May 5, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

2010 Administrative Professional of the Year

Helen Walworth was named Administrative Professional of the Year at the April 21 luncheon hosted by the Blakely-Early County Chamber of Commerce.   More...

Commodities

USDA Government surplus commodity distribution will be held in Early County at the Blakely Civic Center May 13, 2010, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. if supplies last. For more information see Page 2A. More...

Other News

Commodities to be distributed May 13

USDA Government surplus commodity distribution will be held in Early County at the Blakely Civic Center May 13, 2010, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. if supplies last. All recipients must certify their eligibility. More...

Health Dept. holds open house

Taking part in Friday’s open house at the Early County Health Department were, from left, Dr. More...

West Nile virus season starting early in Georgia

Last year the pandemic H1N1 virus dominated the news, but this year Georgia has already seen a human case of West Nile Virus—roughly two months earlier than usual.   More...

Religion

The Gospel Truth

Live your life as a follower of Christ

How many of you are ready to die? I didn’t ask you if you wanted to die. No one should. But everyone should be ready to die. For, eventually, we all will. And only those who are ready to die can really live a purposeful, useful, eternal life. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Wesley Chapel A.M.E. The Wesley Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church will be celebrating their annual Mother’s Day Program Sunday, May 9, at 11 a.m. Guest minister will be Rev. Selina Elijah. Everyone is invited to attend. More...

Society

Driver-Temple reunion planned

The Driver-Temple reunion will be held Saturday, May 15 at the American Legion in Colquitt at 12 p.m. Bring a favorite dish/dishes and join in the food, fun and fellowship. Call Gene and Johnnie for any questions and concerns at 770-434-1817.   More...

Tanner-Smith

Brad and Sue Tanner of Leesburg announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Candice Diane, to Chad Rucker Smith, son of Rucker and Kaye Smith of Dawson. More...

Senior citizens participate in Golden Olympics

Blakely Early County Golden Olympics were held at the Blakely Senior Center, Saturday, April 17 with 54 participants from Blakely, Arlington and Baker County Senior Centers. Lots of red, white and blue ribbons were won. More...

Races set for July primary

Qualifying for the July primary election was held statewide last week, ending at noon Friday.   County Commission   More...

Grant trial underway

Four suspects being tried at same time

The courtroom in the Early County Courthouse was buzzing with lawyers and law enforcement Monday as proceedings began for the suspects in the 2008 shooting death of Korynda Reed during a melee involving an entourage of New Orleans Saints’ Char More...

Career & Resource Fair

Dust off that resume, get out those interview clothes and make plans to attend the 2010 Career and Resource Fair at Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library May 20, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.   More...

Community awareness meeting

A community awareness meeting sponsored by the Early County Community Development Corporation will be held Thursday, May 6 at 6 p.m. at the Blakely Civic center at 170 Rose Street (Howell Street) in Blakely. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, May 5   FAMILY Connection Collaborative, noon, Family Learning and Resource Center   BIRTHDAYS: Jammey Collier   THURSDAY, May 6   ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club   BOARD of Education called More...

Editorials

House News

Longest session on record

It took 106 days to complete the 40 day session of the Georgia General Assembly. It made history as the longest on record and now the 2010 session is history. Thursday was the long day that started early and lasted til midnight. More...

All That’s Fit to Print

Mothers and motherhood

Sunday is Mother’s Day and I’m not the only one with plenty to say about mothers and motherhood. Here are a few great quotes to consider. More...

Mumbles

It ain’t Kia, but just wait

I wish I had my camera with me several weeks ago. Actually they did not allow any cameras inside the Kia auto plant.   I was fortunate to have the opportunity to tour the plant along with some fellow Georgia newspaper journalists. More...

Obituaries

Glenn Waller

Truck Driver

Luther Glenn Waller, 73, of Blakely, died Tuesday, April 27, 2010, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan.   Mr. Waller was born in Early County March 10, 1937, to the late Samuel Curtis Waller and Emma Lee Bates Waller. More...

Florra Brank

Florra Catherine McBryde Brank, 90, died Wednesday, April 28, 2010.   Mrs. Brank was born Feb. 22, 1920, in Red Springs, N.C., to the late William Alexander McBryde and Othella Caroline Williford McBryde. More...

Margaret Elliott

Margaret Maxine Elliott, 78, died April 24, 2010, in Houston, Texas.   Mrs. Elliott was born Jan. 17, 1932, in Leslie, Ga. Her mother died giving birth and Mrs. Elliot was reared in Blakely by her grandmother.   Mrs. More...

Sports

Bush shines once again

In the first season of middle school baseball for Colquitt County, the eighth grade team finished with an 18-1 record and a conference championship last week in playoff action in Hahira.   More...