May 9, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Vignettes of past life

As repair and remodeling continues at the Early County Museum on North Main Street, museum board members are developing plans for choosing items for display. More...

Habitat Appreciation Banquet

Mark your calendar! The Blakely-Early County affiliate of Habitat for Humanity will hold its annual Donor Appreciation Banquet Thursday, June 7 at 7 p.m. The event will take place in the First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. More...

Lost battles spark hope

The Inaugural Macy Easom Memorial Charity Golf Tournament benefiting the Joanna McAfee Childhood Cancer Foundation was heldApril 28 at Southern Hills Golf Club in Hawkinsville. More...

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICES

050207-01 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION STATE OF GEORGIA ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS FEDERAL PROJECT NO. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, MAY 9 AMERICAN Legion Meeting Passport to Success module, 9 a.m. or 1 p.m., ECES Pre-K bldg., room 605 THURSDAY, MAY 10 ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club PILOT CLUB BLAKELY #282 O.E.S. More...

Editorials

Other Voices

Pointing in the wrong direction...

It's easy to assign blame in the stark, unerring vision of hindsight. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Mumbles

Talking 'bout our history

Chances are, if someone had to reconstruct your life story from the written record alone, they would have very little to go on - and the information they would be able to gather would reveal very little about the heart and soul More...

Obituaries

James L. Sewell

James L. Sewell of Newark, N.J., died April 19, 2007. Mr. Sewell was born in Blakely in 1933 to the late Joe Sewell and Edith Sewell. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Billy Sewell and J.C. More...

Jamaal Wimberly

Driver

Jamaal Sentora Wimberly, 25, of Blakely died Monday, April 30, 2007, from injuries sustained in a farm related accident. Mr.Wimberly was born in Early County Jan. 23, 1982. More...

Milus D. Brackin

Milus Daniel Brackin, 16, of Miller County died Tuesday, May 1, 2007, at the Augusta Burn Center in Augusta. Mr. Brackin was born in Miller County July 21, 1990, to Jessie Brackin and Tessie Brackin. More...

Society

Simpson - Elliott

Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Simpson of Edison announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Anita, to Joe Elliott of Newnan. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Miliner of Edison and Mr. and Mrs. More...

Fallieras - Mueller

Dr. and Mrs. Nicholas Georga Fallieras of Tampa announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Melinda Joy, to William Jeffrey Mueller, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Spencer Mueller of Blakely. More...

Smith celebrates birthday with limousine ride

Ron Smith turned 15 Monday, April 30 but celebrated Tuesday, May 1 when his mom had him picked up from school by a limousine. Ron is the son of Teresa and Ron Smith Sr. of Blakely. More...

Stronger dogfighting laws pass

The discovery of 29 pit bulldogs chained to trees in a wooded area in Blakely earlier this year served as stark notice that barbaric dogfighting was interwoven with the local crime culture. More...

Arlington blast victim dies

Sixteen-year-old Milus Brackin of Arlington, who had been clinging to life in the Augusta Burn Center with burns over most of his body, passed away last week. Milus' uncle, Hank W. More...

City discusses audit, sewage

The Blakely City Council heard good news from the city's recent audit at their May 1 council meeting. According to Jason Martin of Geer and Associates, this was the easiest audit year since the firm started handling the city's audits. More...

BOE approves 3% pay raise

The Early County Board of Education held a work session Tuesday, May 1 at Magnolia's on Main. More...

Reward

The Early County Department of Public Safety has set up a Drug Tip Hotline... 229-724-7524 A reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of persons involved in illegal drug activitiy. More...

Fatal wreck on Five Bridges Road

A Blakely man died early Tuesday morning in a single car accident on Five Bridges Road in Early County. Donell J. More...

County adopts travel trailer ordinance

The Early County Commission approved a new travel trailer ordinance at their meeting Monday night at the County Administration building. Changes in the ordinance address travel trailers brought into the county for hunting camps. More...

Other News

Taylor to serve on board of trustees

Kevin Taylor, vice president of network operations for John D. Archbold Memorial Hospital in Thomasville, has been named to the board of directors of the Georgia Hospital Association's Center for Rural Health. More...

Sheriff meets with DAR

The Peter Early Chapter NSDAR met April 19 at 12:30 p.m. for a luncheon at the home of Helyn Timmons. The regent, Dorothy Everson, called the meeting to order. Catherine Jenkins, chaplain, gave the ritual and blessing. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Take your place at the table of God

Revelation 19:1-10 With a "casual reading" of the book of Revelation, it becomes quite obvious that the judgment of God will fall upon those individuals and nations who do not worship him in the manner that is prescribed in scripture. John 4:24. More...

The Gospel Truth

Taste and see that the Lord is good

Prophets are the most misunderstood of all people. They always seem out of place, out of step, out of sorts. Society shuns them because their words from heaven fall like a foreign language on most ears. More...

From the Pulpit

Reach out to help the poor among you

In John 12:1-7 we find a story where Mary, sister of Lazarus, washes the feet of Jesus with some expensive perfume. Judas objected to the waste of the perfume. More...

Agriculture

Pecan growers encouraged to support commission

Georgia pecan growers are encouraged to participate in the reaffirmation referendum currently being held by the Georgia Pecan Commission. The commission coordinates promotion, education and research programs for the state's pecan industry. More...

'Green' packaging helps to reshape agriculture industry

Millions of pounds of trash end up in landfills around the world each year. That's because, in today's society, one is more apt to rely heavily on disposable products that offer time savings and convenience than reusable materials. More...

He grows 'em big!

Feryl Evans dropped by the News office last week to show off his crop of onions.The onions he's holding above weighed 2.5 ounces and 2.11 ounces and were 18 inches and 19 inches in diameter, respectively. More...

Sports

SGA falls in second round

The SGA Warriors traveled to Dublin Monday to play the Trinity Christian Crusaders in a best 2-of-3 series in the second round of the state baseball playoffs. More...

Campus

Warriors' Word brings home honors

The Warriors' Word staff of Southwest Georgia Academy recently brought home five awards from the Georgia Scholastic Press Association's spring awards ceremony at the University of Georgia in Athens. Over 50 schools competed for various awards. More...

COLLEGE NEWS

Georgia Southwestern Amanda Crocker Braswell, daughter of Steve and Valerie Crocker, graduated Saturday, May 5 from Georgia Southwestern University with a bachelor of science in education with a middle grades education major and English concentra More...

MILITARY NEWS

Army Reserve Pvt. Ricky C. Neves Jr. has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. More...