December 8, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Rotary 10-10-10 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...

Suspect fights with officers

A routine traffic stop in Blakely turned violent Friday night when one of the five people in the vehicle tried to flee the scene.   More...

Other News

DeVane recognized

Rotary Assistant District Governor Don Robinson of Bainbridge, right, recognized past Rotary president Chuck DeVane for his service and dedication to Rotary by honoring him as a Paul Harris Fellow at More...

The flu vaccine ... protection from the flu — peace of mind for you

As a parent, you do everything you can to protect your children. Buckle them up in the car. Watch them closely when they're in the water. Teach them to look both ways when they cross the street. Warn them not to talk to strangers.   More...

Diabetics can safely celebrate the holidays

This time of year visions of sugarplums may be dancing in one’s head, as are cakes, cookies and pies. The average person may gain a few pounds around the holidays from eating too many rich and sugary foods. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Fulfill your spiritual usefulness

In our society, the concept of lord has not become enfolded into our system of thinking. Yes, we hear the term — and sometimes use the term — but it has no great significance. More...

The Gospel Truth

Are you willing to follow Christ as Lord?

Is it possible to call Jesus Christ a “rebel?” Jackson Browne did in his song, “The Rebel Jesus.” Is that blasphemous, or could it be true? More...

CHURCH NEWS

Bright Star   Bright Star Missionary Baptist Church will have their annual Christmas program Sunday, Dec. 12 at 6 p.m. Rev. Alfred Starling will be speaking. Everyone is invited to attend.   Mt. Ararat   More...

Society

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive   Daily Events   Dec. 13 — 10:30 - 11:30 - Rhythm band at Nursing Home. Lunch: Chicken soup, mixed vegetables, marinated beets, wheat crackers, rice, fresh fruit.   More...

Thompson-Crawford

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Linton Thompson of Arlington are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Haley Crawford Thompson, to Brad Rader Winstead, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roger Lee Winstead of Bath, N.C. More...

BIRTHS

Josh and Ansley Wright Alexander proudly announce the birth of their son, Ethan “Miles” Alexander.   Miles was born at 3:30 p.m. Aug. 19, 2010, at Tift Regional Medical Center in Tifton, Ga. More...

Time for flu shots!

Every year over 36,000 people die in the United States from complications from influenza.

“Georgia is leading the country in reported flu activity, and the Southwest District is seeing higher than average numbers for this time of year,” said Southwest Health District Health Director Dr. Jacqueline Grant.   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...

Remembering lost children

Everyone is invited to a special memorial service at 7 p.m. Dec. 16 on Court Square for families who have suffered the loss of a child and remembrance of the children.   More...

It felt a lot like Christmas!

Citizens enjoy Moonlight Madness & Holidays on the Square
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Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 8 Lions Club meeting, noon. BIRTHDAYS: April Craft   THURSDAY, Dec. 9   Rotary Club, noon, First Baptist Fellowship Hall   Pilot Club Blakely #282 OES   BIRTHDAYS: Ayden Knight, C.B. More...

Editorials

Other Voices

I expected more

I was terribly disappointed. More...

Political Cartoon

... SPEAKING OF BEING CALLED UGLY BY A FROG... More...

All That’s Fit to Print

All part of the process

Here’s the thing about Christmas that makes me uneasy, gives me pause. Expectations.   Yours, mine, strangers on the street.   I had a store clerk last week tell me not to look so unhappy. More...

Obituaries

Mamie Lou McCormick

Homemaker

Mamie Lou Love McCormick, 72, of Blakely died Friday, Nov. 26, 2010, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan.   Mrs. McCormick was born July 7, 1938, in Donalsonville to the late James Stewart Love and Charlotte Cloud love. More...

THANKS

We, the family of Shirley Ann Haynes, would like to thank everyone very, very much for all the heartfelt kindness shown to us during the passing of our sister. More...

Agriculture

Nominations open for Outstanding Georgia Young Peanut Farmer

Nominations are open for the Outstanding Georgia Young Peanut Farmer which will be announced at the Georgia Peanut Farm Show Jan. 20 in Albany.   More...

Sports

Weaver bags buck

Ten-year-old Parker Weaver bagged this nine point buck Nov. 20, 2010, while hunting with his granddaddy, David Weaver. Parker is the son of David Weaver Jr. and Misty Cox. More...