Fifty years ago today, October 13, 2017
The specter of former Gov. George Wallace running for president next year was lightly dismissed here Thursday by two national Republican leaders. GOP Chairman Ray Bliss and House Minority Leader Gerald Ford, R.-Mich., said they doubted if either national party would yield to a Wallace ultimatum that he will run unless a “conservative” is nominated by either the Republicans or Democrats.
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A tribute to Carson McCullers, whose lonely, lovely writing is an imperishable part of American literature, will be presented next month by the Springer Theater Company. “The Lonely Hunter-a Memory of Carson McCullers” will be presented Nov. 6-11 at the Springer Opera House as a memorial to the Columbus-born author.
Having “a little nip” along with lunch at college football games is a favorite pleasure of at least one aging state official, and he has begged a teetotaler not to take it away.
A letter complaining about people drinking at Georgia football games was referred to veteran Regent Roy Harris of Augusta. This was his response: “Today is my birthday, and I’m 72 years old, and I plead with you not to take all my pleasures away from me.”