September 13, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Fatal hit & run accident

for an 18-wheel truck involved in a fatal hit-andrun incident here last week. More...

City junk vehicle ordinance unchanged

The Blakely City Council met Tuesday, Sept. 5 at 6 p.m. at the City Hall Annex. More...

Honoring our fallen heroes

Amemorial to honor Early County citizens killed in World War I, World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War is planned for Nov. 12. More...

Kolomoki T-shirt orders

Pre-order your Kolomoki Festival T-shirts through Sept. 15 and save $5. Shirts can be ordered at Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial at $10 and must be paid at the time the order is placed. Call 7233079 for more information. More...

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICES

091306-01 NOTICE PROBATE COURT OF EARLY COUNTY RE: PETITION OF Hubert C. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 13 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

I wish you could know

Dear editor: This is an email sent to me by my youngest daughter with the subject line, "read this daddy, thank you for everything. "I have always known she was proud of my chosen occupation, but this reinforced that feeling. More...

The price of gas and groceries ...

Dear editor, I feel that I am compelled to right this letter in disgust in how I feel that retailers in this community have been treating the citizens here in Blakely and Early County. More...

EDITORIAL

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Obituaries

James F. Sheffield

Construction Superintendent James Felton Sheffield, 76, of Austell died Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2006. More...

Vera Stovall-Austin

Vera Mae Murrell StovallAustin, 62, died Sept. 3, 2006 in Early County. More...

Crawford P. Swann

Entrepreneur Crawford Paul "C.P." Swann, 70, of Jamestown, Calif., died Sept. 4, 2006, in Sonora Regional Medical Center. More...

Agriculture

Drought poses danger to trees

Georgia's ongoing drought is having negative effects on shade trees and has caused a decrease in timber production for the past growing season, according to the Georgia Forestry Commission. More...

FSA News

Loan deficiency payments are available

Peanut Hay Loan Deficiency Payments Due to the recent drought conditions in the county, producers who have planted peanuts for harvest and decide not to harvest the acreage can receive an LDP payment if the acres are harvested for hay. More...

Dove hunting and agricultural practices

Hunters, farmers and land managers who do not understand the differences between legitimate dove field preparation and baiting in dove fields can seek clarification in a brochure titled "Dove Hunting and Agricultural Practices in Georgia" available a More...

Sports

Bobcats defeat Miller Co. Pirates 41-0

Early County evened their season record at 1-1 with an easy win over an over-matched Miller County squad, 41-0 Friday night in Colquitt. The Pirates fell to 0-2. More...

Terrell Academy trounces SGA Warriors

Ever had one of those days when everything you put your hand to turns to mush? One of those days when everything that can go wrong, does go wrong, plus some things that there was no way they could go wrong, but somehow they do anyway? More...

Watch for local gymnast on ESPN2

ESPN2 is doing a feature "Girls in Sports" to air next Saturday, September 16 at 11:30 EST. More...

Cattle processing plant, film industry company to locate in Early Co.

The Early County Development Authority met Monday afternoon and heard plans for two projects in Early County. More...

Henderson named to Chertoff's Homeland Security briefing staff

Gerradi Henderson of Blakely was appointed to the briefing staff of Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff in April of this year. More...

County consolidating green dumpster sites

Some county residents are already finding their familiar "green can" garbage dumpsters have disappeared and others will soon follow. More...

Lap Babies, Toddler Tales at library

Anew series of library programs for infants and toddlers is beginning Sept. 19 at 10 a.m. at Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library. Lap Babies and Toddler Tales are geared to increase language development and to support emergent literacy skills. More...

Other News

Video USA opens new store

Video USA owners Brent Williams and James Price are pictured cutting More...

Commodities to be distributed

USDA Government surplus commodity distribution will be held in Early County at Early County Neighborhood Service Center, Sept. 28, 2006, from 9 a.m. 4 p.m. If supplies last. More...

Mills wins gift basket

The Early County Health Department recognized August as "Breastfeeding Month" by giving More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Be assured that God remembers

Exodus 19:1-6; 24:3-8 Many events occurred between the establishment of the divine covenant with Abraham (Genesis 17:7-12) and the declaring of the Ten Commandments at Mount Sinai (Exodus 20:1-17). Isaac, the son of Abraham was born. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Zion Watch A.M.E. Zion Watch African Methodist Episcopal Church's annual revival services will be Monday, Sept. 18 through Friday, Sept. 22 at 7:30 p.m. nightly. The speaker will be Rev. Patrick J. More...

From the Pulpit

We need more than a desire to be good

Galatians 3:23-24 Now before faith came, we were held captive under the law, imprisoned until the coming faith would be revealed. So then, the law was our guardian until Christ came, in order that we might be justified by faith. More...

Society

McDonald Harrell

Mr. and Mrs. James M. McDonald, of Pelham announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Winifred Amanda, to Michael Shannon Harrell, son of Larry Harrell of Parrott, and Jenny Harrell of Dawson. More...

New programs for infants and toddlers

A new series of library programs for infants and toddlers is beginning Sept. 19 at 10 a.m. at Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library. Lap Babies and Toddler Tales are geared to increase language development and to support emergent literacy skills. More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive Daily Events Sept. 18 - Rhythm band to Nursing Home 10:15. Lunch: salisbury steak w/ onion gravy, creamed potatoes, Mexican green beans, wheat roll, orange. More...

Campus

Family Connection FACES celebrates another year

Family Connection FACES held its annual meeting Thursday, Sept. 7 at Magnolias on Main. Forty-nine collaborative members and community leaders gathered to enjoy dinner and celebrate the achievements of the previous year. More...

COLLEGE NEWS

Ga. Southwestern Don Braswell, 1999 graduate of ECHS, and Mandy Braswell, 2003 graduate of ECHS, were among students named to the academic acheivement list for summer semester. More...