September 27, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

$498,691 CHC grant

Governor Sonny Perdue joined more than 500 citizens representing 104 Georgia communities at the 2006 State Community Development Block Grant Workshop and Awards Ceremony. More...

F.A.M.I.L.Y Rules

Mark your calendar for Monday night, Oct. 2 and plan to attend a new series of parenting classes at Early County Family Connection's Family Learning Center on Harold Ragan Blvd. Positive Parenting With a Plan begins at 7 p.m. More...

Chamber decoration contest

The Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a Fall decoration contest to help merchants make it look and feel a lot more like autumn in Blakely. More...

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICES

092006-01 NOTICE Notice is given that articles of incorporation which will incorporate BONNER SCARBOROUGH VENTURES, INC., will be delivered to the Secretary of State for filing in accordance with the Georgia Business Corporation Code. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 27 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

A failure of governance

WASHINGTON - Sen. Lindsey Graham, a firstterm conservative Republican from South Carolina, has been at the core of protracted disagreement between President Bush and Republican senators over U.S. treatment of captured terrorists. More...

EDITORIAL

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Mumbles

Friday night emotions

"I can feel it coming in the air tonight, oh Lord. And I've been waiting for this moment for all my life, oh Lord..." the lyrics of Phil Collins' song kind of go down hill after that, but the sound of the song can stir emotions. More...

Obituaries

Esther Tiesler

Esther L. Qualls Tiesler, 79, of Zephyrhills, Fla., died Sept. 9, 2006, in Tampa. More...

Enoch L. Perkins

Enoch Loren Perkins, 89, of Blakely died Sept. 18, 2006, at Early Memorial Hospital. More...

Nina P. Paul

Nina Palmer Paul, 78, of Bainbridge died Sept. 18, 2006, at her residence. More...

Society

Tew-Nichols vows exchanged

April Vanessa Tew and Christopher Bryan Nichols exchanged wedding vows Saturday, Sept. 23, 2006, at 3:30 p.m., at the Gassaway Mansion in Greenville, S.C. More...

BIRTHS

Ben Wall is proud to announce the arrival of his sister, Anna Jane, born Sept. 14, 2006. Their parents are Eve and Al Wall. More...

Historical books for sale

The Early County Historical Society has all three volumes of More...

Campus

Local FFA members in tractor competition

The Early County FFA held their local tractor operations contest Sept. 7 to determine who would represent the chapter in area competition. Ten members participated at the local competition. The top three scores advanced to the area competition. More...

Houston graduates ABAC Police Academy

Nartonya P. Houston of the Arlington Police Department was among 22 individuals who recently received certificates at graduation exercises for the 212th session of the South Georgia Police Academy Basic Mandate Class at Abraham Baldwin College. More...

Up in the air!

The football goes up in the air as Southwest Georgia Academy's Dustin More...

EPD to hold Q & A meeting on Longleaf permits Oct. 17

The Georgia Environmental Protection Division will host its second Question-and-Answer Session in Blakely to provide information on the permitting process and answer questions specific to applications More...

Absentee ballots

Voters who already know they will not be in their voting districts on Nov. 7 can apply for absentee General Election ballots effective yesterday, Sept. 26. More...

Kolomoki Festival,

Final plans for this coming up Oct. 14, are now underway. Booth spaces are still available for arts, crafts, collectibles and foods. Space is also available for informational booths by groups and agencies. More...

Other News

Red Cross needs blood donors

The American Red Cross is asking Georgians with type O negative or O positive blood as well as those eligible to give platelets to donate right away because of a severe state-wide shortage of those important blood components. More...

DCA events and meetings planned

The Georgia Department of Community Affairs announces the following meetings and events in the Region 10 service area. More...

'Operation School Supplies' for children in Iraq

Good things are happening in Iraq thanks to a partnership with three U.S. churches and a battalion of U.S. soldiers. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Everyone is judged by their own actions

Judges 2:11-14, 16-23 Things "never stay the same." For each generation, there is this "mistaken notion" that each person will remain - forever - at their present state of health, family position, or any other condition, "always" keeping their pres More...

The Gospel Truth

Righteousness is more important than religion

There is a true type of clean I want to talk about this morning that has nothing to do with soap and water. It is a cleanliness that has to do with godliness. It is not a washing of the hands, but a cleansing of the heart. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Patmos F.W.B. Homecoming services at Patmos Free Will Baptist Church will be held Sunday, Oct. 1. Guest speaker for the 11 a.m. service will be Rev. Bill Lewis, a home missionary serving the Open Door Fellowship Church in Valdosta. More...

Agriculture

FSA News

USDA benefits subject to payment limitations

USDA payments and benefits are subject to producer eligibility and limitation provisions as defined by law. Documents and forms to determine eligibility and limitation once completed are reviewed on an annual basis. More...

GFC 'OK2 BURN' permits available by phone

The Georgia Forestry Commission has made it easier to get permission for outdoor burning activities with its toll free line, 1-877-OK2-BURN. More...

Agriculture is an important industry in Georgia

Did you know agriculture is Georgia's number one industry? How about that Americans spend less on food than consumers in other countries? More...

Sports

SGA Warriors pound RSS Patriots 47-15

The SGA Warriors traveled to Shellman Friday, Sept. 22 to face the Randolph Southern Patriots and came away with their first win of the season as they pounded the Patriots, 47-15. More...

Bobcats defeat Rebels 40-10

For the second week in a row the Early County Bobcats blew open an apparent close football game in the second half, this time outscoring the Berrien County Rebels 26-3 in the final half to win 4010. More...

YOUTH FOOTBALL LEAGUE

The Bobcat Gold teams traveled to Eufaula the past Saturday. The Gold C-Team won 26-8. The Gold B-Team suffered loss of 20-0. The Gold A-Team won their battle 120. More...