January 7, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

State gas tax drops

With gas prices hovering at a four-year low, Georgia drivers should see gas prices drop even more because of a reduction in the state's fuel tax. Part of the state's gasoline tax is tied to average gas prices. More...

MLK parade

Plans are underway for the annual Martin Luther King parade scheduled for Jan. 17. Churches, clubs, businesses, daycares and civic groups are being invited to participate. More...

Feryl's big turnip

Feryl Evans said last week he had a big turnip. A peek into the back of his pickup confirmed it — he had a big turnip! Grown from Right Choice seed, the turnip measured 30 inches in circumference and weighed 16 pounds. More...

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICES

010708-01 NOTICE OF SALE UNDER POWER GEORGIA, EARLY COUNTY THIS LAW FIRM IS ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 7 FAMILY Connection Collaborative, noon, Family Learning Resource Center BIRTHDAYS: Jack White, Tammy Pfalzgraff, Ethan Barron THURSDAY, JAN. 8 ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club PILOT CLUB BLAKELY #282 O.E.S. More...

Editorials

No resolutions

Because I know that I can't keep my New Year's resolutions, I'm not making any for myself this year. But I am making one for Glory, the black and white springer spaniel who lives at my house. She's going to lose weight in 2009. More...

the SOVEREIGN STATE of AFFAIRS

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It's time to get in step!

Good news: China cracked down on pornography this week. Bad news: Chinese leadership is playing the anti-porn card as an excuse to continue its censorship of opposing political freedom. Worst news: They own us! More...

Society

Davis - Lewis

Jeffrey Lashawn Lewis and Videllia Amber Davis announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. The bride-elect is the daughter of Michael Davis of Fort Worth, Texas, and Garland and Pamela Huckaby of Cheyenne, Wyom. More...

McLendon - Phillips

Mr. and Mrs. Hoyle McLendon Jr. of Blakely announce the engagement of their daughter, Alexandria Day McLendon, to Joshua Allen Phillips, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Allen Phillips of Colquitt. More...

Braden James Dew

Donnie and Jana Dew of Americus, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Braden James Dew. Braden was born Dec. 4, 2008, at 12:38 p.m. at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany. He weighed 11 pounds 7 ounces and was 21 inches long. More...

Remembering 2008...

July Fulton County Superior Court Judge Thelma Wyatt Cummings Moore Monday delayed construction of the Longleaf coal-fired power plant by being the first judge in the nation to rule the permits must include limits for carbon dioxide emissions. More...

Dynegy, LS Power split will not slow Longleaf project

Contacted Dec. 14 about a news article stating Dynegy, Inc. More...

New laws

Most new laws passed by the Georgia legislature went into effect July 1, a few didn't become law until Jan. 1. Sex offenders must now hand over Internet passwords and screen names... More...

County begins year with busy meeting

The Early County Commissioners held public hearings prior to their Jan. More...

Other News

New year brings property tax deadlines

Georgia property owners who feel their property has decreased in value due to the slump in the housing market can file a property tax return (Form PT-50R) between Jan. 1 and April 1 of each year. More...

Drug-related arrests made in Early County

Recent search warrants have resulted in several drug-related arrests by the Early County Drug Unit. Officers executed a search warrant at 519 North Avenue which led to two arrests. More...

From our Files

Bruner named manager at Kolomoki Park

10 YEARS AGO Jan. 7, 1999 BLUFFTON native Matt Bruner, a 1987 graduate of Georgia Southwestern University, has been named assistant manager at Kolomoki Mounds State Historical Park. MISS MICHELLE Lee Bruner and Mr. More...

Religion

Are you willing to be of service to God?

Joshua 2:1-14 If one would make a most-likely-to-be-spiritual list, many individuals mentioned in scripture would not qualify, according to acceptable standards. More...

CHURCH NEWS

St. John F.W.B. St. John Free Will Baptist Church will have their annual missionary program Sunday, Jan. 11 at 2 p.m. at Wesley Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church. More...

Obituaries

Tommy Floyd

Self-Employed

Tommy "Tom Dooley" Floyd, 47, of Jacksonville, Fla., died Dec. 26, 2008, at his residence. Mr. Floyd was born in Blakely Aug. 16, 1961, to Mildred Ross Floyd and the late Grady Floyd. He was selfemployed and served in the U.S. Navy. More...

Jim Ware

Jim Ware, 47, of Blakely died Saturday, Dec. 27, 2008. Mr. Ware was born in Baker County April 16, 1961, to the late Pearlie Mae Ware. He was a member of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church in Baker County. More...

Samuel Nance

Retired

Samuel Tuck Nance, 82, of Arlington died Thursday, Jan. 1, 2009, at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany. Mr. Nance was born in Calhoun County Feb. 13, 1926, to the late Samuel Thomas Nance and Sara Tuck Nance. More...