November 21, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Holidays on the Square

It's going to be a full day of food, fun and entertainment Dec. 1 with Holidays on the Square and Moonlight Madness. Beginning at 9 a.m. there will be arts, crafts, entertainment, an antique car show and a Christmas parade. 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...

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICES

112107-01 CITATION GEORGIA, EARLY COUNTY ESTATE NO. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 21 BIRTHDAYS: Chase Durham, Shanna Warr Lee ANNIVERSARY: Mr. & Mrs. J.W. Durham, Ron & Terrie Hutchins, Al & Mary Jane Warrick THURSDAY, NOV. 22 THANKSGIVING BIRTHDAYS: Tammy Durham, J. More...

Editorials

Thanks for family

Other Voices

If you are like me and think that the Christmas season doesn't truly begin until Santa Claus makes his appearance in Herald Square at the end of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, then you are probably already tired of hearing "Jingle Bells. More...

Political Cartoon

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Turkeys among us

All That's Fit to Print

I know Thanksgiving is Thursday, and I should be writing about the holiday and the turkey and the dressing and all the blessings in my life. But, a little news item last week blew the turkey out of the water. More...

Obituaries

James E. Lewis

Veteran James Edward "Boe" Lewis, 58, of Blakely died Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2007, at Early Memorial Hospital. Mr. Lewis was born in Blakely Feb. 4, 1948, to the late Edith Brown Lewis and Julius Lewis Sr. More...

Josephine Sutton Homemaker

Josephine Sutton, 80, of Damascus died Sunday, Nov. 12, 2007, at Miller County Hospital in Colquitt. Mrs. Sutton was born in Damascus May 14, 1927, to Winnie Chester and the late Bill Chester. More...

Annie Lois Smith Retired

Annie Lois Smith, 55, of Blakely died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2007, at Miller County Hospital. Mrs. Smith was born Sept. 18, 1952, in New Jersey to the late Ruby Smith and Anderson Smith. She was retired and a member of Restored House. More...

Society

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive Daily Events Nov. 26 - Rhythm band practice - 10:30-11:30. Lunch: Sausage patties, steamed cabbage, sweet potatoes, biscuit, tropical fruit. Nov. 27 - Physical fitness - 10:15 a.m. - 11 a.m. Rev. More...

Museum holds grand opening and ribbon cutting

Friends of the museum, members of the Chamber of Commerce and the community gathered on North Main Tuesday, Nov. 13 for the ribbon cutting and open house at the Early County Museum. More...

Tedder - Finlayson plans complete

The wedding plans of Melanie Beth Tedder and Jamie Grimsley Finlayson have been completed. The couple will wed Saturday, Dec. 8, 2007, at 5 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Blakely. More...

Campus

Looking for answers

I wish I had the answer for what happened to our Bobcats last Friday night over in Louisville. More...

LeGrone named FFA member of the week

The Early County FFA Chapter announces Clifton LeGrone as its FFA member of the week. As a sophomore, Clifton has been active in FFA for the past two years. More...

Rolling Out the Honors

Early County Elementary School Principal List Second grade Ayanna Lee Perry Everson Wesley Grayson Berenice Castro Third grade Kyle Cutchens Courtney DeVane Denver Knox Victoria Nolan Sutton Stuart Jamie Worsley More...

Murder charges included in 182 grand jury bills

Denetrius Levar Baker has been indicted with charges of malice murder, felony murder, aggravated assault, kidnapping, armed robbery and possession of firearm during commission of murder. More...

About those taxes...

Where your property taxes are going

The Tax Commissioner's office sent out 9,028 ad valorem tax bills in October representing $8,658,781 in tax revenue for the state, county, schools and City of Blakely. Last year 8,257 tax bills were sent out representing $7,192,876 in tax revenues. More...

Mark your calendars

The Early County Entrepreneur Friendly Program is sponsoring Small Business After Hours Dec. 6, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Blakely Cineplex. More...

Other News

Is your Medicare drug plan naughty or nice?

The holidays are here again. That means it's time for decorations, gifts, family, friends and food. More...

Give thanks to the Troops on Thursday

As a free way for Americans to give 'thanks' to the troops, the America Supports You program is offering the opportunity to send text messages from personal cell phones to troops deployed to Iraq and around the world. More...

First female fire chief

Loretta Chandler was recently named chief of the Cedar Springs Volunteer Fire Dept. Chandler, who will soon earn her LPN degree at Bainbridge College in Blakely, is the county's first female fire chief. More...

Religion

Reliance on God brings blessings

Sunday School Lesson

Genesis 48:11-19 The divine plan unfolds one event at a time. The individuals that are used in the development of the eternal plan are those whom most people might not have chosen. More...

The perfect prayer from the perfect person

The Gospel Truth

The "Sermon on the Mount" is the perfect sermon preached by the perfect person which exhorts us to be perfect. For us, "perfect" means mature, complete, consistent with the claims of Christ in our Christian profession and practice. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Wesley Chapel A.M.E. Wesley Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church will sponsor a community Thanksgiving program and breakfast Thanksgiving morning Nov. 22 at 9 a.m. The speaker will be Rev. Millie A. Rambeau. More...

Agriculture

Symposium highlights Georgia's 'farm fun'

PERRY, Ga. - Standing behind a table covered with art, photos and brochures, Sage Edwards isn't representing herself. She's standing in for Monticello, Ga., in Georgia's first agritourism, or "farm fun," symposium Nov. More...

Indoor invaders not ladies

Each winter, more and more Asian lady beetles, often called ladybugs, travel into homes seeking shelter from the cold. They may be beneficial in the garden, but they aren't typically welcome indoors. More...

Sports

Quite a catch!

Larry Jackson caught a 20-pound carp on a cricket one morning recently on Lake Yoholo at Kolomoki Mounds State Park. No, it wasn't a two-pound cricket! More...

Bobcats lose in first round

The Jefferson County Warriors ended the Early County Bobcats' dream of a state championship by defeating the Bobcats 13-0 Friday night in Louisville. The Warriors are now 9-2-1 for the year. Early finished at 8-3 on the season. More...