October 10, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

The real Marcus Moore

Last year, third-grader Marcus Moore was excited to find a book in Early County Elementary School's library that was, well, all about him. More...

Barton Rice makes Trend's 40 Under 40

Barton Rice of Roswell, executive director of Early County 2055, has been named to the prestigious list of "40 Under 40" featured in the October issue of Georgia Trend. More...

Chamber board election

Blakely-Early County Chamber of Commerce chairman William Davis has announced candidates for election to the board of directors. More...

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICES

091907-03 NOTICE STATE OF GEORGIA COUNTY OF EARLY TO ALL DEBTORS AND CREDITORS OF WILLIAM HENRY POWELL: All debtors and creditors of WILLIAM HENRY POWELL, deceased, late of Orange County, Florida, owning property in Early County, Georgia, are h More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 10 BIRTHDAY: Grant Howard THURSDAY, OCT. 11 ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club PILOT CLUB BLAKELY #282 O.E.S. BIRTHDAY: Barbara Jean Waller FRIDAY, OCT. More...

Editorials

Government truisms

passed along in jest and and desperation

Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress... But, then I repeat myself. - Mark Twain I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket trying to lift himself More...

Untold Bobcat story

Mumbles

Bobcat fans had a long ride home from Fort Valley after losing the 1961 state championship game 6-0. A game we should have won. I, like most, was stung by that loss for a long time. Until... More...

Political Cartoon

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Obituaries

OBITUARIES

Ruby Manry Sealy Homemaker Ruby Pearl Manry Sealy, 84, of Columbus died Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2007, at Vista Care Center at Franciscan Woods in Columbus. Mrs. Sealy was born in Calhoun County Feb. 11, 1923, to the late Joseph Thomas Manry Sr. More...

Agriculture

Deer management classes available at ECHS

White-tailed deer season is just around the corner and many hunters' minds are turning to deer management. Most deer management objectives are geared to produce large antlered bucks. More...

Deadline nears for EQIP

James E. Tillman Sr., state conservationist for the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service in Georgia, announced that the 2008 Environmental Quality Incentives Program applications are due by Nov. More...

Sports

Warriors trample Ashford Falcons

The SGA Warriors trampled the Ashford Academy Falcons Friday night in Damascus. The Warriors scored four touchdowns in the first quarter and coasted to an easy 35-0 win over the Falcons. More...

Plans for ECHS Homecoming underway

Plans are underway for this year's homecoming activities at Early County High School. The theme for 2007 is "Salute to the ECHS Stars." Homecoming is scheduled for Nov. 2 as ECHS takes on Albany High School. More...

He saw them all off into space...

"October 4, 1957, 50 years ago, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik into space, and the space war was launched. One man has covered every manned American space launch. More...

See ya at the festival!

Kolomoki Festival Saturday

The staff of Kolomoki Mounds State Park is busy putting finishing touches on the park this week in preparation for Saturday's big festival. The 37th annual festival offers plenty of opportunities for good time at Kolomoki. More...

Movie casting

The filming of " The Lena Baker Story," a story about the first black woman executed in the United States will begin later this month in Southwest Georgia, produced and directed by Ralph Wilcox of Jokara-Micheaux Studio in Colquitt. More...

Bobcats' homecoming

Early County High's Nov. 2 homecoming activities will feature a special salute to state championship teams, ECHS all-americans, retired jerseys, and military alumni. 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...

Other News

From our Files

Buckner's Bobcats claim 23rd consecutive victory

10 YEARS AGO Oct. 16, 1997 BLAKELY-based First State Bancshares continues to grow in southwest Georgia, announcing last week its acquisition of a mortgage company. More...

Public invited to health forum

All residents are invited to participate in a 'community healthcare forum' to discuss the current state of health care and services that are available through the Hospital Authority of Calhoun County. More...

Medical clinics to merge

The Hospital Authority of Calhoun County CEO David Askew announced that the Calhoun Medical Center and R.E. Jennings Medical Clinics will merge effective Dec. 1, 2007. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Learning from Jacob's dream at Bethel

Genesis 28:10-22 Every event has a background. When we are able to understand some of the conditions that led to that specific situation, the significance becomes clearer. More...

The Gospel Truth

Let us live, learn and practice a holy life

This principle of real righteousness is elaborated upon by Jesus in the six statements in the Sermon on the Mount found in Matthew 5:21-48. Look at the second issue: adultery and lust in Matthew 5:27- 30. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Oak Grove A.M.E. Oak Grove African Methodist Episcopal Church will celebrate family and friends day Sunday, Oct. 14 at 11 a.m. Dr. John Wesley Bass, elder for the southern district, will be the guest speaker. Dinner will be served. More...

Society

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive Daily Events Oct. 15 - Rhythm band at nursing home - 10:15-11:30. Lunch: Salisbury steak with tomato gravy, creamed corn, Italian green beans, wheat roll, mixed fruit. Oct. 16 - Physical fitness - 10:15 a.m. More...

Class of '67 enjoys reunion

The Early County High School Class of 1967 recently held their 40-year class reunion. More...

Coates - Davis

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Coates of Fort Gaines announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Amy Lorin, to Garrett Lee Davis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dwan Davis of Opp, Ala. More...

Campus

FFA names member of the week

Early County High School's Future Farmers of America chapter is proud to announce John Dunnigan as its first FFA member of the week for the 2007-2008 school year. More...

Students tour bank

Students and staff of Early County Alternative School were given a guided tour of the Bank of Early Sept. 28. More...

ECHS TESTING

The PLAN test will be administered at Early County High School Oct. 23. The registration deadline is Friday, Oct. 19. The test cost $9.40 and is a 10th grade pre-ACT practice test. The PSAT test will be administered at ECHS Oct. 17. More...