December 9, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Arlington DDA receives $300,126 OneGeorgia loan

The Downtown Development Authority of the City of Arlington received a $300,126 equity loan to assist with the expansion of Damascus Fertilizer Company, d/b/a Early Trucking Company, in Arlington.   More...

Christmas parade

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20 needed by Dec. 15

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...

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

Burglars strike local businesses

Early County authorities are hoping for leads which will lead to the arrest of a robber who took money from the cash register at the Dollar General Store on South Main last week. More...

Rotary donates to book club

The Blakely Rotary Club presented $1,000 to the Bobcat Book Club at last week’s Rotary meeting. “This is part of our continued commitment to promote literacy in Early County,” Rotary president Chuck DeVane stated.   More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Dr.

Daily Events   Dec. 14 — Rhythm band at Nursing Home - 10:15 - 11:30. Lunch: Salisbury steak with mushroom gravy, parsley potatoes, collard greens, corn muffin, mandarin oranges.   More...

Religion

CHURCH NEWS

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Sunday School Lesson

Foreshadowing Jesus’ birth

Isaiah 7:13-17; Luke 1:26-38 More...

The Gospel Truth

Faith puts God first in all things

The sweet sound of God’s amazing grace can make blind eyes see, and today I want you to see what blindness can do for you. Read Proverbs 20:24. This proverb is a rhetorical question. More...

Society

Dukes - Brownlee

Earl Dukes of Haleburg, Ala., and Shirley Dukes of Blakely proudly announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Blaire Nicole Dukes, to Richard Austin Brownlee, son of Mr. and Mrs. Mark S. Brownlee Jr. of Blakely.   More...

Hallie Kay turns two

Hallie Kay Wright turned two years old Nov. 6 and celebrated her birthday with a pumpkin patch party.   She had a great time with family and friends, but was especially excited to have her Bubby, Ward, in attendance.   More...

Martez to celebrate second birthday

Martez Jamal Brown will celebrate his second birthday Dec. 14. He is the son of Markita Davis and Marty Brown of Blakely. His grandparents are Patricia and Joseph Davis, Dorothy Brown and Deley Brown, all of Blakely. More...

H1N1 vaccine available to general public

H1N1 is now available for all persons ages six months and older. Regular seasonal flu vaccine is also available. More...

County discusses repair of dirt roads

A short agenda and wet weather gave county commissioners an opportunity to hear from citizens and staff about the conditions of dirt roads Monday at the county commission meeting.   More...

City adopts $17 million 2010 budget

The Blakely City Council approved a resolution to adopt the 2010 $17 million budget at its last council meeting of 2009 at the City Annex Dec. 1. More...

Basketball tipoff in new gym

The new ECHS gym saw its first varsity basketball action Friday night when Early County hosted Albany High. The first home games originally scheduled with Miller County were postponed due to the Pirates’ football playoffs. More...

Schools turn out early for the holidays

Parents are reminded that Early County Schools will release students early Monday and Tuesday next week. Early Elementary will turn out at 12:05, the middle school at 12:15 and the high school will turn out at 12:25. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 9   BIRTHDAYS: Jennifer Lynn Evans, C.B. Fincher, Eric Darden   ANNIVERSARY: Adam & Tara Still   THURSDAY, DEC. 10   ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club   PILOT CLUB BLAKELY #282 O.E.S. More...

Editorials

Other Voices

There is a Santa

Sofia, the two-yearold who visits my office, and I had a conversation the other day about Santa Claus. Mostly it was about how excited she is that Santa is coming soon.   Sofia is the daughter of one of our editors at the paper. More...

Political Cartoon

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Mumbles

War! War! War!

The 68th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor passed relatively quietly Monday. The news of the attack, however, caused considerable consternation across the country during that fateful week in 1941.   More...

Obituaries

Vassie Price

Vassie “V.P.” Price, 87, of Blakely died Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2009, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, Ala.   Mr. Price was born in Blakely Nov. 17, 1922, to the late Vassie Price and Anna Freeman Price. More...

Polly P. Cobb

Manager

Polly Powell Cobb, 79, of Moultrie died Saturday, Nov. 28, 2009, at Fairview Park Hospital in Dublin, Ga.   More...

Roanie Warrick

Homemaker

Rowena “Roanie” Burford Warrick, 88, of Blakely died Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2009, at Early Memorial Nursing Home.   Mrs. Warrick was born in Bartow County, Ga., April 17, 1921, to the late Rev. William Burford and Rowena Daley Burford. More...

Sports

SGA Warriors open season with loss

The SGA Warriors opened up their basketball season Monday, Nov. 30 versus the Randolph Southern Patriots. The Warriors fell to the Patriots 56-62 in the opener. More...

Campus

4-H members compete in DPA

Eight Early County Cloverleaf 4-H’ers traveled to Moultrie Nov. 21 to participate in the Southwest District’s 4- H Cloverleaf Project Achievement held at Williams Middle School.   More...

Basket of thanks

Young Achievers after-school tutorial sponsored a Thanksgiving basket raffle during November. The basket consisted of a turkey, a ham, cornbread stuffing, peas, rice, dinner rolls, cranberry sauce and tea. The winner, T.G. More...

Hayes to graduate

Latanga Hayes, a native of Damascus, will graduate from Georgia Southern University Friday, Dec. 11 at 1 p.m. The commencement exercises take place at Hanner Fieldhouse in Statesboro, Ga. More...