July 4, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

New state laws take effect

A number of new laws took effect in Georgia July 1, 2007. The House and Senate actually passed 397 bills and 1,526 resolutions. Many of the bills signed by Gov. Sonny Perdue take effect Sunday. More...

Adult Ed relocates to Family Connection

Everyone is invited to the Early County Adult Education/GED program relocating to the Family Connection FACES Learning Resource Center at 40-A Harold Ragan Dr. More...

Other News

Web site story false, Crozier not dead

Bending Spoon frontman, David Crozier of Blakely, is not dead. "I am very much alive," Crozier said on Tuesday. However, his Myspace pages and Web site have been telling a different story. More...

The Pied Piper presented

The Missoula Children's Theatre presented two performances of The Pied Piper Saturday, June 16 at Mangham Auditorium. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Committed to God's requirements

Micah 3:1-4; 6:6-8 The "ain't-nobody-gonnatell me-what-to-do" syndrome can infect the life of any individual. More...

The Gospel Truth

Things to remember about repentance

Malachi 3:13-18. The Written Words of the Prophet (vs. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Faith Holiness Faith Holiness Church of Edison is sponsoring a community health fair in Arlington Saturday, July 21 at 9 a.m. at 249 Blakely Road. More...

Agriculture

Georgia watermelon harvest hits full throttle

For many people, a sweet, juicy bite of watermelon on a hot day means summertime has arrived. And if you've eaten one recently or will in the next few weeks, that melon likely grew in Georgia, More...

Project WINGS accepting grant applications

Wildlife Incentives for Non-game and Game Species is a rights-of-way management campaign designed to create new wildlife lands along gas and electrical transmission lines. More...

Campus

Bruner attends reception at Governor's mansion

Grant Bruner, son of Tony and Lisa Bruner of Blakely, attended a reception given by Gov. and Mrs. Sonny Perdue June 9. The reception was in honor of Georgia's high school valedictorians. More...

COLLEGE NEWS

Troy University

Troy University has announced its honor students for spring semester for the Dothan campus, according to Dr. Ed Roach, senior executive vice chancellor and provost. More...

Reunion planned for WHS alumni

The Washington High School Alumni Association activities will begin July 6 at Early County High School at 6 p.m. with a meeting to get acquainted and a banquet at 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the door. More...

Police searching for two Perry Griffin murderers

The News learned last week of the tragic death of Perry Griffin, 37, a resident of Ashford, Ala., and native of Blakely. Griffin was found lying beside his vehicle in front of Panhandle Converter and Scrap Co. on Beverlye Rd. More...

Lt. Gov. Cagle speaks at Boy Scout breakfast

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle compared the importance of scouting to the impressions made on him as a high school student athlete when he had an opportunity to attend a national convention of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. More...

Celebration, fireworks July 3rd

It will be a celebration of Independence Day Tuesday, July 3 when the fireworks soar overhead at Standifer Field. The Chamber of Commerce, city and county are sponsoring a patriotic program which will begin at 8 p.m. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, JULY 4 INDEPENDENCE DAY BIRTHDAYS: Flinn Gregory, Kayla Craft, Cale Craft, Beth Johnston, Peggy Jackson, Ronnie Riley, Chester LeGrone THURSDAY, JULY 5 ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club BIRTHDAYS: John Kenneth Durham, More...

Editorials

Other Voices

Vatican provides road rage cure

The Vatican this week issued a new set of "Ten Commandments" aimed squarely at keeping all you speed demons and road hogs on the road to salvation by warning against the sin of road rage, driving under the influence and even just plain rudeness. More...

Political Cartoon

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Mumbles

Jake's here!!!

Have I shown you a picture of Jake yet? Yep, he's here, all seven pounds, 9 ounces of him! He and Jenny are both doing fine, and Holden has that same grin on his face you see when he's posing with a trophy buck or gobbler. More...

Obituaries

Perry Griffin

Operations Officer

Perry Griffin, 37, of Ashford died unexpectedly at his jobsite after an apparent attack upon his life early Tuesday morning, June 26, 2007. Mr. Griffin was born in Blakely May 10, 1970, to Perry DeWayne Griffin Sr. and the late Linda Ruth Griffin. More...

Emma Neal Hall

Teacher

Emma Neal Land Hall, 92, of Blakely died Wednesday, June 27, 2007, at her residence. Mrs. Hall was born in Moultrie June 20, 1915, to the late Cornelius Porter Land and Ethel Mills Land. More...

Jimmy Branton

Supervisor

Jimmy Leon "Shot" Branton, 53, died Sunday, June 17, 2007, in San Jose, Calif., from injuries received in a motorcycle accident. Mr. Branton was a lifelong resident of Altha, Fla. More...

Society

Duncan celebrates 90 years

Mary King Duncan of Blakely was the guest of honor at a 90th birthday dinner at Pirate's Cove in Colquitt. The celebration was hosted by her son, Jim King of Dothan, and daughter, Carmen Miley of Tallahassee. Mrs. More...

Five generations celebrate

Five generations gathered at George T. Bagby State Park June 16 for the Tedder family reunion. Pictured, from left, are great-greatgrandmother Mary Belle Williams, great grandmother Anne Jenkins, More...

BIRTH

Holden and Jenny Fleming of Blakely announce the birth of their son, Jacob Harvey "Jake" Fleming. He was born Thursday, June 28, 2007, at 12:48 p.m. at the Women's Center in Dothan. Jake weighed 7 pounds 9 ounces and was 21 1/4 inches long. More...