December 29, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Celebrating 101 years

Marie Lindsey White celebrated her 101st birthday with family at the home of her grandson, Warren White Jr., on Christmas Eve.  More...

Corps announces Highland Park fees

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Apalachicola, Chattahoochee, Flint Project Management Office in Fort Gaines has announced a $4 user fee per vehicle at Highland Park Day Use located on Walter F. More...

Other News

DAR members enjoy Christmas program

The Peter Early Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution met at the Christmas filled home of Mrs. Harry Timmons in Edison for a delicious luncheon Thursday, Dec. 16. Those attending were Mrs. Sterling Jones, regent, Mrs. Charles Brown, Mrs. More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Dr. Daily Events

Jan. 3 - 10:30 - 11:30 - Rhythm band practice. Lunch: Turkey burger, cole slaw, broccoli, wheat hamburger bun, peach crisp. Jan. 4 - 10:15 - 11:00 - Physical fitness. 11:00 - VNA Blood Pressures. More...

VNA named to HomeCare Elite

VNA of Southwest Georgia has been named to the 2009 and 2010 HomeCare Elite™, a compilation of the top 25 percent of top-performing home health agencies in the United States.  Winners are ranked by an analysis of performance measures in qu More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

God is our creator, our redeemer

It is easy for us to develop some kind of twisted view of a prophet and the ministry associated with this spiritual position.  More...

The Gospel Truth

God’s people are chosen carefully

“For God so loved the world ...” that he came to the world he loved. And when he came, he changed it. Sick people were healed. Demon possessed people were exorcised. Lost people were saved.  More...

Special services at Blakely Free Will Baptist

The Blakely Free Will Baptist Church will have special services beginning Jan. 9 to Jan. 14. Brother Billy Bevan, current pastor of Sardis Free Will Baptist Church in Eufaula, Ala., will be the evangelist. More...

Sports

Nice shootin’

Cole Bruner, above, killed his first dove at a dove shoot with his daddy Dec. 11. He shot the dove with his great-granddaddy Archie Coleman’s 1915 Remington Model 1720 gauge. More...

Campus

Edison receives new teacher assistance grant

Christmas came early this year for one local teacher. Bridget Edison, Early County Middle School teacher, was awarded the $1,000 New Teacher Assistance grant from Georgia Power Dec. 2 at Magnolias on Main. More...

Bainbridge College announces fall honors

Bainbridge Collegeannounces the dean’s list and honors list for fall semester. The dean’s list includes full time students who earned a 3.5 (B+) grade point average. More...

Scam artists nabbed

Several scam artists swept through Southwest Georgia last week, hitting stores in Blakely, Colquitt and Bainbridge before being caught.  Officers were dispatched to the Blakely Corners shopping center Dec. More...

Copper thieves busted

Over the past two months Early County authorities, along with those in Miller, Seminole, Calhoun and Baker counties, have received numerous reports of copper wiring theft from irrigation systems.  Seminole County authorities received a tip Dec. More...

Almost, but we’re still dreaming

“I’m dreaming of a white Christmas. Just like the ones I used to know. Where the treetops glisten, and children listen. To hear sleigh bells in the snow...” CLICK!  Almost, but we’re still dreaming.  More...

Lena Baker headstone dedication

Lena Baker, the only woman ever sentenced to die in the electric chair in the state of Georgia, will finally receive a fitting headstone during a Jan. 12 dedication ceremony, 65 years after her execution and shortly following the Jan. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 29 BIRTHDAYS: Mary Dubose Miles, Daniel Hardin THURSDAY, Dec. 30 Rotary Club, noon, First Baptist Fellowship Hall BIRTHDAYS: George Bennett, Jamie Taylor, Debra Williams, Kyle Riley ANNIVERSARY: Tex & Ann Worsham FRIDAY, Dec. More...

Editorials

Other Voices

Counting heads

The Census Bureau began releasing the first sets of data for the 2010 count last week, and, I’m not ashamed to admit, I was excited to see the results.  I like the census. It’s fair. More...

All That’s Fit to Print

Let’s run in circles   My back hurts. I am not sure if it was the last round of monster trucks or the running in circles. More...

Mumbles

Happy New Year!!!

Did you see that picture of our grandkids on page 2? More...

Obituaries

Juanita Houston

Retired

Juanita Thomas Houston, 87, of Blakely, died Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010, at Miller County Nursing Home in Colquitt, Ga.  Mrs. Houston was born Aug. 23, 1923, in Blakely to the late Charlie Edward Thomas and Annie Lou Mock Thomas. More...

Cyril English

Retired

Cyril Wiley English, 83, of Blakely, died Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010.  Mr. English was born Dec. 21, 1927, in Blakely to the late James Doster English and Ester Mae Wiley English. More...

Society

New ABAC President’s Club members inducted

Four new members were recently inducted into the prestigious President’s Club at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.  ABAC President David Bridges thanked the new members for their support of the college and emphasized how important thei More...

Kelly earns master’s degree

Blakely resident Mark Kelly, who is in charge of the office of information and instructional technology for Bainbridge College Early County Center, received his master of computer science degree with a concentration in information assurance from Colu More...

Kayden turns one Jan. 1

Kayden Ja’Mez Kendrix will be one year old Jan. 1, 2011. He is the son of Ebony Blocker and Parnell Kendrix Jr. He is the grandson of Ann Blocker. He will have a Toy Story birthday party at Pizza Hut, Saturday, Jan. More...