June 6, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Self proclaimed apostle faces child molestation charges

A Blakely man who called himself an apostle has been arrested and charged with child molestation by local authorities. Alexander Jones Harris of 655 Jessie Johnson St. was arrested after the uncle of one of the children contacted authorities. More...

$4,000 arson conviction award

An anonymous local citizen has been awarded $4,000 by the Georgia Arson Control Hotline for information which led to an arson conviction. More...

Missoula Children's Theatre

Auditions for the Missoula Children's Theatre production of The Pied Piper are Monday, June 11 at 8:30 a.m. at Mangham Auditorium. No experience or preparation is needed to audition. More...

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICES

051607-03 NOTICE OF ELECTION TO THE QUALIFIED VOTERS OF EARLY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT, GEORGIA: NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on the 19th day of June, 2007, More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6 FAMILY Connection Collabroative, noon, Family Learning Resource Center DONNA Washington, 3 p.m., Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library BIRTHDAYS: Kelsey Sasser, Dewey Cannon, William Powell, Ronnie M. More...

Editorials

Other Voices

Don't grumble - be thankful

We often talk about perspective and how our lives would be different if we could just analyze a situation from a different angle. More...

Shipp's Georgia

The Georgia merry-go-round

Gov. Sonny Perdue seemed to be having such a good time with his budget veto pen last week, sticking it in the eye of the House leadership and several other groups not on especially friendly terms with His Excellency. More...

Other Voices

Jack Murtha's friends with money

Democrats controlling the House of Representatives demonstrated this month the hollowness of their claim that they have ended the corruption of 12 Republican years. Rep. More...

Obituaries

Georgia Askew

Artist Georgia Aurelia Askew, 87, of Arlington died Monday, May 28, 2007, at Magnolia Manor Nursing Home in Americus. Ms. Askew was born in Calhoun County Feb. 22, 1920, to the late David Harum Askew Sr. and Georgia Fort Askew. More...

Edgar Naramore

Veteran Edgar Wesley Naramore, 75, died Thursday, May 31, 2007, at his home. He served in the United States Air Force for 28 years and he was a Korean War veteran. Mr. Naramore was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Lou Naramore. More...

Society

Breckenridge, Kitchens vows exchanged

Emily Kathryn Breckenridge and Gregory Orman Kitchens were united in marriage March 31, 2007, at 6 p.m. at Steam Mill Plantation in Donalsonville with the Reverend Glenn Martin officiating the ceremony. More...

Connors - Fortner

Jeannette Cunningham of Plant City, Fla., announces the engagement and forthcoming marriage of her daughter, Jennifer Elizabeth Connors, to Matthew Robert Fortner, son of Mr. and Mrs. Aubrey Fortner of Plant City, Fla. More...

How to plan a wedding on a budget

From ice sculptures to fancy stretch limos to a wedding dress that costs more than your mortgage payment - with all these wedding temptations, how can you possibly stay on budget and still have the wedding of your dreams? More...

40 arrested in undercover operation

A month-long undercover operation by the Early County Drug Unit had local authorities busy Monday and Tuesday rounding up nearly 40 people with pending drug and alcohol charges. More...

Unsuspected panic

While the arrests resulting from the undercover operation were underway without incident Monday morning, an unexpected chase led to the arrest of two additional suspects. Deputies Brent Alderman and J.D. More...

Two long sought suspects caught

Two suspects being sought by local authorities for months were apprehended this past week in Alabama. Timothy Smith, A.K.A "Shine" had outstanding warrants for false imprisonment, drug trafficking and cruelty to animals. More...

More fun sites!

Hey kids! Doug Kidd has sent us more fun sites for our website... earlycountynews.com. Click on "Kids Only" and have fun! You may want to drop Doug a note at dougk@alltel.net and let him know how much you enjoy them. More...

Fireworks

The Chamber of Commerce, City of Blakely and the Early County Commission will sponsor a Fourth of July program and fireworks Tuesday, July 3, at Standifer Field. The program will begin at 8:30 p.m. More...

Other News

Commissioners discuss Hwy. 27 meeting

The Early County Commissioners met Monday night and attended to a short agenda. Commissioners Hank Jester and Butch Wiggins were absent. More...

Forestry Commission seeks fire relief

As record losses continue to mount in the devastating south Georgia and Florida wildfires, the Georgia Forestry Commission is working to secure funding for alleviating damages and developing recovery plans. More...

Ballot fraud now a felony in Georgia

Gov. Sonny Perdue signed two significant election bills into law Wednesday afternoon. Senate Bill 40, sponsored by Sen. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Be faithfully committed to justice

Amos 5:10-24 Historically, much has been written or said concerning "the basics." This fact is seen in many areas of life. More...

The Gospel Truth

God's change will be constant and wonderful

I read a story of a man who had a terrible problem. He developed a condition in which he could no longer stand the sight of quarters, dimes and nickels. He worked at a bank, so he had to quit his job. More...

THANKS

We would like to thank everyone for all their contributions and support with the poker run for Wayne, and a special thanks to the family and friends of Doc's Hideaway. More...

Agriculture

Agribusiness council to meet in Blakely

The Georgia Agribusiness Council will hold one of nine state-wide membership rallies in Blakely Tuesday, June 12. The rally will be at Singletary Rock Mine from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. More...

FSA News

Drought conditions

The extended period of drought conditions has prohibited numerous producers from planting their intended crops. More...

Campus

Mike receives first Alexander scholarship

Kendra Mike, a graduate of Early County High School, is the first recipient of the new Wyatt Hutchins Alexander Family Scholarship. Kendra enjoyed many school activities. More...

COLLEGE NEWS

University of Georgia Lisa Renee Hilton of Edison graduated summa cum laude with honors from the University of Georgia Saturday, May 12 with a bachelor of science degree in biology and a minor in Spanish. More...

Riddle earns Eagle honors

Alex Riddle, 16-year-old son of Laura and Paul Riddle and grandson of Wayne and Eugenia Foster of Blakely, completed the requirements for the rank of Eagle Scout. More...