November 7, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Report critical of congestion, GDOT funding shortfalls

Georgia faces a $51 billion shortfall through 2035 in funding for needed road, highway and bridge repairs and improvements, according to a new report released last week by TRIP, a national nonprofit transportation research group. More...

King and Queen

Stephanie Anderson and Treiwan Williams were crowned ECHS Homecoming Queen and King during homecoming activities Friday night at Standifer Field. See homecoming photos on page 18, the Bobcat game story on page 9. More...

Thomasville game tickets

Advance tickets for the big Bobcat game at Thomasville Friday night are available at the ECHS office. The tickets will be available through noon Friday at $8 each. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. More...

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICES

101707-01 NOTICE STATE OF GEORGIA COUNTY OF EARLY TO ALL DEBTORS AND CREDITORS OF MARVIN DANIELS: All debtors and creditors of MARVIN DANIELS, deceased, late of said county, are hereby notified to render an account of their demands to the under More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 7 Family Conection Collaborative, noon, Family Learning Resource Center ANNIVERSARY: Justin & Jessica Gowan THURSDAY, NOV. More...

Editorials

No five-star lunches

Other Voices

I suppose all of us, when we were kids, complained about the food in the lunchroom. It just seems to be one of those rites of childhood. Almost everybody has a story about the "Mystery Meat" their lunch ladies served. More...

Why'd my son have to die?

Mumbles

While our thoughts are on our veterans this week, the following email message making the rounds is pretty powerful... A mother asked the President... "Why did my son have to die in Iraq?" A mother asked the President... More...

Found a peanut

All That's Fit to Print

Mothers invented the worst case scenario. I realized this over the weekend as I watched a news report. More...

Obituaries

Janie Anderson Retired

Janie Mae Johnson- Anderson, 76, of Blakely died Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2007, at her residence. Mrs. Anderson was born in Columbia, Ala., Dec. 25, 1930, to the late Raymond Johnson and Rozenia Johnson. More...

Frances Hammack Homemaker

Frances Sills Hammack, 81, of Ft. Gaines died Friday, Nov. 2, 2007, at Ft. Gaines Nursing Home. Mrs. Hammack was born in Calhoun County Jan. 16, 1926, to the late Izell Sills and Daisy Sills. She was a homemaker and a member of Mt. More...

Lucille Wall Retired

Lucille Posey Wall, 89, of Blakely died Friday, Nov. 2, 2007, at Early Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Wall was born in Geneva County, Ala., May 23, 1918, to the late Jesse Green Posey and Julie Adkison Posey. More...

Society

'Pumpkins on the Square' features costume and pumpkin contests

Court Square was overtaken by ghosts, mummies, princesses and a wide variety of animals Tuesday Oct. 30 for Pumpkins on the Square. Fifty-nine children participated in the annual event sponsored by Blakely Hometown. More...

Trick-or-treaters visit the square

The trick-or-treaters at left were among those who visited the courthouse and businesses around the square on Halloween. The annual event takes place Halloween morning and is sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce. More...

Halloween at the Depot

Downtown Development Authority and Friends of the Depot sponsored a community Halloween party Oct. 25 in Arlington. More...

Campus

FFA team wins first in wildlife management

The Early County FFA wildlife management team traveled to Bleckely High School in Cochran Nov. 1 to compete in a new state FFA career development event. The team members also competed in individual events. More...

MILITARY NEWS

Air Force Airman William K. Riley has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. More...

FFA names Cody Aycock member of the week

The Early County FFA Chapter proudly announces Cody Aycock as FFA member of the week. Cody is the son of Cindy and Freddy Varnum of Arlington. More...

Debate(s) brewing over property taxes

While Early County property owners were opening their tax bills a couple of weeks ago, House Speaker Glenn Richardson was traveling about the state touting his proposal to overhaul Georgia's tax system. More...

Veterans' Day Celebration at First United Methodist

Everyone is invited to the annual Veterans' Day Celebration Sunday, Nov. 11 at Blakely First United Methodist Church. The celebration service will begin at 11 a.m. Blakely's own Will Wiley will be the featured soloist and Rev. More...

County plans Health Dept. renovation

The Early County Commissioners moved a couple of projects forward with action at their November meeting Monday night at the County Annex. The commissioners approved Polyengineering as architect and G.W. More...

Wish Tree

Family Connection FACES, Bank of Early and Early County Department of Family and Children Services are again sponsoring the Community Christmas Project with "wish lists" of needy children placed on the Wish Tree at Bank of Early. More...

Basketball registration

Basketball registration, ages 5 - 12, continues through Nov. 9. at $20 per participant. Contact Blakely-Early County Recreation Department at 723-3197 or visit their website at www.becrd.com. More...

Other News

Pets of the Week

These pups are waiting for a good home. They are approximately 10 weeks old with great personalities! Also available for adoption are six kittens, three gray and three black. More...

Adkinson wins stock car race in Atlanta

Jeff Adkinson of Damascus won the sixth NHRA Lucas Oil Division Series victory of his career, and first in nearly 19, at the Atlanta Dragway Sept. 30 when he earned the stock eliminator victory in his C/SA '69 Camaro. More...

Pre-K classes visit library

The Early County School System's Pre-K classes made their annual visit to the pumpkin patch at Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library Oct. More...

Religion

Keep the faith during turbulence

Sunday School Lesson

There are times when it seems that certain individuals burst upon the stage of human history as if they came out of nowhere. More...

Dissolve the issues of love and hate

The Gospel Truth

The 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 sixth issue: love and hate. Read Matthew 5:43-48. More...

THANKS

The family of John Thomas Clenney would like to thank everyone for every act of kindness during the loss of our loved one. Maybe it was a kind word, a call, a card, food, flowers or your prayers, it will always be remembered and appreciated. More...

Agriculture

Drought doesn't have to equal dead landscapes

Just because you can't water shouldn't keep Georgians from gardening this fall. You don't need a lot of water to have a lovely landscape. The secret is in the soil. More...

Winterize outdoor pipes now, before they freeze

Depending on where you live in drought-stricken Georgia, it may have been a while since you've been allowed to water your lawn. But don't forget about your irrigation system or leave it unprotected this winter. More...

Sports

Bobcats take homecoming victory over Albany

The most unexpected thing that happened Friday night was the large fireworks display that took place before the game. More...

Football weather brings in the end of the season

My Two Cents

We finally have great football weather and this weekend we should have great football games. Friday the Bobcats travel to Thomasville to take on the highly touted Bulldogs. Don't let their 7-2 record fool you. More...

Cross Country heads to state

Early County hosted the region cross country meet at Kolomoki Mounds State Park Nov. 1. The boy's team was led by Treiwan Williams, whose third place finish in 18:26 earned him a medal. More...