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Yesterdays Jan. 22

Posted: January 21, 2014 - 8:18pm

75 years ago

(1939)

Charles R. Steed, Second ward aldermanic candidate, today paid his fee to place his name on the Feb. 7 city Democratic primary ticket to Clide Donnell, secretary of the city Democratic central committee. Mr. Steed has no opposition for the post.

50 years ago

(1964)

An animal described as a “giant panther” has been sighted in the New Home community, near Quitman, according to the Rev. E.T. Herring.

“H.L. Russell saw a panther about nine feet long pass his house one morning recently,” the Rev. Mr. Herring said. “And some hunters saw one the next night one mile west of Enders.”

25 years ago

(1989)

The Mayflower senior boys defeated Ola 60-56 in three overtimes Friday night at Mayflower in a 4A-East conference basketball contest.

Billy McCaghren paced the Golden Eagles with 22 points. David Long added 16 and Ricky York, 12.

10 years ago

(2004)

T.J. Johnson, project manager for Conway Development Corp., will become the new director of the Conway Downtown Partnership.

The decision was made Wednesday at a Downtown Partnership board meeting. The board approved the recommendation of the search committee, ending a two-week search for a new director.

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