December 5, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

HOTS

Holidays on the Square

Santa was one of the feature attractions on Court Square Saturday along with homegrown country artist Joanna Smith who also was grand marshal of the Christmas parade. More...

Don't forget!

Business After Hours for small business owners tomorrow, Dec. 6, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Blakely Cineplex located at 62 North Main Street. More...

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICES

112807-01 NOTICE TO DEBTORS AND CREDITORS STATE OF GEORGIA EARLY COUNTY TO: ALL DEBTORS AND CREDITORS OF LUCILLE JENKINS All debtors and creditors of LUCILLE JENKINS, deceased, late of said county, More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 5 FAMILY Connection Collaborative, noon, Family Learning Resource Center BIRTHDAYS: Liza Singletary, Trent Moore, Ashley Houston THURSDAY, DEC. 6 ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club AL-ANON, 7:30 p.m. More...

Editorials

Other Voices

Ha, ha, ha - huh?

I still remember the Christmas card I got in the mail many years ago from a friend who has a delightfully wicked sense of humor. Not really dirty, mind you. It's more playful. More...

Mumbles

It was the kudzu all along

My strategy worked. Mankind is now off the hook! Mother nature did it after all. I leaked a rumor that kudzu was the official Red Neck wildflower of the South. More...

All That's Fit to Print

Connecting the dots

On more than one occasion, I've been told "even a monkey can do that." It usually involved something I thought was going to be pretty difficult. More...

Obituaries

Oscar Ashley Jr.

Technician

Oscar C. Ashley Jr., 66, of Arlington died Thursday, Nov. 1, 2007. Mr. Ashley was born June 29, 1941, to the late O.C. Ashley and Ida Smith Ashley. He was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church. More...

Beulah M. Taylor

Beulah M. Taylor, 77, of Blakely died Saturday, Nov. 10, 2007, at Early Memorial Nursing Home in Blakely. Miss Taylor was born in Blakely Oct. 12, 1930, to the late Mose Taylor and Gussie Hobbs. More...

Annie Hunter

Retired

Annie Bertha Walder Sutton Hunter, 88, of Blakely died Sunday, Nov. 18, 2007, in Albany. Mrs. Hunter was born in Blakely April 6, 1919, adopted daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas "Tommie Lee" Moody Walder and stepmother, Ora Lee Johnson Walder. More...

Society

Garrett - Mitchell

James and Linda Garrett of Blakely announce the engagement of their daughter, Kimberly Lynette Garrett of San Diego, to Rayne Mitchell of Blakely, son of James and Kathryn Mitchell of Blakely. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Mr. More...

Chanelle to celebrate first birthday

Chanelle Stringer will celebrate her first birthday with a Disney princess party Dec. 8, 2007. She is the daughter of Charleston Stringer Jr. and Crystal Freeman and the little sister of Carlisha Perry. More...

Lucas celebrates second birthday

Curious George and monkeys were the theme of Lucas Crapps' second birthday party. Lucas, his friends and family enjoyed monkey caps, playing games and sharing a Curious George cake. Lucas is the son of Clif and Amanda Crapps. More...

Judge to rule on Longleaf permit appeal by Dec. 20

Following a permitting process that extended over two and a half years, the Georgia EPD issued permits May 10 for construction of the Longleaf Energy coal-fired power plant in Early County. More...

Blakely, Kolomoki, Arlington projects funded

Transportation Enhancement grant monies

Two projects in Early County were on a list of approved projects for Transportation Enhancement funding announced yesterday by State Transportation Board member W.P. "Billy" Langdale and Georgia DOT Commissioner Gena Abraham. More...

Musical Christmas programs

The Chancel Choir of First United Methodist Church will present "Emmanuel" Sunday, Dec. 9 at 11 a.m. Rev. Rick Turner and music minister Stephen L. Crocker invite the public to this special Christmas presentation. More...

Keep an eye on your pets

Trip is back at home. Dolly and A.J. are not quite as lucky. Their owners are still looking for them! Austin Holley's yellow lab, Trip, was missing for several days before he was able to find him. More...

Other News

Sex offender restrictions removed

The Georgia Supreme Court has ruled the residency restrictions placed on registered sex offenders, which were part of one of the most restrictive sex offender registry laws in the nation, are unconstitutional. More...

Commissioners asked to adopt resolution

The Early County Commission met Monday night at the County Annex. Leah Middleton, director of the Pataula Center for Children, addressed the commissioners and thanked them for support of the child advocacy center. More...

Ceremony planned

There will be a recognition program for the staff of the Blakely Housing Authority Saturday, Dec. 8 at 4 p.m. in the community room at Baptist Branch on Damascus Hwy. Contact Linda Leonard at 723-3048 for more information. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Esau and Jacob reunited and reconciled

Genesis 33:1-11 We are the source of some of the situations in our lives. When we must face this reality, the circumstances will probably hurt. The law of harvest (Galatians 6:7) has never been repealed nor deleted. More...

The Gospel Truth

Determine your treasure by following your heart

You have heard it said, "You can't take it with you." Well, I think you can. It's all a matter of the heart, the eye and the will. Read Matthew 6:19-24. Your heart determines where your treasure is - heaven or earth. More...

'St. Nick,' servant of God

Jolly Old St. Nicholas has "cheeks like roses" and a "nose like a cherry" and his smiling face meets us everywhere we turn. More...

Agriculture

Pecans abundant, pricey this season

Georgia will lead the world in pecan production this year. Despite a large harvest, consumers will pay more this holiday season, says a University of Georgia agricultural economist. More...

Census of Agriculture to be in mailboxes soon

America's farmers and ranchers will soon have the opportunity to make their voices heard and help shape the future of agriculture for years to come. That opportunity will come to their mailboxes in the form of the 2007 Census of Agriculture. More...

Young Farmers meet on beef quality

Forty-three area farmers and cattlemen were in attendance Tuesday night, Nov. 27 to hear Dr. Frank Owsley of Auburn University present a program on beef quality assurance. Dr. More...

Campus

Peace named GRPA district commissioner

The Georgia Recreation and Parks Association held its annual conference at Jekyll Island on Nov. 6-8. Chris Peace was sworn in as district commissioner for the third district during an installation ceremony at the event. More...

Winter fun in Calhoun County

Calhoun County Head Start will host a "Winter Extravaganza" Dec. 6 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Santa Claus will be there for the children. There will be a storyteller, entertainment and refreshments. Pictures will also be available for purchase. More...

Photos

BECR Hot Shot First Place Winners - Devorrie Hardrick, Darontay McCoy, Nadarius Wimbush, Tynicia McCoy, Athina Snaders, Jesia Lee, Aaron Yarbrough, Ken Sheppard and De'Amber McCoy. More...