December 26, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Santa visits Rotary

Kelsey Davis, daughter of Rotarian William and Cathy Davis, talks with Santa during Santa's annual visit to the Blakely Rotary Club last week. More...

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICES

120507-01 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, DEC. 26 BIRTHDAYS: Kaylan Green ANNIVERSARY: Mr. & Mrs. Cary Logan THURSDAY, DEC. 27 ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club BIRTHDAYS: Susan Wiggins, Daniel Hardin, Aimee Lucas FRIDAY, DEC. More...

Editorials

Mumbles

...and a Happy New Year

This is just a little ackward. I'm fixin' to wish you Happy New Year! and it's not even Christmas, yet. Well, I guess it is if you're reading this. But, it wasn't when I was writin' it. I won't try to explain. More...

Political Cartoon

A GIANT GEORGIAN More...

Other Voices

Don't ... and drive

It seems like every day brings out a new group of people who think we need to ban the use of cell phones while driving. For a long time, I was against it. You carry on conversations with people in your car. More...

Obituaries

Lucile Batchelor

Retired City Clerk

Sarah Lucile Houston Batchelor, 92, of Montgomery but formerly of Blakely, died Saturday Dec. 15, 2007, at Golden Living Nursing Home in Montgomery. Mrs. Batchelor was born in Early County Dec. More...

Ellen Whaley

Cashier

Ellen Palmer Whaley, 62, of Blakely died Sunday, Dec. 16, 2007, at her residence. Mrs. Whaley was born in Dougherty County Feb. 21, 1945, to Charlie George Palmer Sr., of Blakely, and the late Helen Mitchell Palmer. More...

Patricia Ann Jones

Homemaker

Patricia Anne Jones, 66, of Dothan died Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2007, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center. Mrs. Jones was born Oct. 8, 1941, in Miller County, and lived the early years of her life in Blakely. She resided in Dothan since 1961. More...

Sports

Can we keep it?

Seven-year-old Parker Weaver bagged this eight point buck while hunting with his granddaddy, David Weaver, Dec. 8. And yes ... granddaddy is having it mounted. More...

Girls can hunt too!

Logan Harrell shot her first deer Dec. 2 while she and her uncle, Randy Lashley, were hunting with Tre and Tucker McLendon in Leary. Logan is the 11-year-old daughter of Keith and Shanna Harrell. More...

2007-2008 College Football Bowl Schedule

San Diego Co. Credit Dec. 20 Union Poinsettia 9 p.m. R&L Carriers New Dec. 21 Orleans 8 p.m. PapaJohn's.com Dec. 22 New Mexico Dec. 22 Pioneer PureVision Las Dec. 22 Vegas 8 p.m. Sheraton Hawaii Dec. More...

Judge extends decision deadline

Judge Stephanie Howells filed an order Dec. 20 with the office of State Administrative Hearings extending the deadline for her decision in the appeal of the Longleaf power plant permits. More...

Mom tries to kill her two children

A Blakely woman has been jailed after trying to kill her two children by forcing them to drink bleach. More...

Bainbridge College Early Co. Site Receives SACS Approval

Bainbridge College last week received approval from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools for its Early County Site in Blakely to offer complete two-year transfer degrees. More...

Other News

IRS announces tax changes

The Internal Revenue Service announced it will immediately begin the final reprogramming steps for its income-tax processing systems to prepare for the upcoming tax season following final passage of the Alternative Minimum Tax "patch" Wednesday by More...

Make your new year's resolutions

New Year's Eve is a time when revelers remember all that has happened during the year, and look forward to a fresh start in the one to come. A part of the celebration is making resolutions for the new year. More...

Christmas is over ... now what?

There is so much excitement and pressure leading up to Christmas that it's amazing how fast the festivities come and go. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Making the most of our spiritual lives

Luke 2:22-35 Before the angel, Gabriel, spoke to Zacharias, (Luke 1:11-20), there had been a 400 year divine silence. No prophet had brought a message from God to the chosen nation. More...

The Gospel Truth

Recognizing the 'birth' in Christmas

A frustrated Christmas shopper cried out in a crowded mall, "Whoever is responsible for this whole Christmas thing ought to be arrested and executed!" A Christian who overheard her comment replied, "Don't worry, ma'am, we already have." But before More...

CHURCH NEWS

Rosinvick M.B.

Rosinvick Missionary Baptist Church will have watch night service Monday, Dec. 31 beginning at 10 pm. The special musical group for the night will be Brothers Together from Eufaula, Al. More...

Agriculture

Pork production sets U.S. record

This year U.S. farmers will produce more pork than they ever have and will likely up those numbers again in 2008. The United States will produce 22 billion pounds of pork in 2007. More...

Society

BIRTHS

Garrett and Dana Bennett are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Blair Kathryn Bennett, born Dec. 9, 2007. She weighed 8 pounds 2 ounces and was 20 inches long. More...

Campus

Vincent J. Dooley scholarships to be awarded

Athletes for a Better World and the Georgia High School Association announced a partnership with the creation of the Vincent J. Dooley awards and scholarships program. The Vincent J. More...

GSD team honored as co-national champions

State Superintendent of Schools Kathy Cox honored the co-national championship football team from Georgia School for the Deaf Thursday, Dec. 20. More...

ECES spelling winners

Fifth grade spelling bee winners are, from left, Kaylan Hall, second place; Muna Yousef, first place; and Shakeria Dunwood, third place. Standing in back are David Ferry, principal, and David Allen, assistant principal. More...