March 25, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Country Goes Huntin' concert

"Bringin' it back to the camp," theme of the 8th annual Country Goes Huntin', sums up the sentiment of cofounder Sam Klement, "We want to bring the event home to Early County where it originated." The concert event will be Tuesday, March 31 at "Go More...

Relay for Life

The 15th annual Relay for Life ceremonies were led by 85 survivors Friday night at Standifer Field. This year's event raised $38,200 for cancer research. See photos on page 12. More...

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICES

030409-02 NOTICE STATE OF GEORGIA COUNTY OF EARLY TO ALL DEBTORS AND CREDITORS OF RANDALL HOLMES MCDOWELL: All debtors and creditors of RANDALL HOLMES MCDOWELL, deceased, late of said county, are hereby notified to render an account of their de More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25 DFACS Board Meeting, 10 a.m. BIRTHDAYS: Rory Payton, Matthew Busby, Kathy Busby, Gayle Harper, Vaudine M. More...

Editorials

Community newspapers are still hanging around

"The report of my death was an exaggeration." — Mark Twain, June 2, 1897, after reading his own obituary The year was 1981 and one of the world's great visionaries, none other than Atlanta billionaire Ted Turner, had just boldly proclaimed More...

Cartoon

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Larry & agree on that!

I thought for a while it was just me. But, this just in from Larry the Cable Guy... More...

Obituaries

Kathryn Clifford

Kathryn Hayes Clifford, of Miami Shores, Fla., died Friday, Feb. 27, 2009. Mrs. Clifford was born to the late William J. Hayes and Kathryn Burke. She was a resident of Miami since 1950. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. William P.J. More...

Mary L. Banks

Mary L. Banks, 78, died Friday, March 13, 2009. Mrs. Banks was born May 10, 1930, to the late Floyd Rogers and Elizabeth M. Rogers. She was a member of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church of Clay County. More...

Luther Summerset

Retired

Luther B. Summerset, 72, died Saturday, March 14, 2009, at Miller County Nursing Home. Mr. Summerset was born in Blakely May 5, 1936, to the late Viola Summerset and Wheeler Summerset. More...

Society

Watson - Evans vows spoken

Nicholas Scott Evans and Laura Francis Watson were united in marriage Saturday evening, Feb. 14, 2009. The groom is the son of Bill Evans of Cedar Springs and Melanie Batson of Blakely. More...

Pilot Club sponsors poster contest in observance of Brain Awareness Week

In observance of "Brain Awareness Week," the Pilot Club of Blakely sponsored a poster contest for fifth grade Probe students. The subject of the contest related to brain injury and ways to protect the brain. More...

REUNION

The Hilton School reunion will be April 4 at noon with a cookout at Zion Free Will Baptist Church. Registration will begin at 5 p.m. at the church with a meal served at 6 p.m. Tickets are $12.50 per person or $25 per couple. More...

The word is out!

"Peanut Proud" crowd enjoys Saturday's EXPO

The people of Blakely and Southwest Georgia are "Peanut Proud." And due to Saturday's "Peanut Proud" EXPO on Court Square in Blakely, the word is spreading. More...

Aunt calls him a miracle

Five-year-old Zach Tinson woke his parents at 2:30 a.m. More...

Path to growth leads thru Atlanta

The Commerce Club in Atlanta was the setting for the third annual Early County Legislative luncheon hosted by Senator John Bulloch, Representative Gerald Greene, Early County 2055, and sponsored by the Advancing Early 2012 Initiative. More...

Other News

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive Daily Events March 30 — Rhythm band practice - 10:30-11:30. Lunch: Sausage link, herb potatoes, steamed cabbage, wheat roll, pudding and fruit. March 31 — Physical fitness - 10:15 a.m. - 11 a.m. More...

Pet of the Week

This four-month-old coon hound mix is only one of the many animals available for adoption at the Blakely Animal Shelter. For more information, call 724-7474. More...

A Peanut Proud Day

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Religion

God has a message of hope for you

Ezekiel 47:1-12 Prophetic visions can be a source of prediction resulting in warning, instruction or encouragement. These prophesies can have an immediate application, with an additional meaning for some later time. More...

Give your heart to God and obey his commandments

Matthew 15:1-20 records a conflict which produced a parable, a parable that caused confusion, and confusion that causes us to better understand the kingdom of God. The Conflict (vs. 1-6) The gospels are full of conflict stories. More...

THANKS

The family of the late Willie James Jr. would like to take this opportunity to express sincere thanks to those of you who extended acts of kindness during the bereavement of our loved one. More...

Agriculture

Fifth graders learn about ag awareness

In observance of National Agriculture Week, Young Farmer Advisor, Larry Worsley, presented the program, "Where does your food come from?" to fifth graders at Early County Elementary School. More...