August 29, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Dove season opens Saturday

A highly social affair, dove season is traditionally seen as the kick-off to Georgia's fall hunting season and serves as a great opportunity to introduce youth to the hunting tradition. More...

Qualifying underway

Qualifying is underway this week in the cities across Early County for the Nov. 6 city elections. In last week's qualifying article the News had councilmen Torre Mills and Andy Smith in the wrong districts. 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. 29 BIRTHDAYS: Brenda Amerson, Windy Brewer Cox THURSDAY, AUG. 30 ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club SWGA Regional Development Center board of directors meeting, 7 p.m., Camilla Depot. More...

Editorials

The fun of football

Other Voices

It was 100 degrees outside, but I realized that fall was just around the corner as soon as I heard the voice at the other end of the phone. More...

Beware movies with dogs

All That's Fit to Print

I flipped the channel to the movie "Snakes on a Plane" Saturday night. I lasted about 15 minutes before I flipped over to an Andy Griffith rerun. It wasn't fear of snakes that made me change the channel. More...

Mixin' the glitter & the kudzu

Mumbles

When it comes to holidays I know there are some of you out there who are like my old yeller Lab Rusty who used to crawl under a spot where an electric fence hadn't stood for years. More...

Obituaries

James S. Tardy

Retired Retired Lt. Col. James Spottswood Tardy, 74, died Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2007. A native of Lexington, Va., and son of the late Harry J. Tardy and Virginia N. Tardy, he lived in Athens from 1977 to present. More...

Mack Rainge Jr.

Mack Rainge Jr., 83, of Blakely died Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2007, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan. Mr. Rainge was born in Valdosta Jan. 17, 1924, to the late Mack Rainge and Elizabeth Rainge. More...

Clytie Still

Homemaker Clytie Irene Weaver Still, 94, of Blakely died Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2007, at Early Memorial Nursing Home. Mrs. Still was born in Early County Oct. 4, 1912, to Louis Chivers Weaver and Rema Nash Weaver. More...

Campus

Students build feeders

The first woodworking class for adults was held August 20 and 21 at Early County High School. Participants in the class built a shelf bird feeder and learned how to safely use power woodworking equipment. The next adult class will be held Sept. More...

Andrew holds 154th convocation

Andrew College celebrated its 154th convocation by welcoming back students with guest speaker Ralph Wilcox. Ralph Wilcox is the founder of HennyPenny Video/Television Production Company, Inc., located in Colquitt. More...

Wallace accepting nursing applications

Students wishing to enroll in the Wallace Community College practical nursing program for spring semester 2008 may now begin the application process. More...

BOBCATS @ BAINBRIDGE Friday night at 7:30 p.m.

The Early County Bobcats open the 2007 football season Friday night against the Bainbridge High Bearcats. Kick off in Bainbridge is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. More...

Tax digest up 61.8%

The Early County Board of Commissioners and the Early County Board of Education will meet Sept. 18 to set their millage rates for the coming year. More...

Hunter safety classes

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...

A busy Thursday ends safely

Officers responded to a call on McDowell Street last Thursday after a black male hit an elderly black lady in the head with a stick and fled with her purse. The suspect fled from the scene on a bicycle. More...

Trivia Bee

Thursday at 7 p.m.

Trivia buffs will take the stage at Mangham Auditorium Thursday night for the Early County Literacy Task Force's first annual Trivia Bee. Eleven teams have registered to compete for Early County's trivia championship. The fun begins at 6:30. More...

Other News

Cagle unveils healthcare initiatives

Lt. Governor Casey Cagle announced his two healthcare initiatives: The Georgia Health Marketplace and the Healthcare Safety Net. "For too long, consumers have taken a back seat in choosing which healthcare to purchase. More...

Commodity distribution is Aug. 30

USDA government surplus commodity distribution will be in Calhoun County at 64 Maxwell St. in Arlington Aug. 30 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. if supplies last. All recipients must certify their eligibility. More...

State program paves 4,200 miles

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Religion

Find comfort in the beginning

Sunday School Lesson

Genesis 1:1-25 God has created within the human mind and heart the desire to know the details of the circumstances and conditions that surround us. More...

'Blessed are those who are persecuted'

The Gospel Truth

The great blessings of genuine Christianity are not ease and comfort, not health and wealth, not fire insurance and a golden halo. The great blessings of our faith are following Christ now and living with him forever. More...

CHURCH NEWS

St. Mathis M.B. St. Mathis Missionary Baptist Church will have their annual missionary march Sunday, Sept. 2 at 3 p.m. Rev. Belinda Wright Corley of Bainbridge will be the guest speaker. Everyone is invited to attend. More...

Agriculture

Whiteflies hitting Georgia farmers hard

Small, white smears appear on automobile windshields throughout south Georgia now. They're signs of head-on collisions with whiteflies. The minuscule menaces are hitting vegetable farmers hard, too, says a University of Georgia entomologist. More...

Mums not the only word in colorful fall garden

As the summer wanes, so do most of the plants in the garden. Whether you're looking at a foot-wide container or 100 square feet of landscape bed, your thoughts turn to the yellows, oranges and reds of a typical autumn garden. More...

Society

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive Daily Events Sept. 3 - CLOSED Sept. 4 - Physical fitness - 10:15 a.m. - 11 a.m. Games - 11 a.m. Lunch: Salisbury steak with onion gravy, mixed veggies, cole slaw, wheat roll, peach cobbler. Sept. More...

Randall - Yelverton

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Edwin Mayhew Jr. More...

BIRTH

Neal and Krissey Smith of Cuthbert proudly announce the birth of their son, James Daniel, born Friday, Aug. 17, 2007, at 10:22 a.m. at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany. Daniel weighed 10 lbs. 12 oz. and was 22 inches long. More...