October 31, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Lena Baker Story filming underway

The filming of scenes for the movie, Forgiving Injustice: The Lena Baker Story, is underway at several locations in Early County. This past weekend several scenes were being shot on Cotton Patch and Jenkins roads. More...

Fall back!

Daylight-saving time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, when clocks are set back one hour. Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John W. Oxendine reminds everyone to change the batteries in their smoke alarms when moving clocks back to standard time. More...

First Thursday

It's First Thursday at Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library Nov. 1. The library opens at 7:30 a.m. for parents to stop in for a light breakfast after dropping children off at school. 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. 31 HALLOWEEN BIRTHDAYS: Beau Clenney, Yvonne Guynn THURSDAY, NOV. 1 FIRST Thursday, 7:30 a.m. More...

Editorials

No drought of words

Rome News-Tribune October 25, 2007 THE FLOW of words about water coming out of Greater Rome appears to be getting some attention, and that's a good thing. However, let's be realistic. More...

All That's Fit to Print

Good news! Boiled peanuts are good for you. I'm not sure that matters one way or the other in these parts, but it might to some. More...

Ya'll come on down!!!

Mumbles

Newspaper advertising pays! If I had the money I would be running a full page ad everyday in the AJC with the following message... More...

Agriculture

Research to keep farm children safer

University of Georgia researchers will soon begin studying Georgia farm families to find out the best ways to keep children safer when they grow up on farms. They're looking for families to participate. The three-year project is called AgTeen. More...

Drought conditions expected to continue

Drought conditions are expected to continue across much of Georgia through spring 2008 and may expand into southeast Georgia by spring. More...

Now that's a potato!

It's a foregone conclusion that pumpkin pie is no match for sweet potato pie, at least here in the South. And, sweet potato pie will certainly be on the menu at the Cobbs' house on Sawyer Road after Dennis Cobbs harvested these 15.5 lb. and 9.5 lb. More...

Sports

Warriors fall to Panthers in region play

The SGA Warriors traveled to Chula to play the Tift-Area Panthers in a key region battle. The Warriors jumped out to an early lead but could not stop the Tift- Area running attack and fell to the Panthers 33-21. More...

Bobcats roll Randolph

Michael Perry threw for 273 yards and 5 touchdowns to lead the Early County Bobcats to a 36-14 win over Randolph-Clay Friday night in Coleman. The Bobcats are now 7-1 overall and 5-1 in region 1-AA. The Red Devils fell to 5-3 and 3-3. More...

How 'bout them Dawgs?

My Two Cents

Okay, I admit it. It's Monday afternoon and I still have a huge smile on my face because Georgia beat Florida Saturday in Jacksonville. More...

City election Tuesday Don't forget your photo ID

A headline in another Georgia newspaper this week reads: Slim ballot. Vote anyway! The same can be said here as there will be only one contested race on the ballot at next week's city election Tuesday, Nov. 6. More...

Myths about flu vaccines

Vaccine available at Health Department

Each fall healthcare providers must combat misconceptions about vaccine safety and effectiveness. More...

ECHS homecoming week

2007 Homecoming Court

Bobcats of all ages will be busy this 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...

Bobcat champs video

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

Food for fines

Local library patrons can settle outstanding overdue fines and help the hungry during November's Food for Fines at Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library. One can of food equals $1 in fines. More...

Other News

Museum prepares for grand opening

As the Early County Museum gets ready to open its doors, the dugout canoe that was housed in the Maddox Memorial Library has been moved to the museum's buildings at 226 North Main Street. More...

Retired Educators Day

Mayor Ric Hall signed a proclamation designating Sunday, Nov. 4, 2007, Retired Educators Day as officers of the Early, Clay and Calhoun Retired Educators Association looked on. More...

Annual FACES meeting Nov. 8

Family Connection FACES will hold its annual meeting and dinner Thursday, Nov. 8 at 6 p.m. at Magnolia on Main. Tickets are $5 per person. RSVP by Friday, Nov. 2 by calling 723-5122 or email ecfamilyconnection@bainbridge. edu. More...

Religion

Piecing together blended families

Sunday School Lesson

Much has been written and said about blended families. This bringing together the offspring of separate parents is, sometimes, considered to be successful, while there can develop many different problems. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Wesley Chapel A.M.E. Wesley Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church will hold its annual "Say "no" to Halloween and "yes" to Jesus" fellowship Oct. 31 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Join them for fun and good Christian learning. More...

THANK YOU

The Malcom Freeman Family would like to express our gratitude to our family and friends for the wonderful support given to us during Malcom's illness and at his death. More...

Society

Hudson - Roberts vows spoken

LaTesa Monique Hudson and Tavis Tacree Roberts were united in marriage Sept. 29, 2007, at Gethsemane Worship Center in Albany. Rev. Earl Hallmon of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Damascus officiated the 3 p.m. ceremony. More...

Banks celebrates first birthday

On Thursday, Sept. 27 the Early County 2055 Dream Big truck stopped at SueSue's Kids daycare to help celebrate Banks Bell's first birthday. Banks and his friends enjoyed taking a closer look at the truck. More...

BIRTH

Mr. and Mrs. Fletcher Hodges of Athens proudly announce the birth of their daughter, Ella Truth, Sept. 26, 2007, at Athens Regional Medical Center. Ella arrived at 12:05 p.m. and weighed 6 pounds 15 ounces and was 19 and 1/2 inches long. More...

Campus

Rotary partners with ECHS

Seven Early County High School students participated in a job shadowing experience sponsored by the Blakely Rotary Club. Students spent a day at Rotarians' work sites. More...

College Day held Oct. 25 at ECHS

Early County High School's College Day was experienced by 81 students. More...

FFA member of the week

Early County High School sophomore Patrick White is this week's FFA member of the week. He is the son of Betty and Willie White of Blakely. Patrick is very involved in FFA. More...