July 11, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

ALERT: Caller ID fraud

You know that secure feeling you get when caller ID lets you know who is calling? Forget it! Phone customers can no longer rely on their caller ID to accurately tell them who is calling because of a new technology called "caller ID spoofing. More...

Grand old lady turns 103

Our Grand Old Lady is 103 years old! The Early County Courthouse was built in 1904. Also 103 years old is another grand old lady, Freedonia Harris Echols, Early County's oldest known citizen. Mrs. More...

Adult Ed relocates to Family Connection

The Early County Adult Education/GED program is relocating to the Family Connection FACES Learning Resource Center at 40-A Harold Ragan Dr. More...

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICES

070407-01 NOTICE PROBATE COUNTY OF EARLY COUNTY RE: PETITION OF Kelita Wright Gray FOR LEAVE TO SELL PROPERTY OF ESTATE OF Mildred J. Wright, Deceased. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, JULY 11 BIRTHDAYS: Debra Smith, Ward Mills, Alex Warr, Patsy Wiley THURSDAY, JULY 12 ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club PILOT CLUB BLAKELY #282 O.E.S. More...

Editorials

Other Voices

What's right is right

Years ago, when my brother, Marvin, was a little boy, he and his friend, Rand, were playing in the front yard. One thing led to another and Rand ended up in the house crying. More...

Political Cartoon

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Mumbles

Muddled thoughts to ponder

There's a lot of serious stuff going on that needs talking about, here in this space and elsewhere. The county and school board budgets are worth talking about. There's the most important chore the city is trying to tackle - blight elimination! More...

Obituaries

Joyce Walker

Caretaker

Joyce Byrd "Penny" Walker, 65, of Blakely died Monday, June 25, 2007, at Donalsonville Hospital. Mrs. Walker was born in Early County March 10, 1942, to the late Arthur Paramore and Aggie Fedd Byrd. More...

Ann Talbert Smith

Teacher

Ann Talbert Smith, 94, of Macon died Friday, June 29, 2007. Mrs. Smith was born in Brinson Sept. 1, 1912, to the late Mr. and Mrs. D.K. Talbert. More...

Mary E. Hoover

Homemaker

Mary Evelyn Hoover, 70, of Corpus Christi, Texas, died Saturday, June 30, 2007, in Corpus Christi. Mrs. Hoover was born in Albany in 1936 to the late Perry Jackson Clark and Minnie Estelle Holland. More...

Society

Bankston- Smith

Betty Bankston of Blakely and Charles Bankston Sr. of Albany announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, LaShonda S. Bankston, to Kevin Andre Smith, son of Julia Smith of Blakely and Chris George of Albany. More...

Houston - Childress

Mr. and Mrs. Julian Houston of Jakin are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Julie Marie, to Jeffrey Alan Childress, son of the late Rev. and Mrs. Grover Childress of Donalsonville. More...

Emma is two

Emma Grace Taylor was two years old July 1 and had two parties held in her honor. She enjoyed a party with family and friends on her birthday at her home in Dothan. More...

2 of 3 schools make AYP

Two of Early County's three schools were among the 81 percent of Georgia schools to make Adequate Yearly Progress as defined by Georgia's Department of Education. More...

County adopts $7.1 million budget for FY 2007-08

The Early County Commission approved final adjustments to their 2007-08 budget last week and discussed ways to fund the $7,132,905 needed to operate the county for the coming year. More...

BOE names Joe Davis ECHS assistant principal

Joe Davis will be returning to Early County High School as an assistant principal for the upcoming school term. Davis was approved by the Early County School Board June 26 at a special meeting. More...

Online payments coming

City ready to swipe those utility bills

Blakely utility customers can now pay their monthly utility bills with credit cards. City Clerk Melinda Crook told Blakely City Council members at their July 3 meeting that a credit card machine was up and running at city hall. More...

Peanuts to pencils

There's an old saying that "where there's a will, there's a way." Family Connections FACES and its partners are asking the "willing" to help with the annual Peanuts to Pencils school supply drive. More...

Other News

Immigration law draws a line in the sand

Georgia's new immigration law, S.B. 529, took effect Sunday, July 1 and will eventually require all businesses doing government work to verify the legal status of employees. More...

Auditions set for Georgia Girls' Choir

Auditions for the Georgia Girls' Choir directed by Maridel Callan will be July 16, 17, and 18 from 9 a.m. 0 11 a.m. at the Collaborative building behind the sheriff's office in Colquitt. More...

CODE ENFORCEMENT

Early County Code Enforcement issued five mobile home permits during the month of June for mobile homes on Flat Creek Road, Highway 45, Mays Mill Road, Rock Bluff Road and Efford Lane. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Commit your life to righteousness

Zephaniah 3:1-9 Each person must decide the thing to which he or she is committed. More...

The Gospel Truth

'Blessed are the poor in spirit ...'

The Sermon on the Mount begins with eight blessings or "beatitudes." Each contains a desired Christ-like characteristic and its decided outcome. Herein lies the blessings and benefits of the grace of God for the child of God. More...

Other Voices

Don't deny your faith in Christ

Some folk seem ashamed to be a Christian. They are reluctant to bow their head in public to pray at a restaurant. This fellow was walking down the street with a raggy looking mix breed dog. More...

Agriculture

Go for two vegetable crops in the garden this year

Get another harvest by making a fresh start

It's midsummer in Georgia, but you could make it spring again in your vegetable garden. Don't let the summer heat cheat you out of more fresh vegetables. Go for two crops this year. More...

Paving the way to fill vet need

Last year, 543 students applied to the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, one of only 28 veterinary colleges in the country. Fewer than 100 got in. More...

Campus

Supply list announced for Early County Middle School

The following supplies are needed for each student based on their grade level. More...

COLLEGE NEWS

Georgia Southern

Georgia Southern University recently awarded two local students scholarships. Abby Brown and Stanton Harrell, both of Blakely, each received a $1,000 Southern LEAD Scholarship. More...

Classroom supply list for elementary students

The items on this supply list are needed for Early County Elementary School students for the 2007-2008 school year. More...