April 16, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Archbold committment remains strong

Archbold Hospital officials gave an overview of recent events surrounding the hospital in Thomasville and announced that a new hospital administrator had been named to replace Robin Rau who had been terminated several weeks ago. More...

Educator celebrates her 100th birthday

Remember all those 40s, 50s and 60s clasmates that were here a couple of weeks ago? Most of those from Blakely-Union had the same sixth grade English teacher - Mrs. Edna Sessions. Mrs. Sessions had a birthday Sunday. More...

Rotary golf tournament on May 3

The Blakely Rotary Club is reviving its annual golf tournament Saturday, May 3 at Blakely Town and Country Club. The tournament will be a three-man scramble format with tee times at 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Entry fee is $75 per person. More...

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICES

041608-02 RETAILED DISTILLED SPIRITS ADVERTISEMENT Notice is given that County Line Package Store, located at 3946 Lower River Road, Blakely, GA 39823 through Riverside Bait and Tackle, Inc. of P.O. Box 2300, Thomasville, Georgia, Mukesh B. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16 CHAMBER of Commerce, noon BIRTHDAYS: Bradley M. Grantham, Mac Whitehead THURSDAY, APRIL 17 ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club COUNTY Planning Commission, 7 p.m., Tax Assessor's Office AL-ANON, 7:30 p.m. More...

Editorials

Enough is enough

Other Voices

The latest news story about something that could kill me has led me to a decision. I'm no longer going to read news stories about things that could kill me. You probably saw the story I'm referring to in the paper last week. More...

Snakes and bees are back

All That's Fit to Print

Some weeks, the words just don't come. This is one of those weeks. Here's a rerun from last year, but with snake and bee season upon us, it's still timely. Monday evening was nature night. More...

If barber shop walls could talk

Mumbles

I was wrong! More...

Obituaries

Dorotea Ramos

Homemaker

Dorotea Ordanza Ramos, 95, of Blakely died Wednesday, April 9, 2008, at Early Memorial Nursing Home in Blakely. Mrs. Ramos was born in Villasis, Philippines, Feb. 6, 1913, to the late Vincente Ordanza and Margarita Hermogues Ordanza. More...

Willie Sealy Sr.

Farmer

Willie Gene Sealy Sr., 57, of Blakely died Saturday, April 5, 2008, at his residence. Mr. Sealy was born in Blakely Jan. 17, 1951, to the late Pete Sealy Sr. and Johnnie Mae Jordan Sealy. More...

Society

Daniels - Clark

Jerry and Alease Daniels of Blakely announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Laytoya, to Quinton Coleman Clark, son of Ollie Melton and Michael Clark of Headland, Ala. More...

Mathews - Coleman

Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Bland Mathews of Statesboro announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Eugenia Ann Mathews of Auburn, Ala., to Scott Daniel Coleman of St. Simons Island, son of Mr. and Mrs. More...

BIRTH

Rory Sloan Payton

Mr. and Mrs. Rand Payton of Pelham, Ala., announce the birth of their daughter, Rory Sloan, born March 25, 2008, at 5:12 a.m. Rory Sloan weighed 8 pounds 4 ounces and was 19 1/2 inches long. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Qualifying begins April 28

Qualifying opens later this month for candidates who will be seeking office in the July 15 General Primary. The qualifying will open at 9 a.m. on Monday, April 28 and end at 12 noon on Friday, May 2. More...

Administrative Professionals Day Luncheon set for April 23

The Blakely-Early County Chamber of Commerce is making plans for the xxth annual Administrative Professionals Day Luncheon. The luncheon is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 23 at the First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. More...

A beautiful welcome

Celebrating the plantings around the new welcome signs in Arlington are sign committee members Chris Cowart, Eric Eubanks, Linda Halford, Susan Davis and Lee Conner. More...

Look what's blooming tomorrow

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...

Deceased on page 9

We have the classmates attending the 40s, 50s, & 60s reunion and a list of deceased classmates on our website. However, we have had a number of requests to print the list in the paper. More...

Other News

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive

Daily Events April 21 - Rhythm band at Nursing Home - 10:15-11:30. Lunch: Meatloaf with gravy, okra and tomatoes, Great Northern beans, wheat roll, tropical fruit. April 22 - Physical fitness - 10:15 a.m. - 11 a.m. More...

A night on the town

On April 10, left to right, Brad Hughes, Joan Wall, Lisa Collins, Georgina Freeman, Julie Jarrett, Priscilla Collins, Andrea Rice and Barton Rice attended the Atlanta Film Festival's opening night red carpet premiere of "The Lena Baker Story" (with s More...

Additional vaccines required

National Infant Immunization Week April 19-26

All parents need to know that last year Georgia implemented additional vaccine requirements for children and adolescents. More...

Religion

God's word can't be compromised

Sunday School Lesson

Daniel 6 Even though many people do not use the word compromise these days, the principle is practiced with regularity. More...

Are you bound for a home in heaven?

The Gospel Truth

What constitutes a true house of God? This is the question asked by God through his prophet Isaiah. Read Isaiah 66:1-6. The Context and The Question Fate, or final judgment, is the context of Isaiah 66:1-6. More...

CHURCH NEWS

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

Agriculture

Trees and shrubs ready for fertilizer

Whether your landscape has fruit trees, shade trees, ornamentals or a blend, a University of Georgia expert says now is the time to fertilize. More...

Gardening in Georgia on GPB

American wisteria, mushrooms, bee houses and mailorder plants highlight "Gardening in Georgia with Walter Reeves" April 16 and 19. "Gardening in Georgia" airs on Georgia Public Broadcasting stations across Georgia each Wednesday at 7 p.m. More...

Could they be twins?

Luke Jester caught these two monster catfish, each weighing about 10 pounds, with his grandfather, Park Turner, at a pond in Abbeville, Ala. Luke wants to thank "Mr. Mack" for letting him fish in his pond and Poopa for taking him. More...

Campus

FCCLA teaches nutrition and fitness

Early County High FCCLA members and advisors have spent this school year volunteering each Wednesday at the 21st Century after school program held at Early County Elementary School. More...

After school services programs are just a click away

The Department of Human Resources' 270 After School and Summer Learning programs serve thousands of students across the state each year. More...

Young authors awarded

Early County Elementary students recently entered the Young Georgia Author's Writing Competition. This competition encourages students to develop writing skills and celebrates the writing successes of all students. More...