January 6, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

State mandates electronic tax filing

Legislation that went into effect Jan. 1 requires more Georgia businesses and individuals to pay their state taxes electronically. More...

A final glance at 2009

The following review is a glance back at happenings that comprised the news stories during the LAST part of 2009.   July   Piggly Wiggly opened its doors to local shoppers. More...

Commission meeting

The Early County Commissioners started 2010 with little business to attend to at their Jan. 4 meeting at the County Annex, aside from voting to keep local attorney William Mills as the county’s legal advisor.   More...

Other News

Household water well loan program available

The Golden Triangle Resource Conservation and Development Council of Southwest Georgia is providing a water well loan program for low-income, rural homeowners. More...

Committee schedules unemployment seminar

The Southwest Georgia Employer Committee and the Georgia Department of Labor’s Bainbridge Career Center will cosponsor a seminar on unemployment insurance for employers in the area.   More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive

Daily Events   Jan. 11 — Rhythm band practice at nursing home. 10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Lunch: Sloppy joe, Mexican corn, broccoli, wheat bun, cinnamon apples.   More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Strengthened in temptation

Matthew 4:1-11   As we read of the life and ministry of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, it is important for us to remember that he is the Son of God, yet he was in a human body. More...

The Gospel Truth

Apply biblical truths to your life

Proverbs 29:18 is a foundational proverb. In other words, it is a biblical truth to build your life upon. More...

CHURCH NEWS

St. John F.W.B.   St. John Free Will Baptist Church will be have their annual missionary program Sunday, Jan. 10 at 2 p.m.   Wesley Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church and pastor will host the event. More...

Society

Defensive driving course to be offered

Seniors are invited to sign up immediately for a defensive driving course being offered Wednesday, Jan. 20 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Lucy Hilton Maddox Library The Women’s Civic Club of Blakely is sponsoring the class.   More...

Meetings planned for library services

Georgia Libraries for Accessible Statewide Services of Georgia Public Library Services has announced an initial statewide service plan that will hopefully result in more efficient, effective service to citizens with visual or physical disabilities t More...

Auxiliary seeking scholarship applicants

The Auxiliary at John D. Archbold Memorial Hospital is seeking applicants for a scholarship given annually to deserving college students enrolled in a medical related field of study. More...

Damascus Mayor Pro-Tem jailed for fighting at meeting

A heated argument at a Damascus city council meeting last week escalated into a shoving match which sent the city clerk to the hospital and the mayor pro-tem to jail. More...

Second Annual Peanut Proud Expo March 27

“You’re fixing to see one of the biggest public relation campaigns in America to get people back to eating peanut butter,” Tyrone Spearman told reporters who had converged on Blakely last March for the Peanut Proud Expo. More...

Chamber banquet Jan. 14

Dennis Swanberg, America’s “Minister of Encouragement,” will be the featured speaker at the Blakely-Early County Chamber of Commerce annual meeting Jan. 14.   More...

Huddle House ribbon cutting

The Huddle House restaurant at the intersection of the U.S. 27 and U.S. 62 bypasses has reopened. Closed for a number of months, the restaurant is now under new ownership. A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held Friday at 11 a.m. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 6   FAMILY CONNECTION Collaborative, noon, Family Learning Resource Center   BIRTHDAYS: James Thompson, Hannah Grace Temples, Eddie Martin   THURSDAY, JAN. More...

Editorials

Cartoon

Full Story

Distracted drivers

Other Voices

Every now and then, a story crosses the wires that we journalists like to call “no kidding” stories, only we don’t use “kidding.” We use a four-letter word that rhymes with “hit” and can’t be used in a More...

Mumbles

Got a Tiger by the tail!

One of the news stories distracting us from the news that actually impacts us as 2009 was winding down was the fall of Tiger Woods after his ongoing infidelity unfolded publicly.   More...

Obituaries

Charlie Thomas Jr.

Farmer

Charlie “Dapp” Thomas, 54, of Blakely died Dec. 27, 2009, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, Ala.   Mr. Thomas was born May 26, 1955, to Ludell Rogers Thomas and the late Charlie B. Thomas in Louisville, Ala. More...

Margie Harris

Retired

Margie L. Harris, 93, died Dec. 27, 2009, in Blakely.   Mrs. Harris was born in Blakely Feb. 9, 1916, to the late John Lambert and Daisy Jenkins Lambert. She was a member of the Masonic Temple and Evergreen Church of Blakely. More...

Rafaela Villalobos

Homemaker

Rafaela Villalobos, 40, of Edison died Jan. 2, 2010, at her residence.   Mrs. Villalobos was born in Polistepec, Mexico, to Paula Flores Villalobos and the late Rafael Villalobos. She was a member of the Good Samaritan Methodist Church.   More...

Campus

Area students earn honors at Bainbridge College

Bainbridge College vice president of academic affairs Dr. Mariam Dittmann has announced the students who earned the distinction of being named to the dean’s list and those named to the honors list for fall semester 2009.   More...