August 8, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Underground gas cleanup project

While the problem has been out-of-sight, out-of-mind - until last week's photos - to most citizens over the years, an area of underground water has been contaminated by the seepage of gasoline from underground storage tanks in Blakely. More...

Judge sets dates for power plant appeal hearing

The News learned this week that dates have been set by an administrative law judge for hearing the appeal filed by the Friends of the Chattahoochee and the Sierra Club opposing the permits issued by EPD for construction of the Longleaf power plan More...

The Heat is On!

The National Weather Service has issued heat advisories for a number of counties across Georgia. Temperatures in Southwest Georgia are expected to reach the high 90s most of this week with the possibility of reaching or surpassing 100 degrees. More...

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICES

080807-01 NOTICE OF SALE UNDER POWER GEORGIA, EARLY COUNTY THIS LAW FIRM IS ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 8 BIRTHDAYS: Keith Durham ANNIVERSARIES: Jason & Sara Brackin THURSDAY, AUG. 9 ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club PILOT CLUB BLAKELY #282 O.E.S. More...

Editorials

Other Voices

Science causes brotherly dispute

I have to admit that I wasn't exactly stunned by the scientific study that hit the news a few weeks back out of Norway. More...

Mumbles

And beer for our horses!

Several times over the past week when Judy walked into the room I felt the urge to quickly flip channels. For several days the constant news story was the collapse of the I35W bridge across the Mississippi River in Minneapolis. More...

Political Cartoon

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Obituaries

Tommy Lee

Gardener

Tommy Lee, 59, of Hallendale, Fla., died Friday, July 27, 2007, in Hallendale, Fla. Mr. Lee was born in Blakely June 27, 1948, to the late Dock Lee and Irene Lee. He was a gardener. More...

China Miller

Retired

China "Kitten" Miller, 84, of Blakely died Friday, July 27, 2007, at her residence. Mrs. Miller was born in Early County Oct. 15, 1924, to the late Andrew and Rosie Miller. She was retired and a member of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church. More...

Mary W. Bush

Homemaker

Mary Willa Bush, 86, of Blakely died Sunday, July 29, 2007. Mrs. Bush was born May 14, 1921, to the late John Wimbush and Carrie Bell Bennett. More...

Society

McBroom - Pickle

Mr. and Mrs. Phillip McBroom and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Chapman of Blakely announce the engagement of their daughter, Hannah Michelle, to Tracy Dwain Pickle of Colquitt. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.W. More...

Causey - Holden

Jimmy and Wanda Causey of Morgan announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Gayle, to Kevin Dale Holden of Cusseta, Ga. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Billy and Emie McKinnon and the late J.T. More...

Halee celebrates seventh birthday

Halee Swords, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Steven Swords, recently celebrated her seventh birthday with a "High School Musical" themed party. "Hannah Montana" showed up to sing some of her recent hits. More...

Bobcat Camp Dinner

Bobcat Coach Trey Woolf is hoping a lot of old Bobcats will attend a dinner at Camp Hicita at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10. "All of our fans and supporters are invited to join us at Camp Hicita Friday night," Woolf said. More...

Blakely man murdered

One Blakely man is dead and another is in an Albany hospital recovering from gunshot wounds following an execution-style shooting Monday night. Killed in the shooting was Jeremy Lofton of Blakely. More...

Sirens, the old and the new

City workers are pictured above installing a 50- foot pole with a siren mounted at the top which will soon be part of a warning system to warn local citizens of approaching weather hazards and other dangers that may threaten the community. More...

Griffin murder still unsolved

Dothan authorities are still investigating 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. More...

Other News

Commodity distribution

USDA government surplus commodity distribution will be at the Early County Neighborhood Service Center Aug. 23, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. All recipients must certify their eligibility. More...

Art grants available in Early county

The Southwest Georgia Grassroots Arts Program announces the availability of funding for arts events in Early, Miller and Seminole counties. More...

Nita's Antiques opens on Square

Members of the Chamber of Commerce and community gathered Friday, Aug. 3 at 10 a.m. for a grand opening ribbon-cutting ceremony at Nita's Antiques on Court Square. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Find your hope in Jesus Christ

2 Kings 25:1,2,5-7 Lamentations 3:25-33, 53- 58 It seems to be difficult for some individuals to grasp the fact of consequences. This "result of an action or process" (Webster) does not seem to fit into the plans of a self-centered life. More...

The Gospel Truth

'Blessed are the merciful, full of mercy ...'

Jesus' original audience had lost their sense of mercy. The Romans had risen to power by showing no mercy. The Pharisees ruled the religious world by demanding their brand of justice instead of God's tender mercy. Mercy was for wimps. More...

Let the Bible Speak

Measuring with God's yardstick

When we want to measure something correctly the use of a ruler, yard stick or a tape measure is very helpful. These items are standards of authority to tell what the correct measurement is. More...

Agriculture

FSA News

Ty Godfrey Noninsured crop disaster assistance available

USDA's Farm Service Agency's Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program provides financial assistance to producers of noninsurable crops when low yields, loss of inventory or prevented planting occurs due to natural disasters. More...

Rain gardens offer way to clean storm water

From motor oil to bird droppings, pollutants have to go somewhere when it rains. Usually it's a quick trip to a nearby stream, river or lake. But it doesn't have to be. More...

GFC warns that control burns kill, too

The burning of pine forests in the South is an accepted practice as a management tool. One of the most widely used burning techniques is the backing burn. More...

Sports

Heather places in first triathlon

Heather Kinzalow recently competed in the 26th annual Callaway Gardens Triathlon. She finished her first ever triathlon in 55 minutes, 51.4 seconds, placing 5th in the 30-34 age group and 150th overall out of 629 competitors. More...

Campus

Pittman receives Troy scholarship

During a recent ceremony on the Dothan Campus, the Troy University Alumni Association Wiregrass Chapter presented Blakely native, Mia Pittman with a $1,500 scholarship. More...

Allstars compete in district tournament

The midget boys all-star The tournament was in team from Early County played in the southern divided district tournament. Blakely June 18 through June 23. The 11-12 team won their first game Monday against Brooks County by the score of 7-0. More...

Gray signs at Andrew

Former Lady Warrior, Katie Gray, center, signed with the Andrew College softball team as a pitcher Thursday, Aug. 8. Also pictured is SGA coach Tommy Manry,left, and Andrew College softball coach David Dews, right. More...