August 23, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Dove season!

Many of Georgia's hunters consider the opening of dove season as the "kickoff" to the fall hunting season. That kickoff is less then two weeks away. More...

Going long again

J.D. Murkerson earns spot in world long drive championship

J. D. Murkerson will return to the RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship again this year which will take place at the Palms Golf Club in Mesquite, Nev. on Oct. 24-28. More...

Disaster declaration approved

Georgia farmers received welcome news Tuesday afternoon as the United States Department of Agriculture granted Governor Sonny Perdue's request for a primary disaster designation for 155 counties based on production losses due to drought and excessive More...

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICES

080906-02 NOTICE STATE OF GEORGIA COUNTY OF EARLY TO ALL DEBTORS AND CREDITORS OF EVELYN M. BALKCOM: More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23 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

Would Romney be the 'wrong' right Republican for president in 2008?

Make no mistake about it. Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is quickly becoming the GOP "establishment" candidate for president in 2008. And that may not be such a great thing. More...

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All That's Fit to Print

Too many loose ends

I do not like the television commercial in which a man parachutes to his car. It is an automobile commercial. I don't even know what car the commercial is promoting. Actually, I think it might be an SUV. That would make more sense. More...

Obituaries

Elizabeth Williams

Homemaker Elizabeth Ruth Hall Williams, 102, of Colquitt died Aug. 15, 2006, at Miller County Hospital. More...

Louise G. Jones

Homemaker Louise Gordon Jones, 91, died Aug. 17, 2006, at Westside Terrace in Dothan. More...

James H. Williams

Retired Farmer James Henry Williams, 82, died Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2006, at Early Memorial Nursing Home in Blakely. More...

Society

BIRTH

Robert and Michelle Brunson of Damascus announce the birth of their twins. Hayden Lee weighed 4.2 pounds and Haylee Grace weighed 3.11 pounds. They were born July 13, 2006 at Phoebe Putney Hospital in Albany, Ga. More...

Bush-Sealy

Sarah and Lamar Bush announce the engagement of their daughter, April Angenette Bush, to Ramon Tyre Sealy, son of Alex Sealy and Martha Smith. More...

Miss Mayhaw pageant planned for Sept. 9

Make plans to attend the 24th National Mayhaw Festival Pageant. Tiny, Miss, Little Miss, Junior Miss, Teen Miss and Miss National Mayhaw Festival contestants will compete for the Mayhaw Festival Queen titles. More...

Elementary school wins AYP appeal

Early County School System officials received word last week that Early County Elementary School did make AYP. The system had appealed an earlier ruling that the school did not meet AYP requirements based on scores of students with disabilities. More...

Adult Spelling Bee for literacy Saturday

Ten teams of spellers are hard at work preparing for Early County's first adult spelling bee. The event is scheduled to begin Saturday, Aug. 26, at 6 p.m. at Mangham Auditorium. More...

Are you ready?...

...sound off!

Above, the Early County Middle School cheerleaders help get the spirits going during last week's Tailgate Kickoff on Court Square. More...

Disturbing land? Better get certified!

It is estimated that approximately 10,000 more people involved in land disturbing activities across the state need to be certified before the Dec. 31, 2006. Nearly 13,000 people have already been certified. More...

Landfill closing Saturdays

There is an ad in this week's News announcing that the Blakely/Early County landfill will no longer be open on Saturday mornings. There will be green cans available outside the landfill gates for household garbage. More...

Future Now tonight

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 presenting an evangelistic youth event at Mangham Auditorium tonight, More...

Other News

Dollar Zone opens doors

One of Blakely's newest businesses celebrated its opening with a ribbon More...

GeorgiaCares warns Georgians about sweepstake scam

The GeorgiaCares Senior Medicare Patrol project wants to warn Georgia's seniors and others to be aware of the El Gordo Spanish Sweepstake lottery scam which claims that the recipient has won money in an international lottery. More...

Share the joy of books with children

Children who are avid readers obtain many benefits from their literary prowess. Through reading, vocabulary is expanded and an understanding of grammar and word usage is learned, among other educational lessons. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

We must serve God faithfully

II Corinthians 12:1-10 The Heavenly Father - the Creator of the universe - has a way of speaking to the heart of each individual. Titus 3:11. More...

The Gospel Truth

Don't deny your call to worship

Steven Spielberg made a name for himself in the 1970's when he directed his second movie, "Jaws." However, it was his third movie that earned him his first Oscar nomination. More...

Mt. Gilead Baptist Church shows pastor appreciation

Sunday, Aug. 20, following the 11 a.m. 90 well-wishers attended the Pastor Appreciation Day celebration for Rev. Ralph Estes, pastor of Mr. Gilead Baptist Church in Fort Gaines. More...

Agriculture

Educating families on the hazards of chemicals

A father hugs his daughter after a long day of work. A mother washes a load of clothes. A child plays dress up in mommy's or daddy's work clothes. More...

Beneficial bugs naturally eliminate pests

About 50 men and women crowded around University of Georgia entomologist Kris Braman as she demonstrated how quickly a pair of tiger beetles attack and devour an armyworm. The group's attraction wasn't just morbid curiosity. More...

Campus

Pritchett begins service as area FFA officer

Haley Pritchett, a member of the Early County FFA chapter, began her term as the area reporter Aug. 4-5, when the Georgia FFA area officers met for the Area Officer Training Conference. More...

Crowdis graduates VSU

On July 29, Jenny Leah Crowdis graduated from Valdosta State University with a master's of science in marriage and family therapy. More...

Early County students to attend media festival

This year the International Student Media Festival will be Oct. 10-13 in Dallas, Texas. More...