June 8, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Greene receives leadership award

State Representative Gerald Greene has received an Environmental Leadership Award from Georgia Conservation Voters.  More...

Appointments a source of local pride

U.S. Military and Naval Academy

Recent military academy appointments have some Early County folks beaming with pride.  Brian Evan Wasdin, a 2011 graduate of Coosa High School in Rome, has received an appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis. He was nominated by U.S. More...

‘Story Ship’ tomorrow at library

Sean   Driscoll’s Story Ship will dock at Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library Thursday morning, June 9 at 11 a.m. More...

Other News

Youth camp offered by Woodmen of the World

The bug spray, the water bottle and the sleeping roll can go. More...

Pioneer’s outpatient therapy services moving

Pioneer announced at a recent community meting the hospital’s outpatient therapy services would be moving to the building across South Flowers Drive.  Pioneer announced this week that the Outpatient Physical Therapy department has moved to More...

Avoid ‘Top 10’ landscape mistakes

To avoid some tree, shrub, flower and lawn problems, remember this Top 10 list:  1) Don’t leave burlap, straps, ropes or wire cages on newly planted tree or shrub root balls. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Be faithful to the call of God

Divine principles do not change. The psalmist wrote, “For ever, O Lord, thy word is settled in heaven.” Psalm 119:89. Our Lord declared, “Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.” Matthew 24:35. More...

The Gospel Truth

God’s gospel is for the whole world

God’s amazing grace shows up in unexpected places, just like the place where grace takes place in Mark 7:24-30. Grace in a Strange Place More...

CHURCH NEWS

St. Matthew  St. Matthew Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate Men’s and Women’s Day Sunday, June 12 at 3 p.m. The speaker will be Rev. Curnell Henry of Thomasville. Everyone is invited to attend.  True Love   More...

Agriculture

Help replenish Georgia’s trees

Georgia residents don’t need to get down and dirty this summer to help plant trees for their state parks. More...

Nominees sought to serve on FSA county committees

Farmers, ranchers and other agricultural producers may begin nominating eligible candidates to serve on local Farm Service Agency county committees, announced Freddie Cody, county executive director, of the USDA’s Farm Service Agency.  More...

Campus

COLLEGE NEWS

Baptist College  Mary Beth Temples has been named to the president’s list at the Baptist College of Florida in Graceville, Fla., for the spring 2011 semester.  More...

Harrell participates in Memorial Day tourney

Gaines Harrell, sixyear old son of Dana and Jonathan Harrell, traveled to Panama City Beach to compete in the May 28 Memorial Day at the Beach with his travel baseball team.  More...

Rolling Out the Honors

Early County  Elementary School  More...

Pioneer ribbon-cutting

Joseph S. McNulty III, founder and CEO of Pioneer Health Services, and Hospital Administrator Adam Willmann handled ribbon-cutting duties Thursday on the front lawn of the hospital. More...

Bainbridge College graduation

President Richard Carvajal gave the commencement address May 12 to 2,400 gathered in the new Student Wellness Center. More...

Scouts honor Barton Rice

The Boy Scouts of America Chehaw Council honored Charles Barton Rice Jr. at their Annual Friends of Scouting Luncheon at the First United Methodist Church May 19.  More...

Summer heat is on!

Summer doesn’t officially begin until June 21, but temperatures around the state have already surged into the the upper 90s and Southwest Georgia has already recorded four or five days above 100 degrees.  More...

CODE RED weather WARNING

Nearly   1,000 tornadoes have already killed at least 487 people this year. Severe weather warnings can save your family’s life.  More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, June 8  Lions Club Meeting, noon. More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook  Drive  More...

Editorials

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Other Voices

Wacky warnings

My mother, like most mothers back when I was a child, was always offering up warnings to me and my brother, Marvin.  “Don’t make faces or it’ll freeze that way.”  “Don’t put that in your mouth. More...

Mumbles

If that doesn’t grab you

Our country continues to stoop to new lows in moral standards each day. More...

Obituaries

George Whiddon

Truck Driver

George Daniel Whiddon, 50, of Arlington died Tuesday, May 31, 2011, at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany.  Mr. Whiddon was born Feb. 24, 1961, in Albany to Mary Frances White Whiddon and the late John Daniel Whiddon. More...

Society

Children in a wedding means no kidding around

A wedding is a joyous event that couples want to share with as many people as possible. Couples commonly ask family and friends to take part in the ceremony as ushers, bridesmaids or readers.  More...

Cost-cutting measures for newlyweds

Once they have walked down the aisle and returned from their honeymoon, the next step many newlyweds look forward to is buying their own home together. More...

Simple ways to ease the ‘ouch’

Sunblock — and its adequate reapplication — is one of the single most effective ways to prevent sunburn and a host of sun-related maladies. More...