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January 18, 2013

Former Hughes players reminisce about football

MOULTRIE — When Army Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III met Maj. Chas Cannon at the Pentagon last year, he found the two had something in common besides their U.S. Military Academy rings.

During their conversation, the U.S. Army Vice Chief of Staff, who hails from Thomasville, found that he and the major from Moultrie share a common high school football coach.

Austin was a lineman on the 1970 Thomasville High School football team coached by Jim Hughes. Cannon also played for Hughes and was a receiver on Colquitt County’s 1994 state championship team.

It was suggested that perhaps the three could get together sometime for dinner.

That sometime came about on Dec. 6 at a dinner hosted by the four-star general and his wife Charlene at their residence at Fort Leslie McNair in Washington.

And Austin and Cannon were not the only former Hughes players at the table that night.

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Parks Hughes, the former Packers quarterback and Jim Hughes’s son, also attended. Parks Hughes is studying at the War College, also located Fort McNair.

See Saturday's issue for more details.

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