From our Files
Area sawmill destroyed by fire
10 YEARS AGO
Sept. 3, 2003
EARLY COUNTY home builder Jerry Nix of Jakin has been named Dickies’ 12th annual American Worker of the Year after being nominated by a Fort Gaines customer.
SOUTHWEST Georgia Academy’s 2003 Homecoming Court representatives are Katie Stone, Lauren Singleton, LeeAnn Brooks, Brittany Blocker, Paige Brackin, Cara Wilkin, Jenni Harris and Caitlin Cooper.
FIRST BAPTIST Church ladies picked up second place in league and tournament play. The players are Mischa Powell, Jamie Cannon, Kendall Harvin, Meghan Powell, Leigh Cooper, Debbie Evans, Amber Grimes, Kerrie Hall, Lynn Carver and Wendy Powell.
EARLY COUNTY Peanut Queens Abbie Palmer, Anna McNair and Kim Reddick were interviewed by Ann Varnum at WTVY in Dothan.
ROBYN COLLEEN Still and Timothy Joe Elliott were united in marriage at 4 p.m. Saturday, June 21, 2003, at Zion Freewill Baptist Church in Blakely.
THE SGA Warriors defeated Southland Academy 7-0 Friday night in Americus to go 2-0 on the season.
25 YEARS AGO
Sept. 8, 1988
AS SOON AS the fields dry out from the Labor Day weekend rains, there will be a lot of peanuts ready to come out of the ground, according to Early County Extension Director Mickey Fourakers.
EARLY COUNTY exploded for 21 points in the opening 8 minutes of play as the Bobcats crushed the Houston County Lions 42-0 in Columbia on a rain soaked field last Friday night.
THE SOUTHWEST Georgia Academy Warriors came from behind to defeat the Deerfield-Windsor Knights 8-7 Friday night in Damascus.
MR. AND Mrs. William Lawson Murkerson of Blakely, Ga., announce the engagement of their daughter, Sharon Denise, to Howard Keith Whittaker, son of Mr. and Mrs. Mainous Whittaker of Donalsonville.
THE BOBCAT varsity cheerleaders are Denita Thornton, Brooke Moulton, Betsy Hunnicutt, Ginger Maddox, Wendy Ross, Valerie Vasquez, Keisha Wright, Carol Helton, Kimberly Norris and Hope Jones.
SOUTHWEST Georgia Academy’s senior homecoming representatives are Dawn Dozier, Gina Ginn, and Melanie Hayes. Underclassmen representatives are Nannette Jordan, Robin Turner, Kim Lane and Holley Daniels.
50 YEARS AGO
Sept. 5, 1963
MR. L.W. “Buddy” McDowell announces the first meeting of the Damascus PTA will be held this Thursday, Sept. 5 at 8:15 p.m. in the school lunchroom.
MRS. C.W. Lay is undergoing treatment at the local clinic.
JACK HOWELL has returned to Lexington, to resume his studies at the University of Kentucky.
THOMAS Marion Pullen, son of Tom Pullen of Damascus, was awarded the Ph.D. degree in botany at the August graduation of the University of Georgia.
THE PILOT CLUB of Blakely held their dinner meeting at the home of Mrs. Sara Brown recently with Mrs. Guy King serving as co-hostess.
75 YEARS AGO
Sept. 8, 1938
DR. AND MRS. S.P. Holland will move in their quarters of the S.P. Holland Clinic on Sept. 15.
THE EARLY County Board of Commissioners Tuesday fixed the tax levy for 1938 at 16 mills, the same as last year, despite the fact that the homestead exemption and furniture exemptions will curtail the county’s revenue to the extent of several thousand dollars.
GEORGE WARRICK and Stanley Sherman will leave Sunday for Auburn where they will enter A.P.I. for the fall term.
100 YEARS AGO
Sept. 4, 1913
MR. GEORGE E. Turner and Miss Ida Mae Smith, two popular young people of the Lucile community, were united in marriage last Sunday afternoon.
MR. DREW Sheffield’s sawmill near Lucile was destroyed by fire last Sunday afternoon.
MR. AND Mrs. Eugene Martin are the proud parents of a new baby boy, Eugene Carmichael.
125 YEARS AGO
Sept. 6, 1888
MR. TOM Cartledge is now associated with Mr. J.D. Fudge in the grocery business.
DR. J.C. Mulligan was up from Miller County this week.
A NEW BABY daughter arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Butler.
MR. R.L. Howell has purchased the barber shop fixture of Mr. J.D. Fudge and fitted up a shop near the Platt Hotel, with Horace Bailey in charge.