March 17, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Early County “Ag Producer of the Year” nominations sought

“Peanut Proud” and the Early County Extension office are sponsoring the first Annual “Agricultural Producer of the Year,” an award to recognize a producer that has made a significant contribution to agriculture in Early Count More...

Local drug busts

A Blakely man was arrested by local authorities recently after selling hydrocodone to an informant during a transaction caught on video tape. More...

Peanut display contest

Blakely Hometown would like to show how important the peanut industry is to all of us. Also, we just like to have fun! Help us cover the town with five foot decorated Mr. or Ms. Peanuts next week.   More...

Other News

Rotary Club promotes literacy

The Blakely Rotary Club recently distributed 220 thesauruses at Early County Middle School and Southwest Georgia Academy. More...

Help needed for Tyler

Six-year-old Tyler Harrell was three years old when he nearly lost his life in an automobile accident, losing his ability to walk, talk or do anything. More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive

Daily Events   Mar. 22 — 10:30-11:30 - Rhythm band practice. Lunch: Meatloaf, corn, broccoli, wheat roll, cinnamon apples.   Mar. 23 — 10:15 - 11:00 Physical fitness. 11:00 - Gena Miller, Gentiva “Diabetes”. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Does your light shine for Christ?

It is impossible for mere humans to grasp the fact that our Heavenly Father — the creator of the universe — can take the tangled threads of human life, and weave them into the tapestry of his eternal plan. More...

The Gospel Truth

Christ died for the sins of mankind

About the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, Lama Sabachthani?” That is, “My God my God, why have you forsaken me?”   – Matthew 27:46   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.   Arms of Faith M.B.   More...

Society

Williams - Fillingame

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

All for the love of Swamp Gravy

Most people don’t look forward to a twice-weekly, four-hour drive. Most people don’t think of Thursday as their favorite day of the week. Most people aren’t Will Murdock.   More...

Pilot returns

Joyce Causey, left, was reinstated as a member of the Pilot Club of Blakely after a hiatus of several years due to illness. Causey was presented with a membership kit by membership committee member Regina Jarrett, right.   More...

School system holding its own

The Early County School Board learned at their March 9 meeting the school system was holding its own financially even though more cuts are anticipated on the state level.   More...

Peanut Proud will include Street dance, performance by May-Haw

The 2010 “Peanut Proud... A Celebration” will be a day packed with activities and entertainment on Court Square Saturday, March 27.   More...

Country goes Huntin’ returns to EC

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...

Ray Goff to speak here tomorrow

Former UGA head coach Ray Goff will speak at Early County Elementary’s LEAP meeting Thursday, March 18 at 5:30 p.m. in the ECES cafeteria. The public is invited. For more information, call Babs Williams at 723-4547. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, March 17   CHAMBER of Commerce, noon.   BIRTHDAY: Johnny Allen, Trey Terry, Tobi Hall, Dea Durden   ANNIVERSARY: Mr. & Mrs. More...

Editorials

Under the Gold Dome

Budget crisis

Questions abound at the State Capitol about the many bills that are being pondered before the law makers of this State. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Mumbles

Dear Sanford Bishop,

The night you were first elected to represent the 2nd Congressional District, my friend Peggy Neilson called me and said, “Billy, I know you didn’t support Sanford, but give him a chance. More...

Obituaries

Grady Holman Jr.

Retired

Grady Holman Jr., 93, of Blakely died Sunday, March 14, 2010, at his residence.   Mr. Holman was born in Blakely Feb. 6, 1917, to the late Grady Holman Sr. and Mae Fulton Holman. He was a retired land surveyer and a veteran of the U.S. More...

Milly Waddell

Retired

Milly Ann Courtney Waddell, 71, of Edison, died Sunday, March 14, 2010, at her residence.   More...

Sterling McLain

Retired

Sterling Eugene McLain, 65, of Ashford, Ala., died Monday, March 15, 2010, at his residence.   Mr. McLain was born in Blakely Dec. 1, 1944, to the late Daniel and Ethel McLain. More...

Campus

‘Beauty and the Beast’ a big hit at Early County High School

For three enchanted evenings, the Early County High School drama department brought magic to the Mangham Auditorium stage with outstanding performances of the Disney classic “Beauty and the Beast. More...

Bell named BC Perkins Award winner

Veteran electronics technology instructor Claude Bell of Blakely has been selected as the 2010 Bainbridge College Technical Studies Division Rick Perkins Teacher of the Year. More...

COLLEGE NEWS

Mary Katharine Crozier, a freshman from Blakely at Presbyterian College has been named to the dean’s list for the fall 2009 semester.   She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Crozier of Blakely.   More...