December 10, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Home intruders attack and rob Blakely woman

Investigators are searching for three masked intruders who kicked in the door of 95-year-old woman on Tarver Drive early Saturday morning and ransacked her home. More...

Wish Tree

The "wish lists" of needy children are on the Wish Tree at Bank of Early. Everyone is asked to help Christmas wishes come true for children who otherwise would not have gifts under the tree. More...

Fatal auto accident

The News learned late Tuesday of a Monday night accident which killed one person and left another in jail facing charges. Visit "Breaking News" online for details. More...

Parade highlights Holiday on the Square

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Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICES

121008-01 NOTICE OF SALE UNDER POWER GEORGIA, EARLY COUNTY Because of default in the payment of the indebtedness, secured by a Security Deed executed by Supornchai Ekarintaragun to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 10 BIRTHDAYS: Tommie Wright, Travis Johnson THURSDAY, DEC. 11 ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club PILOT CLUB BLAKELY #282 O.E.S. AL-ANON, 6:30 p.m. More...

Editorials

Come on, smile

Smile and the world smiles with you. It seems unlikely that anyone would question the inherent wisdom behind that statement, because we've all seen it in action. If you smile at someone, even a stranger, they more than likely will smile back. More...

Piney Woods Pete

I know a lot of people — most of them aging a little — who would have liked to have read what Piney Woods Pete would have to say about the current financial crisis. And about a lot of other things. More...

Political Cartoon

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Obituaries

Mary W. Duke

Homemaker

Mary Wystalone Duke, 81, of Colquitt died Saturday, Nov. 22, 2008, at Miller County Hospital. Mrs. Duke was born in Baker County June 8, 1928. She was a homemaker and member of Milford Baptist Church. More...

Anthony Early Jr.

Student

Anthony Leon "Ant" Early Jr., 17, of Blakely died Friday, Nov. 28, 2008, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, Ala. Mr. Early was born in Blakely July 13, 1991, to Anthony Leon Early Sr. and Martha Lyles Early. More...

Curtis P. Avirett

Curtis Paul Avirett, 81, of Blakely died Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2008, at his residence. Mr. Avirett was born in Early County Feb. 20, 1927, to the late Wiley Ross Avirett and Annie Margaret Brooks Avirett. More...

Society

Crowd enjoys Holidays on the Square

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Arnold - Miller

Mr. and Mrs. William Franklin Arnold Jr. of Blakely, announce the engagement of their daughter, Melinda Inez Arnold, to Todd Christopher Miller, son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter David Miller of Gainesville, Ga. More...

Museum offers recipes for the holidays

The newest collection of recipes by Early County cooks hit the streets last week. More...

Runoff recount Thursday

Cynthia Levatte of Damascus defeated incumbent Ronnie "Rat" Ashley in last week's runoff for the Early County School Board District 5 at-large school board seat. More...

City budget in at $15.64 million

Rezonings, alcohol licenses and ordinances were among the items of business addressed by the Blakely City Council at their Dec. 2 meeting. More...

Hilarious Christmas pageant

"The Best Christmas Pageant Ever" is a hilarious story about the efforts of a woman and her husband to put on the annual church Christmas pageant despite having to cast the Herdman kids... More...

Food for Fines

Take care of overdue fines at Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library by donating canned food to the library's annual Food for Fines food drive. One can of food equals $1 in fines. For more information call 723-3079. More...

Remember the Court Square Arts Council?

An enthusiastic group of citizens met at the Chamber of Commerce Monday night to discuss bringing the Court Square Arts Council back to life. The meeting was chaired by chamber president Hilary Halford. More...

Other News

Start a household budget — and stick to it

Starting a household budget and sticking to it is analogous to living a health-conscious lifestyle. More...

From our Files

Kolomoki aglow for the holidays

10 YEARS AGO Dec. 10, 1998 KOLOMOKI Mounds State Park's campground will glow with holiday lights Dec. 12 through Dec. 27 during the annual Christmas light tour. MS. JENNIFER Houston and Mr. Joseph E. More...

Watering down baby formula to stretch dollars poses serious danger to infants

Financially strapped parents who add extra water to baby formula to hold down expenses put their infants at risk of malnutrition and water intoxication, warns Southwest Health District Public Health Director Jacqueline Grant. More...

Religion

Christ was born to save the world

Luke 1:39-45 As we witness — through scripture — the unfolding of the divine drama, the eternal plan of salvation of the lost human race, it seems as if some of the characters — major and minor — simply, burst onto the sce More...

Success lies in glorifying our God

I'm pulling hard for our new president to be a success. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Southside Baptist The adult choir of Southside Baptist Church will present its Christmas muscial "Hope Hae Hande," Sunday, Dec. 14 at 11 a.m. during the morning service. More...

Agriculture

Fresh trees liven up the holiday season

Charlie Brown trees and brown needles don't have to haunt you this holiday season. With the help of a few tips and tricks from the University of Georgia, your Christmas tree will be fresh long after the celebrating is over. More...

Properly winterize trees to keep them strong

As winter approaches it's time to winterize pipes, cars and homes. Have you winterized your trees yet? Trees stand in the face of cold, drying winds, ice storms and deicing salts. More...

Nominations needed for peanut commission

Nomination meetings to fill two positions on the Georgia Peanut Commission board of directors will be at 10 a.m. Dec. 15 in Swainsboro and at 10 a.m. Dec. 16 in Colquitt. More...

Campus

Forestry Association appoints new local pageant directors

Jody Hodges and Leslie Shiver have been appointed the directors for the 2009 Early County Forestry Pageant by the Georgia Forestry Pageant and Educational Association, Inc. The pageant will be Saturday, Jan. 10 at 5 p.m. at Mangham Auditorium. More...

FCCLA helps feed over 400 families

On Nov. 13 Early County FCCLA took time out for a little community service. Members offered assistance to the Feed the Children truck as it made its stop in Blakely. Over 400 families received food and personal hygiene products. More...

Baxley coaches in championship game

The Wesleyan Wolves won the first quarterfinal game they ever played last weekend defeating the No. 2 Lincoln Co. Red Devils 22-12. When they meet topranked Emanuel County Institute Saturday at 2 p.m. More...