June 6, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Youth Fishing Rodeo

Walter   F. George Lake in conjunction with National Fishing Week will hold their annual Youth Fishing Rodeo Saturday, June 9 at the Mayhaw Pond, located two miles North of Ft. More...

Deadly boating accident

An Alabama man died in a boating accident Saturday afternoon at Smith’s Bend on the Chattahoochee River.  Early County and Alabama authorities and rescue personnel arrived at the scene to learn that a passenger had been thrown from a boat More...

Parties to pose questions to voters

The July 31 General Primary Democratic and Republican ballots will both include questions about limiting the value of meals, tickets and other gifts lobbyists give to state legislators, legalizing casino gambling and other questions.  The questi More...

Other News

Draft of Chattahoochee Trace National Heritage Area feasibility study completed

The Historic Chattahoochee Commission is pleased to announce that the National Park Service has completed work on the first draft of the feasibility study which will support the Chattahoochee Trace’s designation as a National Heritage Area. More...

Hit and run

A grieving Henrietta Ready came by the office Monday sharing the loss of the family dog, Fatty, a seven-year-old, 80 pound English bulldog killed last week by a hit and run driver. More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive

Anyone 60 and over is invited to join us for activities and/or lunch. One day notice is needed for lunch. Call 723-8700. Arlington Senior Center offers the same daily meals.   More...

Religion

Live as God’s just people

Sunday School Lesson

Leviticus 19   More...

Man falls short of the glory of God

The Gospel Truth

If you have attended church for any length of time you probably have heard the Roman’s road of salvation. Many gospel tracts use these verses. The Roman’s road of salvation is a group of verses that helps the Christian share his faith. More...

CHURCH NEWS

St. Mary   St. Mary’s is hosting their annual revival services now through June 8 at 7:30 p.m. each night. Rev. Henry Hogan Jr. is the guest speaker. Everyone is invited to attend.  Rosinvick   More...

Society

Women’s Civic Club celebrates 40 years

On Jan. 13, 1972, eight ladies assembled at the residence of Eddie Mae Mosely with a vision in mind. More...

Logan is turning four

Logan Chantel Dixon will turn four June 11, 2012. More...

City denies Redbud rezoning request

At a called meeting May 24, the Blakely City Council denied a request to rezone 19 acres of property on Redbud Street from agricultural to planned unit development.  More...

Traffic shift

The   Georgia DOT has announced there will be a traffic shift next week on U.S. More...

Wreck claims Blakely man

A Blakely man was killed in a one-vehicle accident about 8 p.m. More...

Blakely infant found dead

Authorities were called to a report of a death at Tanglewood Apartments on Liberty Street about 9 a.m. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6 FAMILY Connection Collaborative, noon, Family Learning Resource Center BIRTHDAYS: Ronnie M.  Still, Jackson Green, Kirstyn Green, Kelsey Sasser, William Powell ANNIVERSARY: Mr. More...

Editorials

Old school

Other Voices

My friend Morgan went bungee jumping last week at the end of her Study Abroad trip to New Zealand.  I saw pictures of her experience, and it is obvious to me that no one pushed her. She jumped of her own accord. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

You can believe it or not!

Mumbles

Ever wonder what happened to the Longleaf Energy power plant planned to be built in Early County?  Understand this!!!  Exorbitant energy prices, rolling blackouts, acute food shortages, critical water deficiencies and the end of private pro More...

Obituaries

Betty Varnum

Homemaker

Betty Varnum, 66, of Colquitt died Thursday, May 3, 2012, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center.  Mrs. Varnum was a member of Colquitt First Baptist and was a homemaker.  More...

Elton Johnson Sr.

Pulpwood Worker

Elton “Yogi” Johnson Sr., 52, died Wednesday, May 16, 2012, at Pioneer Community Hospital of Early in Blakely.  Mr. Johnson was born in Orlando, Fla., Sept. 16, 1959, to the late Jimmy L. Johnson and Sarah Johnson. More...

Earl Cheek Sr.

Teacher

Lt. Col. Earl H. Cheek Sr., USAF (RET), 95, passed away on Monday, May 28, 2012, after a lengthy illness.  More...

Campus

Honor students recognized

Early County Middle School held graduation ceremonies Friday, May 18, 2012, at 10 a.m. at Mangham Auditorium. Twenty-six students were recognized as honor and Beta graduates. More...

Attendance rewarded

From left, Andie Williams, Trevonte’ Nunnally and Valencia Taylor were recognized for having perfect attendance at ECMS for sixth, seventh and eighth grade. More...

Stone graduates

Jackson Anderson “Ande” Stone III graduated cum laude from the University of Georgia in Athens with a bachelor of arts degree in history, religion and international affairs.  Ande is the son of Laura Barron Stone, formerly of Blakely More...