June 20, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Bridge repair on Hwy 62

The   DOT announced a lane closure on Highway 62 at the Breastworks Branch bridge just east of Blakely this week for repairs to the bridge railing. The repair should be finished Thursday, June 21.  More...

A+ legislators

Throughout the 2012 session of the Georgia General Assembly, legislators addressed a number of issues important to our state’s business community.  More...

New BC funding

Bainbridge College has been allocated over $1 million of new funding to help increase college completion rates. More...

Other News

State troopers have busy summer

The Georgia State Patrol is participating with other law enforcement agencies across the state for the “100 Days of Summer H.E.A.T.” campaign.  More...

Open house in Arlington

Ag Technologies, the oldest and largest precision ag company in the Southeast, held an open house at their new office in Arlington Friday.  More...

Ellis chosen for New Century Farmer Program

Randall Ellis from Blakely has been selected to participate in the 2012 New Century Farmer Program July 8- 14 in Johnston, Iowa.  Ellis is one of 50 outstanding young people representing 24 states who will participate in the program. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Recognize your responsibility to God

Deuteronomy 10:1- 22; 16:18-20  More...

CHURCH NEWS

St. Maryland  St. Maryland Missionary Baptist Church will have a rainbow of colors program Saturday, June 23 at 7:30 p.m. Pastor Perez Blackmon will be the guest speaker. Everyone is invited to attend.  More...

Society

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive Daily Events

June 25 — 10:30-11:30 - Rhythm band practice. Lunch: BBQ pork loin, apple and cabbage slaw, corn on cob, wheat bun, strawberry cup. June 26 — 10:15 - 11:00 Physical fitness. 11:00 Wayne Coachman - Nutrition. More...

Campus

Whitaker signs with Brewton-Parker

On Monday, April 30, 2012, family members, coaches, teammates, classmates, and friends gathered at Southwest Georgia Academy to watch SGA athlete, Kameron Whitaker, sign his letter of commitment to play baseball for the Brewton-Parker Barons at Brewt More...

COLLEGE NEWS

Union University  Three hundred fifteen students have been named to the Union University president’s list for the spring 2012 semester. Among those listed is Lara Carmen Meeks of Blakely.  More...

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Don't miss the candidate forum today!

  Candidates running for local office in the General Primary will be  participating in a forum today at 6 p.m. in the courtroom at the Early  County Courthouse. More...

CAUTION: Don’t put signs on right-of-way

“In the midst of this political season, Georgia DOT would like to clarify the laws that deal with signs along state routes and interstates,” states Georgia DOT District Engineer Joe Sheffield.  The DOT is cautioning candidates not to More...

Activities for kids

Children ages 7 to 12 are invited to competition cup stacking classes at Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library Monday, June 25 at 10 a.m.  Kennel club visit  More...

First of two forums Tuesday, June 26

Clerk of Court Five candidates vying for Sheriff BOE District 2

There is a two-way race for Clerk of Court to fill the office of retiring India Thompson between Helen Meeks and Emily Wilbourn.  Helen M. More...

Marcellous L. Jones honored

Blakely native and ECHS graduate Marcellous L. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20  CHAMBER of Commerce, noon, Chamber conf. room  BIRTHDAYS: Kodi Kidd, Reid Conner, Ronnie Willis, Sharon Riley  ANNIVERSARIES: Mr. & Mrs. Ken Toole, Mr. & Mrs. Bobby Johnston, Mr. & Mrs. More...

Editorials

Political Cartoon

Our Nations Most Transparent Administration”— Barack Obama, 2011 More...

Other Voices

Trash TV revived

I don’t usually get excited when TV decides to remake a classic show. More...

All That’s Fit to Print

Killing jars and tweezers

Evan has lost his fascination with mummies and now likes bugs. So, instead of a superhero mortician (he still loves superheroes), he will be a superhero entomologist.  More...

Obituaries

Leonard White Farmer

Leonard Allen White Sr., 84, died Tuesday, June 12, 2012, at the Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, Ala.  Mr. White was born Feb. 14, 1928, in Early County to the late Gordon Winston White Sr. and Grace Goocher White. More...

Shirley Mazzara Homemaker

Shirley Jean Louminec Beasley Mazzara, 64, died Monday, June 11, 2012, at the Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, Ala.  Mrs. Mazzara was born Jan. 22, 1948, in Blakely, to the late Collie Louminec and Ludie Widner Louminec. More...

Regina Toson Nurse

Regina Rae Toson, 60, of Blakely died Tuesday, June 12, 2012, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, Ala.  Mrs. Toson was born in Wichita, Kan., June 2, 1952, to the late Woodrow W. Wrenn Sr. and Minnie Ola Wrenn. More...