February 20, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

SB 360 will increase prisoner per diem

A bill that would raise the daily reimbursement from the state to local jails for housing state inmates passed the Senate unanimously last week in Atlanta. More...

Wright scores 1,500, Lady Cats in playoffs

Lady Bobcat Marah Wright reached an impresive plateau scoring her 1,500th point against Cook County last week. The four-year starter has scored 1,526 points averaging 18.4 points and 9.23 rebounds this season. More...

Benefit gospel sing

The Blakely-Early County Ministerial Association is planning a benefit gospel sing for the needy people in Early County. The gospel sing will be at 7 p.m. Feb. 23 at the First Assembly of God on the Highway 62 Bypass. More...

"Grand" reunion

Attention! A Grand Reunion of classes of the 1940s, 50s and 60s of all Early County schools is being planned for April 4 and April 5. More...

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICES

013008-01 IN THE JUVENILE COURT FOR THE COUNTY OF EARLY STATE OF GEORGIA In the Interest of: Z.G., B/F, DOB: 09/22/1998 CASE # 049-08J-14 A Child Under 18 Years of Age. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 20 CHAMBER of Commerce board meeting, noon BIRTHDAYS: Buddy Lord, Helen Hightower, Cheri Harrell THURSDAY, FEB. 21 ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club COUNTY Planning Commission, 7 p.m. More...

Editorials

Global warming hysteria

Quite a few bad tornadoes hit the South this past week. You might have heard about them in between updates on all the important stuff like Britney Spears, Paris Hilton, and the latest on the death of Heath Ledger. More...

Political Cartoon

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Mumbles

A time to rekindle memories

If you have already read the front page article about John R. Harris, I hope you came away wanting to read his book - or read it again. More...

Obituaries

Nell Hall

Retired

Nell Williams Hall, 93, of Donalsonville died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2008, at Seminole Manor Nursing Home in Donalsonville. Mrs. Hall was born in Early County June 4, 1914, to the late Sam A. Williams and Abbie Baker Williams. More...

Florence Maddox

Homemaker

Florence Wambles Maddox, 67, of Columbia, Ala., died Friday, Feb. 15, 2008, at Flowers Hospital in Dothan, Ala. Mrs. Maddox was born in Troy, Ala., April 30, 1940, to the late Johnny Dewey Wambles and Bertha Chapman Wambles. More...

Wanda Rene Cook

Homemaker

Wanda Rene Cook, 39, of Orlando, Fla., died Monday, Feb. 11, 2008, in Orlando, Fla. Miss Cook was born in Orlando, Fla., July 9, 1968, to Rebecca M. Cook and the late Walter C. Cook. She was a member of Word of Life Church. More...

Society

McLemore - Rivera

Mr. and Mrs. William Larry McLemore of Blakely announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Jana Beatrice, to Orlando Rivera, son of Isidro Rivera of Carrollton, Ga., and the late Rosita Hernandez Rivera of Carrollton, Ga. More...

Host a professional-looking party

Without a big budget

Everyone loves a party and putting personal touches on their events, but not everyone has a big budget or knows how to get started. More...

Timing can be key to party planning

When planning a party, timing can be the key to ensuring your celebration goes off without a hitch. In general, invitations should be sent at eight weeks in advance to give out-of-towners ample time to set up travel arrangements. More...

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...

New subscription rates include online access

See new rates, new website features on page 13

A new subscription rate plan for the Early County News will go into effect March 1, marking the first rate increase in five years. More...

No recalled beef in local schools

According to the Georgia Department of Education and local school officials, Early County was not one of the 37 school systems which had bought beef subject to a USDA recall. The U.S. More...

Lightsey art

An art exhibit featuring the work of Sam Tully Lightsey will open Thursday, Feb. 28 at Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library. Sponsored by local artists and the library, this exhibit will showcase Lightsey's entire career as an artist. More...

Chamber open house

The Blakely-Early County Chamber of Commerce will host an Open House Thursday, Feb. 21 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the chamber office on Court Square. More...

Unsung Heroes Banquet

In observance of Black History Month The Freedom Council will hold their 4th Annual Unsung Hero Banquet Feb. 23 at 6:30 p.m. at the Blakely Civic Center. More...

Other News

Unsung heroes to be honored at banquet

In observance of Black History Month The Freedom Council will have their 4th Annual Unsung Hero Banquet Feb. 23 at 6:30 p.m. at the Blakely Civic Center. More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive

Daily Events Feb. 25 - Rhythm band practice - 10:30-11:30. Lunch: Salisbury steak with onion gravy, garlic potatoes, green beans, wheat roll, fruit mix. Feb. 26 - Physical fitness - 10:15 a.m. - 11 a.m. Crafts - 11 a.m. More...

RECREATION

The Blakely-Early County Recreation Department still has space available for the 2008 baseball, softball and tee ball teams. To register or for more information visit www. becrd.com or call 723-3197. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

We are called to be disciples

Luke 14:25-33 A disciple is a learner. The person who is a disciple has made a personal, deliberate choice. More...

From the Pulpit

Miracles are God-given

1 Kings 17:1-24; Hebrews 11:1-19 Miracles are supernatural events designed by God to meet desperate needs. God is the God of the impossible. Man's extremity is God's stage for miracles. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Shiloh M.B. Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church will have its pastor's second anniversary Feb. 29 through March 2. Services begin at 7 p.m. Feb. 29. The gospel sing Saturday, March 1 starts at 6 p.m. and Sunday services begin at 3 p.m. More...

Agriculture

Governor loosens water restrictions

Georgians living in the counties hardest hit by the drought got a bit of good news this month from Gov. Sonny Perdue and Georgia Environmental Protection Division Director Carol Couch. More...

Farm Credit stockholders meet

Southwest Georgia Farm Credit hosted its annual stockholder's meeting Tuesday evening, Feb. 12, at Darton College, giving its member-borrowers an opportunity to enjoy a delicious seafood buffet while hearing about the state of the association. More...

Sports

Warriors advance in state playoffs

Both SGA basketball teams played against Valwood in the opening night of the 2008 GISA region 3AA basketball tournament Tuesday night at Andrew College in Cuthbert. More...

Show 'em how it's done!

Tristan Howard winds up for the pitch at Saturday's major league baseball Pitch, Hit and Run competition at the Ray Knight Sportsplex. More...

Campus

Pre-K registration begins Feb. 25

Registration for enrollment in the Early County Elementary School prekindergarten 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

Daniel McClendon son of Rev. and Mrs. Tom McClendon has been selected to serve as an Auburn University Tiger Host for the 2008-2009 year. The Tiger Hosts are the athletic division of Students of Auburn Recruiting. More...

ABAC scholarship deadline set

The deadline for submitting applications for scholarships at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College is March 1. More...