September 5, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Jay Barbree recounts 50 years at the Cape

Twenty eight years ago Blakely native Mitch Clark decided he was going to be a journalist while watching coverage of the first moon landing and Neil Armstrong's proclamation, "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind. More...

Deer archery season opens

Hunters took to fields across the state this past weekend for the opening of dove season, but deer hunting remains the most popular form of hunting in the state of Georgia, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resource More...

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICES

081507-04 NOTICE PROBATE COURT OF EARLY COUNTY Re: PETITION OF TONY ROGERS FOR DISCHARGE AS EXECUTOR OF THE ESTATE OF T.P. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 5 FAMILY Connection Collaborative, noon, Family Learning Resource Center BIRTHDAY: Abigail Richey ANNIVERSARY: Eddie & Sharon Riley THURSDAY, SEPT. More...

Editorials

Put on your walkin' shoes

Other Voices

We all need to walk more. We won't, of course. We love our big ol' SUVs too much, and we love the convenience, not to mention the air conditioning, our cars give us. Not even $3-agallon gasoline has changed our habits much. More...

Another tip of the hat, too

Mumbles

A tip of the hat to the EC 2055 folks who worked long and hard to pull off this past weekend's block party and film festival. More...

Life is a playground

All That's Fit to Print

The administrators at a school in Colorado Springs has decided their elementary age students can't play tag anymore. The students can run on the playground, they just can't chase each other. Bummer. More...

Agriculture

Dealing with drought can be a doozy

Each summer it seems, drought rears its ugly head. As the temperature rises, so, too, does the likelihood of drought, leaving even the most well-maintained lawns and gardens susceptible to too much sun and not enough water. More...

Poultry innovations give breathing room in summer

Down-filled parkas and 100-degree August weather don't mix. Just ask the average chicken in Georgia. Twenty years ago, combining feather-insulated chickens and heat waves would spell financial death to most Georgia producers. More...

Sports

Warriors rally to defeat Wildcats

The SGA Warriors traveled over to Camilla Thursday, Aug. 30, to kick off the 2007 football season. Little did we know it would turn out to be the longest football game in SGA history, starting on Thursday and ending on Monday. More...

Bobcats battle past Bainbridge

The Early County Bobcats scored two fourth quarter touchdowns in a span of 90 seconds to come from behind and beat the Bainbridge High Bearcats 20-13. More...

New website up for Bobcat sports fans

Got something to say about the Bobcats? Check out www.bobcatboards.com - a new space just for Early County fans featuring sports schedules and discussion boards for all ECHS sports teams. More...

ECSS receives $4.3 million grant

The Early County School System has been awarded a $4.3 million Early Reading First grant by the U.S. Department of Education. Early County was one of four Georgia school systems and 32 nationwide to receive the three-year grant. More...

State, local SAT scores slip

Georgia's 2007 high school seniors held their ground versus the nation on the SAT, but still finished 46th out of the 50 states. More...

Slow down!

Construction underway on U.S. 27

"The loss of any life on our roads is unacceptable," said Georgia DOT Commissioner Harold Linnenkohl in announcing highway fatality rates had dropped two percent in Georgia over the past year. More...

Business breakfast Sept. 14

Mark your calendar and plan to attend the Early County Entrepreneur Friendly Program Breakfast Friday, Sept. 14 from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. All small business owners who employ 20 or less are invited to attend this informative breakfast. More...

And the candidates are...

The three incumbents who face re-election this year - mayor Ric Hall and councilmen Torre Mills and Andy Smith - all qualified for re-election to their posts during last week's qualifying period. More...

Other News

Mad Scientists take first place in Trivia Bee

The Mad Scientists had the right formula to take top honors at last Thursday's Trivia Bee at Mangham Auditorium. The winning team represented the Blakely Early Chamber of Commerce and competed against nine other teams to win the championship. More...

Fun-filled day enjoyed by all

Kids enjoyed participating in the Do Dah Parade Saturday morning during the EC2055 block party. More...

Religion

Live your life in the image of God

Sunday School Lesson

Genesis1:26-31 Much has been said and written about the origin of man. The carnal - fleshly - mind (Romans 8:6,7) has developed many theories that attempt to explain the existence of the human race - apart from God. More...

Salt of the earth or poison in the church?

The Gospel Truth

Read Matthew 5:13. Good Christians are Jesus is challenging those who would be his followers with the fact that they will be either good, or good for nothing. Good When you think of "good," think of genuine, real, and not fake. More...

Distinguishing joy from happiness

Other Voices

There's a little song I learned as a child, "I've got joy, joy, joy, joy down in my heart, up in my head, down in my feet. I've got joy, joy, joy, joy all over me. All over me to stay!" A lot of people confuse happiness with joy. More...

Society

McDonald - Middleton

The families of Bree Danielle McDonald and Justin Wayne Middleton announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. The bride-elect is the daughter of Dan and Jan Harris of Toccoa, Ga., and Mike and Lynn McDonald of Evans, Ga. More...

Plans complete for Alexander reception

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Wright Jr. and Mr. and Mrs. Dan Alexander would like to invite family and friends to a reception celebrating the marriage of Josh and Ansley Alexander Saturday, Sept. 8 at 7 p.m. at the Town and Blakely Country Club. More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive Daily Events Sept. 10 - Rhythm band practice - 10:30-11:30. Lunch: Turkey with gravy, squash and onions, green limas, wheat roll, fresh fruit. Sept. 11 - Physical fitness - 10:15 a.m. - 11 a.m. More...

Campus

State Superintendent Kathy Cox spends afternoon at ECHS

Early County High School faculty and staff welcomed state superintendent Kathy Cox to campus Wednesday, Aug. 29. More...

SGA class of '77 reunion held

The SGA Class of 1977 graduated a total 26 of which 20 attended the 30 year reunion Saturday, Aug. 25. A family picnic was hosted by Mr. and Mrs. More...