July 6, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Perry Griffin murderers still on loose after four years

Four years following the brutal murder of Blakely native Perry Griffin Jr. More...

Storm struck fireworks to be rescheduled

A severe thunderstorm sent everyone gathered for Saturday night’s fireworks display running for cover and caused the fireworks to be postponed.  Chamber of Commerce president Christie Haynes told the News the fireworks are being reschedule More...

BOE meeting changed

The   Early County Board of Education has rescheduled the meeting scheduled for July 12 to Tuesday, July 19. The meeting will be at 6 p.m. in the Early County Middle School Media Center.   More...

Two alerts Saturday!

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...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Take spiritual inventory of your life

“Selective hearing” seems to be a common human characteristic. This feature, along with “selective memory” is the cause of many personal and national problems that we face on a day-to-day basis.  More...

The Gospel Truth

God uses his people to accomplish good works

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...

Obituaries

LouNell Burkhardt

Retired

LouNell S. Winkler Burkhardt died June 21, 2011, at West Port Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Richmond, Va.  Mrs. Burkhardt was born Aug. 6, 1921, in Rhine, Ga., to Oscar and Prov Sanford. More...

Mary Brown

Retired

Mary Sanders Brown, 92, of Bluffton, Ga., died Sunday, July 3, 2011, at the Pioneer Community Hospital of Early in Blakely, Ga.  Mrs. More...

Robert Knighton

Manager

Robert Craig Knighton Sr., 49, died Friday, July 1, 2011, at the Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, Ala.  Mr. Knighton was born April 30, 1962, in Columbus, Ga., to Nell Golden Knighton and the late Charles Aaron Knighton Jr. More...

Campus

School supply list for ECES

Kindergarten  Stick glue/bottled glue crayons pencils markers scissors  (2) 1 subject notebooks  **Any parents who would like to donate; Kindergarten teachers are requesting the following: Ziploc bags (gallon and quart size), boxes of More...

Band of Blue camps to begin

The Early County Band of Blue Auxiliary Pre-Camp is scheduled for July 6-8, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Flags report to ECHS and dancers report to A&A Dance Studios. Majorette Pre- Camp is July 12-16, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. More...

FBC kids visit Post Office

The kids at First Baptist Summer Camp visited the post office during the study of community helpers. Mr. Billy showed the boys and girls around. More...

Fireworks postponed to Labor Day

Chamber president Christie Haynes has informed the News that the fireworks display canceled Saturday night due to severe weather has been rescheduled for Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 5. More...

Missing woman’s body found under her home

The discovery of the body of the elderly Damascus woman who had been missing since June 11 shocked authorities and family members.  Extensive searches involving over 200 people — on foot, fourwheelers, vehicles and helicopter — to lo More...

Jack Watson takes gavel for 2011-12 Rotary year

Rotary president Jack Watson is pictured above presenting outgoing president Lisa Collins a plaque of appreciation for her service to Rotary. More...

Pioneer announces new accreditation

Pioneer Community Hospital of Early has achieved national accreditation from DNV Healthcare, the first Medicare-approved hospital accreditation program that integrates the ISO 9001 quality management system with the Medicare hospital standards and re More...

Print & ink workshop Saturday

The   Georgia Museum of Art is sponsoring a printmaking and ink painting workshop Saturday, July 9 at 1 p.m. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, July 6  ANNIVERSARY: Emory & Saralyn Durham  THURSDAY, July 7  Rotary Club, noon, Blakely Town and Country Club  BIRTHDAYS: Gladys Scarborough, Tal Shierling  FRIDAY, July 8   More...

Editorials

Other Voices

Man’s best friend

I have always assumed that Glory, the blackand white springer spaniel that lives at my house, loves me.  She happily greets me at the door when I get home. She licks my face. She curls up on the sofa next to me while we watch TV. More...

All That’s Fit to Print

Just playin’ around

We were playing the piano. Let me rephrase that, we were playing on the piano. The we would be Evan and me. He likes to play piano, the game, not piano the instrument. Here’s how it goes.  More...

Mumbles

About LeRoy’s Indian

Several weeks ago we began rambling about the days when kids were riding motor scooters and motorcycles about town.  Those ramblings led to memories of a few “big bikers” including George Brown and Col. More...

Society

Rotary Club celebrates 85th anniversary

Blakely Rotarians and guests gathered at the Blakely Town and Country Club June 17 for a “Charter Night Dinner” to celebrate the Blakely Rotary Club’s 85th anniversary.  The Rotary Club, the community’s first service club More...

Cox - Thomas

Mr. and Mrs. William Thomas Cox announce the engagement of their daughter, Rebecca Ann Cox, of Nashville, Tenn., to Robert Andrew Thomas III, also of Nashville.  The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late W.A. More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive

Daily Event   More...