May 10, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Longleaf, county establish TECH Scholarship Fund

Early County and Longleaf Energy officials have signed a letter of agreement which will establish a $100,000 TECH Scholarship Fund. More...

Wastewater treatment upgrades discussed at May 2 council meeting

The Blakely City Council held a public hearing concerning wastewater treatment upgrades prior to their May council meeting May 2 at the City Annex. More...

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICES

051006-01 NOTICE GEORGIA, EARLY COUNTY PROBATE COURT More...

Community Calendar

WEDNESDAY, MAY 10 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

Join us in saluting our teachers

Dear editor: The Early County Board of Education and I join thousands of others during the week of May 7 13, 2006, celebrating National Teacher Appreciation Week. More...

Teachers need community support

Dear editor: Tuesday, May 9, 2006, is National Teacher Day. Thank a teacher for making public schools great! More...

Mumbles

Story of another gathering

I mentioned Roy Chalker's story about An All Day Hanging and Dinner on the Ground More...

Obituaries

Azzie Lee Hodge

Homemaker Azzie Lee Cotten Hodge, 82, of Jacksonville, Fla., died Wednesday, April 26, 2006, at Saint Catherines Nursing Home in Jacksonville. More...

Mary B. Davis

Homemaker Mary B. J a m e s Davis, 81, of B l a k e l y , d i e d Saturday, April 29, 2006, at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. More...

George E. Bates Jr.

Farmer/Carpenter George Edgar Bates Jr., 75, of Blakely, died Tuesday, May 2, 2006, at his residence. More...

Agriculture

Around the Farm & Home

Virus resistant tomatoes, peppers may aid gardeners

Among the things that keeps gardening interesting are each season's new challenges. Some, however, can turn into frustration. Tomato spotted wilt virus, for instance, has become the plague of many gardeners over the past few years. More...

Peanut industry speaks out for peanut program

Representatives from peanut growers, shellers, manufacturers and an economist all expressed concern to U.S. Senators regarding the national posted price issued weekly by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. More...

Burch wins Georgia Peanut Commission election

The Georgia Peanut Commission announces Tim Burch of Baker County as the new District One board member-elect for a threeyear term. More...

Campus

Love receives Japanese Exchange Program scholarship

Malanie Love, a junior at Early County High School, is a 2006 recipient of the Japanese Exchange Program Scholarship, sponsored by FCCLA and Youth for Understanding. More...

ECHS students attend math event at VSU

Forty-eight high school students and teachers from eight area high schools attended the 11th annual Sonia Kovalevsky Day at Valdosta State University Thursday, April 20. S.K. More...

COLLEGE NEWS

West Georgia The College of Education at the University of West Georgia honored education majors during its ninth annual College of Education Convocation Thursday, April 20. More...

Cap & gown time!

The Early County Middle School held an honors program Friday with Congressman Sanford Bishop as the keynote speaker. The Middle School graduation will be May 23 at 10 a.m. More...

Ray Knight Memorial Golf Classic

The 2nd annual Ray Knight Memorial Golf Classic will be played Saturday, May 20 at the Blakely Town and Country Club. More...

New parent resource center

Parents attending ECES Field Days May 15-18 can enjoy a cold drink and popcorn at the school's Parent Resource Center in the Pre-K Building. More...

Rampant unfounded rumors hampering law enforcement

There have been a variety of vicious rumors circulating the past couple of weeks intended to bring reproach upon Sheriff Jimmie Murkerson and a variety of other law officers. More...

73 years and counting

The Blakely Rotary Club held a special program recently to honor Raymond Singletary for his many years of service to Rotary. Mr. Singletary became a Rotarian in 1932, six years after the club was chartered in 1926. More...

Other News

Early County forestry rangers earn service award

The Early County Unit of the Georgia Forestry Commission has earned a prestigious award for serving community members. GFC Rangers from the unit were recognized at the 2006 Georgia Public Employee Awards Recognition Program, hosted by Gov. More...

Medicare part D prescription drug plans not subject to state regulation

With a May 15 deadline to join a Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan offering coverage for 2006, Insurance Commissioner John W. More...

From our Files

Blakely Corners welcomes new stores

May 23, 1996 EARLY COUNTY High School administration has made the decision to change the class schedules from the current schedule with seven 50-minute year-long classes, lunch and homeroom to three 90-minute semester long classes plus one 50minute More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Accept wisdom's invitation

Proverbs 8:1-5; 22-32 In an "everything goes" society, it is, sometimes, difficult to determine the existence of any kind of "moral compass." Without some kind of "guiding principle," the "controlling factors" of life "spin out of control." The life More...

The Gospel Truth

Believe in your heart and be saved

In the 1950s when television was just a baby, Walter Cronkite hosted a television program entitled "You Are There." It was a way of presenting history by putting the viewer right in the middle of an important event (like talking to George Washington More...

THANKS

"... Inasmuch as ye have done it unto the least of one of these, my brethren, ye have done it unto me ..." Matthew 25:40. More...

Society

BIRTHS

Connor Jeffrey Hall Jeff and Lindsay Hall announce the birth of their son, Connor Jeffrey Hall. Connor was born Jan. 24, 2006, weighing 8 pounds, 1 ounce. He was 20 inches long. More...

Blakely Housing Authority residents participate in new clean-up campaign

In an effort to develop community pride, the residents of Willis Cain, Baptist Branch and Cedar Hill communities participated in the Keep America Beautiful Cleanup campaign April 29. More...

BIRTHDAYS

Princess Savannah celebrates birthday Savannah Paige Amos celebrated her birthday April 29 with a princess party at her home with family and friends. More...