2018-09-12 / Editorials

Possible door-to-door letter delivery

From our Files News from the past

10 YEARS AGO

Sept. 10, 2008

THE EARLY County Commissioners approved an agreement giving EC2055 the responsibility of being the county’s primary marketing and recruitment agency for economic development.

BEAUTY Smith will become the new president of the Southwest Georgia Retired Teachers Association.

THE EARLY County Community Food Bank is in serious need of donations. Anyone wishing to donate can drop donations off at First Baptist Church in Blakely.

THE MILLER County Pirates defeated Early County’s Bobcats for the first time since the year 2000 by a 19-7 margin.

25 YEARS AGO

Sept. 9, 1993

A LOCAL magazine recycling effort is being kicked off this week as part of a pilot recycling program being implemented in six Southwest Georgia communities.

A COUNTY-WIDE meeting will be held Sept. 20 to discuss the organization of a local chapter of Habitat for Humanity.

EVE Vickers was crowned Jr. Miss National Mayhaw at the seventh annual Mayhaw Festival Pageant in Colquitt.

THE EARLY County Bobcats opened their season with a 17-9 victory over Central of Talbotton. Coupled with losses by the top two teams in the state, ECHS moved up to the #1 ranking in Class AA.

EARLY County Middle School will hold open house next Tuesday evening to give parents the opportunity to meet their child’s teachers. The ECMS Chorus will be performing.

50 YEARS AGO

Sept. 12, 1968

THE BLAKELY Lions Club began sales of the 1969 Birthday Calendar this week. The money from this project goes to help the needy and the blind.

THE INTERCLUB Council voted to enter a float in the National Peanut Festival parade in Dothan this fall enabling Miss Blakely, Kathy Phillips, to ride on her own float. The Council plans to build one of the prettiest floats to appear in the parade.

MR. AND Mrs. L.D. Lawrence were honored by their children and friends with a 50th Wedding Anniversary reception at their home near Arlington on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 8.

BLAKELY Lions Club members and guests had the rare privilege of listening to two talented young ladies, Miss Beverly Gilbert of Blakely and Miss Stephanie Hatfield of Ohio, who are both scholarship students at the University of Cincinnati’s Conservatory of Music.

75 YEARS AGO

Sept. 9, 1943

IF AN application filed this week with U.S. Post Office Department is approved, Blakely will have for the first time a door-to-door delivery of letters and a separate parcel post service, a twice daily delivery of mail in the business district, and a dozen new letter collection boxes.

GEORGE Gee, wellknown

Blakely citizen, is the new distributor for the Gulf Oil Corporation in Blakely.

FRIENDS are delighted to know that the condition of Sevola Jones, who is undergoing treatment in a Cuthbert hospital, is greatly improved.

MR. AND Mrs. Linton Willis announce the birth of a daughter, Linda, Sunday, Sept. 4, at the local hospital.

100 YEARS AGO

Sept. 5, 1918

CLIFFORD Walker, candidate for attorney general of Georgia, was a visitor in Blakely over the weekend.

MR. J.B. Hobbs, of Donalsonville, passed through Blakely this morning in company with a party advertising the approaching Donalsonville fair.

125 YEARS AGO

Sept. 7, 1893

THE CANE, potato and groundpea crops are promising.

MISS Cyllene Smith entertained at a birthday party for a number of her friends.

THE Confederate veterans of Early County met at the court house last Saturday and organized.

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