October 25, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Daylight Savings Time comes to an end this weekend!

Be sure to turn your clocks BACK one hour. More...

Vote early

Early County voters can cast their votes early and at their convenience next week at the voter registrar's office on River Street. Early voting begins Monday and ends Friday during the office's regular hours, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. More...

Other News

Energy assistance available

Georgia's regular Energy Assistance Program will open on Nov. 1, 2006, for homebound and frail elderly households. More...

From our Files

News from the past

10 YEARS AGO Oct. 24, 1996 GARDEN of the month for October has been awarded to Carol and Art Powell Sr. of Central Avenue. More...

Lt. gov. visits Blakely Pilots

Norma McKellor of Moultrie, lieutenant governor of the southwest region of the Georgia Pilot Club, recently made her official visit to the Blakely Pilot Club. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

God desires us to make right choices

I Kings 3:3-14 Leaders do not "drop onto the stage of life." Each person has a "background." In Scripture, no details are given concerning the early life of the man, Solomon, the son of king David. We know that his mother was Bathsheba. More...

The Gospel Truth

Commit to be a true follower of Jesus Christ

My parents instilled in me at a young age the value of a good education. I didn't always enjoy school, but it never dawned on me to quit. More...

Bethel Baptist Church celebrates 150 years

Bethel Baptist Church will be celebrating 150 years Nov. 5, 2006. Worship Service will begin at 10:30 a.m. There will be no Sunday School. More...

Agriculture

FSA News

Conservation program to restore longleaf pine forests

Teresa Lasseter, administrator of USDA's Farm Service Agency, today announced a new Conservation Reserve Program Longleaf Pine Initiative to increase longleaf pine forests by 250,000 acres throughout nine southern states. More...

What size, color pumpkins are in your patch?

The cool nights of autumn have brought fresh apples to the fruit stand and the smell of new-crop peanuts boiling in the kettle. A trip to the pumpkin patch can't be far behind. More...

GFC seedlings sales brisk for planting season

Georgia Forestry Commission seedlings are being purchased at a faster pace than previous years and land owners are urged to buy now if they plan to plant this season. More...

Sports

Bobcats lose to Fitzgerald Purple Hurricane

The Fitzgerald Purple Hurricane seized control of the region 1-AA race with a 33-14 win over the Early County Bobcats at Jaycee Stadium Friday night. Fitzgerald is now 7-0 and 5- 0 in the region while the Bobcats fell to 5-2 and 4-1. More...

LS Power, 'state-of-the-art'

Rain didn't stop supporters or opponents of LS Power's proposed Longleaf Energy project from attending a question and answer meeting Tuesday, Oct. 17 at Mangham Auditorium. The meeting was presented by Georgia's Environmental Protection Division. More...

Local community events promise howling good time

Local organizations and churches are offering a wide variety of activities celebrating Halloween and the fall season. More...

Scholarship to expand Early County students' horizons

Early County's sons and daughters often go out into the world and make their mark. One of those native sons, the late William T. More...

Get ready for Homecoming

Early County Bobcat fans and alumni get ready for Thursday's homecoming show, parade and community pep rally. More...

Enjoy the health fair

Calhoun Memorial Hospital will host their annual health fair Thursday, Oct. 26 from 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 25 DFACS board meeting 10 a.m. CHAMBER of Commerce, noon More...

Editorials

Keep our children safe in vehicles

Dear editor, When I was pregnant with my first child, I saw a story on the evening news about a little girl in Columbus. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Mumbles

We thought about it

The publisher of this fine paper was out of pocket this week, so instead of Mumbles, the staff needed to find something to fill this space. Maybe we should call it Fumbles this week, as we look for ideas for this space. More...

Obituaries

Carolyn Thomas

Carolyn Thomas, 83, died Thursday, Oct. 12, 2006, at Early Memorial Nursing Home. More...

Willie J. Hunter

Retired Farmer

Willie J. Hunter, 92, died Sunday, Oct. 15, 2006, at Early Memorial Nursing Home. More...

Steve M. Temples

Logger

Steve Michael Temples, 48, of Albany, died Oct. 17, 2006, at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. More...

Society

King, Lusby exchange vows

Ann Day King and Steven C. Lusby announce their marriage Sept. 16, 2006. The beautiful ceremony took place aboard the Naples Princess Yacht. More...

Class of '56 holds reunion at Bagby

The Blakely Union High School Class of 1956 gathered for their 50th reunion at Bagby State Park in Fort Gaines on Friday night, Oct. 6 for a delicious buffet and a trip down memory lane. Twenty-seven classmates More...

Memory quilt in progress

A meeting will be held Nov. 13, 2006, at 6 p.m., at Colquitt Freewill Baptist Church for parents that have experienced the death of a child or children. These parents are encouraged More...

Campus

Fall banquet celebrates LEO's service and leadership

The Early County LEO Club held its fall recognition and sponsors banquet on Oct. 9, in Blakely at the First Baptist Church fellowship hall. More...

COLLEGE NEWS

Georgia Southern Merry Courtney Cannon, daughter of Jim and Diane Trueblood and Billy and Lori Cannon, has been elected to the Delta Epsilon Iota honor society at Georgia Southern University. More...

Sumner takes third in writing competition

Chandler Sumner, currently a fifth grade student at Early County Elementary, was awarded a trip to the Georgia National Fair Oct. 7`as the fourth grade third place winner for 2005-06 in the Fair Bear More...