January 11, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

City had tabled agreement pending Monday’s meeting

The Blakely City Council began its first meeting of the new year with the swearing in of a new mayor and two sitting council members.  City Clerk Melinda Crook swore Anthony Howard in as mayor and, as his first act of city business, Howard swor More...

Looking Back: The year in review

October  Miss Early County, Marlena Collins, broke a 52-year drought when she was crowned the 2011 Miss National Peanut Festival Queen at the Dothan Civic Center.  More...

Chamber banquet Jan. 27

So much for stuffy banquets! Make plans now to attend the Blakely-Early County Chamber of Commerce Dinner and Dance Friday, Jan. 27 at the Blakely Town & Country Club. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 11  Lions Club Meeting, noon BIRTHDAY: Clifton H. Houston, Walter McDonald, Lacey S. Norman  THURSDAY, Jan. More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Dr.

Daily Events Jan. 16 - CLOSED Jan. 17 - 10:15 - 11:00 - Physical fitness. 11:00 - Ga Cares - Brian Ramey. Lunch: Baked chicken with gravy, whole kernel corn, turnip greens, corn bread, ambrosia. Jan. 18 - 10:30 - 11:30 - Bingo.  More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

God provided the perfect sacrifice for mankind

The divine plan for the ages has one focal point — the saving of the lost human race, by providing a perfect sacrifice for sin. This coming sacrifice was — and is — Jesus Christ of Nazareth. More...

THANKS

Ronny and Renee Shingler and family would like to give a special thank you to the Early County EMS ambulance crew, the Seminole County EMS ambulance crew, and the Jakin Volunteer Fire Department for their quick response to Ronny’s fall on 12/20 More...

CHURCH NEWS

Wesley Chapel   Wesley Chapel will have their annual Martin Luther King Jr. service Monday, Jan. 16 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Fred Daniels. Everyone is invited to attend.  St. Maryland   More...

Agriculture

Georgia Peanut Farm Show Jan. 19

Producers can finetune their farming operations with information gained at the 36th annual Georgia Peanut Farm Show Jan. 19 at the Albany Civic Center in Albany, Ga. More...

Festival’s future is in hands of the community

One of the goals of the 2009 Early County Leadership class was to identify a festival for our community — a project our community would be able to “pull together” and make into an annual signature event in Southwest Georgia.  More...

CITY, COUNTY KICKOFF 2012

County approves Public Safety pact following joint meeting

The Early County Board of Commissioners voted at their January meeting Monday night at the County Administration Building to continue the existing Public Safety agreement with the City of Blakely and Sheriff Jimmie Murkerson extending the public safe More...

General Assembly Underway

Senator John Bulloch, Rep. More...

Hailing concerned citizens

Citizens of Arlington and the surrounding area concerned about honesty and accountability of city and county government are being urged to attend an organizational meeting of “Citizens for Good Government.”  The meeting will be Thurs More...

Lake WFG fishery forum

Friends of Lake Eufaula will host a forum to discuss the Lake Eufaula fishery Saturday, Jan. 14 at 10 a.m. CST at the Eufaula Community Center.  More...

Editorials

Cartoon

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Desperate for crowd control solutions

They’re not wringing their hands over how to balance the budget, how to fund over-promised government pension plans or how to draw tourists to downtown areas that in some cases resemble the “after” photos of Judgment Day. More...

All That’s Fit to Print

Look for it in the news

 In the “people in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones” department, a news byte this morning focused on Newt Gingrich establishing a Romney Baloney Meter.  More...

Obituaries

Tracy Blocker

Tracy Blocker, 43, of Blakely, died Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011, at his residence.  Mr. Blocker was born Aug. 2, 1968, in Blakely to the late Andrew Blocker and Sarah Hicks Blocker. More...

Margaret Hunter

Margaret Jacquelyn Hunter, 44, died Dec. 30, 2011.  Mrs. Hunter was born Dec. 22, 1967, to Myles and Jacquelyn Hunter of Atlanta.  Survivors include her parents, Myles and Jacquelyn Hunter of Atlanta.  More...

Will Eubanks

Pilot

Will Eubanks, 32, of Jacksonville, Fla., died Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, in Jacksonville.  More...

Society

Nelson Still Grillo

Andrew and Kelley Grillo of Roswell, Ga., are proud to announce the birth of their son, Nelson Still Grillo.  Nelson was born Oct. 27, 2011, at 2:53 p.m. at Northside Hospital in Atlanta. More...

Maggie McCall Miller

Joey and Jessica Miller of Donalsonville proudly announce the birth of their daughter, Maggie McCall Miller, on Nov. 18, 2011, at 9:15 p.m. at Flowers Hospital in Dothan, Ala. More...

Sheppard honored

Copeico C. Sheppard of Blakely, Ga., has been honored in Columbus, Ga., for excellence in teaching. She teaches first grade at Reese Road Leadership Academy and has been there for four years. More...