October 6, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

EARLY VOTING: Sample ballots are available at News office

Early voting is underway for the Nov. 2 General Election and continues through Oct. 29 — the Friday before the election.   The polling place for early voting is the Voter Registrar’s office on River Street in Blakely. More...

Primary Care Open House

Primary Care of Southwest Georgia will be celebrating Oct 20 with an Open House 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. to showcase their expanded facility and Georgia’s first Personal Health Advisor — a patient education kiosk.   More...

Sporting clays benefit Saturday

The second annual Tommy Newberry Memorial Sporting Clays Tournament will be held Oct. 9 at Quail Country in Arlington. Entry fee is $80 per person or $300 per 4-man team. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and the tournament begins at 8:30 a.m. More...

Other News

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive   Daily Events   Oct. 11 — 10:15 - 11:00 - Rhythm band practice. 11:00 - 11:30 Early County CDC - Nancy Wright. Lunch: Beef tips and noodles, buttered asparagus, carrots, wheat roll, pineapple tidbits. More...

Holiday decorating program at FUMC

Floral designer Derrell Humphries, owner of Flowers by Derrell in Leesburg, is coming to Blakely Oct. 28, 6 p.m., to demonstrate a variety of ideas for holiday decorations using natural greenery and other items. More...

I am a masterpiece

In memory of Garrett Justice, Oct. 9, 1995 - July 17, 2010. Garrett wrote this piece last December for an English/language arts assignment. His teacher found it exceptional and shared it with his family.   More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

God’s word must have authority in our lives

Various cultures use different styles of expression of thoughts. In Hebrew poetry, there is the use of parallelism — the expression of the same thought, using two or more points of reference. More...

The Gospel Truth

It’s imperative that we hear God’s call and answer

Read Mark 1:16-20. The Lord Jesus Christ calls four men. He was not telemarketing. He was not raising money. He was issuing a call that would radically change the lives of the men who answered. More...

CHURCH NEWS

First Baptist   A local chapter of The Dead Theologians Society meets in Blakely every Tuesday morning in the fellowship hall of the First Baptist Church. More...

Agriculture

Kudzu bug spreads across the state

Just shy of a year from when it was first spotted in northeast Georgia, the insect now commonly called the “kudzu bug” continues to mystify homeowners and agricultural researchers. More...

Campus

Economics of Education Conference planned Nov. 4 at Bainbridge College Early County

Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education and Bainbridge College Early County are sponsoring the second annual Economics of Education Conference 10 a.m.-noon Nov. 4, 2010, at BCEC, 40 Harold Ragan Dr. in Blakely.   More...

Literacy Day is Oct. 14

Early County’s third annual Literacy Day is Oct. 14 and organizers are hoping everyone will wear orange to promote literacy in Early County.   Activities for the day actually begin Oct. More...

Fourth graders learn water conservation tips

Georgia-Pacific’s public affairs manager Celia Bostwick and the Blakely Rotary Club President Lisa Collins visited fourth graders to deliver advice on water conservation. More...

Mueller makes Trends’ top 40 under 40

Blakely native Clint Mueller has been honored by Georgia Trend magazine and is featured in the magazine’s 2010 list of “Georgia’s Best & Brightest 40 under 40” in the October issue released this week.   More...

Ragan inducted into Ag HOF

Gene Ragan, a true pioneer in southern agricultural media, was inducted into the University of Georgia Agricultural Hall of Fame during a ceremony in Athens, Ga., Sept. 17. More...

Kolomoki Festival Saturday

Make plans to head out to Kolomoki Mounds State Historic Park Saturday to enjoy the 2010 Kolomoki Festival. The park staff and Friends of Kolomoki have a big day planned with activities beginning at 10 a.m. and continuing to 4 p.m. More...

International group to tour Blakely murals

The International Mural Festival, a group of approximately 200 people from all over the world, will be in Blakely Oct. 28 on tour to view the community’s five local murals. The festival is being hosted in Colquitt. More...

Editorials

Other Voices

A little witchcraft

For most of the years I was a reporter, I covered politics, which means I’ve talked to a lot of politicians over the years, from the guy running for city council to the presidential candidate.   More...

All That’s Fit to Print

Turning the pages of time

This week marks this newspaper’s 151st year of operation. With my feeble math skills, I figured that over 7,800 editions have hit the newsstands since the first paper rolled out in 1859. That’s a lot of ink and paper. More...

Mumbles

It can always be worse

Every time you find yourself faced with dire circumstances, you can usually look around and find someone confronted with a worse situation. More...

Obituaries

Lucille Jones

Lucille Jones, 84, died Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2010.   Mrs. Jones was born April 2, 1926, to the late Lovester and Beatrice White.   She was preceded in death by a daughter, Ethel Maud Lofton; five brothers; and two sisters.   More...

Margaret Ellis

Retired

Margaret Louise Carpenter Ellis, 89, died Sunday, Sept. 26, 2010, at Early Memorial Nursing Home.   Mrs. Ellis was born Nov. 3, 1920, in Sweetwater, S.C., to the late Eldred Carpenter and Frances Boone Carpenter. More...

Willie P. Hazeley

Homemaker

Willie Pearl Hazeley, 82, died Sept. 28, 1928, in Eufaula, Ala.   Mrs. Hazeley was born Nov. 18, 1928, in Eufaula, Ala., to the late J.C. Richardson and Willie Bell Richardson. More...

Sports

Warriors win showdown in Damascus

All week long the Warriors football team was tuned into their coaches as they spoke about the challenge that lay in front of them Friday night.   More...

Cross country teams prepare for region

The Early County boys and girls cross country teams have their home invitational Tuesday, Oct. 12 at 4:30 p.m. at Kolomoki Mounds. More...