July 25, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Richie Smith ruled ineligible by Secretary of State Kemp

Three candidates challenged

Secretary of State Brian Kemp ruled that Democrat Richie Smith is not eligible to run for the Georgia House seat in District 151, which removes the only re-election opposition for Rep. More...

Nursing Home Bird House auction Friday

The Early Memorial Nursing Home residents have been painting bird houses which will be auctioned off at the nursing home Friday at 3 p.m. See page 14A for more information. More...

Arlington Farmers Market

The   City of Arlington received a $40,000 Rural Business Enterprise grant for construction of the Lick Skillet Farmers Market on the Calhoun and Early County Lines. More...

Other News

Winners announced from Piggly Wiggly celebration

Piggly Wiggly manager Jeff Crowe and store supervisor Glen Tuck were on hand last week to give away prizes to local customers in celebration of their third anniversary.  More...

Blakely and area citizens warned of utility payment scam

The City of Blakely is joining cities and utilities across Georgia in alerting customers about a scam promising to pay utility bills in exchange for personal information including social security numbers.  More...

Starting school Lincoln’s way

Editor’s Note: This article was printed in the Atlanta Journal many years ago.  More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Jehoshaphat makes judicial reforms

2 Chronicles 18, 19  More...

CHURCH NEWS

Good Hope   Good Hope African Methodist Episcopal Church will celebrate its 147th homecoming Sunday, July 29. The guest speaker is Dr. Flossie Smith. Sunday school begins at 10 a.m. Dinner will be served. Everyone is invited to attend. More...

Society

Shipley-Bagwell wedding vows exchanged

Nicole Mandrell Shipley and Jensen Kyle Bagwell were united in marriage Feb. 11, 2012, at the home of the bride’s parents in Nashville, Tenn., before family and close friends.  More...

Marteka celebrates first birthday

Marteka Brown turned one today, Wednesday, July 25, 2012. More...

FSA nominee deadline

County committees play a crucial role in helping county office staff implement the Farm Bill. More...

Breaking News - 7/31/2012 6:49 AM

VOTE TODAY!!!  Free Access 

Polls open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Do your homework before going to vote!There are 17 local candidates in contested races on the Democratic and Republican ballots.You must tell poll workers which ballot you want.Be sure to cast your ballot on the important TSPLOST referendum which app More...

County adopts FY2013 budget

The Early County Board of Commissioners approved the county’s FY 2013 budget at a called meeting July 9 at the County Administration building. More...

TSPLOST vote to vary across the state

In addition to the important local elections voters will decide when they vote in the July 31 General Primary, voters will be voting on TSPLOST. More...

Back-to-School Tax Holiday August 10-11

Georgia will have a tax holiday Aug. 10 - 11 for clothing, computers and education materials. More...

F.O.L.E. Meeting Saturday

The Friends of Lake Eufaula’s annual meeting will be Saturday, July 28 at 5 p.m. Eastern at St. James Episcopal Church at 100 St. James Place in Eufaula. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, JULY 25 LIONS Club, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club BIRTHDAY: Collier Harper THURSDAY, JULY 26 ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club BIRTHDAYS: Collier McLendon, Jeanette Pyle More...

Editorials

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Scary weather

I know we need the rain, so I’m not begrudging a single drop that we get. More...

All That’s Fit to Print

Spending gone wild?

News reports lately say U.S. poverty levels are expected to soon be the highest since 1960s. More...

Obituaries

Robert Oliver

Robert Oliver, 73, of Blakely died Saturday, July 14, 2012, at Early Memorial Nursing Home.  Mr. Oliver was born in Blakely Dec. 2, 1938, to the late Daisy Oliver and Morell Kimble. More...

Mary Elizabeth Oakley Homemaker

Mary Elizabeth Mills Oakley, 86, of Blakely died Monday, July 16, 2012, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, Ala.  Mrs. More...

Milton Johnson Farmer

Milton Johnson, 64, of Jakin, died Monday, July 16, 2012, at his family farm.  Mr. Johnson was born in Colquitt Feb. 7, 1948, to the late Clarence Johnson and Mealie Gordon Johnson. More...