February 6, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Another grand old lady turns 104!

Now over 100 years old, our brick and mortar "Grand Old Lady" courthouse construction was a much celebrated milestone in 1904. Next week another grand old lady will celebrate her 104th birthday as well. Miss Fanny Thornton was born Feb. 11, 1904. More...

Water plan causing concern

If the Comprehensive State Water Plan is "a plan to develop a plan" it's probably too early for panic, but the Early County Board of Commissioners is already hearing from uneasy constituents. More...

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICES

011608-02 NOTICE STATE OF GEORGIA COUNTY OF EARLY TO ALL DEBTORS AND CREDITORS OF LOUNETTE WHITE MARSHALL: All debtors and creditors of LOUNETTE WHITE MARSHALL, deceased, late of said county, More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 6 BIRTHDAYS: John Godwin, Deedie Nolen ANNIVERSARY: Mark and Tammy Pfalzgraff THURSDAY, FEB. 7 ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club AL-ANON, 6:30 p.m. More...

Editorials

Other Voices

I need a green card

I have always considered myself a good American. I made straight A's in Mr. Hall's American history class in high school. I know all the words to "The Star Spangled Banner," and I put my hand over my heart when I sing it. More...

Political Cartoon

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Mumbles

Solutions, solutions, solutions

"Presidential candidates are leaving the race like rats leaving a sinking ship, and the first question that comes to my mind is this: Why did you run in the first place, quitters? More...

Obituaries

Mary Louise Peel

Teller

Mary Louise Rish Peel, 84, of Edison died Thursday, Jan. 31, 2008, at Phoebe- Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany. Mrs. Peel was born in Early County May 13, 1923, to the late Charlie Rish and Stella Bell Rish. More...

Myrtle Bowen

Homemaker

Myrtle Lewis Bowen, 90, of Donalsonville died Thursday, Jan. 31, 2008, at the Donalsonville hospital. Mrs. Bowen was born in Blakely Oct. 31, 1917, to the late James Robert Lewis and Ida Blannon Bowen Lewis. More...

Society

Parks - Melton

Gene and Brenda Hughes of Arlington and Ricky Parks of Alpharetta are proud to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Jessica Parks, to Wayne Melton, son of Vicki Brock Faircloth and Terry Melton, all of Bainbridge. More...

Mitcham - Megahee

Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Leroy "Butch" Mitcham of Blakely announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Clifford "Cliff " Marie Mitcham, to James Nickalus "Nick" Megahee, son of Mr. and Mrs. James G. "Jimmy" Megahee of Arlington. More...

Gabriel turns one

Gabriel Patrick Buxton recently celebrated his first birthday at the home of his grandparents, Herbert and Gail Swords. Gabriel is the son of Eve and Michael Buxton of New Preston, Conn. More...

Deadly weekend in Blakely

Fatal high speed crash

A Blakely man was killed in a Saturday morning wreck on Arlington Street when the driver of the vehicle in which he was a passenger lost control at a high rate of speed. A 1997 white Cadillac driven by Jermaine Antwan Mells, 20, of 806 Howell St. More...

Woman fatally shot on N. Church Street

Saints' Charles Grant stabbed in fight

"NFLplayer stabbed, pregnant woman gunned down in Blakely" was the headline across the country Sunday as the nation was settling in to watch Super Bowl XLII. When authorities responded to a fight on North Main Street around 1 a.m. More...

Jenkins takes gavel

In its 64th year of service to the community, the Blakely-Early County Chamber of Commerce held its 58th annual meeting Thursday night at the Early County High cafeteria. More...

Other News

Voters hit the polls

Voters turned out at the Courthouse and other polling places Tuesday to cast their votes in the Presidential Preference Primary. To see how Early County voted visit www.earlycountynews.com. More...

DOT schedules traffic shift on U.S. 27

Georgia DOT recently announced that the final traffic shift on U.S. 27/SR 1 just north of Colquitt is tentatively scheduled for today, Wednesday, Feb. 6, weather permitting. At that time, traffic will be shifted from the existing lanes of U.S. More...

Ready Georgia to focus on disaster preparedness

Ready Georgia, a new statewide campaign that will be led by the Georgia Emergency Management Agency, was unveiled by Gov. Perdue this week during a ceremony proclaiming Feb. 3-9 as Severe Weather Awareness Week in Georgia. More...

Religion

The Gospel Truth

Build on a firm foundation of faith

Read Matthew 7:24-27. Those of us who listen to Jesus have a whole lot in common. Then the common ground gives way to two divergent paths. More...

From the Pulpit

Are you missing the daily walk?

Genesis 6:1-24; Luke 24:13-32 Walking with God can be an exciting experience when we agree with him. God always has words of wisdom, insight for living, guidance and directions for solutions to our problems. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Greater Macedonia Greater Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church will have a pastor installation ceremony Feb. 10, at 2 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend. New Bethel M.B. More...

Agriculture

UGA experts predict volatile farming year

The perfect storm may hit Georgia agriculture this year. But it doesn't promise to bring rain. Drought, high energy costs and a shaky U.S. economy could make for a trifecta of trouble. More...

Invasive weed conference Feb. 22

Invasive weeds threaten the health of Georgia's natural areas and forests. More...

Sports

SGA slams Valwood in region play

SGA swept Valwood in a couple of region games in Valdosta Feb. 1. The Lady Warriors had little trouble with the Lady Valiants as they rolled up a big 53-31 win. More...

Golf tournament aids cardiac care

The first annual David J. Simpson Jr. Memorial Charity Golf Tournament is scheduled for Friday, March 28 at the Crooked Oak Golf Club in Colquitt. This two-man team scramble will begin at noon with a shotgun start. The team entry fee is $150. More...

Campus

Rules set for valentine deliveries

In an effort to minimize disruption of the educational process, the following guidelines must be followed for valentine deliveries to Early County Schools. More...

Phillips-Lee receives juris doctorate

Malia Phillips-Lee received her juris doctorate from the Florida State University College of Law during the fall commencement ceremony Dec. 15, 2007. Of the 322 class members, 48 graduated a semester early and participated in the December ceremony. More...

Troy scholarship deadline determined

The deadline for students to apply for Troy State University scholarships at the Dothan campus is Monday, March 3 at 5:30 p.m. Troy offers academic, leadership and need-based awards at the Dothan and Fort Rucker locations. More...