April 20, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Cotton Hill reopens

Cotton Hill Campground on Lake Walter F. George above Fort Gaines was reopened to campers Friday with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The campground had been closed since Feb. 26, 2010, for repair and upgrades.  More...

Pioneer ‘opens door’ to community

Pioneer Community Hospital of Early held an “Open Door” community meeting last week to discuss the transition process and future plans for the hospital and nursing home.  Approximately 60 persons attended the meeting where they learn More...

Boy Scouts skeet shoot

A Chehaw   Council Boy Scouts benefit sporting clays tournament will be held May 1 at Quail Country Plantation in Arlington.  Entry fees are $100 for individual shooters and $380 for four-man teams. Registration begins at 8 a.m. More...

Other News

Sisters offer reward for information

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Blakely Sears Hometown Store receives national honor

The Sears Hometown Store of Blakely has been named a 2011 Sears Hometown Store Premier Dealer at the annual Hometown Celebration held in Orlando, Fla. The Blakely store was one of only 190 locations throughout the U.S. More...

VA spends over $3.4 billion in Georgia during 2010

According to 2010 Fiscal Year figures recently obtained from the U.S. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Be faithful to witness for Christ

The resurrection of Jesus Christ of Nazareth is the best verified fact in ancient history. The evidence has been preserved through the writings of eyewitnesses. More...

The Gospel Truth

God commends rest from our labor

I’ve heard some suggest that the ideas of vacation and retirement are not in the Bible. More...

THANKS

We are so blessed to live in such a loving community. Thank you for every act of kindness shown to me during my recent hospitalization and since my return home. Your thoughtfulness was appreciated more than words can ever say. More...

Society

Payton home named garden club’s Spring Garden of the Year

The Blakely Garden Club has chosen the Lakewood Drive home of Janet and Ken Payton as the recipient of the Spring Garden of the Year Award.  The Payton’s yard has undergone several transformations through the years with the latest coming i More...

Mitchell-Mills

Mr. and Mrs. Edward M. Mitchell Jr. of Tallahassee, Fla., are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Cassie Elizabeth Mitchell, to Edward Lanier Mills, son of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Mills of Fort Gaines, Ga.  More...

BIRTHS

Mr. and Mrs. Rand Payton announce the birth of their new daughter, Aubrey Wynn. She was born March 18, 2011, at Brookwood Medical Center in Birmingham, Ala. More...

UGA to shut down weather stations

Citing funding shortfalls and loss of key personnel, the University of Georgia announced plans last month to begin shutdown of its Automated Environmental Monitoring Network April 15. More...

Kolomoki Easter Egg Hunt Sunday

Kolomoki Mounds State Historic Park will host the annual Easter Egg Hunt Sunday, April 24. More...

Shoreline dispute

Friends of Lake Eufaula/Walter F. George is finding itself at odds with federal regulations being imposed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.  Regulators from the Corps seek to return the shoreline of Lake Walter F. More...

Get your tickets!

Mark   April 27 on your calendars for the Administrative Professionals Day luncheon which will be highlighted by best-selling Southern author and syndicated columnist Ronda Rich.  The luncheon will be 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. More...

Easter Week services

First   United Methodist Church — Wednesday at noon worship with Rev. Uijin Hwang, lunch at 12:30; Thursday at 8 p.m., The Last Supper Reenactment and Holy Communion; Friday at noon worship with Rev. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, April 20  CHAMBER of Commerce, noon. More...

Editorials

House News

Lawmakers end successful session

The Georgia General Assembly closed this year’s session Thursday night as the clock struck midnight. More...

Other Voices

Upbeat in Georgia

I like to consider myself a happy person.  Sure, I have days where work gets on my last nerve, or days where something unpleasant happens in my personal life, and as a result, I have a day where I’m less than happy.  But I try to be u More...

All That’s Fit to Print

Diggin’ up a good time

We planted tomatoes, Evan and I. It didn’t go quite as I planned. In my mental rehearsal, Evan would help me dig holes and we would carefully place the plants and then step back and admire our work. The plan seemed simple enough. More...

Obituaries

Ricky Trawick

Wrecker Driver

Richard Paul “Ricky” Trawick, 55, of Bremen, Ga., died Monday, April 11, 2011, at Tanner Medical Center in Carrollton, Ga.  Mr. Trawick was born Feb. More...

Ethel Davis

Ethel Bethea Davis, 95, passed away on Wednesday evening, April 13, 2011, following a brief hospitalization in Marianna, Fla.  More...

M.M. Shivers

Farmer

M.M. “Pap” Shivers, 84, of Fort Gaines, died Tuesday, April 19, 2011.  Mr. Shivers was born Nov. 28, 1926, in Fort Gaines, Ga., to the late Bernard Olin Shivers and Lillian Durham Shivers. He was a member of Mt. More...