September 24, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

BC enrollment tops 3,000

Enrollment for fall semester at Bainbridge College has surpassed the 3,000 mark, setting a new enrollment record. Enrollment at the Early County site in Blakely grew over 30 percent from 585 students last fall to 763. More...

U.S. 27 traffic shift

Georgia DOT has scheduled a traffic shift on U.S. 27 south of Blakely to begin this morning, Sept. 24, weather permitting. Traffic will be shifted to the new north bound lanes just north of the Damascus- Hilton Road. More...

It's time to dress for Fall

It's time to decorate your business with a fall theme for the annual Fall Decorating Contest. The contest is sponsored by the Blakely- Early County Chamber of Commerce for all businesses. Decorations will be judged Oct. 10. More...

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICES

091008-01 NOTICE OF SALE UNDER POWER GEORGIA, EARLY COUNTY By virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Security Deed from Joseph L. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 24 DFACS Board Meeting, 10 a.m. BIRTHDAYS: Kristen Weiler, Dee Dee Craft ANNIVERSARY: Randy & Casie Lashley THURSDAY, SEPT. 25 ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club AL-ANON, 7:30 p.m. More...

Editorials

Other Voices

The end of an era

First Uga dies. Now Larry Munson says he's retiring. How much more heartbreak can Georgia fans endure? The news is jarring, but no one should be surprised. Munson's health forced him to forego road games last year, and he's turning 86 on Sunday. More...

Mumbles

Soon it'll be cars and girls

Watching the excitement on all those kid's faces Saturday evening, especially the one who had just blown out the candles on his birthday cake, my mind started wandering. More...

Cartoon

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Obituaries

Tommy Wade

Retired

Zachariah "Tommy" Wade, 65, of Cocoa, Fla., died Thursday, Sept. 11, 1008. Mr. Wade was born in Blakely May 16, 1943, to the late Otis Wade and Earl Lee Wade. More...

Cadel B. Dowdney

Minister

Rev. Cadel Bennett Dowdney, 81, of Norman Park, formerly of Arlington, died Monday, Sept. 15, 2008, at his residence. Mr. Dowdney was born in Blakely March 3, 1927, to the late Cadel Dowdney and Fannie Dowdney Earnest. More...

Danny Riddley

Retired

Danny Earl Riddley, 51, of Fernandina Beach, Fla., died Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2008, at the Baptist Medical Center Nassau in Fernandina Beach. Mr. Ridley was born in Ft. Riley, Ks., Nov. More...

Farm Safety Special

Use precaution when operating tractors

Deaths involving tractors contribute to agriculture having one of the highest on-the-job annual death rates — 20.3 deaths for 100,000 workers nationally. That statistic from 1997 has been virtually unchanged for many years. More...

Grain bins potential safety hazard

Large volumes of feed and grain are commonplace on many farms. Storing and moving the grain are routine activities that have the potential to become dangerous. Flowing grain is hazardous because it acts like quicksand. More...

Safety with power tools

Tools have always been indispensable helpmates, and a good set of hand tools is essential for any farm shop, machinery or facility repair. Unfortunately, tools also contribute to countless injuries when used incompetently. More...

Campus

Queen crowned at SGA homecoming

Tori Askew was crowned Southwest Georgia Academy's 2008 Homecoming Queen, Sept. 19, following the game against Brookwood Academy. All of the senior football players participated in the crowning ceremony. More...

Bainbridge College hosts literacy festival

Bainbridge will host the 2008 Georgia Literary Festival Oct. 25 at the Charles H. Kirbo Regional Center at Bainbridge College. More...

MILITARY NEWS

Army Pfc. Crystal M. Bradley has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. More...

"Early" voting is underway

"Early Voting." This week Georgia joins approximately 23 other states that offer their citizens the opportunity to cast ballots 45 days before the election. Georgia voters can cast ballots in-person, for the General Election beginning this week. More...

Three local races

Probate Judge Local non-partisan races on the Nov. 4 General Election ballots include a race for the office of Probate Judge between incumbent Tonya Holley and Clink Alexander. More...

Boat rides, music, dancing, puppet shows, tomahawks...

It must be time for the 38th Kolomoki Festival

If anyone needs Kolomoki Mounds Park Manager Matt Bruner these days, they will most likely find him on a lawn mower. More...

SGA's Homecoming Queen is...

Southwest Georgia Academy senior, Tori Askew, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hollis Askew of Arlington, was was crowned Homecoming queen Friday night during SGA's homecoming ceremonies following the Warriors' More...

Community Food Bank needs help

The Early County Community Food Bank is in serious need of donations. At a time when requests for food bank assistance have increased, donations have decreased. More...

Other News

County health departments' flu shot policies unchanged: no prescription needed

Flu shots will be available as usual at the 14 county health departments in Southwest Health District, without the necessity for patients to provide a prescription by their physician. More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive

Daily Events Sept. 29 — Rhythm band practice - 10:30-11:30. Lunch: Hamburger with onion, pork and beans, cole slaw, lettuce, tomato, hamburger bun, fruit cobbler. Sept. 30 — Physical fitness - 10:15 a.m. - 11 a.m. More...

Get the most miles per gallon

In the wake of Hurricane Ike, gasoline prices have surged to new highs. In Georgia, gas averages more than $4 a gallon, a record. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

You can know inner peace

Matthew 20:17-28 It is easy for humans to view life while wearing blinders. At times, there might be some advantage to having a very limited field of vision. More...

The Gospel Truth

Follow a follower of Christ

Nothing is more important than becoming and remaining a follower of Jesus Christ. But where does one find Christ in order to become his follower? In the scriptures and in the gospel? Of course. More...

Let the Bible Speak

Faithful Christians are true winners

Everyone loves a winner and everyone wants to win. Winners are often looked up to, admired and imitated. Winners strive for a goal, enduring even hardship to obtain the prize for which they are longing for. More...

Agriculture

Unfiltered water rushing into state's streams

Each day, more of Georgia gets covered in concrete. This development affects traffic and eats up agricultural land. Now, in North Georgia especially, it's affecting the water system, says a University of Georgia expert. More...

Golden Triangle celebrates RC&D week

The Golden Triangle Resource Conservation and Development Council joins the 375 RC&D Councils across the country in celebrating RC&D Week. The week of Sept. More...

Closing date nears

USDA's Risk Management Agency reminds farmers of the Sept. 30 sales closing date for crop insurance. This sales closing date is applicable for the following crops in Georgia: barley, oats, wheat and canola. More...

Society

Herring - Ellis

Robert West Herring of Abbeville announces the engagement of his daughter, Tracy Lee, to Travis Jack Ellis, son of Glenda Ellis of Blakely and Jack Ellis of Dothan, Ala. More...

Everson - Dupuis

Dr. and Mrs. James W. Everson Jr. of Blakely announce the engagement of their daughter, Megan Leigh Everson of Blakely, to Stephen Marc Dupuis of Bonaire, son of retired Lt. Col. and Mrs. Robert Dupuis of Bonaire. More...

Monday - Miller

Denise Monday and Bart Miller are proud to announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. Ms. Monday is the daughter of the late Cindy Monday and the granddaughter of Derrell Palmer and the late Willene Palmer of Blakely. More...