August 22, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Sawyer Brown Band to highlight film festival block party Sept. 1

The Court Square in Blakely will be the place to be Saturday, Sept. 1 when performances by the Sawyer Brown country band and Ronnie Robinson and the Legend Band will highlight a day full of entertainment and fun activities. More...

All eyes are on the ball

The ball is in the air during a preseason scrimmage last week between the Southwest Georgia Academy Warriors and the Deerfield-Windsor Knights in Albany.The Warriors open their season Thursday, Aug. 30 in Camilla against the Westwood Wildcats. More...

Siren testing

Beginning today, the city will be testing the outdoor siren at 12 noon each Wednesday over the next four weeks unless there is a threat of severe weather. More...

Bookstore openings

Bainbridge College will hold grand openings Aug. 28 on the Main Campus and at the Early County Site in Blakely for the new Barnes & Noble bookstores. Activities will include drawings and refreshments including Starbucks coffee. More...

Hunter safety

Hunter safety classes will be available at Kolomoki State Park 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m Sept 8, 22 and Oct. 13. You must register online at gohuntgeorgia. com.Click on hunter safety and the calendar to find the date. 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. 22 BAGBY STATE Park, Child Safety Program, 10 a.m. to noon, Call 229-768-2571 for more info. BIRTHDAYS: Thomas J. McDonald, Charlie M. Ransom ANNIVERSARY: Jody & April Craft THURSDAY, AUG. 23 DFACS board meeting, 10 a.m. More...

Editorials

It's August in Georgia

Other Voices

It's hot outside. I know this to be a fact for a couple of reasons. First, I've been outside. You can't walk from your house to the mailbox without sweating like you've just finished the Boston Marathon. More...

Cartoon

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Made in America

All That's Fit to Print

I've been busy looking through my toybox to see if any of my favorite toys are on Mattel's recall list. Of course I don't have any of the new toys and my Slinky, Silly Putty and Etch-a- Sketch are so old they won't show up on any recall list. More...

Obituaries

Emily Roberts Secretary

Emily Antonia Bohm Roberts, 87, of Blakely died Friday, Aug. 17, 2007, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan. Mrs. Roberts was born in Austria Oct. 2, 1919, to the late Josef Bohm and Atonie Klemme Bohm. More...

Joel Wiley Sr.

Retired Joel Levette Wiley Sr., 80, of Blakely died Monday, Aug. 20, 2007, at his residence. Mr. Wiley was born in Early County July 18, 1927, to the late Thomas Jenkins Wiley and Laura Privette Wiley. More...

Society

Reception planned

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Wright Jr. and Mr. and Mrs. Dan Alexander invite family and friends to a reception celebrating the marriage of their children, Josh and Ansley Alexander. More...

Smith - Coggins

The families of Laura Elizabeth Smith and Jason Robert Coggins announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. The bride-elect is the daughter of Linda K. Smith and the late David W. Smith of Blakely. More...

50th anniversary celebrated

Harold and Patricia Mercer celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, August 19. Mr. and Mrs. Mercer were high school sweethearts while attending Early County High School and have been together ever since. More...

Sky high spirits...

Spirits were high Friday on Court Square as fans and parents turned out to recognize the community's student-athletes and kick-off the 2007 football season. More...

City election qualifying

Candidates wishing to run in the Nov. 6 city elections will be qualifying next week. The qualifying period opens at 8:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 27 and ends at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31. More...

BOE sells bonds for new gym

The Early County School Board approved the execution of a bond agreement to sell bonds at last week's meeting clearing the way for construction of the new high school gym. Other business at the Aug. More...

J.D. claims Fister Classic top prize

Blakely's J.D. More...

Your new neighbor

If a collaborative tadpole release effort in the southern part of Early County is successful, a colony of gopher frogs will soon be inhabitants along the Chattahoochee River bottom. See page 3. More...

ECMS open house

Early County Middle School will hold an open house Thursday, Aug. 23 where parents whose students qualify can get information needed at a Supplemental Services Fair. An information meeting begins at 6:15 p.m. More...

Other News

25th Mayhaw Pageant Sept. 8

Make your plans to attend the 25th National Mayhaw Festival Pageant. Tiny Miss, Little Miss, Young Junior Miss, Junior Miss, Teen Miss and Miss National Mayhaw Festival contestants will be competing for the Mayhaw Festival Queen titles. More...

Meet your neighbor - the gopher frog

Frogs and pretty pink flowers sound like fixtures in a fairy tale, but last Thursday they were the center of attention for biologists implementing a longterm establishment program for the rare gopher frog in Early County. More...

Making Early County "entrepreneur friendly"

The Early County Entrepreneur Friendly Committee held its first meeting Wednesday, Aug. 1 at the Blakely-Early Chamber of Commerce. Eighty-eight Georgia counties have already begun or finished the process to be designated "entrepreneur friendly. More...

Religion

Commit yourself to 'doing right'

Sunday School Lesson

Malachi 2:17-3:5; 4:1 It is easy for us to think that things will always be the same, even though we know the inaccuracy of this thought pattern. Since change is inevitable, these changes are most often in the downward direction. More...

'Blessed are the peacemakers ...'

The Gospel Truth

Matthew 5:9. "Blessed are the peacemakers ..." "Peacemaker" is actually a fairly common name. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Rocky Ridge Baptist Rocky Ridge Baptist Church will have the third quarter sing at the old Jakin school lunchroom Saturday, Aug. 25 at 7 p.m. The featured singers will be the Parish Family from Bainbridge and the Rocky Ridge Quartet. More...

Agriculture

USDA to survey farmers' harvested acreage

How many acres of wheat, oats or rye did farmers plant and harvest this season? What was the actual yield of those harvested acres? How much of these commodities do they have stored on-farm? More...

Drought will continue to wither pastures, fall crops

Warm, dry winter predicted

The crowd of Georgia peanut shellers gasped at Joel Paz's presentation. The slides weren't gory, but the information was scary nonetheless. Peanut shellers don't want to hear that the state's rain deficit will likely continue into the fall. More...

Campus

FACES playground erected

Students from Camp E-Tu-Nake assembled new playground equipment at the Family Learning Resource Center. The playground is one component of the early childhood and family literacy strategy being implemented by Family Connection FACES. More...

Queens collect supplies

With the new school year underway, the Miss Early County queens gathered Saturday, Aug. 11 to collect school supplies. All supplies collected by the queens and board members will be donated to the Family Connections school supply drive. More...

COLLEGE NEWS

Columbus State Kimberly Reddick has been recognized by Columbus State University for her outstanding academic performance during the 2006- 2007 school year. More...