August 8, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

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 on page 9A.   More...

Soccer, flag football, cheerleading

Registration is underway for Blakely-Early County Recreation soccer, flag football and cheerleading. See page 8A 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...

TSPLOST rejected

TSPLOST failed miserably across the state in the July 31 General Primary referendum, passing in only three of 12 regions.  Voters in the Southwest Region rejected TSPLOST by a 37,066-28,425 margin. More...

Early County’s highest, fastest native

Remember news video of the Space Shuttle’s first piggyback ride atop a 747 as it landed at Robbins AFB in the early 1980s? More...

Other News

Crowdis run accepting entries

The Dr. James H. Crowdis Run scheduled for Sept. 1 at the First United Methodist Church will be accepting entries in person over the next few weeks. Interested persons may register at The Body Shoppe from 1 p.m. until 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive  Daily Events   More...

County votes to stay with current LOST percentages

The Early County Commission voted at their August meeting Monday night to stay with the current LOST percentages with county municipalities. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

God promises to be with us

Ezekiel 34  We are correct as we speak of the love and mercy of God. Yes, our heavenly father — the creator of the universe — loves all mankind. More...

The Gospel Truth

Questioning God’s providence

Last time I wrote about God’s providence and discussed how random chance is actually God’s providential work at play. God is in complete control and nothing occurs without his ordaining. There is no such thing as chance. More...

CHURCH NEWS

New St. Paul   All members and former members of New Saint Paul Missionary Baptist Church are asked to attend a meeting after service Sunday, Aug. More...

Campus

SGA begins 43rd year

Southwest Georgia Academy begins its 43rd year of operation today, Aug. 8. Students will return to a campus with renovations and eight new faculty members. Teachers reported Aug. 6 for pre-planning.  More...

Mills receives Grier scholarship

The family of the late Johnny W. Grier has announced the winner of the 2012 Johnny W. Grier Scholarship. This year’s scholarship recipient is Tre’mon Mills. More...

COLLEGE NEWS

Marlena Collins has been named to the spring semester 2012 president’s list at Georgia State University.   The president’s list recognizes students with a 4.0 GPA in nine or more semester hours for the term.   More...

Merritt, Wilbourn win, Bryant, Price in runoff

June Merritt and Emily Wilbourn won their county wide races in last week’s General Primary election. Donald Bryant and Fats Price will meet in a runoff Aug. More...

Fraud is on the rise

Local authorities are warning citizens and merchants to exercise caution and beware of scammers attempting all types of fraud.  More...

State of the Hospital “TODAY”

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

Reserve seats for Bobcat football available

The Bobcat Football Club begins sale of Century Club memberships and reserved seating Aug. 13, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the football stadium ticket offices. See page 3 for more information. More...

Haynes leaving to head Dawson County chamber

Chamber president Christie Haynes informed the Chamber board last week that she was resigning to take the job as president of the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce.  More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 8 SGA First Day of School LIONS Club, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club BIRTHDAY: Keith Durham ANNIVERSARY: Mr. & Mrs. Jason Brackin THURSDAY, AUG. More...

Editorials

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Other Voices

Keep it to yourself

For the last week, I’ve been in a self-imposed news blackout, and I’ll continue it for the coming week, too, because I don’t want to know who wins Olympic gold medals before I get to watch it on TV each night.  More...

All That’s Fit to Print

Embrace the change

The World Wide Web celebrated its 21st birthday Aug. 6. The Internet itself, developed in the 1960s, is much older. More...

Obituaries

Frances Chandler

Retired Frances Helen Garrett Chandler, 84, of Blakely died Tuesday, July 31, 2012, at Early Memorial Nursing Home. Mrs. Chandler was born in Blakely Sept. 6, 1927, to the late Fred Charles Garrett and Edna Mae Goodwin Garrett. More...

Society

Megahee home chosen garden of the month

The home of Mr. and Mrs. Sonny Megahee was selected by the Blakely Garden Club as the Garden of the Month for August.  More...

Pilot Club members attend conference

Louise Jones and Dot Willis, members of the Pilot Club of Blakely, were among hundreds of Pilot members from five countries who convened in Las Vegas July 18 through July 22 for the Pilot Annual Convention and Leadership Conference held at Bally&rsqu More...