January 2, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

What to do with your X'mas trees

The News learned Friday that the 4-H sponsored Christmas tree disposal program - "Bring One for the Chipper" - held at the landfill each year after Christmas won't be this year. More...

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICES

122607-01 NOTICE OF INCORPORATION Notice is given that Articles of Incorporation which incorporate Morris Performance Tire Center, Inc., have been delivered to the Secretary of State for filing in accordance with the Georgia Business Corpo More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 2 FAMILY Connection Collaborative, noon, Family Learning Resource Center BIRTHDAYS: Allison Rust, Kelly Day, Millie Sanders THURSDAY, JAN. 3 ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club AL-ANON, 7:30 p.m. More...

Editorials

Other Voices

The dog did it

As a dog owner, I've been fortunate. Glory, the black and white Springer spaniel who lives at my house, has never been destructive. More...

Cartoon

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Mumbles

Hold on to your hammers

Thoughts of the 2008 General Assembly convening in just 12 days in Atlanta somehow brings to mind the opening words of an old song most of you have probably never heard... "Hey, look a yonder up in the sky... More...

Obituaries

Bob Boney Sr.

Mayor

Mayor Robert S. "Bob" Boney Sr., 81, of Leesburg died Monday, Dec. 24, 2007, at his residence. Mr. Boney, a native of China Hill, served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II. More...

Lester Gipson

Mechanic

Lester Gipson, 73, of Marianna, Fla., died Saturday, Dec. 22, 2007, at Jackson County Hospital in Marianna. Mr. Gipson was born in Houston County, Ala., to the late Thomas Vollie Gipson and Della Louise Hughes Gipson. More...

Dorothy McLendon

Clerk

Dorothy Eugena Dean McLendon, 81, of DeFuniak Springs, Fla., died Saturday, Dec. 22, 2007, at Chautaqua Rehab and Nursing Center in DeFuniak Springs. Mrs. McLendon was born in Early County Nov. More...

Sports

Warriors fall to Westwood, defeat Sherwood

The SGA basketball teams traveled to Camilla Monday, Dec. 17 to play Westwood. Neither SGA team played very well as Westwood took both games. More...

Campus

COLLEGE NEWS

Georgia Tech Michael William Moseley, son of John L. and Beth Moseley, graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology Saturday, Dec. 15, in Atlanta. More...

Drought lingers despite rain

If Georgia doesn't receive adequate rainfall over the next three to four months, drought conditions in summer and fall next year will likely be worse than those in 2007. More...

Holiday traffic report

Eleven people were killed on Georgia's highways over the Christmas holiday period, according to the Georgia Department of Public Safety. More...

Presidential primary registration

The last day to register to vote in the Feb. 5, 2008 Presidential Preference Primary Election is Monday, Jan. 7, 2008. This is also the last day to make a change of name and/or address. More...

Thank you, back to normal!

We hope everyone had a safe and happy holiday season.We thank everyone for their patronage over the past year.We also extend our thanks for helping us meet our early holiday deadlines. More...

Other News

Isakson, Chambliss protest appropriations process

U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., blasted an omnibus spending bill over its inclusion of language that could restrict the U.S. More...

Dog fighting laws to be voted on

Less than 24 hours after former Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick was sentenced to 23 months in prison on dog fighting charges, proposed legislation to strengthen Georgia's dog fighting laws will make a difference, State Sen. More...

Health departments promote wellness in the workplace

Southwest Georgia Public Health District's 14 county health departments - including the facility in Blakely - will be closed Friday, Jan. 4 to allow employees to participate in an annual wellness event that promotes health in the workplace. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Living as a faithful follower

Luke 2:41-52 Scripturally, there are only two brief glimpses into the early childhood of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, the son of God. More...

The Gospel Truth

Detecting the truly wise men

Who are the real wise men in the Christmas story? Read Matthew 2:1- 23. Magi from the East "Magi" is often translated "wise men," so we must admit they were wise men, at least on some level. But were they the real wise men? More...

CHURCH NEWS

Mt. Olive M.B. Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church will host its annual fellowship program Sunday, Jan. 8 at 6 p.m. The guest speaker will be Rev. Cleveland Sanders. Everyone is invited to attend. More...

Agriculture

Top 10 things to do with a used Christmas tree

When Christmastime is over, Christmas tree buyers everywhere are reminded that wrapping paper can be forced into a trash can, but a tree can't, says a University of Georgia Christmas tree saver. More...

Don't wait to start veggie garden

Winter is just getting started, and the garden spot looks brown right now. It's time to start thinking about your springtime vegetable crop. What? Why all the rush? More...

Society

Finch -Fleming vows exchanged

Lenora Yvonne Finch and William Heath Fleming, both of Ocala, Fla., were united in marriage Saturday, Oct. 27, 2007, at 4 p.m. at Marriott Waterside in Tampa, Fla. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Couple celebrates 65th anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. J.R. Brooks were honored on their 65th wedding anniversary with a luncheon at George T. Bagby Lodge Dec. 20. They were married Dec. 20, 1942. The luncheon was attended by family and friends. Mr. Brooks is a retired farmer. More...

Caleb Slappy turns two

Caleb Slappy turned two years old Dec. 24, 2007. He celebrated at his home Dec. 23 with family. Caleb really enjoyed his Thomas the Train party. Caleb is the son of Joel and Julie Slappy. Paternal grandparents are Steve and Linda Slappy. More...