2018-10-10 / Editorials

Farmers pledge to destroy boll weevils

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10 YEARS AGO

Oct. 8, 2008

SGA’s Chandler Ray kicked a field goal with nine seconds to play as the Warriors upset top-ranked Tiftarea 22-20 to kick off region play.

EARLY County FFA member Kollin Pyle recently won the state FFA agricultural tractor and machinery operations and maintenance career development event held Oct. 3.

ALEXANDER Brayon Jay, a 2007 graduate of Early County High School, joined the Marines in July 2007 and completed basic training at Parris Island, S.C. after graduation. He was deployed to Iraq on Oct. 4, 2008.

THE 2008 Early County High Homecoming Court includes Hayden Edwards, Kasey Giles, Shaquna Reed, Keneshia Hayes, Laura Alexander, Kira Oliver, Erica James, William Matt, Escondarious Yarbrough, Anthony Early, Brandrail Brown and Holly Ingram.

KERRY Smith was awarded a certificate for 30 years of service at the Blakely Post Office.

25 YEARS AGO

Oct. 7, 1993

LAST week current and former employees gathered at the Georgia-Pacific containerboard mill in Cedar Springs to celebrate the mill’s 30th anniversary.

GRADUATION exercises for students at Early County Adult Learning Center were held September 30 at Early County Middle School.

MRS. MARY Grist Whitehead was honored recently by the Historic Chattahoochee Commission for her efforts to record the history of Early County.

AFTER 32 years of dedicated service to the Early County School System, Miss Bertha Jenkins has announced her retirement. A reception was held for at Early County Middle School.

THE PAW Print swept top honors at the Troy State Journalism Competition including the Hallmark Award for excellence in small school newspapers.

50 YEARS AGO

Oct. 10, 1968

MR. AND Miss ECHS were named recently at Early County High School with Sue Glass winning the coveted honor of “Miss ECHS” and Franklin Arnold, “Mr. ECHS.”

JOHNNY Dixon, Blakely young man who has recently completed a tour of duty with the Seabees in Vietnam, related his experiences to the Rotary Club with a slide presentation.

THE INTER Club Council is sponsoring a float in the National Peanut Festival Parade in Dothan next weekend. The float is entitled “150 Years of Progress,” commemorating Early County’s Sesquicentennial.

LISA Jordan will represent Arlington at the National Peanut Festival in Dothan. She was crowned “Miss Arlington” at a recent contest.

ELEVEN-year-old Jane Garrett, sixth grader at Early County Elementary School, received 75 letters over four days from pen pals in Sydney, Australia.

75 YEARS AGO

Oct. 7, 1943

SMITH’S Bakery was closed Monday as workmen finished repairs on the building.

MISS Meade Maddox, who has been under medical treatment in Miami for the past several months, has returned home and entered school. Mrs. Holt Darden, who has been at Miami with Meade, has returned home also.

THERE will be an all-day sing at the high school auditorium in Bluffton Sunday. A feature of the program will be an hour and a half singing by the famed Stamps-Baxter Harmony Boys.

100 YEARS AGO

Oct. 3, 1918

THE NEWS announces this week that in line with an order from the War Industries Board to conserve newsprint, subscriptions henceforth will be on a strictly cash-in-advance basis.

THE Donalsonville fair is in full swing this week. Many Blakelyites attending report a good one in every respect and the attendance large.

A MASS meeting of Early County farmers at the court house last Saturday was well attended and the large majority pledged to plow under or otherwise destroy all cotton stalks on their premises so as to destroy as many boll weevils as possible.

125 YEARS AGO

Oct. 5, 1893

THE LADIES of the Baptist Church gave an entertainment at Fryer’s Hall on Tuesday night and quite a crowd turned out.

AN ENTHUSIASTIC meeting of the Early County camp of Confederate veterans was held last Tuesday night.

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