April 25, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

School lunches going up 25¢

The price of school lunches for many Early County School System students will increase next school term. At their April 10 meeting, the Early County Board of Education voted to increase student lunch prices by 25 cents. More...

Former councilman killed

Andrew Wynds, former Blakely city councilman and civic leader, was killed in a car accident over the weekend. Wynds was discovered in his wrecked Lincoln Town Car on County Road 36 in Clay County Monday morning. More...

Watering restrictions tightened

The Georgia EPD has declared a level two drought response statewide, permitting outdoor watering only in the morning on designated days. More...

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICES

040407-01 IN THE JUVENILE COURT FOR THE COUNTY OF EARLY STATE OF GEORGIA In the Interest of: D.L., B/M, DOB: 03/29/99 A Child Under 18 Years of Age. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25 DFACS board meeting, 10 a.m. CHAMBER of Commerce, noon Passport to Success module, 9 a.m. or 1 p.m., ECES Pre-K bldg. More...

Editorials

Other Voices

Losers, weepers ... finders, keepers

My brother, Marvin, turned 37 this week, and I'm pretty certain most of our friends thought he was older than that. "I thought you were older than that," they all said. More...

Mumbles

I'll get back on this one!

Where has Roy been all my life? No, not Roy Rogers, Roy McCrerey! Roy's pushing for a twoday work week. Thanks Roy, but where have you been? I'm 60 already! Besides, your idea is not original. More...

All That's Fit to Print

I think it's a sin

A news article last week revealed a study showing ethanol would dirty up city air more than gasoline. I laughed. I couldn't help it. More...

Obituaries

William F. Douglas

Chef William Fletcher Douglas, 38, of Tallahassee died Monday, April 16, 2007, at his residence. Mr. Douglas was born in Saigon, Vietnam, June 11, 1968, to Minh Thi Nguyen Douglas and the late Lemuel Augustus Douglas. He worked as a chef. More...

Alice Holt

Homemaker Alice Hazel Weeks Holt, 74, of Blakely died Friday, April 20, 2007, at Flowers Hospital in Dothan. Mrs. Holt was born in Washington County, Fla., Feb. 26, 1933, to the late Collis Robert Weeks and Mae Elizabeth White Weeks. More...

Betty Apgar

Teacher Betty Timmons Apgar, 61, of Mooresville, N.C., died Friday, April 20, 2007, at her residence. Mrs. Apgar was born in Tallahassee June 29, 1945 to Mary Brunson Timmons, of Bainbridge, and the late Jackson Lee Timmons Sr. More...

Sports

SGA Warriors crush Valiants 12-5

The SGA Warriors traveled to Valdosta to face the Valwood Valiants in a GISA region 3AA show down Tuesday. The Warriors needed a victory to secure a second place finish in the region and home field advantage in the first round of the playoffs. More...

Governor vetos budget, special session ahead

Governor Sonny Perdue vetoed the Amended Fiscal Year 2007 Budget Thursday saying it does not meet constitutional requirements or the needs of Georgia. "I'm afraid politics got in the way of doing the right thing. More...

LOOK WHAT'S BLOOMIN':

Over 100 flower lovers visited Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library last week to celebrate spring at "Look what's bloomin' at the library." Lunch, an art exhibit, gardening tips, health screenings and more were enjoyed by those who attended. More...

National Day of Prayer

Once again our country is acknowledging the first Thursday in May as "The National Day of Prayer." This tradition began with our Continental Congress in 1775, became law in 1952 and was moved to its current date in 1988. More...

Wildfire rages in Ware County

As people awoke Saturday morning they found a thick haze of smoke over the area. Local authorities briefly searched for the source of the smoke before realizing it had come from the wildfire in Ware County across the state. More...

Other News

Department of Labor seeks public input

The State Rehabilitation Council for the Vocational Rehabilitation program of the Georgia Department of Labor will hold a public comment hearing in Albany regarding the state plan for delivery of vocational rehabilitation services for fiscal year 20 More...

Flint River Conservation District sponsors Stewardship Week

The Flint River Soil and Water Conservation District encourages everyone to think about their personal responsibility to be a good steward of the natural resources, including energy during its annual stewardship week celebration. More...

Commodity distribution May 3

USDA government surplus commodity distribution will be held in Early County at the Neighborhood Service Center May 3 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. if supplies last. All recipients must certify their eligibility. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Christ's redemption open to all of us

Revelation 5 The Apostle John was "in the isle that is called Patmos, for the word of God, and the testimony of Jesus Christ" (Revelation 1:9b) when he received "The Revelation of Jesus Christ" (Revelation 1:1a). More...

THANKS

Trevor Price and family would like to take this time to thank everyone for your prayers, calls and acts of kindness shown during Trevor's illness. Please pray that he continues to grow stronger and gets better! May God bless each of you. More...

Let the Bible Speak

Be grateful for the daily blessings received

Psalms 103: 1-22 Most of us take God for granted when all is well and our needs are met. More...

Agriculture

Beginner's guide: grow your own vegetable garden

As spring creeps in every year, Georgia's veteran gardeners await warm afternoons of clearing winter debris to ready their garden beds. Beginners can anticipate their first vegetable gardens, too, with a critical first step. More...

New license plate to benefit Georgia 4-H, FFA

Sports fans and animal lovers, make room. A new specialty license plate is available to Georgia drivers, and this one benefits students in two of the state's most popular youth groups. More...

Society

Evans is employee of the month

The City of Blakely would like to recognize Trudie Evans, a valuable employee in the Administration Department, as Employee of the Month for March. The City is proud to acknowledge all her hard work and dedication. More...

Howells earn garden of the year

The country home of Alex and Mary Howell was selected by the Blakely Garden Club as the 2007 Garden of the Year. More...

From our Files

Smallpox virus vaccinations available

10 YEARS AGO May 1, 1997 LONGTIME Early County Board of Education employee Janis Megahee was named Early County's Secretary of the Year during the annual Secretaries Luncheon at the Town and Country Club last Wednesday. More...