November 18, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Jungle Joe to highlight LEAP meeting tomorrow

Early County Elementary’s Early Reading First LEAP meeting is scheduled for Nov. 19 at the elementary school.   The morning session begins at 9 a.m. and focuses on dialogic reading. More...

HOTS... Mark your calendars!

Everyone is urged to circle Dec. 4 and 5 on your calendars so you won’t miss a weekend full of holiday activities sponsored by the Blakely- Early County Chamber of Commerce. More...

Other News

Stewart new administrator at Early Memorial Nursing Home

Early Memorial Nursing Home is pleased to announce the addition of Michael Stewart to its staff as nursing home administrator. He brings more than 17 years of nursing home experience to Early Memorial.   More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive

Daily Events   Nov. 23 — Rhythm band practice - 10:30- 11:30. Lunch: Beef hotdog with chili, cole slaw, BBQ beans, hot dog bun, apple crisp.   More...

Holiday dinners are more than turkey

Thoughts of Thanksgiving dinner most often turn to turkey. “Last year’s bird was so dry. Perhaps we should try frying it this year.” But, there’s more to a memorable holiday meal than just the meat in the middle. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Be faithful to the master

2 Peter 1:3-15   Faithfulness is a quality that is admired, but less often practiced. One of the major themes taught by Jesus Christ of Nazareth was that of faithfulness to his teachings. More...

The Gospel Truth

God’s love is unconditional

My cell phone company has come out with a “Friends and Family” plan. It allows you to pick up to 10 phone numbers that you can call from anywhere at anytime for no extra charge. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Morning Star   Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church will host an appreciation service for sister Mamie James Nov. 21 at 5 p.m. featuring the William Family, God Destiny, St. Matthew, praise dancers, a gospel play and much more. More...

Agriculture

Planning class offered for new ag producers

Southwest Georgia Farm Credit is offering young, beginning and small agricultural producers the opportunity to take the course, “Ag Biz Planner,” offered through Farm Credit University.   More...

Sports

SGA Warriors advance to final four

The Warriors traveled to Statesboro last Friday night to take on the Bulloch Academy Gators. The Warriors racked up 462 yards of total offense, and over 300 of it came in the first half. More...

Sealy takes best all-around

Charley Sealy and her gymnastics academy, Alabama Elite, enjoyed success once again at the Pirates of the Cahaba Meet in Birmingham, Ala.   Charley placed first on beam, tied for first on floor, third on bars and fourth on vault. More...

Campus

Blackmon first to complete new technology training

The Early County School System Technology Department is busy upgrading classrooms to 21st Century Learning environments.   More...

Fun festival ride

Helen Murray’s class at Early County Middle School received a special treat for their trip to the National Peanut Festival in Dothan Wednesday, Nov. More...

Bishop votes for healthcare bill

“We have a moral obligation to ensure that all Americans receive the health care they need...”

Congressman Sanford Bishop voted last week in favor of H.R. 3962, the “Affordable Health Care for America Act.”   More...

BOE delays capital project

The Early County Board of Education voted to postpone the estimated date on a Capitol Outlay Program Application at its Nov. 10 meeting at Early County Middle School.   More...

Census data is crucial

Early County is being urged to get organized now for the 2010 census. Jennifer Edwards, U.S. More...

Rural hospitals facing physician shortage

It is imperative national lawmakers consider the national physician shortage before voting for dramatic overhaul.

Congressional policy makers may be getting the cart before the horse in their efforts to reform our nation’s health system. The valiant push to provide health insurance coverage for nearly all U.S. More...

Christmas Wish Tree

The annual Wish Tree project helps ensure that Santa stops at every house at Christmas. Last year, through the community’s support, 130 children received gifts.   The Wish Tree will be up just in time for after- Thanksgiving sales. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 18   CHAMBER of Commerce, noon, Chamber conference room   BIRTHDAYS: Beau Middleton, Sara Willis, Ken Chandler   THURSDAY, NOV. More...

Editorials

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Other Voices

Rain, rain, go away

I’m almost embarrassed to admit this, especially after all we went through the last few years. But what the heck. It is how I feel.   I’m sick of the rain.   More...

Mumbles

If I can do it, so can you

I know one question I missed. The clock was winding down as I struggled to arrive at the correct answer to the final question. Just as I figured it out and went to click on the answer... time ran out. More...

Obituaries

IN MEMORY

In Loving Memory Louise Dixon   Nov. 14, 2005   It has been four long years without you. We miss you and Daddy very much. Daddy passed away Feb. 2, 1996. More...

Mandy Lee Broner

Housekeeper

Mary Lee Broner, 78, of Blakely died Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan.   Mrs. Broner was born in Dothan May 24, 1931, to the late Joseph Kegler and Ruby Robinson. More...

Mary Helen Ceasar

Homemaker

Mary Helen Ceasar, 68, of Blakely died Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan.   Mrs. Ceasar was born in Early County May 5, 1941, to the late Simon Reddick and Gladys Henderson. More...

Society

Pilot Club attends fall council

Seven members of the Pilot Club of Blakely recently attended the Pilot International Georgia District Fall Council at Vineville Methodist Church in Macon.   More...

BIRTH

Steven and Patti Clenney Wright of Signal Mountain, Tenn., are proud to announce the birth of their son, Jackson David Wright. Jackson was born at 12:31 a.m. May 25, 2009, at Erlanger Women’s East Hospital in Chattanooga, Tenn. More...

Allen presents garden club program

The Blakely Garden Club was honored to have Teena Allen demonstrate fall and winter container gardening. Marie Kelley introduced Allen, who is the manager of PC’s Nursery and Landscaping in Dothan. More...