January 14, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Officials pointing to Blakely plant in 43-state salmonella outbreak

According to news stories in Monday's major media outlets, a major salmonella outbreak has been linked to peanut butter from Peanut Corp. of America, a Virginia-based company with a plant in Blakely. More...

MLK parade Saturday

"The annual Martin Luther King parade will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. Churches, clubs, businesses, daycares and civic groups are invited to participate. More...

City Hall moving to Blakely Corners

The Blakely City Council voted to suspend the alcoholic beverage license of a local night spot at its Jan. 6 meeting. The Early County Dept. More...

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICES

122408-02 NOTICE STATE OF GEORGIA COUNTY OF EARLY TO ALL DEBTORS AND CREDITORS OF HARRIET M. GILBERT: All debtors and creditors of HARRIET M. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 14 BIRTHDAYS: Tara L. Wiley, Madeline Williams, Cherie Sullivan THURSDAY, JAN. 15 ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club PILOT CLUB BLAKELY #282 O.E.S. More...

Editorials

All about nothing

If I didn't know better, I might actually begin to believe youngsters today have absolutely nothing to do and, thus, lead very boring lives. I might also believe that school is an excruciating waste of time. More...

the SOVEREIGN STATE of AFFAIRS

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Mumbles

Wonder when our legislators last went to Atlanta to start a new session of the General Assembly facing a $2 billion deficit? Never, I think, is the correct answer. More...

Obituaries

Ralph Lindsey

Willie Ralph Lindsey, 65, of Decatur, Ga., died Jan. 1, 2009. Mr. Lindsey was born July 8, 1943, to Irene Fowler and the late Flay Lindsey. He was a member of Clifton United Methodist Church in Decatur. More...

Mary Ann Trice

Mary Ann Howard Trice, 69, of Blakely died Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009, at Early Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Trice was born in Early County Feb. 6, 1939, to the late Willie Howard and Pearl Cannon. She was a member of Rosinvick Missionary Baptist Church. More...

Elijah Williams

Elijah "Beobie" Williams, 63, of Blakely died Monday, Jan. 5, 2009, at Early Memorial Hospital. Mr. Williams was born in Blakely Aug. 14, 1945, to the late Roy Williams and Mattie Irene Mosely Williams. He was a member of Shiloh Missionary Church. More...

Sports

Hargrove bags buck

Cullen Hargrove of Edison bagged his first deer, an 8-point buck, during the Christmas holidays. Cullen was out hunting with his dad on some of their farmland. More...

Campus

Locals earn honors at Bainbridge College

Bainbridge College vice president of academic affairs Dr. Mariam Dittmann has announced the students who earned the distinction of being named to the BC dean's list and those named to the honors list for fall semester 2008. More...

Head Start enrollment begins

The Early County Child Development Center will be taking applications for the 2009-10 school year Feb. 2 through Feb. 20 from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Early County Child Development Center located at 5038 Freeman Rd. More...

Anderson named Teacher of the Year

Kenya "Kim" Anderson of Blakely was named Teacher of the Year at Randolph County Elementary School in Cuthbert. Kenya was awarded at the Teacher of the Year banquet Nov. 18 at Andrew College. More...

G-P announces layoffs

No. 3 paper machine shut down will eliminate over 100 jobs

Companies across the nation have been announcing cutbacks, layoffs and plant closings the past several months. Georgia-Pacific has been among those companies bearing bad news to some of its employees and their communities. More...

Dews to highlight literacy program

"Early Reading First will present Bobby Dews in a literacy enrichment activity program Thursday, Jan. 15 at 5:30 p.m. at the Early County Elementary School lunchroom. Everyone is invited to attend. More...

Greene begins 14th term in legislature

State Representative Gerald Greene was sworn in for his 14th term Monday during the first day of the 2009 General Assembly. The congratulatory and ceremonial atmosphere was overshadowed by budget crisis talk among the legislators. More...

Peanut Farm Show

"The 33rd annual Georgia Peanut Farm Show will be Jan. 15 at the Albany Civic Center. The show opens at 8:30 a.m. with door prize registration and closes at 3:30 p.m. More...

Building foundations for children's education

A bright, green van has been prowling around the community for over a year, taking storytelling, literacy activities and Parents as Teachers to daycares, neighborhoods and homes. More...

Other News

Polyengineering, Inc. announces new partners

Polyengineering's Board of Directors announces the recent addition of two new partners. Adam Benton has been with the firm for over nine years and has been a consulting environmental scientist for 14 years. More...

From our Files

Sears store opens in King Plaza

10 YEARS AGO Jan. 14, 1999 CITY, county and chamber officials gathered with David Still and wife Hallie to cut the ribbon on the new Sears, Roebuck and Company store in Kng Plaza Shopping Center on Columbia Road last Friday afternoon. More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive Daily Events Jan. 19 — Closed Jan. 20 — Physical fitness - 10:15 a.m. - 11 a.m. Games - 11 a.m. Lunch: Meatloaf with gravy, Spanish rice, winter mix, wheat roll, vanilla pudding with sliced peaches. More...

Religion

God's power transcends generations

Joshua 3:1-13 It is important for each of us to remember that God is interested in every aspect of the lives of those who place their trust in him. It might be difficult for us to understand the fact that God is all-knowing. More...

Use words wisely with God and others

"Sticks and stones can break my bones, but words will never hurt me." This is simply not true. Of all the damage done in human history, words have done the most. More...

CHURCH NEWS

St. Maryland M.B. St. Maryland Missionary Baptist Church will have their annual missionary program Jan. 18 at 3 p.m. Rev. Brenda Hardamon, pastor of Oak Long Baptist Church of Donalsonville, will be the guest speaker. More...

Society

Harvin - Kineard

Mr. and Mrs. Graham Thomas Harvin of Blakely are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Kendall Camille Harvin, to Brandon Ryan Kineard, son of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Elliott - Wilbourn

Jami Brooke Elliott and Eric Whitney Wilbourn, together with their families, are proud to announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. The bride-elect is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Houstons observe 60th anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Joel Houston and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Houston proudly acknowledge the 60th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Houston. The couple married Dec. 27, 1948. More...