July 25, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Minimum wage hike

The new federal minimum wage went into effect Tuesday. Tuesday's hike is the first in a series of wage increases which will go into effect over the next two years. More...

Peanuts to pencils

Family Connections FACES and its partners are asking for help with the annual Peanuts to Pencils school supply drive to ensure that all children in Early County begin the school year with the necessary supplies. More...

Youth football tryouts

Early County Youth Football tryouts will be Aug. 6, 7, & 9 at the Early County Middle School practice field. Tryouts start at 6 p.m. Ages are as follows: C-Team 7-8 year olds, B-Team 9-10 year olds, A-Team 11-12 year olds. More...

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICES

071107-03 PUBLIC NOTICE A resolution of the Board of Commissioners of Early County, Georgia, providing for the adoption by insertion to the code of ordinances of Early County, Georgia an amendment providing for the uniform and comprehensive reg More...

NOTICE OF THE OPPORTUNITY FOR PUBLIC COMMENT

GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DIVISION AIR PROTECTION BRANCH STATE OF GEORGIA COUNTY OF EARLY NOTICE OF DRAFT PART 70 OPERATING PERMIT MODIFICATION To All Interested Parties: The Georgia Environmental Protect More...

PUBLIC NOTIFICATION OF USDA FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT ENVIRONMENT IMPACT

The USDA Rural Development has received an application for financial assistance from State Application Identification Number GA 070521006. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, JULY 25 DFACS board meeting, 10 a.m. More...

Religion

Become accountable in worship

Sunday School Lesson

Jeremiah 7:1-15; II Kings 23:36, 37 The prophet, Jeremiah, ministered to the southern kingdom - the kingdom of Judah - for the last 40 years of its existence. More...

'Blessed are the gentle, the meek ...'

The Gospel Truth

Those who grasp for control lose it, those who give up control actually gain it. Read the third "beatitude" in Matthew 5:5. The third beatitude shocked the sensibilities of the typical religious Jew of Jesus' day. More...

CHURCH NEWS

St. John F.W.B. St. John Freewill Baptist Church at Sandy Bottom will have their annual youth revival July 23 through July 27 at 7:30 p.m. Rev. Earl Hallman is the evangelist for the week. Everyone is invited to attend. More...

Agriculture

2007 DCP sign-up deadline approaching

FSA News

The deadline to enroll in the 2007 Direct and Counter-cyclical program is rapidly approaching. Farmers and landowners with base acres and yields have until August 3 to enroll to avoid paying a late fee. More...

Drought prompts UGA to boost irrigation programs

This year's extreme, extended drought added an exclamation point on the decades-long issue of water supply and use in Georgia. Despite recent light rains, there is no end in sight. More...

Society

Burdette is employee of the month

The City of Blakely recognizes Edward Burdette, a valuable employee in the fire department, as employee of the month for June. The City is proud to acknowledge all of his hard work and dedication. More...

Starr - Norman vows exchanged

Lacey Denise Starr and Emerson Grant Norman were united in marriage during a March 31, 2007, ceremony held at Westview United Methodist Church in Blakely. Dr. Edwin Willis, the bride's childhood pastor, officiated at the sixthirty evening ceremony. More...

Chancy - Shue

Mr. and Mrs. James F. Chancy Jr. are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Rachel Leigh, to Nathan Andrew Shue, son of Mr. and Mrs. Terry Fisher of Harrisburg, N.C. More...

Back to classrooms Friday

Remember how fast summer vacation would pass when you were in school? Well it passes even faster for today's students! There was a time when school was out by Memorial Day and students didn't return to the classrooms until after Labor Day weekend. More...

Sales tax holiday

Georgia's tax-free holiday begins Aug. 2 at 12:01 a.m. and continues until midnight Aug. 5. The tax holiday is designed to provide parents and teachers a backto school tax break. More...

Authorities offer reward

Local authorities are asking the public for assistance in solving an armed robbery which took place Friday, July 20 at the U.S. Food Mart at the intersection of Magnolia St. and Highway 200. More...

CASTLEBERRY RECALL

It's time again to open up the cupboards and begin throwing out those recalled items on your shelves. This time it's not dog food or peanut butter, it's those Castleberry products - chili sauce and a variety of canned meat products. More...

Other News

Smithsonian exhibit to be shown at Warm Springs

State Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond said today that the Georgia Department of Labor's Roosevelt Warm Springs Institute for Rehabilitation will begin displaying in August a Smithsonian Institution exhibition, "Whatever Happened to Polio?" in h More...

Debate simmers about proposed GREAT plan

A plan to eliminate property taxes in Georgia and replace them with sales and service taxes is stirring debate across the state this summer. More...

Antics continue to signal decline of Capitol Hill

Other Voices

When Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid picked up his ball and went home following his staged allnight session last week, he saved from possible embarrassment one of the least regular members of his Democratic caucus: Sen. Ben Nelson of Nebraska. More...

Editorials

Thompson may be more than a drop in the bucket

Other Voices

Did you hear the one about the $15 million worth of ice someone paid for and never used? They finally just decided to let it all melt. After all, it was just a drop in the bucket. If that sounds like a bad joke, it is. It's bad because it's true. More...

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Price tag for poverty

All That's Fit to Print

Last week while speaking on poverty, presidential hopeful Obama asked, "How can we let this happen?" Well, I think it is wrong to assume that the government, the people, the communities have allowed people to live in poverty. More...

Obituaries

Ruth T. McKinnon

Ruth Taylor McKinnon, 89, of the Carnegie Community in Randolph County, died Wednesday, July 18, 2007, at Joe-Anne Burgin Nursing Home in Cuthbert. Mrs. McKinnon was born in Early County Sept. 13, 1917, to the late Rawlings and Meda Olive Taylor. More...

Katelyn Dennard

Infant Katelyn Grace Dennard of Blakely died Saturday, July 21, 2007, at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany. Miss Dennard was born in Seminole County July 20, 2007, to Jamie Lee Dennard and Amy McEntire Dennard. More...

Juanita Harper

Owner/Operator Juanita Hunt Harper, 93, of Colquitt died Monday, July 23, 2007, at her residence. Mrs. Harper was born in Early County December 1913, to the late William Charlton Hunt and Lelia Martin Hunt. More...

Campus

Early County welcomes 23 new teachers

Elementary School Welcomes Ten New Teachers

the Early County School system as a math intervention teacher at the elementary school. Childs has a master's degree in family and consumer sciences from the University of Georgia. More...

Middle School Welcomes Four New Teachers

Clifford D. Lovett joins the middle school faculty as an eighth grade math teacher with a bachelor's degree in middle grades education, a master's in education and a specialist degree in leadership from Albany State University. More...

High School Welcomes Nine New Teachers

Keith Gore joins the high school faculty as a first year English teacher. He holds a bachelor's degree from Troy State University. More...