June 20, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Addison named to head community health center

Dr. Ann R. Addison has been named to head Primary Care of Southwest Georgia, replacing former CEO Janice Sherman who left the center earlier this month. "We are anxious to serve anyone needing primary care services," Dr. Addison stated. More...

Kolomoki Ranger camps

Kolomoki Mounds State Park is offering the Department of Natural Resources' Junior Ranger Program June 25-28 and July l6-19. During these fun, fourday, 9 a.m. More...

July 3rd activities, 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

060607-03 BIDS FOR EARLY COUNTY ROAD PAVING PROJECT 1.1.01 RECEIPT OF PROPOSALS: Sealed Proposals on forms prepared by Regional Engineering Group, Inc. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20 CHAMBER of Commerce, noon BIRTHDAYS: Jack Sutton, Shae McDonald, Sharon Riley, Ronnie Willis ANNIVERSARY: Candace & Bill Thomas, Ken & Kim Toole, Bobby & Beth Johnson, Art & Joy Redding THURSDAY, More...

Editorials

Other Voices

Pluto no longer a planet

Mitch Clarke recently won third place for humorous column at the recent Georgia Press Association Better Newspaper Contest awards banquet. More...

Mumbles

And there was rain & thunder

What's that sound? Thunder? Sounds like it, and a quick check of the weather radar confirms it... there is a huge band of heavy thunderstorms headed our way later this Tuesday afternoon! More...

Alex McRae

My advice - don't go near the water

Along the sugar sand beaches of Florida's panhandle, there is always something to fear. In pre-Elvis America folks wrung their hands over hurricanes. More...

Obituaries

Jessie M. Booker

Jessie M. Booker, 81, of Blakely died Wednesday, June 6, 2007, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan. Mrs. Booker was born in Clay County Oct. 27, 1925, to the late Mark Lyles Sr. and Nanlou Carter Lyles. More...

Wynnis Perkerson Retired

Wynnis Roberts Perkerson, of Greensboro, N.C., died June 16, 2007, at her home. A native of South Georgia, she was a member of the Fellowship Sunday School Class at her church serving as president for two years, and holding other offices as well. More...

Alva Clark Jr. Retired

Alva LaGrange "Buck" Clark Jr., 93, of Blakely died Saturday, June 16, 2007, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan. Mr. Clark was born in Houston County, Ala. April 23, 1914, to the late Alva LaGrange Clark Sr. and Mary Ada Clark. More...

Farm Safety Special

Health Department warns Leaving children in sweltering cars is risky

Leaving children unattended inside vehicles, particularly in Southwest Georgia's sweltering summer days, is a recipe for tragedy, warns Early County Health Department Director Alida Ward. More...

Learn the ways to prevent medication errors

Medication errors can occur at any step during the health care process. It's estimated that on average, there is at least one medication error per hospital patient per day, although error rates vary widely across facilities. More...

Campus

Blakely Lions and LEO clubs receive highest honor

The Blakely Lions Club, young ambassador Savannah Smith, essayist Stephanie Anderson, and the Early County LEO Club received special recognition at the 86th multiple district Lions of Georgia state convention in Callaway Gardens June 1-3. More...

REUNION

Class of 1970 The Class of 1970, the last class graduating from Washington High, will gather for their 37th reunion at the Holiday Inn, 2195 Ross Clark Circle, Dothan, Saturday, July 7 at 7 p.m. More...

COLLEGE NEWS

Valdosta State Joseph Edison, husband of Kim Waters and son of Sammy Edison and Pam Edison of Blakely, received the Valdosta State University outstanding senior exercise science major during the spring semester 2007 from Valdosta State University More...

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June 19, 2007 Early County School SPLOST Referendum
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Orange bids farewell at BOE

"I think I had the perfect team." That's what Early County Superintendent Betty Orange told school board members in her final remarks at the BOE's June 12 meeting at the middle school. "They played a major part in my success as superintendent. More...

A look back in time

"A smoothing iron was heated in the fireplace and clothes were ironed on a board placed across the back of two chairs," explained Mrs. More...

Four-wheeler accident leaves Jakin man struggling for life

A Friday night fourwheeler accident has left 24-year-old Matthew Cannon struggling for his life in a Dothan hospital. More...

BC offers courses for kids

Auditions for the Courses for Kids got underway this week at Bainbridge College in Blakely with Camp EXCEL (Excellence in Learning) "Pirates of the Seven Seas." The theme for the July 16-20 camp will be "World of Bugs and Insects. More...

Other News

McNease is employee of the month

The City of Blakely would like to recognize James McNease, a valuable employee in the electrical department, as Employee of the Month for May. The City is proud to acknowledge all of his hard work and dedication. More...

Can business prevent underage DUI?

Ben Franklin said that there are only two things certain in life: death and taxes. Will Rogers added that the difference was that death didn't get any worse every time Congress met. More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive Daily Events June 25 - Rhythm band practice - 10:30-11:30. Lunch: Bar-B-Que, potato salad, green beans, wheat bun, hot peach cobbler. June 26 - Physical fitness - 10:15 a.m. - 11 a.m. Wheel of Fortune - 11 a.m. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Make a commitment to worship

Isaiah 1:10-20 Among many of the groups of believers in Jesus Christ, the topic of worship is a hot button. The worship of God - in many congregations - has been reduced to feel-good or 'what's in it for me' sessions. More...

The Gospel Truth

What made the teacher so great?

Matthew 5:1-2. Jesus Christ is a great teacher because of his great love. God is love, so you cannot examine any aspect of the son of God's ministry without noticing the love factor. It is in every story. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Friendship M.B.C. Friendship Missionary Baptist Church will have its annual revival June 18 through June 22 at 7:30 p.m. The guest speaker will be Etmon Howard Jr. of Bainbridge. Everyone is invited to attend. True Love M.B.C. More...

Agriculture

FSA News Crop disaster program signups upcoming

CDP provides benefits to farmers who suffered quantity and quality losses from natural disasters and related conditions that occurred in 2005 and 2006 and for 2007 crops if the crop was planted before Feb. More...

Be a plant detective in your landscape

High fever, nausea and headaches are all signs that a person is ill. If you pay attention to the signs, your landscape plants will let you know when they're sick, too. More...

Society

From our Files

10 YEARS AGO June 26, 1997 CITY leaders are expected to pass a revised animal control ordinance at the July 8 meeting of the Blakely city council. EARLY MEMORIAL Hospital has hired Josh Woodin, a physician's assistant, for its emergency room. More...

Craft - Witt

Mr. and Mrs. Steve Craft of Blakely are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Christina Ann, to Robert Kenneth Witt, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jackcay Witt of Richland, Ga. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. More...

Howard- Rhodes

James Allen Howard and Jan Day Barron of Blakely are proud to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Ashley Day Howard, to Justin Bent Rhodes of Troy, Ala., son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Nelson Rhodes, also of Troy. More...