February 14, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Bobcats sign

Early County High quarterback Emmanuel Taylor who led the Bobcats to the state semi-finals this past season, signed to play football for the Valdosta State University Blazers. More...

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICES

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Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, FEB 14 VALENTINE'S DAY BIRTHDAYS: Ruth Cooper, Adam M. More...

Editorials

Consumer awareness

The Georgia Governor's Office of Consumer Affairs joined a group of federal, state and local government agencies and national consumer advocacy organizations to recognize the ninth annual National Consumer Protection Week, Feb. 4-10. More...

Political Cartoon

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Mumbles

This didn't have to happen

"This community is just as proud of its U.S. 27 bypass as a bitch bird dog would be of her litter of spotted puppies. More...

Obituaries

David J. Herring

David J. Herring, 57, of Blakely died Thursday, Feb. 1, 2007, at his home. Mr. Herring was born in Early County, Oct. 11, 1955, to the late Rev. J.W. Herring and Dora Warren Herring. He was a member of Rosinvick Missionary Baptist Church. More...

Rose Lee Smith

Rose Lee Smith, 84, of Blakely died Thursday, Feb. 1, 2007, at Early Memorial Nursing Home. Mrs. Smith was born in Early County, Oct. 20, 1922, to the late Joe Barnes and Larner Berry. More...

Buddy Gentry

Telephone Installer

Harold Sprouse "Buddy" Gentry, 73, of Blakely, died Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2007, at his home. Mr. Gentry was born in Early County, June 4, 1933, to the late Junius Clay Gentry and Pearl Sprouse Gentry. More...

Society

Waters - Edison

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Waters of Centre, Ala., proudly announce the engagement of their daughter, Kimberly, to Joseph "Jos" Edison, son of Sammy Edison and Pam Edison, both of Blakely. More...

Wilkerson - Lee

Mr. and Mrs. James R. Wilkerson proudly announce the engagement of their daughter, Rachel Marie Wilkerson, to Chad Everett Lee, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Lee of Ft. Gaines. More...

BIRTH

Latoya Wimberly and Benja Wimberly II of Blakely are proud to announce the birth of their son, Tylan Travon Wimberly, born Dec. 7, 2006, at 12:21 p.m. at the Donalsonville Women and Children's Center. More...

Breaking News!!!

Keeping the Community Informed!
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A brutal, barbaric problem... Dog fighting!

Local authorities discovered 29 pit bulldogs chained to trees in a wooded area in Blakely between North Main Street and Howell Street last week. More...

Busy city council meeting

Garbage trucks, beer licenses and ordinance updates gave the Blakely City Council a full agenda at their Feb. 5 meeting at the City Annex. The council approved a request to seek bids for a new garbage truck. The item is in the 2007 budget. More...

A journey down the Yellow Brick Road...

Early County High School Choral Department presents the Wizard of Oz. The cast of 70 is under the direction of Stephen L. Crocker. Showtimes are Thursday, Feb. 15, Friday, Feb. 16 and Saturday, Feb. 17 at 7 p.m. More...

Other News

Relay for Life plans are underway

Early County's Relay for Life takes on a new look and a new location for this year's March 30 event. Kenneth Hall, Relay chairman, announced that this year's Relay will be located on Court Square instead of the football field. More...

Cleveland employee of the month

The City of Blakely would like to recognize Tim Cleveland, a valuable employee in the Gas Department. The City is proud to acknowledge all his hard work and dedication. More...

IRS taking steps to prevent abuse of telephone tax refund

The Internal Revenue Service announced it is taking additional steps to prevent abuse by tax preparers and help taxpayers make accurate requests for the one-time telephone excise tax refund. More...

Religion

First Methodist to hold Ash Wednesday service

Pastor J. Stephen Posey announces a special Ash Wednesday service at First United Methodist Church, Feb. 21, 2007, at 6 p.m. Dr. Alex Howell, local dentist and founder of Walk By Faith Ministries, will be the guest speaker. More...

Sunday School Lesson

I am the resurrection and the life

John 11:1-7, 17-27 The Apostle John recorded seven "I Ams" that were declared by Jesus of Nazareth. It might be possible for "mere humans" to apply some of these terms to their lives. More...

The Gospel Truth

Jesus - the first, last, best priest you need

Have you been to see your priest lately? A priest is a mediator between God and man. You find them in just about every religion, including Old Testament Judaism and some forms of New Testament Christianity. More...

Agriculture

PeachCare stops due to lacking funds

As Georgia's Department of Community Health announced that it would stop accepting PeachCare enrollees on March 11, Congressman Sanford Bishop again requested House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Democratic leadership to intensify ongoing efforts to i More...

Sen. Bulloch meets with Young Farmers

State Sen. John Bulloch (R-Ochlocknee) visited last week with members of the Georgia Young Farmers Association when they came to the state capitol to meet with legislators. More...

ACGA says proposal is the pits

The American Corn Growers Association has denounced the Bush Administration's new farm bill proposal as the wrong direction for the future of U.S. agriculture policy. "ACGA has been calling for changing the course in U.S. More...

Campus

FCCLA members travel to state capitol

On Tuesday, Feb. 6 the Early County chapter of the Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America rose early to travel to the state capitol in Atlanta. More...

Wizard of Oz takes stage

Join the Early County High School Choral Department's presentation of the Wizard of Oz this Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. More...

VSU adds degrees

This fall, Valdosta State University students will have two more degrees to choose from when planning their academic careers. More...