September 12, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

State funds Drivers Ed classes

BEEP, BEEP!

Governor Sonny Perdue announced in July that $2,184,600 in grants have been awarded to Georgia public high schools and libraries to make driver education more accessible, effective and affordable throughout the state. More...

'Water wise kids'

How many gallons of water do you use when you flush a standard toilet? Ask one of the 300 fourth and fifth graders on-hand for the first Georgia-Pacific Water Ways Festival at Kolomoki Mounds State Park Sept. 7; they should know. More...

Kolomoki Festival Oct. 13

Kolomoki Mounds State Park staff members are gearing up for the 37th annual Kolomoki Festival coming up Oct. 13 at the state park. More...

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICES

082207-01 NOTICE STATE OF GEORGIA COUNTY OF EARLY TO ALL DEBTORS AND CREDITORS OF ANNA MAE WILLIAMS: All debtors and creditors of ANNA MAE WILLIAMS, deceased, late of Delaware County, Pennsylvania, owning property in Early County, Georgia, are More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 12 BIRTHDAYS: Danica Durham, Stewart Spence, John Davis, Abigail Crouch, Ann Jarrett, Toby Warr ANNIVERSARY: James & Rhonda Weaver THURSDAY, SEPT. More...

Editorials

Other Voices

Characters for president

A lot has been said this week about TNT's decision to continue showing the episodes of "Law & Order" that feature a character played by actor Fred Thompson, who now says he's running for president. More...

Mumbles

Six years later, just remember

It's Tuesday morning, Sept. 11, 2001. Before the day is out it becomes a day that will live in infamy; over 3,000 people in the twin towers in New York City, at the Pentagon and in a remote Pennsylvania field lose their lives. More...

Political Cartoon

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Obituaries

Waver Melton

Retired Waver Jones Thompson Melton, 86, of Ft. Gaines died Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2007, at Early Memorial Nursing Home. Mrs. Melton was born in Early County Feb. 9, 1921, to Walter Sanders Jones and Mary Elizabeth Davis Jones. More...

Larry Allen

Foreman

Larry Lee Allen Sr., 60, of Blakely died Saturday, Sept. 8, 2007, at Early Memorial Hospital of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. Mr. Allen was born in Early County Nov. 6, 1946, to Sara Frances Billings Allen and the late Joseph S. More...

Louie Henderson

Retired

Louie Lee Henderson, 82, of Blakely died Monday, Sept. 3, 2007. Mr. Henderson was born in Blakely to the late Woodie Henderson and Anne Lee Henderson. More...

Sports

Bobcats overcome Pirates in second half

The Early County Bobcats exploded for 28 second quarter points to blow open a tight game and defeat the Miller County Pirates 36-17 Friday night at Standifer Field. The Bobcats are now 2-0 while the Pirates are 0- 2. More...

Warriors trample Terrell Academy Eagles

The SGA Warriors had their home opener Friday, Sept. 7 against former head coach Bill Murdock and his Terrell Academy Eagles. The Warriors got behind their offensive line and trampled the Eagles on their way to a 28-14 victory. More...

My Two Cents

Waiting on the Braves, again

It was the best of times. It was the worst of times. Now I am not quoting Dickens, I am talking about my sports fan weekend. First the Bobcats win. Great. Then the Dawgs lose. Then the Falcons. Then the Braves. My teams went 1-3 for the weekend. More...

Voter ID law upheld

A federal judge in Rome, Ga., upheld Georgia's voter ID law last week, ruling that the ID requirement did not unduly or significantly burden the right to vote. More...

City to verify workers

At their Sept. 4 meeting, the Blakely City Council took the first step on the road to complying with provisions of a new state law relating to verifying new worker eligibility. More...

County tightens MH rules

With an ordinance already in place prohibiting mobile homes 15 years or older from being moved into the county, the Early County Board of Commissioners took the first step Monday night to adopt an amendment to the county's mobile home ordinance whi More...

SGA Homecoming Sept. 21

SGA 2007 Homecoming Court: Front row, from left, are Kayla Craft, Ashley Tedder, Jodi Harris and Lindsay Buckhalter. Back row, from left, are Kyndal Andrews, Emily Davis, Tori Askew, and Marlena Collins. See homecoming story next week. More...

Jury duty scam...

In case you don't have enough to worry about already, here is another scam... a jury duty scam! A caller claims to be a jury coordinator. More...

Other News

Trike accident fatal

City of Blakely shop foreman, Larry Lee Allen, 60, died Saturday, Sept. 8 after seemingly suffering a heart attack and crashing his Harley-Davidson Trike on Highway 39. Allen was traveling north on Hwy. 39 around 7:15 p.m. More...

Higginbotham is employee of the month

The City of Blakely recognizes Keith Higginbotham, a valuable employee in the public works department, as employee of the month for July. The City is proud to acknowledge all of his hard work and dedication. More...

From our Files

News from the past

10 YEARS AGO Sept. 18, 1997 EARLY COUNTY voters cast their ballots Tuesday in favor of a Special Local Option Sales Tax. There were 915 votes cast, with 808 in favor and 107 voting no. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Following our history in Christ

Genesis 15:5, 6; 18:11-14a; 21:1-8 In any study of the beginning, it is natural to turn thoughts to individual groups. How did this culture begin? Who was the one person from whom a specific group sprang? More...

The Gospel Truth

Embrace the light of a Christian life

God's kingdom is made up of values and valuable people. You know you are one of these valuable people when you embrace and distribute the quality of light. More...

CHURCH NEWS

St. John M.B. St. John Missionary Baptist Church at Pineview will celebrate their pastor's anniversary Sunday, Sept. 16 at 11 a.m. The morning message will be at 11 a.m. by Dr. Walter Sims of Sweet Bethel followed by Rev. More...

Society

King, Wiley exchange wedding vows

Amy Grace King and Larry Phillip Wiley Jr. were united in marriage Saturday, July 21, 2007, at 2:30 p.m. at Auburn United Methodist Founder's Chapel in Auburn, Ala. Rev. John Fox performed the ceremony. More...

Leila Collins crowned

Leila Collins, above, of Edison was chosen as Junior Miss Pepper for the Pepper Festival in Omega, Ga. She rode in the parade and attended the festival Sept. 8. More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive Daily Events Sept. 17 - Rhythm band practice - 10:30-11:30. Lunch: Meatballs with gravy, herbed potatoes, cold spiced beets, wheat roll, fresh fruit. Sept. 18 - Physical fitness - 10:15 a.m. - 11 a.m. Games - 11 a.m. More...

Campus

Vickers receives Georgia Power grant

Candice Vickers, a firstyear teacher at Early County Elementary School, has been selected to receive a $1,000 grant from Georgia Power. More...

Students head to Anaheim

This year the International Student Media Festival will be in Anaheim, Calif., Oct. 24 through 26 at the Orange County Hyatt Regency. More...

ECHS seeks council member

Parent and community support is an important component of successful education reform. Local school councils were created by law in Georgia to involve teachers, parents and business persons in local school issues focusing on student achievement. More...