March 28, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

City watering restrictions

With the spring season coming to full bloom Blakely residents are reminded by Mayor Ric Hall that the following outdoor watering restrictions will be in effect again this year. More...

Head-on collision claims local youth

One person was killed and five others from Early County were involved in a head-on vehicle crash Friday morning between Webb and Columbia, Ala. More...

Kolomoki Easter Egg hunt

Kolomoki State Park has plans underway for the annual Easter egg hunt they will sponsor Sunday, April 8. The hunt will be on the grounds at the visitor center beginning at 3 p.m. There will be areas for age groups 0-2, 3-4, 5-7, 8-11 and 12 & up. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28 DFACS Board Meeting, 10 a.m. More...

Senate pipeline bill a necessity

Senate Bill 173 needs to become law for some very simple reasons. Georgia motorists need gasoline. Our farmers need fuel for their equipment. Truckers need diesel to deliver their goods. Jets need fuel to fly. More...

Editorials

Other Voices

Just thought I'd ask

I read an article about koi recently and it brought back one of my earliest childhood memories. It's the story of why goldfish are orange, and it involves my grandfather, Briggs Arrington, who owned a laundry and dry cleaners in Cordele, Ga. More...

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Obituaries

Le Edwarna Johnson

Le Edwarna Powell Johnson, 84, of Blakely died Wednesday, March 14, 2007. Mrs. Johnson was born in Blakely July 12, 1922, to the late Joseph B. Powell and Amanda Hutchins Powell. More...

Mary Jane Herring

Homemaker Mary Jane Herring, 75, of Phenix City, Ala., died Sunday, March 18, 2007, at her residence. Mrs. Herring was born in Monroe, Tenn., August 17, 1931. More...

Devon Lee Mixon

Infant Devon Lee Mixon died Monday, March 19, 2007, at the Women's and Children's Center of Donalsonville Hospital. Devon was born March 19, 2007, to Travis Mixon and Nicole Powell of Bainbridge. More...

Society

Bridges - Murkerson

Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Bridges of Blakely announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Leann, to Robert Murkerson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Billy Ray Murkerson of Blakely. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Mr. More...

Barrows-Davis plans complete

The wedding plans of Katherine Mae Barrows and Steven Daniel Davis Jr. have been completed. The wedding will be Saturday, April 7, 2007, at 6:30 p.m. at Blakely First United Methodist Church. A reception will follow at the home of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Be a blushing, not a rushing bride

Getting married can be one of the most memorable and lovely times of your life. But, it can also be one of the most stressful. More...

Campus

Natural Resources Workshop now accepting applications

The Natural Resources Conservation Workshop is now accepting applications for the 2007 Summer Camp, announced Britt Parker, director. Applications are due June 1. More...

ECHS Literary takes second at region

The Early County High School literary team took home a host of honors at the region competition and several members advanced to state competition. Among the team's honors were four first place wins, one second place and three third place wins. More...

ECHS FFA places second in state

Four FFA members traveled to Covington Satur-day March 17 to compete in the State Environmental Natural Resources competition. The team had previously placed first in area competition in Tifton at ABAC March 6. More...

Georgia Work Ready Program

Bainbridge College is hosting information sessions for the Georgia Work Ready Program tomorrow at the Main Campus in Bainbridge, according to Gean Hendrix, director of BC business and industry services. More...

- On Court Square Friday - Relay for Life

After 12 years, the Court Square will be the new venue for this year's Relay for Life Friday. The past Relay for Life activities have taken place at Early County High's Standifer Field. More...

Habitat dedicates Lee St. home Sunday afternoon

The Blakely-Early County Habitat for Humanity dedicated their third home Sunday afternoon. Habitat president Deeds Curry presented the keys to the new house at 200 Lee St. More...

Thanks for the memories

The Early County Historical Society has a new project on the burner. Long known for its excellent publishing projects which focus on local history, the society is now branching out into the collection of oral history. More...

Other News

Child advocates want PeachCare restored

Child advocacy groups and the Georgia Coalition United for a Responsible Budget are calling on Gov. More...

IRS has $2.2 billion in unclaimed refunds

Unclaimed refunds totaling more than $2.2 billion are awaiting about 1.8 million people who failed to file a 2003 federal income tax return. In Georgia more than $64 million in unclaimed refunds awaits about 58,000 individuals. More...

Changes in immunization requirements for children

Georgia's immunization requirements for children attending child care and school facilities have been changed to reflect current recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices of the National Centers for Disease Control, the Ame More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Knowing the personal love of God

1 John 5:1-12 Humans have developed all kinds of mental pictures of God. These concepts vary from very stern to anything goes. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Stephen Chapel M.B. The members of Stephen Chapel Missionary Baptist Church invite everyone to come and show their appreciation for Sister Hattie Lanier's 50-plus years as a faithful member Saturday, April 14 at 2 p.m. Mt. Hebron Mt. More...

THANKS

The Spann Family would like to thank all of our friends and neighbors from Early, Seminole, Miller, Decatur, Randolph, Clay, Terrell, Dougherty, Lee and all other counties for your kind support and expressions of sympathy during our time of sorrow. More...

Agriculture

FSA News

Early County approved for Emergency Conservation Program

Early County has been approved to implement the ECP program for producers affected by the recent tornado in the Jakin- Springfield area. The ECP program is designed to assist producers in removing debris from cropland affected by the tornadoes. More...

Farm Credit distributes patronage checks

Southwest Georgia Farm Credit members will receive checks totaling more than $3.8 million, which represents the cash portion of a $7.6 million 2006 patronage distribution. The balance of the distribution is placed in an account in their names. More...

Anyone who grows a turnip this big deserves proper credit. The late Arthur English was misidentified in this photo in last week's farm section. He is shown in this 1970s era photo showing his magnificent turnip crop. More...

Sports

Bobcats pull out close game against Westover

The Bobcats pulled out a 6-4 win in a close game with Westover at home March 19. In the first inning, pitcher Antonio Williams gave up only one hit, a single, but walked four batters to give up two unearned runs. More...

Early County High School Spring Sports Schedule

Track 3/29 vs. Randolph Clay (H) 4/5 vs. Pelham (A) 4/12 vs. TCC (A) 3/29 vs. Cairo (A) 3/30 vs. Randolph-Clay (A) 4/3 vs. Fitzgerald (A) 4/6 vs. Cook (A) 4/10 vs. Berrien (H) Golf 3/28 at Donalsonville 4/5 at Bagby Baseball 4/12 vs. More...

Youth cheerleader tryouts April 14

The Early County Youth Bobcat cheerleaders will hold tryouts Saturday, April 14. Registration forms can be picked up from the elementary and middle schools and also from SGA. Students must be between the ages of seven and 12 in order to cheer. More...