December 14, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Shigella precaution

The past several weeks counties in the Southwest Health District have been cautioned to take action against the spread of Shigella following outbreaks in several school systems. Only one or two cases have been confirmed here.  More...

Darkness to Light child abuse training

— Pataula Center for Children —

The Pataula Center for Children recently sponsored “Darkness to Light” facilitator training for ten people from the Pataula Judicial Circuit. More...

Siren tests no cause for concern

The folks in Blakely have grown accustomed to hearing blasts at noon once a month from the emergency siren the city installed on the water tank several years ago.  This week residents within the 10-mile emergency planning zone of Joseph M. More...

Other News

Ways to create new holiday traditions

Much of what makes the holiday season so special is the traditions that people hold dear. More...

Christmas cards

Sending out Christmas greetings is a tradition that is still common today. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

God sacrificed his son

It is important that each person remembers that the plans of our heavenly father — the creator of the universe — unfolds on his time table. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Mount Hosea   The Greene Cemetery Community Improvement Project Annual Financial Drive Program will be hosted by the Mount Hosea Freewill Baptist Church Sunday, Dec. 18 at 2:30 p.m. Pastor Jordan will deliver the message. More...

Obituaries

Daniel Staib

Retired

Daniel Walter Staib, 85, died Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011, at his residence.  More...

Elizabeth Wilson

Retired

Elizabeth L. Wilson, 76, of St. Petersburg, Fla., died Monday, Dec. 5, 2011, in St. Petersburg.  Mrs. Wilson was born in Andalusia, Ala., Dec. 28, 1934, to the late Oliver and Candis Barber. She was a member of Mt. More...

Jimmy Montgomery

Retired

Jimmy Hance Montgomery, 68, of Blakely died Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011, at his residence.  Mr. Montgomery was born Oct. 15, 1943, in Donalsonville to Naomie Love McDonald of Dothan and the late George Hance Montgomery. More...

Sports

Adkinson has championship season

Longtime drag racing standout Jeff Adkinson of Damascus has enjoyed an incredible Stock Eliminator racing season, capturing the NHRA Division 2 NHRA Division championship, one of the few racing trophies that had eluded his racing career.  More...

Campus

Bainbridge College needs assessment

Bainbridge College President Richard Carvajal recently announced to the college’s faculty and staff that there is a need for greater access to baccalaureate degree programs in southwest Georgia. More...

Burkett is DAR Good Citizen

Brittany Burkett, daughter of Annette and Mark Burkett of Jakin, has been chosen as the Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen at Southwest Georgia Academy. More...

Breaking News - 12/18/2011 6:58 PM

Harveys: Tyson Ground Beef Recall  Free Access 

NASHVILLE, Ga. — Tyson Fresh Meats Inc. More...

Breaking News - 12/15/2011 9:52 AM

Feds to double unemployment tax in Georgia  Free Access 

Georgia business owners may get sticker shock when they open up tax bills from the federal government.  Channel 2 Action News has learned the federal government plans to double the unemployment insurance tax on every private employee. More...

Plug pulled on Longleaf

Following 10-year, $10 million battle

As part of a settlement with the Sierra Club to end ongoing litigation involving LS Power’s Sandy Creek coal-fired power plant under construction in Texas, the company has decided to cease development on the Longleaf Energy Station in Early Cou More...

Alcoholic beverage licenses, hours

City council meeting

The Blakely City Council met Tuesday, Dec. 6 in council chambers at City Hall. More...

School holidays

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

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 14  Lions Club Meeting  BIRTHDAY: Mason Love, Ken Toole, Sherman Hester, Sara King, Kelly Tedder Grillo  ANNIVERSARY: Danny & Necole Everson, Jerry & Cheri Harrell, Jody & Dana Glass  THURSDAY, Dec. More...

Editorials

Political Cartoon

JIMMY CARTER MOVES UP More...

Other Voices

Weather or not

When I was a kid, I used to get a kick out of listening to some of the expressions the older folks would use.  For instance, whenever dark clouds appeared on the horizon, they’d always say, “Looks like we’re gonna have weather. More...

All That’s Fit to Print

Pinning my interests down

Word of mouth still beats out the Internet when it comes to sharing information. With that in mind, pretend I am telling you this instead of sharing it via the printing press.  More...

Agriculture

Nominations open for Georgia Outstanding Young Peanut Farmer

Nominations are now open for the Outstanding Georgia Young Peanut Farmer. The state winner will be announced at the Georgia Peanut Farm Show on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012, in Albany, Ga. More...

Chapman named to County Committee

The Early County Farm Service Agency would like to congratulate Chad Chapman as a member of the County Committee representing LAA-1. Chapman will serve a three-year term. He is completing his second 3-year term. More...

Society

Arnold-Williams wedding vows exchanged

Miss Elizabeth Barnett Arnold of Blakely, Ga., became the bride of Mr. Joshua James Williams at 6 o’clock Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011, in Wesley United Methodist Church, St. Simons Island, Ga. Rev. Dr. John E. Stephens officiated.  More...

BIRTH

Grant and Lacey Norman proudly announce the birth of their son, Patton Hathaway Norman, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011, at 10:53 p.m. at Northside Hospital in Atlanta, Ga.  Patton weighed 8 pounds 6 ounces and was 21 inches long. More...

Class of ‘61 enjoys reunion

The Blakely High School Class of 1961 held its 50th class reunion Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011, at the Bizzy Bee in Blakely. More...