Looking Back

Fifty years ago today, August 24, 1966

GOP Assault

Republicans have embarked this year on one of their most ambitious projects to date-an assault on the traditional Democratic ownership of the Georgia governor’s office. Leading the attack is Rep. Howard (Bo) Callaway.

Wallace Bill

Barring a major floor fight, Gov. George Wallace’s bill to wipe out all current compliance agreements by Alabama school systems with federal desegregation guidelines could clear one house of the legislature today.


Picket lines continued to parade in front of the two plants of the Columbus Iron Works today while representatives of the United Steel Workers of America, AFL-CIO, and company executives failed to reach agreement of the strikers demands for wage increases.