July 14, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

District 1 is only contested county commission race  Free Access 

Ed Gilbert Why are you seeking office? To give the people in District 1 a better voice in county goverment, and to see where our property taxes are being spent. What do you expect to accomplish if elected? More...

Bobcat golf this Saturday

The 5th annual Ray Knight Memorial Golf Classic will be Saturday, July 17 at the Blakely Town and Country Club. The 3-Man Scramble is $70 per player and includes lunch and a gift. More...

Other News

Museum and welcome center open in Edison

The Margaret Sheppard Museum and Welcome Center in Edison is now open. The public is invited to return to yesteryear as they view old memorabilia, past Calhoun County newspapers, antiques, mule-drawn equipment and much more. More...

Time running out for the summer reading program

Time is running out for readers to earn a certificate for participating in Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library’s Vacation Reading Club. More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive   Daily Events   July 19 — 10:15-11:00 - Rhythm band at Nursing Home. 11:00 - Megan Barr - Nutrition Education. Lunch: fajita chicken, steamed broccoli, baked sweet potatoes, wheat roll, mandarin oranges. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Keep your faith in the gospel

Without a recognizable goal, there is no sense of accomplishment. One who flounders in life will accomplish little or nothing that can have a lasting positive affect on the world in which he or she now lives.   More...

The Gospel Truth

Persistent prayer enables positive focus

Christian parents who love their children give them commandments based on God’s commandments. Children who love their parents and learn to love the Lord obey them. Such love and obedience makes for a harmonious and victorious family.   More...

CHURCH NEWS

Milford Baptist   Milford Baptist Church will have their homecoming Sunday, July 18. Evergreen Baptist   Evergreen Baptist Church will have their annual revival Monday, July 26 through Friday, July 30 at 7:30 p.m. More...

Society

Harris - Brooks

Caren Harris is proud to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of her daughter, Brett Harris of Blakely, to Stuart Brooks of Colquitt. More...

Disposable and green

The warm-weather season is one in which outdoor occasions, such as barbecues, picnics and trips to the beach are commonplace. More...

BIRTHDAY

Alex Warr celebrated his eighth birthday Saturday, July 10. He enjoyed an afternoon of bowling at Dothan Lanes with his family and friends. Alex is the son of Toby and Brandi Warr. More...

Justice funerals Wednesday  Free Access 

Funeral services for Matthew Lowell (Matt) Justice, Amy Lyn Beggs Justice and Garrett Lanier Justice will be Wednesday, July 21 at 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church on College St. in Blakely. Visitation will be Tuesday evening from 6 p.m. More...

Three seeking Republican Congressional nomination  Free Access 

Rick Allen Why are you seeking your office? More...

County adopts $7.2 million FY 2011 budget

The Early County Board of Commissioners approved a 2011 budget resolution Monday night adopting the $7.2 million budget which represents a 6 percent decrease in operating expenses The commissioners are anticipating no ad valorem tax increase will be More...

State Champs!

The Blakely-Early County 9 and 10-year-old All-Star Baseball won the GRPA State Championship Saturday at the Ray Knight Sportsplex — the first EVER baseball team from Blakely to win the state crown. More...

Damascus water restored

The citizens of the City of Damascus were without water several days last week, the second time in about seven months. The city’s water well pump reportedly went out Tuesday. The pump was repaired and water pressure restored Saturday. More...

Editorials

Other Voices

Vote ‘em out

My Uncle Bubba is on a mission this election year, and I’m interested to see what becomes of it all.   For as long as I can remember, Uncle Bubba has kept up with politics. More...

All That’s Fit to Print

What will they ban next?

San Francisco recently banned the sale of sodas on all city property, with health experts there citing the evil cold drink as the leading cause of obesity. More...

Mumbles

Vote!!! Enough said.

I wonder if it is really necessary to tell anyone to go vote in the General Primary next week. Just in case... don’t forget to cast your vote Tuesday! More...

Obituaries

Bertha Tatum

Retired

Bertha Ena Black Tatum, 91, of Fort Gaines, Ga., died Friday, July 2, 2010, at Fort Gaines Nursing Home.   Mrs. Tatum was born in Newton, Ga., Sept. 27, 1918, to the late Wesley Black and Lavenia Norman Black. More...

Harriett Maddox

Retired

Harriett Leona Bond Brown Maddox, 96, of Newville, Ala., died Friday, July 9, 2010.   Mrs. Maddox was born Feb. 10, 1914, in Newville, Ala., to the late Thomas Jefferson Bond and Margarett Leona Jones Bond. More...

Sports

Lacie Bond McFay makes Youth Team USA

Barrel racing has been a major part of Lacie Bond McFay’s life the past six years. She has multiple state championships and has placed in the top five at several national events with as many as 700 competitors. More...