February 17, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Kenneth Hall to retire

The Early County School Board is beginning a search for a new system superintendent after current ECSS Superintendent Kenneth Hall expressed his desire to retire. Hall told the board he wanted them to have ample time to fill his position.   More...

Peanut Proud pageant

It’s Peanut Proud time again and the peanut industry is planning a 2010 Peanut Proud Celebration which will be held Saturday, March 27.   More...

Head Start

Early County Head Start is taking applications for the 2010-2011 school year through Feb. 19. Call 723-6814 for more information. More...

LEAP Wild West show

Join Vernie and the Southpaw at the 2B Ranch Wild West Show at Early County Elementary’s LEAP meeting Feb. 18. The fun takes place Thursday at 5:30 p.m. in the cafeteria. For more information, call Babs Williams at 723-4547. More...

Hit-A-Thon

The baseball Hit-AThon and Old Timers Game scheduled for this past Saturday has been rescheduled to March 6. The Hit-A-Thon will start at 12 noon. The Old Timers Game will start at 2 p.m. Everyone is encouraged to come out and enjoy the fun. More...

Other News

Small businesses could be eligible for Work Ready reimbursement

Gov. Sonny Perdue and Georgia Chamber of Commerce President and CEO George M. Israel III have announced the launch of Hire Work Ready, a new initiative designed to provide funding to small businesses that hire Work Ready certified employees. More...

Unsung Heroes

Eddie Mae Mosely

Chosen for her dedicated work with Blakely’s at-risk youth, Eddie Mae Mosely is the true definition of an unsung hero. Ms. Mae, as she was affectionately known, worked tirelessly with children of all ages. More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive

Daily Events   Feb. 22 — 10:30-11:30 - Rhythm band at Nursing home. Lunch: Meat loaf, corn, broccoli, wheat roll, cinnamon applesauce.   Feb. 23 — 10:15 - 11:00 Physical fitness. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Is Christ lord of your life?

As we read the gospel accounts of the earthly ministry of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, it becomes quite obvious that many of the people had little or no grasp of the “true nature” of this one to whom they had come. More...

The Gospel Truth

Christians are called to minister

Read 2 Corinthians 5:18. Actually, go back and read 2 Corinthians 5:17 first. First comes the gift of God called salvation, the gift of becoming “... in Christ ... More...

Children’s program races to raise money for Haiti

The Kingdom Kids at the Blakely United Methodist Church at their regular Wednesday night program decided to have a contest between the girls and boys to raise funds for a service or mission project yet to be decided on. More...

Agriculture

Newberry places second in state corn yield contest

Mike Newberry of Hillside Farms in Arlington, recently won second place in the No Till/Strip Till Irrigated division of the 2009 National Corn Growers’ Association’s Corn Yield Contest in Georgia. More...

Campus

Spelling bee winners announced

The Early County School System Spelling Bee was held Feb. 4 at the Early County Elementary School. More...

Collier competes in Ms. ABAC pageant

Carrie Collier, an Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College student from Blakely, will compete for the title of Ms. ABAC at the 41st annual pageant on Feb. 25. More...

Reunion planned for Class of ‘58

A relaxing reunion weekend is planned April 30 - May 2 in historic Greensboro, Ga., on beautiful Lake Oconee for members of Blakely Union High School Class of 1958. More...

Dr. Louis Sullivan honored

Dr. Louis W. Sullivan, M.D. was the featured speaker at the Feb. 11 meeting of the Blakely Rotary Club.   Dr. Sullivan shared his views about the nation’s healthcare industry and revisited his days as a youth in Blakely. Dr. More...

Blakely youth killed Saturday in gun mishap

Shock and heartbreak swept over the community Saturday morning with the news of an accidental shooting death of a two-year-old boy.   Responding to an E911 call at approximately 10:30 a.m. More...

Appeal denied

Davis, superintendent Hall and ECES principal David Ferry traveled to Atlanta Feb. 10 to present the school system’s appeal of the Pataula Charter Academy approval by the State Charter School Commission before a state school board committee. More...

Trivia Bee

The Literacy Task Force annual Trivia Bee fundraiser for literacy projects will be Thursday, Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. at the ECMS cafeteria.   Three-person teams will be competing for the title. There will be door prizes, food and fun. More...

Census jobs

Need a job? Census testing is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 19 at Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library. The test for regular census jobs begins at 3 p.m. and supervisor testing begins at 6 p.m. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, Feb 17   BIRTHDAYS: Matt Thomas, Cedric Miller, Julie Richey, Kay G. More...

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Mumbles

Still a little kid in us!

Admit it! Friday’s snowfall brought a little bit of kid out in you. Those of us who were able and didn’t get out and play in the snow at least wandered out into it for a while. More...

Wacky winter sports

I’ve made no secret in this space of my total disdain for winter. I don’t like winter. I didn’t like the snow we got Friday. Didn’t like the cold. Didn’t like the ice. More...

Obituaries

Ida Ransom

Retired

Ida Mae Ransom, 81, of Blakely, died Feb. 5, 2010, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center, Dothan, Ala.   Mrs. Ransom was born in Blakely on Sept. 11, 1928, to the late George Washington Boozer and Ida Mae Robinson. More...

Maude Bridges

Retired

Maude Hansen Bridges, 86, of Jonesboro, Ga., died Monday, Feb. 8, 2010, in Riverdale, Ga.   Mrs. Bridges was born Feb. 20, 1913, in Damascus to Eveleen Hansen. She was a member of Phillips Metropolitan C.M.E. church in Newmark, N.J.   More...

Lela Davis

Homemaker

Lela Hornsby Davis, 75, of Orange Park, Fla., died Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010, at The Terrace in Fleming Island, Fla.   Mrs. Davis was born Aug. 11, 1934, in Donalsonville, Ga., to the late Clarence and Mildred Sanders Hornsby.   More...

Society

Pilots help serve

The Pilot Club of Blakely collaborated with other sponsors in the annual Santa’s Pajama Party for students at Early County Elementary School. Pilot Club members were servers for the meal at the literacy event.  More...

Arnold crowned Miss Georgia Cotton Queen

Lauren Arnold walked away with the Miss Georgia Cotton Queen title during the eighth annual Miss Georgia Cotton State Scholarship Pageant held Jan. 30 at the Tift Theatre in Tifton. Seventy-one girls participated in the pageant.  More...

Right prescription for community health

Spring Creek Health Cooperative helps uninsured patients gain access to needed medications by working directly with the patient, their doctor and the various drug companies.   More...