June 12, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Rash of armed robberies  Free Access 

Suspects are considered armed and dangerous!

Area law enforcement authorities are warning business owners to step up awareness and caution in the wake of a rash of armed robberies in the tri-state area. More...

Colossal Coaster World

Announcing “Lifeway’s Colossal Coaster World!” First Baptist Church’s Vacation Bible School for ages K4 through sixth grade will be 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. June 17 - 21. Call 723-3448 for registration. More...

Cedar Springs GP Operations wins environmental award

Georgia-Pacific’s Cedar Springs Operations has won a 2012 Georgia-Pacific Environmental Excellence Award for its significant reduction of air emissions.  With a team focus on shared knowledge, Cedar Springs employees made critical progress More...

Other News

Crowdis Run planned for July 13

The 17th Dr. James H. Crowdis Run will begin at 8:15 a.m. Saturday, July 13. The 5,000 meter race will begin and end at First United Methodist Church on College Street.  The race is held in honor of Dr. James H. More...

Town Hall Meeting Blakely City Hall Thursday, June 20 at 6:45 p.m.

Does our community have the “gumption” to sustain it?

“the time has arrived for the community to pause and determine if it has the ‘gumption’ — spirit, initiative and resourcefulness — to sustain Peanut Proud.”  Statistical data and a windshield tour leaves litt More...

Create a peaceful and healthy sleeping environment

It is easy to overlook the benefits of a good night’s sleep. Without adequate rest a person can be left feeling irritable, distracted and sluggish. Those who repeatedly do not get enough sleep could be facing other health problems as well. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Focus on meaningful worship

Isaiah 29: 9-16  More...

CHURCH NEWS

Friendship Missionary Baptist Church will have their annual revival services June 17 through June 21 at 7:30 p.m. each night. Everyone is invited to attend. Zion Freewill  More...

THANKS

We, the family of Deacon Willie George, would like to thank each and everyone of you for your kind actions shown to us during our time of bereavement. More...

Society

Walker-Moseley

Mr. and Mrs. Bobbie Walker of Griffin, Ga., are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Carrie Ann, to Jonathan Curtis Moseley. Mr. Moseley is the son of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Dixon turns 5

Logan Chantel Dixon turned five years old June 11, 2013. More...

Moore celebrates retirement

Judy Moore retired Friday, May 31 after serving 20 years at Kolomoki Mounds State Historic Park. Pictured, from left, are Larry Blankenship, Judy Moore, Eric Bentley and Matt Bruner. More...

Breaking News - 6/12/2013 1:34 PM

CORRECTION!!!!!  Free Access 

Sheriff Glass death ruled an accident

ATTENTION! The following update was posted to our website incorrectly stating Sheriff Buddy Glass' death was ruled a suicide when his death had been ruled accidental. It was not out of ignorance, but rather an inadvertent typo error. More...

Breaking News - 6/12/2013 1:17 PM

UPDATE: Miller sheriff Buddy Glass found dead  Free Access 

Authorities are investigating the death of Miller County Sheriff H.E. “Buddy” Glass who was found in a pond at his home on Three Notch Road Saturday morning. Glass’s wife called 911 around 7:45 a.m. More...

“The Hub” open house June 20

Everyone is invited to a ribbon-cutting for “The Hub” in Arlington Thursday, June 20 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.  The Hub is a new event facility in a renovated building on Highland Avenue near the traffic light. More...

Here come the mosquitoes!

Still stinging from recent droughts, with thirsty crops now in the ground, most area farmers — along with everyone else — have welcomed the recent rainfall.  There can be a price to pay, however... More...

Fireworks, patriotic concert June 30

The combined choirs of the Bethel Baptist Association will perform “Indivisible, One Nation Under God,” an evening of patriotic music Sunday, June 30 at 7 p.m. More...

Community Calendar

Here & There This Week

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12  LIONS Club, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club  VACATION Reading Club, Southeast Alabama Kennel Club, 3 p.m., Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library  BIRTHDAYS: Daniele Aguilar  THURSDAY, JUNE 13  ROTARY C More...

Early Memorial Nursing Home

~ Calendar of Events ~   More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive

Daily Events June 17 — 10:15-11:00 - Rhythm band at Nursing Home. Lunch: Meatloaf w/ sauce, lima beans, tossed salad, garlic bread, fresh fruit. June 18 —10:15- 11:00- Physical Fitness 11:00- Show and Tell. More...

Editorials

Other Voices

Losing liberty

The revelation last week that the National Security Agency essentially is spying on millions of innocent Americans concerns me for a couple of reasons.  More...

All That’s Fit to Print

I’ve got it covered

Several years ago, a mockingbird fell out of its nest outside my office. The little bird’s parents kept vigil over the little bird and brought it food and whatever else a little baby bird needs. I didn’t try to assist. More...

Mumbles  Free Access 

IRS? Tip of the iceberg

Edward Snowden. Recognize the name? If not, too bad. He could easily know everything about you! More...

Obituaries

David Cowan

Self-Employed  David Cowan, 54, of Blakely, died in an automobile accident Wednesday, June 5, 2013, in Webb, Ala.  More...

Marie Swann Homemaker

Marie Caffey Swann, 85, of Blakely, died Thursday, June 6, 2013, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, Ala.  Mrs. Swann was born in Darling, Miss., Dec. 7, 1927, to the late Winston Caffey and Bobbie Lou Fenner Caffey. More...

Vickie Carroll Homemaker

Vickie Ann Carroll, 60, of Blakely, died Saturday, June 8, 2013, at her residence.  Mrs. Carroll was born in Pinellas County, Fla., March 27, 1953, to the late John Lee Register and Betty Jean Smith Register. She was a homemaker.  More...

Campus

Rolling Out the Honors

Early County  Elementary School  More...

Keeping kids active once the school year ends

In many ways, today’s kids have busier schedules than any previous generation of youngsters.  Many extracurricular activities, including sports, require a nearly year-round commitment, and the dualincome household has landed many kids in More...

WHS reunion set for July 6

The Washington High School class of 1970 will have their 43rd class reunion July 6, 2013, at the Civic Center. More...