March 10, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Moving back in

The Blakely City Council met for the last time in the City Annex March 2. Moving day into the renovated City Hall is scheduled for March 26 and the council’s April meeting will be held in its new chambers at City Hall.   More...

Spring forward!

Daylight Savings Time arrives earlier this year — this weekend in fact. Don’t forget to set your clocks forward one hour when you go to bed Saturday night! And don’t forget to change the batteries in you smoke alarms! More...

Other News

Georgia bill would restrict interbasin transfers

A bill that would place stricter regulations on interbasin water transfers is scheduled for introduction in the General Assembly this week.   More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive

Daily Events   Mar. 15 — 10:30-11:30 - Rhythm band at nursing home. Lunch: Hotdog and chili, cole slaw, pork and beans, hotdog bun, spiced peaches.   Mar. 16 — 10:15 - 11:00 Physical fitness. More...

Fun in the snow

Daniel Smith thoroughly enjoyed his first adventures in the snow at his home in Randolph County. Daniel is the two-yearold son of Neal and Krissey Smith of Cuthbert. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

God’s mercy is for all who repent

It can be easy for mere humans to attempt to limit the care and concern of God to our own personal wishes and desires. More...

The Gospel Truth

The family of God is the church

Jesus preached seven last short sermons from the cross. The first word was a prayer of forgiveness, the second a promise of paradise, and the third a caring act of compassion. Let’s examine that third word from John 19:26-27. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Midway M.B.   Midway Missionary Baptist Church ushers will celebrate their fifth usher anniversary Sunday, March 21 at 3 p.m. Rev. Fred Moore will deliver the message. Everyone is invited to attend. New Prospect A.M.E.   More...

Agriculture

FSA targets funds for socially disadvantaged farmers

The Georgia State Farm Service Agency announced the availability of $9.5 million in direct loan funds for socially disadvantaged individuals who want to purchase or operate a family-size farm in fiscal year 2010.   More...

Society

Emma Grace turns one

One-year-old Emma Grace Riddling of Watkinsville, Ga., celebrated her first birthday Feb. 27, 2010. She is the daughter of Mike and Sandy Riddling. More...

Jackson - Cannon

Mr. and Mrs. Sammy M. Jackson of Peachtree City announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Lyn Jackson, to Ross Winfield Cannon, son of Dewey W. Cannon of Blakely and Carol K. Cannon of Griffin. More...

Buchanan - Thomas

Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Thomas Sr. are pleased to announce the marriage of their son, Charlie Edward Thomas Jr., to Tamaria MarShay Buchanan.   The bride-elect is the daughter of Shardon Pittman and Chandra Buchanan of Dawson.   More...

State revenue decline

Projected shortfall grows with February revenue report

The stark reality of the state’s revenue shortfalls made itself known last week when University System Chancellor Errol Davis released the System’s proposals to meet nearly $600 million in cuts.   More...

Wilkerson addresses cuts at BC

Bainbridge College president Tom Wilkerson met with faculty, staff and students in the Blakely Site atrium Monday at noon to discuss the situation and provide time for questions. More...

Country goes Huntin’ returns

Bringing two southern passions — country music and hunting — together to make a difference in people’s lives, Country Goes Huntin’ is returning to Early County March 21-23.   More...

Get ready for Peanut Proud

The 2010 “Peanut Proud... A Celebration” will be a day packed with activities and entertainment on Court Square Saturday, March 27.   See the banner above for all the activities planned for the day. More...

Womanless beauty pageant

A womanless beauty pageant raising money for Relay for Life will be held Saturday at 6 p.m. at the Early County High auditorium. Everyone is invited to join the fun! More...

ECSS staff, students to return 17th

Early County School System students and staff should report back to school March 17. The March 17 school day will be a make-up day for March 8, the day schools were closed due to an electrical problem at the middle school. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, March 10   ANNIVERSARY: Jason & Jessica Tedder   THURSDAY, March 11   ALCOHOLICS Anonymous, 6:30 p.m., Holy Family Catholic Church   PILOT Club BLAKELY #282 OES   ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country C More...

Editorials

Under the Gold Dome

Battle of the budget

Snow returned to Atlanta and so did the Appropriations committee members as they continued to look for budget cuts. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Mumbles

“Wolf”!! wasn’t enough

Several news broadcast this past week looked like scenes you would expect to see from a European country. But they weren’t. More...

Obituaries

Patricia Mayfield

Patricia Mayfeild, 65, of Colquitt, died Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010, at the Miller County Nursing Home.   Mrs. Mayfield was born Nov. 12, 1944.   Community Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements   More...

Helen Enzie

Homemaker

Helen Stout Enzie, 92, of Cary, N.C., died Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010.   Mrs. Enzie was born May, 8, 1917, in North Carolina to the late James Ray Stout and Mary Alice Ellis Stout. More...

Irene McGlamory

Housewife

Irene McGlamory, 85, of Ideal, Ga., died Tuesday, March 2, 2010.   Mrs. McGlamory was born July 25, 1924, in Ashford, Ala., to the late Thomas W. White and Birtie J. White. She was a member of the Baptist faith. More...

Sports

Three teams compete in all-stars tournament

The Blakely-Early County Recreation Department had three teams compete in basketball all-stars during the last two weeks.   The junior boys state champions are Tracy Beacham, Tracey Blocker, Labon Greene, Fred Horn, Deion Humphrey, A.J. More...

Campus

Miller County on quality honor roll

Miller County Hospital in Colquitt has been named to the Georgia Hospital Association’s Partnership for health and accountability Quality Honor Roll. More...

Ten Early County area students honored

Bainbridge College technical studies division students, who are residents of the Early County area and others who attend BC Early County Center, have been recognized for their leadership and academic excellence as nominees in the Georgia Occupationa More...

Collins places first in dance

Marlena Collins won first place in the performing arts category with a contemporary ballet in pointe dance at the Southwest District Project Achievement 4- H competition Feb. 5-7 in Eatonton, Ga.   More...