March 6, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

GHA recognizes Pioneer efforts to improve patient care

Pioneer Community Hospital of Early has been named to the Georgia Hospital Association’s Hospital Engagement Network (GHA HEN) Safety Leaders Circle, which recognizes hospitals’ improvements in patient care during 2012.  Pioneer Comm More...

Honey bees come to town

Beekeepers were called in to capture a swarm of bees which had come to rest on the planter located on the southwest corner of Court Square Thursday. And a busy swarm they were... More...

Allen heading back to state spelling bee

Early County 5th grader Davia Allen will return to the state GAE Spelling Bee March 15. Davia was Early County’s first district winner last year and went on to finish in the final eight in the state spelling bee.  More...

Wreaths for Cancer auction

Everyone is invited to Pioneer’s 3rd annual Wreaths for Cancer silent auction Friday at Maddox Memorial Library. There will be a large of variety of beautiful spring and summer wreaths. Silent bidding will begin at 3 p.m. and end at 5 p.m. More...

Other News

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive

Daily Events March 11 — 10:30-11:30 - Rhythm band practice. Lunch: Chili with beans, whole kernel corn, green beans, wheat crackers, fruited Jello. March 12 — 10:15 - 11:00 Physical fitness. 11:00 - Wellness, Erin Willingham.  More...

Harris presented public service award

Lt. Col. Shawn Harris, native son of Blakely, was presented the Walter Coe Public Service Award at the 31st Grand Rapids Community College Giants Award Banquet Jan. 26, 2013.  More...

Organizing the chaos

House News

The legislature has passed the halfway mark as of this writing, the midyear budget is in a conference committee, and the big budget is being prepared for a House vote. More...

Religion

Understanding the concept of prayer

Sunday School Lesson

Daniel 9  More...

Environmental program at First Baptist Church

First Baptist Church in Blakely will present a program Sunday, March 10 at 2 p.m. about how faith informs our responsibility to care for the Earth.  More...

THANKS

The family of Shirley McMullen would like to thank everyone for the food, flowers, visits, cards, thoughts and prayers. A very special thank you to Pastor Keith Horn for a wonderful, heartfelt service. More...

Society

Unsung Heroes recognized at banquet

The Freedom Council honored three Unsung Heroes at the 9th annual Unsung Hero Banquet Feb. 23, 2013.  This year’s Unsung Heroes were Beauty L. Smith, Patricia Tinson and Travis Price.  More...

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Click on the banner to download a 2013 Peanut Proud T-shirt order form. The t-shirts are also available at the following locations: Birdsong Peanuts, Bank of Early, Brown Jewelers, First State Bank, Options, Vicky’s Custom Frames, and 3 Diamonds. More...

Spring Creek prescription assistance

In 2012, Spring Creek Health Cooperative provided assistance to 332 uninsured patients, including 84 new enrollees. More...

75 years & planting

Approximately 50 people braved cold, windy conditions Saturday to participate in the tree-planting program helping commemorate Kolomoki Mounds State Park’s 75th anniversary. More...

Arlington Depot renovation

“We believe in Arlington,” is the first line in the vision statement of Arlington’s Downtown Development Authority and it’s that spirit that has helped see one of the community’s projects through completion of its first More...

Spring Forward!

Set clocks forward one hour Saturday night! More...

Chuck Wagon Gang

Southside   Baptist Church will host the Chuck Wagon Gang Friday, March 8 at 7 p.m.  Everyone is invited to attend. There is no admission charge, but a love offering will be taken.   More...

Benefit golf tournament Saturday

Atwo- man benefit scramble will be held Saturday at Crooked Oak golf course.  Funds from the tournament will benefit the school junior golf programs at Early County, Miller County and SGA.  Entry fee is $150 per team. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6 FAMILY Connection Collaborative, noon, Family Learning Resource Center BIRTHDAY: Fred Forsee THURSDAY, MARCH 7 ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club BIRTHDAYS: Taylor M More...

Editorials

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Barreling through

Other Voices

I’m having a goodnatured disagreement with a friend of mine, who I won’t name for fear of embarrassing him. He’s a NASCAR fan.  I enjoy teasing him about his love for auto racing. More...

Hope springs eternal

All That’s Fit to Print

Hope is alive. I wonder sometimes, especially after reading the news or listening to the constant babble of politicians playing their wicked, hateful games.  Monday, I found hope in a little town in New York State.  More...

Obituaries

Bennie Ruth Booker

Bennie Ruth Booker, 57, of Blakely died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, at the University of Alabama Hospital in Birmingham, Ala.  Mrs. Booker was born in Orlando, Fla., July 2, 1955, to the late Rev. Jimmy L. Johnson and Sarah Johnson. More...

Willie Russell Jr. Homemaker

Willie “Dommy” Russell Jr., 61, of Blakely died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013.  Mr. Russell was born in Blakely Aug. 16, 1951, to the late Willie C. More...

Deacon George Retired

Deacon Willie George, 86, of Blakely died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, at Pioneer Community Hospital.  Mr. George was born in Blakely July 24, 1926, to the late Elder George and Bircher Brooks George. More...