November 30, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Miller school board actions land schools on probation

The Georgia Board of Education held a hearing Monday in Atlanta to determine whether members of the Miller County school board should be removed from office.  The board voted to delay deciding whether to recommend the ouster of the board members More...

Farley to test sirens

“Siren tests should not be cause for concern.”

The Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant will run emergency siren tests of the company’s new emergency siren system between Dec. 12 and Dec. 16. More...

Other News

Why get your flu shot?

Georgia ranks near the bottom in vaccinations

Only 40.5% of Georgians were vaccinated against seasonal influenza in 2010-2011, according to a survey by the National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That puts the state at No. More...

Cell phone numbers go public

Readers are reminded that all cell telephone numbers are being released to telemarketing companies. As a result, you may start to receive uninvited sales calls, for which you will be charged.  More...

Energy assistance available

Georgia’s Energy Assistance Program will open Dec. 1, 2011, for all low-income households that meet the eligibility requirements for the program. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Be obedient to God’s call

It is easy for us to develop a twisted picture of the individuals whom we have come to know as “heroes of the faith.” These people were, really, just “ordinary people” who would listen closely to the divine instruction, and fo More...

The Gospel Truth

Half is never enough for Jesus

A little boy sits down with his sack lunch at school. His mother made his usual favorite, peanut butter and jelly cut diagonally in two, plus two big chocolate chip cookies. More...

THANKS

I want to thank everyone for their condolences and kindness shown to the family of Fred Molden during our time of bereavement. Each kind gesture served as a component toward the courage that we needed most to conquer this journey of sorrow. More...

Agriculture

USDA to gather year-end production numbers

As the 2011 growing season comes to an end the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service will contact producers nationwide to gather final year-end production numbers.  More...

Society

Floyd - Drake

Greg and Regina Floyd of Blakely and Carol Day of Blakely proudly announce the engagement of their daughter, Whitney Carol Floyd of Blakely, to Joey Alan Drake of Colquitt. More...

Make old-fashioned wood-look ornaments

Ingredients 4 cups flour 2 cups salt 2 Tbsp. dry mustard 1 -1/2 cups warm water  Instructions  Combine the salt and flour in a large mixing bowl  Gradually add the water, kneading until the dough becomes elastic  More...

Breaking News - 12/6/2011 8:04 PM

CITY RUNOFF RESULTS  Free Access 

Anthony Howard 1012  Ric Hall 473    Anthony Howard has defeated Ric Hall in the runoff election for the mayor of the City of Blakely. Howard received a total of 1012 votes to Hall’s 473. More...

Arlington must repay funds

State officials have confirmed what Arlington residents following the investigation into misspent funding for a summer food program for children had feared — city officials have to repay more than $85,000.  The council must repay $38,543 t More...

Holidays on the Square

This weekend will be full of holiday activities during the Holidays On The Square sponsored by the Blakely-Early County Chamber of Commerce.  “HOTS” activities begin Friday night at 6 p.m. More...

25 days until Christmas

Get in the Spirit Thursday

Lucy   More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 30  BIRTHDAY: Emily Davis, Lisa Collins, hanna Middleton, Sharon Godwin, Keith Brewer  THURSDAY, Dec. 1  Get in the Spirit Open House 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive

Daily Events Dec. 5 - 10:30 - 11:30 - Rhythm band practice. Lunch: Pork chop with gravy, cole slaw, lima beans, wheat roll, peach crisp. Dec. 6- 10:15 - 11:00 - Physical fitness. 11:00 - Sesame Robinson and Bradley Grantham - Singing. More...

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It begins too soon

I’ve made no secret of my belief that the Christmas season does not officially begin until Santa Claus is spotted in Herald Square at the end of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.  Thus, until the jolly ol’ elf is spotted on T More...

Mumbles

Thanks, and now the spirit

The faces have changed, but the smiles are the same. And, so too, is the reason the family flocks together each Thanksgiving — the food!  Just kidding! More...

Obituaries

Fred Molden

Bus driver

Fred Douglas Molden, 85, of Calhoun County died Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011, at Doctor Lake Healthcare in Jacksonville, Fla.  More...

Joyce Harrison

Teacher

Joyce A. Harrison passed peacefully on Nov. 12, 2011, days after her 80th birthday.  More...

James Henderson Jr.

Domestic

James E. Henderson, 49, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., died Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011, at Broward General Medical Center in Fort. Lauderdale.  Mr. Henderson was born April 16, 1962, in Blakely to Adge Pratt Henderson and the late James E. Henderson Sr. More...

Sports

Warriors honored

Four Southwest Georgia Academy Warriors were honored by the GISA this week for their performances on the football field this past season.  More...

Campus

ECHS seniors receive Work Ready scores

Early County High School seniors are ready to work. Seniors received their scores Nov. 1 for the Georgia Work Ready certification. Work Ready is an initiative to transform our state’s workforce into our number one competitive advantage. More...