August 1, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Photo IDs required in Sept. elections

Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel has announced that the photo identification requirement will be effective for in-person voting, beginning with the Sept. 18 special elections. More...

DOT details shortfalls

The Georgia Department of Transportation has announced that in fiscal year 2007, the state was short $444.7 million for road maintenance, safety and improvements funds. More...

Wifisurvey

One Georgia and the South Georgia Regional Information Technology Authority are seeking information from residents and businesses to be used in developing a plan to improve wireless access to broadband in South Georgia. 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 6:00 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

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 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...

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, AUG. 1 FAMILY Connection Collaborative, noon, Family Learning Resource Center BIRTHDAYS: Michelle Cleveland, Bobby Johnston, Charles English, Alya Raine Grimes, Henry Harrell, Velshauna Henderson, Taft Logan, More...

Religion

Continually put your trust in God

Sunday School Lesson

Jeremiah 29:1-14 It is difficult for the carnal - fleshly - mind to understand the relationship between the judgment of God and the love of God. These aspects of the nature of God are too often seen as the opposite ends of one line. More...

'Blessed are those who hunger ...'

The Gospel Truth

Matthew 5:3-6 Hunger and thirst are strong desires that demand to be filled. Therefore, what you hunger and thirst for will determine the direction of your life. My contention is that everyone ultimately gets what they most desire. More...

You can't buy a good name

Other Voices

The devil and all his powers of evil are out to kill, steal and destroy everyone good and everything good, because he is evil and he hates good. He stirs up trouble everywhere he and his gang of thugs go. More...

Agriculture

Congressmen secure viable peanut program

Through a concerted effort with representatives of the peanut industry, Congressmen Sanford Bishop (D-Georgia), Allen Boyd (D-North Florida), Jim Marshall (D-Georgia), and John Barrow (DGeorgia) announced the inclusion of the new Peanut Environment More...

Society

Burke - George

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph E. Burke of Donalsonville announce the engagement of their daughter, Anne Marie Burke, to Douglas A. George II, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Barfield of Ft. Gaines, Douglas A. George I and Sylvia Grimsley of Colquitt. More...

Wright - Waller

The families of Kay Lynn Wright and Ted Bates Waller III announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. The bride-elect is the daughter of Sandra Murkerson Wright of Jakin and the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Murkerson of Jakin. More...

McBroom - Pickle

Phillip and Lynn McBroom and Robert and Susan Chapman of Blakely announce the engagement of their daughter, Hannah Michelle, to Tracy Dwain Pickle of Colquitt. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of J.W. More...

Weather ALERT!

An outdoor siren will soon be part of a warning system to alert local citizens of approaching weather hazards and other dangers that may threaten the community. The siren will be located behind City Hall near the old fire siren. More...

Adult Ag classes, Young Farmers returns

The Adult Agricultural Education and Young Farmer program has been reinstated at Early County High School. More...

Criminal justice classes

Through a collaborative effort of Bainbridge College and Albany State University officials, ASU criminal justice classes will be taught at Bainbridge College beginning with the fall semester. Veteran law enforcement officer and educator Dr. More...

Cyrus sings Smith's 'Flying By'

Billy Ray Cyrus has released a new album entitled "Home at Last." This in itself might not be of that much interest to those who aren't country music fans, but there is something on that album that has a distinct tie to Early County. More...

Trivia "bee"

Love Trivial Pursuit? How about Jeopardy? Then get your team together and register for the Early County Literacy Task Force Community Trivia Bee. Scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 30 at 6:30 p.m. More...

BECR registration

Registration is underway at the Blakely-Early County Recreation Department office for flag football, soccer and cheerleading for participants ages six through twelve. Registration fees are $20 per sport prior to Aug. More...

Other News

Pizza Hut remodel complete

Customers of the Blakely Pizza Hut will get an eye-opening surprise the next time they visit the restaurant. On Wednesday, Aug. More...

American Legion elects officers

P.H. Fitzgerald Post 11, the American Legion, installed new officers at the regular meeting Tuesday, July 10. More...

Pilot Club members attend convention

Louise Jones, Dot Willis and Bette Wilde, members of the Pilot Club of Blakely, joined more than 1,000 Pilot members from all over the world at the Pilot International/ Pilot International Foundation annual convention in Norfolk, Va., July 11 throu More...

Editorials

Accept responsibility

Other Voices

It has become fashionable for celebrities and others to blame their parents for all the bad things that happen in their lives. Perhaps I should say it has again become fashionable. More...

Cartoon

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Walter Cronkite, where are you?

All That's Fit to Print

Monday afternoon I wandered across news commentators discussing the cleavage of presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton. More...

Obituaries

Martha Robinson

Housekeeper Martha Jane Hudson Robinson died July 21, 2007. Mrs. Robinson was born in Early County, Nov. 23, 1940, to the late Duncan Hudson and Mary Hudson. She was a member of Saint Mary Missionary Baptist Church and worked as a housekeeper. More...

Andrew Tinson

Truck Driver Andrew Tinson, 39, of Blakely died Sunday, July 22, 2007. Mr. Tinson was born in Blakely Dec. 20, 1967, to Corrie Tinson and Annie Florence Tinson. He was a member of St. More...

Joshua C. Ford Jr.

Conductor Joshua C. "Josh" McKinley Ford Jr., died July 22, 2007, at Ft. Sanders Seiver Medical Center in Seiverville, Tenn. Mr. Ford was born in Jakin April 25, 1947, to the late Joshua C. McKinley "J.C." Ford Sr. and Roberta Brown Ford. More...

Campus

Mobile dentist coming to county schools

Forms that enable children to receive care at three different Early County schools were delivered to children July 27. More...

Early Arrivals attend camp

The 2007-2008 Early County High School Early Arrivals spent time in Marianna, Fla., for show choir camp this summer.The group trained with choreographer April Grist and director Steve Crocker. More...

Preparation key to SAT success

For high school students preparing for college, the SAT is undoubtedly the most important test they will take. "America's colleges regard the test as the most researched and respected test in the admissions process. More...