January 25, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Grand jury: 102 true bills

The January 2012 term of the Early County Grand Jury was held Jan. More...

SCAM alert: Don’t give them your money!

A local citizen called the News to report a Publishers Clearing House phone scam. He didn’t fall victim, but everyone should beware!  More...

Last call for tickets

Today is the deadline for tickets to the Blakely- Early County Chamber of Commerce Dinner and Dance Friday, Jan. 27 at the Blakely Town & Country Club.  Call the chamber for reservations at 723-3741.   More...

Chair-ity auction

The   Early County High Art Club is looking for structurally sound old wooden chairs to be painted with decorative designs and sold at auction. More...

Other News

I wanna go home

This beautiful dog found his way to the city pound this week. He was wearing a black collar with no identification when he was captured near the Chancy Mill Road and MLK Blvd. intersection. More...

Editorials

the SOVEREIGN STATE of AFFAIRS

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No trust for Glory

I had to have a long conversation the other night with Glory, the black and white springer spaniel who lives at my house.  It wasn’t really the kind of talk I thought I’d ever have with my dog. More...

All That’s Fit to Print

Sharing the bat cave

Luke is walking. He took his first independent steps last week. For a month or so, he’s been holding on to door frames or chairs or anything and thinking about letting go.  More...

Obituaries

Johnny C. Coleman

Welder

Johnny C. Coleman, 57, of Blakely died Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012.  Mr. Coleman was born May 18, 1955, in Blakely to Clattie C. Crawford Coleman and the late Johnny Coleman. He was a member of New St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church. More...

Yale Perkins

Yale Wallace “Y.W.” Perkins, 60, died Monday, Jan. 9, 2012, at Calhoun Memorial Hospital.  Mr. Perkins was born April 6, 1951, in Edison, Ga., to the late Roosevelt Williams and Cora Speed.  More...

Leonard James

Retired

Leonard Leon James, 73, of Blakely died Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, Ala.  More...

Campus

BC instructor earns doctorate

Bainbridge College instructor of psychology Lauren Spooner recently received a doctorate in counseling psychology from the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg.  More...

Temples graduates with honors

Mary Beth Temples received a bachelor of arts degree in English with cum laude honors from The Baptist College of Florida in Graceville, Fla. BCF President Thomas A. More...

Rolling out the honors

Early CountyElementary SchoolPrincipal ListSecond gradeMackenzie GuilfordMekenzie WilburnCharlye AllenMicahlyn GristChristina HoustonJane Anne SmithTyler WilliamsTanner WilliamsSutt More...

Building the ‘high road’

The DOT awarded Oxford Construction Company of Albany a $23.7 million contract in April 2011 to four-lane the seven-and-a-half mile stretch of the highway between Blakely and Bluffton. The project, which was 24 percent complete Dec. More...

Excitement building...

2012 Peanut Proud planned for March 24

Planning and work is underway for the 4th annual Peanut Proud scheduled for Saturday, March 24. Approximately 60 people attended last week’s town hall meeting. “We had over 40 volunteers sign up,” Lea Jean Manry said. More...

Celebrating 100 years

Catherine Still — lifelong member of Zion Free Will Baptist and former Blakely resident — celebrated her 100th birthday Dec. 9, 2011. More...

Coaches needed

The   Blakely-Early County Recreation Department is seeking baseball, softball and teeball coaches. Call 723- 3197 during business hours. Coaches must attend coaches certification clinic Feb. 11 at the elementary school gymnasium. Cost is $25. More...

Career Fair

Don’t miss the Career and Resource Fair Feb. 9 at Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library. Over 15 businesses, educational institutions and agencies will discuss services and employment opportunities. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 25 LIONS Club, noon, BlakelyTown & Country Club WORKFORCE InvestmentExecutive Committee,noon, Southwest GeorgiaWorkforce Investment ActOffice, 110 S HarneyStreet, Camilla BIRTHDAYS: AnnetteRupp, Dawn Jones,Geraldine Green More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive

Jan. 30 — 10:30-11:30 - Rhythm band practice. Lunch: Salisbury steak and gravy, mashed potatoes, Italian green beans, wheat roll, fresh fruit. Jan. 31 — 10:15 - 11:00 Physical fitness 11:00 Games. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Israel is delivered from Egypt

Exodus 1-15  More...

The Gospel Truth

Expect great things from God

Acts 2:1-13  After reading that scripture you will see that the spirit of God launched the believers into a spiritual revival; like a bullet out of a gun, like the shuttle off the launch pad, the spirit catapulted the believers into unknown terr More...

THANKS

The family of Frank Gowan would like to give a special thank you to all of those who supported our family during our time of loss with your prayers, visits, food and expressions of love and concern. More...

Agriculture

DCP enrollment opens

Enrollment for the 2012 direct and countercyclical program began Jan. 23, 2012. The last day for producers to sign up will be June 1, 2012.  USDA computes DCP program payments using base acres and payment yields established for each farm. More...

Society

Baxley - Hill

Mr. and Mrs. Warren Candler Baxley Jr. of Blakely announce the engagement of their daughter, Laura Allen Baxley, to Daniel Thomas Hill, son of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Vaun Hill of Pelham, Ala.  The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Mr. More...

Unique reception touches

Over the course of their lifetimes, many people will be wedding guests on several occasions. During the height of wedding season, weddings can run into one another, as the format and the festivities are similar at various ceremonies. More...

Origins of bridal customs

Chances are those who have attended a wedding have witnessed some popular traditions take place. The bride wears a veil, a court of wedding attendants accompanies the bride and groom, and birdseed, rice or flower petals are tossed. More...