June 18, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

City okays new street

The Blakely City Council agreed to preliminary acceptance of a new street at their June 3 meeting at the City Annex. More...

It was Civil Defense back then

Early County Emergency Management Director Ray Jarrett recently received his Georgia master's certification in emergency management making him one of only three people in the state to hold both international and state certification. More...

Baseball this week!

Head out to the ballpark! The Blakely-Early County Recreation Department is hosting two All-Star tournaments at Ray Knight Sportsplex. The first, for 12-andunder baseball, is underway and winds up Friday. More...

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICES

060408-01 NOTICE OF SALE UNDER POWER STATE OF GEORGIA, COUNTY OF EARLY Because of default in the payment of the indebtedness secured by the Notes and Deed to Secure Debt from SCHEYAL V. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18 CHAMBER of Commerce, noon ANNIVERSARY: Charlie & Michelle English THURSDAY, JUNE 19 ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club COUNTY Planning Commission, 7 p.m., Tax Assessor's office ALCOHOLICS Anonymous, 6:30 p.m., More...

Editorials

When you thought I wasn't looking

A message every adult should read because children are watching you and doing as you do, not as you say. When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw you hang my first painting on the refrigerator, and I immediately wanted to paint another one. More...

Tim Russert 1950-2008

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Mumbles

Jake and his Nana go boggin

It's hot and dry! shouted the lead headline on the front page of last week's paper. Three days later Judy was sitting sideways in the dirt road behind our house thinking out loud... "I knew better than to come down this road! More...

Agriculture

UGA researchers fight deadly game bird parasite

They look like pinecones with feet. But the baby quail, pheasants and chukar partridges that wobble around the University of Georgia poultry science farm in Athens will help save game birds everywhere. More...

FSA News

File timely and accurate reports

Crop Reporting The annual requirement of reporting to the FSA office can be referred to as crop reporting, acreage reporting or crop certification. More...

Campus

Scholarships awarded in gerontology

The Gerontology Institute at Georgia State University has announced the winners of the 2008 Rice/Early County Scholarship, annually awarded to exceptional high school seniors from Early County who expect to attend Georgia State University. More...

Godwin selected by NSHSS

Andrea Jena' Godwin of Jakin has been selected for membership in the National Society of High School Students. The society recognizes top scholars and invites only those students who achieved superior academic excellence. More...

Shaw visits WDHN

Early County FFA member Laura Shaw spent an entire day at WDHN Channel 18 in Dothan Monday, June 9. The purpose of her visit was to get a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to run a real television studio. More...

Alex Howell among nine Wiregrass HOF inductees

Former Blakely Bobcat and Auburn standout basketball player Alex Howell Jr. was inducted into the Wiregrass Sports Hall of Fame June 7 in Dothan. More...

Non-partisan candidates begin qualifying Monday

Qualifying for non-partisan candidates who will appear on the Nov. 4 General Election ballot will be held next week, June 23-27. More...

Ugandan Childrens' Choir here this week

- TWO PERFORMANCES -

"So that the next generation might set their hope in God." Psalm 78:7 Everyone is invited to come out and hear the Ugandan Childrens' Choir next week. The children are from the Suubi Royal School and Orphanage in Kamapala, Uganda, East Africa. More...

Political forum June 30

Apolitical forum is being planned for Monday, June 30 to give local voters a chance to get to know their local candidates better before the July 15 General Primary election. More...

Fireworks July 3rd!

See next week's paper for details. More...

Other News

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive

Daily Events June 23 - Rhythm band practice - 10:30-11:30. Lunch: Bar-b-que, baked beans, cole slaw, hb bun, hot fruit crisp. June 24 - Physical fitness - 10:15 a.m. - 11 a.m. Nutrition education - 11 a.m. More...

Monument unveiled

The Chehaw Council, Boy Scouts of America announce the unveiling of the newest monument at Camp Osborn, the "Dedicated Scout." The monument is possible due to the generosity of Gerald Lawhorn. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Set a Christian example for those who follow

Hebrews 12:1-13 The holy scriptures often use word pictures to allow the readers to grasp eternal concepts. These illustrations are taken from scenes - or general circumstances - that were familiar to the original readers. More...

CHURCH NEWS

St. Stephens A.M.E. St. Stephens African Methodist Episcopal Church of Edison will have worship service every first and third Sunday. Sunday school begins at 10 a.m. and worship service begins at 11 a.m. Everyone is invited to attend. More...

Obituaries

Aaron Antley

Retired

Aaron Antley, 80, of Blakely died Saturday, May 31, 2008, at Early Memorial Hospital. Mr. Antley was born in Early County Jan. 24, 1928, to the late Susie Ceasar Antley Wilson and J.R. Antley. He was employed by R.H. More...

Horace E. Hall

Retired

Horace Eugene Hall, 78, of Blakely died Friday, June 13, 2008, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, Ala. Mr. Hall was born in Slocomb, Ala., Dec. 9, 1929, to the late Raleigh Hall and Leila Paul Hall. More...

Wayne McDaniel

Farmer

Frank DeWayne "Wayne" McDaniel, 71, of Arlington died Saturday, June 14, 2008, at his residence. Mr. McDaniel was born in Baker County Oct. 7, 1936, to Mose McDaniel and Mittie Sheffield McDaniel. More...

Society

Class of '98 enjoys reunion

Saturday, June 7 was a hot day in Blakely, but that did not prevent over 40 alumni from the Early County High School Class of 1998 to gather for it's 10- year class reunion. More...

Nature photography contest at Bagby

Show off your photography skills by entering this summer's nature photography contest at George T. Bagby State Park and Lodge. The first place winner will receive $100 savings bond. More...