April 21, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

A community salute to... Women in our workplace

The week-long salute to the women in our workplace —Administrative Professionals Week — is being highlighted today with the Blakely-Early County Chamber of Commerce Administrative Professionals luncheon at the First United Methodist fell More...

County commission qualifying next week

Qualifying for candidates wishing to seek a seat on the Early County Board of Commissioners in the July Primary election will be held next week.   Qualifying begins at 9 a.m. Monday, April 26 and ends at noon on Friday, April 30.   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...

Other News

Retired postmaster recognizes employees

Tommy Wright, postmaster of the Blakely Post office, retired effective Dec. 1, 2009. Tommy began his career with the postal service Dec. 4, 1976, at the Blakely Post Office After serving as postmaster in Bluffton, Ft. More...

Religion

The Gospel Truth

Pursue a life that glorifies God

Read Philippians 1:1- 11. Philippians is a book which offers glorious freedom from a man who was a prisoner (Philippians is one of the “prison epistles” written by the Apostle Paul). More...

CHURCH NEWS

Stephen Chapel   Stephen Chapel will have their annual Friends and Family Day celebration Sunday, April 25 at 2:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend.   Bethlehem A.M.E.   More...

Obituaries

Jeanette Craft

Homemaker

Jeanette Craft, 69, of Buford, Ga., died Monday, April 5, 2010, at her residence.   Mrs. Craft was born May 31, 1940, in Coffee County to the late Leonard Burch and Lorraine Carelock Burch. More...

Jeanette Thompson

Grocer

Jeanette Hallman Thompson, 50, died Tuesday, April 6, 2010, in Lehigh Acres, Fla.   Mrs. Thompson was born June 25, 1959, in Early County to Ellen Hallman Gilbert and Harold King. More...

Tommy McDonald

Truckdriver

John Thomas “Tommy” McDonald Jr., 67, of Abbeville, died Sunday, April 11, 2010, in the Henry County Health and Rehabilitation Facility in Abbeville.   Mr. McDonald was born in Blakely to the late John Thomas McDonald Sr. More...

Campus

Election set for school council

The Early County Elementary School Council will hold an election for a parent representative Monday, May 3, 2010. Eligible parents (parents of ECES students) may vote in the main lobby of ECES between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. More...

Hunter crowned Miss Omega Psi Phi

Kimberly Nicole Hunter was crowned Miss Omega Psi Phi April 5 at Winston- Salem State University, Winston-Salem, N.C. She is a sophomore chancellor’s scholar and honor student at Winston-Salem State University.   More...

Authorities investigate drowning

The body of a Cairo man who apparently drowned in the Chattahoochee River Saturday was recovered Tuesday morning when his body was spotted shortly after it surfaced near the sand bar where he disappeared. More...

Knock, knock: About that census form

Friday was the U.S. Census Bureau’s official deadline for people to mail back their census form, and those who did not will be polled in person by census workers beginning May 1. More...

Early County Museum historic photo display

An exhibit of Early County Museum historic Early County photographs was unveiled this past week at Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library in conjunction with the library’s annual “Look What’s Bloomin’.”   A steady cr More...

TeenWork for qualified teens ages 14 to 18

The Georgia Department of Human Services will sponsor a summer work program for eligible teenagers June 1 to July 30. DHS will subsidize 100 percent of the wages of these TeenWork participants.   Employers and teens interested can now apply. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, April 21   CHAMBER of Commerce, noon. More...

Editorials

House News

Sessions wind down

A very busy weekend awaited me as I enjoyed myself at several area events including Relay for Life in Shellman, Mayhaw Festival in Colquitt and the Georgia General Contractors at Bagby. More...

All That’s Fit to Print

Back in the day

I bought a box of facial tissues last week and discovered that not only is the box smaller, the tissues in the box are smaller than the box, so much smaller they shift from one end to the other if you tilt the box. More...

Mumbles

No longer leading the way

A salute to our Professional Administrative Assistants in the words of a fellow newspaper columnist... More...

Agriculture

‘Pop’ calls, Max bags gobbler

Max Sealy bagged this 22-pound gobbler the opening weekend of turkey season. Jimmy “Pop” Sealy called the turkey in for his grandson. The gobbler had a 10-inch beard and 1-3/8 inch spurs. More...

Society

MILITARY NEWS

Lt. Col. Shawn A. Harris, of Kentwood, Mich., is among the chosen few to attend the United States Army War College. In August 2010, Harris will report to the Carlisle, Penn. facility. More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive   Daily Events   April 26 — 10:30-11:30 - Rhythm band practice. Lunch: Smoked sausage, steamed cabbage, great northern beans, wheat roll, banana.   More...

Kimbrel to be crowned 79th May Day Queen

Kaylee Brooke Kimbrel will be crowned queen of the 79th May Day Festival in Arlington Saturday, May 1, 2010, by the festival’s reigning queen, Quantiesha Lavette. More...