November 16, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

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Meeting Thursday in Cedar Springs

The U.S. Postal Service will hold a public meeting in Cedar Springs to discuss proposed changes to postal services Thursday, Nov. 17 at 6 p.m. More...

City did not discuss electrical increase at council meeting

Contrary to local street talk and circulating emails, the Blakely City Council did not discuss or vote on any increase to the electrical rates for City of Blakely utility customers at their Nov. 8 meeting.  More...

One WWII veteran’s story

World War II veteran Charlie Davis of Rowena celebrated his 90th birthday Nov. 8. More...

HOTS

Dec. 2 & 3

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Other News

UMC honors veterans

The Blakely First United Methodist Church held its annual Veterans Day patriotic program last week with a full sanctuary paying their respects in music and ceremony. More...

Residents enjoy Percy Sledge concert

John Daniels, Craig Thomas, Eugene Simmons and Robert Battle, residents of Early Memorial Nursing Home, attended the Percy Sledge concert at the 2011 National Peanut Festival in Dothan, Ala. More...

Harveys honors veterans

In honor of Veterans Day Harveys offered a 10 percent discount to active and retired military personnel to show their support and appreciation for those who served in the U.S. Armed Forces.  More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Give glory, honor and praise to God

Acts of kindness often pour from the heart of mankind. The tremendous response to natural disasters and dreadful acts of violence can be seen in many areas of the world. These many acts of kindness can flow from any number of emotions. More...

THANKS

The family of our brother, Kenneth Love, would like to thank everyone for their kindness during his passing. More...

The Gospel Truth

Apply God’s rules of faith and grace

Mark 10:1-12 allows Jesus to weigh in on the controversial subject of divorce. The context involves a trap set for Jesus by the Pharisees and the ensuing debate on biblical truths regarding marriage and divorce. More...

Agriculture

Officials launch new safety awareness campaign

Agriculture and highway officials flew into Blakely Friday morning during the launching of a new safety awareness campaign — Improving Georgia’s Yield Behind the Wheel.   More...

Committee selections underway

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency State Executive Director Hobby Stripling reminds farmers and ranchers that the 2011 FSA county committee elections began Friday, Nov. 4, with USDA mailing ballots to eligible voters. More...

Sign-up begins for 2010 losses

The USDA Farm Service Agency State Executive Director, Hobby Stripling, reminds producers that the sign-up for 2010 losses began Nov. More...

Sports

Turkey shoot benefit to be Nov. 19

A Turkey Shoot Breast Cancer Fundraiser for Mary Helen Edwards is planned for Saturday, Nov. 19, in Jakin. More...

Little Bobcats sweep SEC championships

All three Early County Little Bobcats football teams won their age division titles in the Southern Elite Conference Pee Wee Football Super Bowls Saturday in Bainbridge. More...

Runoff for mayor Dec. 6

Nov. 8 city election results

The four-way race for Blakely mayor in last week’s city election resulted in a runoff between incumbent mayor Ric Hall and challenger Anthony Howard.  More...

Veterans honored at Early County High School

A crowd of over 700 people, including over 30 veterans, turned out Friday for the Early County High School Veteran’s Day program. The program was directed by Coach Jon Randolph and members of his government classes.  More...

City approves prepaid cell E911 charges

The Blakely City Council met Tuesday, Nov. 8 at City Hall to address a short agenda which included the second reading and adoption of an ordinance to impose E911 charges on prepaid wireless service.  More...

County hires code enforcement officer

The Early County Commission approved Brooks Carter as the county’s new code enforcement officer at their meeting Monday night.  Carter was selected from a field of 32 applicants by the Early County Planning Commission.  More...

School holidays

The holiday season is upon us and that means students and teachers will soon be shouting... “School’s Out!”  More...

Tuesday Tunes at Bagby park

The   Friends of Bagby and the Fort Gaines Chamber of Commerce are collaborating to provide “Tunes on a Tuesday.”  The Pilot House Restaurant will host keyboardist Glenn Hunter Nov. 22 at 6 p.m. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 16  Chamber of Commerce, noon.  BIRTHDAY: Joanna Lovering  THURSDAY, Nov. 17  Rotary Club, noon, Blakely Town and Country Club  County Planning Commission, 7 p.m. More...

Editorials

Other Voices

Dumb crooks

Back in the post- Depression days, America seemed to have larger-than-life criminals — John Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson, Al Capone — who, through portrayals of them on TV and in movies, have become almost legendary figures.  They we More...

Political Cartoon

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Boys of a different feather

Luke went for his nine month check-up this week and suffered through his three shots a lot better than brother Evan did one flu shot.  The difference is not only that Evan can talk and therefore feels obligated to tell everyone the shot hurt and More...

Obituaries

Mary Tinsley

Retired

Mrs. Mary Etta White Tinsley, 98, died Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011, at Sylvester Health Care in Sylvester, Ga.  Mrs. Tinsley was born July 13, 1913, in Abbeville, Ala., to the late Barney White and Eva Bruce White. More...

Lois Holt

Homemaker

Mrs. Lois Holt of Colquitt died Friday, Nov. 11, 2011, at her residence.   Mrs. Holt was a homemaker and a member of Colquitt First Baptist Church.  More...

Florence Threadcraft

Retired

Florence Brackins Threadcraft, 87, died Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011, at Calhoun Nursing Home.  She was born Nov. 6, 1924, to the late Charlie and Mary Brackins. She was a member of Thomas Grove Church. More...

Society

Jakin High School reunion planned

Jakin High School will have a reunion Saturday, Nov. 19 at 6 p.m. at Moby Dick’s Restaurant, located on U.S. Hwy. 27 just north of Colquitt. The meal will be a prime rib buffet or you can order from the menu.   More...

Class of ‘91 enjoys weekend celebration

ECHS Homecoming was just that for many former Bobcats and Bobkittens as they came home to attend their first class reunion since graduating 20 years ago. Alumni turned out for the events from as far away as San Diego and Seattle. Friday, Nov. More...

Williams-Bush plans complete

April Williams and Isaac Bush have completed plans for their wedding. The ceremony will take place on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011, at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Colquitt. More...

Campus

FEA students attend state conference

The Early County High School chapter of the Future Educators Association attended the FEA-Fall State Conference Oct. 25 at Wesleyan College in Macon. More...

BC celebrates International Education Week

Bainbridge College is featuring a variety of events, sights, sounds, tastes, competition and information during the college’s annual International Education Week celebration, which is to run Nov. 14-17. More...

Bainbridge College president inaugurated

“Together, all things are possible,” President Richard Carvajal emphasized during his Oct. More...