June 17, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Playing on the Square

The Town Tale Players performed before a crowd of approximately 70 people Saturday morning on the courthouse steps. More...

Leadership application still open

The Blakely-Early County Chamber of Commerce is still accepting applications for the 2009 Leadership Early class. Call the chamber at 723-3741 for applications or more information. More...

VBS...

Local churches are keeping children busy with exciting vacation Bible school programs this summer. More...

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICES

052709-01 NOTICE STATE OF GEORGIA COUNTY OF EARLY IN RE ESTATE OF JAMES HOWARD MITCHELL All debtors and creditors of the Estate of JAMES HOWARD MITCHELL, late of Early County, More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17 BIRTHDAYS: Kevin Knight, Marlie McCormick THURSDAY, JUNE 18 CHAMBER of Commerce, noon, Chamber board room ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club COUNTY Planning Commission, 7 p.m. More...

Editorials

Other Voices

Throw 'em away

I hate cigarettes. I always have. They're dirty and smelly and disgusting. For those reasons alone, I've never understood why anyone would want to light up. More...

Political Cartoon

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Mumbles

Cool it!

The summertime heat on the front page got me to thinking. If I'm right about this, I'm not sure I want to tell it! But, I think I can remember when there wasn't but one swimming pool in town. More...

Agriculture

FSA county committee nominations accepted

USDA Farm Service Agency County Executive Director Freddie Cody announced that farmer and rancher candidate nominations began June 15 for local Farm Service Agency county committees. The nomination period continues through Aug. More...

Society

Arnold - Miller vows spoken

Miss Melinda Inez Arnold of Blakely became the bride of Todd Christopher Miller at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, April 18, 2009. in Young Harris Memorial United Methodist Church, Athens, Ga. Rev. Alan Smith officiated. The bride is the daughter of Mr. More...

BIRTH

Tuck and Kristen Wieler celebrated the birth of their son, Oliver Marshal Wieler, April 25, 2009, at 11:53 a.m. Oliver was born at Athens Regional Medical Center in Athens, Ga. He weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces and was 20 inches long. More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive

Daily Events June 22 — Rhythm band practice - 10:30- 11:30. Lunch: Sloppy Joe, apple cabbage slaw, BBQ beans, hamburger bun, fruit cobbler. June 23 — Physical fitness - 10:15 a.m. - 11 a.m. VNA blood pressures - 11 a.m. More...

Farmers are playing catch up

The rains finally came this year, even if not on a biblical scale, and environmental officials in state government now proclaim that Georgia's historic drought has officially "ended," Tom Crawford notes in his column this week on page 5. More...

Longleaf air permit amendment hearing

The Georgia EPD has announced a hearing scheduled for July 28 to discuss an amendment to the Longleaf Energy Associates air permit for the 1,200-megawatt coal fired power plant planned for construction in Early County. More...

About that "whump, whump, whump"

In recent weeks a number of Early County residents had told of things going "whump, whump, whump" over their homes during the night. Pictured here is one of the sources of those sounds — a Chinook transport helicopter from Ft. Rucker, Ala. More...

Baseball tournaments underway

The Blakely-Early County Recreation Dept. is hosting a sub-district 11- and 12-year-old baseball tournament through June 18 at the Ray Knight Sportsplex. Games start at 6 p.m. Blakely plays tonight at 7:45 p.m. More...

Other News

One suspect arrested in burglary investigation

On Tuesday, June 2 Early County Sheriff's Deputies responded to Allday Communications on North Bay Street in Blakely in reference to a reported burglary. It was discovered that numerous cell phones and accessories were stolen from the business. More...

Alligator a big hit at library

Ken Panse, the Reptile Wrangler, played to a packed house at Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library June 11. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

God's authority never diminishes

Exodus 5:1-9, 22-6:1 From the human point of view, authority can be assigned, assumed, or earned. In the systems that are considered monarchies, the rulers see their position as assigned by a god. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Arms of Faith Arms of Faith Church will host a youth revival June 17 through June 19 at 7:30 pm. each night. The guest speaker is Dr. Marion D. Jones-Thomas. Services will be held at Ebenezer Baptist Church. Everyone is invited to attend. More...

Obituaries

Marvel Womack

Chef

Marvel Womack, 53, of Stone Mountain, Ga., died Wednesday, June 3, 2009. Mr. Womack was born in Dade County, Fla., Jan. 7, 1956, to the late Ethel Spann and Isaac Womack. More...

Jack Jones II

Musician

Jack Jones II, 57, of Atlanta died Sunday, June 7, 2009, in Atlanta. Mr. Jones was born in Blakely Sept. 2, 1951, to the late Roosevelt Jones Sr. and Retha Jones. More...

Julian Nobles

Veteran

Julian William Nobles, 86, of Perry, Fla., died Monday, June 8, 2009, at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital in Tallahassee, Fla. Mr. Nobles was born in Blakely in 1922. More...

Sports

Spears wins state fishing tournament

Sixteen-year-old Chiles High School student Cody Spears was recently declared the best youth fisherman in Florida. He did it by winning the FLW Youth Championship Bass Fishing Tournament on Lake Istokpoga near Sebring. More...

Campus

Bainbridge College first declared Work Ready

Bainbridge College Early County site holds the distinction as Early County's first business to be certified WORK READY. More...

Foreman honored

Laurel Foreman was named the 2009 outstanding student in foreign language at Darton College's honors awards program Tuesday, April 28. Foreman had the highest average of any student in the three Spanish classes she has taken at Darton. More...