September 2, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Blakely native elected sheriff in Newton Co.

A Blakely native, Ezell Brown, is serving his first term as sheriff of Newton County, Ga., a county approximately 35 miles east of Atlanta with a population of over 62,000. More...

Robocalls banned

A new ban on automated telemarketing calls went into effect Tuesday making "robocalls" from telemarketers illegal. More...

Drive safely!

The Georgia State Patrol and the Crash Reporting Unit at the Georgia Department of Transportation are estimating 1,725 traffic crashes for the approaching Labor Day weekend resulting in 975 injuries, and 18 traffic deaths. More...

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICES

081209-01 NOTICE GEORGIA, EARLY COUNTY Notice is hereby given that Thuy Le Thi Nguyen, filed her petition to the Superior Court of Early County, Georgia, on the 29th day of July, 2009, More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 2 FAMILY Connection Collaborative, noon, Family Learning Resource Center BIRTHDAYS: Ruston Cleveland, Jim Whitehead, Keith Hampton, Kendall Cooley ANNIVERSARY: Fred & Liz Darden THURSDAY, SEPT. More...

Editorials

Political Cartoon

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Mumbles

Worth thinking about!

With that big "GOTCHA" pending, this email caught my eye. And, remember what I have already told you... the healthcare reform you keep hearing about ain't about healthcare. The U.S. More...

Know your geography

Other Voices

One of the big-time gubernatorial candidates committed a minor faux pas recently when he confused Blakely — which is my hometown — with Baxley — which isn't. More...

Agriculture

Fall mulching on a budget

Your plants need a warm bed just as much as you do with winter approaching, but you shouldn't have to break the bank to get the job done right. Homemade mulch lets you cut costs without sacrificing your landscape and garden. More...

Milk and meat prices down for consumers and producers

A year ago, food prices were at record highs. Now, many products have hit rock bottom. Decreases in fuel prices and ethanol demand have impacted the consumer market for milk and meats. Over the past year, U.S. More...

Society

Tomberlin - Crozier

Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Tomberlin of Colquitt announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Jamie Lea Tomberlin, to Richard Wade Crozier, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Crozier of Blakely. More...

White - Braswell

Christopher L. White and Judy S. White, both of Blakely, proudly announce the engagement of their daughter, Joanna Leigh, to Jeffrey Michael Braswell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alan J. Braswell of Blakely. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. More...

Lattinville - Heleski plans complete

The wedding plans for Jennifer Faye Lattinville and Justin Gregory Heleski have been completed. The couple will wed Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009, at 6 p.m. at Quail Country Plantation in Arlington. Rev. More...

Campus

Teller training offered

The Bainbridge College continuing education division has partnered with Edcomm Banker's Academy to offer online teller training. More...

Dictionaries galore

Willie Allen, president of the Early County Association of Educators, presented Gwen Houston, director of the Early County Literacy Task Force, More...

Governor hosts showchoir

The Early County High School Showchoir performed at the governor's mansion in Atlanta Aug. 25 for students in pre-kindergarten through fifth grade. The Early Arrivals performed 11 choreographed routines at a literacy picnic sponsored by Gov. More...

Flu shots

Seasonal flu shots are now available at the Early County Health Department at 12799 Magnolia Street in Blakely. The fee for flu shots has been reduced to $20. More...

$1.6 million for sewer rehab

Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority Executive Director Phil Foil announced this week the approval of funding for the city of Blakely sewer rehab projects. More...

SGA Homecoming

Southwest Georgia Academy's 2009 Homecoming Court, selected by student vote, will be escorted by their fathers during homecoming activities Sept. 11. More...

City council qualifying

Qualifying for two Blakely city council post opened Monday. Qualifying will close at 4:30 p.m. Friday. The qualifying fee is $72. The two posts which will be on the Nov. More...

Casino Night

The Chamber of Commerce will host a Casino Night Oct. 29 at the Blakely Town & Country Club. Get your tickets now for a fun-filled night of games and food. Call the chamber at 723- 3741 for more information. More...

Other News

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive

Daily Events Sept. 7 — Rhythm band practice - 10:30-11:30. Lunch: Hamburger steak with gravy, broccoli, cream potatoes, wheat roll, chilled fruit. Sept. 8 — Physical fitness - 10:15 a.m. - 11 a.m. Wii Games - 11 a.m. More...

Boating laws will be strictly enforced

Wildlife Resources Division conservation rangers will be strictly enforcing all boating laws in an effort to keep everyone safe on Georgia's waterways this Labor Day weekend. More...

Display American flags in remembrance of Sept. 11

American flags should be displayed outside every home, office and store Friday, Sept. 11 — the eighth anniversary of one of our country's worst tragedies. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

God keeps his promises

Joshua 1 As the Holy Spirit (2 Peter 1:21) began the historical book we know as the book of Joshua, the record opens with a view from the divine perspective. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Pleasant Grove Pleasant Grove African Methodist Episcopal Church will have their annual revival Sept. 2 through Sept. 4 at 7 p.m. each night. Rev. Jerry Daniels will be the guest speaker. Everyone is invited to attend. More...

Obituaries

John Walker

Veteran

John Walker, 56, of Orlando, Fla., died Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2009 at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, Ala. Mr. Walker was born in Early County April 10, 1953, to the late Mattie Smith Gray and David Walker. He served in the U.S. More...

Mattie B. King

Insurance Agent

Mattie Bessie King, 97, of Bluffton died Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2009. Mrs. King was born in Bluffton July 24, 1912, to the late Robert Steward and Bessie Steward. More...

Stephen H. Ginn

Student

Stephen Harrison Ginn, 10, of Royston, Ga., died Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2009. Stephen was born in Clarke County, Ga., July 23, 1999, to Frank Ginn and Robin Tardy Ginn both of Royston. More...

Sports

Cats fall to Bainbridge

The Bainbridge Bearcats overcame an early 14-point deficit to defeat the Early County Bobcats 38-28 in Bainbridge last Friday night. The Bearcats are now 2-0 on the year while the Bobcats fell to 0-1. More...

Warriors win season opener

The Southwest Georgia Academy Warriors traveled to Camilla Thursday night and kicked off their 2009 season with a 56-32 win over the Westwood Wildcats. More...

Manning speaks at SGA tailgating supper

The SGA Booster Club held its annual tailgate supper on Warrior Field last week where the fall sports athletes were introduced by their coaches. More...