November 29, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

District Rotary Grant helps fund 'Words on Wheels'

The Blakely Rotary Club has received a $1,500 district simplified matching grant from Rotary International District 6900 to fund an early literacy project in partnership with the Early County Literacy Task Force. More...

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICES

111506-01 PUBLIC NOTICE Bruce's Flying Service, Inc. 5561 Hwy. 216 South Arlington, GA 39813 HIS Site #10598 More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 29 PASSport to Success Teaching Reading Skills module, 9 a.m. or 1 p.m., ECES Pre-K bldg., room 605 More...

Editorials

LETTERS

Billy Brank returns safely from Iraq

Dear editor, Hope you had a nice Thanksgiving. Update on Billy. He called us from Baghdad Oct. 26 and said he would be leaving in a few days for Kuwait. More...

All That's Fit to Print

Ah, but the parade

There's just something about a parade. I'm not sure what it is, but line up a bunch of flatbed trailers, decorate them with shiny stuff and waving people, haul them across town and you'll draw a crowd. More...

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Obituaries

Bessie Mae Williams

Bessie Mae Williams, 72, of Blakely died Nov. 17, 2006. More...

Annie Laura Reese

Annie Laura Bates Reese, 73, of Damascus, died Nov. 19, 2006. More...

Lucy Nell Bryant

Registered Nurse

Lucy Nell McLaurin Bryant, 83, of Columbus died Nov. 23, 2006, at Columbus Hospice House. More...

Agriculture

Holiday greenery doesn't come with warning labels

Recent concerns about lead in artificial greenery have many holiday decorators turning back to nature. But be careful what you grab, a University of Georgia expert says. More...

Gov. announces acceptance of applications for 2007 Agriculture Environmental Stewardship Award

Gov. Sonny Perdue announced that the Governor's Agriculture Advisory Commission is now accepting applications for the 2007 Governor's Agricultural Environmental Stewardship Award. More...

Sports

Bobcats defeat Brantley to earn third round play-off spot

The Cinderella Brantley County Blue Herons appeared on their way to another playoff win during the first half of their dance with the Bobcats Friday night. More...

About Calhoun

The Calhoun Yellow Jackets are no stranger to the playoffs. They have won six straight region titles. This is the third time in five years they have made it to the "elite eight." More...

Directions to stadium

From Atlanta Interstate 75 north to the Calhoun Hwy 53 exit (Exit 312). Turn left onto Hwy 53. You will continue West on Hwy 53 for approximately 2 miles. More...

Schools closed Friday

Early County School Superintendent Betty Orange has notified the More...

Runoff Tuesday

Voters are reminded that a statewide runoff will be held Tuesday, Dec. 5, for Public Service Commission, District 3. More...

HOLIDAYS ON THE SQUARE

Friday and Saturday

Blakely merchants are gearing up for a big weekend Dec. 1 and 2 when everyone comes to town for the festive Holidays on the More...

Corps holding public meetings to discuss Lake Lanier plans

Beginning this week, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will seek the public input in three states involved in the water war between Georgia, Alabama and Florida as it studies how much water can be withdrawn from Lake Lanier. More...

Other News

District Governor visits Blakely Rotary Club

District Governor Steve Stanfield of Americus visited the Blakely Rotary Club this past week. More...

Santa's coming

Santa is coming to see all the good little girls and boys at Kolomoki Mounds State Park Saturday, Dec. 9. He will be at the Kolomoki Mounds Visitor's Center from 2 to 4 p.m. More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive              More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

We must keep our focus on Jesus

Colossians 1:15-23 In our society, we hear much about - and much action is dependent upon - "opinion polls." The conclusions drawn from these surveys might be considered to be "thermometers" of the general public, but they should never be seen as " More...

The Gospel Truth

Don't endanger your spiritual life

A lot of kids grow up dreaming about becoming a doctor. They act it out in play time portraying surgeons, orthopedists, and general practitioners. However, I've never witnessed one playing the part of an abortionist. More...

Colquitt First Baptist adopts long range plan

First Baptist Church of Colquitt, in a special evening service Nov. 19, adopted a vision for the church that will span the next 10 to 15 years. The pastor presented the vision as the congregation listened and watched intently. More...

Society

Class of 1961 celebrates 45th anniversary

The Blakely High School Class of 1961 celebrated its 45th anniversary with a warm and memorable reunion at More...

Mulkey recognized by GREA

Thelma Mulkey, seated, celebrated her 91st birthday More...

Plans underway for Class of 1977 reunion

Members of the Early County High School class of 1977 have an upcoming 30 year reunion. Plans are underway for a celebration in Blakely. If you are a member of the class and More...

Campus

4-H'ers attend Area Project Achievement

Seven Early County 4- H'ers attended Area Project Achievement Saturday, Nov. 18 in Ashburn, Ga. Area Project Achievement is a fun way of sharing something you have learned with others. More...

ECHS salutes two outstanding students

Early County High School's Grant Bruner and Melanie Love have been honored with a nomination for the prestigious Wendy's High School Heisman Award. More...