May 29, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Sheriff: “Curfew to be enforced”

Early County Sheriff William Price has instructed deputies to begin more strict enforcement of curfew laws. “Nothing good happens to our youth after 11 p.m. at night,” Price told the News. More...

Busy council meeting

Engineer Paul Simonton told the Blakely City Council at their May council meting the methane abatement project at the landfill was completed and “it’s running and showing us what’s really going on.”  The project was compl More...

Chamber membership drive

The Blakely-Early County Chamber of Commerce has kicked off the 2013 membership drive.  The goal is to grow the chamber and develop relationships with business and the community and educate them about chamber benefits. More...

Deal orders Bibles returned to state parks

Also joins push back against “Common Core”

Governor Nathan Deal issued two executive orders last week returning Bibles to state parks and protecting student data from the federal government.  More...

Other News

Koch Industries, Inc. donates to Oklahoma tornado relief efforts

Koch Industries, Inc. made an immediate $1 million donation to support relief efforts in Oklahoma following the tornadoes that devastated the cities of Moore and Shawnee, and other affected areas of the state last week.  More...

REUNION

The Cleveland reunion will be in Bluffton at the community center Saturday, June 1 at noon. For more info call Warren Cleveland at 723-5629 or William Cleveland at 372-4739.   More...

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Finding heroes

In the wake of the tornado that struck Moore, Okla., last week, many of the teachers at the two elementary schools that were hit are being hailed as heroes. And they certainly are.  More...

All That’s Fit to Print

What was the hurry?

The video clip of the bloody handed, knife and cleaver wielding London killer showed more than a raving madman. More...

Obituaries

Mary Elizabeth Shippey Retired

Mary Elizabeth Middleton Shippey, 93, of Morgan passed away Thursday, May 23, 2013, at the Pioneer Community Hospital of Early County in Blakely.  Her funeral service was Sunday, May 26, 2013, at 3 p.m. More...

Mary Sheffield Homemaker

Mary Alice Roberts Sheffield, 85, of Arlington died Sunday, May 26, 2013, at her residence.  Mrs. Sheffield was born in Arlington Aug. 14, 1927, to the late John Roberts and Jewel Davis Roberts. More...

Sara Willis Homemaker

Sara Dubose Willis, 85, of Blakely died Monday, May 27, 2013, at her residence.  Mrs. Willis born in Blakely Nov. 18, 1927, to the late Ezekiel Ashley Dubose and Mary Ella King Dubose. More...

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THE NEWS NOT CONTACTED WINDSTREAM ABOURT THE VALIDITY OF THE FOLLOWING EMAIL RECEIVED SHORTLY BEFORE 9 PM TONIGHT. HOWEVER, THERE ARE ENOUGH RED FLAGS IN THE MESSAGE TO GIVE ME CAUSE TO ALERT EVERYONE POSSIBLE AND ADVISE THEM NOT TO REPLY. More...

68 area students receive BSC diplomas

Approximately 375 students of Bainbridge State College received diplomas during the 39th graduation ceremony this month. The 2013 graduates were the first to earn their degrees under the institution’s new name, Bainbridge State College.  More...

BSC 5k, Fun Day

The   Bainbridge State College - EC Relay for Life team is planning a 5k, Fun Run & Fun Day June 1 at the campus on Harold Ragan Drive.  5K registration begins at 8 a.m. and the race starts at 9 a.m. More...

Relief to Oklahoma  Free Access 

The peanut industry, through Peanut Proud, Inc., is mobilizing to help families in Oklahoma who have suffered from the devastating tornadoes. More...

Community Calendar

Here & There this Week

WEDNESDAY, MAY 29  BIRTHDAYS: Eli Watson, Danny Day  THURSDAY, MAY 30  ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club  SWGA Regional Commission Council meeting, 6:30 p.m., RC Conference Room, Camilla  BIRTHDAYS: Hoyle McL More...

Early Memorial Nursing Home

~ Calendar of Events ~

June 1 - Devotional with Charlie Thomas, 10:15 a.m. June 3 - Celebrating Rocky Road Ice Cream Day, 2:30 p.m. June 4, 11 & 25 - Pet Visit with Dixie, 10:15 a.m. June 7 - Shopping in Dothan at Wiregrass Commons Mall, 10:00 a.m.  More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive Daily Events

June 3 — 10:30-11:30 - Rhythm band practice. Lunch: Salisbury steak, lima beans, mashed potatoes, wheat roll, Jello with fruit. June 4 — 10:15 - 11:00 Physical fitness. 11:00 - Wayne Coachman, Nutrition Education. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Be faithful to the call to witness

Isaiah 6  Worship is the show of religious devotion to a deity. Not all worship is directed in the proper direction — vertical. If worship slips into the horizontal direction, it has become idolatry. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Wesley Chapel  Wesley Chapel is hosting their annual revival services now through Friday, May 31 at 7 p.m. each night. Rev. Earl Hallmon is the guest speaker. Everyone is invited to attend.  More...

Campus

COLLEGE NEWS

Andrew College  Courtney Floyd of Blakely made the president’s list for the spring semester 2013 at Andrew College.  Undergraduate students earning a 4.0 academic average for the semester gain the distinction of being named to the pre More...

BSC pins 18 licensed practical nurses

Eighteen Bainbridge State College students successfully completed the licensed practical nursing program and were honored with a traditional pinning ceremony May 10 at the Student Wellness Center.  More...

Green named Georgia Scholar

Early County School System was recently notified that senior Dylan Green has been selected as a 2013 Georgia Scholar by the Georgia Department of Education.  More...