May 7, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Judge Moore reschedules permit hearing

The News has learned that the May 9 hearing for the petition challenging Administrative Law Judge Stephanie Howells' January ruling upholding the Longleaf power plant permits has been rescheduled to May 28. More...

STROKE awareness program

Registered nurse Lisa Jenkins is bringing an important program on stroke awareness and prevention to Early County Saturday, May 10, 10 a.m. to noon, at Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library. All ages are encouraged to attend. More...

Free health screening

Primary Care of Southwest Georgia will host a health screening May 13 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Court Square. The FREE screening will be part of National Women's Health Week activities and will include food, fun and prizes. More...

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICES

041608-03 NOTICE STATE OF GEORGIA COUNTY OF EARLY TO ALL DEBTORS AND CREDITORS OF JAMES ASBY PARKER: All debtors and creditors of JAMES ASBY PARKER, deceased, late of said county, More...

Community Calendar

Here & There this Week

WEDNESDAY, MAY 7 FAMILY Connection Collaborative, noon, Family Learning Resource Center BIRTHDAYS: Travis Tinson, Bill Jones, Tre'Rell Russell THURSDAY, MAY 8 ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club AL-ANON, 7:30 p.m. More...

Editorials

Other Voices

I feel a nap coming on

It's 4:15 as I type this. That's 4:15 in the blessed a.m. I can't sleep. I hate it when I can't sleep. Sleep is good. More...

Political Cartoon

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Mumbles

What if we had not gone?

At a large conference in England, Colin Powell was asked by the Archbishop of Canterbury if our plans for Iraq were just an example of empire building by George Bush. More...

Obituaries

IN MEMORY

Happy Mother's Day Gone, but not forgotten It's mother's day again and we miss you so much, It's been only one year and we can't get use to the idea of you being gone. You're gone but not forgotten. More...

David Hightower

Retired

David Irvin Hightower, 68, of Hartford, Conn., died Thursday, April 24, 2008, at St. Francis Hospital. Mr. Hightower was born in Blakely June 28, 1939, to the late Oscar Irvin Hightower and Pearlie Mae Hightower. More...

Theodore Pittman

Retired

Theodore Gary Pittman, 84, of Blakely died Sunday, April 27, 2008, in Blakely. Mr. Pittman was born in Blakely July 18, 1923, to the late Anna Kate Pittman and Josh Pittman. He was a member of Mt. More...

Society

BIRTHS

Joseph and Lisa Kennedy of Blakely proudly announce the birth of their daughter, Olivia Grace Kennedy, born Monday, April 21, 2008, at 1:44 p.m. at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany. She weighed 6 pounds 2 ounces and was 18 inches long. More...

THANKS

Words cannot express our heartfelt thanks for the many, many expressions of love, concern and sympathy at the time of the passing of our loved one. They have made our sorrow more bearable. More...

County meeting

The Early County Board of Commissioners appointed two new members and reappointed a third to the Development Authority Monday night. More...

Tina Bradley crowned May Day queen

Miss Tina Bradley was crowned the queen of the 77th May Day Festival in Arlington Saturday by the festival's reigning queen, Miss Adrianna Wims. More...

Spring Garden of the Year

The Lillian Stuckey Flanders' silver tray was awarded by the Blakely Garden Club to the Blakely Hometown Committee and the Town Square Merchants who have planted and maintained the beautiful garden spots around the square. More...

Other News

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive

Daily Events May 12 - Rhythm band practice - 10:30-11:30. Lunch: Beef hot dog with chili, baked beans, cole slaw, hot dog bun, apricots. May 13 - Physical fitness - 10:15 a.m. - 11 a.m. Ann Hardy, singing - 11 a.m. More...

Habitat taking applications for third house

After 20 years of work, the Blakely-Early County Habitat for Humanity is taking applications for their third house. More...

Oxendine speaks to Rotary

Georgia Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine, right, was guest speaker at the May 1 Blakely Rotary Club luncheon meeting. Above, Commissioner Oxendine talks with Rotarian Alan Braswell. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Follow the leadership of Christ

Nehemiah 2 A simple, child game of past generations was follow the leader. The point of the game was to do exactly what the leader had done. As each person matures, this child-game takes on a new form, but the point remains the same. More...

The Gospel Truth

Mary set an example of obedience

Read John 2:1-12. There is something about Mary that Catholics and Protestants and all Christians of all stripes should agree on. Mary is to be remembered, revered, honored, even emulated. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Rocky Ridge Baptist The girls from The Lighthouse Children's Home in Tallahassee, will be singing and sharing their testimonies at Rocky Ridge Baptist Church next Sunday evening at 7 p.m. on May 11. Everyone is invited to attend. More...

Agriculture

Termite control not for novices

You can try and control the insects inside and around your house yourself. But leave the termites to the professionals, says a University of Georgia expert. "There are a few pests you can't really tackle yourself. More...

2008 Water Conservation sign-up announced

The 2008 agricultural appropriations bill includes $2.58 million to help South Georgia farmers conserve agricultural water supplies. More...

Campus

Students attend math celebration

The 13th annual Sonia Kovalevsky Day was held at Valdosta State University April 10 in Powell Hall Auditorium. S.K. More...

COLLEGE NEWS

The Troy University Tau Delta Chapter of Chi Sigma Iota welcomes 13 student and professional members. The new members, including Mia Pittman of Blakely, were inducted during a recent ceremony on the Dothan campus. More...

Lady Cats earn titles in state championship

The Early County Lady Bobcats track team went to the GHSA State Track Championships and placed third. They were the only team south of Atlanta in all five classifications to score in the top five this year. More...