July 19, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

206 true bills!

The Early County Grand Jury convened July 10 and returned 206 true bills (indictments) and 13 no bills. More...

Speed bumps for Butler, Ft. Gaines

The Blakely City Council met July 11 at the City Annex with Mayor Pro Tem Andy Smith serving in the absence of Mayor Ric Hall. More...

Shuttle service and bike paths

This is the ninth in a series of articles about the visions developed for Early More...

Gator day at Kolomoki State Park

Alligators will be the topic of the day Aug. 5 at Kolomoki Mounds State Park. Everyone will have an opportunity to talk to an expert and see a live alligator when the state park hosts Alligator Day, beginning at 10 a.m. More...

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICES

071906-01 GRAND JURY PRESENTMENTS EARLY COUNTY SUPERIOR More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, JULY 19 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

Freedom from "Big Brother" waning?

Real conservatives value their liberty and privacy. More...

All That's Fit to Print

How low is the bar?

I just read To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee for the umpteenth time. It is a book I read at least once a year. Sometimes I pick it up and just read a chapter. More...

Mumbles

Got to get this one right!

I don't remember the name of the movie, couldn't even Google it up on the computer. (It's okay to say that now, Google has been added to the dictionary.) More...

Agriculture

Around the Farm & Home

Understanding and treating fleas

Adult fleas spend their entire lives on the dog or cat. More...

Pine forests provide reliable solutions for energy independence

A study by scientists at the University of Georgia Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources has confirmed that new methods can successfully harvest significant amounts of forest biomass for energy production from southern pine forests without More...

UGA prof, student recording Georgia's great trees

Some people see a tree and think shade from the summer sun. Some remember climbing to the top in days gone by. Tim Smalley and his graduate student Sarah Thompson see a rich heritage and want to record it for posterity. More...

Campus

New teachers ready for new school year

Elementary School welcomes 8 new teachers ************ More...

Schools fail AYP

All three Early County School System schools failed to meet adequate yearly progress as defined by No Child Left Behind legislation. More...

Voter turnout light here

The voter turnout for Tuesday's General Primary was light in Early County. As of 3 p.m. only 636 voters had visited the polls at all 11 voting precincts. Only 173 had visited the voting booths at the Courthouse by lunch, only 248 at 3 p.m. More...

BOE adopts $17.5 million budget

The Early County Board of Education approved the system's FY 07 budget at their July 11 meeting at Early County Middle School. More...

Echols now 102

Mrs. Freedonia Harris Echols was born in Cedar Springs, July 6, 1904. Now living in Blakely, she celebrated her 102nd birthday this month. More...

A "bash" back to school

Students and their families are invited to attend the big Back to School Bash on the back lawn of Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library, today, July 19, 3 p.m.-6 p.m. More...

Early Idol

Locla vocalists still have time to sign up for the 2006 competion to find the "Early Idol." The deadline is July 22. Applications are available at Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library. More...

Other News

State tax-free holiday set for August 3-6

Gov. Sonny Perdue announced that Georgia teachers will be able to use their $100 gift cards during the state's tax free holiday. The 2006 tax-free holiday begins at 12:01 a.m., Thursday, August 3 and continues until midnight, Sunday, August 6. More...

Pilot Club installs 2006-2007 officers

The Pilot Club of Blakely recently installed new officers for the 2006-2007 year. They include Regina Jarrett as president, Marcia King as presidentelect, Dot Willis as treasurer, and Sally Storey as sec retary. More...

Teachers receive classroom gift cards

Georgia teachers will began receiving $100 classroom gift cards this week, Gov. Sonny Perdue announced today. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Receiving and giving forgiveness through Christ

Matthew 18:21-35 "Forgiveness"- to give up all claim for punishment (Webster) - is not part of most of the religions of the world. More...

THANKS

On behalf of A&A Transport and Doc's Hideaway, we would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for your participation in the recent poker run held for the Birmingham Children's Hospital in memory of Bailey Warr. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Mt. Olive M.B. Church Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate their 12th pastor anniversary with Rev. Willie Ross the fourth Sunday at 2:30 p.m. More...

Society

Mock, Cheek vows exchanged

Brittany LaRae' Mock and Joshua William Cheek of Blakely exchanged vows Saturday, July 8, 2006, at 7:30 p.m. during a private and lovely sunset ceremony on the water at Lake Walter F. George in Fort Gaines. More...

McElveen-Rackley

Mrs. Linda Gayle McElveen and Mr. Roland Taft McElveen Jr. of Sumter, S.C. announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Tina Gayle McElveen of Donalsonville, to Jason O'Neil Rackley, also of Donalsonville. Mr. More...

Smith-Ergle

Marilyn Smith of Leary and Mr. and Mrs. Paul Smith Jr. of Colquitt announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelley Lynn Smith of Albany, to Howard Paddock Ergle III, son of Mr. and Mrs. Darron Martin and Mr. and Mrs. More...