September 19, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Keeping us green

Smokey the Bear doesn't have much down time at the Early County Unit of the Georgia Forestry Commission. More...

Public Notices

Notice

The City of Damascus City Council does hereby publish this notice in accordance with O.C.G.A. 36-81-5 advising the City's residents of the availability of the 2008 proposed budget. More...

Notice of Property Tax Increase

The City of Damascus City Council has tentatively adopted a millage rate which will require an increase in property taxes by 100.00 percent. More...

NOTICE

The City of Damascus City Council does hereby announce that the millage rate will be set at a meeting to be held at City Hall on October 3, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. and pursuant to the requirements of O.C.G.A. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 19 CHAMBER of Commerce, noon BIRTHDAYS: Austin Holley, Corbin Smith, Bill Mills THURSDAY, SEPT. 20 ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club COUNTY Planning Commission, 7 p.m. More...

Editorials

Political Cartoon

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Other Voices

The pros and cons of living alone

You can't pick up the newspaper a single day without reading about some new government study that purports to be about subjects of critical importance to our health. Usually, these studies are full of gloom and doom. More...

Mumbles

A week of ups & downs

The pain of another tragedy rippled through our community this week when news that Joseph Bush had died in an accident. As usual the outpouring of support within the community was there for Cliff, Mary Edith and their family. More...

Agriculture

Cattlemen to learn alternative way to get water

Cattle sometimes go to streams and rivers to drink because there is no other place they can get water. But they can pollute that water downstream. More...

Prolonged drought impacting Georgia trees

Trees across Georgia are changing color, and it's not due to an early fall. According to the Georgia Forestry Commission, the prolonged drought is putting dangerous stress on trees, causing leaves and pine needles to curl, drop or change colors. More...

Farm Safety Special

Farmers urged to use caution when drilling

Recently, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, through its Community Partners for Healthy Farming program in New York, received two separate reports of farm workers who were injured while attempting to drill holes into sealed More...

President issues proclamation

Agriculture continues to rank as one of the most dangerous occupations in North America. According to the National Safety Council, there were 703 deaths and 90,000 disabling injuries attributed to agriculture in 2005. More...

Warning: carbon monoxide is a subtle killer

Many people using gasoline powered tools such as high-pressure washers, concrete cutting saws (walkbehind/ hand-held), power trowels, floor buffers, welders, pumps, compressors and generators in buildings or semi-enclosed spaces have been poisoned More...

Sports

Old Pros catfish tourney

The second annual Hasan Shriners Old Pros Catfish Tournament is scheduled for Oct. 21 at Bagby State Park. The entry fee for the tournament is $50 per two-man team. More...

Soccer deadline Monday

The Blakely-Early County Recreation Department reminds those planning to do so not to forget to register your kids for this season's soccer league. The deadline to register is Monday, Sept. 24. The registration fee is $20. More...

Warriors massacre Fullington Trojans 51-13

The Fullington Academy Trojans came to Damascus Friday night to play the Warriors. Last season's game against Fullington was a close game that was not decided until the last play of the game. This year was the total opposite. More...

Joseph Bush dies in auto accident

Joseph Clifton Bush Jr. of Blakely died this past weekend in an auto accident near Statesboro. Friends and Joseph's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Cliff Bush of Blakely, became worried after he did not show up at his apartment Thursday after work. More...

Plan proposed to mitigate methane gas at the landfill

If you have a landfill, you are going to have methane gas. The question is how much gas and how do you manage it? More...

Murkerson qualifies!

NASCAR HorsePower Tee Shot Tour

J. D. Murkerson may have hit the biggest drives of his long drive golfing career this weekend in Concord, North Carolina during the tryouts for the HorsePower Tee Shot Tour. More...

Other News

Kolomoki Festival

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

Sullivan joins Primary Care of Southwest Georgia

Primary Care of Southwest Georgia announces the addition of Ed Sullivan to their staff as a community liason. Sullivan is retired from a teaching career with Bay District School System and Gulf Coast Community College. More...

Bluffton grandfather wins lottery

Henry Harrell, 66, of Bluffton is in amazement over winning the lottery. The grandfather of eight matched five out of six winning numbers and the Free Ball in the Sept. 8 Win for Life drawing. He will receive $1,000 a week for a year. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Learn from Abraham, Hagar and Ishmael

Genesis 21:9-21 It is easy for us to recognize - in hindsight - the problems that develop with the "best laid plans of mice and men." What might be seen - in the planning stages - to be some kind of fool-proof plan, does not always meet the a More...

The Gospel Truth

What would Jesus be like if he lived today?

If you want to start a great debate, or maybe even a heated argument, simply pose this question: If Jesus were here today, what would he be like? We cannot know what he would be like now, but he would probably not meet most of our expectations. More...

Other Voices

Realize how great He is

The little girl was asked, "How big and how great is God?" She stretched her little arms as wide as she could and said, "I can't stretch that far! He's too big!" Oh yes, he is indeed! He is so great! More...

Obituaries

IN MEMORY

In Loving Memory of our mom Esther Love Qualls Tiesler Nov. 8, 1926 - Sept. 9, 2006 We little knew that morning that God was going to call your name. In life we loved you dearly, in death we do the same. More...

Johnny Harvey Retired

Johnny Will Harvey, 94, of Blakely died Saturday, Sept. 8, 2007, at Miller County Nursing Home. Mr. Harvey was born in Blakely Dec. 24, 1912. He was a member of Friendship Baptist Church and a retired peanut mill worker. More...

Berta Lou Lee Homemaker

Berta Lou Smith Lee, 80, of Jakin died Monday, Sept. 10, 2007, at Early Memorial Nursing Home. Mrs. Lee was born in Early County Dec. 10, 1926, to the late James Smith and Docia Pyle Smith. More...

Society

How to create a customized wedding

More so than ever before, soon-to-be-wed couples are establishing their own traditions by looking for ways to impart a custom feel to their weddings - without breaking the bank. More...

Local publishes genealogy

Gerald Bruner, local retired CPA-banker, is shown with Brenda Wall and Gayle Anderson at Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library, one of the 10 public libraries to receive a copy of his recently published book, The Bruner-Robinson Family History and Gene More...

Pataula Center names new director

Leah Middleton has been appointed director for the The Pataula Center for Children, which is a child advocacy center that has been developing since 2003. The center is located at 3 South Jefferson Street, Blakely. More...

Campus

State board passes new graduation rule

The State Board of Education today passed a new set of graduation requirements that will assure Georgia's students graduate high school college and work ready. More...

FFA works for peanuts

Several members of the Early County FFA Chapter took time from their holiday weekend Saturday, Sept. 1 to sell boiled peanuts at the film festival and block party. More...

Look it up!

Literacy Task Force member, Bertha Mosely- O'Neal, presents dictionaries to a third grade class at Early County Elementary School for the annual Dictionary Project. More...