October 13, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

County considers mobile home, cell tower regs

The Early County Commissioners heard the first reading of two ordinances at their Oct. 4 meeting.   More...

Orange for Literacy Day activities

Everyone is encouraged to wear orange Thursday, Oct. 14 to promote Early County’s third annual Literacy Day.   Activities actually begin Wednesday with a literacy parade at Early County Elementary School.   More...

The story behind museum murals

Tourists visiting Blakely during the International Mural Festival Oct. 28 will be touring the Early County Museum to view three unique murals. More...

Other News

Pets of the week

Loveable puppies, part rottweiler, are in need of a good home. Call Charla at the Blakely Animal Shelter at 724-7474. More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive

Daily Events   Oct. 18 — 10:15 - 11:00 - Rhythm band at Nursing Home. Lunch: Chicken soup, mixed vegetables, marinated beets, wheat crackers, rice, fresh fruit.   Oct. 19 — 10:15 - 11:00 - Physical fitness. More...

Blakely Hometown preserving history

Blakely is one of the oldest communities in the Southwest Georgia region and had some exceptional antebellum structures at one time.   More...

Religion

The Lord’s words give us comfort

The human mind can become a playhouse for the enemy of our souls. We often refer to the battles of life that each of us face at some point. More...

Light cannot co-exist with darkness

When I was in college, my roommates and I lived in an old house that had roaches the size of small children. One day we went out and bought one of those cans of pesticide that fills up the house. 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...

Society

Morris Enterprises takes first in fall decorating contest

The Fall Decorating Contest sponsored by the Blakely-Early County Chamber of Commerce had six participants — Morris Enterprise, Collier Insurance & Realty, Hall Drug / Pernickety, Piggly Wiggly, More...

Remember Halloween safety

For even the most cautious motorists, the scariest part of Halloween can be an unexpected street corner encounter with little kids dressed all in dark colored clothes. More...

Cooler days are ahead

Just Jakin

Wow where has the time gone? It’s hard to believe it’s already autumn... that is until I look at all the leaves falling. And how about the nip we’ve had in the air this week? That really makes you think of the cooler days ahead. More...

Campus

October is Head Start Awareness Month

Head Start is a federal program for preschool children from lowincome families. The Head Start program is operated by local nonprofit organizations in almost every county in the country. More...

Clay County schools make AYP four years and counting

Clay County elementary and middle schools and Clay County School System have made Adequate Yearly Progress for four consecutive years. More...

City to waive late fees

The Blakely City Council took action at their Oct. 5 meeting to allow the council to waive the 10 percent utility late fee for November and December. More...

A fun-filled day!

Visitors to this year’s Kolomoki Festival enjoyed perfect weather, good food and lots of activities. Park manager Matt Bruner estimated around 2,500 people attended Saturday’s event.   More...

Early voting, sample ballots, amendments

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...

“Paint the Town Pink”

Monday, Oct. 21 is “Paint the Town Pink Day” for breast cancer awareness and Funny Girl Deli will host a benefit luncheon at noon.   Tickets are $10 each. Contact Heather at 724- 7244 or Dianne Harris at 723-8373. More...

Community Calendar

Here & There this Week

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 13   Arts & Crafts for Grown ups, 10 a.m., Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library   Lions Club Meeting, noon.   BIRTHDAYS: Danny Durham, Sue G. More...

Editorials

No one told me

When it was first suggested — now some 12 years ago — that I get a springer spaniel puppy, not a single person cautioned me about the shedding.   More...

Cleaning up the mess

Our president and his minion are hot on the campaign trail trying to persuade voters that George Bush and the Republican Party are responsible for all of our economic woes.   They forget history.   More...

Cartoon

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Obituaries

Marie Shierling

Homemaker

Marie Herring Widener Shierling, 92, died Tuesday Oct. 5, 2010, at Wilson Hospice House in Albany.   Mrs. Shierling was born March 8, 1918, in Arlington, Ga., to the late James Richard Herring and Daisy Monk Herring. More...

Walter Ferguson

Retired

Walter Eugene Ferguson, 94, died Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010.   Mr. Ferguson was born Dec. 17, 1915, in Malone, Fla., to the late Marion Ferguson and Lydard McCoulough Ferguson. He was a member of the Methodist faith and a retired farmer.   More...

THANKS

We would like to thank our family and friends for your calls, food, flowers, memorials and especially your visits and prayers during the loss of our loved one. More...

Sports

Warriors remain perfect in region

The SGA Warriors played host to the Arlington Eagles from Fairburn, Ga., this past Friday. Both teams came into the game with perfect records in the region.   More...

Purple Hurricane blows Bobcats away

The Early County Bobcats and Fitzgerald Purple Hurricane rolled up over 900 yards of total offense between them Friday night, lighting up the scoreboard at Jaycee Stadium with 90 total points. More...