January 10, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

County meeting

The Early County Commissioners addressed a short agenda for their first meeting of 2007. Commissioner F.C. "Butch" Wiggins began his term at Monday night's meeting. Chairman Richard Ward opened the meeting and welcomed Wiggins to the board. More...

Blazers' Shawn Harris named to All GSC Team

Early County alumni and former Bobcat Shawn Harris was recognized recently as a First Team member of the GSC All Conference team for his outstanding play at cornerback for the Valdosta State University Blazers. More...

MLK parade Saturday

The annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Parade will be Saturday, Jan. 13 at 10 a.m. Participants in the parade will line up in the Station West Shopping Center parking lot on Columbia Highway. More...

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICES

122006-02 GEORGIA, EARLY COUNTY: All creditors of the Estate of THOMAS VINCENT HOLLINGER, deceased, late of Early County, Georgia, are hereby notified to render in their demands to the undersigned according to law and all persons indebted to the E More...

PUBLIC NOTICE

The City of Blakely provides notice, pursuant to O.C.G.A. More...

Public Notice

All county offices will be CLOSED January 15, 2007 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, JAN 10 PASSPORT to Success Parent Attitude module, 9 a.m. or 1 p.m., ECES Pre-K bldg., room 605 BIRTHDAYS: Dr. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Accepting Jesus at His divine word

John 8:31-38, 58-56, 59, 50 Some of the people who heard the teachings of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, as he taught in the temple in Jerusalem, were steeped in their own self-importance. More...

The Gospel Truth

Resolve yourself in the new year

The practice of making new year's resolutions can be traced back to ancient Babylonian culture. The most common promise made was to return borrowed farming implements. Even if such a resolution was kept, today those tools are nothing but dust. More...

CHURCH NEWS

St. John Freewill Baptist The St. John Freewill Baptist Church is having their annual missionary program Sun- day, Jan. 14, at 2 p.m. Wesley Chapel African Methodist Epsicopal Church will be the host church. More...

Agriculture

Farm practice saving county's dirt roads

æWayne Bloodworth says the dirt roads in Pulaski County do not need to be fixed as much as they used to. He, the county commissioner, and the local University of Georgia Cooperative Extension agent know why. More...

GA peanut farm show set

Producers can fine-tune their farming operations with information gained at the 31st annual Georgia Peanut Farm Show Jan. 18, 2007, at the Albany Civic Center in Albany. More...

Farmers will be able to update record

Farmers will soon have the opportunity to update the record on issues that affect them and help ensure that farm policies and programs are based on accurate, real world data. More...

Sports

SGA sweeps Ashford and Westwood

The SGA basketball teams started 2007 off on the right foot sweeping both Ashford Academy and Westwood. SGA traveled to Ashford Friday and totally outmanned Ashford Academy. More...

Garland chosen for All-Star game

Reid Garland of Terrell Academy in Dawson was chosen to play in the GISA All-Star football game in Macon Dec. 9, 2006. Reid was chosen to play offensive guard. He played offensive guard and middle linebacker for Terrell Academy. More...

Orange retiring, Davis new chair

The Early County Board of Education began its new year with two new board members, Alice Hutchins and James Cannon. More...

Dorriety to entertain at Jan. 25 Chamber of Commerce banquet

The annual meeting of the Blakely-Early County Chamber of Commerce will be Jan. 25 at 7 p.m. at the Early County High cafeteria. "We are very excited about our entertainment this year," stated chamber chairperson Janet Payton. Dr. James O. More...

City council meeting

The Blakely City Council held their first meeting of the new year Jan. 2 at the City Annex. All members of the council were present. More...

Help A Child Smile mobile dental clinic to visit local schools Jan. 19

Forms that enable children to receive care at the Early County schools are being delivered to children today. Parents of all patients, even existing ones, must fill out and sign a new form and return it to HCS by Jan. More...

Lunch and Learn

Family Connection FACES is sponsoring a monthly Lunch and Learn series. The workshops will cover a variety of topics including purchasing a home, workplace etiquette, budgeting and volunteerism. The series begins Feb. More...

Other News

Groundbreaking held for FUEL

A ground breaking ceremony was held Jan. 3 for First United Ethanol at the future site of FUEL in Mitchell County. "This is not my plant and it's not this board's plant. More...

Fire department receives $329,400 in assistance for mobile fire trainer

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security Assistance to Firefighters Grant program awarded $329,400 to the City of Blakely Fire Department. The funds will be used to purchase a mobile fire trainer. More...

From our Files

Whitehead retires as librarian

10 YEARS AGO Jan. 9, 1997 ERIC BENTLEY was named the new assistant park manager at Kolomoki Mounds State Park. More...

Editorials

Laying the groundwork for major fiscal reform

With more than a halfbillion dollar budget surplus and a booming stock market, Georgia's economic future looks bright. Of course, things looked bright in the late 1990s too. More...

EDITORIAL

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All That's Fit to Print

To buy or not to buy

Two news stories recently caught my eye. One was about the growing problem of e-garbage. The other was about a group of people in California who went an entire year without buying anything new. More...

Obituaries

Mildred Houston

Mildred Mittie Houston, 82, of Colquitt died Tuesday, Jan. 2. 2007, at Miller County Hospital. Mrs. Houston was born in Miller County Dec. 5, 1924. She was of the holiness faith and a retired nurse's aid at Miller Nursing Home. More...

Robert M. Dixon

Technician

Robert Maxwell "Chip" Dixon, 49, of Leary died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2007, at Palmyra Medical Center. Mr. Dixon was born in Calhoun County, Nov. 12, 1957, to Juanita Roberts Dixon of Blakely and the late Robert Hammond Dixon. More...

Elmer L. Moore

Welder

Elmer L. Moore, 63, of Leesburg died Thursday, Jan. 4, 2007, at Phoebe Putney Hospital. Mr. Moore was a member of Thundering Springs Baptist Church and a member of The Sportsman Club. More...

Society

Matthews-Hunt vows exchanged

Tiffini Christine Matthews of Dothan and Bradley Clayton Hunt of Blakely were united in marriage Saturday, March 18, 2006, at Westgate Church of Christ in Dothan. Jody Solomon officiated the four o'clock ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mr. More...

Wright-Alexander

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Wright Jr. of Blakely announce the engagement of their daughter, Ansley Reneé Wright of Blakely, to Joshua Jarrett Alexander, son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel J. Alexander of Fitzgerald, Ga. More...

Caleb celebrates 1st birthday

Caleb Slappy turned one year old Dec. 24, 2006. He celebrated at his home Saturday, Dec. 23 with family. Caleb had a great time opening presents and eating cake. Caleb has one sister, Morgan. He is the son of Joel and Julie Slappy of Blakely. More...