February 24, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Motorists: beware of barricades

Motorists in the city should take care to observe barricades for construction or detours set up on city streets or risk paying a fine. The Blakely City Council toughened the city’s traffic and vehicle ordinance at their Feb. More...

Trivia Bee Thursday

The Literacy Task Force annual Trivia Bee will be Thursday, Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. at the ECMS cafeteria.   Nine three-person teams will be competing for the 2010 “Bee” title.   More...

Unsung Hero banquet Feb. 27

In observance of Black History Month, the Freedom Council’s sixth annual Unsung Hero banquet will be Feb. 27 at 6:30 p.m. at the Howell Ave. Civic Center. More...

Other News

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive

Daily Events   Mar. 1 — 10:30-11:30 - Rhythm band practice. Lunch: BBQ chicken, apple slaw, pork and beans, hamburger bun, fruit cobbler.   Mar. 2 — 10:15 - 11:00 Physical fitness. 11:00 - games. More...

Williams to speak at Unsung Hero banquet

In observance of Black History month the Freedom Council will have their sixth annual Unsung Hero Banquet Saturday, Feb. 27 at 6:30 p.m. at the Blakely Civic Center. More...

Rotary honors STAR students, teachers

The Blakely Rotary Club and the Chamber of Commerce honored the 2010 STAR students and teachers this month.  More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Show your love for the Lord

The lives of many individuals were touched by the ministry of Jesus Christ of Nazareth. People from all levels of society desired to be close to the son of God — even though many did not understand this fact. More...

The Gospel Truth

Jesus prayed repeatedly for forgiveness

It took six hours one Friday to kill the Lord Jesus. More...

Let the Bible Speak

Let us follow Jesus in all we do

Mankind has always followed someone. During the time of Jesus the people of Israel often followed the leadership of the Pharisees. More...

Sports

Three Bobcats make all-region team

Three Early County High School Bobcats were named to the Coaches 1-AA All Region team from this past football season. More...

Most SWG schools not involved in CRCT cheating investigation

Due to the state’s lack of resources, the investigations will be handled by the school districts themselves.

State officials announced earlier this month that 191 schools — 10 percent of Georgia’s public elementary and middle schools — will be investigated for possible cheating on 2008 Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests. More...

Hospital update

The hospital authority has been busy the past five weeks in an effort to weigh available options for the future of Early Memorial Hospital and Nursing Home. More...

Seniors urged to sign up for CodeRED alerts

CodeRED was the topic of discussion at recent meetings at the Senior Center and the American Legion. More...

Free concert at Bagby

The Buddy O’Reilly Band, dubbed “a local Irish music institution” by the Atlanta Journal- Constitution will perform a FREE concert, Saturday, Feb. 26 at the Bagby State Park Queen City Hall. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, Feb 24 LIONS CLUB Meeting, noon DFACS board meeting, 10 a.m. BIRTHDAYS: Casie McCormick ANNIVERSARY: Greg & Cindy Conner THURSDAY, Feb 25 ALCOHOLICS Anonymous, 6:30 p.m., Holy Family Catholic Church More...

Editorials

Political Cartoon

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Mumbles

It’s still 39 and counting

Judy had a birthday Monday. But, since it wasn’t her 39th... “That’s all I have to say about that.”   To say anything further about her age would confirm Forrest Gump’s observation... More...

All That’s Fit to Print

A year’s worth of projects

It is nice to ride around the square at night and see business booming. No one can say we roll up the sidewalks at dark anymore.   This past weekend was the February weather we most expect. Nice and sunny and almost balmy. More...

Obituaries

Eloise Hull

Homemaker

Eloise Turberville Hull, 77, of Blakely, died Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010, at Early Memorial Nursing Home.   Mrs. Hull was born Feb. 19, 1932, in Bluff Springs, Fla., to Kate Godwin Turberville and the late Gibson D. Turberville. More...

Mary Holman

Retired

Mary Lodge Holman, 92, of Blakely, died Friday, Feb. 19, 2010, at her residence.   Mrs. Holman was born in Whigham, Ga., March 29, 1917, to the late Green Franklin Lodge and Martha Ann Harison Lodge. More...

Society

Brown - Smith exchange vows

Tracy Gennell Brown and Todd Anthony Smith exchanged wedding vows Jan. 30, 2010. The private ceremony took place in Blakely, Ga., at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Espy Smith, parents of the groom.   The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Drew-Thomas

Mr. and Mrs. Ronald E. Drew are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Alicia Lynsey Drew, to Joseph Merrill Thomas, son of Rick and Elaine Thomas of Macon, Ga. More...

Pilots provide blankets

The Pilot Club of Blakely donated 12 lap robes to residents at Early Memorial Nursing Home. One of the Pilot Club’s goals is community service. Members look for needs in the local community that they can fill.  More...