April 18, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Painted chairs are on display, auction May 6

Painted chairs being auctioned by the ECHS Art Club to benefit the Pataula Children’s Center will be on display at Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library next week. More...

Redbud rezoning denied

A motion to rezone 18 acres on Redbud Street from Agricultural to Planned Unit Development died for lack of a second at Monday night’s meeting of the Blakely Planning Commission.  More...

Ensure infants are immunized

National Infant Immunization Week — April 21-28 — is being celebrated this year simultaneously with the first global immunization observance, an initiative of the World Health Organization.  More...

Other News

Blakely Ace Open House

Carlos Yousef handled the ribbon-cutting chores Friday kicking off the two-day open house and grand opening of Blakely Ace Hardware and Building Supplies on Church Street. More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive Daily Events

April 23 — 10:45-11:15 - Rhythm band at Arlington Senior Center. Lunch: Smoked sausage, cheese grits, broccoli biscuit, fruit crisp or stewed apples. April 24 — 10:15 - 11:00 Physical fitness.  More...

Editorials

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She’s still got it

Glory, the black and white springer spaniel who lives at my house, turns 14 this week, which roughly translated means she’s as old as Methuselah.  Sadly, it’s beginning to show, too. More...

Mumbles

Thoughts out of the hat

The Drum & Bugle Corps feature last week included over 50 members who marched over the years. More...

Society

Mayhaw Festival this weekend in Colquitt

The City of Colquitt will host its 29th National Mayhaw Festival this weekend, April 20 and April 21 at Spring Creek Park.  More...

BIRTH

Skyla Autumn Turner, age 10, happily announces the birth of her sister, Ember Kendall Turner, born at 8:51 p.m. March 20, 2012, at Donalsonville Hospital.  Ember weighed 7 pounds 3 ounces and was 19 and 1/2 inches long. More...

Arlington selects new May Day Queen

The new May Queen has been chosen for the state’s oldest running festival. The May Queen contest was held at the Community Center in Arlington Monday, April 9 before a panel of four judges.  More...

Wednesday Wellness: Diabetes

Diabetes   101 will be the topic of next week’s Wellness Wednesday hosted by Pioneer Community Hospital of Early.  The luncheon will be Wednesday, April 25 at 12 noon at the First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. Dr. More...

Underage drinking meeting

Early   Choices will host a town hall meeting Thursday, April, 19, at City Hall to present local initiatives to reduce underage drinking and gather community input on the issue.  Refreshments will be served at 5:30 p.m. More...

Softball sign up underway

Registration is underway for the 2012 adult softball season for co-ed and men’s softball leagues. Maximum of eight teams will be allowed in each league. The first eight teams to register will play.  The registration deadline is May 18. More...

Administrative Professionals luncheon

Mark your calendars and make your reservations! Author Mandy Flynn will be guest speaker at the April 25 Administrative Professionals Day luncheon next week. The luncheon will be 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Blakely Town & Country Club.  More...

Kolomoki: Land of the White Oaks

Rotary, Georgia-Pacific, Kolomoki tree project

When Rotary District Governor Margie Kersey first became District Governor Elect, her husband, Ron, a licensed Georgia forester asked only one thing of her — make tree planting one of her district projects.  More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18  CHAMBER of Commerce, noon, Chamber conf. More...

EVENTS

• The Bainbridge College Early County Relay for Life Team will sponsor a “Womanless” Beauty Pageant Friday, April 27 at 7 p.m. at the college. Please contact Pam Smith at 724-2106 or 254-8391.  More...

Town meeting

Early Choices will host a town hall meeting Thursday, April, 19, 2012, at City Hall to present local initiatives to reduce underage drinking and gather community input on this issue. Refreshments will be served at 5:30 p.m. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Samaritan woman finds living water

John 4:1-42  More...

CHURCH NEWS

Arms of Faith   Arms of Faith will celebrate their missions anniversary Sunday, April 22 at 2:30 p.m. Pastor Lillie Pearl Power will be the guest speaker and dinner will be served immediately after service.  Wesley Chapel   More...

Obituaries

Riki Weaver

Retired

Ruby Allyne “Riki” Bowers Newell-Weaver, 67, of Blakely died Friday, April 13, 2012, at her residence.  Mrs. Weaver was born in Lithonia, Ga., Dec. 19, 1944, to the late Lola Frances Lumsden Bowers and Louie F. Bowers. More...

Mary Middleton

Retired

Mary X Brown Middleton, died April 15, 2012, at The Oaks at Mayview Nursing Home in Raleigh, N.C.  Mary X lived in Cedartown, Ga., from 1958 until she was moved to North Carolina to be near family in the late 1990s.  Mary X was born at home More...

Campus

Rolling out the honors

Early County Elementary School Principal List Second grade Trichelle Brown Angelina Panamthottam Jillian Snipes Charlye Allen Zane Caudill Micahlyn Grist Christina Houston Delaney Purvis Kri More...

Early County High Junior - Senior Prom

A Moonlit Masquerade!
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Juniors receive class rings at SGA

Southwest Georgia Academy held its annual junior ring day Tuesday, April 10 in a special assembly program. Ray Spooner, president of the junior class, welcomed the students and guests.  More...