January 21, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Fires destroy three homes

Three Blakely homes have been lost to fire beginning with a fire at 499 Liberty St. shortly after 4 p.m. in which a woman suffered second and third degree burns to her arms and back. More...

Dooley to highlight banquet

Former Georgia head coach and athletic director Vince Dooley will be the featured speaker at the Jan. 29 Blakely- Early County Chamber of Commerce annual banquet. The banquet will be at 7 p.m. in the Early Co. High cafeteria. More...

Visiting missionaries

Bethel Baptist Association will host 25 missionaries Jan. 25-28 who serve all over Georgia, North America, and the world through the Cooperative Program of the Southern Baptist Convention. More...

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICES

123108-02 NOTICE STATE OF GEORGIA COUNTY OF EARLY TO ALL DEBTORS AND CREDITORS OF HORACE E. HALL: All debtors and creditors of HORACE E. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 21 CHAMBER of Commerce, noon, Chamber office BIRTHDAYS: Karen Everson, Frances Martin, Ginger Watson, Mary Jane Warrick, Leola White THURSDAY, JAN. More...

Editorials

My address to you

My fellow Americans, good morning. I come to you this day to deliver my first State of the Column address. The president of the United States delivers an annual State of the Union address to Congress. More...

Political Cartoon

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It was a day to embrace

Crunch day or not. Deadline or no deadline. It was difficult to stay on task Tuesday with the day-long activities of Obama's inauguration Tuesday. More...

Obituaries

Alfred Foster

Gardener

Alfred Jay Foster, 103, of Conyers, Ga., died Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009. Mr. Foster was born in Blakely Dec. 24, 1905, to the late John Foster Sr. and Ida Hutchins Foster. More...

James Russell Jr.

Photographer

James Edward "Jimmy" Russell Jr., 47, of Lawrenceville, Ga., died Monday, Jan. 12, 2009, at his residence. Mr. Russell was born in Philadelphia, Penn., March 4, 1961, to Lou Frances Russell of Blakely and the late James Edward Russell Sr. More...

Emma McLendon

Homemaker

Emma Pearl Stone McLendon, 95, of Edison died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009, at Calhoun Nursing Home in Edison. Mrs. McLendon was born in Chambers County, Ala., Feb. 16, 1913, to the late Elbert K. Stone and Dove Brown Stone. More...

Campus

Murkerson commissioned

On Dec. 12, Michael Murkerson graduated from the University of North Florida in Jacksonville. He received a bachelors degree in criminal justice and a minor in political science. More...

Calhoun Head Start registration begins

The Calhoun County Child Development Center will take applications for the 2009-10 school year Feb. 2 through Feb. 27 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Calhoun County Child Development Center located at 326 Martin Luther King Jr. Street in Arlington. More...

Bagwell receives award

Daniel Bagwell, a 2008 graduate of ECHS, has earned an AP Scholar Award in recognition of his exceptional achievement on AP exams. More...

Homestead exemption to be cut?

Governor Sonny Perdue last week recommended not to reimburse local governments for the Homestead Tax Relief Grants that provided a $429 million tax break for homeowners on their 2008 property tax bill — an average of $200 - $300 savings each. More...

MLK parade Saturday

Parade Grand Marshall Annette King led the Martin Luther King Jr. parade Saturday. More...

Forestry pageant winners

Winners of the 2009 Early County Forestry beauty pageant last week were: front row from left, Saylor Odom - Little Miss, Cailyn Dean - Teeny Miss, Elliana Phillips - Tiny Miss and Haley Whitaker - Miss Hospitality. More...

"Co-Op" initiative meeting

A meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday for public input for the Communities of Opportunity Initiative, a locally driven community development strategy sponsored by DCA. More...

Other News

Thirty-one vie for queen titles

The Early County Forestry Pageant was held Jan. 10 at Mangham Auditorium with 31 girls vying for the titles of Miss, Teen, Junior, Little, Tiny, Teeny, and Baby Miss Early County Forestry. More...

SCHIP approved by House

Congressman Sanford D. Bishop Jr. More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive Daily Events Jan. 26 — Rhythm band practice - 10:30-11:30. Lunch: Beef hot dog with chili, baked beans, cole slaw, hot dog bun, fruit cobbler. Jan. 27 — Physical fitness - 10:15 a.m. - 11 a.m. More...

Religion

God uses everyone for his purpose

Judges 13 One of the things that we learn from history is that we do not learn from history. Each generation seems to think that it will not need to learn from the old folks, but can meet each challenge with some kind of inborn expert knowledge. More...

The reason and reality of Jesus Christ

"I have come to cast fire upon the earth; and how I wish it were already kindled! But I have a baptism to undergo, and how distressed I am until it is accomplished! Do you suppose that I came to grant peace on earth? More...

CHURCH NEWS

Southside Baptist Jeff Cleghorn will give an organ and piano concert Jan. 25 at 6 p.m. at Southside Baptist Church. More...

Society

Langley - Sumner

Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe Earl Langley III of Blakely announce the engagement of their daughter, Tara Elizabeth Langley, to Michael Daniel Sumner, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Perry Sumner Jr. of Statesboro. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. More...

Cliett - Henderson

Virginia C. Dixon announces the engagement of her daughter, Toshiba Shenika Cliett, to Victor Jermaine Henderson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Henderson of Blakely. The wedding will be Saturday, Feb. 7, 2009, at 3 p.m. More...

Plowden - Lovejoy

Rob Plowden and the late Jane Plowden of Cuthbert are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Natalie Garrett Plowden of Cuthbert and Albany, to Caleb Dale Lovejoy of West Hartford, Conn., son of Mr. and Mrs. More...