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Looking Back


From 1957 FPS Files

Open house was scheduled for March 24 at the new Carrollton High School building on 3rd St. NE

Mrs. Lenore Binnig was elected president of the Carroll County Home Demonstration Council.

A new two-bay standard type service station was to be constructed on the site of the present Tri Way Service station and dinette on the coroner of W. Main St. and SR 43.

Carrollton Lions Club observed its fourth anniversary with a dinner and program in the Civic Club rooms.

Groundwork was being laid for the organization of a baseball league in Carrollton as the Surety Rubber Co. will sponsor a team for players between the ages of 13 and 16.


From 1967 FPS Files

The top three place winners in the National Mathematics contest were Roger Allen, first; Albert Morgan, second, and Joyce McLoney, third.

The Carrollton High School band, under the direction of Arthur Thomas and Richard Ralston, received a superior (I) rating in Class A-1 competition at the District band contest at Jackson High School.

Tom Allmon and Tom Fiscus were named Carrollton High School’s delegates to the 1967 Buckeye Boys State at Ohio University.

Harold L. Noble was named manager of The Cummings Bank Company’s Dellroy branch while Sam DeVault was hired as a teller to replace Noble at the main office in Carrollton.

Trophy winners at Conotton Valley High Schools all sports banquet were Ed Miley and his brother, John, and Ken Beamer.


Looking Back


From 1957 FPS Files

In the finals of the Carroll County junior high basketball tournament, Dellroy copped the championship title by defeating Augusta 54-27 and Malvern won the consolation game by ousting Perrysville 39-28.

Carrollton High School choir, under the direction of Mrs. Jean French, was presenting its spring musical “It’s a Big Wide Wonderful World.”

CHs Band Director Del Baroni accepted a $325 check from the Carrollton Fraternal Order of Eagles and Auxiliary representing proceeds from a benefit dinner served at the FOE building on E. Main St.

The new Carrollton High School gym was equipped with new glass backboards and baskets.

Open government is good government

By Jim Zachary

CNHI Regional Editor

Editor, The Valdosta Daily Times


Every action of government is your business.

Every document held in government halls is your piece of paper.

Every penny spent by government is your money.

From the courthouse to the statehouse to the White House, government belongs to the governed and not the governing.

You have the right to know what the governing are up to, always.

We are self-governed.

The only way the public, and the press, can hold government accountable is by having unfettered access to its deliberations and the documents it holds.

Transparency is not liberal or conservative, Republican or Democrat.

The media champions open government in its traditional role as the Fourth Estate, knowing that independent checks and balances are critical to our liberty.

Looking back in our files


From 1957 FPS Files

Hugh K. Sweeny was elected president of the Carrollton Chamber of Commerce, succeeding Ed J. Manfull.

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor:

Rarely do I write about Lake Mohawk issues in a letter-to-the-editor section. However, I do copy the lake on many of my letters that go in local papers but the board has to approve what I write and, so far, none of my letters to the editor have been printed in our Mohawk Newsletter. 

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