August 1, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

BOE .57 mill increase to provide $195,000

Shrinking state revenue, a lower tax digest and rising healthcare costs all play a part in the Early County Board of Education’s consideration of a .57 mill increase for the coming year. More...

Back-to-School Tax Holiday August 10-11

Georgia will have a tax holiday Aug. 10 - 11 for clothing, computers and education materials. See complete list of tax free items next week.   More...

Babysitting Camp Aug. 25

ABabysitting Training Camp is being offered at Early County Health Department 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Aug. 25.  The camp includes training materials and lunch and is open to ages 11 - 17. Limited space is available. More...

Century Club

Addie Kenney Mallory will join an exclusive club when she celebrates her 100th birthday Aug. 4 with friends and family at her residence on Lakewood Drive.  She will be in Blakely until her actual birthday Aug. More...

Other News

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, AUG. More...

City, county at odds over LOST distribution

Officials from the City of Blakely and Board of Commissioners left Monday’s second LOST distribution meeting without an agreement.  Both parties agreed to hire a third party to arrive at accurate values for the criteria of the somewhat con More...

Dr. Crowdis Run challenges schools

The Dr. James H. Crowdis Run scheduled for Sept. 1 at the First United Methodist Church has issued a challenge to the three Early County public schools. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

God promised a righteous lord

Isaiah 9:1-7  More...

The Gospel Truth

Don’t fail to recognize God’s providence

Good luck! The chances are great! Have you heard those two phrases? More...

First United Methodist Church offers contemporary services

As we begin a new school year in Early County, Blakely First United Methodist Church, 397 College Street would like to remind all about their 9 a.m. More...

Campus

Bacck tto Scchooll

Seniors gathered to kick-off the school year with a drive-thru Monday morning. More...

COLLEGE NEWS

William Harrell of Arlington and Ashley Dunnigan, Kollin Pyle and Jessica Still of Blakely have been awarded scholarships from the ABAC Foundation to attend Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College during the 2012-13 academic year. More...

Breaking News - 8/1/2012 6:41 AM

Southwest Georgia TSPLOST rejected  Free Access 

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Breaking News - 7/31/2012 11:14 PM

General Primary Election Returns  Free Access 

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Rollback law triggers county millage increase

Hearing tomorrow at 10 a.m.

The Early County Board of Commissioners announced in a public notice in last week’s News its intention to increase property taxes by 3.66 percentage in unincorporated and 1.42 percentage in incorporated over the rollback millage rate.  More...

State of the Hospital August 8

A“   State of the Hospital Address” will be presented by Pioneer Community Hospital of Early 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. More...

Soccer, flag football, cheerleading

— REGISTRATION —

Registration is underway for Blakely-Early County Recreation soccer, flag football and cheerleading. See page 8 for age requirements and registration fees. Registration ends Aug. 17.   More...

Benefit 5K run

The   Parrot Run 5K and Fun Run, a benefit event in memory of Doug Kidd to fight ALS, will be held Saturday, Aug. 25 at Kolomoki State Park.  An evening event, the 5K run begins at 7 p.m. The fun run will follow the 5K. More...

One hurdle too many

Olympic hurdlers could have been chasing Michael More...

Editorials

Political Cartoon

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Other Voices

To each his own

When I was in high school, I remember being taught a quote that, as a longtime lover and defender of the 1st Amendment, has always stuck with me. I’m ashamed to admit that I don’t remember who said it. More...

All That’s Fit to Print

Taking that first big step

Evan started big school Monday. That’s what he calls it, big school. He’s still such a little fellow, only four, but he was raring to get there and start his Bobcat years. More...

Obituaries

Willie Ree Brown

Willie Ree Brown, 77, of Blakely died Thursday, July 19, 2012, at her residence.  Mrs. Brown was born in Blakely Jan. 30, 1935, to the late Clem Epps and Willie Mae Epps. More...

Vivian Goad Manager

Vivian Ozelma Justice Goad, 86, of Inman, S.C., died Friday, July 20, 2012, at Golden Age Nursing Home in Inman, S.C.  Mrs. Goad was born in Jakin, Ga., to the late Byron Justice and Ruby Lee Barnette Justice. More...

Donald Garrett Retired

Donald Garrett, 80, of Blakely died Friday, July 27, 2012, at his residence.  More...

Society

Tips for couples planning a wedding

Couples planning a wedding quickly realize just how challenging a task that planning can be. More...

Harrison-Snow vows spoken

Jana Suzanne Harrison and Tyler Christopher Snow were united in marriage Saturday, June 16, 2012, at St. Luke United Methodist Church in Columbus, Ga., with Rev. Robert Beckum officiating the 5 p.m. ceremony. More...