August 12, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

City hopes to reduce bad checks

The Blakely City Council addressed a short agenda at their Aug. 4 meeting at the City Annex. More...

Football camp

The Bobcats turned to a bit of tradition this past weekend when they returned to Camp Hicita at Kolomoki State Park for a mini camp in preparation for the 2009 football season which kicks off Aug. 28 in Bainbridge. More...

Hunter Safety classes

Hunter Safety courses are scheduled Aug. 15 and Sept. 26 at Kolomoki State Park for anyone born after 1960 planning to purchase a hunting license. Persons should visit gohuntgeorgia.com to register for classes. More...

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICES

080509-01 NOTICE OF SALE UNDER POWER GEORGIA, EARLY COUNTY THIS LAW FIRM IS ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 12 BIRTHDAYS: Madison Jackson, Ikey Gregory THURSDAY, AUG. 13 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

Glory prefers no clothes

P.T. Barnum allegedly once said, "There's a sucker born every minute." Ol' P.T. More...

Mumbles

Silence is golden?

Silence is Golden was a chart climbing hit recorded some years ago by the Tremeloes. It is also quite an old adage that suggests silence is sometimes more effective than speaking out. But, silence is not always golden, especially now. More...

Obituaries

Arthur D. Joiner

Veteran

Arthur Dennis Joiner, 77, of Jakin died Wednesday, July 22, 2009. Mr. Joiner was born in Jakin July 29, 1931, to the late Eugie Lee Joiner and Johnnie Faye Hill Joiner. He graduated from Jakin High School and served in the U.S. Army. More...

Mark Patterson

Plumber

Mark Patterson, 41, of Colquitt died Monday, Aug. 3, 2009, at his residence. Mr. Patterson was born in Columbus, Ga., March 16, 1968, to Carlene Bell Patterson White and the late Donald Patterson. More...

Patricia Seymour

Homemaker

Patricia Ann Seymour, 53, of Donalsonville died Monday, Aug. 3, 2009, at her residence. Mrs. Seymour was born in LaGrange, Ga., Sept. 4, 1955, to the late Olin Smith and Novil Adams Smith. More...

Sports

Local teams place in classic

The South Georgia Sliders 11-and-under and 10-and-under travel baseball teams hosted their first tournament at the Ray Knight Sports Complex Saturday, July 25 and Sunday, July 26 with eight teams from Georgia and Alabama participating. More...

Campus

LPN pinning ceremony held

Bainbridge College practical nursing program students received licensed practical nursing pins at the college's Early County site during the inaugural ceremony July 23. More...

A fresh slice of fun

The students of Early County Elementary School Pre-K celebrated National Watermelon Day Thursday, Aug. 6. Parents and kids participated in watermelon seed spitting contests, songs, taste testing and book reading. More...

Pyle named FFA finalist

The National FFA Organization announced Kollin Pyle of Blakely was selected as a national finalist for the National FFA Proficiency Award in fiber and/or oil production placement. More...

Bishop to hold healthcare reform town hall meetings

Congressman Sanford Bishop has announced he will hold a series of town hall meetings across the district to discuss the very important issue of healthcare reform. "Following the August District Work Period, the House will consider H.R. More...

SGA enters its 40th year

Southwest Georgia Academy kicked off its 40th year of operation when the school doors opened and students returned to the classrooms Monday. More...

Arlington P.O. robbed

Two men were arrested in Arlington last week within an hour after they allegedly robbed the Arlington post office on Pioneer Road and fled on a stolen four-wheeler. More...

BOE eyes furloughs

The Early County Board of Education met Tuesday at the middle school cafeteria after the News went to press to discuss proposed furloughs and additional cuts in state funding. More...

Kolomoki Festival planning

Kolomoki Mounds State Park staff and members of Friends of Kolomoki will hold a planning meeting for the Oct. 10 Kolomoki Festival Aug. 13 at 9 a.m. in the conference room at Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library. More...

Other News

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive

Daily Events Aug. 17 — Rhythm band at Nursing Home - 10:15-11:30. Lunch: Beef hotdog with chili, cole slaw, BBQ beans, hot dog bun, stewed apples. Aug. 18 — Physical fitness - 10:15 a.m. - 11 a.m. More...

Free hunter safety program offered

A free, one-day hunter safety education will be offered Saturday, Aug. 29 at 9 a.m. at the Early County Ag Center and is open to members of the public. More...

Insurance assistance

Georgia residents with insurance problems or questions can receive assistance directly from the commissioner's office by contacting his insurance investigator working in the area. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Submit yourself to God's divine will

Numbers 20:1-13 There are those who subscribe to the idea that the end justifies the means. Care must be taken in following this thought to its completion. Many pitfalls are woven into this philosophy. More...

The Gospel Truth

Allow God to correct you with word and spirit

Parenthood is the greatest joy and heaviest burden God ever placed upon humanity. At times we wish we had 100 kids. More...

CHURCH NEWS

New Hope Baptist New Hope Baptist Church will kick off a new AWANA year Sunday, Aug. 16 at 4:45 p.m. This program is held every Sunday for children and youth, age two through high school. Everyone is invited to attend. Arms of Faith M.B. More...

Society

Pethel - White

Mr. and Mrs. Randy Pethel of Commerce, Ga., announce the engagement of their daughter, Kellie Randell Pethel, to Westley Allen White, son of Willie Roe and Betty White of Blakely. The bride-elect is the sister of Kaila Mcelroy of Homer, Ga. More...

Hill - Freeman

Mr. and Mrs. Dan Hill of Auburn, Ala., and Mr. and Mrs. Russ Sapp of Hampton, Ga., announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Brittany Lauren, to Robert Cole Freeman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Rocky Freeman of Blakely. More...

BIRTH

Wayne and Jessica Melton of Bainbridge are proud to announce the birth of their son, William Deen Melton. Will was born Wednesday, July 15, 2009, at Bainbridge Memorial Hospital at 4 p.m. He weighed 6 pounds 4 ounces and was 18 inches long. More...