April 5, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Secretaries' luncheon

Ladies, make plans now to attend the Professional Administrator%27s Day luncheon April 26 at the Blakely Town and Country Club. The luncheon will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Tickets are available at the Chamber of Commerce for $12 each. More...

Longleaf scholarship fund announced at county meeting

Longleaf Energy Associates is making an investment in the college education of local students through the establishment of a college scholarship fund. More...

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICES

031506-01 IN THE JUVENILE COURT FOR THE COUNTY OF EARLY More...

Community Calendar

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5 12-STEP substance abuse meeting, 8 p.m., Hope House Ministries, 459 Bay St. For info call Min. James Robinson at 229-359-0088 More...

Editorials

House News

Budget deal reached in session's final hours

Holding with tradition, the final gavel of the 2006 session of the Georgia General Assembly came down just before midnight on Thursday, the 40th and final day for consideration of legislation this year. More...

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Mumbles

Got a job? Just dig into it!

Do you have one of those projects you just keep putting off? One of mine was replacing several pop-up sprinkler heads in Judy%27s front yard. More...

Obituaries

Howard Davenport

Businessman Howard Henry Davenport, 98, of Blakely, died Thursday, March 30, 2006, at Early Memorial Nursing Home. More...

Beulah Black

Homemaker Beulah Vashti Smith Black, 94, of Edison, died Friday, March 31, 2006, at Calhoun County Hospital in Arlington. More...

Agriculture

Peanut farmers testify at farm bill hearing in Georgia

"The domestic marketplace has seen a healthy increase in demand from consumers and production growth for producers, but this has not been the case for the peanut export market," says Donald Chase, peanut farmer from Macon County, Ga. More...

Scientists find bacteria that can kill listeria

University of Georgia scientists have found bacteria that kill listeria in processing plant floor drains, where the pathogen is known to settle and multiply. More...

Farm Credit customers receive patronage checks

Customers of Southwest Georgia Farm Credit just received checks totaling $3.6 million representing the cash portion of the $7.2 million 2005 patronage distribution. More...

Campus

FCCLA brings home the gold

Elizabeth Avent, Erica Harris and Brittany Moulton brought home gold medals from STAR events competition March 19 in Ocilla. More...

Bainbridge College honors GOAL nominees

Bainbridge College honored six outstanding students in the Technical Studies Division - including three from Early County. More...

Scholarships available at TSU-Dothan

The Troy University Alumni Association Dothan Chapter is accepting applications for scholarships. More...

Child Abuse Awareness

We can help protect our children April is Child Abuse Awareness Month in Georgia. Locally, two agencies focus efforts on offering preventation programs and developing community awareness of the signs of child abuse and neglect. More...

Sting nets 38 drug suspects

Meth labs found in Confederate Naval Yard and Jakin More...

Look What's Bloomin' at the Library

Mark April 13 as a good time to drop by Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library to see what%27s blooming. The library%27s annual "Look What%27s Bloomin%27 at the Library" is on tap for 11 a.m.2 p.m. More...

EC2055 reception Thursday

Lisa Satterfield Collins has been appointed Project Manager for Early County 2055. A reception is planned for Ms. Collins April 6, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. at Funny Girl. The community is invited to attend and meet Ms. Collins. More...

"Look, listen and live"

If you%27re a motorist, Norfolk Southern urges you to "look, listen and live" whenever you approach a highway-rail grade crossing. More...

Other News

Secretaries' luncheon planned

Ladies make plans now to attend the Professional Administrator%27s Day luncheon April 26 at the Blakely Town and Country Club. the luncheon will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Chamber of Commerce at $12 each. More...

From our Files News from the past

Tedder selected top vocational student in state

April 18, 1996 EARLY COUNTY High School senior Jackie Tedder has been selected as the top vocational student in Georgia in the AllAmerican Vocational Students award program. She is one of 50 students chosen to represent their states in the program. More...

Conner grows hair for 'Locks for Love'

In March 2003 Ben Conner%27s grandmother, Peggy Conner, died of cancer. A month later his grandfather, Mitchell Conner, died. Before his granddaddy%27s funeral, Ben was told he was getting his hair cut - but he had another idea. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

There's hope for all who trust in God

Job 14:1, 2, 11-17; 32:6, 8; 34:12; 37:14, 22 As we read of the experience of Job, it is easy for us to see how this man would have been discouraged. More...

The Gospel Truth

What kind of Christianity have you embraced?

I don%27t understand New Orleans, but I%27ve always been fascinated by it. It is a city modern and historical, rich and poor, black and white. More...

From the Heart

Jesus washes away our sins

One night in a church service a young woman felt the tug of God at her heart. She responded to God%27s call and accepted Jesus as her Lord and Savior. The young woman had a very rough past, involving alcohol, drugs, and prostitution. More...

Society

Morton-Sipp

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Stanford Morton of LaGrange announce the engagement of their daughter, Molly Meriwether Morton, to Dr. James Andrew Sipp, both of Atlanta. More...

Harrell-Stewart

Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Harrell of Whigham proudly announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Talia Ann, to John Michael Stewart of Moultrie, son of Denise Stewart of Blakely and the late Jack Stewart. More...

Picture worth 1,000 words

If a picture is worth 1000 words, the looks on these boys%27 faces says it all. Clark Logan, left, and Taft Logan, right, made their catches in Lake Louise on a recent Sunday morning. More...