May 28, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

May 29 deadline for filing property valuation appeals

Early County property owners have filed 355 appeals since receiving reappraisal notices in the mail April 14, many notifying owners their properties had increased over 300 percent in value. More...

Johnson representing state on deck of USS Midway

There will be a gala event Memorial Day weekend aboard the USS Midway in San Diego, Calif., and Early County will be represented at the televised event. The News learned this week that CPO Shannon C. More...

Summer School

Summer school will be held at Early County High June 4 thru June 28 for Early County High School students only. The cost will be $225. Classes will be 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. each day. Registration deadline is May 31. More...

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICES

                 051607- 03        NOTICE OF ELECTION TO THE QUALIFIED VOTERS OF EARLY More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, MAY 23 DFACS Board Meeting, 10 a.m. CHAMBER of Commerce, noon BIRTHDAYS: Matt Belcher, Kathy Shierling THURSDAY, MAY 24 ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club BIRTHDAYS: Christina Green, More...

Editorials

Message to America: Respect Memorial Day

Here is a surprise, I am not going to defend the Iraq war. I won't even explain the importance of the war on terrorism. VA budget? Not today. More...

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Mumbles

Stories worth re-tellin'

Mr. Charlie Davis came in the office this week asking if I would help him write an article about one of his wartime experiences to send to his battalion's newsletter. More...

Obituaries

Emily Crumbley

Bus Driver Emily Johnson Crumbley, 65, of Cartersville died Monday, May 14, 2007, at Cartersville Medical Center. Mrs. Crumbley was born in Blakely June 29, 1941, to the late Abner Jasper Johnson and Eunice Haye Johnson. More...

Laura Mae Igles

Laura Mae Igles, 71, of Blakely died Monday, May 14, 2007. Mrs. Igles was born in Blakely March 10, 1936, to the late Tim Hutchins and Josephine Gardner. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Igles; and three children. More...

Annie Snyder

Homemaker Annie Harrison McKeller Snyder, 85, of Blakely died Friday, May 18, 2007, at Early Memorial Nursing Home. Mrs. Snyder was born in Early County Dec. 6, 1921, to the late William Lonnie Harrison and Rachel Faircloth Harrison. More...

Society

Wimberly employee of the month

The City of Blakely would like to recognize Fireman Bobby Wimberly as employee of the month. The City is proud to acknowledge all his hard work and dedication. More...

Netherton wins daylily show

Despite drought and extremely unfavorable weather, area daylily growers managed to exhibit 150 top quality blooms at the 15th annual Daylily Show sponsored by the Southwest Georgia Hemerocallis Society Saturday at the Bainbridge Mall. More...

Nathan Brently Floyd

Turner, Brandy and Ella proudly announce the birth of Nathan Brently Floyd. Nathan was born April 7, 2007, at 3:39 a.m. at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany. He weighed 8 pounds 4 ounces and was 20 inches long. More...

Lisa Jo's dream

For one ECHS senior, Saturday's graduation was a dream come true. For her family, friends and many in the community, watching Lisa Jo Williams walk across the stage was a miracle and one of many answered prayers. More...

SGA graduation exercises Thursday

Eighteen seniors will march into Southwest Georgia Academy's Joe Bryan Auditorium Thursday, May 24 at 8:30 p.m. for graduation exercises in Damascus. The 12 honor graduates will have special parts on the program. More...

Do you qualify for conservation use assessment?

Application deadline: May 29

Owners of agricultural land, timberland and environmentally sensitive land may qualify for conservation use assessment under O.C.G.A. Section 48-5-7.4. More...

2007 leadership classes

The Chamber of Commerce is partnering with UGA's Fanning Institute to conduct a leadership class for leaders in Early County. The class will be limited to 25 members. The fee is $125 per person. More...

Rec camp, softball

Registration is underway for the Blakely-Early County Recreation Dept. Summer Camp to be held May 29 thru June 8. Camp hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registrants must be between five and 10 years of age. More...

Other News

Recent drought may impact water levels at Walter F. George Lake

With National Safe Boating Week and Memorial Day Weekend coming up the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is reminding boaters and swimmers to watch out for underwater hazards due to low lake and river levels due to the drought. More...

Professional car washes use less water

With a restricted schedule for outdoor water uses statewide, when can you wash your car? A University of Georgia expert says you'll save time and water during the drought if you do it at a car wash. More...

Insurance investigator at courthouse

Georgia residents with insurance problems or questions can receive assistance directly from the commissioner's office by contacting the insurance investigator working in your area. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Live actively in God's presence

Revelation 21:9-11;21:22- 22:5 "The Revelation of Jesus Christ" (Revelation 1:1) that was received by the Apostle John, while he was "in the isle that is called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ (Revelation 1:9c More...

From the Pulpit

How truly compassionate to others are we?

Years ago I heard someone say, "I am tired of paying taxes for people that are too lazy to work." The person who said this to me was very successful and made a lot of money. Taxes are higher today than they were then. More...

THANKS

We, the Igles family, would like to take this time to thank each of you, "God's children," for your love and support, shown to our family during the loss of our mother, Laura H. Igles. May God bless and keep each of you, is our prayer. More...

Agriculture

Georgia farmers struggle to feed herds in drought

Georgia cattlemen are having a hard time feeding their herds because the state's extended drought has dried up pastures and seriously cut hay production. More...

Breaking water rules can be result in hefty fines

Driving too fast can get you a hefty fine. Watering your lawn during restricted hours or days can land you a big fine, too. "You typically get two warnings. More...

Greens growers constantly battle diamondback moths

Would you buy turnip greens riddled with holes nibbled by insects? No, and that's why Georgia produce farmers battle them. Unfortunately, one of the toughest in the world calls Georgia home. At the very least, the diamondback moth is resilient. More...

Sports

Adult softball league meeting

The Blakely-Early County Recreation Department will hold an organizational meeting for adult softball Thursday, May 31 at 6 p.m. at the Recreation Department office located at 1656 North Main Street. More...

Campus

Southwest Georgia Academy

2007 Honor Graduates

In order to be named an honor graduate at Southwest Georgia Academy, a student must have an overall cumulative high school average of 90 or above. More...

Students recognized during Honors Day

Students gathered in the Joe Bryan Auditorium to receive a record number of awards at the annual Honors Day ceremony May 7. More...

ECHS holds honors night program May 15

Early County High School held its honors night program Tuesday, May 15 at 7 p.m. in Mangham Auditorium. Students in attendance were recognized for receiving scholarships and awards as well as highest academic averages in individual courses. More...