August 4, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Spirit Night

Everyone is urged to mark Aug. 24 on their calendar for the annual Spirit Night to kick off the fall sports season and recognize the community’s student-athletes.   The activities will begin at 7 p.m. at Standifer Field. More...

Back-to-School

Early County schools were bustling with activity Tuesday morning as students flooded into classrooms for the beginning of the 2010-2011 school year. More...

Runoff election Tuesday

Georgia voters will return to the polls next Tuesday to settle election outcomes in five statewide General Primary races.   Early voting is underway this week. Voters can cast their ballots between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. More...

Other News

Back-to-school bash a success

Donna Igles, left, and daughter Deasia visited with Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library’s Brandrail Brown at the 2010 Back to School Bash July 28 at the Early County Middle School cafeteria. More...

Help Social Security celebrate 75 years of public service

Michael J. More...

Grant awarded to Pataula Center for Children

Pataula Center for Children, Inc., a nonprofit organization that provides a safe and nurturing environment for children and families faced with abuse and neglect, was awarded a $3,500 grant by the Plum Creek Foundation. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Be prepared to spread the gospel

Each of us is the product of many forces and influences that have shaped our lives. There are many factors over which we have no control. However, some areas of our lives are swayed by the personal choices that we make. More...

The Gospel Truth

Let God do good things through us

School is beginning again. As this school year begins in the state of Georgia, Early County schools are in a state of shock. One of our school families, the Justices, consisting of two teachers and two students, are almost all gone. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Rosinvick   Rosinvick Missionary Baptist Church will have their annual revival, Aug. 2 through Aug. 6, at 7:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend.   First Baptist   More...

Society

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive

Daily Events   Aug. 9 — 10:15-11:00 - Rhythm band practice. Lunch: Turkey burger, parsley potatoes, broccoli, hamburger bun, fresh fruit.   More...

BIRTH

Gracie Glenn Bruner

Kylie and Caleb Bruner of Cuthbert proudly announce the birth of their daughter, Gracie Glenn, born at 3:54 p.m. Saturday, July 17, 2010, at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany. Gracie weighed 5 pounds, 13 ounces and was 18 1/4 inches long. More...

Sumner-Turner vows exchanged

Lisa Renee Sumner and Travis Turner were united in marriage Saturday, July 3, 2010, at 10:30 a.m. at the home of Wayne and Donna Naramore in Blakely with Bishop A. Ray Garner of Tifton officiating. More...

Campus

Peanuts to Pencils underway

Family Connection FACES is kicking off this year’s Peanuts to Pencils school supply drive. With the community’s help, every student can arrive the first day of school prepared for class. More...

Hwy. 62 detour Monday

The Georgia DOT has announced a detour scheduled next week for railroad crossing improvements on Highway 62 at the intersection of Highway 370 near Hilton.   The detour will be in place beginning 8 a.m. Monday, Aug. 9 through 5 p.m. More...

Substitute teacher training

Substitute teacher training is scheduled 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Aug. 9 at the Decatur County School Support Center at 507 Martin Street in Bainbridge. There is a $25 fee for the training. Only cash or money order will be accepted.   More...

DOG DAYS OF SUMMER

Webster defines “dog days” as... the period between early July and early September when the hot sultry weather of summer usually occurs in the northern hemisphere.   But where does the term come from? More...

Georgia Hunting Regulations Guide

The 2010-2011 Georgia Hunting Regulations Guide is available online and in print. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 4   BIRTHDAYS: Brenda Toole, Ashlyn Warfield, Louise Sirmons, Kendal Alderman   THURSDAY, Aug. 5   Rotary Club, noon, Town and Country Club   BIRTHDAY: Cliff Megahee, Marshall Day ANNIVERSARY: Mr. & Mrs. More...

Editorials

Other Voices

How long will Helen put up with me?

The GPS lady in my car — I call her Helen — is a really sweet woman. She and I have been getting along famously since we met a couple of months ago. More...

All That’s Fit to Print

More hindrance than help

Buried deep in the healthcare bill is a new tax requirement for businesses. It doesn’t have diddly to do with healthcare, unless one counts all the cases of high blood pressure when the requirement goes into effect.   More...

Mumbles

My Uncle Jeff’s not alone

Since we’re on the topic, who is your favorite ghost? I’ve already told you about Uncle Jeff, my favorite, and only, ghost.   He died years before my time in the Fleming house on South Main where I grew up. More...

Obituaries

Marvin Thompson

Retired

Marvin “Duck” Thompson, 67, died Monday, July 19, 2010.   Mr. Thompson was born in Blakely Sept. 28, 1942, to the late Fred and Vera Mae Thompson. He was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church. More...

Alexander Harris

Preacher

Alexander Jones Harris, 51, died Monday, July 26, 2010.   Mr. Harris was born in Blakely Jan. 15, 1959, to Willie P. Harris of Albany and the late Elijah “Honey” Harris. More...

George Knight

Retired

George Carey “Grody” Knight, 60, died Tuesday, July 27, 2010, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan.   Mr. Knight was born in Donalsonville Sept. 25, 1949, to the late Myrtice Buckhalter Johnson. More...

Sports

Mells earns scholarship

The winner of the 2010 Johnny W. Grier Scholarship is Kendra N. Mells.   Mells is the daughter of Felisa Mells of Blakely and a recent ECHS graduate. She plans to attend Spelman College beginning this fall. More...

Bush part of championship team

This past week the News shared an article with our readers about a fourth straight state championship won by a group of outstanding 14-and-under All Star baseball players from Colquitt County. More...

Williams to be pinned

The Florida Seventhday Adventist Hospital College of Health Sciences Department of Nursing will hold a pinning ceremony Friday, Aug. 6 at Patmos Chapel Seventh-day Adventist Church in Winter Park, Fla. More...