April 15, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Civic center damage causing city officials to reconsider use

The city's civic center was a main topic of conversation at Blakely City Council's April 7 meeting at the City Annex. The center just underwent a $50,000 renovation and the city has already had two major damage incidents resulting from citizen use. More...

CGH: A rain-soaked success

"Bringing it back to the camp" turned out to be a somewhat muddy adventure for the March 31 Country Goes Huntin' in the wake of the relentless rains that pounded Southwest Georgia that week. More...

Trivia bee

A community trivia bee sponsored by the Early County Literacy Task Force will be Thursday, April 23 at 7 p.m. at Mangham Auditorium. Proceeds benefit local literacy efforts. Come out and support the teams. More...

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICES

041409-01 STATE BOARD MEMBER TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARING APRIL 30, 2009 Dr. Elizabeth Ragsdale to Host State Board of Education Second District Public Hearing The State Board of Education will hold a public hearing for citizens More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15 CHAMBER of Commerce board meeting, noon, Chamber conference room BIRTHDAY: Homer Chandler THURSDAY, APRIL 16 ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club COUNTY Planning Commission, 7 p.m. More...

Editorials

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Mumbles

Of suits and hats gone by

Well, another Easter Sunday has come and gone without me pulling a new Sunday suit out of the closet. That was unheard of when I was growing up in the 1950s and 60s. Even when I was in high school Mama would escort me to town every April for B. More...

Other Voices

Tax day and the1040

As difficult as it is to believe, some hardworking Americans actually file their income tax returns weeks, and even months, ahead of the dreaded April 15 deadline. More...

Obituaries

Mamie H. Scott

Mamie Hudspeth Scott, 81, of Wake Forest, N.C., died Sunday, March 15, 2009, in Wake Forest, N.C. Mrs. Scott was born in Early County July 16, 1927, to the late John Hudspeth and Hazel Shepard Hudspeth. More...

Angie Waggoner

Angie Hudspeth Waggoner, 74, of Charlotte, N.C., died Thursday, March 26, 2009, in Charlotte, N.C. Mrs. Waggoner was born Jan. 11, 1935, to the late John Hudspeth and Hazel Shepard Hudspeth. More...

Ezekiel Patterson

Ezekiel Patterson, 28, of Blakely died March 30, 2009. Mr. Patterson was born in Blakely Nov. 20, 1980, to Geraldine Jacob and the late Lester Davis Patterson. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, M.C. More...

Campus

ECSS celebrates gifted education programs

Early County Elementary School offers services not only for students who are eligible for gifted services (Probe students) but also for motivated, highachieving students (Challenge students). More...

Riding for St. Jude

A bike-a-thon event benefitting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital will be in Blakely Saturday, April 18 in the parking lot of the Early County Middle School from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

Writers awarded

Fourth and fifth grade students at Early County Elementary School recently participated in the 2009 Georgia National Fair Bear writing competition. More...

Precious rains keeping farmers out of the fields

"Whoa Nellie!" local farmers might've been hollering a couple of generations ago as the rain continued to pound their already soaked fields. The mules and farmers alike would've been chomping at the bit to get into those fields. More...

Talking stimulus monies

"Stimulus 101" sessions are being hosted today and tommorow by Congressman Sanford Bishop across Southwest Georgia to provide information about the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and how it can be utilized at the local level. More...

Tax day "tea parties"

"Fed up!" and "not gonna take it anymore!" are among the sentiments building across the country as taxpayers take a stand against reckless spending in Washington — all part of a movement called tax day "tea parties." Some small, some large, More...

Look what's bloomin'

Look What's Bloomin' at the Library this Thursday, April 16, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The library's annual garden expo includes interesting displays and exhibits by local agencies and businesses and a light lunch. Don't miss it! More...

Secretary's luncheon April 22

Ladies make plans now to attend the annual Professional Administrator's Day luncheon April 22 at First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. The luncheon will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. More...

"Fireproof "

First Baptist Church of Blakely will show the hit movie "Fireproof" Sunday, April 26 at 6 p.m. in the church sanctuary. The showing is open to the public. No admission will be charged and no offering will be taken. More...

Other News

Rep. Greene named Policy Maker of the Year

State Representative Gerald Greene has been named the 2008 Policy Maker of the Year by the Georgia Association for Career and Technical Education. More...

Commodities to be distributed April 16

U.S.D.A. government surplus commodity distribution will be in Early County at Neighbor-hood Service Center April 16 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. if supplies last. All recipients must certify their eligibility. More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive

Daily Events April 20 — Rhythm band at Nursing Home - 10:15- 11:30. Lunch: Hamburger with onion, BBQ beans, cole slaw, hamburger bun, stewed apples. April 21 — Physical fitness - 10:15 a.m. - 11 a.m. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Know peace in a troubled world

Luke 24:44-53 As we read the record of the resurrection of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, it is important for us to remember that his closest followers had to be convinced that he really had risen from the dead. More...

The Gospel Truth

Faith, repentance and obedience

Jesus told a story, a parable, to illustrate the great difference between a terrible hypocrite and a true follower of Jesus Christ. It is a classic tale of two sons. Matthew 21:28-32. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Liberty Assembly Liberty Assembly of God will have friends and family day April 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be activities including inflatables for kids, games for kids and adults, and fun and fellowship in the Lord. More...

Agriculture

Cody named FSA director

Freddie Cody of Blakely was named the the new county executive director for Early County Farm Service Agency March 30. Cody has 30 years experience with FSA. More...

Society

Addison - Grant

Mr. Toby and Dr. Ann Addison are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Dr. Lori Addison to Dr. Timothy Grant, both of Orlando, Fla. Dr. Grant is the son of Lt. Col. and Mrs. Dale Grant of Sanford, Fla. More...

Rosten - Fetner

Jane Rosten of Canton, Ga., proudly announces the engagement of her daughter, Nicole Elizabeth, to Wesley Wyatt Fetner of Kennesaw, son of Charles and Suzanne Fetner of Blakely and Dolly and Danny McLaughlin of Tunnel Hill, Ga. More...

THANKS

We, the family of Mrs. Uzie Rowell Lewis, would like to thank all of our many friends and neighbors for your acts of kindness during our time of bereavement. May God continue to bless each of you. More...