December 19, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Former Speaker passes

Former Speaker of the Georgia House of Representatives Tom Murphy, 83, passed away Dec. 17, nearly four years after a stroke left him incapacitated. More...

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICES

120507-01 NOTICE OF SALE UNDER POWER GEORGIA, EARLY COUNTY THIS LAW FIRM IS ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 19 CHAMBER of Commerce, noon BIRTHDAYS: Rhonda Weaver, Leah Knight, Sanjonetta Bryant THURSDAY, DEC. 20 ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club BIRTHDAYS: Josephine Temples, Tonya Holley FRIDAY, DEC. More...

Editorials

Other Voices

Where's the trust?

So Bobby Petrino bolts from his job as coach of the Falcons, and we're left to wonder whether we can ever trust anything a bigtime football coach ever says again. More...

Cartoon

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Mumbles

Here it comes already!

Look out! Here comes Christmas! False alarm. It's just Heath, Heather and Holden, Lenora, Carl and Jenny, Allen, Denise and Jake, Belle, Crissy and Nick, Lexie and Shelby. More...

Obituaries

Dorothy Duncan

Sales Clerk

Dorothy Stokes Duncan, 77, of Cairo died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2007, at Archbold Memorial Hospital in Thomasville, Ga. Mrs. Duncan was born in Early County Jan. 6, 1930, to the late Frank B. Stokes and Genie Sirmons Stokes. More...

IN MEMORY

In Loving Memory Joshua "Josh" Nicholas Hamilton Dec. 25, 1980 - April 20, 2003 We love you and think of you everyday of the year.We know that you are in good hands. The hands of Jesus Christ.We miss you and we want to say happy birthday. More...

Society

Personal touches set holiday festivities apart

The holidays are a time of year when many people embrace traditions of old and continuously create new ones. During this season, a renewed interest in homemade or handcrafted gifts, crafts and hobbies is often seen. More...

Dixon - Williams

Mr. and Mrs. Steve Dixon of Jakin along with Mr. and Mrs. Pat Williams of Chipley, Fla., are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children, Jennifer Hope Dixon to Major (Dr.) Patrick Kevin Williams. More...

Pickle wins pageant

Isabel Avery Pickle, daughter of Tracy and Michelle Pickle of Colquitt, and Torrie Cline of Headland, Ala., won the Future Tiny Miss Christmas Pageant Nov. 29, in Headland, along with being named most photogenic in her age division. More...

"Teach the Children"

Distraught over the focus on him, in the following story Santa uses the symbols of Christmas to teach the true meaning of Christmas.

Just a week before Christmas as I finished the household chores for the night I heard a noise in the front of the house. I opened the door to the den and to my surprise, there stood Santa himself by the fireplace. More...

Board of Education meeting

The Early County Board of Education met Tuesday, Dec. 11 at 5:30 at the Early County Middle School. Items on the agenda included consideration of the board's position on the tax reform issue proposed by Speaker Richardson. More...

Bobcats receive postseason honors

Six Bobcats were recognized last week with 1-AA All-Region honors. More...

Other News

DOT upgrades traffic lights in Blakely

Seems some citizens are thinking the water and sewer rate increases announced this month by city officials are paying for the work going on at traffic light intersections in town. WRONG! More...

Afterhours well attended by community

Over 65 local business owners attended the Small Business After Hours hosted by the Early County Entrepreneur Friendly Program Dec. 6. Nine speakers were on hand to offer advice and assistance to existing and prospective business owners. More...

Fire department urges home gas safety

The winter months are on the way. As the mercury begins to dip, some families, struggling to pay their heating bills, will turn on the kitchen stove burners and the oven in an effort to take the chill off their home. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Christmas calls us to rejoice

Luke 2:1-14 The divine plan of salvation - deliverance of mankind from the chains of sin - unfolded at the divinely-prescribed time. More...

The Gospel Truth

In spite of everything, God loves you

By the standards of modern story-telling, Matthew made a mistake. Take the other gospel writers for example. When Mark wrote his gospel, he started with a crazy character named John the Baptist preaching loud and turning heads. More...

THANKS

Praise and glory continue to be given to our awesome God due to the thoughtfulness and selflessness of this community You continue to pour out your spiritual gifts to us and we could not be more thankful. More...

Agriculture

Farmers to see higher crop prices in '08

Georgia farmers can expect good prices next year for many of the crops they grow. Unfortunately, it will cost more to grow them, say University of Georgia agricultural economists. More...

Farmers tour Birdsong Peanuts

Twenty-one Early County Young Farmer peanut producers were given the privilege of touring the Birdsong Peanut facilities in Blakely Dec. 11. More...

Campus

FFA competes in nursery, landscaping

The Early County FFA nursery and landscape team recently competed in the Area 5 FFA nursery and landscape career development event. The event took place at ABAC in Tifton Thursday, Dec. 7. More...

C-Team named superbowl champions

The Early County C Team Blue Bobcats are back to back superbowl champions. Everyone knew that they had big shoes to fill after last years superbowl champion Bobcats went undefeated and unscored on by opponents. More...

Seniors visit John Deere University

Seniors have a lot to do - passing the graduation test, keeping their grades up and making a plan for entering the real world are just a few. More...