August 20, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

$500,000 Health Clinic renovation

Governor Sonny Perdue has announced $31.7 million in federal HUD grant funds has been allocated for CDBG awards to support projects in 64 Georgia communities. More...

Jokara-Micheaux Film Festival set for Aug. 28-31

The stage is being set for the third annual Jokara- Micheaux Film Festival activities, Aug. 28-31 in three southwest Georgia cities — Blakely, Colquitt, and Camilla. 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...

Farm bill meeting

The Early County Young Farmers will hold a meeting Aug. 26 to discuss changes which will be implemented in the new Farm Bill. FSA director Tye Godfrey will talk about major changes and how farmers will be affected. The meeting will be Aug. More...

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICES

073008-01 NOTICE STATE OF GEORGIA COUNTY OF EARLY TO ALL DEBTORS AND CREDITORS OF EDITH L. ENTREKIN: All debtors and creditors of EDITH L. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 20 BIRTHDAYS: Patricia Davis, Lexa Sasser, Harold W. Still, Christy Middleton THURSDAY, AUG. 21 ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club COUNTY Planning Commission, 7 p.m., Tax Assessor's Office AL-ANON, 7:30 p.m. More...

Editorials

Other Voices

She'll eat anything

I have always claimed that Glory, the black and white springer spaniel who lives at my house, would eat just about anything, especially if I made her think it was a treat. More...

Cartoon

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Mumbles

Prognosis: No more than 10 yrs.

The following sounds a little canned, it's because it is. It's straight off a website, without permission. Don't expect to get sued, however, since I am trying to hype a movie for them — I.O.U.S.A. Wake up, America! More...

Obituaries

Major J.B. Jones Sr.

Retired

Major J.B. Jones Sr., 78, of Blakely died Saturday, Aug. 2, 2008, at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. Mr. Jones was born in Blakely Sept. 8, 1929, to the late Major Jones and Annie B. McNeil Jones. More...

Anne Frazier

Homemaker

Anne Willis Frazier, 93, of Blakely, died Friday, Aug. 8, 2008, at Miller County Nursing Home. Mrs. Frazier was born in Blakely Dec. 9, 1914, to the late Benjamin Bradley Sr. and Arabella Bradley. More...

Perry L. Bridges

Director

Perry Lynfield "Bam" Bridges, 87, of Bogart, Ga., died Saturday, Aug. 9, 2008. Mr. Bridges was born in Blakely to the late John Oscar and Caroline Ward Blackshear Bridges. He made his home in Athens since 1997. He was a U.S. More...

Campus

Lady Cats compete in Fitzgerald Classic

The Early County Lady Cats traveled to Fitzgerald Saturday, Aug. 16 to play in the Lady Canes Softball Classic. More...

COLLEGE NEWS

Vice President and Dean of Academic Affairs Niles Reddick has announced the names of 192 students who have been selected for the distinguished achievement list for the 2008 summer term at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. Willie F. More...

BOE sets millage

The Early County Board of Education held its final tax hearing Tuesday morning before a called meeting to set the millage rate for county school taxes. The board voted to set the millage rate at 15 mills. Supt. More...

Fay on the way with rains?

Climatologists have been predicting that it will take some tropical rains to break the doldrums of the ongoing drought. More...

Sawyer Brown returning for Aug. 30 Block Party

The legendary country music group Sawyer Brown has top billing again this year at the 2055 Early County Labor Day Weekend Celebration Aug. 30. Dothan's country star Shane Owens will also take to the stage during the all-day block party. More...

Access to basic healthcare expands

Primary Care of Southwest Georgia kicked off National Health Center Week with an open house to showcase their expanded facility. The 3,120 sq. ft. More...

Relay for Life kick off Sept. 9

The Early County Relay For Life committee will host the annual relay kick-off Tuesday, Sept. 9 at 7 p.m. in the First United Methodist Church fellowship hall. Anyone interested in participating in this year's relay is invited to attend. More...

Other News

UPDATE

About that unidentified FFA'er in the recent 1950s group photo of Blakely High FFA'ers during a visit to WTVY... the News received a call that the man was Melvin Jackson. More...

Ferguson shares Rotary experience

A sizeable Rotary crowd was in attendance to hear Ryan Ferguson share his summer experience at the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards program. Sponsored by the Blakely Rotary Club, Ryan attended the RYLA program in Americus. More...

David Waller released on $300,000 bond

According to published reports Friday, District Court Judge Brad Mendheim handed down a ruling Thursday saying Houston County Sheriff's investigators have 30 days to either charge a (former Blakely man) in an unsolved capital murder case or his bon More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Are you living a godly life?

James 4:1-12 When outside forces attack the church, these pressures drive the members closer together, making a stronger bond. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Cedar Springs Circuit The Cedar Springs Circuit will have annual revival services Aug. 18 through Aug. 22 at 7:30 p.m. at Good Hope African Methodist Episcopal Church. The speaker is Rev. Earl Hallman. Everyone is invited to attend. More...

The Gospel Truth

What is a colossal Christian?

The Christians at Colossae were colossal Christians. That's why the Apostle Paul was so thankful in Colossians 1:3-8. They were not perfect. They had problems. More...

Society

Floyd - Ward

Mr. and Mrs. Glynn Floyd of Blakely are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Ashley Nicole Floyd, to Charles Micah Ward, son of Angie Livesay and the late Joe Livesay of Ft. More...

Walters - Spooner

Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Watson and William Perry Walters announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Larimee Walters, to David Matthew Spooner, son of Mr. and Mrs. Neal Spooner of Iron City. More...

Green-Brackin plans complete

The wedding plans for Kaylyn Nicole Green and Adam Kyle Brackin are complete. The wedding will take place at Flat Creek Baptist Church in Colquitt Aug. 23, 2008, at 6 p.m. Rev. Robert Johns of Sneads, Fla., will officiate the ceremony. More...