February 7, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Georgia PGA honors Peters

Former Georgia State Golf Association president Billy Peters of Blakely is recipient of the Georgia PGA 2006 Distinguished Service Award, honoring his longtime service and dedication to golf in Georgia. More...

College $$$ aid seminar

The Andrew College Educational Opportunity Center will present important financial aid information for parents of college-bound students, regardless of which college they are considering. The seminar will be Monday, Feb. 12 at 6. p.m. More...

Story telling seminar

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...

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICES

011707-02 NOTICE TO DEBTORS AND CREDITORS STATE OF GEORGIA COUNTY OF EARLY IN RE ESTATE OF JOE ALLEN, JR. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, FEB 7 FAMILY Connection Colllaborative 12 noon, Family Learning Resource Center PASSPORT to Success module, 9 a.m. or 1 p.m., ECES Pre-K bldg., room 605 BIRTHDAYS: Jody Craft, Sharon Still, Diane Pugh ANNIVERSARY: Mr. & Mrs. More...

Editorials

Cowboy wisdom

Don't name a pig you plan to eat. Country fences need to be horse high, pig tight, and bull strong. Life is not about how fast you run, or how high you climb, but how well you bounce. Keep skunks and bankers at a distance. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Mumbles

He still calls me mayor

This past holiday season as Christmas was approaching, it was hard to catch any TV news without somebody talking about or interviewing the "secret Santa." It was a story about a Kansas City man who had maintained his anonymity over 30 years while ha More...

Obituaries

Thelma Lane

Homemaker

Thelma Hicks Wiley Lane, 91, of Blakely died Sunday, Feb. 4, 2007, at Early Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Lane was born in Geneva, Ala., Feb. 27, 1915, to the late Rev. Millard Hicks and Mary Ann Coleman Hicks. More...

Travis A. Lewis

Travis Armond Lewis, 26, of Blakely died Jan. 21, 2007. Mr. Lewis was born Aug. 10, 1980, to James Edward Lewis and the late Barbara Wright Lewis. More...

Sarah Argersinger

Dispatcher

Sarah Katherine Melton Argersinger, 72, of Blakely died Saturday, Feb. 3, 2007, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan. Mrs. Argersinger was born in Lake City, Fla., June 1, 1934, to the late G.T. "Doc" Melton and Sarah Melton. More...

Society

Wright-Alexander vows spoken

Ansley Renee' Wright and Joshua Jarrett Alexander of Fitzgerald were united in marriage Friday, Jan. 12, 2007, at a small private ceremony at Westview Methodist Church in Blakely. Rev. Jim Burgess and Rev. More...

Adams - Forbes

Cayman Lynn Adams of Damascus and Paul Thomas Forbes of Valdosta announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. The bride-elect is the daughter of Vickie Adams of Damascus. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. More...

BIRTH

Sutton Sellers and Sydney Thompson announce the birth of their sister, Seely Rae Thompson. Seely was born Nov. 2, 2006, at Phoebe Putney Hospital in Albany. Seely weighed 7 pounds 5 ounces and was 20 inches long. More...

Campus

Amendment will protect HOPE and Pre-K

Just days after joining with former Gov. Zell Miller to celebrate the one millionth HOPE recipient, Gov. Sonny Perdue took action today to protect HOPE for future generations by introducing the HOPE Chest constitutional amendment. More...

Valentine drawing at BC

Bainbridge College LPN Club for licensed practical nursing students will have a drawing for each of two valentine baskets Feb. 14 at 3 p.m. in the student center on the main campus. Donations of $5 per ticket will support the LPN Club. More...

Read with a Bobcat at ECES

ECES will host "Read With a Bobcat" Feb. 20 for pre-k to second grade and Feb. 27 for grades three through five. Each event starts at 6:30 p.m. Athletes from ECHS will come read books with ECES students in the ECES cafeteria. More...

BCEC enrollment swells to over 600

Accounting instructor Joan Simpson, who has taught full-time since 2001 at what is now Bainbridge College Early County Site in Blakely, has succeeded acting director Dr. Bob Coker to head BCEC. BC president Dr. More...

See it this weekend!

Facing the Giants

First Baptist Church will present the movie Facing the Giants on a theater screen in the sanctuary February 9, 10 & 11 at 7 p.m. There will be no charge and the event will be open to the public. More...

Spelling Bee winners

The Early County School System spelling bee was Feb. 5 at the Early County Middle School Media Center. Top spellers are, from left, fourth-grader Hannah Strickland, second place; eighth grader Ashley Smith, More...

Play ball! Registration underway

Youth baseball, softball and tee ball registration is now underway at the Recreation Dept. at 1656 North Main Street. Registration will extend through Feb. 14 at 5 p.m. Registration fee is $30. More...

Other News

Highway Watch program helps keep roads safe

The Georgia Motor Trucking Association announced that more than 100,000 Georgia commercial drivers license holders have completed the Highway Watch safety and security program approved by the Department of Homeland Security. More...

GFC promotes fire awareness

The benefits of controlled fire in Georgia forests are being shared by forestry professionals during Prescribed Fire Awareness Week, Feb. 4-10. Gov. More...

Commissioners address short agenda

The Early County Board of Commissioners met Monday night at the county administration building. A short agenda was addressed. County attorney Bill Mills presented his report to commissioners including updates on the county's pending legal matters. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Becoming a part of the great flock

John 10:1-18 It is easy for us to "glamorize" the teachings of scripture. Time has dimmed the impact of some of the great truths that the holy spirit (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:21) gave to the church through the inspired writers. More...

The Gospel Truth

Pleasing God through tithes and offerings

I always approach the prospects of preaching on money with fear and trembling. I don't want members getting the wrong impression that I base their value on the amount of money they give. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Wesley Chapel A.M.E. The drama ministry of Wesley Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church will host its second annual dinner theater play, "Look Where He Brought Us From," Saturday, Feb. 17 at 4 p.m. at the Howell Avenue Community Center. More...

Agriculture

FSA News

County committee election and more

Congratulations to Leilann Odom! Mrs. Odom was elected to represent farmers from District 2, which is west of Blakely, on the county committee. The committee for the 2007 term is as follows: W.H. More...

Farm Credit retires allocated surplus

Southwest Georgia Farm Credit customers recently received their portion of an allocated surplus distribution totaling $2.8 million. More...

Farm Credit stockholders to meet

The annual stockholders' meeting of Southwest Georgia Farm Credit will be Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2007, at Darton College Student Center in Albany. Registration will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a meal service at 7 p.m. for stockholders and their guests. More...

Sports

Hutchins leads Lady Warriors to victory

Allison Hutchins scored a career high 27 points to lead the SGA Lady Warriors to a 51-32 region victory Tuesday night in Damascus over the Randolph Southern Lady Patriots. More...

Registration for spring sports underway at Recreation Department

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...