January 5, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Chamber names new president

The Blakely-Early County Chamber of Commerce has named Christie Haynes the new chamber president. More...

Free income tax prep

The Early County Community Development Corporation will begin offering free income tax assistance on Jan. 18. Free, confidential income tax filing assistance will be available to working families who earn less than $49,000 per year. More...

Habitat for Humanity needs lot

Early   County Habitat for Humanity is ready to start its fourth home. A family has been selected, and the project is ready to begin.  However, HFH needs a suitable lot someone is willing to donate or sell at a reasonable cost. More...

Other News

A white Christmas

Al Hromalik enjoyed a beautiful white Christmas for the first time in years with his son, Bert Hromalik, in Athens, Ga. More...

Simple solutions to boost your energy

Increasing daily energy levels is a goal for many men and women. For those who feel energy drinks or another cup of coffee is not the ideal solution to increasing their energy levels, consider the following tips.  More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Look unto Christ and be saved

As God used the prophet, Isaiah, to deliver his message to the nation of Israel, there are two aspects of the divine words. In what we know as chapters one through 39, the words were directed to that present generation. More...

The Gospel Truth

God sent his son to save the world

“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...

CHURCH NEWS

Mt. Olive   Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church will have a Gospel Explosion benefit program Jan. 8 at 6 p.m. For more info call 724-7484.  Blakely F.W.B.   More...

Agriculture

Shelby Acres produces champion sheep

The Southeastern Dorper Sheep Breeders Association recently hosted their annual show in Bushnell, Fla.  Shelby Acres entered both Dorper and White Dorper Sheep. More...

Turn in acreage reports in a timely manner

Accurate and timely acreage reports for all crops and land uses are essential to prevent the loss of program benefits for marketing assistance loans and loan deficiency payments, direct and counter-cyclical payments, conservation reserve program annu More...

Campus

LPNs pinned during ceremony at BCEC

Bainbridge College practical nursing students who were honored in a traditional pinning ceremony Dec.  More...

ABAC announces fall honors

Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College announces the following students achieved a 4.0 grade point average for fall semester, earning them president’s list honors: Bryan S. Grebel of Arlington and Kelsea L. Grimes of Colquitt.  More...

Students attend exhibit

Thirty-five students in the combined healthcare science and human anatomy classes at Early County High School attended the Bodies Exhibit in Atlanta Nov. More...

New mobile home regulations

The Georgia General Assembly passed a new law last year which prevents municipalities and counties from restricting mobile homes based solely on the age of the mobile home. The new law took effect in September.  More...

County to take another look at garbage

A new look at county garbage collection is on the agenda for the Early County Commission in 2011. The commissioners voted at their Jan. More...

2010: Final year of the first decade

A look back at the year it was

July   Primary Care of Southwest Georgia hosted a groundbreaking ceremony July 1 for an expansion project which enlarged the lobby area and added examination rooms.   More...

Friends of Bagby to hold auction

Friends of George T. Bagby State Park will hold an auction Feb. 19 to raise funds for improvements at the park.  One item needed at the park is a good, used twenty plus foot aluminum pontoon boat to replace one that is damaged.  More...

Chamber banquet January 27

Mark your calendar, make your reservations... the Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet will be entertained by Mama Hope. Tickets are $25 each. Call 723-3741.   More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 5 BIRTHDAYS: Linda G. Warr, Max Grimes, Shannan Seaborn, Cory Altman THURSDAY, Jan. 6 Community First Aid CPR and AED Instructor Course, Jan. 6, Jan. 7 and Jan. 10 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. More...

Editorials

Other Voices

Buckle up

My good friend and former colleague, Harris Blackwood, has gone and gotten himself a government job.  As many of you know, Harris left the newspaper last year to help Nathan Deal run for governor. It wasn’t a sad thing. More...

All That’s Fit to Print

Counting down to three

Evan will celebrate his third birthday this Saturday. He is excited, not so much that it his birthday, but that he will get to open presents. He likes to open presents.  Over Christmas, he was very helpful to anyone who received a gift. More...

Mumbles

From the mouth of a Babe!

The new Congress will be busy going about our business in a few days. More...

Obituaries

Billy Jones

Retired

William “Billy” George Jones, 88, of Albany died Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010, at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.  More...

Katherine Temples

Homemaker

Katherine Tedder Temples, 97, of Blakely died Monday, Dec. 20, 2010, at her residence.  Mrs. Temples was born Oct. 12, 1913, in Blakely to the late James Williams Tedder Sr. and Eddie Dean Avirett Tedder. 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

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive Daily Events

Jan. 10 - 10:30 - 11:30 - Rhythm band practice. Lunch: Chicken breast sandwich, cole slaw, BBQ beans, wheat bun, fruit cobbler. Jan. 11 - 10:15 - 11:00 - Physical fitness. 11:00 - Wellness and Weight management. More...

Caleb celebrates birthday

Caleb Slappy turned five Friday, Dec. 24. He celebrated his birthday Sunday, Dec. 19 with family and friends at Chuck E Cheese in Dothan. He is the son of Joel and Julie Slappy and has a sister, Morgan.   More...

Easy brittle

Pecan (or  Cashew) Brittle  This is a microwave recipe  Ingredients ...  1 cup sugar  1/2 cup light corn syrup  1/8 teaspoon salt  2 cups pecan halves or cashews  1 teaspoon margarine or butter  1 teaspoon More...