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50 years ago, 25 years ago, 10 years ago – March 5

50 years ago: The Greenville High School Publicity Committee includes Richie Hartley, Cecilia Williamson,  Carter Anthony, Kay Watts, Eddie Newton and Kay Shirley . . . the elegant Colonial lady who never deserted her post at the organ during the Camellia Show was Mrs. Alvin Mixon of Georgiana. Her music was a welcome addition, as was her authentic costume of sea-green taffeta . . . Sally Crenshaw and her two young sisters Annie and Mary found this human skull in a ditch by the side of the road as they were passing on the school bus. It was at the junction of Cedar Creek and the old Federal Road where Gary’s Stockade was once located in the pioneer days. It could easily have been the skull of an Indian . . . a local dentist judged the person approaching middle age at death and the teeth were in perfect condition . . . Mr. and Mrs. Eric O. Cates are starting in the broiler business. A 10,000 capacity clear span house is being built, the first of its size and kind in the county . . . Starlington Junior High Dress Revue winners are taking pride in showing their dresses to the Assistant Home Demonstration Agent . . .

25 years ago: Sheriff Parker Worthington is seeking re-election. Others who have qualified are Kenneth Flowers, L. H. Philpot and Joe Sanders . . . Marcia Golden and Jean Anne Thigpen are seen with a huge variety of Easter stuffed animals just in time for the holiday at Thigpen Drugs . . . Joyce Till, Glenda Easterling, Eloise Shirley were the top collectors for the Cystic Fibrosis foundation during the exercise marathon a few weeks ago, raising a total of $4,000 . . . Dee Powell, an official at Auburn University, accepts a check from Dr. and Mrs. Danny Hood on behalf of the Butler County Auburn Club to be used as scholarship funds for some deserving Butler County student . . . FD-SBA Junior High Science Fair winners are Michael Blackburn, Keith Stringer, Harris McFerrin, Josh Guttman, Greg Griffin, Britt Tanner, Gantt Hartley, Molly Stabler, Candy Hitson, Mary Jane Daniel, Sharon Callison, Heather Russell, Jennifer Snow and Mason Gaston . . .winners in the Junior High Division of the Greenville Academy Science Fair are Shannon Branum, Kristie Phillips, Shannon Cheatham, Amy Boutwell, Jeff Moorer, Wendy Phelps, Velvet Watson, Alison Blackmon and Dale Moorer . .

10 years ago: T.G. Sheppard, Exile and Merle Haggard are all expected to perform at the Hank Williams Festival the first weekend in June in Georgiana . . .Jeff Fletcher and Gregg Fuller tried desperately Friday morning to get Walt Cavanaugh Field ready for the scheduled double-header, but Mother Nature did not cooperate with them, resulting in multiple rainouts for the first week of baseball . . . Little Miss McKenzie 4th, 5th and 6th grade winners are Alisha Ellis, Katie Nixon, Kristin Armstrong and Janea Johnson . . . Kindergarten and 1st Grade winners are Samantha McCullough, Haley Haney, Alicia Jo Sanford, Kennedy Halford, Danielle Madden . . . 2nd and 3rd Grade winners are Aleshia Stuckey, Brittany Turner, Constance Ward and Chelsea Huggins . . . winners at the LBW Math Tourney included  William Phillips, GHS; Drew Spears, FDA and Jenna Black, GHS. The GHS team took first place in the Class AAA Division . . . disabled Vietnam vet and three-time Purple Heart recipient Douglas Herbert recounts his successful battle to receive the many awards and medals due to him by Uncle Sam . . .