The Gainesville Eagle
4 October 1900
O.L. Buffington, who is one of the best known men in the county, spent Monday and Tuesday in the city shaking hands with his many friends. Mr. Buffington is an old friend of the Eagle and we are always glad, with others, of the privilege of shaking his hand when he comes to town. He is one of the old landmarks of the county that are yet left; but his high spirits and jovial disposition would lead one to think he was not much past 40, were it not for his silvery locks which tell that many winters have passed over his head.
-from microfilm at the Gainesville Branch of the Hall County Library, Gainesville, GA