August 9, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

City mulls over security system

City clerk Mindy Crook requested approval at the Aug. 1 city council meeting to seek bids for a security system and cameras for city offices. More...

Peebles holds grand opening here

Peebles held grand openings for 28 stores this past weekend, including the new Peebles located in Blakely Corners here in Blakely. More...

Open house Thursday at schools

Early County Schools will hold open houses Thursday to give parents an opportunity to meet and greet their children's teachers. Open house at Early Elementary begins at 6 p.m. Open house at the high school begins at 6:15 p.m. More...

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICES

080906-01 NOTICE OF REGISTRATION OF TRADE NAME More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

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

Coach Borden wins one for America

In a ruling that has national implications for every athletic department in the country, a federal judge has declared that a coach has the right to take part in the age-old practice of "taking a knee." More...

Mumbles

He had courage to share

"It was in the sweltering South Georgia heat and humidity of August. The Blakely Bobcats were just days away from football camp at Kolomoki Indian Mounds State Park. More...

EDITORIAL

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Obituaries

Susie C. Wilson

Homemaker Susie Ceasar Wilson, 99, of Early County, died July 22, 2006. More...

Cora Lee Cleveland

Homemaker Cora Lee Johnson Cleveland, 72, died Aug. 3, 2006, at Palmyra Medical Center in Albany. More...

Society

Williams-Robinson

Plans have been completed for the wedding of Tangie Re'Shay Williams and Victor Euwaner Robinson. The ceremony will be Saturday, Aug. 12, 2006 at 6 p.m. at First Assembly of God. A reception will follow at Blakely Civic Center. Miss Williams is the More...

BIRTHS

Kayden Brooks Still Heather Brooks and Rusk Still proudly announce the arrival of their son, Kayden Brooks Still. Kayden was born July 10, at 7:28 a.m. at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, Albany. He weighed 8 pounds 1 ounce and was 20 inches long. More...

What is your role as a member of the wedding party?

A wedding can be a wonderful and memorable experience for all of those involved. That's why you ask friends or relatives to share in the event and serve in your wedding party. More...

Just in case there's a real emergency

NUCLEAR DRILL TO BE HELD NEXT WEEK

Local emergency management officials will be participating in a simulated transportation radiological incident exercise scheduled for Aug. 14-18. More...

Pre-K bulging at seams

Governor Sonny Perdue announced last week that 1,600 additional slots for Georgia's Pre-K program for the 2006-2007 school year have been authorized, bringing this year's total allotment to 76,600. More...

County continues 5311, approves rail spur funding

The Early County Commissioners approved a resolution Monday night continuing the 5311 transit program with RDC, who operates the program regionally with other counties in the area. More...

107!

Andrew Ranson is turning 107.

While growing up in Early County, working as a share cropper and retiring from the city, a hundred years have come and gone, and Andrew Ranson now passes time in the Early Memorial Nursing Home. More...

Bobcat fans invited to camp dinner

Adinner for Bobcat fans is being held Friday night at Camp Hicita during the Bobcats' first football camp in 29 years. More...

Bite for literacy

The days are buzzing by and the Community Spelling Bee is just around the corner. Seven teams are already chasing the title and there is room for more. The bee is scheduled for Aug. 26 at 6 p.m. in Mangham Auditorium. More...

Other News

Georgia shatters economic development records in FY 06

Gov. Sonny Perdue announced today that 254 economic development projects located or expanded in Georgia during Fiscal Year 2006. These projects will create more than 24,000 new jobs and more than $5.7 billion in new investment. More...

Kinchafoonee libraries receive funds

The libraries of the Kinchafoonee Regional Library System received a Vacation Reading Program Min-Grant for materials through the Georgia Public Library Service. More...

Play for cash during historic Westville's annual fiddle contest

Fancy this, fiddle fans. Historic Westville's 10th annual Fiddlers Contest will be held Monday, Sept. 4. The friendly competition will begin at 11 a.m. as skilled musicians fiddle around or play passionately for a chance to win cash awards. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

How generous are we with our blessings?

II Corinthians 8:1-15 Caring for the needs of fellow-believers seems to be one of the ways that the church of Jesus Christ is able to prove its genuine nature. More...

Let the Bible Speak

Christ offers peace, tranquility

Christ Jesus offers peace to mankind today. The world's motto has often been "Hate Your Enemy." Jesus teaches us that we are to love not only our friends, but also our enemies. More...

Bradys to perform

Providence Assembly Church at 3953 Cedar Springs Road will host an evening of southern More...

Agriculture

Climate forecast calls for more of the same in Georgia

If you don't like the weather we've been having in Georgia this summer, you probably won't like the forecast. The Southeast Climate Consortium's latesummer climate outlook for Georgia, Florida and Alabama calls for more of the same. More...

Perdue urges scaling up development of biofuels

Georgia could create a sustainable alternative fuel industry that could help wean the state and the country off of foreign oil by keeping agriculture strong, commercializing research and creating a retail distribution network, Gov. More...

NAP policy deadline

Aug. 15, 2006 is the final date to purchase a 2007 NAP policy for small grain and permanent pasture for grazing and hay for forage. Payment must be made at the time of application. The fee is $100 per crop type. More...

Campus

Smith named Student of the Year

Brent Smith, formerly of Edison, was recently named the Student of the Year at the annual convention of the Georgia Association of Physician Assistants in Sandestin, Fla. that took place from July 24-28. More...

COLLEGE NEWS

Troy University The Troy University Alumni Association, Dothan Chapter awarded more than $10,000 in scholarships during a recent ceremony at the Dothan campus. More...

Ivan meets Aubie on campus

War-r-r Eagle! is what Ivan Chandler told Aubie when he had the opportunity to visit the Auburn More...