.
1976: Pledging to steer clear of city politics, Smyrna's new
chief of police, Roger E. Little, Jr., a captain with the
Atlanta Police Department, was unanimously approved for the
job by the city council.
Mrs. Otis Jones of Dallas, announce the engagement of their
daughter, Kathy Lynn, to Keith Dunn, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry
1976: A time capsule costing approximately $3,000 is to be
placed in Centennial Park to be opened in 50 years, is the
latest project of the Smyrna Bicentennial committee, Joe Reynolds
1976: Mayor Arthur Bacon and five of the seven members of
Smyrna City Council, Rem Bennett, Jim Tolleson, Homer Kuhl,
C. O. Canada and Jerry Mills are attending the 43rd annual
convention of the Georgia Municipal Association this week
at Jekyll Island.
1986: Carol Travis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Travis
of Smyrna, and Leanne Greeson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leon
Greeson also of Smyrna, have been named to the winter quarter
Dean's list at Southern Technical Institute in Marietta, Students
must maintain a 3.5 or better scholastic average and enrolled
full time to be eligible.
1986: Smyrna Mayor Max Bacon has named 12 Smyrna businessmen
and women to a business advisory council that will "work
closely with the city" to establish a better relationship
between the business community and the city government.
Aiken, R-Smyrna, has announced that he will seek a fourth
term in the Georgia House of Representatives.
students in Judy Kelley's chemistry class at Osborne High
School were back in class today after lab test determined
that the pills slipped into an ice cream and cookie combination
the class was making were an over-the-counter laxative, placed
there by one or more pranksters.
1986: Al Burruss, 58, died Saturday May 10, at Kennestone
Hospital from cancer of the pancreas. Mr. Burruss was House
Majority Leader and had served nine terms in the State House
Tuesday unanimously approved the "concept" of designating
the Concord Road Covered Bridge as a historical district to
protect 80 acres around the bridge near Smyrna but without
prohibiting the possible acquistion of some of the land for
"public purposes" in the future.
1986: At King Springs Elementary School the P.T.A. and the
Smyrna Optimist Club dedicated a new courtyard in honor of
Gerald Gillespie, who retired last May after 21 years. Mr.
Gillespie was the second principal in King Springs 29 year
1986: Patricia Hilscher retired on March 7 from Lewis A. Ray
library branch in Oakdale.
34 years of teaching students in numerous states, Ruth Cannon
is retiring from Brown Elementary where she has taught 3rd
grade for 18 years. She will retire on June 11 after all her
year end paperwork is completed.
1986: The Smyrna City Council Monday night approved a $13.l
million budget for fiscal year 1987, which includes funds
for a new fire station and police precinct, a new courtroom
and improvements in the city's drainage system.