February 21, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Peanut Butter Alert!

Salmonella traced to Peter Pan peanut butter

It was announced by federal health officials Friday that a salmonella outbreak that has slowly grown to nearly 300 cases in 39 states since August has been linked to tainted peanut butter. More...

GSBA to search for school superintendent

The Early County Board of Education met Tuesday, Feb. 13 at 5:30 p.m. in the middle school cafeteria with all board members present. More...

Bishop to speak at banquet

Congressman Sanford Bishop will be the featured speaker Saturday at the Unsung Hero Banquet. The banquet, a Black History Month activity, begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Blakely Civic Center on Howell Ave. Three "Unsung Heroes" will be honored. More...

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICES

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Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 21 DFACS board meeting, 10 a.m. CHAMBER of Commerce, Board of Directors meeting, noon. Lunch will be served BIRTHDAYS: Danielle Hamilton, George Gregory, Ross Cannon, Judson Herrington, Sara Brackin, Rusk Still THURSDAY, FEB. More...

Editorials

Mexico's Immigration Law: Let's try it here at home

Mexico has a radical idea for a rational immigration policy that most Americans would love. However, Mexican officials haven't been sharing that idea with us as they press for our Congress to adopt the McCain-Kennedy immigration reform bill. More...

The Sovereign State of Affairs

Full Story

All That's Fit to Print

But wait, there's more

Imagine the excitement I felt when I realized I could buy not one, but two useless kitchen utensils for the price of one. More...

Obituaries

Alvin Beasley

Veteran

Alvin L. Beasley, 55, of Douglasville died Thursday, Jan. 25, 2007. Mr. Beasley was born in Blakely, March 21, 1951, to the late Gordon and Jennie Mae Beasley. More...

Hazel Daniels

Teacher

Hazel Jean Littleton Daniels, 75, of Blakely died Saturday, Feb. 10, 2007, at her residence. Mrs. Daniels was born in Fort Gaines Feb. 10, 1932, to the late William Green and Trudie Wade Littleton. More...

Jerry DeMott Jr.

Manager

Jerry Lyndon "Jay" DeMott Jr., 40, of Blakely died Sunday, Feb. 11, 2007, as a result of injuries sustained in an auto accident. Mr. DeMott was born in Valdosta, Nov. 1, 1966, to Jerry and Judy DeMott. More...

Society

DA'Layla celebrates first birthday

DA'Layla Grimsley celebrated her first birthday Jan. 18, 2007. She celebrated with family and friends opening presents and eating cake. DA'Layla is the daughter of LE'Nard Grimsley and Danielle Hamilton of Blakely. More...

Powell-Williams vows exchanged

Meghan Powell and Michael Williams were united in marriage Saturday, Dec. 16, 2006, at First Baptist Church in Blakely. More...

BIRTH

Allison and Rob Rust announce the birth of their son, Andrew Marshal Rust. Andrew was born Jan. 9, 2007, at St. Luke's Hospital in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He weighed 6 pounds 15 ounces and was 20 and 1/2 inches long. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. More...

Breaking News

Keeping the Community Informed!

Check in frequently to receive updates including obituaries, news stories and more! More...

Cagle names Bulloch to fiscal subcommittee

Lt. Governor Casey Cagle has appointed State Senator John Bulloch to the Fiscal Affairs Subcommittee of the Georgia State Senate. More...

Early County Museum seeking donations of vintage items

The museum committee is accepting donations of historic Early County items for the Early County Museum on North Main. The museum will be open Saturday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. More...

Early Pre-K Registration Feb. 26

Early County Elementary School Pre-K registration begins Feb. 26 at the ECES Pre-K building. Early County residents register Feb. 26 - Feb. 28, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Out-of-county residents register March 1 - March 2, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. More...

Lady Cats host TC in playoffs

Early County will host the first round of the GHSA girls state basketball playoffs Friday at 6 p.m. The Lady Bobcats will play the Tattnall County girls. Tickets are $5. Century Club passes are not accepted in the playoffs. More...

Other News

Federal cuts threaten hospitals

If enacted, a slew of proposed federal cuts in payments for treating Medicare and Medicaid patients could bring an already vulnerable Georgia hospital community to its knees said officials from the Georgia Hospital Association. More...

Child safety seats can save lives

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, approximately 7,500 lives have been saved by the proper use of child restraints during the past 20 years. More...

Religion

Healing and repentance at First Methodist

Pastor J. Stephen Posey announces a special healing and repentance service at First United Methodist Church today, 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...

Relay for Life Update

Wesley Chapel A.M.E. to sponsor fundraiser

The Joggers represent Wesley Chapel A.M.E. Church in this year's Relay for Life. Team captain Melba Graham announces the team's theme is "Relay Lifesavers" and their first fundraiser is scheduled for Saturday, March 3, 9 a.m. More...

Sunday School Lesson

I am the way, the truth and the life

John 14:1-14 After the "kangaroo court" trial of Jesus Christ of Nazareth (Matthew 26:57- 68), he was carried to the Roman governor, Pontius Pilate (Matthew 27:1, 2), since these Jewish leaders could not carry out their "death sentence. More...

Agriculture

Royal named consultant of the year

When it comes to being an effective cotton consultant, many traits are necessary to survive in today's agricultural environment. More...

FSA News

Small grain acreage reports

March 1 is the final date to file a timely small grain acreage report for 2007. This includes acreage planted for grazing or grain. More...

AgrAbility geared to aid farmers with disabilities

Farmers with physical disabilities are often a little too self-reliant to ask for help or don't know where to find it. But help is out there, and a new program can link them to it. More...

Sports

Lady Warriors march to state playoffs

The SGA basketball teams traveled to Thomasville last week for the GISA region 3AA basketball tournament. The teams played in elimination games Tuesday night. The Lady Warriors rolled over Valwood 67-34. More...

Lady Cats to play Tattnall

The Early County High School Lady Bobcat basketball team will take on Tattnall County in the first round of the GHSA basketball tournament Friday, Feb. 23. Tipoff is 6 p.m. at the ECHS gymnasium. Tickets are $5. More...

Campus

ECHS welding students earn dual credit for classes

"From gridiron to wrought iron" would be an appropriate title if a story were to be told about Tommy Mock's welding classes at Early County High School. More...

FFA members visit ABAC

Sixty-five ECHS FFA members traveled to Tifton for ABAC's open campus day Feb. 6, 2007. Four members competed in a welding CDE. More...

Literacy partners raise $400,000

The Southwest Georgia Certified Literate Community Program has raised over $400,000 the last two years to improve the literacy level of the region. More...