June 13, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Lights out!

A wreck at the intersection of Flowers Dr. and Columbia St. last week took out a power pole and kept city utility workers busy most of the day getting the pole back in service. Fortunately, the power outage caused by the incident was minor. More...

Rapid result drug tests approved

Governor Sonny Perdue recently signed Senate Bill 96 into law which provides the option for companies in Georgia to drug test employees using an onsite rapid result saliva test. More...

July 3rd Fireworks

The Chamber of Commerce, City of Blakely and Early County Commission will sponsor a Fourth of July program and fireworks Tuesday, July 3 at Standifer Field. The program will begin at 8:30 p.m. More...

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICES

051607-03 NOTICE OF ELECTION TO THE QUALIFIED VOTERS OF EARLY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT, GEORGIA: NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on the 19th day of June, 2007, an election will be held at the regular polling places in all the election districts More...

Community Calendar

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13

BIRTHDAY: Nell Day ANNIVERSARY: Billy and Patsy Wiley THURSDAY, JUNE 14 FLAG DAY ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club PILOT CLUB BLAKELY #282 O.E.S. BIRTHDAY: Thomas Talley ANNIVERSARIES: Janis & John M. More...

Authorities arrest Blakely man

Authorities have arrested a Blakely man in connection with a break-in and assault at a Cedar Hill Homes apartment. A victim called authorities at approximately 5 a.m. More...

Council freezes new requests for civic center

Fights and over-sized crowds at some Blakely Civic Center events led the Blakely City Council to impose a moratorium on the facility's use during the summer. More...

Religion

Recommit your life to God's ways

Hosea 4:1-4; 7:1, 2; 12:6-9; 14:1 "Divine assignments" are not "easy to explain." Through the prophet, God declared, "For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord." Isaiah 55:8. More...

Bring tithes into the storehouse

Malachi 3:8-12. The Contextual Situation Remember that Malachi was God's messenger sent to motivate God's people. They were in the process of rebuilding the city of God (Jerusalem) which had been destroyed by apathy and enemies. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Flint River M.B.A. The annual session of the women's convention of the First Flint River Missionary Baptist Association will convene with Saint Matthew Missionary Baptist Church in Donalsonville June 15 and 16 at 10 a.m. More...

Agriculture

Sorghum's usefulness leads to deeper study

Say "sorghum" in many parts of Georgia, and the topic may turn to the values of sorghum syrup.Wait a few years, though, and that same biscuit-topper may be the center of a biofuels discussion. More...

Avalanche of blossom end rot could hit tomatoes

In the garden, you see the perfect shape of a redripe tomato, and your mouth starts to water. But your feathers fall when you see its blackened, sunken bottom. You've been the victim of blossom end rot on tomatoes. More...

Campus

FCCLA STAR events team wins gold

Erica Harris, Brittney Moulton and Casey Schaffer represented Early County FCCLA in regional and state STAR events competitions. The team competed at region competition on March 17 earning a gold medal and advancing to state competition. More...

Two receive honors

Rachel K. More...

COLLEGE NEWS

Bainbridge College The following Early County area students were among those recognized for membership in Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges. More...

School SPLOST Tuesday

Advance voting now underway

Early County voters will go to the polls next Tuesday, June 19 to vote on the School SPLOST referendum which would extend the one-percent sales tax earmarked for education in Early County. More...

Storm damage

Welcomed rains last week also brought some strong storms through the area. This wall was literally sucked from the rear of the old Peoples Warehouse building late one afternoon. Other reported damage was minor. More...

Two new pastors welcomed

Rev. Richard E. "Rick" Turner has been appointed to serve as pastor of the First United Methodist Church of Blakely. Rev. Turner and his wife Donna will be welcomed to Blakely during the morning worship services Sunday, June 17. More...

Missoula Children's Theatre

Auditions for the Missoula Children's Theatre production of The Pied Piper were held Monday at Mangham Auditorium. Rehearsals are underway 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. each morning this week in preparation for two performances Saturday at 3 p.m. More...

Other News

Big Bass!

Buddy Mckeller had a great day fishing Saturday, June 2. At about noon, he was "up a creek" somewhere near Ft. Gaines fishing for bass with a purple plastic worm on light tackle. More...

Cancer crusade raises $1,635.38

From our Files

10 YEARS AGO June 19, 1997 THE REV. Madison Morgan of Effingham County has been appointed to serve as minister of Blakely First United Methodist Church. More...

21st Century family night

Alexis Grant, left, and Tristen White each won a new computer system at the 21st Century Afterschool Program Family Night May 17. Students with an annual after-school attendance rate of 80 percent or higher were eligible. More...

Editorials

Members support apostle

Dear editor, We, the members at Greater Deliverance Ministries, Inc. would like to address the false accusations made against our pastor, Apostle Jones-Harris. More...

Athletic club supports SPLOST

Dear editor, The ECHS Athletic Booster Club would like to encourage citizens to support and vote "YES" to the upcoming 1 percent Education Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (ESPLOST). More...

Political Cartoon

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Obituaries

Hattie Mells Bus Driver

Hattie Mae Carter Mells, 96, of Bluffton died June 4, 2007. Mrs. Mells was born Dec. 26, 1910, to the late Oakley and Clyde Carter. She was a member of St. More...

James Ingram Owner/Operator

James Lowell Ingram, 60, of Clay County died Friday June 8, 2007, at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. His remains have been cremated. A life-long resident of Clay County at Sutton's Corner, Mr. More...

Harold Smith Superintendent

Harold Johnson Smith, 83, died June 9, 2007, sitting by his beloved fish pond at his home in Cedar Springs. Mr. Smith was born in Geneva, Ala., Dec. 6, 1923, to Espy S. Smith and Susie Outlaw Smith. More...

Society

Preston, Ash vows exchanged

Mr. and Mrs. Doug Preston and Mr. and Mrs. Richard Wright of Abbeville, Ala., announce the marriage of their daughter, Malinda Chancy Preston, to Charles Gordon Ash IV, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Gordon Ash III of Troy, Ala. More...

England, Byce exchange vows

Whitney Michelle England and Jordan Lee Byce were married at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 7, 2007, at the John Oliver Michael House in Statham, Ga. The Rev. Hugh H. Morgan officiated. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Williams, Clark plans complete

The wedding plans of Tanya Dawn Williams and Mark Lindsey Clark have been completed. The couple will wed Saturday, June 16, 2007, at 6:30 p.m. at Camilla First Methodist Church in Camilla. A reception will follow at the Depot in Camilla. More...