January 20, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Chamber’s 60th annual banquet

The 60th Blakely-Early County Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting was highlighted by Dennis Swanberg, America’s “Minister of Encouragement,” Thursday night at the ECHS cafeteria. More...

Gene Ragan, chapter one

(Publisher’s note: Gene Ragan, a sage of the agriculture community in the Southeast who loves to claim Early County “home,” was a Saturday night staple in homes during the 40 years his “Gene Ragan Show” aired on WTVY More...

Census jobs

Tom Capuson from the Census Bureau will be at Lucy Hilton Memorial Library Jan. 23 from 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Applications and testing for job openings will be accepted on both dates. More...

Childcare training

Early Reading First will offer Daycare Provider Training Jan. 26 and Feb. 2 at Early Elementary’s Pre-K building. Providers can earn five hours of Department of Early Care and Learning Training at no cost. More...

Other News

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive

Daily Events   Jan. 25 — 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Rhythm Band Practice. Lunch: Meat loaf, corn, broccoli, wheat roll, cinnamon applesauce   Jan. 26 — 10:15 a.m. - 11 a.m. Physical fitness. 11 a.m. 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...

Daycare provider training offered

Early County Early Reading First will offer 2010 Daycare Provider Training Jan. 26 and Feb. 2 at Early County Elementary School’s Pre-K building. More...

Religion

CHURCH NEWS

St. Paul C.M.E.   St. Paul C.M.E. Church will have their annual missionary program Sunday, Jan. 24 at 2 p.m. Rev. Kegler will be speaking. Everyone is invited to attend.   Zion Watch AME   More...

The Gospel Truth

Be courageous as a Christian

Read Proverbs 25:26. A continuing theme in the book of Proverbs is the contrast between the righteous and the wicked. More...

Let the Bible Speak

Loving God means loving his word

One of the greatest ways to show our love for God is to love his word enough to obey it.   The Bible contains all things that human kind needs in order to live a life that pleases the almighty. More...

Society

Garland-Pope

Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Reid Garland of Dawson, Ga., are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashlee Ann Garland of Dawson, to Steven Ryan Pope of Valdosta, Ga., son of Mr. and Mrs. John Myers of Albany Ga., and Mr. and Mrs. Steven R. More...

Harper celebrates first birthday

Harper Kate Clenney turned one Dec. 27, 2009. She celebrated with family and friends at Moe’s with a strawberry themed party.   Harper is the daughter of Brad and Marlee Clenney of Morgan. More...

Jy’Mya turns one

Jy’mya Bra’Nasia McCray celebrated her first birthday Jan. 15, 2010. She is the daughter of Annie Smith and Chevelle McCray. More...

Archbold announces plans to cut ties with Early Memorial

Archbold Memorial Hospital announced Monday that it will end its agreement to manage Early Memorial Hospital and Early Memorial Nursing Home effective September 30, 2010. More...

Five plead guilty to involuntary manslaughter in Sanchez case

Five of six suspects arrested in the the June 21 beating death of 19-yearold Xavier Sanchez have pled guilty to involuntary manslaughter. More...

BC president to retire

Bainbridge College President Tom Wilkerson has announced his retirement effective Dec. 31, 2010. “I am especially grateful to the Chancellor and the Board of Regents for entrusting this fine institution to my care. More...

Blood donors needed today

Southeastern Community Blood Center is asking for blood donors today at Early Co. High School from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. SCBC is the sole supplier of blood to Early Memorial Hospital and other area hospitals. The blood supply is very low. 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.   For more information, contact Babs Williams, 723-4547. More...

Old Timers 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. For more information 229-221-4577. More...

Editorials

Political Cartoon

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Just the flu

Other Voices

I thought I had the flu. You might have seen in the papers that the flu is going around, and I had all the classic symptoms — high fever, chills, muscle aches.   But being a male of the species, I didn’t go to the doctor. More...

Mumbles

Time for a good old rally

About that priority list. Get your pencils out. It just got reorganized! More...

Obituaries

Grady Harper II

Farmer

Grady “Bud” Holman Harper II, 48, of Blakely died Friday, Jan. 8, 2010, at his residence.   Mr. Harper was born Oct. 24, 1961, in Arlington to Shelby Jean Grier Hughes and the late Grady Holman Harper. More...

Irene Williams

Retired

Irene Smith Williams, 90, of Blakely died Jan. Friday, 8, 2010.   Mrs. Williams was born July 25, 1919, in Blakely to the late Chester B. Hutchins and Annie B. Hutchins Smith. She was a member of Pleasant Grove African Episcopal Church.   More...

Patricia Beacham

Housekeeper

Patricia Ann Beacham, 43, of Blakely died Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010.   Ms. Beacham was born Aug. 9, 1966, in Blakely to the late Annie Maude Alexander and Will Wade. She was a member of Wesley Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church. More...