July 7, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

EPD public hearing

The Georgia Environmental Protection Division hosted a public hearing to receive formal comments on Thursday regarding EPD’s intent to issue an Air Quality Operating Permit Amendment to Longleaf Energy Associates for the construction of a powe More...

Sample primary inside

See sample ballots for the July 20 election on pages X and X in this week’s News.   The News will publish local and congressional candidate profiles next week. More...

PCSG expanding facilities

Primary Care of Southwest Georgia hosted a groundbreaking ceremony July 1 for an expansion project which will enlarge the lobby area and add examination rooms. More...

Other News

Observe water safety this summer

The summer season is sure to be a busy one on Georgia’s lakes and waterways, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division. More...

Friends of Bagby meeting planned

The Friends of Georgia State Parks and Historical Sites, Inc. have granted a chapter to Friends of George T. Bagby State Park in Ft. Gaines.   The mission of the organization is to partner, promote and preserve George T. Bagby State Park. More...

Get the facts about cataracts

More than half of Americans age 65 and older will experience cataracts, so many assume cataracts are just a sign of aging. However, children, young adults and even babies can have cataracts.   What Are Cataracts?   More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Faith in God brings great comfort

It is important for every believer in the Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth to remember why he or she has been brought into the family of God. More...

The Gospel Truth

Be a true follower of Jesus Christ

The gospels teach us how to be followers of Jesus, and the Epistles teach us how to be better, deeper, more fruitful followers of Jesus. Philippians fits that bill, especially this paragraph in Philippians 3:17-21.   We are all followers. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Union Church   Union Church will have their annual revival meeting Monday, July 5 through Friday, July 9 at 7:30 p.m.   Wesley Chapel   Wesley Chapel will host a community fun day Saturday, July 10 from 10 am. to noon. More...

Society

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive

Daily Events   July 12 — 10:30-11:30 - Rhythm band practice. Lunch: Turkey burger, parsley potatoes, broccoli, wheat bun, fresh fruit.   July 13 — 10:15 - 11:00 - Physical fitness. 11:00 Rev. Rick Smith - Devotion. More...

Stone - Bridges

In the spirit of unity and affection, the engagement and forthcoming marriage of Elena Katherine Stone to Paul Lanier Bridges, III is joyfully announced by their families.   More...

Daugherty - Moulton

Dr. and Mrs. Larry D. Daugherty of Sylvester, Ga., announce the engagement of their daughter, Laura Helen Daugherty, to Charles Jason Moulton, son of Donna Sheffield of Manhattan, Kan., and the late Tracy Moulton III of Blakely, Ga.   More...

Snakes alive!

Peaches the albino ball python was just one of the creepy, crawly visitors at Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library June 29. More...

Blakely pedestrian hit by auto

The News has learned that a Blakely man was killed recently when he was struck by a vehicle on Highway 273 between Blakely and Cedar Springs. More...

9-10 state baseball tournament Starts Today!

Blakely will is hosting the GPRA 9-10 year-old Mite Boys live pitch state tournament this week at the Ray Knight Sportsplex on Chancey Mill Road.   Twelve teams from across the state are participating. The action gets underway at 5:30 p.m. More...

Here are the results of the “Great American Peanut Debate” online poll...

Georgia - 43% Virginia - 41%   Texas - 6% Alabama - 5% North Carolina - 5% More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, July 7 BIRTHDAYS: Tal Shierling   THURSDAY, July 8   Story Hour, 3 p.m., Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library   Rotary Club, noon, Town and Country Club   BIRTHDAY: Mildred Nix, Lester Shoemaker, Sophie Conner &nb More...

Editorials

Other Voices

Sad embarrassment

I’m at a loss for what to write this morning. I know what I want to write about. I want to write about Damon Evans and his arrest last week for DUI. More...

All That’s Fit to Print

Playing the waiting game

On Monday, a car parked at a convenience store caught my eye. Actually, it wasn’t the car. I can’t even tell you what model it was. It was a dark color. More...

Mumbles

Violating the laws of God

In case you missed it... Dr. Charles Stanley, Pastor of First Baptist of Atlanta, spoke on “Turning the Tide” during his July 4th sermon. A primary focus of the sermon was the clash between Christianity and Socialism.   More...

Obituaries

Eloise Messer

Homemaker

Eloise Ellis Messer, 82, died Tuesday, June 29, 2010, at the Donalsonville Hospital.   Mrs. Messer was born April 14, 1928, in Hilton, Ga., to the late Andrew Ellis and Nellie Oliver Ellis. More...

Ernest Jay Elliott

Installer/Repairman

Ernest Jay Elliott, 71, of Morris, Ga., died Tuesday, July 6, 2010, at his residence.   Mr. Elliott was born in Candler, N.C., Dec. 3, 1938, to the late Fred Elliott and Tishue Berl Rhinehart Elliott. More...

Sports

Early County teams advance to state tournaments

Boys   The Early County 11- and 12-year-old All-Star baseball team traveled to Dawson, Ga., where they went 4-0 to win the sub-district tournament. They traveled the next week to Adel, Ga., and finished second in District 3. More...