2017-11-29 / Editorials

‘PREPARE and save the tin cans!’

From our Files News from the past

Nov. 28, 2007

AN ANTIQUE car show, petting zoo, rockclimbing wall, and the annual Christmas parade are just a few of the activities everyone can enjoy this Saturday on Court Square at the 14th Holidays on the Square.

THE EARLY County Youth Cheerleaders traveled to Dothan to compete at the National Peanut Festival Competition and all three squads came home with first place trophies. Holly Temples also won first place for individual dance/cheer routine.

25 YEARS AGO

Nov. 26, 1992

THE HOLIDAY season will turn much brighter Wednesday night with the lighting of the community Christmas decorations. Everyone is invited to gather in front of City Hall for brief ceremonies and singing of Christmas carols.

DARRYL Bruner of Blakely received the American FFA Degree, the FFA’s highest honor, at the 65th National Convention in Kansas City, Mo.

50 YEARS AGO

Nov. 30, 1967

BLAKELY’S newest church, the Holy Family Catholic Church at 109 Arlington Street, will be officially dedicated on Sunday, Dec. 10.

DR. STANDIFER, who has practiced medicine in Blakely for over 56 years, was stricken down with arthritis and other crippling conditions and has been forced to give up much of his medical practice due to being unable to walk.

THE NEWS this week featured an article on Early County’s oldest road, the “Old River Road,” which is referred to by some as “The Road of the Werewolf.”

THE BLAKELY Camp Fire Girls and Bluebirds held a Thanksgiving ceremonial in the Elementary School Gymnasium.

75 YEARS AGO

Nov. 26, 1942

THE METHODIST Church has extended the membership of the Baptist Church an invitation to worship with the Methodists while the Baptist Church is undergoing repair.

“PREPARE and save the tin cans!” This rallycry is going up all over Georgia this week as housewives of the State are being called on to lend an extra effort to the war needs.

THE METHODIST Church has announced that a special Thanksgiving service will be held at the church Thursday morning at 9 o’clock. Special music has been arranged by the Methodist choir with special numbers by Mrs. Ed Sealy and Mrs. Oscar Whitchard.

100 YEARS AGO

Nov. 22, 1917

THE DAMASCUS Home and School Improvement Club was organized last week with 18 members under the leadership of Miss Susie Fleming.

MR. CHARLIE Roberts was here from Cedar Springs and brought along a sample of his big sweet potatoes which weighed a little over seven pounds.

MISS Annabel Wilson and Mr. Wilkie W. James, two popular young people, motored over to Albany and were married last Saturday night.

125 YEARS AGO

Nov. 24, 1892

MR. WILLIE Lee had his right hand badly mangled at a gin at Beckham. Drs. Standifer and Dostor found it necessary to amputate the hand.

A TRADE was closed with Mr. R.L. Perryman for a lot east of the Fryer’s Stables for to build the new jail. It is to be finished by March 31, 1893.

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