March 5, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Fire emergency training

Firefighters are required to undergo as much as 240 hours of training each year to meet certification and insurance requirements. At one time firefighters in Southwest Georgia had to travel to Albany or Forsyth for most of that training. More...

"Grand" 40-50-60s reunion

Over 500 people have registered for the 40s, 50s, 60s Tri Decade Reunion to be held April 4 and 5 in Blakely. The deadline for registration is Mar. 15. More...

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICES

022708-01 NOTICE STATE OF GEORGIA COUNTY OF EARLY TO ALL DEBTORS AND CREDITORS OF MAURICE McCABE: All debtors and creditors of MAURICE McCABE, deceased, late of said county, are hereby notified to render an account of their demands to the under More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5 FAMILY Connection Collaborative, noon, Family Learning Resource Center BIRTHDAYS:Wayne Foster, Mark Parker, Rand Payton ANNIVERSARY: Ashley & Valerie Mock THURSDAY, MARCH 6 ROTARY CLUB, noon, More...

Editorials

Under the Gold Dome

Lawmakers reconvened Feb. 26 for the 23rd legislative day of the 2008 session. The General Assembly was in recess Mar. 3 and reconvened Mar. 4. More...

Political Cartoon

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P-cards gone wild

The p-card has been in the news the last few months and for good reason. The credit card intended for procurement purposes for many government agencies has become a dirty little secret for many of those agencies. More...

Obituaries

Cherlyn Souve

Cheryln Ajane Souve, 60, of Dothan died Friday, Feb. 22, 2008, at Mercy Memorial Health Center in Ardmore, Okla. Mrs. Souve was born in Blakely April 9, 1947, to Robbie Dykes Williams of Blakely and the late E.W. "Bud" Williams. More...

Mary Dean Jones

Mary Dean Terrell Jones, 71, of Atlanta died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2008, at the Fairburn Health Care Center. Mrs. Jones was born in Early County Dec. 12, 1936, to the late Aaron Terrell and Della Terrell. More...

Norrick West

Engineer

Norrick West, 38, died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2008, in Atlanta. Mr. West was the eldest son of Shannon Pittman and Vincent West. He attended the public schools in Early County and further matriculated at Albany State College. More...

Society

Engram - Howard

Raychel Lynn Engram and Martin Thomas Howard IV are pleased to announce their engagement. The bride-elect is the daughter of the late Elaine Stewart Engram of Blakely. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Wright -Waller wedding plans complete

Wedding plans for Kay Lynn Wright and Ted Bates "Tripp"Waller III have been completed. The couple will wed Saturday, March 8, 2008, at 5:30 p.m. at New Hope Baptist Church in Blakely. A reception will immediately follow the ceremony. More...

BIRTH

Markita Davis and Marty Brown are proud to announce the birth of their son, Martez. He was born Dec. 14, 2007, in Donalsonville. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Davis and Mr. and Mrs. Duey Brown, all of Blakely. More...

After Hours

The Blakely-Early County Chamber of Commerce will host members for After Hours wine and cheese at Funny Girl on Court Square Thursday, March 6 between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. All chamber members are encouraged to come by and visit. More...

Farley exercise

The Plant Farley radiological emergency preparedness exercise March 12 will culminate with a public critique at 12 noon EST, Friday, Mar. 14 at the Houston County Administrative Building in Dothan. More...

Services offered

First Thursday activities at Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library resume Thursday, March 6, 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. More...

Land grants brought them here

"Do you know where your ancestors came from?" Billy Jordan asked last week during a visit at the News office. Billy (no Joe) Jordan grew up in Early County. He has lived in Jefferson County the past 35 years. More...

Other News

Art exhibit features local artist

Local artist Sam Lightsey enjoyed seeing former students, teachers, fellow artists and good friends at a reception on the opening of an exhibit of his work Feb. 28 at Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library. More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive Daily Events March 10 - Rhythm band practice - 10:30-11:30. Lunch: Chicken Alfredo pasta, sweet peas, spiced beets, fruit mix, wheat roll. March 11 - Physical fitness - 10:15 a.m. - 11 a.m. More...

Lady Warriors bring home state basketball championship

From our Files

10 YEARS AGO March 5, 1998 THE 1998 Early County High School and Southwest Georgia Academy STAR students and teachers were honored last Thursday at the weekly meeting of the Blakely Rotary Club. More...

Religion

God makes a covenant with David

1 Chronicles 17:1-15 The life of the person, who has accepted Jesus Christ as the lord and savior of his or her life, will submit every personal plan before the throne of the heavenly father - the creator of the universe. More...

Minister welcomed at Church of Christ

Church Street Church of Christ announces Bro. James E. Scurlark as their new minister. He brings along his wife Sister Dorothy Scurlark. More...

IN MEMORY

Buck and Donna Mills October 2001, March 2007 Remember us when flowers bloom, early in the spring. Remember us on sunny days, in the fun that summer brings. More...

Agriculture

Earth's original satellite guides good gardening

The sky is filled with satellites, ones for weather, spying, communicating and even ones for finding directions to the store. Many gardeners and farmers rely on a more ancient satellite - the moon. More...

Foreign foods causing foodborne illnesses

In 2004, for the first time ever, the United States imported more food than it exported. If this trend continues, a University of Georgia expert predicts cases of foodborne illness will rise in the U.S. More...

Campus

10-and-under recreation team wins state title

The 10-and-under all-star recreation department basketball team, coached by Thee McDaniel, won the Georgia Recreation and State Parks State Tournament at Pickens High School 48-44 against Union County Saturday, March 1. More...

Early County High School celebrates FFA week

Early County FFA Chapter celebrated National FFA Week Feb. 11-15. More...

RECREATION

Four-year-old tee ball registration is now being accepted at the Blakely- Early County Recreation Department through Thursday, March 6. Contact the recreation department 723-3197 or visit www.becrd.com for more information. More...