April 2, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Lena Baker Story opening night feature at Atlanta Film Festival

The Lena Baker Story, filmed recently in Early County and Southwest Georgia, has been chosen as the opening night feature film in the Atlanta Film Festival April 11 - 19 at Atlantic Station Theater. More...

Bobcats' Shawn Williams commits to UGA Bulldogs

Shawn Williams, a safety from Early County, has committed to the Bulldogs. Williams, a junior, who had 60 tackles and three interceptions last season, is the third defensive player to commit in what is expected to be a very light class. More...

Relay for Life is April 11

Relay for Life will be, 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...

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICES

032608-05 CITATION IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF EARLY COUNTY GEORGIA DOCKET NO. 2008V-105 IN REM _______________ DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION VS. 0.126 acres of land; and certain easement rights; and Barney Brownlee; Mark Brownlee, Jr. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2 FAMILY Connection Collaborative, noon, Family Learning Resource Center BIRTHDAY: Logan Weiler THURSDAY, APRIL 3 ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club AL-ANON, 7:30 p.m. More...

Editorials

Other Voices

Snails and squid on the menu

A friend from Atlanta offered to take me to dinner in Buckhead at a restaurant with some kind of Japanese name. More...

All That's Fit to Print

Finish what you start

The presidential primary season has been long and, at least for the Democratic Party, a few more months remain in the contest. More...

Mumbles

For some, it's been a long time!

Stumbled across a statistic somewhere that said one in four high school graduates will attend a class reunion sometime in their lifetime to revisit the faces and places from their past. It's a good thing that statistic isn't three in four! More...

Obituaries

Bill Wright

Veteran

William G. "Bill" Wright, 71, of Valdosta died Saturday, March 22, 2008, at South Georgia Medical Center after a courageous battle with cancer. Mr. Wright was born in Blakely Oct. More...

Willie Mae Earnest

Homemaker

Willie Mae Holton Earnest, 97, of Tallapoosa, Ga., died Saturday, March 22, 2008. Mrs. Earnest was born in Grady County, Ga., May 20, 1910, to the late John Emory Holton and Mary Mozelle Cliett Holton. She was a homemaker. More...

Julie Lynn

Julie Brookins Lynn, 31, of Ft. Gaines died March 23, 2008 at Archbold Memorial Hospital in Thomasville from injuries received in an automobile accident. Ms. Lynn was born Aug. 13, 1976, in Columbus, daughter of Bobby H. More...

Society

Webb - Cheek

Mr. and Mrs. Patrick T. Webb of Blakely proudly announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Terra Dee Webb, to James Arthur Cheek, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Arthur Cheek and Deena Blankenship, all of Blakely. More...

Sanders - Godfrey

Mr. and Mrs. Tim Sanders of Lee County are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristin Jeannette Sanders, to Quinton Tyson "Bo" Godfrey Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Quinton Tyson Godfrey Sr. of Colquitt. More...

What will your wedding cost?

According to The Knot, an online resource for all things nuptial, the average cost of a wedding is $22,000. However, depending on the region of country, the bride and groom can expect to spend far more or even a lot less than that. More...

Welcome back! 40s, 50s, 60s

On any given weekend, high school classmates are gathering somewhere across the country to renew friendships and share memories. This weekend it's in Blakely. But, this isn't your typical reunion. More...

Weeks: Iraq calmed down, you can see the progress

Corporal Lisa Weeks, an Early County native, was one of five Marine Reservists from the Albany Marine Corps Logistics Base who returned home from Iraq last week. More...

Kolomoki's Strickland named state's 'Ranger of the Year'

Senior Park Ranger Sid Strickland of Kolomoki Mounds State Historic Park was named Georgia's "Ranger of the Year" at the state's 2008 Ranger Conference. The award is the highest a park ranger can receive. More...

Hell must've frozen over!

Not actually! But, to local residents it seemed like it would before the DOT would get around to making safety improvements at the intersection of the U.S. 27 and U.S. 62 bypass intersection. More...

Other News

Adams retires from Kolomoki State Park

After 34 years of service, Billy Adams is hanging up his hat at Kolomoki Mounds State Historic Park. More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive

Daily Events April 7 - Rhythm band practice - 10:30-11:30. Lunch: Fish, cheese grits, cole slaw, wheat roll, peach cobbler. April 8 - Physical fitness - 10:15 a.m. - 11 a.m. Barbara Gaines, "Critical Conditions" - 11 a.m. More...

4-H produces district winners

Five Early County 4-H'ers traveled to Albany March 15 to participate in the Southwest District Area Project Achievement. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Use God's word to guide your life

Daniel 1:8-20 In a me-first society, there is a lack of personal commitment to any worthwhile cause or purpose. With this inward focus, many individuals seem to think that the world revolves around them. More...

The Gospel Truth

God is looking for a faithful servant

What exactly did Jesus, the servant of the Lord, do that we must do to prove ourselves to be servants of the Lord? Read Isaiah 50:4- 11. The servant of God, and the servant of God, is faithful to the word of God! More...

CHURCH NEWS

Mt. Nebo M.B. Mt. Nebo Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate their pastor's fourth anniversary April 3 and April 4. The services will end April 6 at the Blakely Civic Center on Howell Street at 2:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend. More...

Agriculture

Monkey grass apes turf grass

After last summer's drought, some homeowners may be reluctant to plant turfgrass not knowing if water will be available to maintain it this summer. They do have an alternative. More...

Don't forget potted-plant care

Spring is here. After months of being cooped up indoors, it's finally time for gardeners to go dig in the dirt. But they shouldn't pass by their pot-bound plants on the way, says a Georgia Master Gardener. More...

Campus

SGA students visit state capitol

Forty-five fourth graders and 35 parents and teachers had an unusually long ride to school March 6 when they traveled all the way to Atlanta for class. More...

FCCLA takes top honors at STAR

The FCCLA Chapter Service Project Display team of Shabreka George, Terri Levatte and Casey Schaffer received top honors at their regional STAR events competition in Coffee County Mar. 15. More...

FFA places in career development events

The Early County FFA Floriculture Team recently competed in the Area V FFA Floriculture Career Development Event. The team placed fifth out of 18 teams. The event was at Berrien High School in Nashville, Ga., March 6. More...