Fifty years ago today, September 14, 1966
Former Talbot County Sheriff T. M. (Buddy) Taylor and a Sumter County constable have been arrested in connection with a large moonshine operation, federal agents said today. Taylor said he was “framed.”
The White House announced Tuesday that President Johnson hopes to visit Georgia before the November general election. Election conscious Democrats are not too happy with the proposal and hope Johnson will find some other part of the country more interesting.
Jefferson County Sen. Larry Dumas of Birmingham has warned Gov. George Wallace that the recently enacted anti-guidelines law gives no one the right-including the governor-to dictate local school policy or the placement of teachers or pupils. Wallace threatened “state police power” might have to be used to “wrest back control of our schools.”