February 13, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Tax reform bills pass the Senate

The State Senate passed two Constitutional Amendments Tuesday that will freeze property taxes at the 2008 rates until the property is sold. More...

How we voted!

Presidential Preference Primary

They called it Super Tuesday last week when voters across Georgia and 23 other states cast their votes in the Presidential Preference Primaries. Barack Obama and Mike Huckabee were the winners in Georgia's Feb. 5 Presidential Preference Primaries. More...

Article

When you click on our website this week you will see still another feature - The Warriors' Word, the Southwest Georgia Academy student newspaper. More...

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICES

012308-01 NOTICE STATE OF GEORGIA COUNTY OF EARLY TO ALL DEBTORS AND CREDITORS OF HAROLD JOHNSON SMITH: All debtors and creditors of Harold Johnson Smith, deceased, late of said county, More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

TUESDAY, FEB. 12 BIRTHDAY: Annette Chandler WEDNESDAY, FEB. 13 FAMILY Connection Collaborative, noon, Family Learning Resource Center BIRTHDAYS: Eugenia Foster, Ridge Cooley THURSDAY, FEB. More...

Editorials

Mumbles

Just say it will you, I love you!

I've already started this Valentine column several times only to hit the delete key and start over. I love to hear the Righteous Brothers sing it, but I don't think my stuttering start to this column has anything losing that loving feeling. More...

Political Cartoon

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House News

Under the Gold Dome

Lawmakers reconvened on Tuesday, Feb. 5 for the 11th legislative day of the 2008 session. The General Assembly will go back into session Monday, Feb. 11 at 1 p.m. for the 15th legislative day. More...

Agriculture

FSA News

Eligible farmers can apply for disaster payments

Disaster Eligibility Date Extended Eligible farmers and ranchers who suffered livestock, livestock feed and crop losses that occurred before Dec. 31, 2007, can now apply to receive disaster payments. More...

Green industry's profits, production withering

Georgia's urban agriculture industry will continue to lose profits and employees if drought conditions remain over the state this year, according to a University of Georgia survey. More...

Society

Smith - Barfield

Mr. and Mrs. Ken Smith of Headland, Ala., announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristina Lynn, to Thomas Davison Barfield, both of Atlanta. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Hatcher of Leary, Mr. and Mrs. More...

Relay for Life set for April 11

Early County will have Relay for Life Friday, April 11 from 7 p.m. - 12 a.m. on Court Square. The event will celebrate local cancer survivors, honor those who lost their lives to cancer and raise money for continued cancer research. More...

Friends donate locks

Friends, Emmie Fenn and Saylor Odom, teamed up to give double locks of love. The girls gave 20 inches of their hair to the Locks of Love organization which provides wigs to patients of all ages. More...

Fulton Superior Court asked to overturn Judge Howells' ruling

Sierra Club, Friends of Chattahoochee file petition Monday

The Friends of the Chattahoochee and the Sierra Club filed action in the Superior Court of Fulton County Monday seeking to overturn the Jan. More...

Got copper? Might wanna smile!

Some local farmers have had about all they can take. They are ready to resort to extreme measures to bring the problem to an end. It's not the drought we're talking about. It's the theft of copper. More...

No tethered dogs in city

The Blakely City Council heard the first reading of a change to the city's animal control ordinance at it's Feb. 5 meeting at the City Annex. More...

Will the glass slipper fit?

The Early County High Choral Dept. will present the popular fairy tale "Cinderella" this week at Mangham Auditorium. The shows will be Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. More...

Free Pitch, Hit & Run

A Pitch, Hit and Run competition will be hosted at the Ray Knight Sportsplex Saturday, Feb. 16 beginning at 9 a.m. See page 9 for details. More...

Other News

Peter Harris robbed at knife-point

Former city councilman Peter Harris escaped injury when he was robbed at knifepoint recently in his Tolbert Drive home. According to authorities, Harris had allowed a woman into his home under pretense of needing to use his phone. More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive

Daily Events Feb. 18 - Rhythm band at Nursing Home - 10:15-11:30. Lunch: Macaroni and cheese, green beans, steamed cabbage, wheat roll, fresh fruit. Feb. 19 - Physical fitness - 10:15 a.m. - 11 a.m. VNA blood pressures - 11 a.m. More...

MILITARY NEWS

Marine Corps Pvt. Kentavist P. Brackin, son of Tessie L. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Humility a virtue to learn and live

Luke 14:1, 7-1 When God created the human race, this highest creation was given the ability to think. This allowed humans to communicate with each other, and come to his or her own conclusions concerning personal actions to be taken. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Arms of Faith M.B. Arms of Faith Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate their usher's anniversary Sunday, Feb. 17 at noon. Minister Faye Brooks will be the speaker. Everyone is invited to attend. Shiloh M.B. More...

Obituaries

Travis White

Travis "Popeye" White, 27, of Blakely died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008, from injuries sustained in a car accident. Mr. White was born in Blakely March 4, 1980, to C.W. White and Judy Jones White. He was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church. More...

Korynda Reed

Student

Korynda Knicole "Possum" Reed, 23, of Blakely died Feb. 3, 2008, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, Ala. Miss Reed was born in Blakely Dec. 16, 1984, to Jollie Igles and Jerry Igles. More...

Franklin Starr

Veteran

Franklin Lafayette Starr, 67, of Donalsonville died Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2008, at the Malcom Randall VA Medical Center in Gainesville, Fla. Mr. Starr was born in Akron, Ohio, April 20, 1940, to the late Bill Starr and Frieda O'Madden. More...

Sports

SGA seniors finish season with a win

It was Senior Night Feb. 8 in Damascus. All the senior cheerleaders and basketball players and their parents were honored between the girls' and boys' game. The fans were treated to two exciting basketball games. More...

Pitch, Hit and Run Saturday, Feb. 16

The Blakely Early County Recreation Department will host a free Aquafina Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit and Run competition for area youth Saturday, Feb. 16 at 9 a.m. at the Ray Knight Sportsplex. More...

Campus

Rolling Out the Honors

Early County Elementary School Principal List Second grade Berenice Castro Jada George Eddy Moreno Kaitlyn Reeves Braxton Davis Dallas Kuhn Taylor Williams Third grade Kyle Cutchens Courtney DeVane Denver Knox Victoria Nolan Sutton Stuart More...

Pre-K registration begins Feb. 25

Registration for enrollment in the Early County Elementary School Pre- Kindergarten program begins Feb. 25. Early County residents may register Feb. 25 - Feb. 27 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Out-of-county residents can register Feb. 27 - Feb. More...

COLLEGE NEWS

Shorter College Audrey Layne Crocker has been named to the dean's list at Shorter College for fall semester 2007. The dean's list requires a grade point average of 3.5 or above. Audrey is a 2006 graduate of Early County High School. More...