June 28, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Blakely recognized as "City of Ethics"

The City of Blakely was one of 21 Georgia cities which received the "Certified City of Ethics" designation yesterday at the Georgia Municipal Association's Annual Convention in Savannah. More...

Two BOE seats up for re-election

Qualifying opened Monday for two Board of Education seats. The two seats which come up for reelection in the Nov. 7 General Election are District 3 presently held by Gwen Harris, and District 4 presently held by chairman Bishop Hunter. More...

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICES

062106-01 NOTICE STATE OF GEORGIA COUNTY OF EARLY More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28 DFACS board meeting, 10 a.m. CHAMBER of Commerce, noon More...

Editorials

LETTERS

Loving a town and the people

All citizens of Early County: I came to these parts in 1969. I want everyone I have known to know that I immediately recognized that I have never respected any people more than the people in this area. More...

EDITORIALS

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All That's Fit to Print

We all should be prepared

My grandmother was just a child during the Spanish flu pandemic in 1918-19, but the memories of those years stayed with her throughout her life. Larger than life events tend to do that, stay with us forever. More...

Obituaries

Patrick Thompson

College Director Patrick Douglas Thompson, 54, died Tuesday at H e a r t l a n d (Portsbridge) H o s p i c e Facility. More...

Charlie Will Johnson

Farmer/Businessman Charlie Will Johnson, 79, of Arlington, died Friday, June 23, 2006, at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany. More...

Joseph E. McDowell

Manager Joseph Elvin McDowell, 80, of Blakely, died Sunday, June 25, 2006, at Miller County Hospital in Colquitt. More...

Society

Thompson Peavy

Ms. Jerrie Brown of Newnan announces the engagement of her daughter, Christie Renee Thompson, to Michael Reuben Peavy, son of Bernard and Janice Peavy of Blakely. More...

Devall-McCormick

Brent and Janell McCormick of Livingston, La., announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Casie Joyce Devall, to Charles Eric McCormick, son of Sterling and Jennifer McCormick of Blakely. More...

DeVane, Durham wedding plans complete

The wedding plans of Ashley Wynelle DeVane and John Joseph Durham have been completed. The couple will wed Saturday, July 1, 2006, at 6 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Blakely. A reception will follow at Blakely Town and Country Club. More...

Rain, finally!

But, watering restrictions remain

It was about as hot and dry as you could imagine when Summer arrived last Wednesday. Some badly needed rains were not far behind, however. More...

July 3rd Activities

    The Chamber of Commerce has More...

Flu pandemic threat is real

Representatives from agencies, schools, businesses and medical providers joined elected officials and public health personnel for the first of a series of meetings More...

Ft. Gaines Firecracker Festival

July 4th will be a funfilled day in Fort Gaines during the annual Firecracker Festival. More...

Other News

Plate spinning just looks easy

Chinese acrobat Liang, right, teaches Luke Johnson, left, and More...

From our Files

News from the past

with me when the GOP's Mr. and Mrs. Mack Temples celebrate 50th anniversary More...

BC EMT program start fall semester

The Emergency Medical Technician Program at Bainbridge College will start a new cycle Aug. 14, the beginning of fall semester, said Dr. Karen Hill, chair of the Technical Studies Division. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Develop a personal relationship with God

1 Corinthians 7:1-15 When the Apostle Paul went to the city of Corinth, we are told that he "found a certain Jew named Aquila, born in Pontus, lately (recently) come from Italy, with his wife Priscilla ... More...

Southside welcomes new pastor

The congregation of Southside Baptist Church would like to introduce its new pastor, Rev. Ricky L. Smith, to the area. Brother Rick comes with 25 years of pastoral experience. He and his wife Becky, are both natives of Tampa, Fla. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Potter's House The Potter's House Ministries in Blakely will hold Restored Week June 28-30 and July 1 beginning each night at 7 p.m. The theme is "Living in God, Dedicating Your Life to Prayer." Everyone is invited to attend. More...

Agriculture

Georgia farmers share farm bill concerns

Chambliss and fellow committee member Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kansas) heard testimony from 13 witnesses during a farm bill hearing held in Albany June 23. More...

Senate resurrects $4 billion in aid for farmers

A Senate committee revived a $4 billion aid measure for farmers struggling with high fuel prices and drought, despite opposition from President Bush and the House. More...

Campbell touts advantages of ethanol

Murray Campbell, President of First United Ethanol, LLC or FUEL, testified before the United States Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry during its field hearing held at Albany State University in Albany June 23. More...

Campus

Orange graduates from Candler School of Theology

Angela Pocahontas Orange of Jakin graduated from the Candler School of Theology at Emory University on May 15, 2006 with a master's of theology, studies degree. More...

Prchals graduate in May

Anna Catherine Prchal graduated from the Medical College of Georgia with a bachelor's in nursing May 12 in Augusta. Katie attended the University of Georgia in Athens prior to being accepted to the MCG nursing program in Athens. More...

Levatte attends UGA continuing education event

Cynthia Levatte, who teaches family and consumer sciences at Early County High School, spent two days earlier this month attending FACS Summer College at the College of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Georgia. More...