October 24, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

State water plan causes concern

Amidst the record drought conditions, the Georgia Water Council is preparing a statewide water management plan to be presented to the General Assembly in January. The first round of public hearings on the preliminary plan were completed last week. More...

Parents as Teachers

The Early County Literacy Task Force has received funding from the Georgia Children's Trust Fund Commission to implement a Parents As Teachers program in Early County. More...

Volunteer program funding

Family Connection FACES and Early County Literacy Task Force are considering a proposal to fund volunteerled programs. This funding would include existing programs and programs beginning within the next two years. More...

Here come the Cats!

Aspecial section celebrating Bobcat history - Here Come the Cats! - will be a part of next week's Early County News. More...

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICES

102407-01 ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE PUBLIC NOTICE Gordon McClure d/b/a Doc's Hideaway has made application to the Early County Board of Commissioners for a Tavern Beer License (to be consumed on the premises) at the location described as 8888 Hwy. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 24 DFACS Board Meeting, 10 a.m. BIRTHDAYS: Tre McLendon, Craig Cleveland, Zack Alderman, Mary Jean Taylor, Bud Harper, Andy Cowan ANNIVERSARY: Mr. & Mrs. Wayne Foster THURSDAY, OCT. More...

Editorials

Want to play hide-and seek?

Other Voices

Back when you were a child, life was so much simpler than it is as an adult. This is true for several reasons. First, you didn't have the pressure of having to earn a living or dealing with traffic or worrying about your cholesterol. More...

Political Cartoon

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Droopy drawers debate

All That's Fit to Print

Years ago, a new resident of this community was organizing an event he said "would put Blakely on the map." I explained "being on the map" had its down side. More...

Obituaries

William L. Parker

Veteran William Lloyd Parker, 87, of Palatka, died Friday, Oct. 12, 2007, at Crestwood Nursing Center following an extended illness. Mr. Parker was a native of Toombs County and resided in Palatka since 1983, coming from Blakely. He was a U.S. More...

Vera Mae Graham Retired

Vera Mae Hudley Graham, 78, of Blakely died Saturday, Oct. 13, 2007, at her residence. Mrs. Graham was born in Blakely Oct. 19, 1928, to the late Flozell Hudley and Jessie Bell Hutchins Hudley. She was a member of St. More...

Jeanette Nolan Homemaker

Jeanette Payne Nolan, 74, of Arlington died Friday, Oct. 19, 2007, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan. Mrs. Nolan was born in Valley City, N.D., March 15, 1933, to the late Floyd Payne and Blanche Bain Payne. More...

Society

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive Daily Events Oct. 29 - Rhythm band practice - 10:15-11:30. Lunch: Sausage patties, steamed cabbage, sweet potatoes, biscuit, tropical fruit. Oct. 30 - Physical fitness - 10:15 a.m. - 11 a.m. Karaoke - 11 a.m. More...

Carr - Cannington

Pamela Jane Carr and John Bruce Carr announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Emily McLaurin Carr, to Pierson Clark "Pierce" Cannington, son of Mr. and Mrs. Royce Marlin Cannington Jr. of Iron City. More...

Farrow - Reynolds

Mr. and Mrs. James Turpin announce the engagement of their daughter, Courtney Nicole Farrow, to Charles Richard Reynolds III of Albany. Miss Farrow is the daugher of the late Timmy Farrow and the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Campus

Students recognized

The Early County Literacy Task Force hosted a recognition ceremony Thursday, Oct. 18 for local GED graduates. More...

Middle school class donates book to library

Students in Mrs. Raley's sixth grade Voyager connections class at Early County Middle School recently held a recycling drive. The students collected cans and can tops. More...

ECHS Homecoming plans finalized for Nov. 2

Bobcats of all ages will be busy next week as Homecoming 2007 activities fill the evenings. The homecoming parade will begin at 5:30 Thursday, Nov. 1. Participants should line up in the ECHS parking lot at 4:30 p.m. More...

Water woes worsen

Governor sues Corps

Gov. Sonny Perdue announced Friday that the state of Georgia has filed a court order in the Middle District of Florida Federal Court requiring the Army Corps of Engineers to restrict water flows from Lake Lanier and Georgia's federal reservoirs. More...

Atlanta's days numbered?

Water flow and reservoir level conditions in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint river basin in Georgia, Alabama, and Florida are very severe as the region continues in the worst drought on record for the basin. More...

State K-12 report cards

Parents can now check up on their child's school performance on state exams, as well as graduation rates and attendance data. The state's K-12 Report Cards for 2006- 07 were released last week by the Governor's Office of Student Achievement. More...

Introduction to legal services

An introduction to legal services provided by the Albany office of Georgia Legal Services will be offered in the Singletary Conference Room at Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 30. More...

New direction for Damascus

The citizens of the City of Damascus finally got tired of their city being adrift in red ink and lack of accountability. And, they went to the polls last November to do something about it. More...

The one that didn't get away

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

Other News

Follow these Halloween safety tips

Halloween is a time of great fun for children, but it can be a little scary for parents and drivers. Children are often out after dark, crossing busy streets and perhaps going to unfamiliar homes. "This year Halloween falls on a school day. More...

Band of Blue is rated superior

From our Files News from the past

10 YEARS AGO Oct. 30, 1997 CROWNED ECHS homecoming queens during the halftime ceremony last Friday night were April Whitaker with escort Jonathan Crowdis and DeWana Fields escorted by Darrel Eaford. More...

Funding for volunteer-led programs

Family Connection FACES and Early County Literacy Task Force are considering a proposal to fund volunteer-led programs. This funding would include existing programs and programs beginning within the next two years. More...

Religion

Getting to the source of situations

Sunday School Lesson

We are the source of some of the situations in our lives. When we must face this reality, the circumstances will probably hurt. The "law of harvest" (Galatians 6:7) has never been repealed nor deleted. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Bethel Baptist Bethel Baptist Church will celebrate homecoming services Sunday, Nov. 4 at 10:40 a.m. Bro. Slade Speir will be the speaker. The South Georgia Quartet will lead worship and provide special music. Dinner on the grounds will follow. More...

Taking oaths and telling the truth

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 fourth issue: taking oaths and telling the truth. Read Matthew 5:33- 37. More...

Agriculture

Forestry packs economic punch

The forest industry in Georgia had a $27.7 billion dollar impact on the state in 2006. More...

Deadline nears for forest landowner funding

The deadline is fast approaching for forest landowners to apply for cost-share funding through a special national program. Applications are due Nov. More...

That's a bunch of bull

Adam Jordan bagged this big 6x6 bull elk near his home in Augusta, Mont. In fact, his backyard is adjacent to the border of the Bob Marshall Wilderness Preserve outside Augusta. The big bull weighed between 600 and 700 pounds. More...

Sports

Basketball registration

The Blakely-Early County Recreation Department basketball registration began Oct. 22 and will continue through Nov. 10. Participants must be between five and not over 17 years of age by Jan. 1, 2008. Birth certificates are required to register. More...

Bobcats battle with Fitzgerald, end with 24-21 loss

The Early County Bobcats came within 12 yards of beating Fitzgerald last Friday night at Standifer Field. More...

The heat of Friday night lights

My Two Cents

It is rare when a game that has a huge build up lives up to the hype. The Early-Fitzgerald game last Friday night at Standifer Field not only lived up to that hype but surpassed it. Yeah, I walked away disappointed like all other Bobcat fans. More...