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The Albany High Times' "NEWS & CLUES"!!!

We look back....we look forward!!!

 
133rd Edition ~ January & February 2018

Website: http://www.albanyhightimes.com                Email: albanyhightimes@aol.com

. . .  just a small town in South Georgia that grew the best kids ever raised!!
                                                                                                        ~ Tom Herrington, Class of 1956

2/25/2018


*** My thanks ... to the best kids ... for all the thoughtful and kind expressions of concern and love during a particularly difficult time; and for all the words of support and encouragement as we dodged a bullet with continuing the publishing of our "News & Clues"!

But … we didn’t dodge EVERY bullet … the new program was not dependable (see “Indian Interests”). I went to bed thinking that I could probably publish today (see date above). But when I came in this morning to get started, half of what I had accomplished had disappeared. My heart sank. I had worked all week, and this was devastating.

I talked with Dianne and she looked at it on line. The same thing had happened to her, and she, too, had to re-create. So we decided that web- program was not dependable. So she made a suggestion … it is a simple solution … don’t worry I won’t try to explain! Hopefully this will be a good solution.

Now, back to work on re-creating what I lost. It is taking forever … emails from January and February are included … read and entered twice!
~ Beverly Smith Herrington

 

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!!! INDIAN PRIDE !!!  


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WELCOME!!!

OUR NEWEST
"OLDEST KNOWN LIVING AHS INDIAN"
MILDRED GOLDSMITH FABER
Class of 1933
(submitted by son, Ed Faber)

 

Mildred Goldsmith, our newest AHS "OLDEST KNOWN LIVING AHS INDIAN" graduated from Albany High School in the Class of 1933. She turned 101 last December 8th!

Mildred was born on December 8, 1916, in Albany, Georgia. Her parents were Martin Goldsmith and Celia Goldsmith. Both parents immigrated to this country from Russia as children. Mildred was the oldest of three children. She had two brothers--Abe Goldsmith and Walter Goldsmith.

Mildred graduated from Albany High School in 1933. After graduating from Albany High School, she worked for Bob’s Candy Company and Hofmayer Dry Goods Company.  She married Eduard J. Faber on May 2, 1942.

Her son, Ed Faber, is a 1962 AHS graduate.

From 1959 through 1988 she lived in Edison, GA. While living in Edison she worked at Edison Textiles, Inc.

In 1988 she moved back to Albany where she still resides.


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Bruce Garey, Class of 1953
Named to Albany High Times’ Staff!!

For several years, Bruce Garey, Class of 1963, has voluntarily sent obituaries and articles pertaining not only to Albany Indians, but of AHS and our home base, Albany GA! When a place on the Staff opened (with the death of Tommy Herrington, ’56), the Staff voted to ask Bruce to join us. We were very pleased he said, “Yes!”

Thank you Bruce!!

 

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        Our Indians Who Served!!! 

 

* Warner Houston, Class of 1952
* Vernie Musgrove, Class of 1960
* Robert (Bob) D. Culbertson, Class of 1950
* Jerry Holland, Class 1967
* Michael A. Rosser (D 2006), Class of 1966
* Dick M. Rosser, Class of 1964

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OF NOTE!

VIETNAM WAR HEROES from AHS????

I received an interesting email from David L. Hine who is involved in a wonderful project. Please help if you can! (Will let him explain through his email below):


I am researching our Vietnam War Heroes, trying to locate photos for the VVMF's Wall of Faces Program. There are 10 men from Albany, Georgia who do not have any photos on their respective VVMF web page

They are:
Harry J. Lumpkin, Army 1949; Leon L. Morris; Army 1949; Joe L. Peterson, Marine 1949; Oscar K. Porter, Jr., Marine 1950; James B. Williams, Jr. Marine 1949; Donnie Coleman, Army 1949; Robert L. Dorsey, Army 1929; Cecil M. Haigler, Marine 1948; Dwight B. Howell, Army 1949.

Would it be possible for someone to research these names, and send any photos of them to me, so I can submit them to the VVMF? Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated. If there is an Alumni Association that could help, that would be great also. Thank you for your time.

David L. Hine
USAF - Retired
Greenfield, Indiana
mrdavidlhine@att.net

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Take Time to Browse the following!!!

http://albanyhightimes.com/military_service.htm  

http://albanyhightimes.com/their_stories.htm 

http://albanyhightimes.com/military_spouses.htm


*** If you have served, please let me add your name! I will need: 
1. Your full name: (maiden and married names)

2. PLUS your AHS class year!

  Email to: albanyhightimes@aol.com

 

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*** 2018 Reunions ***

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SAVE THE DATE!!!! 

                *** Class of 1978 *** 

40th Class Reunion!!

June 8 & 9, 2018!

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Albany High & Westover High

Classes of 1978's

40th Class Reunion 

 will be held at

Merry Acres Inn & Event Center in Albany

A casual gathering at the Manor House Pub will be held at Merry Acres Friday, June 8 at 6pm.  The main event is planned for Saturday, June 9 from 7pm until midnight.

Entertainment will be provided by RELAPSE - Southwest GA’s Party Band in the Merry Acres Event Center Ballroom. Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be provided and a cash bar will be available.

The cost to attend is $78 per person or $125 per couple

Checks and money orders can be made payable to AHS/WHS Reunion and mail to: AHS/WHS Reunion, P.O. Box 71053, Albany GA 31708.

*** Please note on your check on the memo line if you are AHS or WHS grad.

Out of towners are offered a special room rate

at Merry Acres

Mention AHS/WHS 40th Reunion for the group rate!

Merry Acres Reservations (888) 462-7721 or (229) 435-7721

Please help spread the word by sharing this post or copy and paste to share.

FMI contact any of these committee members: Angie Stokes Barber, Jill Miller Dervan, Lisa Duffer, Debi Hayes Farmer, Sheryl Nichols Giles, Dion Hurd, Mary Fox Newcomb or Eddie Williams. Make plans now for June 8 & 9, 2018! We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you at our 40th!!!

Keep checking the AHS/WHS Class of 78 Facebook page for more information!*

Sam Lee
321 Saint Clair Drive

Leesburg, GA 31763
(229) 446-2328
jeg030963@yahoo.com


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*** Class of 1963 *** 

55th Class Reunion!!


October 5th & 6th 2018

The Class of ’63 is planning our 55thclass reunion for October 5th and 6th 2018. 

We will have a block of rooms reserved at Merry Acres and will have registration and a “Meet and Greet” at the Gazebo at 6:00 pm on Friday.

The Saturday Dinner / Dance on the 6th will be at Chehaw’s Creekside

*** Time “to be announced”.  Check information posted on our face book page:

AHS '63 Reunion - Our 55th - Albany, GA

“Save the Date” cards were sent out in the fall of 2017.  If you did not receive yours, you might need to update your contact information by calling or sending it to

*** Marian Chambless Sherman and John Sherman ***

jandmsherman@bellsouth.net

(229) 439-9664

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INDIAN INTERESTS!    

 

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Indian Facts of Possible Interest!!
~ Beverly Smith Herrington

*** Sallie Mae Calhoun ***

McIntosh 4th Grade Classes

 
Perhaps you knew of, or had as your 4th grade teacher, Sallie Mae Calhoun at McIntosh Elementary! She was loved by many!!!


The two young ladies above, Julia Calhoun Pasour (L) and Dianne Calhoun (M) are Mrs. Calhoun's granddaughters! Also, Julia is the daughter of Ralph Calhoun (D), Class of 1947, and Dianne is the daughter of James Calhoun, Sr., Class of 1950 (last class to graduate in 11 years) and Beverly Smith Herrington (R above), Class of 1955 (first senior class to graduate from the new/last AHS Building).


There's more ... Dianne is the reason we Indians have had the pleasure of our Albany High Times / "News & Clues" for nearly 16 years! In December of 2001, with two degrees in Web Design and for some reason, an interest in teaching her mother how to create a website, she passed on knowledge to make publishing happen in2002!


During the past 16 years, web programs have moved on ... and problems had already begun to raise their ugly heads as I tried to work with and publish Albany High Times and "News & Clues". So I called on Dianne once again for HELP! Ironically, she found a fairly simple web program offered by my "web hosting" company (which publishes the websites).

We had already planned for Dianne to come down and teach me the “new web program” in January; but when Tommy (Herrington) died December 8, 2017, she and her brothers came down to be with me during that time, and Dianne stayed with me through February 3rd.
The disappointing news is, Dianne, while working with the new “News & Clues” web program, experienced a sudden loss of half her work, and had to recreate. Like her grandmother ... Dianne is an excellent teacher! What a gift to me! What a gift to the Times!!! I'm so grateful to Dianne that we can go forward with our newsletter ... and I’m very proud of her! The good news is ... AT NO ADDITIONAL COST!


One last thing I'd like to share ... my 3 Calhoun children attended Albany Schools for 3 years, but graduated elsewhere. I've often wondered if any of you remember them from back in the late 60's? Dianne and Chuck attended Sherwood Elementary; but both graduated from Hardaway High in Columbus GA (Dianne in 1977 and Chuck in 1978). Jim, the eldest, attended Sherwood for 6th grade, McIntosh for 7th grade and AJHS for 8th. He graduated from Bear Creek Colorado in 1975. He became a teacher/coach and retired from coaching basketball the same year his team won State (Colorado)! He continued as principal in Colorado high schools, and retired in 2016 from Castle View HS in Castle Rock, CO.

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*** Tribe Notes ***

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NOTE:  Two of the recurring problems in placing our deceased classmates in the proper class happens because their class is not mentioned in obituaries.  In addition, MAIDEN names are not always included.  This often makes identifying our Indians difficult.  So the best I can do is send a note asking people of “like age” to help. Here are some helpful responses:

Edith Langford's picture appears on page 7 (Senior pictures) of the 1944 Thronateeska aside of the picture of Joel Haley. She was active with the Victory Corps (1944), the Art Service Club (1941-43), the S.H.E  Club (1942), the D.C.T Club (1944), and the World Wild Club (1942). 

~ Robert "Bobby" Doan, Class of 1944

The 1944 annual shows Edith Virginia Langford as a senior.

Thanks!

~ Connie Thomas Pinkston (’50)

I'm still working on siblings of Edith Langford, but may have enough info for you now. We got interrupted by Margaret's son calling and don't know how long it will be before she gets back to me.  Here is what I have: Margaret Rowe, 1952 and Jeanette Cosey, 1947.  William, did not graduate, went in Navy, but was in Class of 1939 or '40 probably as he is 2 yrs. older than Edith.

Also, Margaret married Jake Rowe who was married to Lena Rivers, teacher at AHS who died. 

~ Martha LeSueur Nicholson, Staff

Many thanks to Marian Chambless Sherman, Class of 1963, for forwarding obituaries and articles for “News & Clues”.

~ Beverly Smith Herrington (’55)

 Hi Mrs. Beverly, I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. I'll be praying for you and your family. I was trying to find the words to send to you, but I know from experience that sometimes a simple promise to pray is all you need. Otherwise, if I can lend a hand in anything web-related or anything else I can do from Virginia, please let me know! 

Regards,

~ Lakea Chatmon, Class of 2006

 My most sincere appreciation to Mrs. Grace Walker for her beautiful forever-young state of mind! What a wonderful testimony @100 years old! A delightful AHS Indian, indeed. Thank you Cindi Cox for an inspiring article.

~ Richard Stalvey, Class of 1962

For some reason, I have missed two or three of the last News/Clues......First of all, I was so sorry to hear about Tommy (Herrington).  My prayers are out to you and your family... secondly, if it ran in one of the issues that I didn't see, that's okay, but in case it didn't run  ....  please note that Embree Bolton (class of '58) and Sue (Owens) Bolton of Marianna, FL celebrated their 52nd anniversary on September 25th while in Tifton, GA with family and friends.  They were presented a cruise to Alaska to be taken at a later date.

Thanks, Beverly for all you do and have done to keep us all connected.  I pray that the Lord will fill the void in your life with a special measure of his love, grace, and mercy as we head into 2018.

MY best personal regards.....

~ Embree H. Bolton ('58)

***  Embree - thanks for letting me know!  You are back home!!!  I have about 2,000 Indians in “individual Class Folders”, and while AOL was getting their act together and putting out the new AOL GOLD, Indians would sometimes slip out of their folders unbeknownst to me.  My next big project is making sure all 2,000 are in their class folders - it's a long arduous procedure, and  I’m not looking forward to that ... but will be delighted to have it completed!!!!

~ BSH

Did you know that 36 of us Chix of 66 are leaving Monday 29th for a 5 day cruise to Cozumel and Key West?!

http://www.walb.com/story/37368348/from-high-school-and-beyond-local-womens-group-travels-the-globe-together

This is our third cruise and we try to get together at least once a year at some special place.  Last year it was Gatlinburg! This past Friday 10 of us met at the Bread House for Lunch.  We do that quarterly and try to get as many around Albany as we can. We will try to update you better!

~ Maggie (Margaret Green '66 Brannan)


BSH: No I didn't! Y'all are something else and I am really jealous. Have a fabulous time and somebody give a report when you get back. I don't know any other classes that do this!
 

NEW FORMAT LOOKS GREAT.  THANKS FOR KEEPING US ALL INFORMED.  

~ PEGGY JO IRWIN DAVIS ‘54

Saw the revised News and Clues. Clean and crisp. 

~ Bill Upton ('60)

Perspective on our generation … some, like 'a certain writer' have called it the Silent Generation … 

Regardless ... sure was fun growing up in my hometown in those times … and I don’t remember many at Albany High who were “silent".

~ Tommy Williams ('57)

Looks great!!  You will do a wonderful job, as always! Thank you for your faithfulness in keeping up on the "News"

~ Elizabeth Truluck Neace ('64)

Thanks for all you do ...

~ Jim Hall ('60)  

This is Glynn Belle-Isle, Class of 1960.  My best friend during AHS years was a dude named Mike Jones.  He played trombone in the band and graduated in 1959.  I would certainly like to get in contact with him again, but Mike Jones is a fairly common name.  Would you happen to have heard from him by any chance or know someone else who might have?

Thanks for keeping this wonderful loving site going.

Sincerely,

~ Glynn Belle-Isle (’60)

~ I don’t have a Mike Jones (’59) in our Albany High Times’ Address Book.  I do hope someone will have good news for you!!!

~ BSH

My brother Eugene (Skip) Able (’63) hasn't received a copy of News & Clues in several months.  Has something happened to his e-mail address in your listings?  If so, please note it in the cc above.  OR it could be there developed a glitch in his computer instead.  BTW, we both spell his last and my maiden name Able, not Abel. Thank you for this and everything...............

~ Barbara Able Burton, Class of 1957

~ Yet another case of problems with the old AOL web-program.  Hopefully with the new AOL GOLD ... Indians will STAY in their teepees!!!  With a name like Able ... Skip is now at the top of his class ... correct spelling and all!!!  ~ BSH

 I had a bit to add to the David Sherman (’61) story published in the December 2017 edition I saw the movie at the Albany Theater. There was a small group of filmmakers who would go to small towns and make movies starring the local kids in the town  - same script for each movie - I think.

My memory of the simple story that is clouded by time is that a villain would hold up a bank.  Kidnaped a kid and the local kids became a kind of detective force (remember things like decoder rings and kids clubs were popular then). Anyway the kids fanned out looking for clues to solve the crime, and at the end of the movie found the nefarious thugs, swarmed them and turned them over to the police.

By the way I have a new novel out.  Carlton Fletcher reviewed in January 7, 2018 Albany Herald.

* See AHS Author’s below

~ Jay Beck (’62)

I noticed that Silas Musselwhite, Class of 1961, is listed as deceased.  I just reconnected with him by way of  www.classmates.com.  He lives in Navarre, Fl.  

Here's hoping that when you post my death, it too will be a mistake.

~ Paul Webb. Class of 1961

Paul, Silas has been removed from that list ... thanks for letting me know!!! 

~ BSH 

We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your spouse and my pledge son (Tom Herrington ’56).  Nothing we say can make a real difference, except that I am so glad to have known him, to have interacted closely with him at Georgia Tech, and to have followed his path with you in later life. My guess is that you both relished in the excitement of being able to put together a successful marriage, after "missing" each other the first time around.

By now you will have met with our Albany friends and will have some ideas as to how to proceed with the newsletter Be sure that those of us who have been so impressed by what you have been able to do over the years to keep our class (es) together will support any outcome. For sure, I am at the stage where I see the personal message on the wall and know that we are running out of options ourselves.

But it has been a great run and we always know where we started and who made the differences along the way.

Do keep in touch with us Santa Barbarians. The combination of the dreadful wildfire and the 500-year rainstorm that followed almost immediately have left everything in a shambles here, at least in Montecito and in our highway links, and have taken much of the gloss off our community, but we will get it all back together. Suzanne and I are both still trying to recover from a three--week case of acute bronchitis, caused by the mass of ash that fell on our neighborhood just before Christmas. But compared to what happened to our friends just a few days ago and a few miles away, it's all OK.

~ Adair Mellichamp, Class of 1954

NOTE:  Of  interest … I have discovered through the years, the Albany High Times and “News & Clues” is far-reaching, especially when I send out the email asking for Sponsors each year!  I started getting emails from the West Coast exclaiming they were sleeping when the email went out!  And then there was one from France!!!  Or maybe Italy!  But this past year with all that was hitting California, and the hurricanes in Texas, Florida, and the TWO tornadoes in our own Albany … I’m sure prayers were offered as many of you reached out to dear friends who suffered much loss.  We share a special bond!

~ Beverly Smith Herrington (’55)

I found Nettie Hill in the 1942 annual as a sophomore but could not find her in the 1944 annual. My husband told me that there was not a 1943 annual and that the students had to put together the 1944 one. She might not have gotten her picture in it.  Don't know whether this helps or not. She still had the same smile in this picture.

~ Connie Thomas Pinkston ('50)

~  YES, Connie!  That DOES help!!!  I remember information I received …  that one year the students had to create their own!  This is what I have posted on the ANNUAL page:  “Of special interest to us was the 1943 Annual.  According to Marianne Smith Marbury, Mr. J. O. Allen did not allow a professionally published annual that year.  He thought it unpatriotic to spend money on an annual with our nation in the midst of WWII.  Marianne and other classmates decided to make an annual from construction paper ... stick figures were drawn and the text was typed.  The annual listed only members of the senior class.

Check out the ANNUAL COVERS webpage at: http://albanyhightimes.com/class_annuals.htm  

~ BSH  

  I had also wanted to add Hugh Laurie Barrett to "In Memoriam", but not sure about the graduation date as he stayed extra years to play football.  Isn't that darling??  Rick Barrett, his son and I are hoping to get the correct year. 

As you may know there were seven of us, Laurie, Nora, Effie, Sidney and myself that graduated from AHS.  Mary Barrett-Champion graduated in Waycross and the oldest Frank graduated in Abba. 

I love reading the Albany High Times and appreciate all that you do, thank you,

~ Echo Barrett-Hopkins (’59)

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In Memoriam ...

Not where I breathe, but where I loved ... I live!

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  Virginia (Ginger) Lanier, Class of 1954; sister of Hollis Lanier, Class of 1963

  Edith Langford McMillin, Class of 1944; Margaret, Class of 1952; Jeanette, Class of 1947; and William Langford, Class of 1939

  Wayne Baron Hinson, Class of 1958

  Dorinda Lightfoot Hardwick, Class of 1968

  Walter Whitman Strom, Class of 1954; husband of Kay Carlton, Class of 1958; brother of Jim Strom, Class of 1957

  Lawrence “Larry” Akins, Class of 62, brother of Robin N. Akins

  Oscar Tommy Conley, age 69 (class unknown)

  Olivia ("Livi") Williams Strickland, Class of 1974

  John Wendall (Poodle) Prince, Class of 1957

  Thomas Theodore "Sonny" Shealy, husband of Edwina Davis Shealy, Class of 1958

  Ray J. Boynton, Class of 1954

  Betty Jean Bennett McGonagill, Class of 1949

  Rhoda Dorothy King Tillis, age 74, (Class unknown)

   Ella Louise Sheffield Holloway, 84 (class unknown)

   Debra Lynn Watson, Class of 1968; sister of Beverly Watson McGrath

   Honora "Nora" Barrett-Teahan, Class of 1941; sister of these Indians: Laurie, Nora, Effie, Sidney and Echo Barrett also graduated from AHS.

   Carol Roberts Bowden, Class of 1957

   Nettie Hill Willis, Class of 1941

 

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FYI: Class email notices and/or obituaries are first sent to the deceased's class, and if relatives are Indians, to the classes of the spouse, child, or parent(s), as soon as possible. Each is then listed, in the Albany High Times' "News & Clues", and then added the following month to the Albany High Times' "In Memoriam" webpage: http://albanyhightimes.com/in_memoriam.htm

Please send any corrections or additions to albanyhightimes@aol.com

 

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*50th Wedding Anniversaries* and Beyond

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 Embree Bolton, Class of 1958, and Sue Owens Bolton of Marianna, FL, celebrated their 52nd Anniversary on September 25, 2017, while in Tifton, GA with family and friends.  They were presented a cruise to Alaska to be taken at a later date!

NOTE:  Please accept my apologies for the oversight of reporting this special occasion!!!   Also I know there was at least one more couple, and with all the problems I am unable to find the announcement 

NOTE:  Please send with your anniversary information, including your full name (first, last and maiden name, plus CLASS) to albanyhightimes@aol.com

 

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We Welcome Our New

"News & Clues" Subscribers!!!
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***   Please add me to your mail list.  I graduated in 1950, but was in the Class of 1949, which was the last class having only 11 years to graduate.  Like many football players, I returned for one more year of eligibility. 
 
I went on to Auburn on an NROTC scholarship, graduating in 1954 with a degree in mechanical engineering. After 4 years in the USNavy, I went to UNC Chapel Hill for an MBA. 
 
We have lived in Charlotte since 1962 where we have been active in civic and political affairs seeing the city grow. 
 
I have wonderful memories of my childhood in Albany. Other than a few Shemwell cousins, I have no family there. 
 
I married my Auburn sweetheart, and we have lived a charmed life with a large family and having traveled most of the world.  At 85, we now live in a retirement community. 
 
I send my best wishes to all of my classmates. (I first wrote "old class mates" but with 57 years since graduating it would be redundant.)
 
I look forward to receiving the next edition. 
~ Bob  (Robert D. Culbertson, Class of 1950)
 
~ Welcome Bob!!!

 

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*** CLUES *** 

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GUESS WHAT? I STILL NEED YOUR HELP!


 When emailing information to Albany High Times for "News & Clues" ... please send ALL the information listed here:
1) First name
2) Last name (plus girl's maiden and married names)
3) Class year
 
This is so I don't have to look up that info for the many who sign their first name only.  Honestly folks ... I spend way too much time looking up this information, and I can tell you, one of the things people love, is to read something from special friends ... so if you sign only "Mary" or “Bob”, that means I have to look up your full name and class ...  HELP  PLEASE!
  
Also ... some are posting messages to me on FB Messenger, FaceBook, or to my PERSONAL email as a tool to send AHS news and information for "News & Clues". That is not working for me.  So, please send your Albany High Times and/or "News & Clues" postings ONLY to this email address: albanyhightimes@aol.com.
 
What you send is important! But going forward, I can only accept information emailed to albanyhightimes@aol.com . 
~ Beverly Smith Herrington, Class of 1955!!!

 

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*** INDIAN AUTHORS ***

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Peggy Houston Henderson, Author

Class of 1954

  

Reading Between the Lines: In Beloved Old Testament Bible Stories

 

My latest book, READING BETWEEN THE LINES in beloved Old Testament Bible stories, is now available. This work of Christian fiction presents a full picture of what the lives of seven biblical characters might really have been like. As a result, each of them will be viewed in a totally new light to be long remembered.

Reading Between the Lines: In Beloved Old Testament Bible Stories: Peggy Houston Henderson: 9781973607106: Amazon.com: Books

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Jay Beck, Author

Class of 1962

   Panama's Rusty Lock: A Novel of the 1984 Presidential Election 

 ~ A small team of political consultants working on a presidential campaign to break the military rule of General Manuel Noriega and reestablish the nation of Panama to self-determination, runs into mine fields of fraud, CIA sponsored wars, manipulation of worldwide commerce, and drug trafficking. The historical novel reveals a trail of international intrigue and espionage.

https://www.amazon.com/Panamas-Rusty-Lock-Presidential-Election/dp/0999608584

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 Cal Duke, Author ... Class of 1965

  Keep On Smilin’ is an inspirational memoir by Cal Duke about growing up in the South during the mid-1950’s through the 1960’s. This book is laced with humor and drama as Cal covers his spirited high school and college days, experiences as a teacher and coach, and his creation of an award-winning publishing firm at the age of 29.  His thought–provoking “life lessons learned” (in spite of major trials and tribulations in the 1970’s through 2017), are presented at the conclusion of each chapter. The book is available on Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Keep-Smilin-Adventures-Road-Hog-Publisher/dp/069289540X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1519607728&sr=8-1&keywords=keep+on+smilin+by+cal+duke) and at book-signings.

Cal and his wife Patty reside on Saint Simons Island, Georgia. Cal Duke Publishing Inc., produced 541 full-color Chamber publications for 68 communities over the years, primarily in Georgia and Alabama.

For speaking engagements and book-signings contact Cal Duke direct at 229.938.8212 or by email at: CalDukePublishing@Gmail.com

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*** YOU ASKED ***

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 I was a graduate of Albany High School in 1966 and I was sad to learn of the 2017 closing. 

I was curious about the new location, if any, of the Albany High Sports Hall of Fame.  I sent in an application recently for my track achievements which included an Indoor World Record set in 1970 while running for the University of Kansas.  This feat got me inducted into the Kansas University Hall of Fame in 1978.  In 1991, I set another World Record in mountain climbing which got me recognition in Guinness Book of Records.  As I get closer to meeting my Maker, I thought I would submit an application for the Albany High School Sports Hall of Fame, which I did just last year.  Just wondered if my effort is down the drain. Thank you for any response you have the time to make, 

~ Dennis Stewart (’66)

A~  

Apparently, nothing was done about Albany Sports Hall of Fame  in 2017, due to the horrendous damages brought on by the two tornadoes that hit Albany in two different months and two different sections.  Apparently, Jason Willcox was the last president of ASHF, but I have no contact info for him.  Not sure if anything has happened this year.  Wish I had more to offer … you certainly accomplished quite a bit in the way of SPORTS!  Perhaps someone reading your question will be able to give you better news than I.  http://albanygasportshalloffame.org/mission.htm

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 I noted a 60 year reunion planned this spring. I graduated in 1943, 75 years ago, and wondered if anyone on your list was also planning any reunion?

~ Jerry Schine, Class of 1943

A~  

I wish that could happen … it would be a wonderful gift to those of you who went before us! 

~ BSH

? ~ 

Does the library not have some AHS annuals on their shelves? It’s a shame there is not a depository for past annuals.  Ancestry has a few online for AHS.  I ran across it sometime in the past.  I recognized several old Albany names, all gone now. 

Rumor has it that the present population took them out and destroyed them.  I hope that is a rumor.  The AHS that we knew is not the same AHS that recently passed away.  

~ Bill Huggins, Class of 1947

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Bill, I was told there would be an Albany High School Museum located in the area of the newly refurbished old Band Room.  (See below)

~ Beverly Smith Herrington, Class of 1955

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Does anyone know the status on the promised Albany High School Museum?

~ Beverly Smith Herrington, Class of 1955

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Yes,  Dr. Gary Dorough has contacted Bob Fowler for an answer to the above question.  Here is Bob’s answer:

“The annuals are on shelving in the Media Center (see attached picture) and will be relocated to the Museum at the appropriate time.

Our plan is to have the Museum ready to open by June of this year.

As we prepare the various classrooms for occupancy by others, any miscellaneous yearbooks, trophies, pictures, or other AHS mementos are being placed in the Museum Room.

Hope this helps.  Please let me know if you need additional information.”

Sincerely,

Robert E. (Bob) Fowler (son of Ida Frances English Fowler ('56)

Dougherty County School System

Director, Facilities Services Department

 

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http://www.ahs1963.us

http://www.ahs76.webs.com  

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* (1) Albany High School Classes of 1964-65 Reunion 
* (1) AHS-1965 
* (1) Class of 64 and 65 
* AHS Class of 1969 
* Albany High School Class of 1970 
* Albany GA. Kids' of the 70's.... 
* Albany High School Class of 1974 Albany, GA 
* Albany High School Grads 1976-1983 
* AHS/WHS Class of 1978

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* AHS CLASS OF 1980 
* AHS Class of 1983 
* RIP Classmates of DHS AND AHS 
* Click here: (60) Friends of Tift Park

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