December 19, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Scam Alert!

Scammers stealing personal info with fake applications for “free” stimulus money

Authorities told the News this week that Howell Street Community Center was used Sunday and Monday, Dec. 9 and 10 to solicit individuals to fill out fraudulent applications for “government stimulus” money. More...

“First Day Hike” Jan. 1 at Kolomoki

The   Friends of Kolomoki Mounds invites everyone to participate in a “First Day Hike” Jan. More...

Other News

Federal funds available for supportive services

Federal funds in the amount of $4,879 have been made available to Early County by FEMA/Department of Homeland Security for the purpose of supplementing and extending ongoing efforts to provide shelter, food and supportive services for individuals who More...

Raffle winners announced

The Blakely Town & Country Club held the 10-10-10 drawing Friday night at the club.  The 10 winners were Laura Show, Kindle Fire HD; Phil Clinkscales, $200 Walmart gift card; Cindy Griffin Glynn of Seale, Ala., Apple iPod Touch; Brad Waller, More...

Leters To Santa

Dear Santa, Santa can you praing me a ipad for Christmas Please Santa and can you brag me a fone pleas and can you brag me a ipod case pleas and can you brag the popey something and can you brag me a fone& More...

Religion

Alive in the light of Christ

Sunday School Lesson

John 1:1-14; Ephesians 4:17-5:14  More...

THANKS

We, the family of Douglas M. Smith, would like to thank everyone for their prayers and concerns. Your acts of kindness will always be remembered. Continue to pray that we will be strong and forever have faith in God.  The Smith Family   More...

CHURCH NEWS

St. John  St. John Free Will Baptist Church in Sandy Bottom will host their annual Christmas program and dinner Sunday, Dec. 23 at 4 p.m. Pastor Earl Hallmon is the speaker. More...

Society

Favorite holiday cookies

Holiday Snickerdoodles   (cookie mix)  Love cinnamon and sugar? More...

Young Farmers tour Olam facility

Nineteen members of the Early County Young Farmers Association toured the Blakely Olam Edible Nuts Plant Thursday, Dec. 13.  Members were able to see first-hand what the plant does to prepare peanuts for manufacturing in the candy industry. More...

MILITARY NEWS

Army Pvt. Zachary White has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.  More...

LOST arbitration avoided

On the brink of being forced to file an arbitration petition, the City of Blakely and the Early County Board of Commissioners have arrived at an agreement in their LOST renegotiations. The agreement... “leave it as it is.”  More...

Butch Wiggins to retire from Bank of Early

Bank of Early announced today that F.C. “Butch” Wiggins, President and CEO of Bank of Early and the bank’s holding company, One South Financial Inc., will be retiring Jan. 31, 2013, from full-time employment.  More...

Blakely PO window hours

Postmaster   Wendy Powell has announced window hours at the Blakely Post Office on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve will be 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Postal delivery service will be unchanged.   More...

2012 ECHS yearbooks

ECHS   2012 graduates who have not picked up their yearbooks are asked to call 724-5323 to make arrangements to pick up the yearbooks during the holidays.   More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 19 CHAMBER of Commerce, noon, FUMC fellowship hall BIRTHDAYS: Rhonda G. Weaver, Leah Knight, Charlotte Cashwell ANNIVERSARY: Mr. & Mrs. Bradley M. Grantham THURSDAY, DEC. More...

Editorials

Political Cartoon

Full Story

No free air

Other Voices

I’m calling on that great philosopher, Gomer Pyle, to help me explain what’s gotten my dander up this morning.  Gomer, as you probably all remember, worked at Wally’s filling station in Mayberry. More...

Merry, Merry Xmas

Mumbles

First about that “Xmas” that tends to get under some folks’ skin. It’s OK, get over it! It’s not the spelling that counts... it’s the meaning!  *************  More...

Obituaries

Curlie Mae Cook Retired

Curlie Mae Cook, 82, of Orlando, Fla., died Friday, Nov. 23, 2012.  Mrs. Cook was born in Blakely Sept. 4, 1930, to the late Curtis O’Harrow and Viola O’Harrow. She was a member of St. More...

Hosie White Retired

Hosie White, 90, of Blakely died Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, at his residence.  Mr. White was born in Greenfront, Ala., April 12, 1922, to the late Tom Wesley White and Bertie Joiner White. More...

Bernice Rivers

Bernice Louise Flowers Rivers, 78, of Blakely died Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, at Early Memorial Nursing Home following a lengthy illness.  Mrs. Rivers was born in Blakely April 29, 1934, to the late Aaron and Maggie Flowers. More...