August 16, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Bainbridge College begins semester with packed classes

Bainbridge College began its first semester at the Blakely site with a full house. To accommodate the 450 students enrolled, college officials added additional classes, including some at the Family Connections building adjoining the college campus. More...

'It was my office'

"It was my office," Ralph NeSmith told the News about the photo on the front page of last week's paper. Guesses of what the tower was included a silo, and an incinerator. More...

Tailgate kickoff Aug. 17

The community will rally around their teams' approaching football and softball seasons with a Tailgate Kickoff Aug. 17 on Court Square. More...

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICES

081606-01 NOTICE GEORGIA, EARLY COUNTY PROBATE COURT TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 16 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

Shedding crocodile tears

By Mary Matalin, longtime Republican political operative and Vice President Dick Cheney's adviser, seemed near tears on the Fox News Channel Tuesday night as adverse voting returns for Sen. Joseph Lieberman came in from Connecticut. More...

Mumbles

A time for some milestones

We had quite a gathering at our house this past weekend - all our children, all their children and all their dogs. More...

All That's Fit to Print

Flying high and dry

After British authorities arrested a group suspected of planning to blow of airplanes headed to the United States, I have been amazed at the reaction from media, travelers and politicians. More...

Obituaries

Harvey O. Brown

Retired Mechanic Harvey Olden Brown, 82, of Blakely died Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2006, at Fort Gaines Nursing Home. More...

Vivian M. Lofton

X-ray Technician Vivian McKinnon Lofton, 76, of Albany, died Sunday, Aug. 13, 2006. More...

Betty G. Gordon

Homemaker Betty Gean Garrison Gordon, 70, died Aug. 11, 2006, at Early Memorial Nursing Home. More...

Society

Prize winners enjoy Peebles' grand opening

Winners of Peebles grand opening prize drawings are, from left, Martha Johnson (Sag Harbor handbag), More...

Morton, Sipp exchange wedding vows

Molly Meriwether Morton and James Andrew Sipp were united in marriage at 7 p.m. on June 10 at the Pawleys Island Chapel in Pawleys Island, S.C. Dr. Walter Young Murphy of LaGrange performed the ceremony. More...

Logan, Clark vows exchanged

Jennie Crawford Logan and Henry Dowe Clark Jr. were married on Saturday, July 22, 2006, at the First United Methodist Church in Blakely. Rev. Martin Gray of Elba, Ala., officiated the 10:30 a.m. ceremony before family and close friends. More...

Drought relief sought

Some are calling it the worst drought the state's farmers have ever faced in a single growing season, and Early County Extension Director Brian Cresswell isn't disagreeing. More...

BOE compiling bus stop list for enforcement of sex offender law

Early County Board of Education members learned at their Aug. 8 meeting that the state will fund an additional pre-k classroom at the elementary school. The state will pay for a teacher, a paraprofessional and furniture for the classroom. More...

Awful turnout

Voter turnout was predicted to be light across the state for last week's General Primary runoff election, and it was. Only 22 percent of the states voters went to the polls in the July 18 General Primary. More...

EC2055 non-profit to support visions

Charles and Catherine B. Rice announced today that they have created Early County 2055, Inc., a nonprofit corporation that will support the revitalization, economic development and preservation of Blakely and Early County, Ga. More...

"Bee" for Literacy

The competition is getting stiff. Nine teams are vying for the title 1st Annual '"Bee" for Literacy' Community Spelling Bee Champion. The Early County Literacy Taskforce has left the hive and hit the pavement round More...

Future Now Aug. 23

Future Now, which conducts school assemblies throughout the Southeast, confronting students with the reality that, "the choices you make today will determine your future," will be bringing their assemblies to Early County next week. More...

Other News

Hodges reenlists while serving in Iraq

Spc.4 Casie Anne Hodges, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Danny Hodges, reenlisted in the United States Army in March while serving her second deployment in Iraq. She was administered the Oath of Enlistment by the U.S. More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive Daily Events August 21 - Rhythm band pratice 10:30 11:30. Lunch: Salisbury steak/gravy, creamed potatoes, Mexican beans, wheat rolls and an orange. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Do our actions reflect our words?

II Corinthians 9:3-15 The need in the city of Jerusalem (see Acts 11:2730) seems to have laid heavy on the heart of the Apostle Paul as he wrote this letter to the church at Corinth. 2 Corinthians 1:1. More...

The Gospel Truth

Let's re-commit to the things that matter

This is a story about them, us, and him. "Them" is the first New Testament church. "Us" is, well, us - modern day members of the church. "Him" is God the Holy Spirit. All three are mentioned in the book of Acts. More...

CHURCH NEWS

St. John Mill Place St. John Baptist Church, Mill Place will have its annual Men's and Women's Day Sunday, Aug. 20 at noon. Everyone is invited to attend. More...

Agriculture

Travel back in time at the Agrirama

Georgia Agrirama, the State's Living History Center, first opened to the public on July 1, 1976. More...

Pecan harvest could be smallest in years

Georgia's pecan harvest this year could be the smallest it has been in more than a decade, says a University of Georgia specialist. More...

Catalpa worms anglers' pick of horned caterpillars

Many Georgians are delighted when catalpa worms appear in their trees each summer. They're not so happy when other horned caterpillars show up in their gardens. More...

Campus

Bobcats return to Camp Hicita

Former Bobcats and coaches who attended the Bobcat Camp Dinner More...

Students receive dictionaries

ECES third graders received free dictionaries through a partnership More...

Kunesha Wimberly earns recognition for outstanding work with children

Kunesha Wimberly of Blakely has been awarded a Child Development Associate credential in recognition of outstanding work More...