March 19, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Early @ATL

Approximately 50 leaders journeyed to Atlanta last week to attend a luncheon sponsored by Senator John Bulloch and Rep. More...

Walk in History

The Columbia Historical Society will present its "Walk in History" at the Columbia Cemetery March 29 at 7 p.m. (Central) and March 30 at 2 p.m. There will be a "Picnic in the Garden" at the Historical Society's old bank building March 29 at 5 p.m. More...

Jordan not seeking relection as coroner

Watching elections over the years, you sometimes have to wonder what's going on in voters' minds. More...

Easter Cantata

The adult choir of First Baptist Church in Blakely will present the Easter Cantata, "KNOWN BY THE SCARS," a dynamic story of the life, crucifixion, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The performance will be Saturday, March 22 at 7 p.m. More...

Kolomoki Easter Egg Hunt Sunday

Everyone is invited to bring the children out to Kolomoki Mounds State Park for the annual Easter Egg Hunt Sunday at 3 p.m. The activities will be held at the visitor's center. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19 BIRTHDAYS: Tommy Hartley, Patti Clenney ANNIVERSARY: Harold & Vernoica Still THURSDAY, MARCH 20 ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club COUNTY Planning Commission, 7 p.m. More...

Editorials

The votes are in

A fellow - we'll call him Mike - was walking down the street one morning. Not paying attention, he stepped off the curb without looking and was struck by a runaway beer truck. He died instantly. When he reached the Pearly Gates, St. More...

What's happened to humanity?

To the person or persons who ran over my children's pet: My children are crying right now. Why? Because someone ran over and killed our Jack Russell, Tucker, this afternoon. Tucker was a sweet dog and loved children. He even liked cats. More...

Political Cartoon

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Obituaries

Laura Mae Everett

Homemaker

Laura Mae Everett, 95, longtime resident Blakely, died Tuesday, March 4, 2008, at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital Lansdowne, Penn. More...

Graham Coates

Psychiatrist

E. Graham Coates, 80, of Albany died Saturday, March 8, 2008, at his home following an illness. Dr. Coates was born a native of Shorterville, Ala., but had lived in Albany since 1966. He graduated with honors from Ft. More...

Cleo Freeman

Nurse

Cleo McCorkle Freeman, 77, of Dothan died Sunday, March 9, 2008, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan. Mrs. Freeman was born in Miller County April 2, 1930, to the late Clarence McCorkle and Freddie Mae Johnson McCorkle. More...

Society

Avant - Kimbrel

Arthur W. Avant Jr. and Pamela L. Moulton Avant of Hahira, Ga., announce the engagment of their daughter, Sara Ellen Avant, to Bryan Alan Kimbrel, son of Russell "Rusty" Kimbrel of Hahira, and the late Tammy Busby Kimbrel of Savannah. More...

Darden - Roland

Mr. and Mrs. Fred H. Darden Jr. of Blakely announce the engagement of their granddaughter, Ashley Elizabeth, to Timothy Daniel Roland of Colquitt. The bride-elect is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Gilbert and Mr. and Mrs. Fred H. More...

Saratsiotis - Lane

Mr. and Mrs. George Theodore Saratsiotis of Americus announce the engagement of their daughter, Marianna George Saratsiotis, to Justin Price Lane, son of Sandra Smith Lane of Blakely and Garland Wilbur Lane Jr. of Atlanta. More...

Early hunt at Toddler Tales

Jax Dallas, 19-monthold son of Sunni and Nate Dallas, enjoyed an early Easter egg hunt at Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library's Toddler Tales Tuesday morning. More...

Agriculture Awareness Week

- March 16 - 22

"Our agriculture community is made up of hard-working individuals who embrace technology and innovation," Governor Perdue said yesterday in Atlanta in saluting Georgia's oldest and largest industry. More...

Computer Classes

The Early County Literacy Task Force will offer a free adult computer class beginning April 9. The class will be offered Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Family Learning Resource Center, 40-A Harold Ragan Dr., Blakely. More...

LS Power partners with UT on CO2 capture pilot project

LS Power Development has announced it has become the strategic partner for the "LS Power Pilot Plant Initiative" under the University of Texas existing carbon capture research program as part of its continued commitment to advance environmentally r More...

Ferguson retiring

Pataula Judicial Circuit District Attorney Charles Ferguson has announced he is not seeking another term. He plans to retire Dec. 31 at the end of his current term. Ferguson has served the eight-county Pataula Judicial Circuit for almost 31 years. More...

The Last Supper

Everyone is invited to join First United Methodist Church in their Holy Week services Thursday and Friday. There will be a re-enactment of The Last Supper in the church sanctuary featuring church members Thursday at 8 p.m. Rev. More...

Other News

Cemetery maintenance needed

The rains have come, the grass is growing along with the weeds - if your loved ones are buried in the Cedar Springs Cemetery and you have not donated this year, your help is needed to continue hiring help to keep it mowed during this growing seaso More...

Blakely visited by heavy storms

10 YEARS AGO March 24, 1998 WITH ROAD and bridge damage estimated at nearly $500,000, Early County was added to the list of counties in Georgia eligible for federal disaster assistance late Sunday evening. ART JR. More...

Unsung heroes honored

The fourth annual Unsung Hero Banquet, sponsored by the Freedom Council, was a huge success. Making of a Model from Tallahassee, Fla., provided entertainment for the event Feb. 23. More...

Religion

God fulfills all his promises

2 Chronicles 6:12-17; Luke 24:44-49 A promise is an oral or written agreement to do or not to do something; a vow. (Webster). This word - and fact - has been battered, abused, smeared and degraded in our society. More...

We should reflect the character of Christ

To know the person who is the servant of God is to know God personally. Read Isaiah 42:1-9. More...

IN MEMORY

In Memory of Theodis Bo Brown Who went to be with the Lord March 10, 2006 God saw you were getting tired, and a cure was not to be. More...

Agriculture

Georgians can still keep up a garden

Drought is predicted for Georgia this summer. To help home gardeners, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension and green industry experts put their heads together and developed tips Georgians can use to keep gardens green while saving water. More...

Ag census forms still being accepted

The 2007 Census of Agriculture, the only source of consistent and comprehensive agricultural data for every state and county in the nation, was mailed out to agricultural producers across the United States last December with a Feb. More...

New Southern States manager assumes duties

Holden B. Fleming has been named manager at Southern States Cooperative in Blakely. More...