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;E SUBJECT TO LICENSE AGREEMENT. REPRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. v . ESTABLIMtED IN 1900 ON BEAUTIFUL LAKE JACKSON & GATEWAY TO THE GULF COASTLOCATION OF 99 CONSECUTIVE ANNUAL MASONIC CELEBRATION. ; YEAR - NUMBER50 FLORALA, ALABAMA, COVINGTON COUNTY THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 1970 SUBSCRIPTIONS - $3.68 LOCAL, $4.73 ELSEWHERE - 10 PER SINGLE COPY Ju$' Itamblin' - BY - LUCILE K. WOODttAM McRAE this is going election year. it appears Repre- #2, 40th Dis- of Covington is stacking of much interest. We have a banker, (I call him an one who ompany, and a s, and no tell- before deadline of for sheriff in have can- out our ears. candidates With those who and those we are going to qua- the low-down on we have Sheriff by next There is a Will be from positions make a living. Probate judge pretty fast mad with they because they ~y on the spot "which one and not be vot- other one." a problem - and not be vot- other one. I fishing that COuldn,t claim was with his the other hand say ',I didn't one who lost. doesn't it? other offices ~n? According being heard before ~lLfying that on other for lieutenant ,'Olng to be quiet PAGE 5 . . JONES at- former from Coy- announced this qualified for for the corn- Covington, and Lowndes people of will be a be proud \ i~!i .. MAYOR BUFFALOW, MRS. MILDRED HAYES; SECRETARY, ED LORD WATER BOARD .. PRESTWOOD Earl Prestwood, a peace of- ricer for more then 23 years in Covington County, has qua- llfied as a candidate for sheriff in the Democratic primaries elections on May 5 and June 2. CONTINUED TO PAGE 9 .. NEWMAN , . MRS. PAT gGHTLER, SECRETARY, ED SIMS UTILITIES BOARD i: FUNERAL SERVICES PLANNED A combined meeting of the City Council, Water and Sewer Boards, and The Utilities Board of the City of Florala, was held at the conference room in The Bank of Florala on October 28, 1969 - the first of many meet.. ings to follow in an effort to acquire office space for beth boards in the City Hall Build- lng. With Edwin Lord, chair- man of the Water Board, as spokesman, the proposal was made and the vote unanimous to make the change. Ferrel Burgess, member of the Water Board, suggested at this meeting that a 3-mancom- miltee be appointed - one from the Water Board, the Utilities Board and a man from the City Council - to work with Mayor C. E. Buffalow in making the final plans on construction of the new offices and remodeling of City Hall. The committee included Fer- rel Burgess from the Water Board; Ed Sims of the Utility Board, and F. L. Cannon from the City Council with James THURSDAY FOR MISS SHEPHERD I will and re- to the having office in recall that the Demo- PAGE 9 of the Shepherd Furniture Com- pany in Florala until her re- tirement recently. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Florala where she was a loyal member and taught a Sunday School class for many CONTINUED TO PAGE 9 Miss Winnle Lee Shepherd, age 73, passed away in a Florala hospital, Tuesday morning. She was a resident of Florala since 1905 and was thedasghter of the late James 1% Shepherd Sr. and Minnie Evans Shepherd. She was Secretary-Treasurer Hamilton, Mayor Pro-Tern, acting as chairmen of this com- mittee. Bids were submitted and it was decided that by the City buying the material and hiring local men to do the work, a great deal of money could be saved with Mayor Buffalow donating his time in overseeing the job. The cost thus far has been held under $6,000, the amount ber- rowed for the job. The beards will repay the loan in rent. Bids by two individual con- tractors of $8,867.00 and $9,283.00 were submitted and are on file at the City Hall. The renovation includes of- rices for Highway Patrolmen, Probate Judge, Water Works Board, Utilities Board, Welfare & Rehabilitation, Social Secu- rity, a council room to be used for all meetings of the beards or any other civic organization, a lounge, work shops for beth the Water Board and Utilities Board. ALso included in the above figure of $6,000, is of- fice space for the mayor and the present City Hall has re- calved a general face lifting with bath rooms being cleaned and painted and the Jail has taken on a shine with a fresh coat of ps~t. All bills and other informa- tion concerning the change over are on file at the City Hal/ and Mayor Buffalow invites any- one who wishes to find out more about the chasge to exam- the the files and further stated thtt he would be glad to dis- cuss the matter with interest- ed persons. Open house will be observed February 26 and rm'reshments will be served "all over the CONTINUED TO PAGE 9 Charles Newman, former Veterans of Foreign Wars Ser- vice Officer and serving u Tax Collector of Covtugtoa County, has qualified for the office of Judge of Probate for the Democratic primaries ,COMTIHUED TO PAGE 9 WISE SEEKS HOUSE PLACE IN STATE LEGISLATURE .. WISE Harold Wise has qualified with the Democratic Committee and State as a candidate for member of the House of Repre- sentative, Place #2, 40th Dis- trict, composed of Covington and Geneva counties, subject to the Democratic Primaries of May 2 and June 5. Wise is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Wise of Route One, Opp. His mother is the former Bertha Byrd. His pa- rents moved to Covington from Coffee County in 1924. Wise was bern at Beulah, 4-miles .sonth of Opp and attended school at Beulah, Kinston, Blue Springs, Lockhart and Florala. The Harold Wise family live in Geneva County at the place once known as Camp 10 of the CONTINUED TO PAGE 9 HUGHES QUALIFIES FOR PLACE 2, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES .. HUGHES J. A. Hughes of Hartford, Alabama, has qualified as a candidate for the House of Rep- resentatives, Place #2, 40th District, composed of Coving- ton and Coffee counties. Hughes' formal announce- ment and an advertisement Is appearing this week in The Florala News asking for the support of voters for this place. He states that through his ex- perience and desire he solicits the vote and influence of voters in Covington and Geneva counties. Hughes served one term as a Senator from Geneva and Pike counties in 1947-50. He served the City of Hartford as Mayor two terms and has served on the Town Council approximately CONTINUED TO PAGE 9 OPP'S GRIMES CANDIDATE FOR COVINGTON, GENEVA DELEGATE .... GRIMES Louie F. Grimes of Opp has qualified as a candidate for member of the House of Rep- resentatives, Place #2, 40th District, composed of Coving- ton and Geneva counties sub- Ject to the Democratic pri- maries of May 2 and June 5. Grimes was bern in Geneva County and reared in Covington County at Opp. He ts the son of Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Grimes of Opp. He married the former Pat Bryan of Samson, Alabama and they have two children. He is a graduate of Opp High School with the class of '60 and attended I2untingdon College in Montgomery where he re- ceived a B.A. degree in chemis- try in 1964 Following gradua- tion he worked as plant engineer for the Opp Textiles Company. CONTINUED TO PAGE 9 . . . PROPOSED NEW ARMORY Governor Albert Brewer an. nonneed Wednesday that a new Army National Guard armory will be constructed in Florala in the near future. Brewer said the new structure, to be built at an estimated cost of $200,000, will house Company C, First Battalion, 131st Armor. "This is a badly-needed armory," the Governor said. "The people of Florala and the men of this unit have been waiting for this armory for 12 years, and I am pleased to be able to announce plans for con- struction at this time." The Governor said bids will be opened on the new armory in April or early May and that construction will begin soon thereafter. The armory should be in use by late summer or early fall . . McKEE Drug Problems To Discussed PTA A meeting of the Florala High School PTA Tuesday night, Feb- ruary 24, will feature George L. McKee, State Narcotic Agent with the Division of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs, Alabama Department of Public Health, for the past four years, as guest speaker. Due to the tremendous con- cern in Alabama end over the entire United States with the problem of drugs and drug abuse, all parents and members of the PTA are urged to come and bring someone with you. PTA President James Dmmey urges local youth to make a special effort to attend this meeting, also. The meeting is open to the public and all in. terested persons are invited to attend. McKee is a graduate of the University of Alabama and was trained by the Federal Bureau of Narcotics. His topic for the February 24 nmetlng will be ',The Drug and Narcotic Problems Facing Youth To- day."