2017-06-07 / Other Jenkins News

Remember When –

This Date in 1967

The dedication of the Millen/Jenkins County Airport on May 21st proved to be one of the most outstanding events in the history of this community. The program attracted one of the largest crowds ever assembled in this county. Estimates place those in attendance at between 3,000-4,000 persons with vehicles parked along the side of the highway for at least a mile in each direction. Some 55 aircraft flew in for the program. Added attractions for the program included a sky diving team, a fly over by the Georgia Air National Guard, an unexpected “touch and go” by a Pan-Am commercial jet liner and a band concert by the Jenkins County High School band. The featured speaker for the occasion was former Governor, Carl E. Sanders.

James Carlton Cowart receives the 1967 DeKalb Agricultural Achievement Award given to outstanding seniors in vocational agriculture departments. Following high school, he plans to attend Abraham Baldwin Agriculture College.

Jenkins County High School will graduate 58 seniors Monday night. The class includes nine honor graduates: Dan Stephens, Sara Parker, Gay Hastings, Sandy Lopresti, Elizabeth Turner, Donald Perryman, Kathryn Franklin, Garnett Newton and Ilene Dailey.

Clover Farm grocery store advertises smoked picnic hams for 39 cents lb.; chicken backs, 10 cents lb.; rib steak, 77 cents lb.; 10 lbs. potatoes, 45 cents; ½ gallon ice milk, 49 cents; and saltines, 33 cents box.

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