October 17, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Chamber hosts annual fall decoration contest

Fall is in the air!

Eight local businesses piled up the pumpkins and put out the hay to compete in the Blakely-Early County Chamber of Commerce's annual fall decoration contest. More...

Homecoming Sunday at First Baptist Church

It will be Homecoming Sunday, Oct. 21, at First Baptist Church in Blakely. The homecoming activities will be highlighted by the return of former pastor Dr. Gary Furr and wife Vicki. Dr. More...

SPECIAL SECTION Here come the Cats!

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

092607-01 TAX LEVY FOR EARLY COUNTY, GEORGIA FOR THE YEAR 2007 GEORGIA, EARLY COUNTY By Richard Ward, F.C. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 17 CHAMBER of Commerce, noon BIRTHDAYS: Betty Sutton, Josie Forsee, Mason Welch, Marty M. Moulton THURSDAY, OCT. 18 ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club COUNTY Planning Commission, 7 p.m. More...

Editorials

Athletes and education

Other Voices

It seems that the University of Georgia and Georgia Tech rank at the bottom of their respective conferences in the percentage of student-athletes who actually get a diploma. The reaction of fans across the state was one of outrage. More...

Political Cartoon

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Fair game week

All That's Fit to Print

Georgia is idle this week. Of course, some might argue Georgia has been idle often this football season. In the spirit of kicking everyone when they are down, I offer these bits of humor.We all should laugh while we can. More...

Obituaries

IN MEMORY

Willie J. Hunter A Tribute to His Legacy March 20, 1913 - Oct. 16, 2006 "When an old man dies, a library burns down..." More...

Donald Yates Engineer

Dorne Arnold Yates, of Cinnaminson, N.J., died Sept. 21, 2007. He was born in Miller County, Ga., Oct. 6, 1925, to James Suwannee and Beulah (Johnson) Yates. His maternal grandparents were William Wyatt and Anna (Justice) Johnson. More...

Glynn Enfinger Retired

Malcom Glynn Enfinger Sr., 77, passed away peacefully at his home and wentto be with our Lord Oct. 11, 2007. Glynn was born Nov. 15, 1929, in Houston County, Ala., near Dothan to the late John and Evie Enfinger. More...

Society

Carpenter to compete for Miss Ga. title

Kirsten Elyse Carpenter has been chosen to compete for the title of Miss Georgia USA 2008 in Cartersville Nov. 8-10. Kirsten's title is Miss Paulding County USA. Kirsten is the daughter of David and Joy Ryan of Dallas, Ga. More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive Daily Events Oct. 22 - Rhythm band practice - 10:30-11:30. Lunch: Fish fillet, BBQ beans, cole slaw, wheat roll, hot spiced peaches. Oct. 23 - Physical fitness - 10:15 a.m. - 11 a.m. More...

Campus

Recreation department named Agency of Year

The Blakely-Early County Recreation Department was recently named Agency of the Year by the Georgia Recreation and Parks Association District Three. More...

Substitute teacher training Oct. 31

The last opportunity available this year for persons interested in substitute teaching for the Early County School System for the 2007-2008 school year will be Oct. More...

October named as Head Start awareness month

Head Start is a federal program for preschool children from low-income families. The Head Start program is operated by local non-profit organizations in almost every county in the country. More...

Deer season opens Saturday

It's the most popular time of year again for Georgia hunters - firearms deer hunting season opens Saturday. The season opens Saturday, Oct. 20 and runs through through Jan. 15, 2008. More...

37th Kolomoki Festival

Visitors to Saturday's Kolomoki Festival found perfect weather for a day at Kolomoki Mounds. Crowds started early and kept coming throughout the day, venturing from at least four states. More...

GED recognition

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

Walk to d'feet ALS

A local caravan will head to Columbus Saturday, Oct. 20, to participate in "Walk to d'feet ALS." The walk raises money for ALS patients in the state of Georgia to help provide medical equipment and care to the patients and families. More...

We are the Champions premiere

Apremiere screening of "We are the Champions," a digital video featuring the 1964 state championship Bobcats, will take place Thursday, Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. at the Early County High School cafeteria. More...

Pumpkins on the Square

There will be a Halloween costume contest and a pumpkin decorating contest Oct. 30, all part of the annual Pumpkins on the Square activities sponsored by Better Hometown. Activities will begin at 6 p.m. on Court Square. More...

Other News

City council sets ad valorem tax rate

The Blakely City Council set the city's ad valorem tax rate at 3 mils at a called meeting Sept. 26. More...

Energy assistance available for elderly

Georgia's regular Energy Assistance Program will open Nov. 1 for homebound and frail elderly households. More...

Rotary DG visits Blakely

District Governor Bill Woulfin recently visited the Blakely Rotary Club. In his comments to the Blakely club, Woulfin said, "My only suggestion for your club is to keep doing what you've been doing.You have a great club." During his visit, Gov. More...

Religion

Women are important in God's plan

Sunday School Lesson

Judges 4:4-10, 12-16 God will use any person who will yield his or her life to him. More...

Biblical advice on divorce and remarriage

The Gospel Truth

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. Today we will look at the third issue: divorce and remarriage in Matthew 5:31-32. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Bright Star Bright Star Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate their Family and Friends Day Sunday, Oct. 21 at noon. Everyone is invited to attend. New Hope Baptist New Hope Baptist Church will host their October Festival Saturday, Oct. More...

Agriculture

Drought cuts cattle's winter food supply

Because of Georgia's extreme summer drought, cattlemen will have a tough time feeding their herds this winter, say University of Georgia livestock specialists. More...

Peanut bank week honors farmers

Banks and other lending institutions all across Georgia are going "nuts" during Georgia Peanut Bank Week, Oct. 15-19. More...

Farm Service Agency updates announced

Crop Disaster Program Signup The Crop Disaster Program provides benefits to farmers who suffered quantity and quality losses to 2005, 2006 or 2007 crops. CDP signup began Oct. 15. More...

Sports

Bobcats post 21 points in third quarter

The Early County Bobcats exploded for 21 third quarter points Friday night at Standifer Field to put away an upset-minded Brooks Trojan team 35-14. The Bobcats improved to 6-0 overall and 4-0 in region 1- AA play. The Trojans fell to 2-4 and 2-2. More...

Warriors defeated by Woodbury Wildcats

The SGA Warriors traveled to Woodbury to play the undefeated Flint River Academy Wildcats Friday night. More...

Pataula Center's Golf Tournament plays out successfully

Pataula Center for Children hosted its first annual golf tournament at Crooked Oak Golf Course in Miller County on Sept. 27. A total of 14 teams participated in the tournament. The winners for the first flight were: first place, J.D. More...