May 13, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

44¢ letters

New postage rates took effect Tuesday which increased the postage for a one-ounce first-Class letter from 42 cents to 44 cents. A two-ounce letter went from 59 cents to 61 cents... More...

Scouts work on museum addition

St. Teresa's Boy Scout Troop #3 traveled to Blakely April 18 to gut the Dowdle Gas Company building on North Main Street, the latest addition to the museum. More...

Summer museum classes

A tisket, a tasket, learn to make a basket at Early County Museum's basket weaving classes for children and adults. The children's classes are June 3 and June 17 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.. Children will need to bring a lunch. The cost will be $20. More...

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICES

042909-02 NOTICE TO DEBTORS AND CREDITORS All creditors of the Estate of Laura Jo Phillips Brown, late of Early County, Georgia, deceased, are hereby notified to render in their demands to the undersigned according to law, More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE

WEDNESDAY, MAY 13 BIRTHDAYS: Angie Doswell, David Cowan, Art Redding, Nancy R. Chandler ANNIVERSARY: Joel & Courtney Williams THURSDAY, MAY 14 ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club PILOT CLUB BLAKELY #282 O.E.S. More...

Editorials

Political Cartoon

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Other Voices

Time has flown

Tyler was just fiveyears old the first time I met him. It doesn't seem possible that it's been 13 years. Time does have a way of marching on by, doesn't it? Technically, I suppose, Tyler is my stepnephew. More...

Mumbles

It's all about the ice cream

Someone in my office just yesterday said, "I can't watch the news anymore." Almost everyday Obama can be found championing another spending program, leaving us to worry and wonder again, "How did we get to this point?" Along comes this email which More...

Obituaries

Martin Powell

Veteran

Martin Luther Powell, 64, of Tampa, Fla., died Saturday, May 2, 2009, at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. Mr. Powell was born May 17, 1944, to the late Fannie Webb Powell and Melvin Powell. He served in the U.S. More...

Alma Jean Booth

Retired

Alma Jean Henderson Booth, 66, of Blakely died Sunday, May 3, 2009, in Blakely. Mrs. Booth was born in Blakely Nov. 10, 1942, to the late John Henderson and Willie B. Henderson. She was a member of Wesley Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church. More...

Annie Freeman

Hospital Worker

Annie Pearl Thornton Freeman, 57, of Blakely died Tuesday, May 5, 2009, in Blakely. Mrs. Freeman was born in Blakely Sept. 3, 1957, to Eddie Ray Thornton and the late Annie Mae Thornton. She was a member of St. More...

Society

McCorkle- Taylor

Jade, Cameron and Brantley McCorkle would like to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their mother, Racheal Ann McCorkle, to Steven Trey Taylor of Blakely. More...

Eleven class members attend 64th reunion

Members of the Blakely-Union High School Class of 1945 held their 64th reunion at the Bluffton Community House in Bluffton May 2. It was attended by 11 classmates and some spouses. More...

McLendon-Phillips plans complete

The wedding of Alexandria Day McLendon and Joshua Allen Phillips will be Saturday, May 16, 2009, at 7 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Blakely. More...

H1N1 flu update

As of Monday, no cases of the swine flu virus, H1N1, have been found in Southwest Georgia. The number of H1N1 cases confirmed in Georgia remains at four. Three U.S. deaths have been reported as a result of the outbreak. More...

City to rehab 3 miles of sewer lines

Stimulus monies to pay over $1.1 million of $1.6 million project

The rehabilitation of 15,000 feet of Blakely's sewer mains and 100 manholes has been approved for stimulus funding. More...

Instant photo IDs

The Georgia Department of Driver Services, Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency have announced technology which will securely and quickly release driver's license photographs to law enforcement. More...

County tightens mobile home regs

The Early County Board of Commissioners adopted a resolution at last week's commission meeting which places additional enforcement teeth into the county's mobile home regulations. More...

Monday time-outs for parents

Time-outs for parents, summer safety and fun and educational summer activities are subjects of May parenting workshops offered at Family Connection located next to the Bainbridge College campus. More...

Sacred concert Sunday

The Early County High choral department will present their annual sacred concert Sunday, May 17 at 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Blakely. Everyone is invited to attend. More...

Other News

Blakely Rotary recognized at district conference

The Blakely Rotary Club was recognized at the District Rotary Conference last week at Jekyll Island for their work and support of the 2008-2009 Rotary theme, "Making Dreams Real." The club was recognized for their "Service Above Self" throughout t More...

Ribbon-cutting marks grand opening

Chamber of Commerce president Hilary Halford, county officials and local business owners joined family and friends of Margaret Davis Daniel to celebrate the grand opening of Daniel Insurance Services Monday, May 11 at 11:30 a.m. More...

Kelly home named yard of the month

Lots of color is what you'll see as you drive past the North Main Street home of Mark and Marie Kelly. The circa 1923 brick Cape Cod style home is framed by a custom built picket fence in the Williamsburg tradition. More...

Religion

Choral department to present sacred concert

The ECHS choral department will present their annual sacred soncert Sunday, May 17 at 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Blakely. Everyone is invited to attend. More...

Sunday School Lesson

Blessed assurance comes from faith

Ephesians 3:1-13 Sometimes a new message is, simply, an old message taken at a personal level. More...

The Gospel Truth

Have you discovered your talent?

Susan Boyle has become a household name in most households around the world. She is the Scottish woman who blew away the judges and audience on the April 11 airing of the show, "Britain's Got Talent," England's equivalent of "American Idol. More...

Agriculture

Funding available for organic farming

State Conservationist James E. Tillman, Sr., of the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service announced that $1.2 million has been provided to Georgia for a new initiative to encourage more organic agriculture production. More...

Campus

Educators attend state convention

Southwest Georgia Retired Educators Association sent president Beauty L. Smith, Essie Chester, Betty Henderson, Ruth Tolbert, Willowdean Powell and Lauriene Daniels to state convention. More...

BC represented at gala

Members of the Bainbridge College community attended the fifth annual Regents' Awards for Excellence in Education Celebration that took place in Atlanta March 28. More...

Lee signs with LaGrange

SGA senior Miles Lee signed with LaGrange College Thursday, May 6, committing to play baseball for their school. LaGrange College, coached by Kevin Howard, is a NCAA Division III team that is apart of the Great South Athletic Conference. More...