April 26, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Senior center facing cash shortfall

The Senior Center on Meadowbrook Drive is busy place. Monday through Friday, anywhere from 50 to 70 senior citizens can be found playing games, having lunch, enjoying educational programs, exercising or just enjoying each other's company. More...

Kindergarten registration

Open registration for Early Elementary Kindergarten will be May 3, 4 & 5 at the Pre-K building on Freeman Road. Open registration is for students who are not already enrolled at Early Elementary. More...

EC2055 Charrette

Two days of public meetings have been announced by EC2055. More...

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICES

042606-01 NOTICE GEORGIA, EARLY COUNTY PROBATE COURT TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26 SECRETARY'S Luncheon at the Town and Country Club 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. More...

Editorials

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Dear editor, As many people are aware, the No Child Left Behind Act has placed an exceedingly high amount of emphasis on the Criterion Referenced Competency Test (CRCT). Students and schools are judged by the results of this test. More...

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Mumbles

A lot to be said about life

Life. Life is simple. Life's a beach. It's a wonderful life. Life can be hell. There's a lot to be said about life. More...

Obituaries

Ralph J. Balkcom Farmer & State Legislator

Ralph James Balkcom, 85, of Blakely, died Friday, April 21, 2006, at his residence. More...

Lester L. Holmes Jr. Clerk

Lester L. Holmes Jr., 47, of Blakely, died Monday, April 17, 2006, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan following a short illness. More...

Frances Stephens Homemaker

Frances Pauline Driver Stephens, 83, of Albany, died Monday, April 24, 2006, at Phoebe Putney More...

Agriculture

Around the Farm & Home

April brings carpenter bees to chew holes in homes

In nature, it's mating season. The birds are chirping and starting to mate. All the critters are doing their thing. And in April, out come the carpenter bees. More...

Research results: pick no peanut before its time

A peanut's taste has a lot to do with when it's harvested, says a University of Georgia professor. More...

Campus

State Board member Peggy Nielson to hold meeting on Georgia education

Are you interested in learning more about public education in Georgia? Do you have suggestions that may help Georgia lead the nation in improving student achievement? More...

End of course tests set at ECHS

Yearbook orders are due this week. If you want to make sure your high school student gets a yearbook, make sure and send $35 with them to school before April 28. More...

Open registration set for ECES kindergarten

Open registration for Early County Elementary kindergarten will be May 35 at the ECES Pre-K building. More...

Qualifying underway this week

Qualifying for candidates seeking a seat on the Early County Board of Commissioners is being held this week. More...

Five arrested Friday following drug bust

Five suspects were jailed Friday when local authorities executed a search warrant at 485 Liberty Street. "We had been receiving a good bit of information about drug activity at that location," investigator Will Caudill told the More...

Money order scams hit

The scam isn't new, but it is just now impacting citizens in the Early County area. Counterfeit postal money orders, which have been a problem for over a year, are now beginning to show up at the local post office. More...

Georgia's biggest Blue Cat caught in Early County

This 67-pound Blue Catfish caught below the George W. Andrews Lock and Dam on the Chattahoochee in Early County is a potential state record. The official record is currently 62 pounds. More...

Other News

Look what's Blooming!

Over 200 plant lovers visited Look What's Bloomin' at the Library on April 13. Garden and garden art supplies set up shop at the library and offered a look at what's happening the world of gardening for 2006. More...

Preschoolers celebrate Earth Day

These First Free Will Baptist preschoolers celebrated Earth Day Saturday by planting a tree at the home of Darian and Cathy Green. They were helped by pre-school teachers Cathy Green and Judy Brank; also Dottie Jones of Ace Hardware. More...

Habitat for Humanity to hold donor appreciation banquet

The Blakely-Early County affiliate of Habitat for Humanity will hold its first annual Donor Appreciation Banquet on Thursday, May 11. The event will be at the Blakely Town and Country Club at 7 p.m. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Strive to live by God's time

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8, 14, 15 God has allowed humans to have some grasp of the idea of "time." The divine perspective is always from the standpoint of "eternity." However, we can "handle" the small portions that we call "time" much easier than we can u More...

CHURCH NEWS

Providence Providence Assembly, 3953 Cedar Springs Hwy., will have a Fifth Sunday Sing, 6 p.m., April 30. Everyone is invited. A salad and sandwich supper will be served after the sing. More...

The Gospel Truth

The gospel story - it's a good story

God loves a good story better than anyone. That is why most of the Bible is written in narrative, or story, form. In the ordinary and sometimes extraordinary lives of real people, God has revealed himself to us. More...

Society

Grooms take active role in wedding planning

Weddings are full of references to the bride. More...

BIRTH

Luke Alexander Switzer Mr. and Mrs. William Hampton Switzer Sr. of Atlanta joyfully announce the birth of their second son, Luke Alexander Switzer. More...

Symphony of Murals' to be presented at Dothan Opera House

The Tri-State Community Orchestra presents the "Wiregrass Symphony of Murals Concert" on Thursday, May 4 at the Dothan Opera House. More...