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Putnam Past

June 04, 2020 - 06:00
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LAST YEAR (MAY 30, 2019)

Albany State University Provost Dr. Raj Parkh and Putnam County School System Superintendent Eric Arena signed documents forming a partnership that provided students the experience of a college campus.

The Fox Theatre Institute helped celebrate renovations at The Plaza Arts Center with a check presentation ceremony.

5 YEARS AGO (JUNE 6, 2015)

The Putnam County High School spring art show was held with the theme “Art in Bloom - Make it Pop.” The categories displayed included painting, photography and pottery.

About 50 people attended Eatonton’s city council meeting where the major topic was the lease between the Eatonton-Putnam Arts Foundation and the city’s senior program.

10 YEARS AGO (JUNE 3, 2010)

PCHS’s Touchdown Club held a fundraising golf tournament at the Uncle Remus Golf Club.

Members of the Pilot Club of Eatonton painted the backdrop of the club’s float in preparation for the 51st annual Putnam County Dairy Festival Parade.

25 YEARS AGO (JUNE 1, 1995)

University of Georgia Head Football Coach Ray Goff stopped by the Eatonton Health Care Center to visit former Bulldog Lineman.

Herbert Stokes, a 37-year coach for local school systems, was honored at two special programs, the American Legion Post 583 and the Herbert Stokes Retirement Banquet.

50 YEARS AGO (JUNE 4, 1970)

Shelton John Adamd, an honor graduate of Putnam County High School was the recipient of both the Citizenship Award and the N. R. O. T. C. Scholarship Award during the graduation ceremonies at the Herman E. Talmadge Memorial Auditorium at Rock Eagle.

Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture Tommy Irvin crowned Diane McIntosh queen of the 17th Annual Putnam County Dairy festival and Industrial Day in platform ceremonies.

75 YEARS AGO (MAY 31, 1945)

Rosser Alston, of Flint Michigan was the guest speaker at a meeting at the Eatonton Baptist Church. His lecture was on “Plants Mentioned in the Bible.”

Henry F. Lawhorn, pastor of the Eatonton Methodist Church, was guest speaker for the Putnam County Form Board at their regular monthly meeting.

100 YEARS AGO (JUNE 4, 1920)