2013-06-05 / Editorials

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Lock and dam dedications

10 YEARS AGO

May 28, 2003

CROSSING the stage and turning their tassels Saturday, May 31 at 9 a.m. at Standifer Field, 170 seniors will graduate from Early County High School.

SEVENTEEN piano students of Mrs. Valerie Pafford presented a piano recital, Music from Stage & Screen, Sunday, May 4 at First Baptist Church. Each of the songs played were from a movie, television or Broadway show.

EARLY County 4-H program assistant Jeanette Smith was awarded the prestigious George B. Lee Award at the second annual South District County 4-H Program Assistant Awards luncheon on May 23.

25 YEARS AGO

June 9, 1988

FORTY-SEVEN graduates participated in Southwest Georgia Academy’s 17th graduation exercise on May 31.

JIMMY Hodge Timmons, Senator of the 11th District, announced this week that he will seek an eighth term in the Georgia State Senate.

GREAT Southern Paper Company announced the addition of David A. Karalis to the position of northeastern regional manager in the sales department.

50 YEARS AGO

June 13, 1963

THE PUBLIC is invited to the dedication ceremonies of the Columbia Lock and Dam, Columbia, Ala., at 11 a.m. EST and at the Walter F. George Lock and Dam, Ft. Gaines, Ga., 3 p.m EST Friday, June 14, 1963.

“WE ARE the future builders,” so goes one of the popular songs the girls will be singing at Girl’s State next week, when they meet at GMA, College Park, Ga., for the 1963 session. Attending from Blakely and Early County will be: Judy Collier, Beverly Gilbert, Jenene Gray, Angie Baxley, Anne Singletary, Beulah Scott, Judy Allen, Sonya Brownlee, Linda Newberry and Brenda Blackburn.

MISS FRANCES Balkcom graduated from Emory Law School Monday, June 10.

MISS MARJORIE Standifer received her master’s degree in public health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill last week. Miss Standifer returned to Blakely last Thursday. She will remain in Blakely until July 1, when she will report back to the Albany Branch Laboratory of the Georgia Department of Public Welfare to resume her work.

75 YEARS AGO

June 16, 1938

BLAKELY will be represented at the Louis-Schmeling heavy-weight championship fight, which will be held at Madison Square Garden, New York City, on next Wednesday night. Mr. C.D. Duke, of the sales force of the McKinney Chevrolet Co., won a trip to the fight in a contest sponsored by Oldsmobile.

PROBABLY the farthest away shipment of Blakely-made products occurred recently when the Georgia Hosiery Mills shipped a quantity of socks made in their local plant to a merchant in Cape Town, in southernmost Africa.

MR. AND Mrs. W.R. Alexander attended last week the graduation exercises of Abraham Baldwin College, Tifton, their son, Norman, being one of the graduates.

MR. AND Mrs. Charles Thomas Waller, of Soperton, announce the marriage of their daughter, Aileen, to Dr. Elton M. Spence of Jackson, Tenn.

100 YEARS AGO

June 12, 1913

THE marriage of Miss Kate Watson, of Blakely, to Mr. Eugene Calloway, of Albany, occurred at Broxton, Ga., the past week.

MR. C.E. Boyett is building two new brick houses on the east side of Cuthbert Street.

A NEW baby boy arrived the past week at the home of Mr. and Mrs. H.H. Perry.

MR. ED Flanders, who has been attending Emory College, is at home for the vacation.

MRS. L.S. Toole and children have returned from a visit to Bainbridge relatives.

125 YEARS AGO

June 14, 1888

MRS. Jesse Hall, accompanied by Miss Mary Ashley Hightower, left on Monday’s train for a visit to relatives in Macon.

ANNOUNCEMENT of the approaching marriage of Miss Bertha M. Dozier and Mr. L.S. Oppenheimer is published in The News this week.

MR. A.D. Smith brought to town Wednesday the stuffed skin of a rattlesnake killed on his place seven miles west of town. The body was over 12 inches in circumference and was 6 feet 9 inches long.

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