February 1, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

2012 Bulldog 100 award

Another local alumni was recognized when one hundred of the fastest-growing companies owned or operated by University of Georgia alumni were honored Jan. More...

Career & Resource Fair Feb. 9

Next week’s Career and Resource Fair will provide job seekers an opportunity to network with business, agency and college representatives for employment opportunities.  The fair is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 9 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Chamber ribbon cutting

The   Blakely-Early County Chamber of Commerce invites everyone to a ribbon cutting and grand opening for Bear Computer Care at 130 Court Square, Friday, Feb. 3 at 10 a.m. More...

Authorities seek help in Blocker murder

The Dec. 27 shooting death of Tracy Blocker, who was shot at his residence on East South Blvd. in Blakely, remains unsolved.  More...

Other News

NFL playoff game sparks brawl

Authorities responded to a fight involving as many as 20-30 people on Branch Street in Blakely at 8:45 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22. The fight possibly stemmed from an argument over the NFL playoff game underway at the time.  More...

House News

Many expectations — but not many changes

Time is moving slow at the legislature as we enter our tenth legislative day of the session. Thirty more days and I will be out of Atlanta, working in my garden and hoping that the rains do not pass us by again this spring and summer.  More...

How to reduce prescription medication costs

For the millions of people who rely on prescription medications every day, the day when a drug faces generic competition is one many circle on their calendars. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Justified by faith in Christ

Galatians 1, 2  More...

THANKS

To our many friends in Blakely and the surrounding area,  Our family wishes to express our thanks, love and appreciation for your concern, thoughts and prayers for us and J.T. during his illness and death. More...

CHURCH NEWS

New Prospect   More...

Campus

Spelling bee at SGA

SGA held its annual Scripps National Spelling Bee competition at the school Jan. 25. More...

Ag classes visit Ft. Gaines

Early County High School Young Farmer teacher Larry Worsley took two classes of agriculture students to Walter F. George Lake and Dam in Ft. Gaines Friday, Jan. 20. More...

COLLEGE NEWS

Darton College   Keonna C. Lee and Sharon M. Newberry of Blakely, and Victoria E. Askew, Kimberly D. Johnson, and Ngoc-Lan N. More...

Metal thieves targeted by legislators  Free Access 

Irrigation copper thieves included

The article on the front page of this week's Early County News focuses on the ongoing problem of irrigation systems being damaged by copper thieves. More...

Copper thefts continue

Copper thieves are brazen, thinking there is little chance of being caught.

The arrest of four suspects in December 2010 temporarily slowed the the theft of copper from area irrigation systems.  More...

E-SPLOST referendum

See “Notice of Special Election” on page 7A.

The Early County Board of Education has scheduled a referendum March 6, 2012 which asks voters to consider continuation of the E-SPLOST. The one percent sales tax is projected to generate approximately $1.2 million over a five-year period.  More...

Gwen Houston to lead chamber through 2012

The Blakely-Early County Chamber of Commerce broke tradition Friday night, holding the annual membership meeting at the Blakely Town and Country Club. The chamber program was followed by a dance.  More...

4-H camp registration

Early   County 4-H Summer Camp sign-up begins Monday, Feb. 6 at the Early County Extension Office, located at 14415 Magnolia Street.  Camp sign-up will be from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. or until all spaces are filled. More...

Houston to appear in HBO show

Blakely native Stan Houston will be appearing on HBO in the Feb. 19 episode of the comedy series, “Eastbound and Down.” The episode will air at 10 p.m. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 1 FAMILY ConnectionCollaborative, noon,Family Learning ResourceCenter BIRTHDAYS: ReginaJarrett, Craig Storey THURSDAY, FEB. 2 ROTARY CLUB, noon,Blakely Town & Country Club More...

Blakely Senior Center

Daily Events

Feb. 6 — 10:30-11:30 - Rhythm band practice. Lunch: Pepper steak and gravy, Northern beans, zucchini and tomatoes, wheat roll, fruited yogurt. Feb. 7— 10:15 - 11:00 Physical fitness. More...

Editorials

Political Cartoon

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Other Voices

I buy more soap

Our corporate human resources staff came to town last week to show us a training video. It’s part of regular, ongoing training, and this particular video dealt with the issue of workplace harassment.  More...

All That’s Fit to Print

Good, bad and ugly

I have a confession to make. I own an e-reader. It was a Christmas gift, but to be perfectly honest, it was not a surprise. More...

Society

Celebrating 50 years

Darice and Donald “Pete” Busby will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Feb. 9, 2012. More...

Evans - Hattaway

Hunter Evans and Debbie Evans of Jakin proudly announce the engagement of their daughter, Mackenzie Ann, to Jack Wesley Hattaway, son of Mr. and Mrs. Cliff Hattaway of Bluffton.  The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. More...

BIRTH

Travis and Lisa Turner of Blakely are proud to announce the birth of their son, Travis Elijah Turner. Eli was born Dec. 22, 2011, at Flowers Hospital in Dothan, Ala. More...