Don Daniel

Looking back through the first issue of this newspaper, Nov. 8, 1972, is bringing back a lot of memories and one of the most interesting is the number of businesses that don’t exist anymore. Even more interesting were the prices of grocery store foods. The only grocery store that advertised in the first edition was Colonial Stores which was located where the Forsyth city hall is. Here are a few of the specials advertised: fryers 27 cents a pound; mayonnaise quart jar, 49 cents; sirloin tip roasts, 99 cents and bread, 25 cents a loaf.

Bennie Bostick and Forsyth Red and White soon became a full page advertiser giving readers another choice for grocery shopping. His store was where Tractor Supply is now.