Way Back When

Jan. 10, 1940 The Katherine Theater is celebrating its 25th anniversary. Town officials have been re-elected. There were only 16 votes cast in election last week. Richard Simpson is the mayor; Martha Murdock, clerk; C.T. Carroll, Tax Assessor; Alfred Foster,…

How Salt Road got its name

Susie Reams ECB Publishing, Inc. Before the American Civil War of 1861-1865, most of the salt consumed by the people of the southern states of American was shipped from Europe to the south. Salt was an incredibly important commodity of…

Who was Fred Mahan?

Remembering the man who brought beauty to Jefferson County Susie Reams ECB Publishing, Inc. He was born on Oct. 6, 1886, in Dodge City, Kan., and died on March 12, 1960, in Thomas County, Ga., but Fred Mahan was, for…