June 23, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Vote for Georgia Peanuts!

Which state produces the best peanuts? All of us in Georgia know the answer! The “Great American Peanut Debate” is an online poll to see which state has the best peanuts. Voting ends at 5 p.m. More...

July 4th musical, fireworks

The community-wide patriotic July 4th celebration this year will include a special musical program as a community-wide choir will present an exciting new musical, “Homeland,” in Mangham Auditorium, July 4 at 7 p.m. 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...

Other News

Cyclist stops in Blakely on 10,000 mile ride

In a continuing campaign to raise awareness of disaster relief efforts throughout our nation, Neal Friesen has embarked upon Cycle MDS, a 10,000-mile tour of the continental United States — including a brief jaunt into Canada.   More...

Arlington Downtown Development meetings planned

The Arlington Downtown Development will hold their monthly meeting July 6 at 6:30 p.m. at Arlington City Hall.   Meetings are held the first Tuesday of every month and are open to the public. More...

First case of WNV reported

The first confirmed case of West Nile Virus in the Southwest Health District this year was recently diagnosed in a 53-year-old Dougherty County man with underlying health conditions. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Do you live on the edge?

Lessons received can often be forgotten, as time dims the memory. In the excitement of the moment, it is easy to think that “Oh, I will never forget this thought.” How easily we deceive ourselves. More...

The Gospel Truth

What would you do for the cure?

Do you read the obituaries? I do. I want to make sure I’m not in them. I want to see if anyone in our church family has lost a loved one. I want to pray for my colleagues who will be conducting funerals.   More...

CHURCH NEWS

First Baptist   First Baptist Church will show “Amazing Grace” in the church sanctuary at 6 p.m. Sunday, June 27. Everyone is invited to attend.   Southside Baptist   More...

Sports

What a catch!

Walker Justice caught this 6 and 1/4 pound bass earlier this summer while fishing with his Mimi, Barbara Hodges. More...

Campus

4-H archers to attend national competition

Three Terrell County 4-H’ers are making history in what has been described as a “once in a lifetime event” as the senior archery team prepares to go to Texas June 26 - July 3 to compete in the National 4-H Shooting Sports Invitatio More...

Blakely student completes Darton nursing program

Tamara Turner Sims of Blakely graduated this spring from the Darton College Nursing Program with an associate of science degree. More...

COLLEGE NEWS

ABAC   Randall Ellis of Blakely has been awarded a scholarship from the ABAC Foundation to attend Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College during the 2010- 11 academic year. More...

EPD to Host Public Hearing on Longleaf Energy Permit Amendment

The Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) will host a public hearing toreceive formal comments on Thursday, July 1 regarding EPD's intent to issue an AirQuality Operating Permit Amendment to Longleaf Energy Associates, LLC related to its in More...

Early Memorial Hospital on GHA Quality Honor Roll

Early Memorial Hospital has been named to the Georgia Hospital Association’s Partnership for Health and Accountability Quality Honor Roll.   More...

County budget hearing set for Thursday

The Early County Board of Commissioners will hold a budget hearing Thursday, June 24 at 5 p.m. at the County Administration Building. More...

Remembering 1954 at Blakely Union

(Publisher’s note: These ramblins by Norman B. Smith a self described “Sowegan... an Original” now retired in Tampa, Fla., will stir many more memories from the era.)   So much is written about the ‘50s. More...

Reptile Wrangler returns

A local favorite for Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library’s annual summer reading program, the “Reptile Wrangler,” will return for story hour Tuesday, June 29 at 3 p.m..   More...

Editorials

Other Voices

Heat a hot topic

For several days leading up to my escape to the coast, I endured — like the rest of you — hot weather in Northeast Georgia. Not just hot. Muggy. Sticky. Stifling. Typical Southern summer weather. More...

Mumbles

Water will run uphill

It’s a question I have asked many times before, but... “When will our state government quit trying to divert our state’s natural resources to where the growth is and begin trying to divert the growth to where the resources are? More...

All That’s Fit to Print

Home cooking makes me dizzy

Soon after I planted my tomatoes, I made a deal with Evan that he could pick the first ripe one. Funny how we can regret some deals we make. But, I stuck by my word even though he probably wouldn't have known I sneaked the first tomato for myself. More...

Obituaries

Betty Cleveland

Retired

Betty W. Cleveland, 80, died Tuesday, June 15, 2010.   Mrs. Cleveland was born in Sandersville, Ga., June 10, 1930. She was retired as a radiologic technologist in Gadsden Co., Fla. She was a member of Thomas Memorial Baptist Church. More...

Society

4-H’ers attend camp

On Monday, June 7 a group of 4-H'ers from Early and Calhoun counties traveled to the Fortson 4-H Center near Atlanta for a fun-filled week. More...

Sheehan-Shingler vows exchanged

Kathryn Elizabeth Sheehan and Ryan Reed Shingler were united in holy matrimony Friday, May 28, 2010, during an intimate ceremony in Mexico Beach, Fla.   The bride is the daughter of David and Monica Sophie of Alpharetta, Ga. More...

Approaching the issue of children at weddings

There are no etiquette rules regarding whether children should attend weddings. The decision is entirely up to the couple getting married.   More...