2019-02-06 / Editorials

Commissioner’s vote to built health clinic

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News from the past

10 YEARS AGO

Feb. 4, 2009

FORMER head football coach Vince Dooley of the University of Georgia was the highlight of the 59th annual membership banquet of the Blakely-Early County Chamber of Commerce.

THE BLAKELY-Early County Recreation Dept. will host a free pitch, hit and run contest for ages 7-14 Saturday.

THE ECHS Baseball Booster Club is sponsoring the first annual Bobcat Baseball Hit-A-Thon Saturday afternoon.

COUNTRY Goes Huntin’, which pairs country music stars with hunters, has already arranged hunts in Early County and now wants to hold all events in the county including a concert and filming of several national outdoor television shows.

25 YEARS AGO

Feb. 3, 1994

FIRST State Bank of Blakely and Bostwick Banking Company of Arlington announced that the two banks had signed an agreement in principle for First State Bankshares of Blakely, the holding company for First State Bank, to acquire the stock of BHC, Inc. and its subsidiary, Bostwick Banking Company.

WARREN Hill Chandler and Mary Arminta Owen celebrated their Sixtieth Wedding Anniversary at their home on Chancey Mill Road. They were married on December 27, 1933 in Blakely.

EDWARD Taylor, the Bobcats’ All-State quarterback, has been selected to the South squad for the Georgia All-Star football game to be played at Georgia Tech’s Grant Field on July 23.

CAPTAIN Arcelious Haynes, Jr., Blakely native, has been promoted to Operation’s Manager for the Atlanta Botanical Gardens.

50 YEARS AGO

Feb. 6, 1969

THE EARLY County Board of Commissioners voted for a Health Clinic to be built here at the estimated cost of $74,000. The clinic will probably be located on property now owned by Early Memorial Hospital.

DAVID Crockett Morgan, one of Early County’s oldest, best known and esteemed citizens, died Sunday. “Uncle Babe” as he was affectionately known, was a former Ordinary of Early County from 1933 through 1953. Morgan also attended and participated in all-day sings and gospel quartet singing. He was 94 years of age.

A NEW section in The News features Blakely police officers. Recognized this week is Chief of Police Carl Gilbert.

75 YEARS AGO

Feb. 3, 1944

A FORMER Communist Youth Leader, now a Methodist minister, traveler and missionary, will speak in the Methodist church Thursday night.

ANOTHER Early Countian has been cited for meritorious service while under heavy fire in Italy. He is Chesley H. Wood, pharmacist mate third class of the U.S. Naval Reserve.

MR. AND Mrs. Jesse Williams carried their granddaughter, Joyce, to Atlanta Sunday and had the cast removed from her leg.

100 YEARS AGO

Jan. 30, 1919

RATIFICATION of the prohibition amendment to the federal constitution was proclaimed formally today.

A TELEGRAM reached Blakely yesterday for Mr. Wilk Mock, notifying him of the death of his son, John Carl Mock, from influenza at the general military hospital in Idaho.

MRS. J.R. Owen carried her little daughter, Elma, to Bainbridge Monday for an operation for appendicitis. The operation was successfully performed.

125 YEARS AGO

Feb. 1, 1894

MR. W.L. Elder is erecting a nice awning in front of his store.

MR. H.G. Smith, wife and three children, of Frederick, Md., are now domiciled at the residence of Mrs. A.F. Fleming.

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