February 4, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

A.J. McCarley earns spot in Best Bagger Championship

Ask Blakely's A.J. McCarley to comment on his upcoming bid for a national championship and he just might answer, "It's in the bag." Cockiness? Braggadocio? Egomania? No. None of the above. More...

Pitch, hit and run Feb. 7

The Blakely-Early County Recreation Dept. will host a free pitch, hit and run contest for ages 7-14 Saturday, Feb. 7 at the Ray Knight Sports Complex. The competition which will include four age groups, will begin at 9:30 a.m. More...

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICES

011409-03 NOTICE GEORGIA, EARLY COUNTY All creditors of the estate of TOMMY NELL HUDSON, deceased, late of Early County, Georgia, are hereby notified to render their demands to the undersigned according to law, and all persons indebted to said More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 4 FAMILY Connection Collaborative, noon, Family Learning Resource Center BIRTHDAYS: Bess Mills, Lucille White THURSDAY, FEB. 5 ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club AL-ANON, 6:30 p.m. More...

Editorials

Bills trickling out

More bills are starting to trickle out of committee now as the House of Representatives voted on two separate measures today. More...

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North to Atlanta, again!

I'm getting bad vibes from Atlanta, again! The House is pushing a bill to establish a one percent statewide sales tax for transportation. Not a bad idea except for one thing... More...

Obituaries

Margie Johnson

Office Manager

Margie C. Johnson, 73, of Tifton died Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009, at Tift Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Johnson was born in Baker County July 9, 1935, to the late Alexander Campbell and Bernice Goolsby Campbell. More...

Hank Stokes

Veteran

Henry "Hank" Holt Stokes, 69, of Yukon, Okla., died Jan. 28, 2009. Mr. Stokes was born in Blakely March 24, 1939, to Frank Stokes and Genie Sirmons Stokes. He retired from the U.S. Air Force after 20 years of service. More...

Billy Joe Chapman

Farmer

Billy Joe Chapman, 62, of Blakely died Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009, at Donalsonville Hospital in Donalsonville, Ga. Mr. Chapman was born in Early County Sept. 12, 1946, to Thelma White Chapman and the late Emmett Ervin Chapman. More...

Society

Fincher - Moseley

Mr. and Mrs. James Floyd Hattaway III announce the engagement of their daughter, Ali Maurine Fincher, to Jeffrey Cannon Moseley, all of Blakely. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Phillip Buckhalter Jr. and Jeffrey Cannon Moseley Sr. of Blakely. More...

Swann - Wade

Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Swann of Headland, Ala., announce the engagement of their daughter, Elizabeth Ann, to Rothwell Gibson Wade of Dothan, son of Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Wade of Dothan and Pam Ray of Valley, Ala. More...

BIRTH

Brian and Brandy Hughes of Webb, Ala., are proud to announce the birth of their son, Brody Michael Hughes. Brody was born Dec. 19, 2008, at 8:04 p.m. at Flowers Hospital in Dothan, Ala. He weighed 6 pounds 2 ounces and was 19 inches long. More...

FDA alleges PCA knowingly shipped tainted products

Officials and employees of Lynchburg, Va. More...

Now that we have your attention...

There's no way to buy the amount of publicity our little community has received the past several weeks. However, considering the source, we would just as soon Blakely and our "Grand Old Lady" were a bit more anonymous right now. More...

Country Goes Huntin' to call Early Co. home

The Early County Commissioners Monday night joined the Chamber of Commerce in giving a vote of support for Country Goes Huntin' to call Early County home. More...

Bobcat Baseball Hit-a-thon

The Early Co. High Baseball Booster Club is sponsoring the first annual ECHS Bobcat Baseball Hit-A-Thon Saturday at 2 pm at the Ray Knight Sports Complex. Admission is free. Come out and support our Bobcats! More...

Other News

Deputy Love completes course

Deputy Chris Love of the Early County Sheriff's Office completed a course in advanced traffic law conducted by the Georgia Police Academy Division of the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth. More...

From our Files

New roof on covered bridge

10 YEARS AGO Feb. 4, 1999 CREWS with Payne and Stalcup Construction out of Gainesville, Ga., replaced the metal roof on the old covered bridge over Coheelee Creek with new wood shingles — the same material original to the historic bridge. More...

Eat right, exercise to keep your heart healthy

Every year we try to convince ourselves to adopt healthy habits that will reduce our risk of heart disease. Even though we understand the importance of making these changes, our American lifestyle makes it hard to do. More...

Religion

Allow God to work in your life

2 Samuel 11:26, 27; 12:1-7, 13-15 It is easy for one to assume that "If God has given me an assignment, it will be easy." As we read the divine record, we find that this concept is far from reality. More...

Proclaim the gospel and sin no more

Jesus preached many sermons in many ways, but his favorite way of preaching sermons was to use a parable. Parables are a powerful way of teaching us who is in Christ's kingdom and who is out. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Abundant Life Abundant Life Church will host their first community outreach service Sunday, Feb. 8 at 11 a.m. For more information please contact the pastor at 404-488-2984. Everyone is invited to attend. More...

Agriculture

Farm Credit plans annual meeting

Southwest Georgia Farm Credit will host its annual stockholders' meeting Tuesday, Feb. 10 at Darton College Student Center in Albany. Registration will begin at 6:30 p.m. and a meal will be served beginning at 6:45 p.m. More...

Forecasts help farmers stay ahead of weather

In Georgia, you can pretty much count on cold weather from October to March. People can protect themselves by staying indoors or wearing warm clothes. It's not as easy for crops. Accurate temperatures and weather observations are vital to farmers. More...

McFays participate in Super Show

Leigh and Lacie Bond McFay, the children of Terri and Greg McFay, participated in the Southern States Triple Crown Super Show, in Perry, Ga., Jan. 9-11. Super shows are national events that draw top barrel racers from across the country. More...

Campus

Schools announce rules for valentine deliveries

In an effort to minimize disruption of the educational process, the following guidelines must be followed for valentine deliveries to Early County schools. More...

Nursing accredidation sought at BC

The associate degree in nursing program at Bainbridge College will host three representatives from the National League of Nursing Accrediting Commission Feb. 17-19 on main campus as part of the initial accreditation process. More...

Troy University hosts annual job fair

On the Thursday before Valentine's Day, Troy University invites jobseekers to look for a job they will love at the annual Dothan Campus career fair. The career fair will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Thursday, Feb. 12 and is open to the public. More...