May 2, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

May Day Festival Saturday

Saturday will be a fun-filled day for all ages in Arlington when the 76th Annual May Day Festival gets underway. Activities for Georgia's longest running festival will get started Saturday at 10 a.m. More...

Three from Blakely face Dothan robbery charges

A Blakely woman was charged with robbery last week in Dothan along with two Blakely men after robbing a man who had given the woman a ride. More...

Region champs headed to state meet

The Lady Bobcats won the region track meet last week. They earned 159 points in the track and field events to outdistance the second place Cook County girls by 38 points. Brooks County finished third with 73 and Randolph-Clay fourth with 39. More...

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICES

050207-04 STATE BOARD MEMBER TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARING MAY 7, 2007 Mrs. Peggy S. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, MAY 2 FAMILY Connection Collaborative 12, noon, Family Learning Resource Center BIRTHDAY: Phil Evans ANNIVERSARY: Jack & Betty Sutton THURSDAY, MAY 3 NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Clu More...

Editorials

Political Cartoon

Full Story

ABC's odd poll positioning

Oddly, ABC News found this out in its own poll and didn't broadcast it on its nightly TV news show: A vast majority of Americans don't blame the availability of guns for the Virginia Tech shooting. More...

LETTERS

No gray area with NRA Dear editor: In last week's column, long-time Democrat cheerleader Bill Shipp paid the National Rifle Association several very nice compliments. Of course, he didn't intend to do that. More...

Obituaries

Anne Eliza Haire

Retired Anne Eliza Haire, 75, died Thursday, April 19, 2007. Mrs. Haire was born in Early County Oct. 23, 1931, to the late John Henry and Daisy Hodge. More...

Andrew Wynds

Councilman Andrew Gregory "Roybell" Wynds, 52, of Blakely died Sunday, April 22, 2007. Mr. Wynds was born in Blakely Dec. 16, 1954, to Pauline Wynds Bell. He was a member of New Prospect African Methodist Episcopal Church. More...

Hugh Fraser Sr.

Salesman Hugh Fraser Sr., 79, of Pelham died Thursday, April 26, 2007, at Archbold Medical Center in Thomasville. Mr. Fraser was born in Wilson, N.C., July 15, 1927, to the late Paul Fraser and Edith Fraser. More...

Society

From our Files

Two new ballfields opening in summer

10 YEARS AGO May 8, 1997 NICOLE Harrell, daughter of Angie and Tony Harrell was named May Day Queen during annual May Day festivities in Arlington Saturday. More...

Tabb, Lee wedding vows exchanged

Lance Tabb and Whitney Lee were united in marriage March 10, 2007, at Arlington Baptist Church. More...

Kyra Jayce Hatton

Jason and Kelly Hatton of Dothan are happy to announce the birth of their daughter, Kyra Jayce Hatton. Kyra was born Feb. 28, 2007, at 7:14 a.m. at Southeast Alabama Women's Medical Center in Dothan. More...

Drought tightens its grip

Extreme drought conditions have developed across southeast and south-central Georgia. Another week with little or no rain and temperatures in the 70s and 80s have led to worsening drought conditions statewide. More...

Early County Kindergarten Registration

Early County Elementary Kindergarten registration will be at the Early County Elementary School main building May 3 for resident students and May 4 for non-resident students. More...

School council nominees

Anyone interested in serving as a parent representative on the School Council at Early County High School, or would like to nominate someone, can pick up a nomination form in the ECHS front office. More...

Fatal farm accident

A Blakely man died Monday when a farm chemical trailer apparently slipped off a jack while a flat tire was being replaced. More...

May 14: The 41¢ stamp

The United States Postal Service is raising the cost of a first-class stamp from 39 cents to 41 cents beginning May 14. It will be the second rate increase in 16 months and the third in the last five years. More...

Other News

Kids invited to fishing rodeo at Bagby State Park

George T. Bagby State Park invites kids age 12 and younger accompanied by an adult to attend the Children's Fishing Rodeo Saturday, May 5 from 8:30 a.m. until 12 noon. Children will try their luck at fishing from the pier at the marina. More...

Holmes signs with Darton

Kenyatta Holmes has signed to play Lady Cavaliers basketball at Darton College. More...

Bass tournament planned at Bagby

George T. Bagby State Lodge Park will have the 13th annual Bagby Bass Tournament Saturday, May 19 on Lake Walter F. George. The tournament officially begins at 5:30 a.m. or at safe daylight and officially ends at 3 p.m. at George T. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Christ is the provider of protection

Revelation 7:1-3, 9-17 It is easy for the human mind to develop a "lopsided view" of the heavenly father - the creator of the universe - and his divine plan for the sinful race. More...

The Gospel Truth

A tale of two crowds, past and present

In A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens wrote, "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, More...

THANKS

Here's to you Dan! This was the tribute slogan given to the Southern States Benefit for Dan and our family March 1, 2007. High winds, rain and the threat of tornados did not deter friends and family from making this event a success. More...

Agriculture

Centipede turfgrass is waking up and greening up

If your home lawn is planted in centipede turfgrass, you may have noticed it changing colors lately. University of Georgia experts say this is a natural occurrence that has resulted from Georgia's unusual springtime weather. More...

Years of research net list of Deep South conifers

John Ruter's Northern colleagues told him the summers were too hot and winters too short for ornamental conifers to thrive way down South. He'd waste his time. More...

Sports

Warriors sweep Gatewood in first round

The SGA Warriors played the first round of the GISA state baseball playoffs Tuesday in Damascus at Ted Bush Field. The Warriors faced the Gatewood Gators from Eatonton in a best 2-of-3 playoff series. More...

Campus

Sajdeep Ghotra selected to attend NYLC

This summer, outstanding high school students from across the U.S. will take part in a unique leadership development conference in our nation's capital. More...

Early County Choral Department's Sacred Concert planned for May 6

The Early County High School Choral department will present their annual Sacred Concert at First United Methodist Church Sunday, May 6 at 3:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. The concert will be presented by the 65-voice concert choir and the Early Arrivals. More...

Harris to graduate at Fort Valley

The president, faculty, and graduating class of Fort Valley State University announce that Kyle Quinton Harris is candidate for the bachelor's of arts degree in history, magna cum laude. More...