April 9, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

DOT studying interstate connector at meetings

The Georgia Department of Transportation has scheduled a series of public meetings as part of a study to examine ways to improve Southwest Georgia access to the interstate system, including the construction of an interstate connector from Columbus More...

Look what's blooming April 17

Everyone's invited to "Look What's Bloomin' at the Library" Thursday, April 17, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Gardening displays and information on a wide array of outdoor related subjects will be available for the public. More...

Bike-a-thon April 19

Abike-a-thon benefitting St. Jude Children's Hospital will be April 19 in the parking lot at Northside Ball Park 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The bike-a-thon will help St. More...

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICES

032608-02 NOTICE GEORGIA, EARLY COUNTY PROBATE COURT TO: Whom It May Concern Euwarner Harris has petitioned to be appointed Administrator of the estate of Romedell Harris, deceased, of said County. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9 BIRTHDAYS: Ethan LaDuke, Lavon Miskimen ANNIVERSARY: Roger & Leigh Ann Williams THURSDAY, APRIL 10 ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club PILOT CLUB BLAKELY #282 O.E.S. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Take a stand for what is right

Daniel 3 It is easy for a person to think that a one-time religious experience is an indication of a close relationship with Jesus Christ of Nazareth. This idea is not taught in scripture. More...

The Gospel Truth

The resurrection brings light and life

In the beginning there was only darkness. In the end, for the redeemed, there will be only light. In the middle, where we live now, there is the struggle between darkness and light. More...

CHURCH NEWS

First Baptist - Colquitt A Beth Moore Simulcast will be hosted by First Baptist Church in Col-quitt, Friday, Aug. 1 (7:30 to 10 p.m.) and Saturday, Aug. 2 (9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.). Call 229-758-3576 for tickets and more information. More...

Agriculture

Help warm-season turfgrasses green-up

Gil Landry & Clint Waltz University of Georgia

Warm-season turfgrasses such as Bermuda, centipede, zoysia and St. Augustine suffer some common problems with springtime green-up. Here are the ones we see most often. More...

FSA News

File cotton acreage by May 1

Boll Weevil Eradication Program May 1 is the final date to timely file your intended cotton acreage for BWEP reporting purposes. The fee for 2008 intended acres are as follows: Prior to May 1 -$2.50/acre May 2 to June 1 - $3. More...

Campus

SGA Warriors sweep double header

The SGA Warriors ended their spring break by sweeping a double header from Sherwood Christian Friday afternoon. The Warriors won the first game 5-3 and took the night cap 10-4. More...

Bike-a-thon April 19

A bike-a-thon event benefitting St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital will be in Blakely Saturday, April 19 in the parking lot of Northside Ball Park from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The rain date is April 26. More...

Staff studies literacy

Kim Williams, Monica Harris and Teresa Bishop of Blakely recently represented the Early County Headstart program at the National Center for Family Literacy's annual conference in Louisville, Ky. More...

County to consider paying EC2055 $80,000 for economic development?

The Early County Commissioners tabled a proposal Monday night to outsource economic development duties to EC2055 for an annual fee of $80,000. More...

City to pay off $407M bond debt

The Blakely City Council voted at their April 1 meeting to pay off the city's share of a telecommunications bond debt. The $407,793.98 payoff releases the city from future payments which have been averaging $5,400 per month. More...

Relay for Life Friday night

The 2008 Early County Relay for Life is planned for Friday, April 11 on Court Square. Local teams have been planning and fundraising for the past four months in preparation for Relay. This year's goal is 65,000. Events begin at 5:30 p.m. More...

Judge Powell grandson shares with Rotarians

Marvin Singletary arranged for Judge Arthur Powell's grandson, Edward Hammond of Maryland, to be the guest speaker at a recent meeting of the Blakely Rotary Club. Mr. Hammond is the son of Judge Arthur Powell's youngest daughter, Grace. More...

What's in your museum?

Watch for a series of museum features coming soon - photos and narratives about the displays in the museum and the people behind them. More...

Other News

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive Daily Events April 14 - Rhythm band practice - 10:30-11:30. Lunch: Beef hot dog with chili, baked beans, cole slaw, bun, apricots. April 15 - Physical fitness - 10:15 a.m. - 11 a.m. More...

Editorials

Global warming threat

More than 20 years ago, climate scientists began to raise alarms over the possibility that global temperatures were rising due to human activities, such as deforestation and the burning of fossil fuels. More...

All That's Fit to Print

A 10 cent bunny on a $20 bill

Evan has discovered his hand, his right hand to be exact. The left hand is there and earns an occasional glance, but the right hand receives considerable consideration. He furrows his little brow as he looks at his chubby little fist. More...

Mumbles

Most heard comment over the weekend... "There sure are a lot of old folks here tonight!" The backdrop of the Blakely Theater painted by Sarah Murkerson for Saturday's reunion program was great. It needed one finishing touch, however... More...

Obituaries

Willie Pearl Glenn

Willie Pearl Cosby Glenn, 60, of Blakely died Saturday, March 29, 2008, at her residence. Mrs. Glenn was born in Early County Feb. 7, 1948, to the late Eva Hodges and Peter Cosby. She was preceded in death by her husband, Emanuel Glenn. More...

Peyton Cook Sr.

Retired

Peyton Horace Cook Sr., 94, of Sumter Retirement Village in Plains, Ga., died Monday, March 31, 2008, at the residence of his granddaughter, Tracie McLendon and husband Marty in Leary. Mr. More...

Willie Lamb

Homemaker

Willie Faye Beagles Lamb, 65, of Blakely died Tuesday, April 1, 2008, at her residence. Mrs. Lamb was born in Holmes County, Fla., to the late William Beagles and Esther Welch Young. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. More...

Society

Wright - Waller vows spoken

Kay Lynn Wright and Ted Bates Waller III were united in marriage March 8, 2008. The ceremony took place at New Hope Baptist Church in Blakely. The 5:30 p.m. ceremony was performed by Rev. Parrish Myers of Braselton, Ga., with Rev. More...

Williamson - Watson

Mr. and Mrs. James Max Williamson of Reynolds, Ga., announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Amanda Maria Williamson, to Benjamin Collier Watson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Watson of Blakely. More...

BIRTHS

Ava Grace Still

Mr. and Mrs. Ron Still of Hoschton, Ga., proudly announce the birth of their daughter, Ava Grace Still. Ava was born March 15, 2008, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, Ga. She weighed 6 pounds 14 ounces and was 20 inches long. More...