July 9, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

County adopts FY09 $7.85 million budget

The Early County Commission adopted a $7,857,441 million budget for FY 2008-09 at its meeting Monday night at the County Annex. More...

A true celebration of freedom

As many made plans to watch colors light up the sky last Friday, one Early County family reveled because they believe everyday is worthy of a fireworks display. More...

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICES

061808-01 NOTICE PROBATE COURT OF EARLY COUNTY RE: PETITION OF MELISSA M. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, JULY 9 BIRTHDAYS: Abby Brown, Susan Davis, Aaron Smith THURSDAY, JULY 10 ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club PILOT CLUB BLAKELY #282 O.E.S. ALCOHOLICS Anonymous, 6:30 p.m., Holy Family Catholic Church social hall. More...

Editorials

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Mumbles

It's not about the CO2

Let me preface these comments by saying that anyone reading this is welcome to come "dress me down" if you can! Anybody remember that ruling last week by that Fulton County judge? Thought a few of you might. More...

Grandchildren: that's my story and I'm sticking to it

Taking my grandchild's pictures to my 40th high school class reunion was like taking a knife to a gunfight. I didn't have a chance…. More...

Obituaries

Donald Cambell

Donald Cambell Donald Eugene Cambell, 54, of Chattanooga, Tenn., died Sunday, June 29, 2008, in Chattanooga. Mr. Cambell was born in Damascus March 28, 1954. More...

Edith Entrekin

Retired

Edith Thomas Entrekin, 86, of Blakely died Monday, June 30, 2008, at Westside Terrace in Dothan, Ala. Mrs. Entrekin was born in Sumter County, Ga., April 9, 1922, to the late Daisy Nicholson Thomas and Robert L. Thomas. More...

Early B. Pitts

State Employee

Early B. Pitts, 70, of Blakely died Monday, June 30, 2008, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, Ala. Mr. Pitts was born in Blakely Feb. 4, 1938, to the late Bessie Pitts and Willie Pitts. He was a state highway worker and member of Mt. More...

Society

Rainney - Ward

Carroll Theodore "Ted" Ward Jr. of Duluth, formerly of Blakely, and Linda Susan Rainney of Lawrenceville are happy to announce their engagement. The future bridegroom is the son of Anne Ward of Blakely and the late Carroll T. More...

Jake celebrates first birthday

Jake Fleming celebrated his first birthday June 28 with family and friends at a poolside party at his uncle Jeff's home in the Inverness area of Birmingham. Jake is the son of Jenny and Holden Fleming of Blakely. More...

Engram - Howard plans complete

The wedding plans of Raychel Lynn Engram and Martin Thomas Howard IV have been completed. The couple will wed Saturday, July 12, 2008, at 5 p.m. C.S.T. at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Thomas Howard III at 200 Wentworth Drive, Dothan, Ala. More...

Bond questions for city sewer, City Hall projects on ballot

There will be more than political candidates on the July 15 General Primary ballot for residents of the City of Blakely when they go to the polls next Tuesday. More...

Spirit of America

Fireworks filled the sky over Standifer Field July 3 at the annual fireworks display sponsored by the chamber of commerce, Early County and the City of Blakely. More...

City gas customers to see changes in bills

The City of Blakely's natural gas customers will see a change in their gas bills in the coming months. The city council voted at their July 1 meeting to make changes to the city's natural gas rates. More...

U.S. 27 detour

A traffic shift and detour on U.S. 27 and the U.S. 27 bypass just south of Blakely is scheduled to begin today according to the Georgia DOT. The U.S. 27 business route will be temporarily detoured. More...

Parenting classes

Family Connection FACES is providing two parenting support programs. Family Effectiveness Training, or FET, is a group parenting class and meets Monday night at 7 pm. Childcare is provided. More...

Other News

Good habits are contagious

Jack Green collects. While his mother, Cathy Green, is never surprised at finding rocks, bugs or the occasional frog in the 7-year-old's pockets, some things make her smile more than grimace. More...

Early County honored

Blakely-Early County Chamber of Commerce president Hilary Halford and Early County Entrepreneur Friendly Program chair Mary Beth Temples attended the OneGeorgia Authority board meeting in Statesboro Wednesday, June 11. Gov. More...

Firemen honored

Church's Chicken closed to the public and honored the Blakely Fire Department with a Fourth of July celebration in appreciation for all their hard work and dedication. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Jesus is a powerful healer

Each of the gospels was written for a specific group of people. The focus of each of the accounts showed some specific aspect of the earthly ministry of Jesus Christ of Nazareth. Matthew wrote his gospel to the Jews. More...

The Gospel Truth

Simon Peter learned from his mistakes

When I was a little boy I came home one day and my parents had plowed up an acre in our back yard and planted a garden. More...

CHURCH NEWS

St. John F.W.B. St. John Freewill Baptist Church cordially invites you to attend our annual revival meeting the week of July 7 - 11 at 7:30 p.m. Rev. Adolph Nobel of Bainbridge will be the guest evangelist for the week. Arlington U.M.C. More...

Agriculture

USDA issues direct payments to producers

America's farmers will receive up to $1.15 billion in 2008 advance direct payments beginning today. "We pledged to make the direct and counter-cyclical payment program available to producers as quickly as possible. More...

Protect yourself and your family from mosquitos

Georgia's ongoing drought could produce a mosquito baby boom, says an expert with the University of Georgia. But homeowners can protect themselves and their families. More...

Clean produce with water and 'elbow grease'

Regardless of fresh-food contamination scares, produce lovers should always thoroughly wash their food. It won't guarantee that it's safe, but it helps, say University of Georgia experts. More...

Sports

THANKS

The family of Early B. Pitts would like to thank you for the prayers, love and many acts of kindness you have given us during our time of bereavement. May God to continue to bless you all. The Family of Early B. Pitts More...

Campus

FCCLA members attend leadership training

Early County High School students Brittany Moulton and Terri Levatte recently attended leadership training at the FFA/FCCLA Camp in Covington. More...

Terri Levatte serves on state board

Terri Levatte, a junior at Early County High School, has been selected to serve on the FCCLA state youth leadership board for the 2008-2009 school year. Seven students from across the state were selected to represent one of seven regions. More...

Manry places in Miss Georgia Forestry pageant

Hannah Manry, Teen Miss Grady County Forestry, represented Grady County at the 69th annual Miss Georgia Forestry Pageant, which was held in Tifton June 13-14 and June 19-21. More...