June 27, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

FSIS is building regional facility in industrial park

The Georgia Federal-State Inspection Service is building a regional training facility in Blakely. More...

ATL’s got water!

Atlanta and Georgia won a huge legal victory in the long-running tri-state water war Monday when the U.S. Supreme Court confirmed Atlanta’s claim to water from Lake Lanier.  More...

Finding a cure...

The Macy Easom Cancer Research Foundation, a nonprofit pediatric cancer foundation headquartered in Perry, Ga., met with worldrenowned cancer and stem cell doctors and scientists for the Macy Easom Memorial Lectureship at Oregon Health and Science Un More...

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Escape the noose

A few months ago, I made an important decision. It was actually a subconscious decision that I didn’t completely realize I had made until several weeks later. But it was important nonetheless.  I decided to stop wearing neckties.  More...

Mumbles

Peeking through the fog

As of July 3, Georgia residents renewing a driver’s license or identification card must do so in person — and with more proof that they are who they say they are.  Now how the heck do Georgia officials think they are going to get awa More...

Obituaries

Riley H. George Retired

Riley H. George, 81, of Rochester, Minn., died Tuesday, June 12, 2012, at his residence.  More...

Howard Thompson Sr. Retired

Howard Thompson Sr., 60, of Damascus, died Thursday, June 14, 2012, at Early Memorial Nursing Home.  Mr. Thompson was born in Damascus Dec. 18, 1951, to the late Horace Thompson and Katie Mae Thompson. He was retired and a member of Mt. More...

Hubert Clines Retired

Hubert “Hub” J.W. Clines, 80, of Jakin died Wednesday, June 20, 2012, at his residence.  Mr. Clines was born in Rome, Ga., Nov. 7, 1931, to the late Jessie Clines and Effie Clines. He served in the U.S. More...

Campus

4-H’ers enjoy fun-filled week at 4-H center

On Monday, June 11 a group of 4-H’ers from Early and Calhoun Counties traveled to the Fortson 4-H Center near Atlanta for a funfilled week. While at camp they participated in classes on herpetology, pond ecology and archery, and farm to plate. More...

Jenkins named STAR student

Davis Jenkins, a senior at Thomas County Central High School, is the recipient of the STAR student award for the 2011-2012 school year.  Eventually wanting to go to medical school, Jenkins also has an interest in studying psychology and has deci More...

Applicants sought

The family of the late Johnny W. Grier will be awarding this year’s Johnny W. Grier Scholarship by July 31. The scholarship is open to 2012 minority graduates of Early County High School. More...

Baby’s death ruled SIDS

The June 1 death of an infant at Tanglewood Apartments on Liberty Street has been ruled Sudden Infant Death Syndrome by the GBI Medical Examiner’s office. about 9 a.m. Friday. More...

Library going to the dogs

Story   Hour at Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library is going to the dogs. The Southeast Alabama Kennel Club will entertain visitors of all ages today, Wednesday, June 27 at 3 p.m.   More...

Crowdis 5K run returning

After an absence of 17 years the Dr. James H. Crowdis Run returns to Blakely Sept. 1 at the First United Methodist Church.  More...

Once in a lifetime

Legend says the amazing Agave — misnamed the century plant — takes one hundred years to bloom. However, the plants typically live only 10 to 30 years. More...

Blakely Home Town = better hometown

Blakely Home Town, an organization with a mission and purpose, has a number of ongoing projects in the community.  The Blakely Home Town board consists of Margaret Arnold, Kaye Hall, Christie Haynes, Brad Hughes, Ann Jarrett, Julie Jarrett, Trè More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27  LIONS Club, noon, Blakely Town and Country Club  ANNIVERSARY: Mr. & Mrs. More...

Collins participates in forum

Lisa Collins, director of economic development for Early County 2055, was one of 30 people chosen from across the United States to attend the White House Rural Council’s Regional Innovation in Rural America Forum on June 13 in Washington, D.C.& More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

God answers a repentant heart

1 Samuel 4-7  Neglect is a major factor in disorder. Effort is required, if any kind of order is to be maintained. Our heavenly father — the creator of the universe — is a God of order. More...

The Gospel Truth

Rejoice today in the Savior’s love

Have you ever had a time in your life where you felt numb to the gospel? Most people in our area have grown up in church and have heard the gospel story of Jesus coming to earth and dying for our sins time and time again. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Milford   Milford Baptist Church will have homecoming Sunday, July 15. The Parrish Family will bring a musical service at 11 a.m. Revival will follow at 6 p.m., and will continue July 16 through July 18 at 7 p.m. More...

Society

Spilman - Grebel

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Michael Spilman are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Courtney Laural Spilman, all of Dawson, to Bryan Scott Grebel of Arlington, Ga. Bryan is the son of Mr. and Mrs. More...

BIRTH

Robert and Jennifer Holland of Augusta, Ga., are proud to announce the birth of their son, Brooks Charles Holland. Brooks was born May 6, 2012, at 3:46 p.m. at Doctor’s Hospital in Augusta. More...

Kids’ activities

The Southeast Alabama Kennel Club will entertain all ages Wednesday, June 27 at 3 p.m. with their furry friends. Call the library at 723-3079 for more information about the programs and the summer reading club. Junior Ranger Camp  More...