November 14, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

City undertakes $6 million sewer improvement project

The Blakely City Council held a public hearing concerning upgrades to the city's sewage treatment plant prior to convening their Nov. 6 meeting at the City Annex. Paul Simonton gave an overview of the project which is expected to cost $6 million. More...

Museum opens

The Early County Museum opened yesterday afternoon at 226 North Main with a ribbon cutting and open house. The museum includes vignettes of past life in Early County created with items donated by local citizens. More...

School's out early Friday

Early County schools will dismiss early Friday, Nov. 16 for a week of Thanksgiving holidays. The early out schedule: Alternative school: 12:40 p.m.; Middle school: 12:50 p.m.; High school: 1 p.m.; and Elementary school: 1:15 p.m. More...

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICES

111407-04 NOTICE TO DEBTORS AND CREDITORS GEORGIA, EARLY COUNTY IN RE: ESTATE OF MALCOM GLYNN ENFINGER, SR. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 14 CHAMBER of Commerce, noon BIRTHDAYS: Libby Day, Shannon Kelsey, Tyla Bell Talley THURSDAY, NOV. 15 ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club PILOT CLUB BLAKELY #282 O.E.S. More...

Editorials

Turtle, anyone?

Other Voices

I've always considered myself a food connoisseur. After all, I've been eating three meals a day for more than four decades, so I've had plenty of practice. More...

Return to sanity

All That's Fit to Print

After being tortured in a check out line by a customer who never stopped talking on a cell phone while also talking to two store employees, paying for merchandise, and then returning to the line to break in front to buy one more thing, I have decid More...

Political Cartoon

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Society

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive Daily Events Nov. 19 - Rhythm band at Nursing Home - 10:15-11:30. Lunch: Fish filet, BBQ beans, cole slaw, wheat roll, hot spiced peaches. Nov. 20 - Physical fitness - 10:15 a.m. - 11 a.m. More...

Bainbridge College to publish cookbook

To celebrate its 35th year of service to Southwest Georgia, Bainbridge College will produce a cookbook of specialties from alumni, current and former faculty and staff, and others who have connections with the college and its Early County site in B More...

Powell - Smith

Mr. and Mrs. David Powell of Blakely announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Mischa Marie, to Anthony Lee Smith, son of Marilyn Smith of Leary and Mr. and Mrs. Paul Smith Jr. of Colquitt. More...

Campus

Sasnett competes in floral design

Early County FFA member Cassie Sasnett recently placed fourth out of 21 chapters in the Area 5 FFA floral design career development event. The event was held at Baconton Charter School in Baconton Nov. 6. More...

Homecoming 2007

At left, ECHS alumni Brandi Jackson sings America the Beautiful. At top, 1964 cheerleaders are recognized at the "Salute to the Stars" ceremony. More...

Busby named FFA member of the week

Early County FFA announces Heath Busby as its FFA Member of the Week. As a senior, Heath has been active in FFA for the past five years. More...

$2.7 million OneGeorgia grant for wireless broadband project

It's official, within approximately two years wireless broadband service will be available across a five-county area of Southwest Georgia, including Early County. More...

City election results

Any flap over voter IDs was overshadowed last week in the Arlington city election by absentee ballots. Over 68% of the 615 votes cast were absentee ballots which require no voter ID. More...

ATTENTION well owners!

Private well owners in Southwest Georgia may be getting a taste of the record drought parching much of the state. More...

Water, sewer tap fees increase

At their meeting, the council approved an amendment to the city's mobile home ordinance which prevents a mobile home 15 years or older from being located or relocated within the city. More...

Community Services Sunday

The Blakely Ministerial Association will hold the annual Community Thanksgiving Service Sunday, Nov. 18 at 6 p.m. The host church for this year's event is Pastor Rick Smith and the congregation of Southside Baptist Church. 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...

Other News

Conserve water - save energy

From the kitchen, to the bathroom to the laundry room, changing your habits can help Georgia conserve a vital resource and save you money on your water bill. Water consumption can be reduced easily at little or no cost. More...

Teenager missing

An 18-year-old Gwinett Co. teen, Justin Gaines has been missing since Nov. 1. The teen was last seen that night at Wild Bill's nightclub in Gwinnett Co. Family members have started a reward fund for information which might help in locating him. More...

City employees receive pay increase

From our Files News from the past

10 YEARS AGO Nov. 20, 1997 HUNTERS from throughout the southeast converged on southwest Georgia earlier this month to participate in Southwest Georgia Academy's third annual Buck Days. More...

Religion

Learn to live on the divine time-table

Sunday School Lesson

Genesis 45:1-12 It is important for us to remember that when God gives a revelation, he does not always give us a copy of the divine time-table. There are details in the divine plan that, sometimes, need to be developed on the personal level. More...

Jesus said 'beware' - don't be a hypocrite

The Gospel Truth

In Matthew 6:1-18, Jesus issues a warning. The words penetrate every person in the crowd. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Liberty Assembly Liberty Assembly will have its Fall Festival Saturday, Nov. 17 from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. More...

Sports

SGA ends season with win over Valwood, loss to Brookwood

The SGA Warriors traveled to Valdosta to play the Valwood Valiants in a crucial region game Friday Nov. 2. More...

Early County goes scoreless against Bulldogs

Thomasville took advantage of five Early County turnovers to beat the Bobcats 23-0 in Thomasville last Friday night. The win clinched the 1-AA region championship for the Bulldogs, while Early County dropped to third. More...

Dear Bobcat fans ... a note from your sportswriter

My Two Cents

Dear Bobcat fans, For the third straight year and for the seventh time in eight years, our beloved Bobcats have made the state playoffs. I am sure that as a Bobcat supporter you are just as excited about that as I am. More...