April 23, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

WANTED: Leadership!

The Blakely-Early County Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications for the 2008 Leadership Early class which will begin in July and be completed in December. More...

"I worried about not being there"

Blakely woman remembers her fight against cervical cancer

It has been nearly 34 years since Lee Bush heard her doctor speak the word 'cancer' following a routine physical exam, but she remembers the late fall day in 1974 like it was yesterday. More...

County calls special meeting

The Early County board of commissioners has called a special meeting today at 11 a.m. at the county administration building to discuss a proposed contract with EC2055 for economic development. More...

Free health screening May 13

Primary Care of Southwest Georgia will host a health screening May 13 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Court Square. The FREE screening will be part of National Women's Health Week activities and will include food, fun and prizes. More...

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICES

040908-01 NOTICE OF SALE UNDER POWER STATE OF GEORGIA COUNTY OF EARLY Because of a default in the payment of the indebtedness secured by a Security Deed executed by Frank L. Hardrick to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23 ADMINISTRATIVE Professional's Day DFACS board meeting, 10 a.m. BIRTHDAYS: Ronnie Holley, Donna Braswell ANNIVERSARY: Jonathan & Jill Neeley THURSDAY, APRIL 24 ROTARY CLUB, noon, More...

Editorials

Thanks for the funding

Often our Congressmen find themselves under attack for their efforts when working to secure funding for meaningful programs for the citizens of Georgia. I want to present the human side of this story. More...

A motley look at the news

All That's Fit to Print

Political candidates aren't the only ones grabbing headlines these days, they are just the only thing you hear news anchors report. There are other stories out there. Here are a few. More...

Bitter? No but gettin' that way

Mumbles

Well, today's the day! The Pennsylvania voters can finally do their dastardly deed, send Hiliary Clinton back to New York and make room on the air waves again for the actual news. Likely? Not! More...

Obituaries

Ernest McEachern

Ernest E. McEachern, 84, of Adkins, Texas, died Sunday, April 13, 2008. Mr. McEachern was born in Early County Aug. 2, 1923. He was preceded in death by his wife Dorothy Rauschuber McEachern. More...

Gloria Pat Boyd

Retired

Gloria Patricia "Pat" Boyd, 73, of Colquitt died Monday, April 14, 2008, at her residence. Mrs. Boyd was born in Miller County Aug. 11, 1934. She was a member of Colquitt First Baptist Church and the American Cancer Society. More...

Sheila Large

Co-Owner/Operator

Sheila Marie Neumeister Large, 53, of Blakely died Tuesday, April 15, 2008, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, Ala. Mrs. Large was born in Louisville, Ky., Aug. More...

Society

Payton - Burbach

Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth Randall Payton of Blakely announce the engagement of their daughter, Cacye Lee Payton, to Christopher Matthew Burbach, both of Portland, Ore. Christopher is the son of Sharon Burbach and David Burbach of Portland, Ore. More...

Howard - Warbel

Mia Hightower Howard and Joseph Robert Warbel, both of Nashville, Tenn., are proud to annouce their engagement. The bride-elect is the daughter of India H. Howard of Panama City Beach, Fla., and Wendell Parker of Blakely, and Mr. and Mrs. More...

Hyatt - Snider

Haley Hyatt and Rob Snider wish to announce their engagement. Miss Hyatt is the daughter of Lee Powell and Scotty Hyatt of Dothan. She is the granddaughter of Ella and Jack Elliott of Dothan. Mr. More...

Early Co. youth dies in mishap

A 12-year-old Early County Middle School student was killed Friday night when he and his brother fell from the back of a pickup truck on Old Lucile Road south of Blakely. More...

Former Early Co. man shot

A former Early County man was found shot to death last week in his Houston County, Ala. mobile home. More...

Hospital administrator named

Archbold chief operating officer Kevin Taylor announced last week at a meeting of the hospital authority that Jon L. Dixon has been named administrator of Early Memorial Hospital and Nursing Home. More...

If we build it, will they come?

That was the question being asked by Georgia Department of Transportation planners in a study meeting to improve Southwest Georgia's access to the interstate highway system, according to an article in the April 15 Bainbridge Post Searchlight. More...

National Day of Prayer - May 1

The Blakely Ministerial Association will lead an observance on the south lawn of the Court Square at 12:15 p.m. on National Prayer Day May 1. Everyone who would like to take time to pray together is encouraged to attend. More...

HFH meeting Tuesday

The Blakely-Early County Habitat for Humanity will begin building their fourth home in Early County next month. Habitat will meet Tuesday, April 29 at 5:15 p.m. at the Chamber of Commerce to elect officers and board members. More...

Other News

Grand opening celebrated

Delores Bryant, a hometown girl, has recently opened Dee's Boo-Teke, purveyor of women's and men's fine apparel. Grand opening ceremonies were Friday, April 18 at 11 a.m. More...

DOT announces traffic shift

Georgia DOT has announced that a traffic shift on the south end of the U.S. 27 Bypass in Blakely is scheduled to take place early next week. More...

Commodity distribution scheduled in Early County

USDA government surplus commodity distribution will be held in Early County at 1241 South Main Street in Blakely May 1 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. if supplies last. All recipients must certify their eligibility. More...

Religion

Prayer is important in a Christian life

Sunday School Lesson

Daniel 9:1-19 Prayer - communion with God - is a very important part of the life of any person who claims to know Jesus Christ of Nazareth as his or her personal savior. This fact has been part of the life of believers throughout history. More...

Jesus came to offer God's grace to us

The Gospel Truth

How would you present the gospel if you were given an hour to do so? How about a half hour? What if you would only use one word? Of course, that word would be Jesus. John's gospel begins with one word, and the word is Jesus. More...

CHURCH NEWS

First Baptist First Baptist Church is now registering children for Vacation Bible School June 1-5, 5:30p.m. to 8 p.m. Children ages 0 through grade six are welcome to register by contacting the church office at 723-3348. More...

Agriculture

Put out welcome mat for springtime hummingbirds

Hummingbirds will soon make their way back to Georgia after wintering in Central America. Welcome them to your house by providing their favorite plants and the right food in the right places. More...

Locally grown food better tasting, better for you

With increasing worries about the safety of imported foods, there is an alternative, says a University of Georgia expert. Buy food grown locally. "These foods are fresher. More...

Campus

Literacy team staff receives training

Members of the Early Reading First staff attended Foundations in Family Literacy training March 28 and 29 in Louisville, Ky. The training was sponsored by the National Center for Family Literacy. More...

Crocker has outstanding year

As a sophomore musical theatre major, Audrey Crocker has been cast in all five of the Shorter College Theatre Depart-ment's main stage shows: The Three Penny Opera (ensemble), To Kill A Mockingbird (ensemble and understudy for Scout), the dan More...

Good Citizen selected

Carrie Collier, a senior at Early County High School, was selected by her school and the Peter Early Chapter as the recipient of the DAR Good Citizen award. This entitled her to enter the DAR scholarship contest. More...