January 13, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

DCA Co-Op agreement signed

Local and area leaders gathered at the Early County FACES conference room last week to witness the signing of a letter of intent launching the Communities of Opportunity program in Early County. More...

Gov. Perdue plan would transform teacher pay

In a preview of his State of the State address, Governor Perdue discussed a range of issues including education, water, transportation and health insurance reform Tuesday at the annual Eggs & Issues Breakfast hosted by the Georgia Chamber of Commerc More...

Valentine Day benefit dance

Father-daughter

The Early County Museum is sponsoring a Valentine’s Father- Daughter Dance Feb. 13 at the First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. Advance tickets are $25, $5 each additional daughter. More...

Other News

DeVane earns highest Work Ready rating

Rotary Club President Chuck DeVane, who earned the highest Work Ready certification level, is congratulated by Bainbridge College Early County Director Joan Simpson. More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive

Daily Events Jan. 18 — Closed   Jan. 19 — 10:15 a.m. - 11 a.m. Physical fitness. 11 a.m. - Games - 12 p.m. - Lunch: Chicken fritters, sweet potatoes, okra and tomatoes, wheat bread, fruited Jello.   More...

Native Early Countian publishes first book

In her inspirational new book, Where’s Your Focus?, Sandra K. Casey presents readers with an exploration of God’s word, in particular Philippians 4:6-8, providing them with the tools to help cultivate faith and overcome hardships. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Accept the healing spirit of Jesus

As we read scripture, it is important for us to ask ourselves, “What did this passage or message mean to the people who heard it first, or read it first?” The setting of the teachings or acts become important, as we get the feel of the s More...

The Gospel Truth

Lead your children to Jesus Christ

Who is responsible for training children?   This is not merely a verse for parents, but for Christians. The principle goes for those in the fields of education, media, business, everywhere. More...

CHURCH NEWS

BHA Bible Class   Blakely Housing Authority Bible class will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday Jan. 15 at 1:30 p.m. at the Baptist Branch Community Room.   St. Maryland M.B.   More...

Agriculture

Some farmers eligible for SURE

USDA has implemented the Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments program in accordance with the 2008 Farm Bill. More...

Peanut farmers renominated for peanut commission board

Three peanut farmers were recently re-nominated without opposition for three-year terms on the Georgia Peanut Commission Board of Directors. More...

Sports

Old timers softball game Feb. 2

An “Old Timers” softball game between former Early County baseball players is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 6 at 2 p.m. at the Ray Knight Sports Complex.   The game will follow the Bobcat Hit-A-Thon at 12 p.m. More...

Warriors win three in a row

The SGA Warriors may have started off a little sluggish this year but since the Christmas break the Warriors have won five out of their last six games, including three straight this past week.   More...

Campus

Spelling bee winners

Early County Middle School held its annual spelling bee in December for each grade level. More...

Couple receive degrees at GSU

An Early County couple was among the graduates receiving degrees at Georgia Southern University’s fall commencement Dec. 11 in Statesboro.   Dr. Barbara Perryman Williams and Dr. Rufus Douglas Williams Jr. More...

Georgia Peanut Farm Show set for Jan. 21

Producers can fine-tune farming operations with information gained at the 34th annual Georgia Peanut Farm Show Jan. 21 at the Albany Civic Center. More...

STILL COLD!

The deep freeze is still with us. The unofficial low was 15 Monday and 24 Tuesday with a forecast of 23 Wednesday and 27 Thursday — 12 consecutive days of hard freeze. A record? Where there was water, there was ice... More...

Huddle House reopens on bypass

Jill Cooper is excited to be able to re-open Huddle House in Blakely where she hopes it will be a place for friends, family and the community to gather. She brings 12 years experience managing Subways to her new Huddle House. More...

MLB’s Parrish to address Reading First

Toledo Mud Hens coach Larry Parrish will highlight Early County Reading First’s Literacy Enrichment Activity Jan. 21 at 5:30 p.m. at the Early County Elementary School Lunchroom.   More...

Chamber banquet

Dennis Swanberg will be the featured speaker at the Chamber of Commerce annual meeting tomorrow night at 7 p.m. in the Early Co. High cafeteria. Call 723-3741 for tickets. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, JAN 13   BIRTHDAYS: Ransay LaDuke, Mary Ellen Still   ANNIVERSARY: Mr. & Mrs. L.E. Lucas   THURSDAY, JAN 14   ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club   PILOT CLUB BLAKELY #282 O.E.S. More...

Editorials

Classifieds

Full Story

Mumbles

Ten miles, uphill, both ways

It was on up into the morning a few days ago when I looked at the weather gadget in the kitchen and it said the temperature outside was 24 degrees. More...

Other Voices

Hibernation sounds like the way to go

Bears, as it turns out, may be the smartest of all the animals in the animal kingdom.   At the first hint of cooler weather, bears partake in a large feast to build up their body fat. More...

Obituaries

Annie Harris

Retired

Annie Ruth Harris, 80, of Blakely, Ga., died Dec. 30, 2009, at her residence.   Mrs. Harris was born in Blakely Jan. 25, 1929, to the late John D. Harris and Trudy Williams. She was a member of Wesley Chapel AME Church. More...

Mary Williams

Retired

Mary M. Williams, 91, of Tampa, Fla., died Jan. 2, 2010.   Mrs. Williams was born to the late Berry and Mittie Miller. She was a member of Riverhills Church of God in Tampa. More...

Byrdine Lewis

Nurse

Byrdine Franklin Lewis, 85, of Blakely died Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2010, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, Ala. Mrs. Lewis was born July 30, 1924, in Walnut Grove, Miss., to the late William David Franklin and Olive Hester Franklin. More...

Society

Williams - Fillingame

Priscilla James of Blakely and John Henry Williams Jr. of Colquitt announce the engagement of their daughter Latasha Williams of Blakely and Gevincin Fillingame of Colquitt. More...

Jenkins - Holland

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Mac Jenkins Jr. and the late Mary Jenkins of Blakely would like to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Jennifer Lynn Jenkins, to Robert Eden Holland Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. More...

White - Braswell plans complete

Plans have been completed for the marriage ceremony of Joanna Leigh White, daughter of Christopher L. White and Judy S. White, to Jeffrey Michael Braswell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alan J. Braswell. More...