2009-01-14 / Other News

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Sears store opens in King Plaza
News from the past

10 YEARS AGO

Jan. 14, 1999

CITY, county and chamber officials gathered with David Still and wife Hallie to cut the ribbon on the new Sears, Roebuck and Company store in Kng Plaza Shopping Center on Columbia Road last Friday afternoon.

CHUCK AND Shelley Miliner of Newville, Ala., proudly announce the birth of a baby girl, Madison Ann Miliner, born on Jan. 4, 1999.

JOHN Stone, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Stone of Blakely, moved one step closer to winning a $25,000 college scholarship when he won first place in the National Geography Bee held at Southwest Georgia Academy.

25 YEARS AGO

Jan. 12, 1984

EARLY County ad valorem taxes are the second lowest of any place in the state of Georgia.

MR. AND Mrs. Lonnie James Sr. had a dinner gathering for some church members and friends Sunday afternoon. The hostesses were Claudine Freeman, Vanessa Jefferson and Estella Gray.

50 YEARS AGO

Jan. 15, 1959

THE MAYOR and Council, meeting the past week, re-elected all department heads for the year 1959, namely: City Clerk - G.D. Bridges; City Engineer - L.E. Wallis; Manager of Ice Plant - Thomas J. Grier; Chief of Police - G.H. Owen; Fire Chief - Byron White; Street Superintendent - Bennett Smith; City Attorney - Lowrey S. Stone.

PATRONS of the Piggly-Wiggly, located on Magnolia Street, will be interested to know that the owners Messrs. Ralph Scarbrough and Frank Davis, have had their parking lot graded and surfaced with asphalt.

MISS MARTHA Loretta Davis, daughter of Mrs. G.A. Davis and the late Mr. Davis, became the bride of William Earl Alexander, son of Mrs. Carl Alexander and the late Mr. Alexander, on Sun. January 4, at the Methodist parsonage.

75 YEARS AGO

Jan. 11, 1934

MISS CALLIE Godfrey, of Pansy, Ala., a registered nurse and a graduate of the Frazier- Ellis Hospital, has located in Blakely for the practice of her profession.

MISS CORINNE Creel, of the Urquhart district, and Mr. John Lee White, of the Freeman district, were united in marriage on December 29.

THE PRICE paid for No. 1 hogs at Tuesday's co-operative sale was 3¢ per pound. This was 25 points above the market price.

MR. AND Mrs. Jack Cowart and little daughter, of Arlington, were Sunday guests in the home of Mrs. L.M. Rambo.

100 YEARS AGO

Jan. 16, 1909

MR. A.M. Irwin has been added to the police force.

MR. T.S. Sawyer is opening up a business in Blakely. Mr. Tom King will clerk for him.

TWO WOODEN stores on the west side of the square were destroyed by fire last Tuesday night. The stores were occupied by Mr. John W. Strickland and Mr. John Henry Williams.

MAYOR M.T. Chipsted visited Griffin and Atlanta this week.

MR. G.A. Cole has returned from a visit to Florida.

125 YEARS AGO

Jan. 10, 1884

THE "CITY FATHERS" of 1884, as selected at the election last Saturday, are: B.R. Doctor, R.W. Davis, J.T. Freeman, H.H. Buchannon, and R.C. Smith. At a meeting of the new council, Dr. Dostor was elected chairman, Mr. R.W. Davis vice-chairman, Judge J.B. Jones was made marshal and Mr. J.J. Smith was re-elected clerk and treasurer.

MESSRS. F.M. Smith and George E. Chipsted have rented the warehouse of Smith & James and will run it in connection with the dray business.

FOR THE past week the temperature in this locality has been lower than it has been since the severe winter of 1880-1881.

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