Guy and Cranford: Thomson speedsters
Thomson native Kelly Guy has been racing cars for 25 years now. Hestumbled into his first race car by chance when he was 19 years old. Two of Guy’s friends that were brothers raced their dad’s car and he tagged along to the track one night. Now, all these years later, Guy races in the Super Late Model Racing Series.
|Kelly Guy, right, has been racing cars for years. Cannan Cranford’s first race is this weekend.|
Bales recalls decades of railroad duty in Camak
Bill Bales decided to quit after his first day on the job as a railroad telegraph operator because it was a difficult adjusting to the necessary work pace. One of his superiors noticed Bales' issues adapting and was so troubled that he hurled a trash can across the room.
|Bill Bales examines his graduation certificate from the Iowa Institute of Telegraphy. |
"He saw that I was behind, that I didn't know what I was doing really," Bales said of the trash can shot putter.
On the way home from work that day, Bales decided to quit.
"I said I'm just not going to take this harassment. I said to myself I just can't do the job. So I was just going to quit, my first day that they turned me loose after my training," Bales said. Eventually, he came to the realization that it’d be silly to waste the hard work already invested in the job.
Joiner-Batrous announce engagement
Mr. and Mrs. Steven Ray Joiner, of Sandersville, announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Jena Patricia Joiner, to Joseph Adams Batrous, son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Joseph Batrous, III, of Thomson.
|Joseph Adams Batrous & Jena Patricia Joiner|
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hartwell Milton Hood, Jr., of Sandersville, and Jean McAfee Joiner and the late Benjamin A. Joiner of Tennille. The wedding is planned for Sept. 12, 2015; formal invitations will be mailed.
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