August 13, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

City prepares for sewer work

The Blakely City Council heard an update on the city's sewage system upgrade at their Aug. 5 meeting at the City Annex. More...

Tailgate Kickoff Thursday

The annual community Tailgate Kickoff for the Early County High Bobcats and Southwest Georgia Academy Warriors will be Aug. 14 on Court Square. Activities begin at 7 p.m. More...

Youth explosion Friday

Wesley Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church will have a youth explosion Friday, Aug. 15 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Howell Avenue Community Center. All youth and parents are invited to attend. More...

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICES

072308-02 NOTICE STATE OF GEORGIA COUNTY OF EARLY TO ALL DEBTORS AND CREDITORS OF SARAH FRANCES CROZIER, DECEASED All creditors of, SARAH FRANCES CROZIER, Deceased, late of said county, More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 13 BIRTHDAYS: Billy Fleming, Jody Michael Craft, Stephanie Whitehead THURSDAY, AUG. 14 ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club PILOT CLUB BLAKELY #282 O.E.S. More...

Editorials

Mumbles

I need a key to the 'lockbox'

Some time back — a long time ago, in fact, someone asked me if it bothered me when I turned 30. "Nope," I replied. "But, it bothered me a lot when Judy turned 30." "Why?" they asked. More...

Political Cartoon

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LETTERS

Help a neighbor in need To the citizens of Early County, This letter is in reference to a long time native of Early County, Beverly Baxter. Ms. More...

Obituaries

Martha Lunsford

Retired

Martha Claire Boynton Lunsford, 82, of Arlington died Saturday, Aug. 9, 2008, at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany. Mrs. Lunsford was born in Arlington, Nov. 5, 1925, to the late Earnest Boynton and Evelyn Manry Boynton. More...

James Thomas

Retired

James F. "Jim" Thomas, 74, of Buford, Ga., died Friday, Aug. 8, 2008. Mr. Thomas was born in Houston County, Ala., Jan. 16, 1934. He was a retired plumbing contractor, homebuilder and cattle farmer. More...

Perry L. Bridges

Retired

Perry Lynfield "Bam" Bridges, 87, formerly of Blakely, died Saturday, Aug. 9, 2008. Memorial services will be Sunday, Aug. 24, 2008, at 3 p.m. at St. Mary's Highland Hills Village. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a favorite charity. More...

Society

Kimbrel - Meyers

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Williams of Arlington and Raymond Kimbrel of Edison announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Jo Kimbrel, to William Raymond Meyers, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Meyers of Valdosta. More...

Cleveland-Landmesser

Warren Cleveland and Peggy Cleveland announce the forthcoming wedding of their daughter, Jennifer Lee Cleveland, to Charles Louis Landmesser. More...

BIRTH

Greg and Cindy Conner proudly announce the birth of their daughter, Sophia Ann, born July 8, 2008, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan. Sophie weighed 5 pounds 12 ounces and was 18 1/2 inches long. More...

School officials facing more state funding cuts

Early County School System officials learned this week that the system will be facing additional cuts in state funding. More...

Here come the Cats...

The Bobcats huddle for preparation Aug. 29 Bobcats a pre-season scrimmage game. More...

17 complete first BCEC EMT program

It was standing room only in the atrium at Bainbridge College in Blakely July 30 as 17 students in the Emergency Medical Technician program received their technical career certificates during BCEC's first EMT graduation ceremony. More...

Chamber reverse raffle

Make plans now to attend the Blakely-Early County Chamber of Commerce annual Reverse Raffle Thursday, Sept. 25. at 6:30 p.m. at Quail Country Plantation in Arlington. Entertainment will be provided by the Bo Henry Band. More...

Other News

Lions Club names new president

The Blakely Lions Club recently installed a new board of directors for the 2008-2009 year. More...

Harris wraps up at senior raffle

Marie Harris of Blakely won this beautiful quilt at the Blakely Senior Center Quilt Raffle July 3. Proceeds from the raffle went to the center's craft fund. More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive

Daily Events Aug. 18 — Rhythm band at Nursing Home - 10:15-11:30. Lunch: Fish, squash and onions, marinated beets, wheat roll, tropical fruit. Aug. 19 — Physical fitness - 10:15 a.m. - 11 a.m. More...

Religion

Peavy to perform in Arlington

Melanie Peavy of Tifton will perform at Arlington United Methodist Church at 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17. She is the wife of Darian Peavy, formerly of Blakely, and serves as director of Fine Therapy Services at Tift General Hospital. More...

Sunday School Lesson

Speech reflects the believer's attitude

James 3 Words are the vehicles that carry ideas and facts from one person to another. Vehicles that are not controlled become weapons of destruction. More...

The Gospel Truth

Let us be faithful in our Christian walk

During the next few weeks I want to invite you to go together with me through the New Testament book of Colossians. We will begin with the introduction in Colossians 1:1-2, and look at some things that just go together. More...

Agriculture

FSA News

NAP can help reduce financial loss

NAP Coverage The Non-Insured Crop Disaster Assistance Program was designed to reduce financial losses that occur when natural disasters cause a catastrophic loss of production or prevented planting of an eligible crop by providing coverage equiva More...

Young Farmers identify snakes

Young Farmer advisor and adult agricultural education instructor, Larry Worsley, is offering an adult class on the identification of venomous and non-venomous snakes. More...

Campus

BC expedites financial aid process

To expedite the financial aid loan process for students at Bainbridge College the financial aid office has implemented a new on-line resource. More...

COLLEGE NEWS

The family of the late Johnny W. Grier announced the winners of the Johnny W. Grier Scholarship for 2008. This year's scholarship co-winners are Arie Martin and Alonzo Timpson. Arie is the daughter of LaDon and Jennifer Lewis of Blakely. More...