January 16, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Council meeting

Opening the Jan. 8 city council meeting, Mayor Ric Hall and councilmen Andy Smith and Torre Mills were sworn in as re-elected officials. More...

Standifer seating to be upgraded

Bobcat fans and visitors will find new stadium seating at Standifer Field next fall. The Early County Board of Education approved a bid of $466,000 to be paid with SPLOST funds to upgrade the seating. More...

County-wide water system discussion

The Chamber of Commerce leadership class is hosting a community meeting Thursday, Jan. 17 to discuss the possibility of a county-wide water system in Early County. More...

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICES

0109087-01 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, JAN. 16 CHAMBER of Commerce board meeting, noon, Chamber Office THURSDAY, JAN. 17 ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club COUNTY Planning Commission, 7 p.m., Tax Assessor's Office AL-ANON, 7:30 p.m. More...

Editorials

Other Voices

Football and politics

After two weeks of overdosing on bowl games, caucuses and primaries, I've come to an inescapable conclusion: We have screwedup ways in this country for selecting presidents and college football national champions. More...

Political Cartoon

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Mumbles

The judge's ruling upholding the air permit for the power plant Friday was good news to most everyone in Early County and the surrounding area. More...

Obituaries

Robert Shepard

Veteran

Robert Al Shepard, 54, of Blakely died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2008. Mr. Shepard was born in Blakely April 1, 1953, to the late Johnny Shepard and Bernice Shepard. More...

Hal Clinkscales Sr.

Retired

Philip Harold "Hal" Clinkscales Sr., 89, of Blakely died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2008, at Hospice Atlanta. Mr. Clinkscales was born in Early County Feb. 11, 1918, to the late Jefferson Lafayette Clinkscales and Sammie Mae Ferrell Clinkscales. More...

Catherine Ward

Teacher

Catherine Goette "Kitty" Ward, 77, of Jonesboro died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2008. Mrs. Ward was a member of the Morrow First Baptist Church and a retired classroom teacher for the Clayton County Board of Education. More...

Society

Williams - Stephenson

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Thomas Williams of Blakely announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Beth Williams, to Barret Dawson Stephenson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Dawson Stephenson of Eufaula. More...

Hooker - Carr

Mr. and Mrs. Mikkie Lee Hooker of Evans, Ga., announce the engagement of their daughter, Elizabeth Anne Hooker, to Michael Robin Carr Jr., son of Dr. and Mrs. Michael Robin Carr of Donalsonville. More...

Scrapbooking extravaganza

The Early Memorial Support League will sponsor "Crop for a Cause" scrapbooking extravaganza, Saturday, Jan. 26 at First United Methodist Church from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. More...

City's summer/winter electrical rates are back

The Blakely City Council voted last week to return to the summer/winter electrical rates which were abandoned five years ago in favor of a single year-round level rate. More...

Chamber hires president

The Chamber of Commerce has hired a president who will assume the duties of the position Feb. 4. The new president, Hillary Halford, has roots in Early County being a former resident of Arlington and a 1981 graduate of Early County High. More...

EC2055 sponsor of Tuesday's Eggs & Issues

Early County was well represented in Atlanta yesterday at the annual Georgia Chamber of Commerce Eggs & Issues Breakfast at the World Congress Center. EC2055 was one of the sponsors with a display and the Dream Big truck showing off Early County. More...

MLK Day celebration activities

Aspecial Martin Luther King Jr. celebration service will be held Sunday, Jan. 20 at the St. Maryland Missionary Baptist Church on Highway 27 south. Pastor Roosevelt Gardner will be the featured speaker. More...

Chamber banquet set Jan. 31

The Blakely-Early 58th Annual County Chamber of Commerce Banquet will be Thursday, Jan. 31 at 7 p.m. at the Early County High school cafeteria. More...

Other News

Permit changes announced for Walter F. George Lake

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at the Apalachicola, Chattahoochee, Flint Project Management Office in Fort Gaines, announced changes to the special events program that took effect Jan. 10. More...

George retires after 29 years

Lillie McCoy George started her job at the neighborhood service center in July 1978 as an aide, cook and van driver. More...

Early Head Start registration begins

The Early County Child Development Center will take applications for the 2008-09 school year Jan. 28 through Feb. 8 from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Early County Child Development center located at 5038 Freeman Rd. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Make the most of your prayer lives

Luke 11:1-13 It is easy for mere humans to attempt to reduce God to some human level, with all of our limitations. However, we must remove this concept from our spiritual background. Philippians 2:5. More...

The Gospel Truth

Keeping the golden rule of Christianity

Read Matthew 7:7-12 and let us think together about prayer, the gospel and the golden rule. Prayer Most modern sermons on prayer make a beeline to Matthew 7:7ff, even though the words "pray," "prayer," or "praying" are not to be found. More...

Written in blood

In 2005, a commuter train in Los Angeles struck a SUV on the tracks. The train derailed and struck another train, causing 11 deaths and over 200 injuries. There was one story coming out of that accident that gripped California. More...

Agriculture

Pine beetles attracted to weak trees

There was a feast in Georgia Oconee National Forest last year. Southern pine beetles were munching away on weak, old trees. And the drought may have issued the invitation to dinner, a University of Georgia expert says. More...

Farm show in Albany Jan. 17

Producers can fine-tune their farming operations with information gained at the 32nd annual Georgia Peanut Farm Show Jan. 17 at the Albany Civic Center in Albany. More...

Sports

Warriors sweep Georgia Christian School

SGA traveled to Valdosta Saturday, Jan. 12 to play Georgia Christian School. The Lady Warriors blew open a close game by scoring 24 points in the fourth quarter to capture the win, 50-37. More...

Campus

BC students aid film industry

With the growth of the film industry in southwest Georgia, Bainbridge College serves an integral part in training personnel and providing support in a number of fields, including through its electronics program at the BC Early County Site. More...

FCCLA members attend Fall Rally

Early County FCCLA'ers attended the Fall Rally at the Georgia National Fair in Perry Oct. 10. Over 4,000 students from across the state were in attendance. More...

Brooks receives student leader award

LeeAnn Brooks, a senior at LaGrange College in LaGrange, was presented the LaGrange College Student Leader Award in a special ceremony Nov. 26. More...