March 26, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

ECSS administrators, staff

The Early County Board of Education approved 2008-09 administrators for the system's schools at their March 11 meeting at Early County Middle School. More...

Over 600 attending reunion

Over 600 graduates of schools located in Early County during the 40s, 50s and 60s have registered to attend the "Grand Reunion" April 4 and 5. Due to the overwhelming response, the Friday dinner location scheduled for 5:30 p.m. More...

Vol. IV

The Historical Society is planning volume four of the Early County Historical Society Collections. The new book will include both new material and three favorites now out of print... More...

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICES

030508-02 NOTICE OF SALE UNDER POWER STATE OF GEORGIA, COUNTY OF EARLY Because of default in the payment of the indebtedness secured by the Notes and Deed to Secure Debt from BRITT DUNLAP AND WIFE, More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26 DFACS Board Meeting, 10 a.m. More...

Editorials

Other Voices

Song deserves respect

A woman sitting a few rows in front of us at a Georgia football game several years ago snatched a young man's baseball cap off his head and tossed it on the ground in front of him when he failed to remove the cap for the national anthem. More...

Political Cartoon

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Mumbles

Maybe it's just hard work!!!

The answer to the question raised on this week's front page can be found at the bottom of this column. Wait! Before you go there, I have another question. How many of you still have eggs standing on end around your house or office? More...

Obituaries

Harvey L. Hill

Carpenter

Harvey L. Hill, 96, of La Porte, Ind., died Saturday, March 22, 2008, at Golden Living Center in La Porte. Mr. Hill was born in Illinois Nov. 26, 1911, to the late Thomas Hill and Martha Hill. He was a carpenter and concrete finisher. More...

Lewis Ellis

Truck Driver

Lewis Odell Ellis, 81, of Bainbridge, died Wednesday, March 19, 2008, at his residence. Mr. Ellis was born Oct. 26, 1926, in Early County to the late Roosevelt Ellis and Mary Evelyn Townsend Ellis. More...

Curtis Gilbert

County Worker

Curtis Gilbert, 51, of Blakely died Saturday, March 15, 2008, at the Early Memorial Hospital Emergency Room. Mr. Gilbert was born in Blakely July 22, 1956, to the late John Gilbert and Corrine Gilbert. More...

Campus

Dews donates books to BC

Former Atlanta Braves baseball player and bullpen coach Bobby Dews visited Bainbridge College this semester to donate copies of his book Legends, Demons and Dreams for the libraries on main campus and in Blakely. More...

Fifth graders study agriculture

Mrs. Knox's fifth period science class was presented a program on agriculture awareness Friday, March 21 by Young Farmer advisor, Larry Worsley. Gov. More...

Sumner named Young Ambassador

Chris Sumner, son of Chris and Sheila Sumner of Blakely and a senior at Early County High School, was named the 2008 Lions Young Ambassador for District 18-C at the Lions of Georgia District 18-C Convention March 1 in Moultrie. More...

Copper thieves nabbed

Four local men are facing felony charges of theft by taking in connection with the rash of irrigation system copper thefts. More...

Forestry pageant winners

From left, front row, Junior Miss, Shanna Suggs; Tiny Miss, Kate McGil Hattaway; Miss Hospitality, Carley Miles Fenn; and Teeny Miss, Keely Walden; back row, Teen Miss, Hannah Odom; Baby Miss, Haylee Brunson; Miss, More...

Harris ribeye wins Flavor of Georgia

Will Harris's cowboy hat stands out in a room full of bareheaded people. His grassfed beef stands out, too. More...

Other News

Information breached at DHR

The Georgia Department of Human Resources is alerting current and former employees of a breach of confidential records that may expose personal employee information. More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive

Daily Events March 31 - Rhythm band practice - 10:30-11:30. Lunch: Hot dog with chili, baked beans, cole slaw, hot dog bun, stewed apples. April 1 - Physical fitness - 10:15 a.m. - 11 a.m. Practice for Olympics - 11 a.m. More...

Golf tourney to fund cardiac care unit

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 twoman team scramble will begin at noon with a shotgun start. The team entry fee is $150. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

How faithful have you been?

2 Chronicles 34:15, 18, 19, 25-27, 29, 31-33 A brilliant beginning does not guarantee the continued following of the great ideals. Time has a way of eroding the greatest of intentions. More...

The Gospel Truth

Servants of the Lord cannot fail

Old Testament Israel ultimately failed. The Jewish messiah/Christian savior perfectly succeeded. The New Testament church, the new covenant Israel of God, cannot fail and must ultimately succeed. This text tells us why. Read Isaiah 49:1-7. More...

CHURCH NEWS

New Prospect A.M.E. New Prospect African Methodist Episcopal Church, Blakely-Colquitt Circuit and Mt. Pisgah will have pastor appreciation services Sunday, March 30 at 4 p.m. The guest preacher will be Pastor Millie Ann Rambeau. More...

Agriculture

Expect higher food prices

Americans are paying record prices to fuel their cars. They're paying more to fuel themselves, too, according to the recently released U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistic Consumer Price Index. More...

Farm Credit members receive refunds

Southwest Georgia Farm Credit members will receive checks totaling more than $4 million, which represents the cash portion of a $5.8 million 2007 patronage distribution. The balance of the distribution is placed in an account in their names. More...

Society

Morton-Dickey vows exchanged

Rebecca Gregory Morton and David Williams Dickey were united in marriage at 6 p.m. Dec. 29, 2007, at Peachtree Road United Methodist Church in Atlanta. Dr. Donald Allen Harp of Atlanta and Dr. Walter Young Murphy of LaGrange performed the ceremony. More...

Lyles - Ceasar

Samuel Lyles of Morgan and Stella Lyles of Blakely announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Tabitha Lyles, to Darrell Ceasar, son of Remus Ceasar and Catherine West, both of Blakely. More...

Powell-Smith plans complete

The wedding plans of Mischa Marie Powell and Anthony Lee Smith have been completed. The couple will wed Saturday, March 29, 2008, at 5 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Blakely. A reception will follow at the home of the bride's parents. More...