October 11, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

OSHA fines G-P

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has fined Georgia-Pacific Corp. $63,000 after a worker was killed in an accident at the company's Cedar Springs, Ga., paper-mill. More...

It's all about the spirit!

Success of student-athletes is most often measured on the gridiron, court or diamond. In the past two weeks that hard work has been paying additional dividends. More...

Joanna to perform on Grand Ole Opry Oct. 26

Early County's Joanna Smith will be performing on the grandest stage in country music Oct. 26 when she sings at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. More...

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICES

101106-01 NOTICE OF SALE UNDER POWER GEORGIA, EARLY COUNTY More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 11 BIRTHDAYS: Barbara Jean Waller More...

Editorials

Other Voices

American headed toward a very "kinky" election

It could only make sense in this political season, when an eleventh-hour revelation of sexually explicit e-mails and text messages exchanged between a congressman and current or past pages in the U.S. House suddenly grabbed all the headlines. More...

All That's Fit to Print

Getting there, one way or another

I give terrible directions. It doesn't matter if I am trying to show how to perform a particular task or how to arrive at a particular destination, I stink. More...

Mumbles

Tuesday's meeting a must

"If this project indeed becomes a reality, it's not going to happen overnight. A lot of information will be forthcoming ... beginning with next week's More...

Obituaries

Thomas Whatley

Civil Service

Thomas Whatley, 63, of Kathleen, Ga., died Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2006, at the Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon. More...

Jacob C. Williams

Retired

Jacob Cephus Williams, 94, of Columbia, Ala., died Oct. 1, 2006. More...

Alyce Yarbrough

School teacher

Alyce Rhodes Hall Yarbrough, 88, died Oct. 3, 2006, at her residence in Camden, Ala. More...

Society

Lee-Tabb

Mr. and Mrs. Alan Lee of Leary are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Whitney Anne, to Robert Lance Tabb, son of Mr. and Mrs. Russ Tabb of Colquitt. More...

Nash-Sterr

Roscoe and Charlotte Nash of Blakely proudly announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Laura Suzanne Nash, to Capt. Chadwick James Sterr, son of Jim and Jody Sterr and Kathy and John Macke all of Albany, Wis. More...

Kolomoki Festival t-shirts available at library

Kolomoki Festival tshirts will go on sale Thursday morning at the Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library. Shirts are $15 each. More...

Campus

Band earns superior ratings back-to-back

Just a week after winning a Superior rating in the Hawkinsville High Invitational Marching Festival, the Early County High Band of Blue did it again. This past weekend the More...

Registration deadline Nov. 3 for December ACT

College-bound high school students can take the ACT college admission exam Dec. 9, the next national test date. The deadline for postmark or online registration is Nov. 3. The late registration deadline is Nov. 16. More...

Theft ring busted with Jakin arrests

A Jakin man is being held in the Early County jail after being arrested last week in connection with a number of thefts and burglaries over a five county area stretching into Florida. More...

Festival Saturday

Saturday is the big day for the 36th annual Kolomoki Festival at Kolomoki Mounds State Park. The fun begins at 10 a.m. Admission and parking is free. More...

City council

The Blakely City Council met Oct. 3 at the City Annex. More...

PUMPKIN PATCH

Charlye Houston, left, and Jacob Merritt ponder which pumpkin to pick at the patch on Columbia Street. The patch is an annual project by Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library and Camp E-Tu-Nake to fund library and camp programs. Patch hours: 9 a.m. More...

Choral celebration

EC2055 has planned a choral celebration tommorow, Oct. 12, at First United Methodist Church 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. featuring 10 local church choirs. More...

Livingston named Pilot of the Year

Marshline Livingston has been named "Pilot of the Year" by the Blakely Pilot Club. The award is given annually to the person club members feel contributed most to the club during the year. More...

Other News

Drug Task Force makes two arrests

Wednesday, Oct. More...

Parents to be notified when teen drivers ticketed or warned

Gov. Sonny Perdue announced today a new initiative to help protect Georgia's youngest drivers - the Teen Driver Parental Notification Program. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

God makes a covenant with David

2 Samuel 7:8-17 Divine covenants do not depend upon frail humans to make them valid. These covenants are based upon the constancy of the Heavenly Father - the creator of the universe. More...

The Gospel Truth

Imagine yourself standing in the middle of hundreds of rattlesnakes - noisy, deadly, repulsive rattlesnakes. That's where I found myself as a young boy. More...

From the Pulpit

Comfort one another with these words

We here at First Free Will recently celebrated the life and memory of one of our faithful members, Gloria Jean. She recently served as church clerk. In her Sunday school class she always read the scripture lesson. More...

Agriculture

FSA News

2007 DCP contract reminder

Are you planning to participate in the 2007 Direct and Counter-cyclical Program? If so, contact the nearest FSA county office to sign a 2007 DCP contract (CCC-509) before June 1, 2007. (You can sign your contract after June 1 and before Sept. More...

Pay attention to dead spots in Leyland cypress

Some of the same traits that make Leyland cypress a favorite Christmas tree make it a popular hedge or border tree in the landscape. Growing up fast as much as 100 feet tall and 30 feet wide, it can be impressive. But it's not without problems. More...

Sports

SGA Warriors pound Ashford Falcons

The SGA Warrior football team traveled over to Ashford to play in a preseason scrimmage back in August hosted by the Ashford Academy Falcons. More...

Youth football celebrates Homecoming

This past Saturday was Homecoming for the Early County Youth Bobcats. The day started with the ATeam Blue Bobcats vs. the A-Team Gold Bobcats. The A-Team Gold Bobcats came away with the win 8-0. More...