April 14, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

CENSUS DEADLINE: April 15

April 15 is the deadline to mail census forms back. If you have decided not to fill out and return the 2010 census form, you may be getting a visit in the near future.   The Census Bureau says returning the completed form is required by law. More...

Administrative Professionals Luncheon

The Blakely-Early County Chamber of Commerce Administrative Professionals Luncheon is scheduled for Wednesday, April 21 at the First United Methodist fellowship hall. More...

Look What’s Blooming

Look What’s Blooming at the Library will be April 15, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library. More...

Other News

Early Memorial Hospital supports advanced healthcare decision making

More than one in four elderly Americans are not able to make decisions about their care at the end of life, putting the weight of the decision on a family member or one responsible for the patient’s care.   More...

City Hall welcomes visitors

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Understanding chest pains and what they mean

Though chest pains can certainly affect both men and women, they are most commonly associated with men. And men are quick to associate chest pains with a heart attack.   More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Be obedient to God’s commandments

There has developed a great shift in the thinking of many people in our day. The thought of accuracy in reporting has been replaced with the thought of political correctness. More...

The Gospel Truth

Live forever through the resurrection of Christ

The resurrection of Jesus Christ is the message of Easter, the cornerstone of the gospel, and the reason for our greatest hope. Yet it is only one of three resurrections spoken of in the Bible. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Bright Star M.B.   Bright Star Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate their 95th Church Anniversary Sunday, April 18 at 3 p.m. Rev. Willie Ross and Mt. Olive Baptist Church will be the guests for the occasion. More...

Society

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive   Daily Events   April 19 — 10:30-11:30 - Rhythm band practice. Lunch: Chicken nuggets, broccoli, hash brown casserole, wheat roll, fresh fruit.   More...

Clinkscales-Ganas

Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Jefferson Clinkscales Jr. of Blakely are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Jeanna Rose Clinkscales, to Anthony Wayne Ganas Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Wayne Ganas of Valdosta.   More...

Hoffman - Gardner

Mr. and Mrs. Ross Marion Hoffman of West Point, Ga., announce the engagement of their daughter, Meredith Clark Hoffman, to Bertram Harmon Gardner, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Wright Gardner Sr. of Dothan, Ala. More...

HA enters into agreement

The Early County Hospital Authority took action at its meeting Tuesday to enter into an agreement with Pioneer Health Services of Magee, Miss., to begin formalizing a lease agreement for the Early Memorial Hospital and Nursing Home. More...

EPD issues amended Longleaf permit

The EPD issued the Longleaf power plant permit amendment Friday which includes Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT), making the permit’s emission restrictions even more strict than the original permit.   More...

Council takes to new chambers

The Blakely City Council held its inaugural meeting in the city’s new council chambers April 6. Mayor Ric Hall said the newly renovated City Hall should be good for another 50 or 60 years.   More...

Early Museum Open House

The Early County Museum is holding an Open House reception Thursday, April 15, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.   Preserving the past for the present, a photographic collection of Blakely/Early County will be on display. More...

Adult softball

The Calhoun County recreation program is starting an adult softball league in Arlington. Play is schedule to begin May 1. At least eight teams are needed. Team entry fee is $350. Contact Ronnie Ashley at 308- 3025 for additional information. More...

Community Calendar

Here & There this Week

WEDNESDAY, April 14 LIONS Club Meeting, noon   BIRTHDAYS: Joey Pullen, Lane Davis, Marie Pyle   THURSDAY, April 15   ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club   PILOT CLUB BLAKELY #282 O.E.S. More...

Editorials

House News

Battle of the budget

What an awful time to be indoors when nature is in full bloom at home and here in Atlanta. State lawmakers returned to the Capitol after a one week break to finish the final seven days of the 40 day session of the Georgia General Assembly. More...

All That’s Fit to Print

Everyone should share the burden

As tax day approaches, here’s an interesting little fact that ought to rile a few folks. Around 47 percent of American households won’t pay federal income tax this year. Not a penny. Zip. Zero.   More...

Mumbles

I guess I’m one of ‘em

While main stream media — ABC, CBS and NBC — continue to try to discredit the Tea Party rallies, they continue to grow. There will be three in Southwest Georgia this week. (See article on page 9A)   ************   More...

Obituaries

Savanna Smith

Lillian Savanna Smith, 19, of Iron City, Ga., died Tuesday, March 30, 2010, at University of Alabama Birmingham University Hospital.   Miss Smith was born Nov. 12, 1990, in Dothan, Ala., to Bubba and Debbie White Smith. More...

Roy Temples

Retired

Roy Temples, 76, died Monday, April 5, 2010, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan.   Mr. Temples was born Oct. 6, 1933, in Blakely to the late Glenn W. Temples and Nezella Chandler Temples. More...

Thomas Hartley

Foreman

Thomas Jefferson Hartley, 73, died Tuesday, April 6, 2010, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan.   More...

Campus

ECES students participate in writing competition

Early County Elementary students entered the Young Georgia Authors Writing Competition for the state of Georgia. This competition encourages students to develop writing skills and celebrates the writing successes of all students. More...