March 9, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

City hears accusations of ‘inflicting’ higher utility bills on some customers

City of Blakely utility customers packed the city council chambers at the March 1 city council meeting to complain about high utility bills. The bills received and due in March are for January usage.  More...

PEANUT PROUD

Peanut Proud is raffling off a Big Green Egg Smoker and Grill — a $1,330 value.  Tickets are $5 each and are available at the following locations: Birdsong, Chamber of Commerce, Blakely Feed & Seed, Early County News, Damascus Peanut C More...

Other News

HOPE questions answered

Under the Gold Dome

Questions that have been asked week after week concerning HOPE and illegal aliens wereanswered this week in the House of Representatives as members tackled both issues. More...

Friends of Georgia’s state parks meet with elected officials at the state capitol

Georgia State Park Friends Chapters from around the state gathered at the Georgia State Capitol Wednesday, March 2 to celebrate State Parks Day.  The gathering was to instill an awareness in our elected officials the contribution of the state&rs More...

Spring not fun for allergy sufferers

Many embrace the spring thanks to its warm weather and budding flowers and trees. Those with seasonal allergies, however, may not look so favorably on the new season.  More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Believers must focus on Jesus Christ

There are individuals who seem to have been born with leadership abilities. From a young age, they seem to emerge as the leaders, even as small children. More...

The Gospel Truth

Faith makes God available when it hurts

It does not require a trained eye nor a ton of experience to realize we live in a world of hurt. Drive around our small town and you will find three funeral homes and several cemeteries. We have a hospital and a nursing home. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Harmony Baptist   More...

Sports

Blue Devils finish first

Day’s Mini Mart Blue Devils are the 2010-2011 Blakely-Early County Recreation Department basketball league champions, ending the season with a 9-0 record. More...

Campus

FCCLA launches anti-bullying campaign

The Early County High Chapter of Family Career and Community Leaders of America launched an anti-bullying campaign this semester.  “Stop the Violence” is a national FCCLA program that empowers youth with attitudes, skills and resourc More...

Ingram earns People’s Choice award

Ana Ingram of Blakely was selected as the People’s Choice award winner at the 42nd annual Ms. ABAC event at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. More...

Beta Club to recognize students, parents

ECHS Beta Club Parent/Student Recognition Night is Thursday, March 10 at 6:30 p.m. at the ECHS cafeteria. All current Beta members will be given certificates and Beta pins. Freshman will be inducted into Beta Club. More...

Don’t talk to Bulloch, Green...yet

Ethics law ruling shocks public and legislators

The Georgia Chamber of Commerce recently asked the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission (formerly the State Ethics Commission) for an opinion to clarify a portion of last year’s ethics overhaul.  More...

Saving HOPE: Proposed Pre-K cuts are restored

Information coming out of Atlanta last week about how Gov. More...

Peebles to Goody’s

Grand re-opening this morning

Local shoppers are in for a fashionable treat today, March 9 when Peebles becomes Goody’s during a grand reopening in the Peebles store location in Blakely Corners on Columbia Road.  More...

County GOP convention

The   Early County Republican Party will convene precinct mass meetings Saturday, March 12 at 9 a.m. at the Blakely Early Chamber of Commerce on Court Square to elect delegates and alternates to the Early County Republican Party Convention. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, March 9  LIONS CLUB meeting, noon  ASH Wednesday  BIRTHDAYS: Patsy Burcham  THURSDAY, March 10  ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town and Country Club   More...

Editorials

Other Voices

Do you remember full-service stations?

I’ve been thinking a lot about full-service gasoline stations recently. If you’re much younger than I am, you probably have no idea what I’m talking about.  Today, we don’t have gas stations. More...

All That’s Fit to Print

Give me a book with pages

Several of my friends are smitten with their new e-readers. Those are fancy little machines that are like books, only they aren’t. More...

Mumbles

Thump! Papers are here

When you begin seeing memories in black and white instead of color, does that mean they are slipping into the realm of the forgotten or that the savant is just getting old as dirt?  More...

Obituaries

Nina Ortbach

Nurse

Nina Winget Ortbach, 88, of Blakely died Saturday, March 5, 2011, at Pioneer Community Hospital of Early.  Mrs. Ortbach was born Oct. 20, 1922, in Early County to the late Richard Winget and Bertha Lee Temples Winget. More...

Agriculture

Conservation field day planned

A conservation field day highlighting best management practices for agricultural water quality and conservation will take place on Highway 111 outside of Meigs, Ga. More...

Society

Arnold - Williams

Mr. and Mrs. William Franklin Arnold Jr. of Blakely announce the engagement of their daughter, Elizabeth Barnett Arnold, to Joshua James Williams, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Barron Williams of St. Simons Island, Ga.  More...

Leanna Dean Medlin

Cole and Hannah Medlin announce the birth of their daughter, Leanna Dean Medlin.  Leanna arrived at 3:02 p.m. C.S.T. Friday, Jan. 14, 2011, at Flowers Hospital in Dothan, Ala. More...

Tanner Edward English

Jason and Leslie English announce the birth of their son, Tanner Edward, born Jan. 18, 2011, at Gulf Coast Community Hospital. More...