Perhaps You Didn’t Know — By A.D. Finley

[EDITOR’S NOTE: One of the most read columns in the history of the Jeff Davis Ledger was Perhaps: You Didn’t Know, written by the late A.D. “Arley” Finley. Over the years we’ve received requests to re-run his series of columns. The following column appeared in the Jan. 7, 1971, issue of The Jeff Davis County Ledger.]
By A.D. FINLEY
Just two years ago this week, the Lambs came to town and took over the publication of The Jeff Davis County Ledger.
In the first issue under the Lamb banner, dated Jan. 2, 1969, we were told that Robert Lamb graduated from the University of Georgia, majoring in English and had worked with the Augusta newspapers for several years, and that his wife, Meredith, a native of Swainsboro, also attended the University of Georgia, majoring in Dramatics.
She also was a radio traffic manager and advertising salesman in Athens and Augusta. There are two small Lambs, David and Clay.
In the same issue of The Ledger appears the picture of the Jeff Davis High School Champion Basketball Team which won the tournament in Douglas during the holidays.
The story of the passing of Mr. Joe Hughes, popular salesman for Matthews Grocery Store, owner of Hughes Taxi Service and agent for several state newspapers, was carried in this issue.
Also on this date appeared the last editorial written by the late Col. John Rogers, in which he welcomed the Lambs to Hazlehurst and also thanked the citizens for their patronage and friendship over the years.
This issue also told about the Hazlehurst Garden Club holding its Christmas Party at the home of Mrs. Dr. W.G. Allen on Dec. 20. Winners of blue ribbons included Mrs. A.D. Finley for a decorated candelabrum, and Mrs. G.D. Garrett for an unusual lovely, decorated Christmas Tree.

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