January 9, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

City, county to study fire agreement

County commission chairman Richard Ward appointed Hank Jester and Perry Jarrett at Monday night's meeting to meet with City of Blakely representatives Charles Middleton and Torré Mills to study the current intergovernmental agreement regardi More...

Chamber banquet set Jan. 31

The Blakely-Early County Chamber of Commerce 58th Annual Banquet will be Thursday, Jan. 31 at 7 p.m. at the Early County High school cafeteria. More...

County-wide water system discussion

One of the disciplines of each of the leadership classes sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce is to identify several issues important to the community for discussion. More...

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICES

0109087-01 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, JAN. 9 BIRTHDAYS: Cannon Shierling, Elinor Wiley, Andrew Rust, Bella Brackin, Renee Henderson THURSDAY, JAN. 10 ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club PILOT CLUB BLAKELY #282 O.E.S. More...

Editorials

Other Voices

A different resolution

I don't usually make New Year's resolutions because I usually can't keep them. Like many people, I start the year with grand plans and by the second week of January, I'm back to my old habits. For many years, I resolved to lose weight. More...

Political Cartoon

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Mumbles

Call us whatever you like

Did he call us toad frogs or hoot owls? I've cried "wolf!" and rattled my saber enough over the past 25 years. Take note what Sam Griffin and now Bill Shipp are having to say on page five about metro Atlanta eying our water! More...

Obituaries

Johnny Coleman

Johnny C. Coleman, 72, of Blakely died Monday, Dec. 24, 2007, at his residence. Mr. Coleman was born in Early County Nov. 25, 1935, to the late Mae Frances Davis and J.C. Coleman. He was a member of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church. More...

Andrew Ransom

Retired

Andrew Ransom, 108, died Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2007, at Early Memorial Nursing Home. Mr. Ransom was born in Blakely Aug. 18, 1899, to the late Isiah Ransom and Rosa Ransom. He was a retired city street worker. More...

Teresa Buie

Volunteer

Teresa Wynn Buie, 29, of Arlington died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2007, at Calhoun Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Buie was born in Colquitt Nov. 11, 1978, to Ulysses Wynn and Laura Jean Wynn of Arlington. She was a member of Mt. More...

Society

McDonald - Middleton vows exchanged

Bree Danielle McDonald and Justin Wayne Middleton exchanged wedding vows Nov. 17, 2007, at Saint John the Evangelist Church in Valdosta, Ga. Father Ben Dallas and Dr. Jay Dallas performed the 7:30 p.m. ceremony. More...

McFay - Whittaker

Wayne and Barbara Griffin of Donalsonville and David and Ann McFay of Abbeville, Ala., are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Barbara Nichole McFay, to Jeremy Wayne Whittaker, son of Wayne and Glinda Whittaker and Jessie and Dian More...

Thomas - Chandler

Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Alan Thomas are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Karen Elaine, to Daniel Robert Chandler of Blakely. More...

About the $20 bill

A safer, smarter and more secure $20 bill began circulating October 9, 2003, as part of the United States government's ongoing effort to stay ahead of counterfeiting and maintain worldwide confidence and trust in United States currency. More...

Headed back to the Dome

2008 General Assembly convenes Monday

As legislators return to Atlanta Monday for the 2008 session of the Georgia General Assembly, the hottest topics facing our legislators - Senator John Bulloch and Representative Gerald Greene - will be a statewide water plan and debate over tax r More...

Drivers education has gone high tech

Don't confuse the new drivers education classroom at Early County High with a video arcade. The 18 simulators in the classroom don't have coin slots, and the students sitting at them are not playing. More...

Tardy report cards!

ECHS officials asked the News to notify parents that due to the state reporting of End of Course Test scores, report cards will not go home with students until Jan. 17 instead of Jan. 10 as planned. More...

Other News

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive

Daily Events Jan. 14 - Rhythm band at Nursing Home - 10:15 - 11:30 a.m. Lunch: Chicken Alfredo with pasta, sweet peas, spiced beets, wheat roll, fruit mix. Jan. 15 - Physical fitness - 10:15 a.m. - 11 a.m. Crafts - 11 a.m. More...

Smith plays in California

Edward Smith, a Blakely native, led the College of the Siskiyous football team defense with 7 tackles and 3 interceptions to down rival Shasta College 49-26. More...

It's time for Unsung Hero nominations

Nominations are now being taken for the 4th Annual Unsung Hero Celebration Feb. 23, 2008. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Motivated to carry out the commission

Luke 6:27-36 It is quite difficult for us to understand the concept of the fact of kingdom of heaven or kingdom of God. In our society, we are more familiar with the republic system of government. More...

The Gospel Truth

To judge or not to judge is not the question

Read Matthew 7:1-6. Don't judge, period. Watch out for flying wood. Stay away from Bulldogs and Razorbacks. Sounds simple enough, right? To judge or not to judge? More...

CHURCH NEWS

St. John F.W.B. The St. John Free Will Baptist Church will have their annual missionary program Sunday, Jan. 13 at 2 p.m. Wesley Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church is in charge. More...

Agriculture

People, mice head indoors for winter

As temperatures begin to drop, Georgia's climate finally resembles what some call winter. It's enough to drive people indoors to stay warm, and some unwanted guests, too. More...

Warr bags his first buck

Alex Warr, son of Toby and Brandi Warr, rang in the new year by bagging his very first buck Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2008. He was hunting with his dad and spotted his "big" three point buck. More...

Campus

COLLEGE NEWS

University of Georgia Dana Elizabeth Day graduated from the University of Georgia Saturday, Dec. 15 in Athens. Day received a bachelor of sociology. She is the daughter of Keith Day of Blakely and Kathye Day of Leesburg. More...

Class of '98 plans reunion

It's reunion time for the ECHS class of 1998. The class of 1998 will celebrate their 10-year high school class reunion the weekend of June 6 and 7. A meeting has been scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 19 at noon at Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library. More...

Help a Child Smile to visit EC

Help a Child Smile is a mobile dental program that offers comprehensive dentistry from state licensed dentists to children that have limited or no access to oral health care. Representatives from Help a Child Smile will be on-site Thursday, Jan. More...