Looking Back

Fifty years ago today, September 30, 1966

Callaway Drive

Republican gubernatorial candidate Howard (Bo) Callaway launched his campaign today with a blistering volley of criticism against the fiscal policies of the administration of Democratic Gov. Carl Sanders.


The State Highway Department today gave the go ahead for acquisition of rights of way for the 4.1 mile second leg of Columbus’ Lindsay Creek Bypass.

’Junior Editor’ Question

Noisy crickets inspired a six-year-old Columbus boy to win $10 and a science dictionary from Junior Editors the feature running daily in the Ledger. Because he was curious, Joey Gilmer sent his question to Junior Editors: “How do crickets make their chirping noises?”