September 26, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

State park launches Friends of Kolomoki

A new organization in the community - Friends of Kolomoki - is focused on promoting and preserving Kolomoki Mounds State Historic Park as well as supporting park programming and events. More...

Miss Jodi Harris crowned SGA Homecoming queen

Jodi Harris, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Will Harris of Bluffton, was crowned Southwest Georgia Academy Homecoming Queen Friday night in Damascus following the Warriors' win over Randolph Southern. More...

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICES

091907-01 PUBLIC NOTICE A resolution of the Board of Commissioners of Early County, Georgia, providing for the adoption by insertion to the Code of Ordinances of Early County, Georgia, an amendment providing for the uniform and comprehensive re More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 26 DFACS Board meeting, 10 a.m. BIRTHDAYS: Ralph Cashwell, Mason Warfield THURSDAY, SEPT. 27 ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club SWGA Regional Development Center, 6:30 p.m. More...

Editorials

Political Cartoon

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They get it!

(Publisher's note: The following editoral, titled Think regional or dissappear, appeared in Monday's Valdosta Daily Times. They understand the uphill battle "the other Georgia" is facing. More...

Mumbles

Things you can worry about...

If you've been paying attention, you're aware that one of our country's most dangerous enemies, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (I'm-in-a-jihad) was invited to speak at Columbia University Monday while visiting the U.N. in New York City. More...

Obituaries

OBITUARIES

Nelle Bridges Homemaker Nelle Moody Bridges, 95, of Bartlesville, Okla., died Wednesday, June 20, 2007. Mrs. Bridges was born in Early County Dec. 2, 1911, to the late Sam Moody and Mary Myrtle Moody. More...

THANKS

"No farewell words were spoken, no time to day goodbye, you were gone before we knew it and only God knows why." Thank you Blakely and Early County for all of the phone calls and visits, cards, food and flowers you so graciously provided to during More...

Society

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive Daily Events Oct. 1 - Rhythm band practice - 10:30-11:30. Lunch: Sausage patties, steamed cabbage, sweet potatoes, biscuit, tropical fruit. Oct. 2 - Physical fitness - 10:15 a.m. - 11 a.m. Games - 11 a.m. More...

McVay, Lane wedding vows exchanged

Emily Jane McVay of Powder Springs and William Brunson Lane of Blakely were united in marriage Aug. 4, 2007, at the State Botanical Gardens of Georgia Day Chapel. More...

Book signing in Ft. Gaines

Acclaimed Georgia author Amy Blackmarr will read and sign her books and a newly released CD audiobook at Clay County Public Library in Fort Gaines Thursday, Oct. 4 at 6:30 p.m. More...

Campus

Kolin Pyle competes at district

Early County FFA member Kolin Pyle recently competed in the Area V FFA agricultural tractor and machinery operations and maintenance career development event. The event was at ABAC College in Tifton Sept. 18. More...

Junior night at ECHS

The Georgia High School Graduation Test is fast approaching. School staff and parents play an important role in the success of students taking standardized tests. More...

ECES honored by Kathy Cox

Early County Elementary School will be honored by State Superintendent Kathy Cox Oct. 6. ECES has been named a Title One Distinguished School for the second year in a row. More...

Archbold agrees to rollback

The 40-year agreement under which Archbold leases and operates Early Memorial Hospital and Nursing Home includes a provision obligating the county to provide annual funding equivalent to two mills. More...

Learning from peanut butter

The students call it "Food Science." Actually, it's the Ag Department's new Agricultural Food Products Processing, Operations and Management class at Early County High School. More...

BEWARE: West Nile Virus

Ways to avoid infection Avoid outdoor activities when mosquitoes are most active: dawn and dusk Cover exposed skin Use insect repellent Drain standing water Repair screens. More...

Other News

Jakin fire department receives new truck and equipment

The Jakin Volunteer Fire Department has a new firetruck fully equipped to help fight fires and respond to other emergencies and disasters. The truck was funded with SPLOST monies and a grant submitted by Early County EMA coordinator Ray Jarrett. More...

Nine miles of road work complete

From our Files News from the past

10 YEARS AGO Oct. 3, 1997 THE PURCHASE of Georgia Telephone Company, announced last February, by ALLTEL Corporation was finalized Tuesday afternoon, with ALLTEL assuming control of the company immediately. MR. AND MRS. Marion C. More...

MILITARY NEWS

Army Lt. Col. Keith R. Harris has assumed command of the 54th Signal Battalion at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. The commander has served in the military for 18 years. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Take heed from Isaac and Rebecca

Genesis 24:34-45,48 It is easy for us to place the people of the past on some kind of "spiritual pedestal." We see these individuals as "patriarchs" or "matriarchs." These individuals did not live their lives as some kind of "spiritual specimen" More...

Harmony Baptist Church calls Cowart as pastor

The members of Harmony Baptist Church, located on Love Street in Blakely, have called a new pastor. Jack C. Cowart and his wife, Kathleen, have already started their ministry in Blakely. More...

Baptist Nursing Fellowship of Georgia to organize local chapter

The Bethel Baptist Association is pleased to announce the organization of a local chapter of the Baptist Nursing Fellowship of Georgia. More...

Agriculture

If you can still water outdoors, plant in the fall

You're planning to add landscape trees or shrubs next spring. But with the drought projected to last through the winter, it's vital to get a head start, if outdoor watering schedules permit. More...

Learn to help nature in hard times

It's been a tough year for Georgia gardeners. On "Gardening in Georgia" Oct. 4 and 6, find out how to give nature a hand. "Gardening in Georgia" airs on Georgia Public Broadcasting television stations across Georgia each Thursday at 7 p.m. More...

Sports

Soccer deadline extended

The Blakely-Early County Recreation Department has extended the 9-12 year-old soccer registration deadlineto Friday, Sept. 28. The registration fee is $20. For more information cont BERC at 723-3197. More...

Bobcats barrel over Berrien County

The Early County Bobcats improved to 4-0 overall and 2-0 in region 1- AA with a convincing win over a scrappy Berrien County football team Friday night in Nashville. The Bobcats built a 14-0 halftime advantage with two scores in the second period. More...

Warriors pound the Patriots for homecoming victory

It was Homecoming at SGA Friday night. The day was rainy and the skies looked threatening, but it turned out to be a perfect night. More...