May 3, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

McCoy charged with theft

Early County Middle School principal James McCoy has been placed on administrative leave by school officials. More...

Three candidates qualify

When qualifying closed at noon Friday only three candidates had qualified to run for county commissioner in the July 18 General Primary. More...

Sacred Concert Sunday

The Early County High Concert Choir and the Early Arrivals will present their annual Sacred Concert Sunday, May 7 at the First United Methodist Church at 3:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. More...

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICES

050306-01 NOTICE GEORGIA, EARLY COUNTY PROBATE COURT TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, MAY 3 FAMILY Connection Collaborative, noon, Family Learning Resource Center More...

Editorials

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Dear editor: By state law, members of the Georgia Board of Education are required annually to allow citizens of their district to voice comments and concerns about K-12 public education in Georgia. More...

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Mumbles

I just thought I was one

You will see the words, intense enthusiasm and vision in the front page article about the 2055 meetings held over the weekend. More...

Obituaries

Donald Mills Salesman

Donald Mills, 84, of Fort Gaines, died Friday, April 21, 2006, at the Fort Gaines Nursing Home. More...

Veda Rigsby Teacher

Veda Mulkey Daniels Rigsby, 79, of Camilla, died Wednesday, April 26, 2006, at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany. More...

Ronald Earl Taylor

Scaler Ronald Earl Taylor, 71, of Blakely, died Wednesday, April 26, 2006, at Early Memorial Hospital. More...

Society

Floyd-Hawkins

Keith, Whitney and T.G. Floyd of Blakely announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their mother, Angela Carol Floyd, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Billy R. Day, to James Alan Hawkins, son of Mr. and Mrs. James C. Hawkins of Fort Gaines. More...

BIRTHS

Michal and Nora Grey Smith Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Smith of Marietta announce the birth of their daughters, Michal Katherine and Nora Grey, born Feb. 24, 2006, at Northside Hospital in Atlanta. More...

Ford-Moreland

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County suspends Bostwick

The Early County Board of Commissioners placed road superintendent Bobby Bostwick on a 30day administrative leave with pay Monday night. More...

The annual National Day of Prayer will be observed Thursday, May 4. A brief prayer service will be held at noon near the south steps of the Early County Courthouse. More...

Lora Ann Sasnett named Secretary of the Year

Lora Ann Sasnett, center, is presented the Secretary of the Year plaque by chamber chairperson Janet Payton and chamber president Richard Crozier at the Secretary's Day Luncheon. More...

Middle School Honors

Congressman Sanford Bishop will be the featured speaker at the Early County Middle School Honors' Day program Friday. The program will be Friday at 9 a.m. at Mangham Auditorium. More...

Citizens share ideas for future

Over 100 citizens participated in "Economic Opportunities Weekend" in Blakely in preparation for the Early County 2055 revitalization effort. More...

Other News

Crafty seniors help fund center

The Senior Center on Meadowbrook Drive is a 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...

Bench warrant issued for illegal dumping

Early County Code Enforcement activity included issuing five permits for mobile homes, three permits for homes, two for additions, two for shops and one for a minor subdivision. More...

Sacred Concert set for May 7

The Early County High School Concert Choir and the Early Arrivals will present their annual Sacred Concert Sunday, May 7 at 3:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. at First United Methodist Church. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Seek the wisdom of God in your life

Proverbs 2:1-5; 3:1-6, 1318 It is easy for us to confuse "wisdom" and "knowledge." Obviously, knowledge can be acquired through education or experience. However, wisdom is not as easily obtained. More...

The Gospel Truth

Embrace a new covenant with God today

The modern church chooses to use inadequate words about God. Words reflect opinions and attitudes. So if our words are not biblical, our opinions and attitudes about God may not be biblical, either. More...

Let the Bible Speak

Christ offers contentment

Anxiety and fear is something that is common to all people. The world today is in a hurry. We have often seen this fast pace and wonder whether we are even going to make another day. More...

Agriculture

Around the Farm & Home

Keep poison ivy out of your landscape

Everyone who works outdoors with plants or goes hiking, camping, picnicking or other outdoor activities should be able to identify poison ivy. Failing to know it when you see it can lead to severe allergic reactions. More...

Quality of Georgia farmers' cotton crop improving

Several years ago, the quality reputation of Georgia cotton was in question. But a University of Georgia expert says it has improved. More...

Michelle Bruner Peace joins Country Mortgages by Farm Credit

Michelle Bruner Peace has joined the staff of Country Mortgages by Farm Credit as a mortgage loan originator in the Blakely office. More...

Campus

Early County FCCLA members attend leadership conference

Youth from the Early County High School chapter of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America recently participated in a weekend leadership training conference held April 20-22 at the Atlanta Marriott, Gwinnett Place in Duluth. More...

Early Arrivals travels to New York City

The Early Arrivals spent the weekend of April 20-24 in New York City sightseeing and performing. The group sang on the U.S.S. Intrepid to a very grateful crowd of spectators. More...

Willie Wimberly makes FCCLA history

Matthew Charles Ducati, son of Lisa and David Price of Hahira, Ga. and Bill and Necole Ducati of Blakely, graduated Dec. 10, 2005, from Valdosta State University with a bachelor of fine arts in theatre arts. More...