May 14, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Early Co. Queens

Seven beautiful young ladies were recently crowned 2008-2009 Early County Queens. Back row, from left: Kenley Kennedy (Princess Miss), Stephanie Harrell (Teen Miss), Leila Collins (Junior Miss). More...

Rentz in Florida hall of fame

Former Blakely Bobcat Aubrey Rentz was in Blakely renewing old friendships during the Great Reunion. The next day he was in Gainsville, Fla., where he was inducted into the Florida High School Athletic Hall of Fame. More...

Rec camp registration underway

BECRD Summer Camp registration is now underway for day camp June 16 - 20 and June 23 - 27. Limited spots are available. Call the recreation department for more info. at 723-3197. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, MAY 14 BIRTHDAYS: Shane Riley, Cindy Conner ANNIVERSARY: Lance & Alissa Brackin, Glenn and Barbara Jean Waller THURSDAY, MAY 15 ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club PILOT CLUB BLAKELY #282 O.E.S. AL-ANON, 6:30 p.m. More...

Editorials

Mumbles

Next year it will be croquet

It was a weekend for building memories, this past Mother's Day weekend. Give me a minute, I'm counting... 14, not counting the dogs! They weren't all at our house at the same time, though there were a couple of times it seemed like it. More...

Political Cartoon

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All That's Fit to Print

Noah and his creatures

I was cruising the news, looking for column fodder when I stumbled across a study launched by Missouri biologists. The group plans to follow the migration of snakes and to study just how many are RBC (runover by car) each year. More...

Obituaries

Flora Bonaparte

Flora Lee Anderson- Bonaparte, 53, of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., died Monday, April 28, 2008, in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Mrs. Bonaparte was born in Baker County to Lula Bell Stubbs-Anderson and the late Robert Anderson Sr. More...

Brenda Williams

Bookkeeper

Brenda Williams, 50, of Ft. Gaines, died Tuesday, May 6, 2008, at her residence. Mrs. Williams was born Oct. 16, 1957, in Jacksonville, N.C., daughter of Betty Jean Crapps and the late Harold Eugene Crapps. More...

Raymond Nichols Sr.

Equipment Operator

Raymond Allen Nichols Sr., 67, of Abbeville, Ala., died May 6, 2008, at his residence. Mr. Nichols was born April 14, 1941, in Fulton County, Ga., son of the late William and Hattie Jane Reeves Nichols. More...

Society

Rentz - Kennedy

Tracy Matthews of Old Town, Fla., announces the engagement of her daughter, Kelly Jean Rentz of Fanning Springs, Fla., to Henry Wilton Kennedy of Fanning Springs, Fla. More...

Party planning organizer makes things easier

Everyone loves a party, but planning one can be daunting. From the guest list to grocery shopping, you need a strategy to get it done. Use the organizer below to help you stay on track. More...

THANKS

There are many people that I would like to thank for the wonderful reception that I did so enjoy on my special day. From Hilton, Blakely and Damascus, former students and friends came. More...

Wreck claims Arlington man

An Arlington man was killed early Saturday morning in a onevehicle accident on Georgia Highway 45 north of Damascus. More...

Two charged in sexual assaults

Two local men have been arrested and are facing mulitple charges in connection with two separate sexual assaults here within the past two weeks. On April 26, a 16-year-old Early Co. More...

Judge sets final hearing date

The News learned shortly after going to press last week that the May 28 hearing date for the petition challenging Administrative Law Judge Stephanie Howells' January ruling upholding the Longleaf power plant permits has been rescheduled again, to More...

$9.2 million city bond referendum on July 15 ballot

The Blakely City Council at their May 6 meeting approved a bond ordinance which allows for a bond referendum July 15 to gain voter approval of a bond issue to fund the expansion of the wastewater treatment plant and renovation of city hall. More...

Sacred Concert May18

The Early County High Choral Department will present the annual sacred concert Sunday May 18, 2008, at the First Methodist Church. This will be the final sacred concert under Steve Crocker's direction. More...

Other News

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive

Daily Events May 19 - Rhythm band at Nursing Home - 10:15-11:30. Lunch: Meatloaf with gravy, okra and tomatoes, great northern beans, wheat roll, tropical fruit. May 20 - Physical fitness - 10:15 a.m. - 11 a.m. Meagan Barr, Nutrition Ed. More...

IRS has answers to questions about economic stimulus

ATLANTA - As millions of Americans begin receiving their economic stimulus payments, the Internal Revenue Service released a list of the most-frequentlyasked questions - and answers - that people now are asking. More...

Yard of the Month

The Blakely Garden Club has chosen Patricia's Beauty Lounge on South Church Street as the Yard of the Month for May. Knockout roses, hot lips and blue salvia, accented by wrought iron pieces, make Patricia's garden a real gem. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

All things are possible with God

Nehemiah 4-6 In the kingdom of God, there are few - if any - one-man shows. It is necessary for many people to be involved in most of the tasks of life. This basic principle seems to have escaped the notice of certain individuals. More...

The Gospel Truth

Choose to be part of the minority

What kind of person was Nicodemus? John 3:1 says, "Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews." It seems simple enough to me. He was a man, a Pharisee, had a weird name, was a ruler and a Jew. More...

Other Voices

Does your image reflect Christ?

Years ago mostly country folk called a mirror "a looking glass." Mirrors fascinate everyone and everything the first time they see themselves in one. More...

Agriculture

FSA News

County committee election process underway

2008 COC Election Information One of FSA's responsibilities is to conduct county committee elections in an open manner that ensures accountability. More...

GFC seeks help in eradicating Cogongrass

The Georgia Forestry Commission is asking for the public's help to stop a harmful weed from spreading statewide. More...

Insect scouting reveals pests

If you want to control insects in your landscape, a University of Georgia expert says you have to be a good scout. But remember, a little damage won't hurt. More...

Campus

Mr. and Miss ECHS 2008 selected

Ryan Ferguson and Kristina Cooper have been selected as Mr. and Miss ECHS. Kristina Cooper has been extensively involved in clubs and sports throughout her four years at Early County High. More...

McLendon to summer in California

Each year the Georgia Baptist Collegiate Missions works collaboratively with the International Mission Board and the North American Mission Board to match college students with mission services throughout the world. More...

Redding earns degree

Hugh Redding was recognized as an honor graduate from Middle Georgia College on May 9 with an associate of science degree in physics. While at Middle Georgia College, Hugh was inducted into Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society. More...