March 7, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Bill Warrick will lead FBC Spiritual Renewal Conference

First Baptist Church of Blakely announces their annual "Spiritual Renewal Conference" will begin Sunday, March 11. The guest preacher this year will be Rev. Bill Warrick, pastor of the Williamsburg Community Chapel in Williamsburg, Va. More...

Three weeks early!

Daylight Saving Time has been changed from its traditional calendar dates to start three weeks earlier - Sunday, March 11 - and finish one week later - Sunday, November 4. More...

Elementary Open House March 13

The community is invited to Open House March 13 at the Early County Elementary School. The Open House will begin at 10 a.m. with classroom visits and include lunch. Please RSVP 723-4101 ext. 5101. 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, MARCH 7 FAMILY Connection Collaborative 12, noon, Family Learning Resource Center BIRTHDAYS: Joey Durham, Betsy Howard, Taylor King THURSDAY, MARCH 8 ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club BIRTHDAYS: Jamie Sharpton, Robert More...

Editorials

Thank your legislators

To the residents of Southwest Georgia: If you or a family member recently learned about screening tests to find cancer, you may want to thank your local legislator. More...

Just can't say enough

Dear editor, It was such an honor to travel with the 12-andunder recreation boys and girls basketball team these past two weekends. This wasn't the first time Bob and I have had this special opportunity, but it has been over two years. More...

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Obituaries

Ethel Spann

Minister Ethel Mae Womack Spann, 70, of Blakely died Sunday, Feb. 25, 2007. Mrs. Spann was born Nov. 17, 1937, to the late John Henry and Daisy Hodge. She was the founder and pastor of Grace Temple of Hope. Survivors include her husband, L.C. More...

Lizzie White

Homemaker Lizzie Ruth Davis White, 94, of Blakely died Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2007, at her residence. Mrs. White was born in Early County Nov. 23, 1912, to the late Henry Jackson Davis and Cordele Sheffield Davis. She was a member of Mt. More...

Jacqueline Virgin

Jacqueline Brown Virgin, 42, of Blakely died Thursday, March 1, 2007. Mrs. Virgin was born May 8, 1964, to the late Lena and Joseph Brown. She was a member of Potter's House Church. She was preceded in death by a brother, Lewis Hilliard. More...

Society

Lewis - Smith

Mr. and Mrs. William J. Lewis Sr. of Ft. Gaines announce the engagement of their daughter, Sheila Lewis, to Scott Eric Smith, son of Sue Ellen Beyl Guelda of Carrollton, Ky., and the late Charles "Ed" Smith Jr. of Hoover, Ala. More...

Brooks-Brewer

Joe Robert Brooks announces the engagement and forthcoming wedding of his daughter, Janet Rose Brooks, to Daniel Keith Brewer. Miss Brooks is the daughter of Joe Robert Brooks and the late Myrtis Elizabeth Brooks of Clarksville, Ga. More...

Kyser Clint Sims

Clint and Brandy Sims proudly announce the birth of their son, Kyser Clint. He was born Jan. 19, 2007, weighed 6 pounds 14 ounces and was 20 inches long. Kyser is the grandson of Kelly and Hazel Sims and Mike and Joyce Holland. More...

Deadly tornadoes skirt by county

A system of powerful storms packing Class F3 tornadoes with wind speeds between 136 and 165 miles per hour passed through the southeast Thursday killing at least 19 people in Georgia and Alabama. More...

State Champs

The 11 and 12 yearold Blakely-Early County Recreation basketball All Stars won the state championship Saturday in Jefferson. See page 8. More...

Forestry Queens

Congratulations to the winners of the 23rd annual Early County Forestry Pageant. More...

Schools get out early tomorrow

Early County schools will get out of class early Thursday, March 8. Students will be released from school at the following times: Elementary and alternative schools - 12:05 p.m.; high school - 12:20 p.m.; and the middle school - 12-30 p.m. More...

Other News

We need you ...

... to come to the Relay for Life Bake Sale beginning Saturday, March 24 at 8 a.m. at Grist Oil Company parking lot on the square. More...

BOE discusses SPLOST renewal projects

System level personnel and school administrators were approved for the 2007- 08 school year at the Early County Board of Education's Feb. 27 meeting. The BOE also discussed SPLOST renewal projects. More...

CODE ENFORCEMENT

The Early County Code Enforcement Office reports the following activity for the month of February. Seven permits were issued for mobile homes and one permit was issued for new home construction. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Surviving life in today's 'real world'

1 John 2:7-17 The degenerate human mind can devise new doctrines to replace the things that have served as points of reference for mankind throughout the centuries. More...

The Gospel Truth

Share the goodness of Christ's love

This is a biographical message. I want to try to tell you what it is like to be a preacher, or a messenger of God. More...

THANKS

Words cannot express the heartfelt gratitude of the Foster family for the love and support of the community that we have experienced on our loss of Bill. More...

Agriculture

Corn growers urge labeling of food products

Keith Bolin, president of the American Corn Growers Association and a corn farmer from Manlius, Ill., has announced that his organization, as part of a coalition of 215 agriculture and consumer groups, has sent letters to the U.S. More...

Poultry growers concerned about grain costs

Chickens eat corn. And until last year, they didn't have to worry too much about fighting cars for their feed. But with 20 percent of all U.S. More...

Campus

Local FFA members compete

February 19, four FFA members competed in the Early County Hog Show. Hannah Scarborough, Clay Willis, Tyler Hampton and Sam Stinson competed in showmanship and in the market hog class. More...

Headstart registration in progress until March 16

The Early County Child Development Center will continue taking applications for the 2007-08 school year until March 16 at Early Child Development Center located at 5038 Freeman Road. Those eligible for Head Start are children ages 3 and 4. More...

BECR Team wins state championship

12 & Under State Champions, kneeling from left, Dontavious Favors, Rhodes Collier, Brakari Isom, Ladonis Bryant, Antonio Jackson; standing from left, Coach Andrew Tinson, Andrea Tinson, Caleb Morrell, Kendarius Williams, Jacori Taylor, Shaquel Severs More...