July 8, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Ft. Gaines murder, suicide

Fort Gaines was shocked Monday afternoon by a broad daylight murder suicide in which a Fort Gaines man killed his longtime girlfriend then turned the gun on himself. More...

Peanuts to Pencils

Family Connection FACES will again sponsor the Peanuts to Pencils school supply drive. With the community's help, every Early County student can begin the 2009- 10 school year prepared for class. More...

ERF Training

The Early County Early Reading First Literacy July enrichment activity for parents of three- and four-year-olds at Early County Elementary School is scheduled for Thursday, July 16 at Early County Elemen-tary School Cafeteria. More...

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICES

070809-01 NOTICE OF SALE UNDER POWER STATE OF GEORGIA COUNTY OF EARLY Because of a default in the payment of the indebtedness secured by a Security Deed executed by Robert Craig Knighton, Sr. and Joy T. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE

WEDNESDAY, JULY 8 BIRTHDAYS: Mildred Nix, Lester Shoemaker, Sophie Conner THURSDAY, JULY 9 ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club PILOT CLUB BLAKELY #282 O.E.S. AL-ANON, 6:30 p.m. More...

Editorials

Political Cartoon

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Other Voices

Not a fan of spiders

I have a problem with spiders, and I mean that literally and figuratively. My figurative problem with spiders, frankly, is that I'm afraid of them. More...

Mumbles

An idea for its time

I've been reminded this past week how quickly the important things in your life can slip away from you. It's been a week since we lost Boomer. It's been a tough week, but Judy and I are getting there. More...

Obituaries

Thelma Mulkey

Teacher

Thelma Ossie Mulkey, 86, of Blakely, died Tuesday, June 23, 2009. Miss Mulkey was born in Early County Nov. 18, 1992, to the late Homer Mulkey and Hattie Mulkey. More...

Marie Williams

Homemaker

Marie Inez Monfort Williams, 87, of Blakely died Tuesday, June 30, 2009, at Early Memorial Nursing Home. Mrs. Williams was born in Early County Dec. 18, 1921, to the late Chapel Monfort and Ada Mae Durham Monfort. More...

Williezell Helms

Williezell Reese Helms, 85, of Jakin died Wednesday, July 1, 2009, at Donalsonville Hospital. Mrs. Helms was born in Jakin Nov. 8, 1923, to the late Earnest Wynn Reese and Willie Lorene Harrell Reese. More...

Campus

Palmer attends conference

This summer, young scholars from across the nation participated in the National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine. Hannah Palmer, daughter of Jay and Amy Palmer of Blakely, attended the conference in Atlanta June 21 through June 30. More...

All-star tournaments held

The Blakely-Early County Recreation Department sent four teams to all-star competition during the last two weeks. More...

COLLEGE NEWS

The following area students have been named to the spring 2009 dean's list at Valdosta State University in Valdosta. More...

County adopts $7.72 million budget

Commissioners are expecting a slight decrease in the digest. The state approved digest will not be available until sometime in August at which time the millage will be set.

The Early County Commission adopted an $7,719,873 general fund budget for FY 2009-10 at its meeting Monday night at the county annex. More...

Court releases Longleaf decision

The Georgia Court of Appeals released a decision Tuesday overturning all but one of the Fulton Superior Court's rulings on the Longleaf Energy air permits. More...

BECRD hosting state tournament

Games begin today at 5 p.m.

The Blakely-Early County Recreation Department has recently hosted sub-district and district Georgia Recreation and Parks Association baseball tournaments at Ray Knight Sportsplex. More...

Moon shot

The folks at NASA have their hearts set on returning to the moon. This June 7 photo suggests they could have reached out and touched it from the top of the cell tower North of Blakely. More...

Project CLICK: free computer training

Project would help prepare citizens for wireless Internet.

Project CLICK, a proposed project to provide computer training to the underserved citizens who will in the near future have wireless Internet access available from SGRITA, was the topic of discussion at two June 25 meetings in Blakely and Morgan. More...

Other News

PATAULA DRUG TASK FORCE

At approximately 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 1, 2009, law enforcement officers from the Pataula Drug Task Force and the Early County Sheriff's Department executed a search warrant at 88 Branch Street in Blakely. More...

ERF training sessions scheduled

The Early County Early Reading First Literacy July enrichment activity for parents of three- and fouryear olds at Early County Elementary School is scheduled for Thursday, July 16 at Early County Elementary School Cafeteria. More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive

Daily Events July 13 — Rhythm band practice - 10:30-11:30. Lunch: Hamburger steak with gravy, broccoli, creamed potatoes, wheat roll, chilled fruit. July 14 — Physical fitness - 10:15 a.m. - 11 a.m. Games - 11 a.m. More...

Religion

The Gospel Truth

God bless America again Dr. Charles DeVane Jr. First Baptist Church

Our Pledge of Allegiance is a beautiful statement. It is a declaration of patriotism and virtue. It acknowledges God as the sovereign head of our union. I am happy to recite it with regularity and sincerity. More...

Sunday School Lesson

Remember and celebrate

Deuteronomy 16:1-8 It has been observed that the removing of a society from its history allows imposters to lead the innocent into many dangerous ways. This fact has been woven into scripture, and the history of the chosen nation — Israel. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Morning Star Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church will host their annual family and friends day July 12 at 11:30 a.m. The guest speaker is Rev. Jerome Milton. Everyone is invited to attend. More...

Society

Denise and Jake celebrate birthdays with family

Jake Fleming, two, and Denise Kinzalow, 10, celebrated their birthdays with a recent family pool party gathering at Nana's house. Jake is the son of Holden and Jenny Fleming. Denise is the daughter of Carl and Heather Kinzalow. More...

Make kids parties memorable and affordable

Chances are if you have children, you'll be hosting a party for kids at least once this year. Some children's birthday parties now rival weddings in scale and cost, with elaborate cakes tipping the scales at $2000 or more. More...

THANKS

The family of Gary Scott Ingle acknowledges your kind expressions of sympathy through your prayers, visits, phone calls, food, flowers and cards. More...