May 16, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Teacher of the Year

As part of National Teacher Appreciation Week, the Early County School System held its annual Teacher of the Year banquet Wednesday at the Early County Middle School cafeteria. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, MAY 16 CHAMBER of Commerce, noon BIRTHDAYS: Jennifer Payton Carter ANNIVERSARY: Rand & Jamie Payton THURSDAY, MAY 17 ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club COUNTY Planning Commission, 7 p.m. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Find a place to call home in heaven

Revelation 21:1-8 The evil that exists in this world comes from only one source - the "thief" that comes "not, but for to steal and to kill and to destroy." John 10:10a. This destructive work began in the garden of Eden. Genesis 3:1-6. More...

Other Voices

Surpass earthly happiness

There's a little song learned as a child, "I've got joy, joy, joy, joy down in my heart, up in my head, down in my feet. I've got joy, joy, joy, joy all over me. All over me to stay!" A lot of people confuse happiness with joy. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Providence Assembly Providence Assembly will have a homecoming service Sunday, May 20 at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Herbert Brady ministering in the morning service. More...

Agriculture

Area farmers inducted into Georgia Peanut Achievement Club

Mike Newberry of Early County and Bob McLendon and Al Sudderth of Calhoun County were recently honored at Disney's Yacht Club Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., along with nine other Georgia peanut producers and inducted into the 2006 Georgia Peanut More...

FSA News

Filing accurately and timely prevents benefit losses

Reporting Crop Acreage The annual requirement of reporting to the FSA office can be referred to as crop reporting, acreage reporting, or crop certification. More...

Sports

SGA athletes honored at sports banquet May 10

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Girls' track takes third

The girls' track team captured third place at the state meet Saturday in Albany out of 54 teams. This was the highest the girls have finished since 1991. More...

Campus

SGA announces Beta graduates

Southwest Georgia Academy's Beta graduates are, from left, Clayton Alan Conners, Abby Doreen Brown, Clay Daniel Hudson, Melissa Caitlin Cooper, Matthew Joshua Cleveland and Mary Elaine DeLoach; back row, from left, Lorie Bethea Holman, Russel More...

SGA names Senior Class Superlatives

Southwest Georgia Academy named eight outstanding seniors as the 2007 Senior Class Superlatives. More...

Elementary School says farewell to four

What is the significance of 139 years? It is the dedication of 50,735 days of faithful service. It is 1,217,640 hours of giving heart, mind and soul to the course chosen. More...

Power plant permits issued

Over six years after announcing plans to build a 1200-megawatt pulverized coal-fired electric generation facility in Early County, LS Power received the necessary permits Friday to proceed with construction of the plant. More...

BOE considers two for school superintendent

Former ECHS principal Kenneth Hall, Dothan High principal Georgia Gary chosen from 15 applicants

At a called meeting late Friday afternoon, the Early County Board of Education announced that Georgia E. Gary and Kenneth W. Hall are under consideration for superintendent of the Early County School System. More...

Police Week

May 13 - 19

In every American community, committed law enforcement officers watch over our neighborhoods and work to make our nation a safer, more peaceful place. More...

Habitat Banquet

The Blakely-Early County affiliate of Habitat for Humanity will hold its annual Donor Appreciation Banquet Thursday, June 7 at 7 p.m. in the First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. More...

Editorials

Rumors of a failed session are unfounded

Contrary to popular opinion, this year's Legislative session was a success. Many good bills passed, most bad ideas never left the committee room and the budget impasse focused debate on fundamental conservative principles. More...

Mumbles

The long road was predicted

Nobody's going to slip anything past anybody on a project like this - it just ain't gonna happen. That was one of the first observations I made about the proposed power plant in my March 14, 2001 Mumbles. More...

All That's Fit to Print

Some things don't change

A recent poll revealed that parents today believe parenting is harder for them than it was for their parents. That's pretty funny and pretty normal. More...

Obituaries

James L. Sewell

James L. Sewell of Newark, N.J., died April 19, 2007. Mr. Sewell was born in Blakely in 1933 to the late Joe Sewell and Edith Sewell. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Billy Sewell and J.C. More...

Eddie Lee Salter

Eddie Lee Salter, 53, of Blakely died Wednesday, May 2, 2007, at his residence. Mr. Salter was born in Early County Aug. 28, 1953, to Flozell Salter and the late Inez William Salter. He was a member of St. Mary Baptist Church. More...

Margaret Summerset

Retired

Margaret M. Summerset, 57, of Blakely died Thursday, May 3, 2007, at her residence. Mrs. Summerset was born in Blakely Oct. 27, 1949, to the late Wilmer Mosely Sr. and Eva Mosely. More...

Society

Kids enjoyed Bagby's fishing rodeo Saturday

Children from ages 2 to 12 enjoyed a great time at George T. Bagby State Park & Lodge Children's Fishing Rodeo Saturday, May 5. More...

Bush, Meredith wedding vows exchanged

Betty Bates Bush and Terry Eugene Meredith were united in marriage at Cuba Presbyterian Church in Blakely April 27, 2007, in the holy presence of God, family and friends. Betty is the daughter of Marie Bates and the late George Bates Jr. More...

Odom - Jarrett

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Jospeh Odom are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Brandi McCaul Odom, to Jason Paul Jarrett, son of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Eric Jarrett of Blakely. More...