June 7, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Corps: Use caution on lakes during low levels

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has announced that reservoir levels at Lakes Walter F. George and Seminole are likely to remain low through the month of June. More...

Fishing Rodeo Saturday

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 Ranger Camps

Kolomoki Mounds State Park is providing three Junior Ranger Camps this summer for children ages 8-12. The junior rangers will learn about the environment and conservation, and participate in activities. More...

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICES

060706-01 NOTICE OF INCORPORATION Notice is given that Articles of Incorporation which incorporate CLENNEY INSURANCE OF BLAKELY, INC., have been delivered to the Secretary of State for filing in accordance with the Georgia Business Corporation Code More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7 FAMILY Connection Collaborative, noon, Family Learning Resource Center More...

Editorials

And now for some good news

By now Americans know the litany: The nation is engaged in a difficult and costly war in Iraq; Iran is trying to build a nuclear weapon; gas prices are high; the costs of reconstructing the Gulf Coast region are huge; illegal immigration is a major p More...

All That's Fit to Print

I say enough is enough

Right about now, a good many retired veterans as well as active enlisted men and women might be wondering if their personal information is for sale on the black market. They aren't alone. Customers of Hotel.com might be thinking the same thing. More...

Mumbles

The next few are tuff ones

Remember me telling you I was going on a diet. Well, I did tell you some time back. Still on it and just about to disappear! More...

Obituaries

Corine H. Pittman

Homemaker Corine Hubbard Pittman, 93, of Blakely, died Saturday, May 20, 2006, at Southern Regional Hospital in Riverdale, Ga. More...

Eleanor Hand

Seamstress Eleanor Spence Hand, 90, of Colquitt, died Sunday, May 28, 2006, at Miller Nursing Home. More...

Isaac Balkcom

Truck Driver Isaac Balkcom, 70, of Blakely, died Saturday, May 24, 2006, at Early Memorial Hospital. More...

Campus

Bagwell two-time national qualifier

Daniel Bagwell, a rising junior at Early County High School, qualified for and traveled to the National Catholic Forensic League tournament for a winning record in policy debate in Chicago last week. More...

Collier named district winner in Georgia Farm Bureau essay

Rhodes Collier was recently named the ninth district winner of the Georgia Farm Bureau Federation's Annual essay contest. Rhodes received a $75 cash prize for being the top winner from the Georgia Farm Bureau's ninth district. More...

COLLEGE NEWS

Troy University Jimmy Wayne Suggs was among more than 500 graduates who received diplomas at Troy State University commencement exercises. Suggs received a master's degree in education. More...

"The little girl" is fading

High humidity, thunderstorms expected

"The Little Girl" is fading, so a University of Georgia specialist says Georgians can expect the standard summer weather: hot temperatures with hit-or-miss thunderstorms fueled by high humidity. More...

Ward to head county avian flu committee

The Early County Commissioners met Monday night at the county administration building. Commissioners appointed Alida Ward, director of the Early County Health Department, to head up an avian flu committee. More...

A Signature Intersection for Arlington

This is the third in a series of articles about the visions developed for Early County during More...

Washington Park city pool is open

The Washington Park city pool is now open for the summer. It will be open each week from 12 noon to 6 p.m.Wednesday through Friday and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. More...

Other News

Grants available for wildlife habitats

Starting May 15, 2006 groups and individuals interested in converting brush-covered transmission areas into productive wildlife habitat can take advantage of cash grants up to $1,500. More...

Water levels projected to remain low

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at the Apalachicola, Chattahoochee, Flint Project management office in Fort Gaines announced that reservoir levels at Lakes Walter F. George and Seminole are likely to remain low through the month of June. More...

Georgia residents offered insurance assistance

Georgia residents with insurance problems or questions can receive assistance directly from the commissioner's office by contacting his insurance investigator working in this area. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Serving with spiritual wisdom

1 Corinthians 2:1-16 It is easy for any person to fall into the trap of wanting to "make an impression." We have swallowed the philosophy of "self-worth," and have allowed this idea to become the dictator of our actions. More...

CHURCH NEWS

The members of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church of Blakely will attend "The Crusade for Christ" convention at West Park First Baptist Church in San Antonio, Texas, June 9-11. More...

From the Pulpit

Let the Bible speak

The correct kind of foundation is necessary for the proper structure of any building. A good foundation is essential for a building to last no matter how adequate the construction. More...

Agriculture

FSA News

USDA announces loan rates for 2006 crop peanuts

USDA's Commodity Credit Corporation has announced 2006 crop loan rates for four types of peanuts. The announcement is a requirement of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002. More...

Society

Hobbs-Carroll

Mr. and Mrs. Carl Howard Hobbs of Leary are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Holly Haisten Hobbs, to Austen Davis Carroll, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Walker Carroll II of Valdosta. More...

Lightsey anniversary celebrated

Sam and Elsa Lightsey celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday, May 28, 2006, in the company of their children and grandchildren at the George T. Bagby Lodge in Fort Gaines. More...

Mitcham to compete in Tifton

Tiny Miss Early County Forestry Queen MaHaylee Mitcham, along with her mother Cliff Mitcham and grandparents, Mildred and Butch Mitcham would like to invite all friends and family to cheer her on in Tifton at the 67th annual Miss Georgia Forestry pag More...