December 12, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

The Gateway...

Funding was announced by the Georgia DOT last week for three local projects - $500,000 for a Gateway Project in Blakely, $300,000 for Kolomoki State Park improvements and $80,128 for renovation of the Arlington Depot. More...

Help on the way!

Lisa Weeks, a 2002 graduate of ECHS, is pictured with her "baby," a 7-ton, armored flat bed she drives delivering medical supplies in Iraq. Weeks' U.S. More...

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICES

112807-01 NOTICE TO DEBTORS AND CREDITORS STATE OF GEORGIA EARLY COUNTY TO: ALL DEBTORS AND CREDITORS OF LUCILLE JENKINS All debtors and creditors of LUCILLE JENKINS, deceased, late of said county, More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 12 BIRTHDAYS: Allison Warren THURSDAY, DEC. 13 ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club PILOT CLUB BLAKELY #282 O.E.S. AL-ANON, 7:30 p.m. More...

Editorials

GREAT plan not a good idea

Like Speaker Glenn Richardson, city officials believe that tax reform is needed. A recent Georgia Municipal Association survey shows that 72 percent of city officials believe the state's tax structure needs reforming. More...

Political Cartoon

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Mumbles

Stirring more old memories

"Here Come the Cats" keeps stirring the memories of several generations. Dupont Strong called Friday. He had just read the story in the Bobcat tribute about the 1932 game in Columbia. More...

Obituaries

Azzie Lee Gilbert

Azzie Lee Gilbert, 80, of Blakely died Friday, Nov. 30, 2007, at Early Memorial Nursing Home. Mrs. Gilbert was born in Blakely May 28, 1927, to the late Virginia Johnson and Joe Johnson. She was a member of the Restored House UCOGIC. More...

Billy J. Bass

Truck Driver

Billy J. Bass, 79, of Blakely and formerly of Bainbridge, died Saturday, Dec. 8, 2007, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan. Mr. Bass was born Oct. 30, 1928, in Grimes, Ala., to the late William Lloyd Bass and Audie Mae Howell Bass. More...

Agriculture

Mock 'jellyfish' sign of healthy pond

If you see what look like jellyfish floating in Georgia ponds, don't be alarmed. These are actually harmless moss animals called bryozoa. More...

Sports

SGA tips off basketball season

SGA tipped off the 2007- 2008 basketball season last Monday night in Damascus against Terrell Academy. It was a tough opening night for SGA as Terrell swept both games from SGA. More...

Campus

Randall Ellis named FFA member of the week

Early County High School sophomore, Randall Ellis, is named FFA member of the week. Randall is a first year FFA member. More...

ECMS Spelling Champs

Eighth grade winners are, from left, third place, Kearra Ricks; first place, Denequa Jones; and second place, Clarence Taylor. More...

Wilson plays All-State Football

GISA All State football player, Alex Wilson of Southwest Georgia Academy was selected to participate in the 26th annual Red vs. Blue All-Star game. The game was played Saturday in Macon at Mount DeSales. More...

City budget

The Blakely City Council approved its 2008 budget Dec. 4 at the council's final regular meeting of 2007. The $14,555,001 budget reflects a $434,000 increase over last year. More...

Santa, up close

Four-year-old Nicholas Bush, son of Martha and Alex Bush, hand delivers his Santa letter to Santa Claus at Santa's Pajama Party recently at Early County Elementary School. More...

Public notices online

A longtime goal of the Georgia Press Association was met this month when public notices of the last of Georgia's 159 counties were published online at www.GeorgiaPublicNotice.com. More...

Musical Christmas programs

Churches throughout the community will present special music to celebrate the Christmas season. First Baptist Church will present their Christmas Choir Night Dec. More...

Do not call!!!

The process for registering to the Georgia Do Not Call List has changed. By registering with the free Federal No Call Registry, your telephone number will automatically be included on the Georgia Do Not Call List. More...

Other News

Mills to sign book at library

Torré Mills will present his recently published book, "The Parable of the Talents, a Modern Interpretation," at a book signing in the conference room at Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library Saturday, Dec. 15, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Tip leads to four drug arrests

Following a tip from a concerned citizen, authorities arrested four Damascus men last week on drug and weapons charges. More...

Donors beware come holiday season

Much of the joy of the holiday season rests in the joy of giving. Unfortunately, the holiday season is often the peak season for fraudulent charities as well. However, their efforts can be easily thwarted by exercising a few precautions. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Christians are called to proclaim

Luke 1:59-64, 67-80 The divine plan unfolds in accordance to the eternal design. More...

The Gospel Truth

Live life worry-free by faith in God

In 1988 the "Best Song of the Year" was Bobby McFerrin's "Don't Worry, Be Happy." Actually, Jesus had already recorded it, two thousand years earlier, in Matthew 6:25-34. Don't Worry Imagine the worries of the first century family. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Allen Chapel A.M.E. The Green Cemetery Improvement Project will hold its annual fundraiser Sunday, Dec. 16 at 2:30 p.m. at Allen Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church. The guest speaker will be Rev. James Martin. More...

Society

Brooks - Still

Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Brooks of Blakely are proud to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Heather Cierra Brooks, to Michael Rusk Still of Blakely, son of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Still of Blakely and Stu Howard of Vienna, Ga. More...

Smith - Coggins plans complete

The wedding plans of Laura Elizabeth Smith and Jason Robert Coggins have been completed. The couple will wed Saturday, Dec. 15, 2007, at 5:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Blakely. More...

Crumbaugh sisters celebrate

Nala Isabelle Crumbaugh celebrated her third birthday Nov. 3. Her sister, Sutton Louise Crumbaugh, celebrated her first birthday Nov. 16. More...