2010-01-20 / Editorials

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Weather dominated by arctic air mass
News from the past
10 YEARS AGO

Jan. 19, 2000

THE CHAMBER is working with the United States Census Bureau to help recruit workers for the upcoming 2000 census.

MR. AND Mrs. Eric Bentley are proud to announce the birth of their son, Trevor Rabun. Trevor was born Dec. 16 at 2:53 p.m. at Flowers Hospital in Dothan, Ala. He weighed six pounds, 15 ounces and was 20 inches long.

THE SGA Warriors scored 31 points in the second quarter to east to a 76-34 victory over the Westbrook Cougars.

25 YEARS AGO

Jan. 24, 1985

PEANUT producers in southwest Georgia are casting ballots this month in a hotly contested election for the District 1 seat on the Georgia Peanut Commission.

THE LOWEST temperatures of the century were recorded across South Georgia early Monday morning as a bitter cold Artic air mass pushed its way through the south.

A NEW IRS regulation which has turned business vehicle use record keeping into a nightmare for small business started coming under fire in Washington this week.

50 YEARS AGO

Jan. 28, 1960

THE 1960 Betty Crocker Homemaker of Tomorrow of Blakely High School is senior Cherry Bethea.

DR. ELMO Davis, govenor of the Lions International, district 18-C, paid the Blakely club an official visit Tuesday at noon.

THE WEATHER in Blakely for the past ten days has been dominated by a great mass of continental artic air which moved in upon this section following a rain of about 1/2 inch on Monday night, Jan. 18. There followed eight consecutive days with minimum reading of sub-freezing temperatures with the lowest of 17 degrees on the 23rd.

MR. and Mrs. Hugh Redding announce the birth of a daughter, Amy, Jan. 25, Holland Hospital.

THIEVES entered the Piggly Wiggly by forcing a back door, and made off with the company safe, sometime Tuesday night.

75 YEARS AGO

Jan. 24, 1935

MR. AND Mrs. Dallas Lisenby announce the birth of a daughter, Evelyn Maurine, Jan. 16.

MISS Sarah Strickland has returned from a visit to Mr. and Mrs. B.H. Flanders, at Oxford, Ga.

THE COLD wave, a little behind schedule, hit here Tuesday night, driving the thermometer from 68 on Monday to 19 on Wednesday, with a trace of snow on Tuesday night.

MR. AND Mrs. Cecil Roney announce the birth of a daughter, Emma Jean, on Jan. 17.

100 YEARS AGO

Jan. 22, 1910

A BABY girl arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Idus Felder Tuesday morning.

THERE will be some changes in the force of the Bank of Blakely on Feb. 1. Mr. John G. Butler, present cashier, will retire to look after other interests. Mr. J.B. Tarver will succeed him as cashier and Mr. Emmett Freeman will be the bookkeeper.

A REAL estate deal of considerable magnitude was consumated a few days ago, when W.A. Buchannon sold his holdings east of the city, known as the “Fraction” to Dr. Daniels, of Hogansville.

MISS LAURA Lindsey and Mr. George F. Pickle were married this week at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. S.A. Lindsey.

ON FRIDAY, Jan. 7, Mr. Oscar Sanders and Miss Ludie McGlammary were united in marriage.

MR. Josiah Williams and Miss Lizzie Jernigan were married Sunday at Midland City, Ala.

125 YEARS AGO

Jan. 22, 1885

THIS issue is missing from our files. The column will be returned next week.

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