January 31, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Taylor sentenced to life for Lucy Major murder

Thaddeous Lee Taylor, 24, was sentenced to life in prison last week by Superior Court Judge Joe Bishop for the January 2006 murder of Lucy Major. More...

Charity Golf Tournament

Church Challenge Cup

First United Methodist Church will host the first annual Church Challenge Cup golf tournament Feb. 24 at the Blakely Town and Country Club. All golfers from local and surrounding churches are invited to participate. More...

Play ball! Registration underway

Youth baseball, softball and tee ball registration is now underway at the Recreation Department at 1656 North Main Street. Registration will extend through Feb. 14 at 5 p.m. Girls must be between five and not over 17 years old before Jan. 1, 2007. 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. 31 BIRTHDAYS: Zack Redding, Hal Still THURSDAY, FEB. 1 ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club BIRTHDAYS: Regina Jarrett, Chandler Rogers FRIDAY, FEB. More...

Editorials

LETTERS

It's Heart Health Month

Dear editor, Southwest Georgia, with its bountiful fried chicken, fish fries, barbecue, pecan pie and biscuits and gravy, has a well-deserved reputation for hospitality. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

All That's Fit to Print

Guess what? We don't care

I was watching one of those quasi-liberal news shows last week when I heard that the Democratic caucus had made a really important decision. More...

Obituaries

Linda Matthews

1947-2007

Linda Gale Matthews of Destin, Fla., ended her valiant battle with brain cancer Jan. 22, 2007. Linda's wonderful, loving parents, Eddie B. More...

Claude Freeman Sr.

Aug. 30, 1917 - Jan. 22, 2006

Our dear Father, one year has passed since you departed. We love and miss you very much! We miss your laughter, your presence and your jokes. We all miss your love and your being around. Even though we are apart, you're always in our heart! More...

Jandra Denise Harris

Feb. 3, 1974 - Nov. 9, 2006

Jan, we love you dearly. Feb. 3 will be your birthday, a day we will forever cherish, but we cherish each precious day for the Lord has blessed us with the memories of you. With all our love, Mom, Brothers and Sisters More...

Society

Davis - Phillips

Mr. and Mrs. Larry Lane of Iron City and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Davis of Columbus announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Stephanie Lee Davis, to Christopher Bret Phillips, son of Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Phillips of Damascus. More...

BIRTHS

Hunter Allen Yeager Christina Diane Sanders and Jason Allen Yeager are proud to announce the birth of their son, Hunter Allen Yeager, born Jan. 2, 2007. He weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces and was 19 and 1/2 inches. More...

Mincey graduates basic training

Army Reserve Pvt. Anthony C. Mincey has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. More...

Campus

Pre-K registration begins Feb. 26

Registration for enrollment in the Early County Elementary School Pre-K program begins Feb.26. Early County residents may register Feb. 26 - Feb. 28 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Out-of-county residents can register March 1 - March 2 from 8:30 a.m. More...

Schools announce rules for valentine deliveries

In an effort to minimize disruption of the educational process, the following guidelines must be followed for valentine deliveries to Early County Schools. More...

Family night held at ECES

First Grade Family Night was Jan. 18. More...

LOTTERY SCAMS

You have won $50,000! ...but, don't tell anyone!

Unscrupulous scammers and scavengers come at you from many directions - over the internet via emails, through the mail, over the telephone, they even come knocking at your door. More...

Storytelling

When Donna Washington starts a story, people listen. Don't miss the opportunity to be in her audience Feb. 8 at Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library at 10 a.m. A luncheon workshop for parents follows at 11:30. More...

Local friends, relatives pulling for Berrian, Bears

Did you see that fantastic catch in the third quarter of the NFC Championship game that helped the Chicago Bears defeat the New Orleans Saints? More...

Library is now wireless

Anew wireless Internet connection is helping Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library expand its technology services to the public. Library users may now bring their own wireless enabled laptops and use the library's high speed Internet connection. More...

Other News

Legislation reviewed

State Rep. More...

Blakely Senior Center

                      310 Meadowbrook Drive                &nbs More...

Bill introduced to give seniors tax cut

Gov. Sonny Perdue announced that a bill has been introduced that will completely eliminate state income tax on retirement income of Georgians 65 and older by the year 2013. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Claim the promise of 'light' today

John 8:12-20; 12:44-46 The contrast between "light" and "darkness" is well known, and is easily determined to individual satisfaction. However, when one is asked "What is light?," the answer can be somewhat difficult to find. More...

From the Pulpit

Identifying and managing threats to your home

Matthew 7: 24-27 It is foolish to build a house on the sand; even more so to build a home on the shifting sands of humanism, etc. There are two types of threats to homes, internal and external. More...

Let the Bible Speak

Jesus - the greatest teacher of truth for life

Jesus was the greatest teacher because of his use of the most simple stories to teach the truth about life. The stories he used were called parables which means an earthly story with a heavenly meaning. More...

Agriculture

Farmers will plant more corn in 2007

Corn farmers should have a lot to smile about in 2007. A massive demand for their crop has pushed prices to the highest in a decade, said experts Tuesday. But it could be a volatile ride. More...

Cold snap hard on Georgia landscape

When a freeze hits, there's not much you can do to protect plants. Weeks of unseasonably warm weather in Georgia followed by a week of nearand below-freezing temperatures could be a deadly combination for early spring blooms in the south. More...

Late winter prime time for pruning muscadines

If you want your backyard muscadines to grow lots of grapes and not become a jungle, a University of Georgia scientist says it's time to help them out. More...

Sports

Lady Warriors drop two

The SGA Lady Warriors dropped a couple of heartbreaking games, losing to Fullington in Damascus Tuesday 39-36 and to Tift Area 39-38 Friday. More...

Registration for spring sports underway

Youth baseball, softball and tee ball registration began Monday, Jan. 22 and concludes Wednesday, Feb. 14 at 5 p.m. Female participants must be five years old and not over 17 years old by Jan. 1, 2007. More...