April 11, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Developers seeking DCA funding

The Blakely City Council met April 3 opening with a public hearing concerning a zone change on a 15-acre tract located behind 17792 Cedar Springs Road. More...

Labor service returns

Effective tomorrow, Early County citizens will no longer have to travel to Bainbridge when seeking the services of the Georgia Department of Labor. More...

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICES

041107-01 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION STATE OF GEORGIA ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS STATE PROJECT NO. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11 BIRTHDAYS: Harmon Reddick, Isaac Van Gregory, Shane Morgan, Shelbie Lynn McDonald THURSDAY, APRIL 12 ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club PILOT CLUB BLAKELY #282 O.E.S. More...

Putting a FACE to the name

Family Connection FACES, located next to the Bainbridge College Blakely campus, has added an outdoor sign to help citizens locate the facility. More...

Religion

Faith is the foundation of salvation

Sunday School Lesson

Revelation 1:12a, 17, 18 John 20:11-16, 30, 31 The resurrection of Jesus Christ is one of the best documented facts of ancient history. The written record of eyewitnesses has been in existence for centuries. More...

What good is there in being good?

The Gospel Truth Dr. Charles F. DeVane Jr. First Baptist Church

A teenager is taught to be good by his family and church. He tries to do the right thing by avoiding underage drinking, illegal drugs and premarital sex. The day comes, however, when his friends make being good look boring. More...

Women are valuable vessels for God

Let the Bible Speak

Luke 1:26-64 Woman, the weaker vessel, has always figured greatly into God's plan for shaping the future. God has a special task for every woman's life. More...

Agriculture

Help your turf grass tolerate drought better

Normally a wet place in early April, Georgia is depressingly dusty this spring. With the whole state already in a mild to moderate drought, it may be a tough year on your lawn. More...

A little spring cleaning for your trees and shrubs

Spring is a time when we traditionally do some thorough cleaning around the house - washing windows, scrubbing floors, and cleaning out cluttered closets. More...

Sports

SGA Warriors roll over Fullington Trojans

The SGA Warrior baseball team came back from spring break early and traveled to Pinehurst to play the Fullington Academy Trojans on Friday. The Warriors fell behind early but shook the spring break cobwebs off and rolled over Fullington 12-5. More...

Bobcats split two region games during March

The Bobcats split two region games in the last week of March to put their region record at 3-3 and 7-4 overall. More...

Campus

Family night - island style

ECES third grade teachers and administrators hosted family night March 29. The CRCT test was highlighted with a little island flavor and everyone had a great time! More...

ECES fourth and fifth graders write in "Fair Bear" contest

Many fourth and fifth grade students at Early County Elementary School recently participated in the 2007 Georgia National "Fair Bear" writing competition. More...

Harris recognized at Head Start

Monica Brown Harris has been named Staff of the Year for Early County Head Start. Harris has also been recognized as Staff of the Year for the overall agency of Southwest Georgia Community Action Council, CDC. More...

Environmental activists wanting Gov. Perdue to stop power plant

Environmental groups took to the media Tuesday in Savannah in an effort to stop the construction of the Longleaf power plant in Early County. More...

Authorities searching for armed robbery suspects

Local authorities are searching for two suspects believed to be involved in an armed robbery of the Family Dollar store early Monday morning. Authorities received a call from store manager Yolanda Graham between 8:30 and 9 o'clock that morning. More...

More corn, soybeans in the fields

Georgia farmers plan to plant less peanuts and cotton and more corn and soybeans this year, according to survey results released last week. More...

US 27 traffic shift

Georgia DOT has announced a traffic shift on U.S. 27 between Colquitt and Blakely scheduled for April 19, weather permitting. At that time, traffic will be shifted from the existing lanes of U.S. More...

Other News

Blakely Auto Parts opens with ceremony

The opening of Blakely Auto Parts on Bay Street was celebrated Friday with a ribbon-cutting hosted by the chamber of commerce. More...

Families should prepare, practice tornado plan of action

Tornado drills are common in schools and offices, but they aren't very common at home. To be prepared for one of nature's most violent storms, families should conduct drills, too, says a University of Georgia meteorologist. More...

Editorials

Getting the message

Other Voices

Growing up in a small town like I did, you never really think about going to church. You just go. The church is interwoven into your life. It's part of who you are and what you will become. There's not much to do in a small town. More...

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Schoolhouse rock

All That's Fit to Print

My mother always said never stick anything larger than your elbow in your ear. My grandmothers, both of them, back her up. As a result, I do not own an Ipod. More...

Obituaries

Bruce B. Butler

Janitor Bruce Bernard Butler, 42, of Newark, N.J., died March 28, 2007, at his residence following a short illness. Mr. Butler was born June 21, 1964, to Lonnie Clyde Butler Sr. and the late Daisy Mae Butler. More...

Lt. Col. Joe Lyle Jr.

Military Lt. Col. Joe Lyle Jr., U.S. Air Force retired, of Navarre, Fla., died March 30, 2007, at Gulf Breeze Hospital in Gulf Breeze, Fla. Lt. Col. Lyle was born in Chattanooga to Joe and Sarah Stewart Lyle. More...

Hazel K. Ford

Educator Hazel Blanche Killian Ford, 97, of Atlanta, died Monday, April 2, 2007. Mrs. Ford was born in Athens November 10, 1909, to the late William and Mattie Killian. More...

Society

Parker- Bryan

Kenneth T. Parker and Dee C. Parker of Columbia, Ala., proudly announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Lauren Brooke, to Tyler Eugene Bryan, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Bryan and Deborah Bryan of Tuscaloosa. More...

Harris - Williams

Charlie Harris of Newton and Diane Harris of Damascus are proud to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Karen, to Brian D. Williams, son of Mr. and Mrs. Brian K. Williams of Killeen, Texas. More...

Bush - Meredith

Misty and Aaron Warfield announce the engagement of her mother, Betty Bates Bush of Blakely, to Terry Eugene Meredith of Colquitt. The bride-elect is the daughter of Marie Bates and the late George Bates Jr. More...