January 24, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Mobile home permits double traditional housing in '06

The Early County Code Enforcement report for 2006 shows mobile home permits continue to outpace traditional home permits by more than two to one. In 2006, 66 permits were issued for mobile homes compared to 26 for constructed homes. More...

International Education Week at BC

The focus at Bainbridge College Early County Site and Main Campus in Bainbridge takes an international perspective Jan. 22-26 as the college community celebrates International Education Week. More...

Headstart signup Feb. 5

The Early County Child Development Center will be taking applications for the 2007-08 school year on Feb. 5, 2007, from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Early Child Development Center located at 5038 Freeman Road. More...

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICES

011007-03 NOTICE STATE OF GEORGIA COUNTY OF EARLY TO ALL DEBTORS AND CREDITORS OF REBECCA FRYER PUCKETT: All debtors and creditors of REBECCA FRYER PUCKETT, deceased, late of said county, are hereby notified to render an account of their demands More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, JAN 24 DFACS board meeting, 10 a.m. CHAMBER of Commerce, noon BIRTHDAY: Mark Still THURSDAY, JAN 25 ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club BIRTHDAYS: Annette Rupp, C.A. Bell Jr. More...

Editorials

Big bump in road

The following editorial appeared in the December 24, 2006 Rome News-Tribune.

THE ANNOUNCED delays in state road construction projects, including several of great importance to Greater Rome, should have come as no surprise. The only surprise is that it took so long for the ax to fall. More...

All That's Fit to Print

The week that was

The big news over the weekend was Hillary Clinton throwing her hat into the 2008 presidential race. If I saw it once, I saw it two dozen times, "breaking news." Yeah, right. More...

EDITORIAL

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Obituaries

Frances Earnest

Nurse

Frances Louise Bowman Earnest, 73, of Blakely died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2007, at Early Memorial Nursing Home. Mrs. Earnest was born in Early County, July 24, 1933, to the late Jesse Bernard Bowman and Bonnie Benton Bowman. More...

Rosa K. Conley

Homemaker

Rosa Kila Conley, 93, of Dawson died Monday, Jan. 15, 2007, at Dawson Manor Nursing Home. Mrs. Conley was born in Baker County, Jan. 10, 1914, to the late Matthew A. Klias and Salley Mills Klias. She was a member of Leary Baptist Church. More...

Bobby Philmon

Veteran

Bobby Philmon, 63, of Sylvester died Saturday Jan. 20, 2007, at his residence. Mr. Philmon was born in Early County, May 14, 1943, to the late Fletcher Brian Philmon and Alma Carter Philmon. More...

Society

Breckenridge - Kitchens

Dr. and Mrs. Homer Breckenridge III of Donalsonville announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Emily Kathryn, to Gregory Orman Kitchens, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Kitchens of Tallahassee. More...

Garey - Bruner

Mr. and Mrs. Ross Garey of Miami, Fla., announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Jaime Lynn, to John Wesley Bruner Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Bruner of Blakely, and Mrs. Patsy and Mr. Bobby Heath of Tallahassee. More...

Campus

FCCLA hosts annual Family Night

The Early County Chapter of FCCLA held its annual Family Night program Jan. 11, 2007, in the school cafeteria with approximately 50 members, parents and guests in attendance. More...

ECHS personnel meets with BCEC representatives

At the invitation of officials at the Bainbridge College Early County Site, Early County High School counselors and principals met at the college with BCEC representatives to evaluate and enhance the college's outreach activities for high school stu More...

COLLEGE NEWS

Bainbridge College Bainbridge College vicepresident of academic affairs Dr. Rob Gingras has announced the names of students who earned the distinction of being named to the dean's list and those named to the honors list for fall semester 2006. More...

LS Power Announces Green Power and Carbon Capture Initiative

The LS Power Group has announced this week an initiative, known as LSP Polaria, to focus LS Power's activities related to the development of green energy sources and projects that will capture, offset or reduce carbon dioxide, methane and related em More...

City digs

City of Blakely workers are in the process of replacing old terra cotta sewer lines, stormwater drains and manholes on River Street and Jefferson Avenue. The work is being made possible by a $318,000 Community Development Block Grant. More...

Chamber banquet Thursday

Dr. James O. Dorriety, "The Syrup Sopping Servant of Slocomb," humorist and former Blakely First Baptist pastor, will be guest speaker tomorrow night at the annual meeting of the Blakely- Early County Chamber of Commerce at 7 p.m. More...

Other News

E911 REPORT

Early County 911 reports requests last week for police assistance at Columbia Street, North Main, Flowers Drive, East Butler Ave., Freeman Road, Love St., Martin Luther King Blvd., Cedar Springs Rd., South Blvd., Liberty St., Washington St., Westvie More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive

Jan. 29 - Rhythm band practice 10:30-11:30. Lunch: Meatball stew, dry limas, steamed cabbage, wheat roll, fresh fruit. Jan. 30 - Physical fitness - 10:15 a.m. - 11 a.m. Hinkle Family singing - 11 a.m. More...

DOT announces traffic shift north of Colquitt

Georgia DOT recently announced that a traffic shift on U.S. 27 SR 1 at M.P. 14.1 north of Colquitt is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, January 25. At that time, traffic will be shifted from the existing lanes of U.S. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Jesus is the bread of life and living water

John 6:34-40; 7:37-39 It is important for individuals to recognize the need for personal divine provision. More...

The Gospel Truth

Determining your distance from the Kingdom

What is the most important thing that Jesus did? It would be hard to choose between the incarnation, manifestation, crucifixion, resurrection and ascension. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Faith M.B. Church The pastor of Arms of Faith Missionary Baptist Church, Marion D. Jones, received her doctorial degree in divintity from Living Water Institute. She currently serves as a warrant officer in the U.S. More...

Agriculture

Farmers attend annual Peanut Farm Show

Peanut farmers from across Georgia and neighboring states attended the 31st Annual Georgia Peanut Farm Show to see the latest in farming technologies. More...

Proper pruning more important than aesthetics

By Sharon Omahen University of Georgia

When it comes to manicuring your landscape plants, University of Georgia experts say there's a big difference between pruning and giving your shrubs a haircut. More...

Toasty home need not be just a dream this winter

Whether it's finding help to pay the bills or winterizing a drafty house, Pamela Turner has tips on staying toasty when the weather turns cooler. More...

Sports

SGA splits region games

The SGA basketball teams dropped a couple of region games to Brookwood Tuesday night in Damascus but bounced back to sweep a couple of region games from Valwood Friday night in Valdosta. More...