November 1, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Homecoming King & Queen

A week of ECHS homecoming activities led to the crowning of the 2006 King and Queen during halftime of the Bobcats' win over Randolph-Clay Friday night. Pictured above are Homecoming King and Queen Jeffery Anderson and Savannah Smith. More...

Skeet Shoot

Shoot skeet? The Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the first annual "Shooting for Community" Sporting Clays Classic" Nov. 18 at Liberty Hill Plantation. More...

Early Co. High cheerleaders vye for region

The ECHS competition cheerleader squad will compete Saturday in Sylvester for the region championship. Also competing will be Fitzgerald, Randolph-Clay and Cook County. More...

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICES

SUMMARY OF PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS Pursuant to requirements of the Georgia Constitution, Attorney General Thurbert E. Baker, Secretary of State Cathy Cox, and Legislative Counsel Sewell R. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 1 FAMILY Connection Collaborative 12 noon, Family Learning Resource Center More...

Editorials

PAWS needs our support

Dear editor, I am writing to join those who are heartsick that the local commissioners and councilmen of Early, Seminole and Miller counties will not give the animal group, PAWS, the support and recognition it needs to succeed in rescuing and placin More...

Excitement level here is low

Dear editor, I'm writing to tell you about my experience with Brad Hughes, Congressional candidate for District 2, right here out of Early County. On Oct. More...

All That's Fit to Print

Getting to the point

The last Ford Taurus rolled off the line at the Hapeville, Ga. Ford assembly plant last week. Ford Motor Company is closing the doors of the plant and ending production of the Taurus car. More...

Obituaries

Bridgett Powell

Bridgett Burke Powell, age 33, of Iron City, died Sunday, Oct. 22, 2006. More...

Johnnie Davis

Johnnie Will Morris Johnson Davis, 99, died Oct. 25, 2006, at Calhoun Nursing Home in Edison. More...

Gladys Scarborough

Gladys Tedder Scarborough, 94, died Oct. 26, 2006, at Early Memorial Nursing Home. More...

Agriculture

EQIP cost share available for forest land

James E. Tillman Sr., state conservationist for the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service in Georgia announced that Georgia will begin the third year of administering a cost-share project under the Environment Quality Incentives Program for More...

Corn maze offers back-to-back farm fun in rural Georgia

The opening of the Moody Farm Corn Maze was almost exciting enough to make Brantley County farmer David Moody forget how much he had to overcome to get there. More...

Sports

Bobcats defeat Red Devils 21-6

Mother Nature conspired to dampen the Standifer Field turf and the Early County Bobcats spirit on Homecoming 2006. More...

SGA Warriors stuff the Tift Area Panthers

The Tift Area Panthers came to Damascus Friday, Oct. 27 for a GISA region 3AA showdown with the SGA Warriors. The Warrior defense played awesome as they stuffed the Panthers offense all night. More...

Youth cheerleaders compete

The Youth C-Team Cheerleaders, above, placed first in the Tri-State Cheerleader competition in Eufaula Saturday, Oct. 28. More...

Vote Tuesday!

Some voters are voting early this week, but most will be headed to the polls next Tuesday to cast their ballots in the General Election. More...

Trick-or-Treat!

Court Square was teeming all around with several hundred young Trick-or-Treaters Tuesday morning as downtown merchants kicked off Halloween Day handing out candies and treats. More...

Feed(ing) The Children

Georgia-Pacific partnered with international hunger relief organization Feed The Children Oct. 26 to distribute boxes of food and personal care items to 400 needy children and families in the Blakely area. More...

Cemetery closing

The City of Blakely has announced that effective this week, the Blakely Cemetery gates will close at 6 p.m. More...

State takes note of local healthcare delivery

Abel Ortiz, health policy advisor to Gov. Sonny Perdue, was in Blakely last week in search of best medical practices in Georgia. More...

Other News

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive Daily Events

Nov. 6 - Rhythm band practice 10:30-11:30. Lunch: Smoked sausage, herbed potatoes, green beans, wheat rolls, cinnamon peaches. More...

From our Files

Maddox honored for 50 years Rotary service

10 YEARS AGO Oct. 31, 1996 MR. AND Mrs. Henry Evans were honored with a reception in celebration of 50 years of marriage. More...

MILITARY NEWS

Jamaal M. Burden Jamaal M. Burden has graduated from the Army Reserve Officer Training Corps Leader Development and Assessment Course, also known as "Operation Warrior Forge," at Fort Lewis, Tacoma,Wash. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

God can bring blessings in your life

1 Kings 18:20-24, 30-35, 38, 39 The adage "there is safety in numbers" might be helpful under some circumstances. However, in the life of the spirit, this "rule" can lose its validity very quickly. More...

The Gospel Truth

Law and grace bring forgiveness through repentance

It may surprise you to know that one of the most familiar stories about Jesus Christ in the gospel of John was allegedly not written by John (see the notes in your own study Bible). More...

Steeple dedication at Centerville

Centerville Methodist Church will dedicate their new More...

Society

Kids enjoyed trick-or-treating on the square

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Going home to celebrate - soon

Plans are continually shaping up for Colquitt's Sesquicentennial for the weekend of Nov. 10th and 11th in Colquitt. More...

Smith-Smith

Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Smith of Colquitt are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Ansley Paige to Jeremy Harold Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Smith of Donalsonville. More...

Campus

Tina Simons named teacher of the year

Tina Simons was named Teacher of the Year for 2006-07 at North Columbia Elementary School in Appling, Ga. Mrs. Simons teaches first grade and has been with the school nine years. She is the former Tina Lee of More...

National School Bus Safety Week observed

The Early County School System recognizes bus drivers in observance of School Bus Safety Week which is celebrated the third week in October, to promote awareness of school safety issues. More...

Kindergarten classes visit nursing home

The kindergarten classes of Aldene Lee, Susan McClendon and Angela Starr of ECES visited the Early County Nursing Home Thursday, Oct. 26. The students sang Halloween songs, recited poems and made placemats for the residents. More...