June 13, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Golf carts a go

The Blakely City Council adopted a golf cart ordinance for the city at its June 5 meeting at City Hall. The ordinance makes it legal for residents to use golf carts on some, but not all, streets in the city limits. More...

Mr. Charlie goes to the museum

WWII veteran Charlie Davis of Rowena will make a long awaited trip to see the the National Infantry Museum at Fort Benning in Columbus Friday, June 15. While there he will have a book signing promoting the book “See It Through.”  More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13  LIONS Club meeting, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club  ANNIVERSARY: Mr. & Mrs. More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive

Daily Events June 18 — 10:15-11:00 - Rhythm band at Nursing Home. Lunch: Smoked sausage, cheese grits, broccoli, biscuit, fruit crisp. June 19 — 10:15 - 11:00 Physical fitness. 11:00 - VNA Blood Pressures. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

God redeems us through Christ

Leviticus 25  Under the leadership of the man, Moses, God led the children from bondage in the land of Egypt. Exodus 13:20- 22. More...

The Gospel Truth

Good intentions not good enough

In 2 Samuel chapter six, we find a peculiar story in the Old Testament. A seemingly innocent man is punished for doing what he thought was best. Read the chapter.  More...

IN MEMORY

In Loving Memory  Willie “Goat” Jim  Wimberly  April 20, 1922 -  March 16, 2011  More...

Society

Daylily enthusiasts enjoy annual show

The Wiregrass Daylily Society presented its 4th annual daylily show and plant sale Saturday, May 19 in the Wiregrass Commons Mall in Dothan, Ala. More...

BIRTH

Dan and Staci Giles of Fort Gaines proudly announce the birth of their son, Joseph Daniel Giles Jr. Daniel was born at 6:59 a.m. CST Friday, March 23, 2012, at Flowers Hospital in Dothan, Ala. More...

FSA elections important to farmers

The election of agricultural producers to Farm Service Agency county committees is important to all farmers and ranchers. More...

New Early Trucking facility

Early Trucking Company hosted an open house and ribbon-cutting at their new facility in Arlington last week.  The company began as Damascus Fertilizer Company in 1993 with five power units and seven employees. More...

About those local candidates...

There are two candidates — Brad Hughes (R) and June Merritt (R) — running for Chairman of the Early County Board of Commissioners. Incumbent Richard Ward is not seeking re-election to a third term.  More...

Story Hour

Summer reading continues with Story Hour at Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library Thursday, June 14 at 3 p.m. All ages are invited to attend.   More...

Editorials

Political Cartoon

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Other Voices

What’s next?

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has made his case to ban supersized sugary soft drinks, and the reaction of a lot of New Yorkers is just what you’d expect.  “I’ll give you my Slurpee when you pry it from my cold, dead hands!&r More...

All That’s Fit to Print

Technological problem

A 25-year-old Oregon woman has scammed that state’s government for a $2 million tax refund. More...

Obituaries

Sallie Mae Carr

Sallie Mae Carr, 100, of Panama City, Fla., died Friday, May 25, 2012, at the Panama City Nursing Home.  Mrs. Carr was born in Blakely Jan. 15, 1912, to the late Robert Stample and Janie Stample Ford. She was a member of St. More...

Kenyon Freeman Infant

Kenyon Christopher Freeman, nine months, died June 1, 2012, at his residence.  Kenyon was born in Donalsonville Aug. 22, 2011, to Kendra Breanna Shondrell Freeman and Randy Henderson.  More...

Raymond White Retired

Raymond White, 71, of Blakely died Saturday, June 2, 2012, at Early Memorial Nursing Home.  Mr. White was born in Blakely July 30, 1940, to the late Harry White and Mable White White. More...

Campus

Youth football camp at SGA

The SGA Warriors hosted a youth football camp and baseball camp for students in grades three through eight May 29 through May 31. More...

Students travel to Rock Eagle

ECES fourth grade Probe/Challenge classes traveled to Eatonton May 7 to take part in Rock Eagle’s environmental education program.  More...

ECMS recognizes honor students

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...