April 30, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Job fair Tuesday

The Georgia Department of Labor's Bainbridge Career Center and the Southwest Georgia Employer Committee are sponsoring a job fair Tuesday, May 6 in Bainbridge. The job fair will be from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. More...

Professional Assistants Luncheon

Family Connection FACES' Angie Wilson was named Administrative Professional of the Year at the 26th annual Administrative Professionals Day Luncheon last week. More...

Football tryouts

Early County youth football tryouts will be May 19, 20, and 22 at the Early County Middle School practice field from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Ages: C-Team 7 - 8, B-Team 9 - 10, A-Team 11 - 12. Control date is May 1, 2008. More...

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICES

043008-01 NOTICE OF INCORPORATION Notice is given that Articles of Incorporation which will incorporate SOUTH BOUND RENTALS, INC. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30 BIRTHDAYS: Stephen Jackson, Jenny Parker THURSDAY, MAY 1 ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club AL-ANON, 7:30 p.m. More...

Editorials

A lot of chicken

Other Voices

I spent part of my Saturday in a small room at the old courthouse with six other men eating chicken. We started about 11 a.m., ate continuously for about 90 minutes, took a short break, and kept going until after 2 p.m. More...

Give voters a chance

All That's Fit to Print

While the Democratic bigwigs are anxiously awaiting the last primary, hoping and praying that Hillary Clinton then goes away, I am wondering what I will do when all the drama has ended. More...

Rattlin' the cages again!

Mumbles

Remember that UGA president - Michael Adams - that had the Bulldog nation up in arms recently over his ousting of Vince Dooley? Well, he's at it again! This time, however, I suspect the bulldog nation will be up in arms of support. More...

Obituaries

Larry Dawson

Larry Dawson, 51, of Blakely died Thursday, April 17, 2008, at Early Memorial Nursing Home. Mr. Dawson was born in Early County Jan. 15, 1957, to the late Elouise Dawson. He was a member of Mt. More...

Eddie George

Eddie James Fox George, 88, of Blakely died Tuesday, April 22, 2008, at Early Memorial Nursing Home. Mr. George was born in Early County July 12, 1919, to the late Shep George and Estella George. More...

Clemmie Smith

Clemmie M. Smith, 77, of Blakely died Tuesday, April 22, 2008, in Dothan, Ala. Mrs. Smith was born in Early County Nov. 4, 1930, to the late Banks Mitchell and Classie Jones Mitchell. She was a member of St. Paul C.M.E. Church. More...

Campus

Too smart to start

Fifth grade students in the 21st Century Afterschool Program at Early County Elementary School completed the Too Smart to Start alcohol awareness program. Participants received certificates and t-shirt at an awards ceremony Tuesday, April 22. More...

Girls track team defends title

The Early County Girls' track team defended their region championship by winning the Region 1-AA track championship. The final scores were Early County 158 points, Brooks County 87 points and Cook County 81. More...

Head Start taking applications

The Early County Child Development Center will take applications for the 2008-09 school year through May 16 from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Early County Child Development center located at 5038 Freeman Rd. More...

Qualifying...

Only two contested races here, so far

After two days of qualifying for the July 15 General Primary, there are only two contested races among the local candidates - the races for sheriff and coroner. More...

Blakely man named suspect in April 15 Dothan murder

A former Blakely man has been named a suspect in the murder investigation of another former Blakely man near Dothan, according to Houston County Sheriff Andy Hughes. More...

Traffic shift

Georgia DOT has announced that a traffic shift has been made on the south end of the U.S. 27 Bypass in Blakely. Traffic has been shifted from the existing northbound lanes to the southbound lanes which have been reduced to two-way traffic. 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. More...

1-AA Region Champions

The Early County Girls' track team defended their Region 1-AA track championship last week. Eleven of the girls will be competing in the Girl's State Track Meet in Albany May 1 - 3. More...

Free health screening

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...

Other News

Ribbon cutting at White Oak Pastures

Will Harris addresses the crowd, introducing the special guests who had made their way to Saturday's grand opening and ribbon-cutting at his White Oak Pastures facility near completion on U. S. More...

USDA's Stone Workman presents check to White Oak Pastures at Rotary meeting

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Center helps victims of child abuse

Every 30 minutes a child in Georgia is the victim of confirmed abuse or neglect. Statistics prove that 88% of children who are sexually abused never disclose their abuse when they are still children. More...

Religion

Make God a priority in your life

Sunday School Lesson

Haggai 1:1-15 It is interesting to observe the enthusiasm that seems to ooze from the pores of some individuals as they begin some kind of new project. More...

Aim high for the glory of God

The Gospel Truth

John the Baptist never won a MVP award in sports. As far as we know he did not receive an academic scholarship to the college of his choice. He never made any money to speak of, so he could not be classified as a financial success. More...

CHURCH NEWS

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

Society

Robertson-Wells

Valencia LaJoy Robertson and Willie Wells, III will exchange wedding vows May 24, 2008. The bride-elect is a native of Gallion, Ala. She is the daughter of Annie Doris Bryant Robertson of Gallion, Ala., and the late Roland Robertson. More...

Ian Middleton turns one

Ian Middleton turned one Sunday, March 23. On Saturday, March 22 he celebrated with friends and family at a 'Lil Slugger first birthday party at his house. Ian enjoyed eating his very own baseball birthday cake and opening all of his presents. More...

BIRTHS

Chris and Starla Purvis proudly announce the birth of their daughter, Raleigh Charla, born Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2008, at 4:23 p.m. at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. Raleigh weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces and was 18 inches long. More...