July 15, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Enhancing views of history

The mural pictured above on the south wall of the Early County Museum on North Main St. More...

Walkin' in Thursday

Rep. Austin Scott, republican candidate for Governor in 2010, embarked on a 1,000-mile "Walk of Georgia" June 27 at Chickamauga in northwest Georgia. More...

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICES

070109-02 NOTICE GEORGIA, EARLY COUNTY TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: DENITA S. THORNTON has petitioned for an order finding that no administration is necessary on the estate of ANNIE P. THORNTON FREEMAN, deceased. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, JULY 15 CHAMBER of Commerce, noon, Chamber board room BIRTHDAYS: Joel Harper, Randi Cooley ANNIVERSARIES: Robert & Alicia Collier, Chris & Sheila Sumner THURSDAY, JULY 16 ROTARY CLUB, noon, More...

Editorials

Political Cartoon

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Mumbles

Keeping history alive

A tip of the hat is due to those involved in the Blakely Mural project featured on the front page. It is amazing the extent to which well designed murals can boost the image of a community. More...

Other Voices

We're simply fat

Put down the Twinkies and the Ho- Hos. Back slowly away from the buffet. Just face the facts. You're fat. Probably sloppy fat. But don't be too upset. I'm fat, too. And so apparently are most of our family and friends. More...

Obituaries

IN MEMORY

On July 7, 1984, the Lord blessed me with a cute little girl. We named her Dela Denise. We would like to thank the Lord for blessing us with you, baby. Del, we love you so dearly, only the Lord knows how we feel. More...

Willie Ranson

Veteran

Willie Ranson, 66, of Tampa, Fla., died Thursday, June 25, 2009, at a healthcare facility in Tampa. Mr. Ranson was born in Blakely, Aug. 3, 1942, to the late Rosa Emma Ranson. More...

David I. Peterson

Business Owner

David Idus Peterson, 78, of Albany died July 5, 2009, at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. Mr. Peterson was born in Baker County and grew up in Patmos, where he attended Elmodel School. More...

Society

Scarborough-Dunn vows spoken

Dana Frances Scarborough and Kevin Chad Dunn were united in marriage, Saturday, May 30, 2009, at five o'clock at First United Methodist Church in Blakely. The Rev. Gary Hadden of First Baptist Church of Arlington officiated the ceremony. More...

BIRTH

Anna Belle Adams would like to announce the birth of her little brother, Avery Beau Adams. Beau was born April 29, 2009, weighing 7 pounds 8 ounces and 21 1/2in long at Flowers Hospital in Dothan, Ala. Dr. and Mrs. More...

BIRTH

Grant and Lacey Norman proudly announce the birth of their son, William McClane Norman, Monday, May 11, 2009, at 3:43 p.m. at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston, Mass. McClane weighed 7 pounds 3 ounces and was 20.9 inches long. More...

Court strikes down CO2 ruling, orders ALJ procedural review

Georgia Court of Appeals issues ruling

The Georgia Court of Appeals last week overturned Fulton County Superior Court Judge Thelma Wyatt Cummings Moore's ruling that the Longleaf Energy air permit was invalid because it failed to limit carbon dioxide emissions. More...

Armed robber sought

Authorities are looking for a suspect who held a Quick Buys cashier at gunpoint Sunday night about 10 p.m. while taking an undisclosed amount of the store's money from the cash register. More...

Back to School Bash

School bells ring July 27 and local agencies are getting together to give local students a great send off at the annual Back-to-School Bash at Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library July 22, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. More...

Pink Day Friday

Friday has been declared Pink Day in Blakely and the Funny Girls will be asking for support for an amazing journey in the fight against breast cancer. They will make a 60- mile walk in Atlanta for the the Breast Cancer 3- Day. More...

Other News

Cooling assistance available for homebound and elderly

A cooling assistance program will open Monday, Aug. 3 for homebound and elderly (age 65 and over) households. The program provides financial assistance to eligible households to help defray their home cooling costs. More...

Disaster unemployment benefits available for Baker and Early workers

State Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond said that workers in two Georgia counties, Baker and Early, have until Friday, July 24, 2009, to file initial claims for disaster unemployment assistance benefits to compensate for loss of income, directly More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive

Daily Events July 20 — Rhythm band at Nursing Home - 10:15- 11:30. Lunch: Beef hotdog with chili, cole slaw, bbq beans, hot dog bun, stewed apples. July 21 — Physical fitness - 10:15 a.m. - 11 a.m. VNA blood pressures - 11 a.m. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

We are commissioned to serve

Leviticus 8:1-13 When the man, Abram, received his call from the Lord — Jehovah — he was in his homeland, Ur of the Chaldees. Genesis 11:28. More...

The Gospel Truth

You shall have 'trials' and 'tribulation'

Simon Peter was a certified expert on the Christian life. After all, he was there when Christianity began and stayed true to the faith until his earthly life ended in martyrdom. More...

Let the Bible Speak

What will you do with Jesus?

What will you do with Jesus? Pilate asked a large multitude this same question many years ago (Matthew 27:22). More...

Agriculture

Cotton objective yield survey to be conducted

What will be the yield for the 2009 Georgia cotton crop? More...

Clean produce before enjoying

Before you take a bite of a sweet, juicy cantaloupe or homegrown tomato or any other fruit or vegetable, don't forget to thoroughly wash them first. More...

Sports

Team finishes second in district

The 7-and-8-year-old baseball team traveled to Berrien County for the District tournament and finished second to eventual state champ Berrien Co. More...

Lady Warriors finish season

Southwest Georgia Academy's Lady Warrior softball team recently finished its summer season with a 17-1 record after winning the all-night Midnight Madness tournament hosted by Baconton Charter School. More...

Back-to-back state titles

The Colquitt County 14-and-under pony league All Stars went undefeated on their way to winning the Georgia Recreation and Parks Association state championship this past weekend in Augusta. More...

Campus

Educators honored

Two Early County High School Class of 1987 graduates, Copeico Curry and valedictorian, Nicole Hollinger, were honored as top educators by their peers and the Muscogee County School District Administration in Columbus where they are employed as teac More...

COLLEGE NEWS

Brianna receives awards

Brianna Winns, daughter of Pamela Williams and Shermaine Winns, received three achievement awards for the 2008-2009 school year. 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 school year prepared for class. More...