August 15, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

- Labor Day Weekend -

Film festival, block party

The second annual Jokara-Micheaux Film Festival is being billed as "The Event of the Year" and everyone is invited to come out Labor Day weekend and enjoy the activities. More...

2012: A five-year plan

Early County 2012 - a strategic five-year plan to accelerate Early County's economy has been in development by a local task force over the past 60 days. More...

Tailgate Kickoff Friday

The annual football season Tailgate Kickoff will be Friday at 7:30 p.m. on Court Square featuring a parade, pep rally, food vendors and spirit items. More...

Trivia Bee Aug. 30

Trivia Bee is just around the corner. Trivia fever is sweeping the county as teams register. The bee will be Aug. 30 at 6:30 p.m. at Mangham Auditorium. More...

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICES

080807-01 NOTICE OF SALE UNDER POWER GEORGIA, EARLY COUNTY THIS LAW FIRM IS ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 15 CHAMBER of Commerce, noon BIRTHDAYS: Laurie Cooper, Blakley Durham, JoAnn Shierling THURSDAY, AUG. 16 ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club COUNTY Planning Commission, 7 p.m. More...

Editorials

Other Voices

That dog's smart

Letterman had a segment of "Stupid Pet Tricks" the other night in which a dog did math, which really didn't strike me as particularly stupid. "What's two plus three?" the man asked Biff the beagle. "WOOF! WOOF! WOOF! WOOF! More...

Cartoon

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Mumbles

Will there always be a war?

I never knew, or at least I didn't remember until Monday that construction of the Berlin Wall began on my birthday 46 years ago. The wall was built by the Russians to keep the East Germans in and the rest of the world out. More...

Obituaries

Florence Hawkins

Florence Sailor Hawkins, 69, of Blakely died Monday, Aug. 6, 2007, at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany. Mrs. Hawkins was born in Quincy, Fla., July 4, 1938, to Johnnie Florence Jackson and the late Willie Bridges. More...

Maxine Barefield

Homemaker Maxine Ragan Barefield, 91, of Bossier City, La., died Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2007, at Pilgrim Manor Nursing Home in Bossier City, La. Mrs. Barefield was born in Calhoun County, Ga., Sept. More...

Alvin Williams

Alvin La'Mar Williams, 55, of Blakely died Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2007, at Early Memorial Hospital. Mr. Williams was born in Blakely Oct. 6, 1951, to the late Alvin Williams and Annie L.Williams. More...

Society

Williams - Trowell

Douglas and Babs Williams of Bluffton announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Barbara Williams, to Thomas Christopher Trowell, son of Gary and Jeaneen Trowell of Griffin and Kitty Trowell of Douglasville. More...

Tedder - Finlayson

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Tedder announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Melanie Beth, to Jamie Grimsley Finlayson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Finlayson Jr. of Albany. More...

Harting - Lackey

Faye Harting of Warrensburg, Mo.. and Ricky Harting of Jobstown, N.J., announce the engagement of their daughter, Amber, to Jesse Lackey Jr., son of Carla Judd of Warrensburg and the late Jesse Lackey Sr. More...

County's oldest!

Early County has a new "Senior Citizen." Andrew Ransom who worked on several farms during his younger years and eventually retired from the City of Blakely turned 108 Aug. 10. More...

Murder suspect arrested

A Baker County man has been arrested and charged with murder in connection with last week's execution style shooting which left one man dead and another wounded. More...

Drag racer charged

The driver who survived the deadly drag racing crash near Damascus July 22 has been charged in the death of the driver of the other vehicle after both vehicles spun out of control. More...

DOT's Langdale visits Blakely

District DOT board member Billy Langdale of Valdosta visited Blakely Monday along with district safety engineer Joe Sheffield of Tifton, Senator John Bulloch and Representative Gerald Greene. More...

Edison meth program

Methamphetamine drug abuse will be the topic at a program in the Edison High School cafeteria at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21. More...

Other News

Two suspects charged in burglaries

Authorities have charged two suspects in connection with two July buglaries. One of the suspects, Brandon Reed, 22, of Blakely was arrested July 30 when he was spotted by authorities in a vehicle on Liberty Street. More...

Pizza Hut holds grand re-opening

Members of the Blakely-Early County Chamber of Commerce gathered at Pizza Hut Wednesday, Aug. 8 for a grand re-opening ceremony. Pizza Hut rejoins the chamber after a renovation process that lasted several months. More...

City Council faced with light agenda

The Blakely City Council faced a light agenda at their Aug.7 meeting with only two items requiring action by the council - approving the minutes and adjournment. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Serve God faithfully through life

Zechariah 1:1-6; 7:8-14 God does not forget his promises. The nations of Israel and Judah had turned their backs on the divine plan for the chosen nation. Thus, each of these groups was carried into slavery by conquering nations. More...

The Gospel Truth

'Blessed are those pure in heart ...'

Purity, especially purity of heart, was another foreign concept to the vast majority of Jesus' original audience. Roman society was morally bankrupt, not unlike modern American culture. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Faith Holiness #2 Faith Holiness #2 Church will have pastor appreciation day Friday, Sept. 7. The speaker will be evangelist Linda Leonard. Everyone is invited to attend. More...

Agriculture

Georgia pecan crop may be best in years

Despite a late, damaging spring freeze and a summertime drought, or maybe because of it, Georgia's pecan crop is on target to be the best in years, says a University of Georgia expert. More...

Garden? Are you kidding?

My wife asked how the herbs were doing in the garden, and I said, "I don't know, and I don't care!" With temperatures routinely hovering around 100 degrees, as my neighbor observed, you just hunker down in the air conditioning. More...

Drought driving ants into homes

Georgia's drought has had many effects. One little but truly annoying one is to drive Argentine ants indoors. University of Georgia experts say Argentine ants aren't hard to identify. More...

Campus

FBLA officers attend officer leadership conference

The 2007-2008 Early County High School FBLA officer team met with over 60 other Georgia FBLA officers at Northside High School in Columbus to start off the year with their first officer training. More...

Woodworking classes scheduled

The Adult Agriculture Education "beginning woodworking" class will be August 20, 21 and August 28. Classes will begin at 7 p.m. and will last until 9 p.m. each night. More...

Planning for ECHS class of 1998 reunion underway

The year 2008 is quickly approaching. It's reunion time for the ECHS Class of 1998. The bold, fearless Class of 1998 will celebrate their 10 year high school class reunion. All members of the class of 1998 are encouraged to attend. More...