June 27, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Griffin murdered in Dothan

A former Blakely man, 37-year-old Perry Griffin of Ashford, Ala., was found lying beside his vehicle in front of Panhandle Converter and Scrap Co. on Beverlye Rd. in Dothan. More...

Cannon succumbs to injuries

Matthew Cannon of Jakin lost the battle for his life in a Dothan hospital Thursday night following a June 15 fourwheeler accident. More...

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICES

061307-03 NOTICE STATE OF GEORGIA COUNTY OF EARLY TO ALL DEBTORS AND CREDITORS OF HAROLD S. GENTRY, DECEASED All creditors of HAROLD S. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27 DFACS board meeting, 10 a.m. CHAMBER of Commerce, noon JUNIOR Ranger Camp starts at Kolomoki Mounds State Park, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

Editorials

Other Voices

Stop playing dumb

The big news story last week - and I know this because all the news networks labeled it as breaking news - was that Paris Hilton vowed she won't "act dumb" anymore. More...

Political Cartoon

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Mumbles

My shot at being 'first man'

I am extremely proud of the new president of the Georgia Press Association, always have been actually. She has been a great mother to our kids, a great wife, and, well what can I say, she's a grandmother, too. More...

Obituaries

Winla Jones Wade Retired

Winla Jones Bonner Wade, 82, of Edison died Monday, June 25, 2007, at Calhoun Nursing Home in Edison. Mrs. Wade was born in Calhoun County Nov. 13, 1924, to the late Walter Sanders Jones and Mary Elizabeth Jones. More...

Matthew Cannon Student

Matthew Alan Cannon, 24, of Jakin died Thursday, June 21, 2007, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan. Mr. Cannon was born in Houston County, Ala., March 25, 1983. More...

Sylvester Jackson

Sylvester Jackson Sr., 81, of Blakely died Saturday, June 16, 2007, at Palmyra Medical Center in Albany. Mr. Jackson was born in Early County July 9, 1925, to the late Mamie Lee Walker and Willie Wakefield. More...

Farm Safety Special

Fun in the sun requires precautions

Whether you'll be sitting on the beach, piloting the boat or lazily casting a fishing line, chances are the rising temperatures and warm sun will be too welcoming for you to ignore. More...

Fewer heart disease deaths may be passing trend

When the leading cause of death comes knocking at your door, you still have options. A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine earlier this month examined why fewer Americans are dying from coronary heart disease. More...

Campus

Graduation tests, schedules available

The Georgia High School Graduation tests will be administered at Early County High School. Students who graduated with a certificate of performance should call the guidance department at 724-5296 to schedule to take a test. More...

COLLEGE NEWS

Karen Ann LaBorde of Blakely and Kayci Renee LeRoy of Fort Gaines graduated from Darton College in spring 2007 with associate of science degrees. Matthew S. More...

Longtime Giles, Justice practice draws to a close

Miller County Hospital closing Blakely Immediate Care

Friday will be the final business day for Blakely Immediate Care on Columbia Road in Blakely. The facility had been a satellite operation of the Miller County Hospital since 2003, comprised of the practice of Dr. Eugene Giles and Dr. More...

E-SPLOST passes

Only 468 voters turned out last week for the Early County Education Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax referendum. However, those voters were over 10-1 in favor of extending the E-SPLOST five more years. More...

Fleming named GPA president

Judy Fleming, General Manager of the Early County News was inducted as the 121st president of the Georgia Press Association during the 2007 GPA convention in Savannah. More...

Worker dies in accident at G-P

A cleaning subcontractor died last week of injuries sustained in an accident at the Georgia-Pacific paper mill in Cedar Springs. More...

Other News

Forestry Commission reports on wildfire status

The Georgia Forestry Commission has announced that the South Georgia wildfires are more than 98 percent contained. More...

Hunt completes GPSTC course

Deputy Jennifer Hunt of the Early County Sheriff's Office completed a course in advanced traffic law conducted by the Georgia Police Academy Division of the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth. More...

Independence weekend celebration at Bagby

George T. Baggy State Park and Lodge will have activities for the Fourth of July weekend from Saturday, June 30 through Wednesday, July 4. Activities begin at 2 p.m. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Make a commitment to seek God

Isaiah 55:1-11 It is difficult for some people to commit to anything or to any positive cause. In a self-centered world, the "what's-in-it-for-me" syndrome becomes the guiding principle for life. More...

The Gospel Truth

What will be your famous last words?

Malachi 4:1-6. This is a last word of encouragement to old covenant believers. The people to whom Malachi was sent to preach were enormously discouraged. They were the descendants of the destruction of Jerusalem. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Glorious Community The Glorious Community Holiness Church of Jesus of the Apostolic Faith Inc. will host the 19th state assembly July 2 through July 8 at 7:30 p.m. at Highway 62 West, Blakely. More...

Agriculture

Bioenergy conference starts July 31

Bioenergy experts and industry leaders from across the country will meet in Tifton July 31 - Aug. 2 at the Southeast Bioener-gy Conference. They will discuss and learn how to expand the industry in the Southeast. More...

'Gulf' peaches sweeten prospects in Georgia

For south Georgia gardeners and commercial peach growers alike, the name "Attapulgus" seems sweeter lately. The "Gulf" series of peaches coming out of the fruitful breeding program there is changing the nature of peaches in the lower coastal plain. More...

Water lilies for your water garden

A water garden wouldn't be complete without the flowers and pads provided by water lilies. A University of Georgia expert says Georgia's climate allows most home gardeners to grow both hardy and tropical lilies. More...

Society

From our Files

Citizens contemplate artesian well

10 YEARS AGO July 3, 1997 BLAKELY ROTARY Club president Marty Howard passes the gavel to incoming president Tommy Bell during the club's regular meeting Thursday at noon. More...

Pilot Club makes plans for new year

Planning the new year's work was the top priority when the Pilot Club of Blakely met at the home of club president Regina Jarrett June 15. More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive Daily Events July 2 - Rhythm band practice - 10:30-11:30. Lunch: Chicken w/ rice casserole, spiced beets, Italian green beans, wheat roll, fresh fruit. July 3 - Physical fitness - 10:15 a.m. - 11 a.m. More...