July 4, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Next candidate forum set for July 10

The first of two candidate forums, held June 26 at the Early County Courthouse, was attended by approximately 75 citizens. More...

New driver license rules

The Georgia Department of Driver Services now requires additional documentation when applying for or renewing your driver’s license or applying for an ID card.  The additional documentation is part of a national security plan to improve th More...

Heat Wave

The National Weather Service began issuing excessive heat warnings heading into the past weekend and a heat advisory remained in effect Monday heading into the July 4th holiday week.  As of Monday the heat advisory remained in effect despite an More...

Other News

Crozier assumes duties of Clay County administrator

Blakely native Jamey Crozier recently announced he had accepted the position of Clay County administrator. He assumed the duties of his new job last week.  More...

Benefit tourney

The spunky and fashionable Carrie Turner wears Beads of Courage representing a poke, spinal tap, new medicine, surgery and other medical procedures during her chemotherapy treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia.  Carrie and her mother, Edwin More...

Rotarians presented Paul Harris Fellowship awards

Rotary assistant District Governor Don Robinson presented Paul Harris Fellowships to Jack Watson and Billy Fleming at last week’s Rotary luncheon.  The Paul Harris Fellowship was established in 1957 in honor of the founder of Rotary to exp More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

David embodies God’s justice

2 Samuel 23:1-7; 1 Chronicles 18:14  More...

CHURCH NEWS

St. John (Mill Place)  St. John Mill Place Church will celebrate their annual family and friends day Sunday, July 15 at noon. More...

Obituaries

Marian Bjerken

Retired

Marian Hoover Bjerken, 79, of Sumter, S.C., died June 23, 2012, at her residence.  More...

Vaudine Glass

Homemaker

Vaudine Murkerson Glass, 82, of Blakely died Tuesday, June 26, 2012, at Early Memorial Nursing Home in Blakely.  Mrs. Glass was born in Blakely March 25, 1929, to the late Edmond Everett Murkerson and Myrtle English Murkerson. More...

Thelma Freeman

Retired

Thelma Ellis Freeman, 91, of Blakely died Thursday, June 28, 2012, at the Calhoun County Nursing Home in Edison.  Mrs. Freeman was born in Blakely March 2, 1921, to the late Grover Cleveland Ellis and Daisy Bell Temples Ellis. More...

Breaking News - 7/10/2012 9:55 AM

SHERIFF CANDIDATE FORUM TODAY  Free Access 

Everyone is urged to attend the sheriff candidates' forum today at 6 p.m. at the Early County High cafeteria. More...

Beep, beep... more cart regulations

A number residents are enjoying a different transportation since the Blakely City Council approved an ordinance regulating the use of golf and other motorized carts on city streets at their June 5 meeting. More...

Watson passes Rotary gavel to Andy Smith

Jack Watson presided over his last Rotary meeting Thursday and handed the gavel over to Andy Smith who will lead the Blakely Rotary Club during the coming year. More...

Your chance of jury duty increasing

Never been summoned to jury duty? That may be about to change. Georgia’s jury system is undergoing a major overhaul under new legislation which went into effect July 1.  More...

Drug tests, reduced benefits

Gov. Nathan Deal signed more than 500 bills into law after the legislative session ended this spring. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, JULY 4  INDEPENDENCE DAY  BIRTHDAYS: Flinn Gregory, Beth Johnson, Peggy Jackson  THURSDAY, JULY 5  ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club  BIRTHDAYS: Barton Rice, Conner Weaver, John Kenneth Durham &nbs More...

Editorials

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Call in sweaty

As I write this on Friday afternoon, the temperature has reached 102 degrees in Gainesville, which is the official way of saying, “Dang, it’s hot.” I know it is hot for two reasons. First, I’ve been outside. More...

Mumbles

I owe everyone an apology! More...

Society

Davis home garden of the month

The home of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Lewis-Griffin

Julie Lewis of Arlington announces the engagement of her daughter, Breanna Lewis, to Michael Griffin, son of Rita Spurlin and Jack Griffin, all of Moultrie. Miss Lewis is also the daughter of the late Greg Lewis of Arlington.  More...

Back-to-school party ideas

Back-to-school season is on the horizon, and many students and parents are either loving or loathing the idea of starting a new school year. For some, a party to commemorate the new school year and the end of summer is customary. More...