July 22, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Atlanta water supply at risk

U.S. District Judge Paul Magnuson issued a ruling Friday in the 20-year-old "water war" that could cut Atlanta's share of water from Lake Lanier to 1970s levels if a pact is not reached within three years. More...

Plaques commemorate Rotary's role in park, library

Commemorative plaques were dedicated July 16.

Participating in the library plaque dedication were from left, June Merritt, Desoto Trails Regional Library director Lisa Rigsby, past Rotary president Glynda Nix, Rotary president pastor Chuck Devane and Georgia State Representative Gerald Greene. More...

Minimum wages up Friday

The federal minimum wage will rise Friday 10.7 percent to $7.25, the final step of three increases in as many years. For a fulltime worker, the change increases typical monthly earnings $112. About 2.2 million U.S. More...

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICES

072209-01 GRAND JURY PRESENTMENTS EARLY SUPERIOR COURT JULY TERM, 2009 TO THE SUPERIOR COURT OF SAID COUNTY AND THE 'PRESIDING JUDGE', THOMAS BAXLEY, OF SAID COURT. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, JULY 22 BIRTHDAYS: Sylvia Hood, Ann Brackin THURSDAY, JULY 23 ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club AL-ANON, 6:30 p.m. More...

Editorials

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One small step

Other Voices

I vividly remember that Sunday night, 40 years ago Monday. It was well past a young boy's bedtime. But my parents, realizing the significance of what was about to happen 250,000 miles from our living room, woke me up. More...

Mumbles

Another braggin' right

Have I told you about our new granddaughter? Sit back and let grandpa boast for awhile. Allen, Denise and Jake got them a new cousin Friday... Skylar Le'Nora Fleming. I knew before she was born she was smarter than most. More...

Obituaries

Janie Timmons

Homemaker

Mary Jane "Janie" Timmons, 64, of Blakely died Thursday, June 16, 2009, at her residence. Mrs. Timmons was born in Jackson County, Fla.,Oct. 12, 1944, to the late Hiram Hargrove Sims and Jaunita Brock Sims. More...

Eula A. Tolar

Homemaker

Eula Alberta Tolar, 90, of Blakely died Thursday, July 16, 2009, at Early Memorial Nursing Home. Miss Tolar was born in Early County July 31, 1918, to the late William Bryant Tolar and Hattie Viola Jones Tolar. More...

Marie Kennon

Homemaker

Marie Evans Kennon, 92, of Blakely died Wednesday, July 8, 2009. Mrs. Kennon was born in Blakely Feb. 2, 1917, to the late Tom Evans and Mary Philmore Evans. She was a member of Friendship Baptist Church. More...

Campus

Six natives return as ECSS teachers

Early County School System held new teacher orientation for six employees Thursday, July 16. Superintendent Kenneth Hall introduced the central office staff to some very familiar faces. More...

ECES announces supply lists

The items on this supply list are needed for Early County Elementary School students for the 2009-2010 school year. More...

Collins attends leadership conference

Marlena Collins recently attended the Georgia site of the Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Seminar. Marlena joined more than 110 other young leaders representing as many high schools from around Georgia at Berry College in Rome, Ga. More...

Sales tax holiday

Back-to-School

Georgia's Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday will take place July 30 through Aug. 2. Many school-related items will be exempt from state and local taxes when purchased from local retailers. More...

Six charged in beating death

Six suspects have been arrested and charged with felony murder in the investigation of the June 21 beating death of 19-yearold Xsavier Sanchez. More...

Longleaf MACT hearing Tuesday

The Georgia Environmental Protection Division will host a forum to answer questions and receive formal comments July 28 regarding EPD's intent to issue a case-by-case Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) Air Quality Operating Permit Amendme 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...

Other News

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive

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Pilot members attend convention in San Diego

Marcia King, Barbara Wright, Louise Jones and Dot Willis, members of the Pilot Club of Blakely, joined more than 1,000 Pilot members from all over the world at the Pilot International/Pilot International Foundation Annual Convention, held in San Di More...

Insurance assistance

An investigator from the office of the Commissioner of Insurance is scheduled to be in Blakely from 9 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. July 29 at the Courthouse. Please call this location at 723-3033 to confirm the schedule. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Christ offers new beginning

Leviticus 25:8-21, 23, 24 The concept of ownership touches the life of each individual. It is easy for any person to want what is mine, and you better not touch it. More...

The Gospel Truth

Be good for greatness' sake

In the third chapter of the short letter to Titus, Paul pens the word "good" four or five times. He commands Christians to be good people with good testimonies engaging in good works. Then, he says good-bye. What makes a "good" person? More...

CHURCH NEWS

Evergreen Evergreen Church will have their annual revival services July 27 through July 31 at 7:30 p.m. Rev. John Severson of Union Baptist Church in Albany will be the guest speaker. Everyone is invited to attend. Rosinvick M.B. More...

Society

Harvin - Kineard wedding vows exchanged

Miss Kendall Camille Harvin of Blakely became the bride of Brandon Ryan Kineard at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 6, 2009, at First Baptist Church of Blakely, with the Rev. Robert Bresch officiating. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Thompson - Thompson

Rosalyn Nicole Thompson and Kelvin D'Noid Thompson are pleased to announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. The wedding is planned for Aug. 22, 2009, at 3 p.m. at Saint James African Methodist Episcopal Church in Damascus. More...

BIRTH

Heath and Lenora Fleming of Ocala, Fla., proudly announce the birth of their daughter, Skylar Le'Nora, born July 17, 2009, at 7 a.m. at Munroe Regional Hospital in Ocala. She weighed 7 lbs. 4 oz. and was 20 inches long. More...