June 9, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

New hearing set July 1 for Longleaf permit amendment

As a result of the latest appeals of the Longleaf Energy Associate permit, a new permit hearing has been scheduled for July 1 at Mangham Auditorium at Early County High School. More...

All texting, teen cell use banned while driving

Georgia drivers soon will be banned from texting, checking e-mail or using the Internet behind the wheel, and teens will be prohibited from using their cell phones at all while driving, under a pair of laws signed Friday by Gov. Sonny Perdue.   More...

School bus driver training

School bus driver training course will be available June 14 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Early County High transportation lab.   There is no charge for the training. Participants must have a good driving record. More...

DOT sign warning

Georgia Department of Transportation is cautioning political candidates and campaigns to make certain roadside signs are not placed in rights of way. Those that are will be removed by Georgia DOT maintenance crews.   More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, June 9 Lions Club Meeting, noon.   BIRTHDAYS: Susie White, Carmen C. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Keep your focus on Jesus Christ

As we read scriptures, it is sometimes easy to forget that there is a background and a setting that has prompted the instruction and/or words of encouragement. More...

The Gospel Truth

To serve the Lord is a privilege

Today we take up part two of the “third-class” Christian. It is based on the analogy of the old “third-class” stage coach rider. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Shiloh M.B.   Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate Father’s Day June 19 at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend.   Milford Baptist   More...

Agriculture

Nethertons’ flower gardens named Garden of the Month

Tucked away on Dothan Road lies the home and gardens of Jim and Mary Netherton. For much of the year the yard is a green oasis, but in summer it is transformed into a stunning rainbow of color. More...

Society

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive   Daily Events   June 14 — 10:30 - 11:30 - Rhythm Band Practice. Lunch: Chicken nuggets, broccoli, hash brown casserole, wheat roll, fresh fruit.   More...

Reese Annabelle Mulkey

Ruthie Mulkey is pleased to introduce her baby sister.   Reese Annabelle was born Dec. 3, 2009, at 2:21 p.m. at Southeast Alabama Medical Center. She weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces and was 20 inches long. More...

Ashlyn Elizabeth Harper

Keith and Allison Harper of Blakely announce the birth of their daughter, Ashlyn Elizabeth Harper, May 4, 2010, at Phoebe Putney Hospital. She weighed 6 pounds and 13 ounces. More...

Five Bridges Road residents want LP gas facility moved

A group of residents from Five Bridges Road appeared at the Early County Commissioners’ June meeting Monday night at the County Annex asking for help in having a bulk LP gas storage facility moved. More...

City proceeding with the bypass gateway project

The Blakely City Council approved a proposal for professional services with EMC Engineering Services for design services of the gateway park planned at the intersection of Magnolia Street and the Highway 27 Bypass.   More...

Buckle up in your pickup!

Governor Sonny Perdue signed legislation last week removing the pick-up truck exemption for seatbelts. More...

Early Voting

Early voting began Monday for the July 20 General Primary and continues through July 16 — the Friday before the election. More...

They’re now walking together

(Publisher’s note: Not often does a letter to the editor find its way onto the front page. In fact I can’t remember one. More...

Amazing Grace

First Baptist Church of Blakely will show the major motion picture “Amazing Grace” in the church sanctuary June 27 at 6 p.m.   More...

Editorials

Other Voices

Slow news days

I was standing in the checkout line behind a woman with a cart full of groceries, so I had time to check out the tabloid headlines. More...

All That’s Fit to Print

Opinions and super heroes

Evan is two and one half years old. He is no longer a little toddler, but a full blown little boy with an opinion.   I think all of us knew at some point that opinion would come bubbling out of him. More...

Mumbles

Long as the game is played

Last week Detroit Tiger pitcher Armando Galarraga pitched a perfect game — almost. Galarraga was one out away from the “perfect game” — 27 batters up and 27 down. More...

Obituaries

Pelmon Thomas Sr.

Retired

Pelmon Thomas Sr., 85, died Friday, May 21, 2010, at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany, Ga.   Mr. Thomas was born Feb. 16, 1925, in Blakely to the late Jack and Rosa Thomas. He was a member of Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church. More...

Donna Bush Kellogg

Registered Nurse

Donna Kaye Bush Kellogg, of Live Oak, Fla., died Monday, May 31, 2010, at Shands Hospital in Gainesville, Fla.   More...

Rebecca Glass

Retired

Rebecca Harper Glass, 65, of Blakely, died Friday, June 5, 2010, at Early Memorial Hospital.   Mrs. Glass was born March 23, 1945, in Cairo, Ga., to Myrtle Newberry Harper and the late Johnsie Harper. More...

Sports

Adkinson nearly doubles in IHRA appearance

Damascus peanut farmer Jeff Adkinson is an accomplished drag racer, having honed his craft behind the wheel for over three decades in super stock, stock, super comp, top dragster and bracket machines.   More...

Campus

ECHS canning plant facility is open

The Early County High School food processing plant will be open now that the school year has ended. More...

Harrell reads senior poem

The account of the Early County High graduation in last week’s   News, omitted the reading of the senior poem by Kaylon Harrell.   More...

Retired teachers attend convention

The 52nd annual Georgia Retired Educators Association Convention was held May 4, 5 and 6 in Macon. The Southwest Georgia Retired Educators Association sent eight delegates to the convention. The delegates were president Beauty L. More...