May 31, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

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Maverick Tubing to remain open Maverick Tubing vice-president and general manager Scott Harris told employees Tuesday afternoon that the Cedar Springs plant would not be closing as planned. More...

Kids Fishing Rodeo

Kolomoki Plantation 3rd annual

Hey kids, bring a little heavier fishing gear to the Kolomoki Plantation Fishing Rodeo June 10. There are some big fish in the pond this year! More...

Junior Rangers Camps

Kolomoki Mounds State Park is providing three Junior Ranger camps this summer for children ages 8-12. More...

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICES

053106-01 LEGAL NOTICE OF ADVERTISEMENT The Georgia Department of Community Affairs, which administers the Section 8 Rental Assistance Program, will accept requests for applications for the Early County waiting list from the first 50 eligible fami More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, MAY 31 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

Other Voices

About Georgia's race for Lt. Governor

I've been interviewed for nearly as many stories about Ralph Reed as I've read. More...

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Mumbles

Welcome the good news days

Overall it's been a good news day for our community. More...

Obituaries

Martha Williams Martha Dean Hicks Williams, 78, of Blakely, died Thursday, May 18, 2006. More...

THANKS

We are so grateful for all the prayers, phone calls, visits, cards and love expressed to us during this time of illness and sorrow in the passing of Bobby. More...

Society

Just Jakin

Spending Sundays with grandma

I've been told that in the days of country living of our grandparents' childhoods, the weekend had a special meaning all of its own. It was a time leading up to that Sunday morning going to church. Granny would be preparing the cake. More...

Pope-Hill

Jim and Tammy Pope of Fort Gaines are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Mallory Melisa Pope, to William MacFarland Hill, son of Bloise and Lucinda Hill of Fayetteville, Ga. More...

Junior Ranger camp offered at Kolomoki Mounds

Kolomoki Mounds State Park is providing three exciting junior ranger camps Mondays through Thursdays. More...

Campus

ECES students attend good character cinema

Every four and a half weeks, students in grades pre-k through fifth grade, who exhibit good character, are chosen to attend the Good Character Cinema. More...

Rish graduates with masters

Robert Preston Rish of Arlington graduated Saturday, May 13 from the graduate school of the University of Georgia with a master's of arts degree in international affairs. More...

COLLEGE NEWS

ABAC Reginald T. Rainge of Blakely graduated from Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College May 9. He received an associate degree in human services technology. More...

Longleaf draft permits completed by EPD

PUBLIC HEARING TO BE SCHEDULED

The Environmental Protection Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources is expected to announce today that the draft permits for the proposed Longleaf coal-fired plant have been issued. More...

25 turn tassles at SGA

Twenty-five members of the Class of 2006 received their diplomas Thursday night at the Southwest Georgia Academy commencement exercises in Damascus. More...

A Trade Village Gateway for Jakin?

This is the second in a series of articles about the visions developed for Early County during the recent charrette planning process held by Early County 2055. More...

Magician to perform at the library

Magician Ken Scott kicks off the summer program at Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library at 3 p.m. Thursday, June 1. Scott's rib-tickling magic and stories offers a great time for all ages. More...

Other News

Habitat for Humanity holds banquet

The Blakely-Early County affiliate of Habitat for Humanity held its first Donor Appreciation Banquet May 11 at the Blakely Town and Country Club. More...

CDL holders to receive Highway Watch training

A new Georgia law requires that all holders of commerical driver's licenses go through one-hour of safety and security training, known as Highway Watch, before getting their license renewed. More...

Cooling assistance program available June 1

A cooling assistance program will open June 1 for eligible low income households. Priority intake for elderly and homebound households will be June 1 through June 9. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

We must serve the Lord in unity

I Corinthians 1:10-17 The Apostle Paul addressed a - often unspoken - question as he began his letter to the church at Corinth. He, and his team, had preached the gospel in this pagan city, and established the church. Acts 18:1-21. More...

The Gospel Truth

There's a lot of 'no' in the gospel

Most of the time, love says "yes." Will you marry me? Mommy, will you play a game with me? Daddy, can I have some money? More...

CHURCH NEWS

True Love M.B. True Love Missionary Baptist Church will host its annual revival during the week of June 5 9. The guest minister for the week will be Minister Millie Rambeau of Live Oak Church, Donalsonville. More...

Agriculture

Radio frequency identification chips come to cattle

After growing up on a cattle ranch, John Hassell became an electrical engineer specializing in wireless technology. So he feels doubly qualified to offer this warning about the system taking shape to track cattle across America: It won't work. More...

Peanut famers approve GPC

Georgia peanut farmers reaffirmed the Georgia Peanut Commission by a vote of 82 percent during the recent referendum, held April 15 through May 15. More...

George T. Bagby to host Junior Ranger camp June 26-30

George T. Bagby State Lodge Park will host their third annual Junior Ranger camp June 26 to June 30. The camp will be from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. More...

Sports

SGA recognizes sportsmanship at banquet

Boys All-Region baseball are, from left, freshman Miles Lee, junior Russ Williams, sophomore Michael Fincher and junior DJ Simpson. More...

COLLEGE NEWS

Valdosta University Erin Elizabeth Jansen graduated with a masters of social work degree from Valdosta State University May 6. More...

Duke receives millennium award

Walter Duke, a Houston County High School graduate from Blakely, was recognized during a recent dinner as the recipient of a Troy University Millennium Scholar's Award, which provides a full academic scholarship to students having a minimum 31 ACT sc More...