May 20, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Ranger Hobbs is honored

Forty-two years have passed since Wildlife Ranger Bill Hobbs of Early County was gunned down by a derranged black man south of Blakely. More...

Farmers Market

The Blakely-Early County Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a Farmers Market May 21, 22, 26 and 29 just off Court Square at the old People's Warehouse on Victoria Street. More...

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICES

042209-04 042909-02 NOTICE TO DEBTORS AND CREDITORS All creditors of the Estate of Laura Jo Phillips Brown, late of Early County, Georgia, deceased, More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, MAY 20 CHAMBER of Commerce, noon, Chamber board room ANNIVERSARY: Gray & Gina Rowland THURSDAY, MAY 21 ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club COUNTY Planning Commission, 7 p.m., Tax Assessor's office AL-ANON, 6:30 p.m. More...

Editorials

Other Voices

Yep, I'm hip

I am now on Facebook. I don't know why I decided to sign up for an account except that Facebook seems the current young and hip thing to do, and I love to pretend that I'm young and hip. I've resisted the urge for some time now. More...

Political Cartoon

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Mumbles

Lest we forget in English

A Memorial Day thought... More...

Obituaries

Roy Moore Sr.

Manufacturer

Roy Lawrence Moore Sr., 79, of Blakely died Monday, May 11, 2009, at Early Memorial Nursing Home in Blakely. Mr. Moore was born in Early County April 29, 1930, to the late Kirby Harris Moore and Clara Mae Goins Moore. More...

Louise Craig

Teacher

Louise Strickland Craig, 96, of Blakely died Monday, May 11, 2009, at Palm Garden in Gainesville, Fla. Mrs. Craig was born in Blakely Aug. 5, 1912, to Elizabeth Lenorah Knight and Hoyt Lee Strickland. Mrs. More...

Lillie B. Wiggins

Homemaker

Lillie B. Wiggins, 86, of Blakely died Tuesday, May 12, 2009, at Early Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Wiggins was born Dec. 12, 1922, in Alabama to the late Ben Daniels and Ella Daniels. More...

Campus

Mr. and Miss ECHS selected

Matthew Merritt and Mitsy Moreno have been named 2009 Mr. and Miss ECHS. Matthew is the son of Alan and Darlene Merritt. More...

Summer program planned

Church Street Church of Christ will host "Young Achievers," a summer enrichment program for third, fourth and fifth grade students June 1 through July 24. The program will be Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the church multi-purpose room. More...

SCHOOL NEWS

Ayanna Lee made teacher scholar honor roll at Early County Elementary School for the third nine weeks. More...

SGA graduation Thursday

Southwest Georgia Academy will hold commencement exercises for 35 seniors Thursday, May 21, 2009, at 8 p.m. in the Proffitt Gymnasium. Twelve honor graduates will have special parts on the program. More...

2009 Early Leadership applications

The Chamber of Commerce is taking applications for the 2009 Leadership Class, 20 class candidates will be accepted. Individuals are encouraged to apply for the class. More...

Smoke in the hole!

No, the commode's not on fire! Don't be alarmed over the next several weeks if you see colored smoke coming from the sewer system. The City of Blakely will be conducting video and smoke testing of the city's sewer system. More...

Freshman orientation

Early County High School will have an orientation meeting for incoming freshmen and their parents Thursday, May 28 at 6 p.m. in the high school cafeteria. More...

GM dealers get the ax

Only a handful of GM dealers in Georgia were among those who received notice that their GM dealerships would not be renewed. General Motors Corp. More...

Other News

Account established to help with medical expenses for Ward Wright

Three-year-old Ward Wright of Albany has been battling an inoperable malignant tumor at Egleston Children's Hospital in Atlanta the past three weeks. More...

Man shot at Cohelee Creek Park

Authorities responded to a shooting at Coheelee Creek Park late Tuesday, May 12 to find a victim had been shot in the chest with a .22 cal. pistol. More...

Officers crackdown on dangerous drivers

Over 60 officers from 14 law enforcement agencies from across Southwest Georgia converged on Blakely last week as part of an effort to crackdown on dangerous drivers. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Obey God's commandments

Ephesians 5:21-6:4 It is easy for us to allow the world system to begin to filter into our thinking, and, then, color the way we see the things of God. This tendency can cause us to develop a compromising attitude toward sin. More...

The Gospel Truth

What God really wants is you

Last week we looked at part one of this message from Matthew 25:14-30. We discussed the fact that everyone has some talent given to them by God. In the rest of the story, Jesus teaches that you either use it (for his kingdom) or you lose it. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Bethel Baptist Bethel Baptist Church will host a special concert by "Ugandian Thunder" Friday, May 22 at 7 p.m. More...

Agriculture

Farmers may be eligible for flood assistance

Excessive rain and flooding caused severe damage in various parts of the county beginning March 27, 2009 and continuing through April 4. More...

Society

Taylor - Tinson

Johnny Taylor Sr. and Elizabeth Mells Sol proudly announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Veronica Elizabeth Ann Taylor, to David Keith Tinson, son of Corrie Tinson and Betty Freeman. More...

Johnson - Wages

Randy Johnson of Pelham and Carole Johnson of Dothan, Ala., proudly announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Katrina, to Jermey Wages, of Sale City, Ga. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late J.D. More...

BIRTH

"Kade" Dixion Hilton has finally gotten his parents, Josh and Brandi Hilton, on his schedule along with his grandparents, Raymond and Joyce Miller of Bluffton and Wilbur and Sharon Hilton of Edison. More...