January 26, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Regional plan to guide area next 10 years

Five regional meetings have been scheduled to introduce communities to the regional plan that will guide communities for the next decade.  Participants at the meetings will help craft a “Regional Vision” which will include performanc More...

Homeless count underway

A 2009 Georgia Homeless Count determined over 21,000 Georgians are homeless at any given point in time during the year and over 90,000 are homeless at sometime during the year, according to the Georgia Department of Community Affairs  The DCA an More...

“I have a dream...”

We stated here last week there were no announced MLK celebration activities over the weekend.  However, Mrs. Bertha O’Neal brought it to our attention that there was at least one program last week in observation of the Dr. More...

Chamber banquet Thursday

Don’t forget the Chamber of Commerce Membership Banquet Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Early County High School cafeteria. Call 723-3741 for additional information.   More...

Other News

Professionals offered child sexual abuse prevention training

To commemorate World Day to Prevent Child Abuse, the Pataula Center for Children partnered with the Lily Pad in Albany to provide child sexual abuse prevention training to professionals who work with children in the Pataula Judicial Circuit. More...

Meeting planned for breast cancer walks

Anyone interested in joining a team to participate in breast cancer awareness walks are invited to an informational meeting at Funny Girl’s Tuesday, Feb. More...

Shop online without losing your identity

To ensure the safety of year-round Internet purchases, a University of Georgia expert offers a few tips.  1) Don’t click on website links provided in emails. More...

Religion

CHURCH NEWS

New Mt. Nebo MBC pastor, Rev. Rufus Sealy, will hold the annual Youth Day 5th Sunday Jan. 30 at 12 noon.  The Black History program will be Feb. 13 at 7:30 p.m. with speaker Rev. More...

Sunday School Lesson

Jesus paid the price for sin

As scholars have studied the servant songs found in chapters 42, 49, 52, and 53 in the book of Isaiah, there have been questions regarding the nature of the speaker, the intent of the messages and the application for those who heard the gracious word More...

The Gospel Truth

You cannot hide your faith in Jesus

This year we hid Martha’s Christmas present under Courtney Grace’s bed. As messy as her room is, we could have put it in the middle of the floor and Martha would have never seen it. There are some things you can hide. More...

Society

BIRTH

Tracy and Michelle Pickle proudly announce the birth of their son, Alexander Wilson Pickle.  Alex was born Nov. 2, 2010, at 11:37 p.m. at Flowers Hospital in Dothan, Ala. He weighed 7 pounds and was 19 3/4 inches long.  More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive Daily Events

Jan. 31 - 10:15 - 11:00 - Rhythm band practice. Lunch: Turkey burger, cole slaw, broccoli, wheat bun, peach crisp. Feb. 1 - 10:15 - 11:00 - Physical fitness. 11:00 - Wellness and nutrition education - Shirley Brown. More...

Magician to entertain at next LEAP meeting

Man of mystery Paul Esterline will share his magical talents at Early County Elementary School’s next LEAP meeting Feb. 10, 5:30 p.m. All ages are invited to attend this free performance. Call Brooks Carter at 724-5376 for more information. More...

Pioneer names administrators

Interim administrator John Tompkins led transition since October

“This community grows on you,” stated John Tompkins Thursday at the Blakely Rotary Club luncheon. “A lot of people have really been nice, and looked after me... even brought me soup when I wasn’t well.”  More...

FCP funding move draws fire

A recommendation in the Governor’s FY2012 budget to consolidate and transfer Georgia Family Connection Partnership appropriation from the Department of Human Services to the Governor’s Office for Children and Families has a lot of people More...

Southern AgCom named to ‘Bulldog 100’

A Blakely company — Southern AgCom — was included in the rankings of the second annual class of the Bulldog 100: Fastest Growing Bulldog Businesses revealed by the University of Georgia Alumni Association at a celebration Saturday at the More...

Everson Opry gig on GAC

Blakely native Kyle Everson performed on stage at the Grand Ole Opry Jan. 18 with “Steel Magnolias” on the “Tuesday Night Opry.”  The show will be aired on the Great American Country network Thursday, Jan. 27 at 10 p.m. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 26  Lions Club Meeting, noon.  BIRTHDAYS: Josephine Craft, Jan Barron, Lauren W. Engram  THURSDAY, Jan. More...

Editorials

Under the Gold Dome

Governor addresses budget priorities

The state legislature was in recess this week, and the House and Senate Appropriations Committees took advantage of the break to listen to state agency requests for the supplemental budget and the 2012 budget. Gov. More...

Other Voices

It’s a start

It’s heartening to see that some politicians and some members of the media are vowing to ease up on the heated rhetoric that seems to accompany any discussions we have about the great issues of the day.  It’s disheartening that such More...

All That’s Fit to Print

My money’s on the cat

Mamacita, the cat, is a little under the weather. A trip to the veterinarian resulted in an illtempered cat and a green bottle with seven pills inside.  I’m not sure which gave me greater pause.  Actually, I do. More...

Obituaries

Mary Easom

Retired

Mary Doris Houston Easom, 87, of Blakely died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011, at Early Memorial Nursing Home.  Mrs. Easom was born Oct. 27, 1923, in Blakely to the late George Washington Houston and Ruby Mock Houston. More...

Susie Rogers

Retired

Susie “Sue” Henderson Rogers, 88, of Moultrie died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011.  Mrs. Rogers was born May, 5, 1922, in Brundidge, Ala., to the late George Robert Henderson and Georgia Aurora Pinkard Henderson. More...

Vince Hilliard

Retired

Vinston L. Hilliard, 81, of Bainbridge, died Friday, Jan. 21, 2011, at his residence.  More...

Campus

Students recognized at fall banquet

The Early County LEO Club and the ECHS Future Educators Association held a fall recognition banquet Dec. 7, 2010, at the Southside Baptist Church fellowship hall with guest speakers Lt. Col. Thomas D. Challender and David Ferry.  More...

Farm Bureau offers scholarships

Georgia Farm Bureau will award a total of $14,250 in scholarships to 10 high school seniors who plan to pursue an undergraduate degree in agricultural and environmental sciences, family and consumer sciences or a related agricultural field. More...

COLLEGE NEWS

ABAC  Holly S. Ward made the dean’s list at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College during the fall semester. Holly is the daughter of Ricky and Debbie Ward of Jakin.  More...