December 1, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

No holiday traffic accidents here

Eleven people died on Georgia roads during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, according to the state department of public safety.   That number includes traffic fatalities beginning at 6 p.m. Wednesday through midnight Sunday. More...

Holiday open house at library

Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library’s annual open house will be Thursday, Dec. 2 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Rotary literacy raffle

The Blakely Rotary Club is sponsoring its first annual 10/10/10 Rotary Raffle. Profits from the Raffle will go to promote literacy in Early County and other local projects. More...

Other News

Natural or artificial Christmas tree debate

People have firm beliefs on what’s better for the holidays: a natural tree from the nearby tree farm or an artificial tree purchased at the store. More...

Medicare open enrollment continues through Dec. 31

Every year, there are new prescription drug and health plan coverage choices available to people with Medicare.  More...

Obituaries

Irenus Brown Sr.

Retired

Irenus Brown Sr., 82, died Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010, in Albany.   He was born Aug. 23, 1928, in Blakely to the late Henry and Elizabeth Brown. More...

Ronnie Holley

Mechanic

Ronnie Joe Holley, 59, of Blakely, died Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010, at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany.   More...

Merle McDonell

Retired

Merle Scarborough McDonell, 97, of Hickory, N.C., died Friday, Nov. 26, 2010, at the Lutheran Home.   More...

Agriculture

Pecan prices push to historic to highs

Summertime drought hurt Georgia’s pecan crop, and now harvest is behind schedule. But there is one big bright spot: Pecan prices are currently the highest they have ever been, according to a University of Georgia pecan specialist.   More...

Sports

Sealy to compete

Charley Sealy won Best All-Around in Tuscaloosa on Nov. 5 and second Best All-Around in Montgomery on Nov. 20. Her team, Alabama Elite Gymnastics Academy, took second place at both meets. More...

Holidays on the Square

Court Square will be an exciting place to be Saturday

The weekend activities get started Friday night with the Moonlight Madness during which local merchants and restaurants will have sales and special activities from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. More...

CAR 54, Where are you?

GPS system keeps track of public safety vehicles

Technology has come a long way since New York City dispatchers tried to keep up with Car 54 on scratchy radio transmissions in the 1960s sitcom, Car 54, Where are you?   More...

Candlelight Christmas Tour

Immediately following the holiday activities on Court Square Saturday, Dec. 4, Blakely Hometown will be hosting a Candlelight Christmas Tour from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. More...

Injured hunter is recovering

A St. Simons man visiting relatives was accidentally shot during a dove shoot Saturday on a peanut field north of Blakely. 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...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 1   Family Connection Collaborative, noon, Family Learning Resource Center   BIRTHDAYS: Michael Williams, Natalie Cleveland, Kiley Durham, Lynn H. Wehrly, Johnny Fariss   THURSDAY, Dec. More...

Editorials

Other Voices

Defying logic

My fatal mistake was trying to argue logic with the 5-year-olds.   Among the brood that assembles when my family gets together for Thanksgiving are Wil and Mary Carlisle. More...

All That’s Fit to Print

Knowledge can annoy

216. That is the number of noodles in a can of Campbell’s Chicken Noodle Soup. I stumbled over this little bit of trivia while surfing channels last night. More...

Mumbles

TSA my butt. Plug the border!

If you’re not feeling fondled or groped by a TSA agent by now, you haven’t been watching enough news.   This just in!!! A great alternative to body scanners at airport security has been developed. More...

Society

Holiday cookie recipes

Cut-out cookies   Take a shortcut to a classic rolled sugar cookie by using a sweet and easy cookie mix. More...

Class of 1965 celebrates 45th reunion

The Blakely Union Class of 1965 celebrated its 45th class reunion in Blakely at Magnolias on Main Friday, Nov. 26 at 6 p.m.   Linda Tedder Howard, co-chairman of the reunion, welcomed the class members and their spouses.   More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive   Daily Events   Dec. 6 — 10:30 - 11:30 - Rhythm band practice. Lunch: Beef tips with noodles, steamed cabbage, carrots, wheat roll, pineapple tidbits.   Dec. More...