January 23, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Grand jury returns 323 true bills

The January 2008 Early County Grand Jury met last week, returning 323 true bills and 8 no bills. More...

Chamber banquet set Jan. 31

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

Benefit gospel sing

The Blakely-Early County Ministerial Association is planning a benefit gospel sing for the needy people in Early County. The gospel sing will be at 7 p.m. Feb. 23 at the First Assembly of God on the Highway 62 Bypass. More...

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICES

012308-02 GRAND JURY PRESENTMENTS EARLY COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT STATE OF GEORGIA JANUARY TERM 2008 TO THE SUPERIOR COURT OF EARLY COUNTY, GEORGIA, and THE HONORABLE RONNIE JOE LANE JUDGE OF SAID COURT: We, More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 23 DFACS Board Meeting, 10 a.m. BIRTHDAY: Conner Barber ANNIVERSARY: Jan & Michael Scarborough THURSDAY, JAN. 24 ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club AL-ANON, 7:30 p.m. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Replace life's worries with trust

Luke 12:22-34 One of the many difficult lessons that humans must learn is that of trust. To place complete hope and confidence in something or someone that we cannot see becomes a problem. More...

The Gospel Truth

Choose the narrow path and way

"My way or the highway." Put those words in the mouth of a boss and they do not sound very nice. They are coercive, threatening and force us into a choice we really don't want to make. More...

Let the Bible Speak

Recognize the power of speech

Words are powerful and can be used for tearing down or for building people up. (Proverbs 18:21). The writer of Proverbs informs us that the tongue has the power of destruction and life. More...

Agriculture

Georgia Cotton Conference planned for Jan. 29-30

The Georgia Cotton Commission's first annual meeting plans are coming together nicely. More...

FSA News

FSA loans available for socially disadvantaged

The Farm Service Agency can make and guarantee loans to socially disadvantaged applicants for buying and operating family size farms and ranches. Funds specifically for these loans are reserved each year. More...

Campus

Sumner attends showcase

More than 100 outstanding high school seniors were recently invited to attend Georgia Southern University's third annual Southern Scholars Showcase at its main campus in Statesboro. More...

FCCLA feeds the children

Before leaving for a national conference, local officers and members of Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America took time out for a little community service. More...

Calhoun County Head Start registration begins Feb. 4

The Calhoun County Child Development Center will take applications for the 2008-09 school year Feb. 4 through Feb. 22 from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. at Calhoun County Child Development Center located at 326 MLK Dr. in Arlington. More...

Purdue's State of the State

Gov. Sonny Perdue delivered his annual State of the State address before a joint session of the General Assembly last week touting Georgia's growth and presenting new initiatives for Georgia's future. More...

Statewide water plan adopted

It took three years after being mandated by the 2004 Comprehensive State-wide Water Management Planning Act to develop. It took the Georgia legislature a week to ratify it. More...

Drug work nets 11 dealers

As soon as local authorities locate four suspects they are looking for, a recent two-month undercover drug operation will be responsible for taking 11 drug dealers off Blakely streets. More...

"Grand" reunion planned

Agrand reunion of the Early County Schools classes of the 1940s, 50s and 60s is being planned for April 5. Mark your calendars, tell your classmates and plan to come home to a weekend of grand fun, friendship and fellowship. More...

Baseball, softball, Tee ball registration is now underway!

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Other News

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive

Daily Events Jan. 28 - Rhythm band practice 10:15 a.m. - 11 a.m. Lunch: Salisbury steak with onion gravy, garlic potatoes, green beans, wheat roll, fruit mix. Jan. 29 - Physical fitness - 10:15 a.m. - 11 a.m. Crafts - 11 a.m. More...

Editorials

Other Voices

I'm against it

We have a meeting around here on Thursday to talk about what's planned for the Sunday paper. When we started talking about this section of the paper, I mentioned that my column this week would be about all this winter weather we've had this week. More...

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All That's Fit to Print

I have a slinky, too

I still own a hula hoop. I mention this because the founder of Whamo, the first to market the hula hoop, died last week. He was also responsible for putting the Frisbee on the market. I have one of those, too. More...

Obituaries

Mary Diaz

Homemaker

Mary Patterson Diaz, 82, of Daytona Beach, Fla., died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2008, at Hospice of Volusia/Flager, West Care Center in Orange City, Fla. Mrs. More...

Elsie Nesbit

Homemaker

Elsie Nesbit, 98, of Edison died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2008, at Calhoun Memorial Hospital in Arlington. Mrs. Nesbit was born April 2, 1909, in Lee County, the daughter of George Albert Nesbit and Mary Ella Kersey Nesbit. More...

Sammie Hamilton

Cook

Sammie Lee Hamilton, 86, of Blakely died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2008, at Early Memorial Nursing Home in Blakely. Mr. Hamilton was born in Plains Feb. 20, 1920, to the late Mamie Lou Hamilton and Claude Hamilton. More...

Society

Yelverton-Randall vows spoken

Jessica Fielding Randall and Joshua Calvin Yelverton were married at five o'clock in the evening Dec. 22, 2007, at First Baptist Church in Cherryville, N.C. Dr. Vince Hefner officiated the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Murdock - Hathorn

William Tate Murdock Sr. of Coleman and Betty Brookins Murdock of Arlington announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Elizabeth, to Thomas James Hathorn, both of Arlington. More...

BIRTH

Airman First Class Joshua Cheek and Brittany Cheek proudly announce the birth of their daughter, Kaelee Rae, born Nov. 7, 2007, at Abilene Regional Hospital in Abilene, Texas. Kaelee Rae weighed 7 pounds, 7.9 ounces and was 19 inches long. More...