November 25, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

44 more needed to earn Certified Work Ready Community status

To be designated a Certified Work Ready Community, Early County must drive both current workers and the unemployed to obtain a Work Ready Certificate.   More...

DRIVE SAFELY!

The Thanksgiving holiday period begins at 6 p.m. today with stepped up traffic enforcement planned throughout the holiday weekend. GSP troopers will be concentrating on seat belt and speed violations while watching for impaired drivers.   More...

Don’t get scammed during the holidays!

“With the holiday season upon us, many good-willed individuals express their generosity by giving to those less fortunate,” says Lawrence Loesch Vice President/General Manager for AlliedBarton Security Services.   More...

Warm coats for Xmas

The community is being asked to participate in “Warm Coats for Christmas” spearheaded by the Rotary Club in cooperation with First Baptist Church and the Blakely Ministerial Association.   More...

Other News

Turn named regional library director

Jean Turn has been chosen by the Kinchafoonee Regional Library Board to be the region’s new director. Turn will replace Norris Wootton, who recently retired.   More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive

Daily Events   Nov. 30 — Rhythm band at Nursing Home - 10:15 - 11:30. Lunch: Smoked sausage, steamed cabbage, dry lima beans, wheat bread, cinnamon peaches.   More...

Arlington runoff election

There will be a runoff election Tuesday in Arlington to settle the races for mayor and city council post 5.   The mayor’s race ended in a tie Nov. 3 with incumbent mayor Jerome Brackins Sr. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Believers have hope for eternity

2 Peter 3   Humanly-designed timetables and agendas should be submitted before the throne of divine ordinances. Jesus Christ of Nazareth, the only begotten son of God, was familiar with this divine principle. John 2:4; 9:4; 10:25. More...

The Gospel Truth

Keep the commandments of God

David Wells is a distinguished professor of theology at Gordon- Conwell Theological Seminary (my alma matter). Recently he was interviewed by the   More...

CHURCH NEWS

Evergreen   Evergreen Church will host a candlelight service Dec. 6 at 6 p.m. Pastor John Davis of Union Church will deliver the message. The Williams family of Willis Grove Church of Damascus will supply the music. More...

Agriculture

Rau sheep win

On Oct. 10, the Southeastern Dorper Sheep Breeders Association held their annual show in Bushnell, Fla. Both Justin and Dillon Brock exhibited five Dorper and White Dorper sheep owned by Robin Rau. More...

Retired Educators observe American Education Week

The members of the Southwest Georgia Retired Educators Association celebrated American Education Week by wearing the designated colors daily during the week of Nov. 16-20.   The group met at Pizza Hut Thursday, Nov. More...

Sports

Warriors fall short in state playoffs

The SGA Warriors traveled to Sandersville Friday night to take on the Eagles from Brentwood in the AA Final Four. More...

Region honors five Lady Cats

Recently the head coaches of region 1-AA gathered to honor the best softball players in the region. Each coach was allowed to nominate as many players as he or she wanted. More...

FOOTBALL 2009

WAY TO GO WARRIORS!
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Sales tax slumps

Locally, it isn’t hard to see the benefits of sales tax collections. The new high school gym, the Standifer Field renovation, fencing and other safety measures at the schools were all funded through local option sales tax collections. 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...

City budget copes with revenue shortfalls

The Blakely City Council held a budget hearing Nov. 18 at the City Annex for the public to discuss the city’s 2010 proposed budget. More...

More H1N1 vaccine available

Around 3,100 more doses of H1N1 nasal spray are available this week for children who need a second dose of vaccine to achieve full immunity. 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...

Santa PJ party Dec. 3

Get those Christmas pajamas out and mark Dec. 3 on your calendar— Santa’s Pajama Party at Early Elementary School.   The fun lasts from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 25   BIRTHDAYS: Charles Rice, Amber E. Grimes   THURSDAY, NOV. More...

Editorials

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Other Voices

A time to mourn

It’s too soon to go through this again. But here we are.   I was walking out the door Thursday, on my way to an event at the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication in Athens when a friend sent me a text message. More...

Mumbles

It should not take a jolt...

I guess I’m as guilty as anyone else, probably more so than many, when it comes to giving thanks.   It’s not that I don’t thank the Lord for His many blessings everyday. More...

Obituaries

William Lee Bradley Sr.

Farmer

William Lee Bradley Sr., 85, of Blakely died Sunday, Nov. 15, 2009, at Early Memorial Nursing Home.   Mr. Bradley was born in Headland, Ala., Sept. 14, 1924, to the late Booker T. Bradley and Estell Bradley. He was a retired farmer.   More...

Melba S. Fain

Homemaker

Melba Sanders Fain, 79, of Edison died Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2009, at Calhoun Nursing Home in Edison.   Mrs. Fain was born in Randolph County May 14, 1930, to the late Edd Griggs Sanders and Ollie Mae Pierce Sanders. More...

Addie Lampkin

Addie Lampkin Homemaker

Addie Lampkin, 88, of Dothan, Ala., died Thursday, Nov. 19, 2009, at Westside Terrace.   Mrs. Lampkin was born Sept. 22, 1921, in Henry County, Ala., and she lived the early years of her life there. More...

Society

Pethel - White wedding vows spoken

Kellie Randell Pethel and Westley Allen White were united in marriage Nov. 7, 2009, at 3 p.m. at Homer Baptist Church in Homer, Ga.   The bride is the daughter of Randy and Cindy Pethel of Danielsville, Ga. More...

Camerata at FUMC Dec. 7

Camerata will open the Christmas season with a joyous musical celebration Monday, Dec. 7 at First United Methodist Church in Blakely at 8 p.m.   More...

BIRTH

Mr. and Mrs. David Bivens of Atlanta, proudly announce the birth of their baby boy, Davidson Fisher, on Nov. 1, 2009. Fisher weighed 7 pounds 7 ounces and was 18 1.2 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Dr. and Mrs. More...

Campus

Preschool takes a ride

The children at First Baptist Church’s weekday education program visited the Blakely Fire Department Oct. 8 to learn about fire safety and to ride the fire truck.  More...

ABAC accepting nominations

Nominations are now being accepted for the awards to be presented by the ABAC alumni association at the Celebrate ABAC alumni weekend on March 6, 2010 at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. Nominations are due by Jan. 15, 2010.   More...

Students attend media festival

The Early County Elementary International Student Media Festival winners traveled to Louisville, Kent., where they received awards for excellence in student media. They enjoyed attending various media workshops and other festival events.   More...