November 17, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Regents name Carvajal new BC President

The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia has named Richard A. Carvajal, vice president for student success services at Cascadia Community College in Bothell, Wash., to succeed Bainbridge College President Thomas A. Wilkerson.   More...

The dawn of superior healthcare

Hospital transition by Pioneer Healthcare is underway

“Our goal, the vision of the doctors, nurses, administration and everyone, is to position the the community’s hospital where we can provide additional services,” stated new hospital administrator John Tompkins. More...

“Wish Tree”

The annual “Wish Tree” project helps ensure that Santa stops at every house at Christmas. To sponsor a child, visit Bank of Early to select a child’s list from the Wish Tree. More...

Other News

Runoff for mayor in Damascus

There will be a runoff for the office of mayor in Damascus Nov. 30 between incumbent mayor Nathaniel Thompson and Gloria McMurray who both received 39 votes. Hoyt Patterson received 19 votes in the three-way race. More...

Editorials

Other Voices

Some commercials just stay with you

There was bad news in the paper last week for Mr. Goodwrench, the iconic mechanic who, for more than three decades, promised owners of General Motors vehicles that he’d keep their cars running.   He’s been laid off. More...

All That’s Fit to Print

Return to sanity

I wrote the following column in November 2007. Since the same thing happened to me twice last week, I’m thinking no one read it the first time it was printed. Apparently, it bears repeating.   More...

Mumbles

Doug was his son!

The Lord didn’t have to, but He saw fit some 45 years ago to hold most of my running buddies and myself safe and out of harm’s way, including Grady Kidd. More...

Obituaries

Shirley Haynes

Shirley Ann Haynes, 50, of Blakely died Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010, at Wilson Hospice Center in Albany.   Miss Haynes was born Sept. 8, 1960, in Blakely to the late Arelious and Carlene Haynes. She was a member of Mt. More...

Lucile White

Homemaker

Lucile White, 96, died Monday, Nov. 8, 2010, at the Calhoun Nursing Home in Edison, Ga.   More...

Greg Lewis

Heavy Equipment Operator

Gregory Scott Lewis, 51, of Arlington died Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010, at Flowers Hospital in Dothan, Ala.   Mr. Lewis was born June 8, 1959, in Cuthbert, Ga., to the late Wilber Lewis and Irene Bass Lewis. More...

Society

Just Jakin

Be thankful this holiday season

Wow it’s hard to believe how fast the year is flying by. The weather is getting cooler. Summer is gone by and it’s time for Thanksgiving. Christmas is just around the corner.   More...

Melton-Durham

Mr. and Mrs. Ken Melton and Mr. and Mrs. Mark Wilson, all of Cuthbert, announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Kendall Michelle Melton, to William Hunter Durham of Bluffton, Ga., son of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Class of ‘56 enjoyed reunion

The Blakely Union High School class of 1956 met Oct. 15 at George Pullen’s home in Shellman. A good time was had by class members reminiscing their high school days. The Pullens were gracious hosts. More...

US 27 four-laning to resume!  Free Access 

Representative Gerald Greene announced Monday that work on the unfinished stretch between Blakely and Cuthbet will resume in the Spring of 2011. See this week's News for details.  More...

Gerald Greene switches to Republican

A week after the Nov. 2 General Election Representative Gerald Greene and two other representatives, including Bob Hanner of Parrott, made the switch from Democrat to Republican.   More...

Valor remembered

State Representative Gerald Greene presented a patriotic program as guest speaker at the Blakely Rotary Club on Veterans Day. More...

Thanksgiving Services

Sunday, Nov. 21

The 2010 Community Thanksgiving Service will be held at Wesley Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church at 1275 North Church St. Sunday, Nov. 21 at 6 p.m. Everyone is invited. More...

Holidays on the Square

Dec. 3 and 4 will be a weekend full of “HOTS” holiday activities sponsored by the Blakely- Early County Chamber of Commerce. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 17   Arts & Crafts for Grown ups, 10 a.m., Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library   BIRTHDAY: Hunter Lovering   ANNIVERSARY: Tony & Lisa Bruner   THURSDAY, Nov. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Accept the divine provision today

The need for personal protection — physical, mental, and spiritual — is built into the life of all humans. This basic need is fulfilled in the individual in various ways. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Evergreen   Evergreen Church will have a candlelight service Sunday, Dec. 5 at 6 p.m. with Rev. John Davis of Union Church delivering the message. Please wear white to march with the congregation. Everyone is invited to attend. More...

The Gospel Truth

Experience the grace of forgiveness

Mark 2:1-12. More...

Agriculture

Farmers can apply for conservation loans

David Laster, farm loan chief with the USDA Farm Service Agency, reminds farmers and ranchers that the agency will make and guarantee conservation loans to producers who want to promote conservation on their land as well as conserve the country&rsqu More...

Everson bags first doe

A proud Perry Everson is pictured above with her very first deer. She bagged the deer Saturday, Nov. 6 with a .243 caliber rifle. Perry is the 10-year-old daughter of Danny and Nicole Everson. More...

What a yam

We don’t know what else Colin Wilson and his family will be having for Thanksgiving dinner, but we feel sure a dish of sweet potatoes will be on the menu. More...

Sports

Warriors shut out Crusaders, 28-0

The SGA Warriors played host to Region 1 AA’s number four seed, the Robert Toombs Christian Academy Crusaders from Lyons, Ga., Friday night in the opening round of the GISA State Playoffs.   More...