15 Years Ago – December 20, 2000
The Worth County Senior Center will close effective December 31 due to a lack of participation. The state requirement for operation of a senior center is to serve an average of 25 meals per day. The Worth County Senior Center has not met the standard this year.
The Worth County Middle School, under the direction of Director Craig Bean, has 10 members accepted into the District 2 Honor Band. They are: Michael Carroll, trombone; Amber Cheevers, flute first chair; Josh Ford, baritone-trombone first chair; Chris Gaughf, trumpet; Thomas Holloway, trumpet; Shakira James, clarinet; Zack Knowles, baritone sax first chair; Amanda Meadows, flute; Stephen Porter, trumpet first chair and Kristi Smith, clarinet. Three members were nominated to attend the final audition for the All State Band. They are: Stephen Porter, trumpet; Josh Ford, baritone and trombone and Zack Knowles, baritone sax.
30 Years Ago – December 19, 1985
With the upcoming merger between the Bank of Worth County and Trust Company of Georgia, the Board of Directors of the Bank of Worth County at their December 11, 1985 meeting elected William P. “Bill”. Lane, President of Trust Company Bank of South Georgia.
Worth Academy’s Homecoming Court consisted of the following: Monica McCrary, Gail Mitchell, Leigh Kimbrell, Paula Rogers, Tema Davis, Diedre Park Homecoming Queen, and Dot Thomas.
Students of the Month at Worth County Junior High School were: Aaron Barnes, Arthur Bailey, Buffy Brooks, and Sheree Medder.
Three Worth County students graduate from Georgia Southwestern College in Americus. They are: Jolane Rowl Guske, Carol Avery Mclean, and Lynn Sims Boarright.
Beta Club officers for 1985-86 are Jennifer Durham, president; Tom Macklin, vice president; Jeanmarié Desmond, secretary; Ernie Rodgers, treasurer, and David Latimer, reporter.
45 Years Ago – December 24, 1970
Chaplain (Colonel) Malcolm Sadler of Sylvester was shown wearing the Legion of Merit presented to him at Fort Rucker, Alabama. The award recognized Chaplain Sadler’s service as the Army Aviation Center Chaplain from October 1968 to December 1970.
New officers of Worth Lodge 194, F&AM are: Houston Willoughby, worshipful master; Tom Scott, senior warden; Richard J. Leymeister, junior warden; Joel Smith, senior deacon; Bud Sawyer, junior deacon Hobby Houston, senior steward; Neal Crowe, junior steward; M. N. Reynolds, secretary; W R. Camp, treasurer; and James Day, tyler.
P. Green, president of Park Built Body Company, announced that Park Built Body Company of Sylvester has been appointed a factory-authorized dealer for Thermo King Corporation of Minneapolis, Minn.
60 Years Ago – December 15, 1955
Walter Graham, vice president and cashier of the Bank of Worth County, was elected president of the Sylvester-Worth County Chamber of Commerce for 1956. T. M. Purdom was elected as vice president; And Mrs. H. L. Simpson was named treasurer. Directors include W. A. Banks, Frank Deariso, H. R. Floyd, Joe Haley, Dr. B. L. Moore, Carl Shell, H. H. Woolard, Sr., and Wiley Masters.
Cadet Warren Camp, a graduate of Sylvester High School, has been elected secretary of the Junior Class at North Georgia College for the school year 1955-56.
Alice Wingate of Sylvester has been elected treasurer of P1 Beta Lambda, newly organized group of student assistants at Georgia Teachers College.
Jimmie Anderson of Sylvester has been promoted to Specialist Third Class and is a member of “C” Company of the 168th Engineer Battalion.
100 Years Ago – December 24, 1915
Dear Santa: Please bring me some cap pistol caps and a bicycle, some fireworks, some fruit, a watch and chain, if this is not asking too much of you. Opal Wingate.
The statement of condition of the Bank of Warwick showed loans totaling $25,066.51 and total resources of $57,247.45.
Misses Thelma Pittman, Gladys Stanford, Willie Lemons, Willie Mae Jacobs, of Sumner, spent a few hours here Tuesday afternoon.
Warwick news; The box supper was a success at New Hope Church last Thursday night. The event was enjoyed very much. All the boxes sold well, Miss Winnie Hall’s box brought four dollars and fifty five cents, it being the highest box sold. The money will be used for the benefit of the school.