25 years ago
The Jones Chapel Baptist Church on India Road was pictured on The Post-Intelligencer church page as the church of the week. Other churches in the county also had their schedules listed.
The lead story on May 31 by Ken Walker told of planned expansion by the Plumley Companies. Company president Tom Dalton confirmed the announcement but said it was undecided whether the expansion would be in the plant here or somewhere else.
A Tommy Priddy sports photo depicted Balch and Reynolds second baseman Chris Evans putting a tag on a Jackson Storm runner for the put-out on a strong throw by catcher Jamie Mosley.
Heavy rain and a stopped-up drain was the apparent cause of a roof collapse at Atkins-Porter School. Considerable damage was reported.
50 years ago
The Uncle Lee store was completing a move into its new addition, which nearly doubled the store size. The sporting goods division was tripled in size and a full-time gunsmith, Hubert Barrow, was on duty.
Robert L. Smith, manager of the JC Penney department store, was leaving his post. He would be succeeded by Russ Goode Jr., who would come here from Raleigh, N.C.
Audie Murphy, America’s most decorated hero in World War II, was laid to rest in front of the tomb of the unknown soldier at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington. Murphey, who died along with five other men in a plane crash, was given full military honors and a 21-gun salute. Among Murphy’s medals was the Medal of Honor, the highest award for valor in action.
75 years ago
Paris Paint and Wallpaper Co., Ownby and Co., and Tayloe Paint & Glass Co. announced they would be closed on Wednesday afternoons through the summer months.
Jackson’s Feed Store advertised all kinds of animal feed, including pig and hog, horse and mule and poultry, and plenty of hay, bean and sorghum seed.
Carter Sales & Service announced it had for sale the new Flor-Sun light fixtures for any room in the house, a fluorescent fixture that would destroy germs.
The society page, edited by Mrs. Percy M. Williams, told of a meeting of the Sunshine Sewing Circle. Prizes went to Mmes. Lawrence King, Bryan Pierce, Richard Shekell and Oliver Gore. The meeting was held in the home of Mrs. Clyde Holcomb on Depot Street.
100 years ago
R.A.D. Morton, who had been in a sanitarium in El Paso, Texas, for two years, was moving to High Rolls, N.M. It was thought the cooler air there would improve his health. His many friends here were anxious for him to return.
M.C. Greenstone had bought a dry goods store here and
would relocate soon. He was said to be a splendid young businessman.
McSwain Brothers Drug Store advertised “the most delicious thing you ever tasted, pineapple sherbet,” on order at their soda fountain. The store phone number was 16.
Prince Albert pipe tobacco advertised their product as never burning your tongue.