December 15, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

MEAG trust fund to offset city’s increased power costs

The Blakely City Council heard the first reading of an ordinance adopting the city’s 2011 budget at the Dec. 7 council meeting.   More...

County audit is good news

The Early County Commissioners heard good news from the county’s 2009 audit at their Dec. 13 meeting.   The county’s net assets increased $1.3 million and the county expense decreased and revenues increased. More...

Boy Scout skeet shoot Saturday

Quail Country Plantation will host a benefit sporting clays tournament Saturday for the Boy Scouts’ Chehaw Council.   Registration begins at 8 a.m. with shooting rotations at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. More...

Rotary raffle

The big winners in the Blakely Rotary Club’s 10/10/10 Rotary Raffle will be drawn tomorrow at Rotary’s weekly meeting. Profits from the raffle will go to promote literacy in Early County and other local projects. More...

Other News

DNR to reduce license transaction fees

Some transaction fees for recreational licenses are being reduced, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division. More...

Georgia troopers to participate in National Lifesaver Weekend

The Georgia State Patrol will join state traffic enforcement agencies across the nation for National Holiday Lifesaver Weekend Dec. 17-19. More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive   Daily Events   Closed for Christmas Holidays   Dec. 20 - Dec. 24.   More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Jesus was born to take away our sins

Many great teachers and leaders have marched across the stage of history. However, these come as mere pop-ups in some kind of animated form of literature, with no previous indication of their anticipated appearance on the pages of history. More...

The Gospel Truth

Some things cause Jesus to be angry

Read Mark 3:1-6. Notice in verse five that Jesus flashed his “anger.” What makes Jesus mad?   Jesus is angry over people who attend worship services for the wrong reasons.   More...

THANKS

I want to thank every one for their kind thoughts, prayers and letters during my hospital stay and surgery.   Odell Enfinger   * * * * * * *   More...

Sports

Warr bags big buck

Alex Warr shot this 10 point buck Monday, Dec. 6 while hunting with his dad. He is the eight-year-old son of Toby and Brandi Warr. More...

Hunter’s first deer

A proud Trey Hunter is pictured above with his very first deer. He bagged the deer with his .243 caliber rifle Monday, Dec. 6 while hunting with dad, Eric Harris. More...

Longleaf Power appeals process underway... again

What next?

The News learned last week attorneys from GreenLaw refiled a petition for a hearing challenging the amended air permit for the Longleaf coal-fired power plant. More...

DOT expedites U.S. 27

As promised just three weeks ago, the State Transportation Board voted last week to include the four-laning of seven miles of U.S. 27 in northwest Early County in 33 transportation infrastructure projects on which work will be expedited.   More...

Court Square back when

The mural above will depict some of Court Square’s history when finished. More...

Smith to highlight festival

Peanut Proud

The News learned Tuesday that our own rising country music star Joanna Smith will highlight the Peanut Proud Festival entertainment lineup March 26. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 15   BIRTHDAYS: Amelia Toole, Eve Warrick Wall, Jason Lord, Chuck McCormick   THURSDAY, Dec. More...

Editorials

Other Voices

Counting calories

Like a lot of you, I find myself constantly fighting the battle of the bulge. I, quite literally, get too big for my britches, so I look for ways to cut calories and become more active.   More...

All That’s Fit to Print

Pawns in their game

It is interesting to hear the word “hostage” used by politicians in describing U.S. tax payers. Apparently, these politicians are uninformed.   Everyone knows we are not hostages. We are pawns. More...

Mumbles

As long as it’ll hold on!

There are days I think about shaving my head. But, every time I look in the mirror, I just can’t quite picture myself bald. Not by choice anyway.   More...

Society

Martez turns three

Martez Brown turned three years old Dec. 14 and celebrated his birthday at Chuck E. Cheese. He is the son of Markita Davis and Marty Brown.   His grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Davis and Mr. and Mrs. Duey Brown, all of Blakely. More...

Sisters celebrate birthdays

Libby Nicole and Piper Belle, daughters of Billy and Nikki Graham of Enterprise, Ala., recently celebrated their birthdays.   Libby turned three Aug. More...

Five generations

Sara Billings Allen, wife of Joe Allen Jr. and formerly of Blakely, had a great start to the holiday season with the gathering of five generations. More...

Campus

SGA athletes recognized at fall sports banquet

Southwest Georgia Academy held its annual fall sports banquet Nov. 30. Coaches recognized the athletes in their respective sport and presented them with certificates of appreciation. More...

Spelling bee winners

Sixth grade winners, from left, are Zelena Granados, third place; Anissiya Bethel, second place; and Trey Brownlee, first place. More...

Early County School System receives grant to improve math and reading scores

The Early County School System has received a $15,000 federal grant to improve math and reading scores among Career Technical Agricultural Education students. More...