November 23, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

City holds budget hearing

The Blakely City Council held the first of two scheduled budget hearings Monday night at City Hall. A second hearing is scheduled for Dec. 6 at 6 p.m. More...

Museum’s book captures community pictorial history

Images of America: Early County

Tina Owen, Early County Museum Board member spent months gathering old photographs capturing a pictorial history of Early County.  The compilation of the photographs will be available Monday as the newest addition to Arcadia Publishing’s p More...

Drive safely!

Operation   Click It or Ticket will be in full force during the Thanksgiving holidays with Georgia State Troopers promoting seat belt and child passenger safety for the holidays.  More...

Other News

Recipe book available

Starting today, Harveys customers will have an opportunity to purchase a book of delicious local recipes from an original J.H Harveys family member, Iris Harvey Smith.  More...

Rotarians observe World Polio Day

Rotarians made contributions of more than $2.57 million to PolioPlus during the week of Oct. 24 through Oct. 28, in observance of World Polio Day Oct. 24. More...

Possible ways to reduce risks for cataracts

While doctors still don't know what causes cataracts, there might be ways men and women concerned about their eyes can reduce their risk for cataracts. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Seek the kingdom of God

One of the attitudes that plagues the human race is that of worry. It is easy for one to become caught up in this exercise in futility. More...

The Gospel Truth

Have child-like faith in the Lord

The Gospel of Mark has much to say concerning Jesus’ relationship with children. Literally, Jesus loved children. Figuratively, Jesus referred to his followers as children. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Wesley Chapel   Wesley Chapel will have their annual Thanksgiving fellowship Thursday, Nov. 24 at 9 a.m. Rev. Millie Rambeau will be the guest minister. Breakfast will be served.  Evergreen   More...

Agriculture

Moulton Farms designated Centennial Farm

Moulton Family Farms was recognized as a Centennial Farm last month at the 2011 Georgia Centennial Farm Awards program at the Georgia National Fair in Perry.  The award was presented to Hazel Moulton Welch at the luncheon ceremony by Georgia Agr More...

Commodity groups urge equity in agriculture

Commodity groups representing cotton, rice, peanuts and grain sorghum are urging the development of a farm bill that maintains equity among all of U.S. agriculture.  More...

Campus

Graham excels in dance at VSU

In the past two years, Devante’ O. Graham has performed in the Annual Dance Concert as a Valdosta State University Repertory Dancer.  More...

Home for the holidays!

The Thanksgiving holiday tradition is about just that... “giving thanks” to the Lord for His many blessings. More...

Sights & Sounds Dec. 2 & 3

The holiday spirit will begin filling the air this week with tonight’s lighting of the downtown Christmas lights by the City of Blakely and Thanksgiving.  Next weekend — Dec. More...

Shooters take to AIM ranges

John Whidden, 2007, 2008, and 2010 Long Range National Champion, posted the first “200” on AIM’s Shaw 1,000 yard known distance range during Saturday’s competition.  Whidden, currently the No. More...

Runoff early voting

Early voting for the Dec. 6 city runoff election for mayor between Ric Hall and Anthony Howard began yesterday. Voter Registrar Claire Moseley told the News that the ballots arrived Tuesday for early voting and mailin absentee voting.  More...

‘Get in the Spirit’

Lucy   Hilton Maddox Memorial Library’s annual “Get in the Spirit” open house kicks off the local holiday season Thursday, Dec. 1, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 23  DFACS Board Meeting, 10 a.m.  Lions Club Meeting, noon.  BIRTHDAY: Kara Fenn, Creek Durden, Payton Lynn Anderson  THURSDAY, Nov. More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive

Daily Event Nov. 28 - 10:30 - 11:30 - Rhythm band practice. Lunch: Sloppy Joe, steamed cabbage, pinto beans, wheat bun, hot cinnamon peaches. Nov. 29 - 10:15 - 11:00 - Physical fitness. 11:00 - Wayne Coachman - Nutrition Education. More...

Editorials

Other Voices

We’ll miss him

Larry Munson was unequalled as a radio announcer, yet he wasn’t the most skilled at giving down and distance. He sometimes forgot to say “touchdown” when Georgia scored.  But Georgia fans knew. We always knew. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Mumbles

Munson was one of a kind

I’ve told this story before, but it’s been on my mind since learning of Larry Munson’s passing earlier this week.  Munson, wearing a black arm band on his red blazer, told a group of us newspaper folks in the early 1980s about More...

Obituaries

Aaron Phelps

Aaron Joseph Phelps, 30, of Snellville, Ga., died Nov. 15, 2011.  Mr. Phelps was born Feb. 17, 1981, in Riverdale, Ga.  He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Claude Simpson of Grandview, Tenn., and Mr. and Mrs. More...

Carter Turner

Infant

Carter Turner, 27 days, of Donalsonville, Ga., died Monday, Nov. 14, 2011, at his residence.  Carter was born Oct. 18, 2011, in Donalsonville, Ga.  More...

Pamela McCray

Pamela Michelle McCray, 43, died Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011, at Miller County Hospital.  Mrs. McCray was born July 8, 1968, in Miller County to L.C. Wright and Evelyn Greene. More...

Society

BIRTHS

Miss Ava Grace Still, along with brothers Holden and Harrison, would like to introduce to you their new baby brother, Banks Mosely Still.  Banks was born Aug. 26, 2011, in Gainesville, Ga., and weighed 9 pounds, 3 ounces. More...

Turkey leftovers the family will want to eat

It’s easy to have leftover turkey once the Thanksgiving holiday has passed. More...

Plan ahead, shop smart this holiday season

After the Thanksgiving turkey and pumpkin pie have been reduced to leftovers, football games are over, and the guests have headed home, the holiday shopping season officially begins. More...