April 4, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Watering tips & restrictions

With the Spring season coming to full bloom Blakely residents are reminded by Mayor Ric Hall that the following outdoor watering restrictions will be in effect again this year. More...

Holy Week

The Blakely Ministerial Association announces two special community services to highlight Holy Week. A "Maundy Thursday" communion service will be Thursday, April 5 at First Baptist Church at 7 p.m. More...

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICES

040407-04 NOTICE OF REGISTRATION OF TRADE NAME STATE OF GEORGIA COUNTY OF EARLY The undersigned hereby certifies that it has filed a Registration of Trade Name and is conducting business in Early County, Georgia under the name. More...

Community Calendar

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4 FAMILY Connection Collaborative, noon, Family Learning Resource Center Passport to Success module, 9 a.m. or 1 p.m., ECES Pre-K bldg. More...

Editorials

Lucky to grow up in the 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s and 70s

First, we survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while they were pregnant. They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing, tuna from a can, and didn't get tested for diabetes. More...

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All That's Fit to Print

Can I ride in the trunk?

I waste a lot of time watching the news crawl across the bottom of the television screen. Usually, I catch the last three words of an item that sounds intriguing. Then I have to sit and watch the crawl until it cycles back around. More...

Obituaries

Vivian W. Buzby

Vivian Williams Buzby, 83, died March 23, 2007, in Bossier City, La. Mrs. Buzby was born in Blakely, May 6, 1923, to the late Mr. and Mrs. H.T. Williams. She was born and raised in Blakely and attended Blakely High School. More...

Willie C. Martin Jr.

Willie Clarence Martin Jr., 34, died March 24, 2007, at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany. Mr. Martin was born June 11, 1972, to Clarence and Betty Joe Martin. He was a member of St. Paul Church in Arlington. More...

Hank W. Brackins

Hank William Brackins, 32, died Monday, March 26, 2007. Mr. Brackins was born in Early County, Nov. 11, 1974, to Willie and Pinkie Brackins. He was a member of Rosinvick Missionary Baptist Church. More...

Society

Williams - Clark

Winston and Dawn Williams of Pelham proudly announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Tanya Dawn Williams of Albany, to Mark Lindsey Clark of Panama City Beach, Fla., son of Derrell and Bebe Clark of Blakely. More...

Swanner - Cannon

Mr. and Mrs. Dale Swanner of Iron City and Marilyn Craft of Donalsonville proudly announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Jamie Lyn, to Matthew Alan Cannon, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carey Cannon of Jakin. More...

Harris - Wilson

Ulysses Stapleton and Samuella Lee announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Tranita Rashon Harris, to Joe Nathan Wilson, son of Mr. and Mrs. L.C. Beachum. The wedding will be Saturday, June 16, 2007, at 3 p.m. More...

"He is risen, just as he said."

The angel said to the women, "Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. More...

Fuel tank explosion kills Arlington man

Sixteen year-old Milus Brackins of Arlington is clinging to life in an Augusta hospital with burns over most of his body. "They say he is in stable condition," Milus' aunt, Linda Hunter, told the News Tuesday. More...

Now is time to move those junk vehicles

The article last April about the crack down on junk vehicles in the city and county was under the headline " chi-chang!" That headline was intended to alert readers with junk vehicles in their yards that those junk vehicles may begin costing them More...

Kolomoki Easter Egg hunt

Kolomoki State Park invites everyone to the annual Easter egg hunt they will sponsor Sunday, April 8. The hunt will be on the grounds at the visitor center beginning at 3 p.m. There will be areas for age groups 0-2, 3-4, 5-7, 8-11 and 12 & up. More...

Other News

Relay for Life huge success in Blakely

Proceeds from this year's Relay for Life is at $59,500 and counting.

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City names Adams employee of the month

The City of Blakely recognizes Raymond Adams, left, a valuable employee at the Water Treatment Plant, as February's employee of the month. The City is proud to acknowledge all his hard work and dedication. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Grasping the concept of Christ as King

Revelation 1:8; Luke 19:28-38 In our society, it is difficult for us to grasp the concept of "king." This word is, sometimes, loosely used to describe one whom the crowds hold in some kind of esteem due to personal accomplishments. More...

The Gospel Truth

God expects everyone to keep promises

I have a major grievance with a national retailer. Once I bought a TV from them with a one-year warranty. After only a few months it ceased working. Upon returning it to the store I was told of a loophole in the warranty. More...

CHURCH NEWS

First Baptist First Baptist Church of Blakely invites everyone to attend one of their two Easter Sunday morning services. The church will gather for worship and offer identical services at 8:30 a.m. and at 11 a.m. More...

Agriculture

It's time to fix irrigation problems

Spring has started on a hot, dry note, so go ahead and check sprinkler systems now. Many lawns are already growing like it's early summer. Make sure the sprinkler heads are properly adjusted and not spraying too far out or too close in. More...

FSA News

DCP enrollment deadline is extended

May 1 is the deadline to timely file intended cotton acreage for 2007. If you are not positive cotton will be planted in a particular field, you can still file the intended report prior to May 1. More...

Sports

SGA Warriors now 3-2 in region play

SGA senior Russ Williams pitched one of the best games of his high school career Friday in Damascus as the Warriors defeated Randolph Southern School 4-0 in region baseball action. More...

SPORTS SCOREBOARD

GOLF ECHS vs. Seminole (3/26) Low Medalist - Neil Collier ECHS vs. Seminole (3/28) Low Medalist - Neil Collier Low Medalist - Meagan Palmer ECMS vs. Seminole 186 - 190 W Low Medalist - Ben Pitts BASEBALL EC vs. More...

Campus

ECHS literary team wins second at state

Early County High School was awarded 1-AA runner up in both region and state literary competitions March 9 and March 17. First place Region 1-AA champions went to Thomasville, who outscored Early County by three points. More...

Nathan Dallas visits ECES, SGA students March 21

Nathan Dallas, native of Arlington and senior dental student at the Medical College of Georgia, spent part of his recent internship talking to elementary students at Early County Elementary and Southwest Georgia Academy about the importance of oral More...

Kindergarten registration planned

Early County Elementary Kindergarten open registration will be at the Pre-K building May 3 for resident students and May 4 for nonresident students. More...