June 29, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

New laws take effect Friday

Sixty-five new state laws take effect in Georgia July 1, including a new child restraint law.  More...

FIREWORKS SATURDAY

Everyone is encouraged to come out and enjoy the annual 4th of July fireworks display Saturday night, July 2 at Standifer Field.  The fireworks will begin at approximately 9:30 p.m. More...

Tornados continue

Nearly   1,200 tornadoes — including nine Monday night — have already killed over 500 people this year. Severe weather warnings can save your family’s life.  More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, June 29  BIRTHDAYS: Leah Wehrly, Emory Durham, Emily Scarborough, Ashleigh Richey, Kaley Brooke Ingram, Octavious Tinson  THURSDAY, June 30  Rotary Club, noon, Blakely Town and Country Club   More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Be faithful in your tasks

Past victories, alone, do not insure future success. Divine laws and principles are not amended nor deleted. There is no such thing as partial obedience. To turn aside from divine directives will have farreaching results. More...

The Gospel Truth

Jesus lived to glorify God

If I mention “The Lord’s Prayer,” most of us think of the passages in Matthew 6:9-13 and Luke 11:2-4 where Jesus is instructing his disciples how to pray (“Our Father ...”). More...

CHURCH NEWS

Oak Grove  Oak Grove African Methodist Episcopal Church will have a circuit revival July 5 through July 7 at 7:30 p.m. nightly. Gloria Wynns will be the speaker. Everyone is invited to attend.  New Prospect   More...

Society

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive

Daily Events   More...

50 years of service to Rotary

Rotarian Charles DeLoach was honored for his service to Rotary Thursday in a celebration of his 50th anniversary as a Rotarian.  “Mr. DeLoach joined the Rotary Club of Blakely March 3, 1961,” stated Rotary President Lisa Collins. More...

Couple celebrates 65th anniversary

Surrounded by family, Mack and Josephine Temples celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary June 4, 2011. The couple married in Early County in 1946. More...

DEATH NOTICES  Free Access 

TED WHITCHARD, 79, formerly of Blakely, Ga. and a current resident of Foley, Al., died Saturday afternoon at South Baldwin Regional Medical Center in Foley, Al. More...

“Giving Back” to help storm victims

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In the wake of April’s deadly tornadoes which swept through Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia, emails and calls from peanut organizations everywhere came flooding in asking, “What can we do?” More...

Pataula is one of nine special schools

Pataula Charter Academy, which serves students in Baker, Clay, Calhoun, Early and Randolph counties, is one of nine charter schools which have been approved by the state Board of Education as state special schools.  More...

Celebrate a SAFE & HAPPY JULY 4TH!

Holiday motorists are reminded that enforcement patrols will be out across all 159 Georgia counties over the holiday weekend to crack down on dangerous, aggressive, and high-speed drivers.  More...

Editorials

Other Voices

Don’t blame the chips

I’ve been feeling a little sorry this week for the poor potato chip.  It’s a tasty treat, and has been a staple at lunches, picnics and tailgate parties for years. It is, in fact, the perfect salty snack.  More...

Political Cartoon

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All That’s Fit to Print

Not so fancy back in the day

June is Vacation Bible School month. Not officially, but just about every church in these parts puts on Bible school during June.  I think it’s gotten a lot fancier than it was back in the day, which is short for when I was little. More...

Obituaries

Death notices  Free Access 

TED WHITCHARD, 79, formerly of Blakely, Ga. and a current resident of Foley, Al., died Saturday afternoon at South Baldwin Regional Medical Center in Foley, Al. More...

Mary Beckham

Retired

Mary Frances Beckham, 83, formerly of Edison, Ga., died Thursday, June 23, 2011, in Twinsburg, Ohio.  Mrs. Beckham was born July 18, 1927, in Edison, Ga., to the late Troy Brinson Turner and Anne Manry Turner. More...

Helen Watson

Nurses Aide

Helen Lamb Watson, 69, of Ashford, Ala., died Monday, June 27, 2011.  Mrs. Watson was born Sept. 1, 1941, in Headland, Ala., to the late Grady Lamb and Connie Clifford Ready Welch. More...

Campus

Fenn honored by Auburn University

James Lee Fenn, III, chief operating office of Olam Edible Nuts, has been selected as one of the inaugural Auburn University Young Alumni Achievement Award recipients.  This achievement award recognizes extraordinary accomplishments by members o More...

Cliffords earn degrees

On Saturday, May 14 at the Phillips Center, The University of Florida College of Medicine bestowed upon Kelly Clifford the degree of doctor of medicine.  Kelly also won the prestigious Radiology Award as the out standing senior medical student. More...

Crozier graduates

Karrin Crozier recently graduated from Valdosta State University. More...