November 28, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Clarification!

A discrepancy appeared in last week's article in the comparison of property taxes from last year to this year. More...

More than just a pretty truck!

you passed by the Early County Middle School early this week, you couldn't help but notice this colorful truck in the parking lot. The real beauty is on the inside where students were learning about math, science and technology. More...

Barbree returns for signing

Veteran NBC space correspondent Jay Barbree returns to Blakely this weekend to sign copies of his best selling book, Live from Cape Canaveral. More...

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICES

110707-01 NOTICE OF SALE UNDER POWER STATE OF GEORGIA, COUNTY OF EARLY Because of default in the payment of the indebtedness secured by the Notes and Deed to Secure Debt from JEFF T. CHANDLER AND WIFE, MONICA N. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 28 DFACS Board Meeting, 10 a.m. BIRTHDAYS: John Collier Logan ANNIVERSARIES: Perry & Regina Jarrett, Steve & Peggy Jackson THURSDAY, NOV. More...

Editorials

The details are hell

IT'S POLITICS, not tax reform, and Georgians should be livid about this flimflam. More...

Political Cartoon

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Blakely once had a bowl!

Mumbles

It's only a couple of weeks until the bowl season rolls around. The first one will be the Dec. 20 Poinsettia Bowl. (That's a flower, not a bird dog!) By the time the national championship game rolls around Jan. More...

Obituaries

Hursteen Rollins Veteran

Hursteen West Rollins, 82, of Blakely died Friday, Nov. 16, 2007, at his home following a long illness. His funeral service was Sunday, Nov. 18, 2007, at 3 p.m. More...

Frances Payne Homemaker

Frances Joy Shockley Payne, 72, of Ft. Gaines died Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2007, at Ft. Gaines Healthcare. Mrs. Payne was born in Coleman, Fla., May 26, 1935, to the late Lovie Shockley and Elphreda Price Shockley. More...

Tammy Kimbrel Homemaker

Tammy Busby Kimbrel, 41, of Savannah died Friday, Nov. 23, 2007, at St. Joseph Hospital in Savannah. Ms. Kimbrel was born in Douglas Oct. 20, 1966, to Walter Allen Busby of Douglas and Barbara Kay Walker of Colquitt. More...

Society

Christmas on the Square to be best yet

From our Files

10 YEARS AGO Dec. 4, 1997 LATE LAST Wednesday afternoon, a huge crane lifted a 13,000 pound raw material storage bin to the top of a pilot manufacturing plant at Scientific Ag Industries, taking construction one step closer to completion. More...

Gift cards popular, but don't overlook fine print

Gift cards are convenient and popular. Many people see them as the next best thing to cash. But before you buy or use a gift card, a University of Georgia financial expert has a warning: read the fine print. More...

Devyn Bennett enjoys birthday at Chuck-E-Cheese

Devyn Bennett turned three years old Monday, Nov. 19, 2007. She celebrated her birthday Saturday at Chuck-E-Cheese with family and friends followed by a trip Sunday to Disney's Princesses on Ice. More...

HOLIDAYS ON THE SQUARE

An antique car show, petting zoo, rock-climbing wall and the annual Christmas parade are just a few activities everyone can enjoy this Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Court Square. Dec. 1 marks the 14th year for Holidays on the Square. More...

About those taxes...

Where $1 million in additional BOE taxes are going

The fact that the Early County Board of Education had to turn to property owners for an additional million dollars to make ends meet at the local schools hasn't set very well with a number of taxpayers - especially those who feel they were sucker More...

FREE Resource Expo

Dec. 6 Business After Hours to feature state, federal & local representatives

The Early County Entrepreneur Friendly Program will host a business after hours for all small business owners Thursday, Dec. 6 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Blakely Cineplex located at 62 North Main Street. More...

Get in the Christmas Spirit!

Get in the spirit Thursday, Nov. 29, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library's community kickoff of the holiday season. More...

Tour of Homes

The Better Hometown Committee is sponsoring a Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes Dec. 1 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets for the tour are $15 each with proceeds benefiting the Early County Museum. 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

Drug-resistant superbugs on the rise

It seems that for years the medical community has been warning the public about the potential for a "superbug" to form - a bacteria that is resistant to the majority of antibiotics currently on the market. More...

Alzheimer's symptoms vary

More than 5 million Americans are currently living with Alzheimer's Disease. More...

Midnight munching can damper diet plans

By now many people realize that eating has as much to do with boredom or habit as it does with hunger. More...

Religion

All people are called to believe

Sunday School Lesson

Luke 1:8-23 It is important for us to remember that major events do not occur without some kind of prior planning - good or bad. The divine plan does not unfold in a random nor haphazard fashion. More...

Learning a perfect prayer: part two

The Gospel Truth

Last week we began our study of the perfect prayer, commonly known as "The Lord's Prayer" found in Matthew 6:9-15. Part one focused on "The Greatness of God" (vs. 9-10, 13b). God has a great name, kingdom, and will. More...

Gaining Godly wisdom for our everyday lives

What is the one thing that can mean the difference in making a good decision and making a bad one? Often old people are said to have this and youth are believed to lack it. Owls are symbolic of it. More...

Agriculture

CDP signup starts, LIP and LCP continue

FSA News

The Crop Disaster Program provides benefits to farmers who suffered quantity and quality losses to 2005, 2006 or 2007 crops. CDP signup for quantity loss began Oct. 15. More...

Potential for fires in the South

The Deep South is currently experiencing severe drought conditions and forecasters do not paint a pretty picture for this fall and winter seasons. More...

Campus

Pumpkin pies spice up food science class

Pumpkins are very popular this time of year. Fall festivals and Halloween parties remind us of pumpkins. So the students in the ECHS food science class, along with teacher Eric Harris, thought it would be a good time to make some pumpkin pie. More...

SCHOOL NEWS

The following names were omitted from the honor roll list published in last week's edition: Early County Elementary School Principal List Second grade Jada George Mason Smith Tykerria Wimberly Bobcat Scholars Second More...

Hilton receives white coat

The Medical College of Georgia's School of Medicine hosted its annual "white coat ceremony" Sept. 15. Renee Hilton, the daughter of Lamar and Lisa Hilton of Edison, was one of 190 first year medical school students to receive a white coat. More...