May 12, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Three arrested in Saffold drowning investigation

Early County Sheriff’s office investigators arrested three people last week in connection with the April 17 drowning death of 33-year-old Leonard Scott Rathel of Cairo.   More...

Graduation exercises

Tassels will be turning this month beginning with SGA’s graduation May 20 at 8 p.m. in the Joe Bryan gym in Damascus.   Early County Middle School graduation will be May 28 in Manghum auditorium at 10 a.m. More...

Sacred Concert

The Early County High choral department will present their annual Sacred Concert Sunday, May 16 at 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church of Blakely. Everyone is invited to attend. More...

Other News

Arlington Downtown Development meeting

Arlington Downtown Development will have a Community Wide Vision Meeting Thursday, May 20 in the Arlington Gym at 6:30 p.m. More...

Southern States supports Early County FFA

Southern States, a supporter of FFA, announced a monetary donation to Early County FFA Chapter. The donation was part of a promotional campaign whereby Southern States retail locations sold FFA Emblems for $1. More...

FSA Deadline approaching

Hobby Stripling, State Executive Director of USDA’s Georgia Farm Service Agency, reminds farmers of the approaching deadline to enroll eligible farms into the 2010 Direct and Counter Cyclical Payments Program or DCP.   More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Let the God’s peace rule your heart

It is easy for us to become distracted from the divine purpose of him who has chosen us. our Lord said, “Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you…” John 15:16a. More...

The Gospel Truth

Live a life worthy of the gospel of Jesus Christ

We have been taught that there are two subjects that are taboo in polite conversation: politics and religion. Since we are family and friends, I think it would be alright to talk about them today. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Bright Star M.B.   Bright Star Missionary Baptist Church will have their annual spring revival May 10 through May 14 at 7:30 p.m. nightly. Everyone is invited to attend.   Friendship M.B.   More...

Society

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive   Daily Events   May 17 — 10:30-11:30 - Rhythm band at Nursing Home. Lunch: Chicken nuggets, broccoli, hash brown casserole, wheat roll, fresh fruit.   More...

Smith-McManus vows exchanged

Claira Lynne Smith of Shreveport, La., and Bryan Hays McManus of Sylva, N.C., were united in marriage at 4 p.m., Sunday, March 14, 2010, at Hill Country Village. The ceremony was officiated by Rev. Bill Serjak of Sylva, N.C., and Rev. More...

Caitlin turns one

Caitlin Dunwood turned one Tuesday, May 4. She celebrated with family and friends Saturday, May 8 at the Seminole Recreation Complex. She had lots of colorful fun. More...

Suspects in Reed shooting death plead to lesser charges

“The Grant trial” — a trial most thought would last several weeks, laced with conflicting testimony and a courtroom full of attorneys, came to a sudden end Friday.   More...

Longleaf amendment appealed

Attorneys from GreenLaw filed a petition Monday for a hearing challenging the amended air permit for the Longleaf coal-fired power plant. More...

City wastewater treatment plant work completed

The Blakely City Council learned at their May 4 meeting that renovation work at the city’s wastewater treatment plant was completed. Paul Simonton, engineer for the project, presented a before and after power point presentation.   More...

Photo

A lifeflight helicopter approaches as emergency personnel work to free driver from overturned log truck on Highway 62 near Hilton Monday morning. 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 Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, May 12 LIONS Club Meeting BIRTHDAYS: Misty Craft   THURSDAY, May 13   ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club   PILOT Club BLAKELY #282 OES   BIRTHDAYS: Nancy R. More...

Editorials

Other Voices

Ranking presidents

When I was in Mrs. Brewer’s kindergarten class oh-so-many years ago, we learned the order of the U.S. presidents with a little song that we performed for our parents at our graduation ceremony. More...

All That’s Fit to Print

Give me two miles...

Parkinson’s Law states that work expands so as to fill the time allotted it. In other words, give someone an hour to complete a 10 minute job and they’ll take an hour to do it. More...

Mumbles

With no knowledge of the past

During my younger years I was a night owl of sorts. It wasn’t unusual for me to be wide awake past midnight, usually watching Johnny Carson. More...

Obituaries

Irene Walton

Irene Walton, 98, of Alma, Ga., died early Sunday, April 18, 2010, at Twin Oaks Nursing Home.   Mrs. Walton was the daughter of the late Sam Collins and Rebecca Clark Collins. She was a member of Tenth Street Church of God in Alma.   More...

Florine Toole

Florine B. Toole, 67, died April 26, 2010.   Mrs. Toole was born Feb. 18, 1943, to the late Steve and Mildred Bradbury.   Mrs. Toole was preceded in death by one son, Houston Edward Lamkin Jr.   More...

Marcellus Mosely Jr.

Marcellus Mosely Jr., 54, died Sunday, May 2, 2010, at Calhoun Memorial Hospital.   Mr. Mosely was born May 5, 1955, to Shirley Christian Mosely and the late Marcellus Mosely Sr. He was a member of Thomas Grove Freewill Baptist Church. More...

Sports

Track teams place first in region

The girls track team placed first at the region meet in Pelham April 22. The Lady Cats competed against seven area teams racking up 176 combined points for a 71 point safety margin and a 64-32 ranking against second place Brooks County (105). More...

Campus

Photos

Seated from left, Cecily Giannars, Katy Anderson, Ashton Kidd, Sydney Redding, Jordan Driver; kneeling, Monique Smith, Justice Lee, Letik Reed, Clara Beth Lightsey, Alexis Jones, Raven Martin; standin More...

Band of Blue performs

Early County High School’s Band of Blue presented an outdoor concert May 4 on the ECMS practice field. More...

Honor society installs new officers, inducts members

Several area students were among those inducted into the PTK Honor Society at the April 17 induction ceremony on the Bainbridge College main campus.   More...