July 18, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Bob Collier to lead Rotary this year

Outgoing Rotary president Billy Fleming passes the president's gavel to Bob Collier at a recent Rotary meeting. Collier wil lead the Blakely Rotary Club through June 2008. More...

Pre-K orientation

Pre-K orientation will be July 30 at 6 p.m. at the Early County Elementary School cafeteria. Parents will have the opportunity to meet teachers, the director and the resource coordinator. More...

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICES

NOTICE The Georgia Department of Transportation is pleased to present the draft "State Transportation Improvement Program" (STIP) for public review and comment. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, JULY 18 CHAMBER of Commerce, noon BIRTHDAYS: Ernest Atkins, Mac Cox THURSDAY, JULY 19 ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club CANNING PLANT OPEN COUNTY Planning Commission, 7 p.m. More...

Editorials

Wearing breakfast to work

Other Voices

I remember when colors used to be simple. Remember the old box of Crayola crayons you had when you were a kid? I had one of those big boxes with 64 different colors and a built-in crayon sharpener. More...

Cartoon

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Leaving well enough alone

All That's Fit to Print

A Buford, Ga., mom and her toddler son were thrown off an airplane recently. I probably don't have to point out that the plane was still on the ground, but I will. More...

Obituaries

Boyzell Reed

Minister Boyzell Reed, 74, of Blakely died Monday, July 9, 2007, at Early Memorial Nursing Home. Mr. Reed was born Oct. 6, 1932, to the late Will Reed and Leila Reed. More...

Joan Widner

Technician Joan Widner, 74, of Donalsonville died Tuesday, July 10, 2007, at Seminole Manor Nursing Home. Mrs. Widner was born in Early County Nov. 4, 1932, to the late Cordy Timothy and Ruby Clyde Houston Williams. More...

Frank Williams

Frank Williams, 69, died Wednesday, July 11, 2007. Mr. Williams was born in Calhoun County July 8, 1938, to the late Charlie Williams and Annie B. Williams. More...

Campus

Washington High School alumni meet for banquet

The Washington High Alumni Association held its regularly scheduled banquet July 6 at the Early County High School. The theme was "It is good to see you again." Get reacqauinted hour was from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. The program started at 7 p.m. More...

Pre-K orientation set for July 30

Pre-K orientation will be July 30 at 6 p.m. at the Early County Elementary School cafeteria. Parents will have the opportunity to meet teachers, the director and the resource coordinator. More...

$18.6 million BOE budget

The Early County Board of Education approved a tentative $18.6 million budget at their July 10 meeting at the middle school. This year's budget represents a substantial increase over last year's $17.5 million budget. More...

Stricter policies at ECHS

Early County High School officials have adopted a stricter dress code policy for the upcoming 2007-2008 school year. More...

Grand Jury returns 242 true bills

The Early County Grand Jury returned 242 true bills at the July 2007 session. Among those indicted are James Alexander Jr. More...

Back-to-School BASH!

Don't miss the community's annual Back to School Bash Wednesday, July 25 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library. Early County Family Connections FACES along with other community partners sponsor the event. More...

Fighting hydrilla on Lake George

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has developed a three-pronged plan to help stem the spread of the non-native aquatic plant hydrilla in Lake Walter F. George. More...

Other News

Drug sting results in six arrests

Another undercover drug sting has resulted in six arrests by local authorities. Several more suspects are still being sought. More...

State expands TANF work assistance program

Georgia remains a national welfare-to-work model as it continues to steer more people off government assistance toward work. More...

Local art displayed at library

After several years as a pediatrician, Michelle Owen Brewer, at left, took a favorite hobby into a business. Wanting to stay at home with her spunky one-year-old son, Brewer turned to something she grew up on - art. More...

Religion

Rest in the assurance of Jesus Christ

Sunday School Lesson

Habakkuk 2:1-14 It is important for us to understand the difference between questioning God and asking God a question. More...

'Blessed are those who mourn sin ...'

The Gospel Truth

For the next few moments I want you to throw out any preconceived notions of Jesus Christ and biblical Christianity and let the power of paradox pervade your soul. More...

CHURCH NEWS

New Hope "Cornerstone," a praise and worship band from Center Grove Baptist Church in Cullman, Ala., will perform at New Hope Baptist Church Saturday, July 21 at 6:30 p.m. Ice cream and finger foods will be served after the program. More...

Society

McLendon - Corey

The families of Christy Lynn McLendon and David Marshall Corey announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. The bride-elect is the daughter of Marcia King of Blakely and Jerry and Lisa McLendon of Bainbridge. More...

Alex turns five

Alex Warr celebrated his fifth birthday Saturday, July 14. He enjoyed a karate party with family and friends at Nolen's School of Karate. More...

BIRTH

Heath and Catea Houston of Hazlehurst announce the birth of their son, Kaden Josiah Houston. Kaden was born March 26, 2007. He weighed 7 pounds 13 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long. He was born at the Coffee Regional Medical Center in Douglas, Ga. More...