December 13, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Christmas countdown in Mennheim, Germany

Madeline Howard recently helped Brigadier General Dennis L. Via lead the countdown to the lighting of the Christmas Tree during the annual Community Tree Lighting Ceremony in Mannheim, Germany. The Dec. More...

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICES

111506-01 PUBLIC NOTICE Bruce More...

Notice of Public Hearing

Date of Notice 12-7-06

Public Hearing Issue: Application has been made for zoning change for new development. Present Zone Classification: R1 Proposed Change: Planned Unit Development (P.U.D. More...

PUBLIC NOTICE

All county offices will be closed December 22 & 25, 2006 in observance of Christmas Day and New Years Day on January 1, 2007. County offices in the Courthouse will be closed December 26, 2006. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 13 BIRTHDAYS:Wes Fincher, Patsy Bundy, Sloane White, Heather Warfield, Carla Baxley, Ava Edison ANNIVERSARY: Mr. & Mrs. Eric Cleveland, Horace & Reba Hall THURSDAY, DEC. More...

Editorials

Our waterways are important to economic growth

This time of year you can More...

EDITORIAL

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All That’s Fit to Print

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The board of health in New York City has decided that restaurants there must stop using trans fat in food preparation by 2008. Trans fat is margarine and the like. I think. I More...

Obituaries

Howard L. Lilly III

Howard Logan Lilly III, 47, of Orlando, Fla., died Dec. 3, 2006, due to injuries from a tragic accident. Mr. Lilly was born Feb. 6, 1959, in Atlanta, the son of Howard Logan Lilly Jr. DDS and Daphner Collier Lilly. More...

William J. McGarry

William J. McGarry of Newnan died Dec. 3, 2006. He was preceded in death by his wife, Rose Ann McGarry. Survivors include a son, Jerry M. McGarry of Arlington; and a daughter, Rosemary McGarry of Villa Rica. More...

Nedosa F. Thomas

Homemaker

Nedosa Farris Thomas, 77, of Blakely died Dec. 9, 2006, at Southeast Medical Center in Dothan. Mrs. Thomas was born June 28, 1929, in Chattanooga, Tenn., to the late Joseph and Jenny Rogers Farris. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. More...

Society

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive

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Simpson-Curington vows exchanged

Catherine Allison Simpson of Arlington and James Stanley Curington Jr. of Ashburn were united in marriage May 15, 2006, in a garden ceremony at the Crane Cottage of the Jekyll Island Club on Jekyll Island. More...

Powell-Williams plans complete

The wedding plans of Wendy Meghan Powell and William Michael Williams have been completed. The couple will wed Saturday, Dec. 16, 2006, at 4 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Blakely. A reception will follow at Blakely Town & Country Club. More...

Campus

Fall sports banquet held at SGA

The girls above were named to the All-Region 3AA softball team. More...

Early healthcare not too rural for telemedicine, barcoded medicines

Visitors had a chance to see how two of the latest technologies at Early Memorial Hospital More...

City council approves $14 million FY’07 budget

The Blakely City Council approved its 2007 budget at the Dec. 5 meeting at the City Annex. The $14,120,997 budget represents a $312,481 increase over last year More...

How will global warming affect people in Georgia?

What does global warming mean to you? State climatologist and University of Georgia atmospheric sciences professor David Stooksbury answers questions on climate change in Georgia. How will global warming affect Georgia? We don More...

Don’t forget...

Christmas Wish Tree

Alot of little kids More...

Other News

CODE ENFORCEMENT

Early County Code Enforcement reports the following activity for the month of Nov. 2006. Four permits were issued for mobile home relocation and three permits for new mobile homes were issued. More...

Williams caught, thefts solved

Authorities solved a number of thefts when they arrested Travis Sentell Williams, 29, of 114 Sunnyside Lane last week in Orlando, Fla. Williams, wanted on numerous counts of entering auto and theft by taking, was extradited to Blakely. More...

Local leaders graduate from Georgia Academy for Economic Development

The Board of the Georgia Academy for Economic Development announces the local graduates from the 2006 Region 10 Multi- Day Training Program. More...

Religion

The Gospel Truth

Become fully devoted to following Christ

Of all the things in life to fear, perhaps the greatest is failure. It is our great fear because no one wants to fail. No one enters the sixth grade and says, More...

Sunday School Lesson

Live by the light of Jesus Christ

1 John 1:1-2:6 There is a popular attempt to More...

THANKS

The family of Gladys Scarborough wishes to thank everyone for the food, flowers, phone calls, visits and the many cards and prayers for her and our family. More...

Agriculture

Give the gardener a useful gift

It may be cold and dreary outside now, but spring will return and gardeners will need to be ready. Instead of a new tie or a flannel shirt, why not give a little bit of spring to the gardener on your holiday list? More...

Don’t give a plant to a ‘brown thumb’

Giving a plant to someone without a green thumb can be like giving a pet to someone who isn More...

Sports

Bobcats suffer loss to Charlton

Charlton County scored 15 points in the final quarter to defeat the Early County Bobcats 15-6 Saturday afternoon in the Georgia Dome. The Indians (14-0) advance to the state finals and will take on Dublin. The Bobcats finish the year at 11-3. More...

Warriors shut down Sherwood Eagles

The SGA basketball teams hosted the AAA Sherwood Christian Eagles in SGA More...

My Two Cents

So close to the prize

Like a lot of you, I too was disappointed with the outcome of Saturdays Bobcat game against Charlton. It seems like we are always the bridesmaid and never the bride. More...