October 3, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Da "Patch"

Kids were busy in the Pumpkin Patch this week picking out their pumpkins for jacko lanterns and Halloween decorations. The Pumpkin Patch is an annual fundraiser for Camp E-Tu-Nake and the library. More...

Call before burning! 1-877-OK-2-BURN

As summer turns to fall, many Early County residents will be adding outdoor burning to their to-do lists. But with the state still gripped by a severe drought, the Georgia Forestry Commission is sounding the alarm for safety first. More...

- At the library - FIRST THURSDAY

Drop by Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library Thursday morning, 7:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. for First Thursday. The library will open early to give parents a chance to stop in after dropping their children off at school. More...

Here come the Cats! Celebrating Bobcat history!

Aspecial section celebrating Bobcat history - Here Come the Cats! - is being planned for the Oct. 31 issue of the Early County News. More...

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICES

10037-01 NOTICE OF INCORPORATION Notice is given that Articles of Incorporation which incorporate Perkash, Inc., have been delivered to the Secretary of State for filing in accordance with the Georgia Business Corporation Code. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 3 FAMILY Connection Collaborative, noon, Family Learning Resource Center BIRTHDAYS: Garret Murkerson, Erma Hubbard, Trey Taylor ANNIVERSARIES: Andy & Stella Smith, Tim & Jill Craft THURSDAY, OCT. More...

Editorials

Other Voices

New and improved?

I spent 10 minutes wandering the dog food aisle of the grocery store this week, searching for the brand I've been buying for Glory, the black and white Springer spaniel who has lived at my house since she was just a pup. More...

He made more than I did!

Mumbles

Thank you, thank you very much! for that roaring, standing ovation from our Bulldog friends. All that loud noise you heard Saturday night wasn't coming from the Auburn fans in the Swamp. More...

Political Cartoon

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Obituaries

OBITUARIES

Julia B. Gay Homemaker Julia B. Gay, 93, of Colquitt died Sept. 24, 2007, at her residence. Mrs. Gay was born in Calhoun County. She was a member of Oak Grove Free Will Baptist Church and a homemaker. More...

THANKS

"No farewell words were spoken, no time to say 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 More...

Society

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive Daily Events Oct. 8 - Rhythm band practice - 10:30-11:30. Lunch: Hamburger with onions, baked beans, broccoli, wheat bun, ambrosia salad. Oct. 9 - Physical fitness - 10:15 a.m. - 11 a.m. More...

Wells, Taylor wedding vows spoken

Allison Grace Wells and David Sledge Taylor were united in marriage in Dothan Aug. 4, 2007, at First United Methodist Church. Rev. Sterling Boykin and Clayton Jordan officiated the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Perry - Fussell

Mr. and Mrs. Jon Perry of Midland City, Ala., announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Amanda Gail Perry, to Phillip Jonathan Fussell, son of Rev. and Mrs. Wayne Fussell of Blakely. More...

Campus

ECHS holds CTAE advisory meeting

Early County High School's Career, Technical and Agriculture Education department held an advisory committee meeting Friday, Sept. 28. More...

SGA computer lab dedicated

Southwest Georgia Academy hosted a reception commemorating the opening of its new technology lab and classroom addition Sunday, Sept. 9. The facility includes two new classrooms and a state-of-the-art technology lab. More...

GED ceremony scheduled for Oct.

The Early County Literacy Task Force will host a GED recognition ceremony Thursday, Oct. 18 at 6:30 p.m. at Early County Middle School cafeteria. More...

Harvest is underway

Early County's farmers are glad to finally be out in the fields harvesting their peanuts and cotton. "There was a time when we thought we had to be in the fields by Sept. More...

The Festival's next Saturday

From tomahawk throwing to pontoon boat cruises, families will find the Kolomoki Festival at Kolomoki Mounds State Park a great way to spend the day. This event celebrates its 37th anniversary Oct. 13 at Kolomoki Mounds. More...

County tightens MH ordinances

The Early County Commission heard the second reading of a resolution to amend the county's mobile home ordinance at Monday night's meeting and then cast their votes to approve the ordinance changes. More...

Two tax subsidized housing projects approved for Blakely

The Georgia Department of Community Affairs announced last week that $16.2 million in federal housing tax credits has been awarded to 30 affordable rental housing developments across the state, including two in Blakely. More...

That was then...

"During the 100 years of its life, The News (which we are proud to be able to call Early County's oldest business institution) has survived many hardships and handicaps - including the War Between the States, the Spanish American War, two World More...

Oct. 18 GED recognition ceremony

The Early County Literacy Task Force will host a GED recognition ceremony Oct. 18 at 6:30 p.m. at Early County Middle School cafeteria. The ceremony will recognize Early County students who have received their GED within the last three years. More...

Other News

Local officer completes GPSTC course

Lt. Douglas Worlds of the Early County Sheriff's Ofiice completed a course in advanced traffic law conducted by the Georgia Police Academy Division of the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth. More...

CODE ENFORCEMENT

The Early County Code Enforcement office issued six mobile home permits in August. Locations for those permits included Old Lucile Road, Howard Landing Road, Highway 27, North Fort Lane and Summerset Loop. More...

From our Files

Blakely Hi Bobcats win 50-0

10 YEARS AGO Oct. 9, 1997 JAMES H. Crowdis Jr., M.D. was presented a plaque of appreciation by Early Memorial Hospital and Nursing Home for his service as Chief of Staff. ARMY Pvt. Joshua P. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Viewing Esau and Jacob as rivals

Genesis 25:19-34 As we read the divine record, we must remember that God used real people in a real world. The problems that are faced in the world today are no different than those of the past. More...

The Gospel Truth

Find multiple ways to skin an angry cat

The key to understanding the six paragraphs found in Matthew 5:21-48 is Matthew 5:20. Righteousness is the act resulting in ensuing actions which make a person right with God. More...

CHURCH NEWS

First Methodist The Albany Emmaus Cluster group will meet at Blakely First United Methodist Church fellowship hall Thursday, Oct. 4 at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to bring a covered dish and enjoy the food, fellowship, music and worship. More...

Agriculture

Developing biofuel grass, scientists seek samples

Charlie Brummer wants to develop switch grass that can be used to make ethanol. If you've seen a patch growing in the wild, let him know. You may help the University of Georgia researcher and his colleagues fuel the United States in the future. More...

Fall fire ant control: get 'em while they're young

When you think of fire ants in the fall, "vulnerable" isn't the first word that pops into your mind. But it should be. More...

Rural Development reorganizes in SWGA

USDA Rural Development's housing office in Bainbridge has closed and staff is being transferred to the office in Camilla. This is part of a new statewide reorganization plan. More...

Sports

Catfish tourney at Bagby

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...

Are you ready for some football?

Early County Bobcats SGA Warriors Aug. 30 More...

SGA stumbles against Southland

The SGA Warriors traveled to Americus Friday night to play the Southland Academy Raiders. The Warriors were stepping up in classification playing the AAA Raiders and needed to play at their best to have a chance against them. More...