Fifty years ago today, November 15, 1966
The American Civil Liberties Union planned to ask a federal court today to issue a ruling that would force a new general election for governor of Georgia.
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Absentee ballots from Richmond County which were not included in the final precinct returns have given Republican Howard Callaway a slightly larger margin over Democrat Lester Maddox in the governor’s race.
Jeff Moon, head of the Muscogee Parks and Recreation Departments, said that in May of 1924 Dan Odum, a real estate developer, turned the two acres over to the county for use as a park.