September 6, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

What is the chamber doing?

What is the chamber doing? was the heading in the September Chamber of Commerce newsletter sent to chamber members. More...

Farley exercise critique

The Plant Farley radiological preparedness exercise scheduled for Sept. 13 will culminate at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 15 in the commission chambers at the Houston County Administrative Building on North Oak St. in Dothan. More...

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICES

090606-01 TAX LEVY FOR EARLY COUNTY, GEORGIA FOR THE YEAR 2006 More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 6 FAMILY Connection Collaborative, noon, Family Learning Resource Center More...

Editorials

Other Voices

Waging the word war

Newt Gingrich, rising in potential 2008 presidential ranks, wants a more resolute U.S. stance in what he considers the "Third World War." For example, he depicts failed efforts to broadcast the truth to Iran and North Korea. More...

EDITORIAL

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Mumbles

If only I could ask him now

Brown Film Festival in Dothan this weekend. The two-day festival will feature many of the late cowboy's western movies at the historic Opera House. More...

Obituaries

Wilson Johnson

Retired Wilson Johnson, 63, of Newark, N.J., died Aug. 25, 2006, in Newark. More...

Essie Merle Turner

Homemaker Essie Merle Turner, 90, of Blakely, died Aug. 30, 2006, More...

Marguerite Yaple

Retired Teacher Marguerite V. Yaple, 95, of Arlington died Sept. 2, 2006, at Calhoun Nursing Home in Edison. More...

Society

FaulkFortner

Mr. and Mrs. Venston Faulk, of Ashford, Ala., announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Kristi Leanne, to Jeffery Wayne Fortner, son of Mr. and Mrs. Aubrey Fortner of Plant City, Fla., and Ms. More...

BIRTHS

David and Tonya Gills of Edison are proud to announce the arrival of their son, David Wayne. He was born July 19, 2006 at 11:26 a.m. He weighed 7 lbs. 1 oz. and was 20 inches long. More...

Memorial display set for Sept. 11

September 11 will be the fifth anniversary of 9/11 in New York City. In observance of this historic tragedy the Clay County extension office, located at 107 E. Commerce Street in Ft. Gaines will showcase a memorial display. More...

Campus

Georgia's new curriculum ranked fifth and most improved

The state's new curriculum, the Georgia Performance Standards, is the fifth-best state curriculum in the nation according to a report released this week. More...

COLLEGE NEWS

Troy State University Angela Jones Welch, formerly of Arlington, earned an education specialist degree in elementary education from Troy State Univeristy. More...

G-P announces plans for Cedar Springs mill

For the past several months there has been talk about looming job cuts at the papermill in Cedar Springs. The company released news about changes at the mill last week. More...

EPD expected to issue power plant draft permits next week

The News has learned that the Georgia DNR Environmental Protecion Division is expected to issue the draft permits for the proposed Longleaf power plant in Early County next week. More...

The Festival...

Kolomoki Festival set for Oct. 14

The 36th annual Kolomoki Festival is scheduled for Oct. 14 at Kolomoki Mounds State Park. Sponsored each year by the Blakely Rotary Club and Kolomoki Mounds State Park, the one day event draws approximately 4,000 visitors to Early County. More...

Honoring our fallen heroes

Three local groups are planning a memorial service and marker to honor Early County citizens killed in World War I, World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. More...

Grass Roots art grants available

The Southwest Georgia Grassroots Arts Program (GAP) announces the availability of funding for arts events in Early, Miller and Seminole Counties. Since 1993 the Georgia state legislature has allocated these funds annually to every county. More...

Other News

Millionaire made in Blakely

Pipe fitter Franklin Ray Jr. recently walked in to a store and left as a milliondollar Georgia Lottery winner. Ray won $10 playing an instant game, and he used his winnings to purchase a More...

THANKS

A special thank you from the Future Now team. Our team was blown away by the response of our school assemblies in Early County. We saw over 1,700 students in the Early County School System. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

God has a divine plan for us all

Genesis 17:1-8, 15-22 After the flood, and the giving of the divine promise (Genesis 9:16, 17), the "cluster" of humanity was scattered (Genesis 11:8). The population grew. Yet, there was not a devotion to God, who had created the universe. More...

The Gospel Truth

Can you pass the test of faith?

What separates Christians from the rest of humanity is our faith in Jesus Christ. Our faith is a gift from God the Father. Our faith is a deep abiding in Jesus Christ, the Son of God. More...

Local Methodist pastor appears on DirectTV

Rev. Randy Spice, local United Methodist pastor and resident of Bluffton, was seen on DirectTV channel 337. TCT has over 6.3 billion viewers in over 170 nations including the U.S. and Canada. More...

Agriculture

GPC issues letter regarding disaster

"The 2006 peanut crop will go down in history as the most expensive crop ever produced," says Armond Morris, chairman of the Georgia Peanut Commission. More...

Jay takes home grand prize

Jay Glass participated in the Georgia Limousin Association Field Day on July 29, 2006 in Athens, More...

Georgia company raises $67 million in equity drive to build first 100 million gallon ethanol plant in the south

First United Ethanol LLC announced today that it has raised $67 million in its equity drive and received a conditional commitment from Southwest Georgia Farm Credit to fund the first ethanol plant of its kind in Georgia. More...

Sports

Wildcats nip Warriors 10-9

The opening night of the 2006 Warrior football season was an intense one in Damascus. The SGA Warriors were locked in a defensive battle with the Westwood Wildcats and the outcome of the game would be in doubt until the last play of the game. More...

Early County loses to Bainbridge 38-27

The Bainbridge Bearcats scored 28 third quarter points to break open a tight game and hung on to defeat the Early County Bobcats 38-27 Friday night More...