June 15, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Well explosion injury

Authorities are investigating an explosion which severely injured a local man working on a well last Thursday.  The News learned that Danny Love of Seminole Well Drilling was working on a well on the Anglin farm in the Sowhatchee Community when More...

Chamber 2011 Legislators of the Year

State Sen. John Bulloch is among three members of the Georgia General Assembly who have been recognized by the Georgia Chamber for their commitment to the state’s business community.  More...

Reptile Wrangler today

See the Reptile Wrangler at Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library today, June 15. The snakes, frogs and creepy creatures will appear at 3 p.m. and again at 6:30 p.m.  And don’t forget juggler Todd Key’s visit Monday, June 20 at 3 p.m. More...

Other News

City sets November election

The Blakely City Council heard the first reading of the city’s general election ordinance at their June 7 meeting at City Hall.  More...

County budget hearing planned

The Early County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing to discuss the proposed FY2012 county budgets with taxpayers and citizens Thursday, June 23 at 5 p.m. at the County Administration Building.  More...

EPD to host public hearing regarding Longleaf permit

The Georgia Environmental Protection Division will host a public hearing to receive comments Thursday, June 23 regarding EPD’s intent to issue an Air Quality Operating Permit Amendment No. More...

Religion

Be obedient to the divine plan

Sunday School Lesson

God-appointed leaders are expected to be sensitive to the divine plan and purpose. Human wisdom is not sufficient for fighting the spiritual battles that make up the life of the believer. More...

Jesus performs mighty miracles

The Gospel Truth

Unless you work on an assembly line, or you’re Bill Murray in the movie “Groundhog Day,” no two days are exactly alike. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Rocky Ridge   Rocky Ridge Church will have a benefit gospel sing Saturday, June 18 at 7 p.m. for Edd Craft. Carolyn Hardy, the Parish Family and the Rocky Ridge Quartet will perform.  Everyone is invited to attend. More...

Society

Tips for a festive 4th of July party

To Americans, Independence Day is a meaningful holiday and often the centerpiece of summertime festivities. More...

Logan celebrates third birthday

Logan Chantel Dixon celebrated her third birthday June 11, 2011. She had a “Tangled” theme birthday party with family and friends.  Logan is the daughter of Jamie Jinks and George Dixon. More...

The cost of raising children

The Department of Agriculture today released its annual report, Expenditures on Children by Families, finding that a middleincome family with a child born in 2010 can expect to spend about $226,920 ($286,860 if projected inflation costs are factored More...

Disaster designation request

Gov. Nathan Deal sent a letter last week to U.S. More...

Damascus woman missing

Authorities and volunteers were still searching Tuesday for a 79 yearold Damascus woman who has been missing since Friday night.  Doris Shorter, or “Tot” as loved ones call her, was not known to wander off. More...

Looks like supper...

He’s taking a close look at his catch Saturday during the 8th annual Kolomoki Farm Kids Fishing Rodeo. Approximately 150 people participated, catching over 750 catfish. More...

Brooks open house Thursday

Everyone is invited to the Brooks Dental Associates Open House at their new, modern clinic on Highway 62 East — Magnolia St. tomorrow from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.  Dr. Paschal Brooks, Dr. More...

Kolomoki programs today

Kolomoki   Mounds State Historic Park is offering three programs June 15. Visitors can learn about the Native Americans who inhabited this area up to 1,500 years ago with mounds tours beginning at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. More...

Editorials

It’s summertime

Other Voices

I don’t recall the exact moment when I made the vow.  It could have been on the snowy morning when I stood ankle deep in the white stuff trying to clean off my car so I could drive on the snowcovered Thompson Bridge Road to work. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Oh, but did we ride!!!

Mumbles

I miss my Scat!  When I was growing up it was not unusual to see kids ages 13 and younger buzzing around town on motor scooters and motorcycles. I was one of them.  In fact, I think I was 11 when I got a Simplex motorcycle. More...

Obituaries

James Tabb

James Kenneth Tabb, age 85, of Atlanta, Ga., died June 7, 2011. He was born Nov. 16, 1925, in Blakely, Ga. More...

Robert Lamb

Retired

Robert Lavon Lamb, 90, died Wednesday June 8, 2011, at the home of his daughter, Susan Boren.  Mr. Lamb was born Oct. 17, 1920, in Geneva County, Ala., to the late Grady Lamb and Connie Clifford Ready Lamb Welch. More...

THANKS

The family of Samuel Tully Lightsey wishes to express publicly our deepest appreciation for the outpouring of care and admiration shown for our husband, father and grandfather during his illness and subsequent passing.  More...

Campus

Nursing students receive pins at BC ceremony

Over 30 Bainbridge College practical nursing program students received pins May 10 during the traditional ceremony at the Charles H. Kirbo Regional Center on the Bainbridge campus. More...

Bainbridge College announces student honors

Bainbridge College Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Tonya Strickland announced the following students who earned academic distinction for spring semester 2011 by having earned a 3.5 grade point average or higher.  More...

Gena Cody participates in TIP

Gena Cody of Thomson, Ga., has been recognized as one of the top 3 percent of students invited to participate in Duke University’s Talent Identification Program. TIP seeks academically talented seventh graders across the country. More...