February 28, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Night golf tournament

The second annual Bobcat Night Golf Classic will be played Saturday, March 10 at the Blakely Town & Country Club. "It was new to everyone last year and it was a lot of fun," stated Bobcat head coach Trey Woolf. More...

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICES

022807-01 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION STATE OF GEORGIA ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS FEDERAL PROJECT NO. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 28 DFACS board meeting, 10 a.m. More...

Editorials

Wilberforce was a hero

Nestled in western Ohio, about 20 miles east of Dayton, is the small college town of Wilberforce. The town is home to Wilberforce University, the oldest private African-American university in the United States. More...

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All That's Fit to Print

And the story continues

Anna Nicole Smith may or may not be buried by the time you read this. As of Tuesday morning, she was still in a cooler in Florida. Smith died Feb. 8 and now, 20 days later, she's still waiting for someone to finally let her rest in peace. More...

Obituaries

Mary Miliner

Homemaker Mary Alice Green Miliner, 82, of Bluffton died Saturday, Feb. 10, 2007, at Early Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Miliner was born in Dale County, Ala., Dec. 22, 1924, to the late James Green and Emma Garrett Green. More...

Willie J. Hutchins

Willie J. Hutchins, 54, of Blakely died Thursday, Feb. 15, 2007, at Early Memorial Hospital. Mr. Hutchins was born July 5, 1952, to the late Lorene Hutchins and Flossie M. Hutchins. More...

Leona Carr

Leona Battle Carr, 54, of Blakely died Friday, Feb. 16, 2007, at Early Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Carr was born Oct. 21, 1952, to the late Jerry B. Battle and Eula Mae Battle. She was a member of St. John Freewill Baptist Church in Blakely. More...

Society

Odom - Carpenter

Mr. and Mrs. Greg Odom of Leesburg and Mr. and Mrs. Greg Binkley of Rossville annoucce the engagement of their daughter, Chasity, to Daniel Carpenter, son of Gary and Kathy Hadden of Arlington and the late Darryl Carpenter. More...

Jones - Craft

Misty Jones and Keith Craft were united in marriage Jan. 27, 2007. The bride is the daughter of J.T. and Marie Jones of Arlington. She is a graduate of Calhoun County High School and Albany Technical College. More...

David Kolter Busby

David and Cynthia Busby proudly announce the birth of their son, David Kolter Busby, Feb. 13, 2007. Kolt weighed 7 lbs. 10 oz. and was 19 in. long. He was welcomed by his brother, Jared, 13, and sister, Jasmine, 10. More...

Busy chamber year ahead

- 2007 Program of Work adopted -

The Blakely-Early County Chamber of Commerce adopted a comprehensive Program of Work for 2007 at the Feb. 21 board meeting. Chamber president Kenneth Hall reported that every committee had met and developed their mission and goals. More...

Taking it to Atlanta

The future of Early County will be mingling in high cotton next week when a group of local officials and citizens meet with elected officials and state department heads in Atlanta. More...

Truck driver charged

The driver of the 18-wheeler involved in the Feb. 11 fatal wreck at the intersection of the U.S. 27 and U.S. 62 bypasses was identified by authorities as 58-year-old Stephen L. Collins of Niceville, Fla. Collins was not injured in the wreck. More...

Other News

What a catch!

Jake and Max Sealy had a great fishing trip Sunday morning in a secret spot. Jake's fish weighed 6 lbs. and Max's weighed 3.4 lbs. More...

Fire Department personnel complete training

Lt. Eddy Burdette and Sgt. Glynn Floyd of the City of Blakely Fire Department have successfully completed the National Standardized Child Passenger Safety Training Program to become certified technicians. More...

Constitutional amendment to establish redistricing commission

Gov. Sonny Perdue introduced a constitutional amendment to establish the Citizens Redistricting Commission, an independent redistricting commission that would help ensure fairly drawn districts and improve public faith in the elective process. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Jesus is the vine, we are the branches

John 15:1-17 To use the term, "profound simplicity" might seem to be uniting contradictory terms. However, as we read the teachings of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, we see the reality of this phrase. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Ebenezar A.M.E. Ebenezar African Methodist Episcopal Church will celebrate Men and Women Day March 4 at 3 p.m. The theme is "Bridging the Past with the Future, and Church Growth." Everyone is invited to attend. New Mount Nebo M.B. More...

The Gospel Truth

Press on toward the heavenly prize

Good Christians disagree on some doctrines. However, there are certain truths which we all hold in common. The Bible is the word of God. The gospel is the good news about the person and work of Jesus Christ. You must be born again. More...

Agriculture

Farm bill, crop outlooks discussed

Chuck Lee scanned the 160 farmers, lenders and others at the Georgia Ag Forecast 2007. "You want to know what it's like?" he said. More...

Farm Credit holds stockholders meeting at Darton

Approximately 250 area farmer-stockholders and guests met at Darton College Student Center to attend the annual stockholder's meeting of Southwest Georgia Farm Credit Tuesday, Feb. 13. Bobby J. More...

Scientists study global warming effects on corn

With the help of a controlled atmosphere facility and sensory equipment, scientists at the University of Georgia are learning how agricultural crops will react to future climate change. More...

Campus

Lady Warriors' season ends with loss in first round

The SGA Lady Warriors traveled to ABAC in Tifton Wednesday for the first round of the GISA state basketball tournament. SGA, the number four seed from region 3AA, faced the number one seed from region 1AA, the Gatewood Lady Gators. More...

BECR All-Stars travel to state

The Blakely-Early County Recreation Department sent two teams to All-Stars this year for basketball. The 11-12 All-Star team rode to Unadilla Friday night to defeat Adel in the first round. More...

The Cat in the Hat to visit Early County.

The National Education Association will sponsor "Read Across America" Friday, March 2. This marks the 10th anniversary for "Read Across America," which has become the nation's largest reading event. More...