May 28, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Grant, other suspects post bond

The New Orleans Saints' Charles Grant attracted area media last Thursday when he returned to Blakely to surrender to authorities. Grant and six others were indicted with involuntary manslaughter by the Early County grand jury last week in the Feb. More...

Ash inducted into Alabama Athletic Trainers Hall of Fame

Troy University head athletic trainer Chuck Ash joined an elite group May 17 when he was inducted into the Alabama Athletic Trainers Association Hall of Fame. More...

Kids' summer opportunities

The Missoula Children's Theatre returns June 9-14 to Mangham Auditorium. Missoula is open to children K-12 grade (completed) who live in or attend school in Early County. No registration is required. Auditions are Monday, June 9 at 8:30 a.m. More...

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICES

032608-04 NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT OF JUVENILE JUDGES Notice is hereby given that the Honorable Joe C. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, MAY 28 DFACS board meeting, 10 a.m. BIRTHDAY: John Millard Still ANNIVERSARIES: Steve & Lea Jean Manry, Susan & Blake Shierling THURSDAY, MAY 29 ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club ALCOHOLICS Anonymous, More...

Editorials

Enviro-Extremists vs. the Machine in the Garden

Political Cartoonists are national treasures. More...

Political Cartoon

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Mumbles

A quiet Memorial Day here

It was awfully quiet around here Monday. Most stores and businesses were closed for Memorial Day. Deadlines and press times immune to most holidays, we were at work. I was trying to think of a good Memorial Day photo op. More...

Obituaries

William Johnson

Retired

William Logan Johnson, 79, of LaGrange, Ga., died April 2, 2008, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan. Mr. Johnson was born May 6, 1928, in Calhoun County to Samuel Ross Johnson Sr. and Johnnie Will Morris Davis. He was a Methodist. More...

Emmie Thompson

Retired

Emmie Gay Thompson, 94, of Macon, Ga., died Friday May 16, 2008. Mrs. Thompson is a member of Ingleside United Methodist Church and Fellowship Sunday school class. She was educated in Early County. More...

Roy William Fedd

Roy William Fedd, 58, of Safford, Ga., died Wednesday, May 21, 2008, at his home. Mr. Fedd was born March 25, 1950, to the late Eddy Fedd Sr. and the late Lillian Hodge Fedd. He was a member of Grace Temple of Hope Church in Safford. More...

Society

Denham - Parish

Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Denham of Rush Springs, Okla., are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter, Shirley Renee, to Billy A. "B.J." Parish Jr. of Lawton, Okla., son of Billy and Pat Parish of Blakely. More...

McDonald - Everson

Wendy Nicole McDonald and Patrick Gentry Everson are pleased to announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. The bride-elect is the daughter of Terrye Lynn McDonald and the late Bobby Eugene McDonald. More...

BIRTH

Annie Rae Redding was born April 4, 2008, at 6:56 a.m. at Donalsonville Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces and was 21 inches long. Annie is the daughter of Curt and Jessica Redding of Cuthbert. More...

CRCTs stir controversy

Early County School Superintendent Kenneth Hall says that he is pleased with the CRCT test results from all three system schools. He said there is a definite improvement over last year's scores. More...

$4 gas coming!

Take a good look at these local gas prices. The price of regular gas is expected to top the $4 mark this week. And all indications are that the price of gas is going to continue spiraling upward, taking the price of everything else up with it! More...

Howell to be honored by Wiregrass Athletic HOF

A former Blakely Bobcat standout basketball player, Alex Howell Jr., will be inducted into the Wiregrass Sports Hall of Fame June 7. Howell will be one of nine local sports legends honored at the 16th annual ceremony at the Dothan Civic Center. More...

Canning plant opens

The Early County High food processing plant will open Thursday. The facility will be open 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday through July 10. The facility will be available to help with shelling, blanching and canning. More...

Other News

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive

Daily Events June 2 - Rhythm band practice - 10:30-11:30. Lunch: Fish, cheese grits, cole slaw, wheat roll, peach cobbler. June 3 - Physical fitness - 10:15 a.m. - 11 a.m. Wheel of Fortune game, 11 a.m. More...

Greene tapped for tax committee

State Rep. Gerald Greene (D-Cuthbert) has been named to the House All-terrain Vehicle Sales and Use Tax Study Committee by House Speaker Glenn Richardson (R-Hiram). More...

Students recognized at ECHS Honors Night

Early County High School held its honors night program Tuesday, May 22 at 7 p.m. in the Early County High School cafeteria. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

God gave his son for your salvation

Hebrews 1:1-12 The carnal (Romans 8:7) human mind has the ability to take any accurate, divinely-directed thought, and twist it into some inaccurate, ugly, distorted figure and call it new revelation. More...

The Gospel Truth

Real discipleship honors the price paid for salvation

Three of the great characters in the gospel of John belong to the same family. They are brother and sisters. Their names are Lazarus, Martha and Mary, and they were real disciples. Read John 12:1-3. Real discipleship reflects the full gospel. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Blakely First Assembly of God Blakely First Assembly of God Church will host the Brady's live in concert June 22 at 6 p.m. For more information call 723-3042. Everyone is invited to attend. More...

Agriculture

UGA institute focuses on better plants

Creating new and improved plant varieties that are higher yielding, more disease resistant, nutritious or simply look better in landscapes is the focus of a new University of Georgia institute. More...

Headless fire ants can't bite

If you've ever been stung by a fire ant, you probably wished they'd all get sick and their heads would fall off. Agricultural scientists are working to do just that. Scientists at the University of Georgia, the USDA-ARS in Gainesville, Fla. More...

Sports

SGA honors athletes at annual banquet

Southwest Georgia Academy held its annual Spring sports banquet May 13 in the school cafeteria. Henrinel Middleton was the mistress of ceremonies who introduced the coaches who then recognized their team members. More...

Campus

Programs available at FACES

Parents As Teachers enrolling new families Parents as Teachers is enrolling families with children age 0-3. Children are born to learn and PAT can give parents the tools children need to be ready and succeed in school. More...

Literacy made easy in summer program

Although Dr. More...

McNair named honor graduate

Anna Elizabeth McNair was named a 2008 honor graduate at Early County High School. She has been a member of the ECHS Beta Club for four years, Drama Club and LEO Club. More...