May 21, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Kim Hall "Teacher of the Year"

As part of National Teacher Appreciation Week, the Early County School System held its annual Teacher of the Year reception Thursday, May 15 at the Early County Middle School cafeteria. More...

Rec camp registration underway

BECRD Summer Camp registration is now underway for day camp June 16 - 20 and June 23 - 27. Limited spots are available. Call the recreation department for more info. at 723-3197. More...

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICES

052108-01 NOTICE STATE OF GEORGIA COUNTY OF EARLY TO ALL DEBTORS AND CREDITORS OF JIMMY LORD: All debtors and creditors of JIMMY LORD, deceased, late of said county, More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, MAY 21 CHAMBER of Commerce, noon BIRTHDAYS: David Murphy, Eric Jarrett, Zane Riley, Geraldine Lee, Venena Lee ANNIVERSARY: Sharon & John Godwin THURSDAY, MAY 22 ROTARY CLUB, noon, More...

Editorials

Other Voices

Don't be offended

The recent flap over Sen. Barack Obama calling a female reporter "sweetie" predictably has set off a national debate among the talking heads on the 24- hour news channels over what is acceptable language between men and women. More...

Political Cartoon

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Mumbles

Explain that to me again

For 35 years the buzz word for pumping economic life into our community was "Fourlaning 27." Today we are so close, but will it actually happen or will the final legs between Blakely and Cuthbert fall victim to the DOT's newfound fiscal responsibil More...

Obituaries

Claude Salter Jr

Truck Driver

Claude Salter Jr., 66, of Miami, Fla., died Friday, May 9, 2008. Mr. Salter was born May 1, 1942, in Blakely. He was a farm hand and truck driver. He was preceded in death by his parents. More...

Toye H. Wright

Toye Humphrey Wright, 90, of Bluffton died May 10, 2008, at her residence. Mrs. Wright was born Aug. 20, 1917, to the late Joe and Eula Humphrey. She was mother of Bright Star Missionary Baptist Church. More...

Reba Brownlee

Homemaker

Reba Frances Nobles Brownlee, 95, of Blakely died Thursday, May 15, 2008, at Early Memorial Nursing Home. Mrs. Brownlee was born Feb. 15, 1913, to the late Preston and Lena White Nobles. She was a member of Westview United Methodist Church. More...

Campus

FACES Youth Council ends productive work year

Friends acting compassionately encouraging success. These five words are not just a nice acronym for the word FACES. They provide the foundation for which the FACES Youth Council stands upon. More...

Smith named parent of the year

Denise Smith has been named Early County Head Start 2007-2008 parent of the year. According to Head Start staff, Denise is an incredible mother who devotes most of her time at school checking on her children. More...

COLLEGE NEWS

Adeline Coleman, 2004 graduate of Early County High School, graduated May 10 summa cum laude from the University of Georgia with a degree in history. More...

Congress passes farm bill

President Bush has threatened veto

Second District Congressman Sanford Bishop, along with Georgia Senators Johnny Isakson and Saxby Chambliss, backed a bipartisan farm bill last week that invests in improved nutrition, conservation, renewable energy and farm programs. More...

Grant bodyguard indicted with murder

Charles Grant, six others, charged with involuntary manslaughter

The News learned Tuesday afternoon that the Early County grand jury has handed down indictments in the Feb. 2 shooting on North Church Street involving the New Orleans Saints' Charles Grant which left a pregnant Blakely woman dead. More...

NOTICE: Firearms illegal on Corps lands

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers cautioned last week that the new Georgia Gun Bill signed into law by the Gov. Purdue does not apply to Corps managed lakes and lands. More...

Monday parenting classes

Parenting Classes are offered Monday nights, 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. at the Family Learing Resource Center, 40-A Harold Ragan Dr. Classes are free and open to all. For more information call Family Connection FACES at 723-5122. More...

Parents' institutes

Parents of Early County's 3-year-old and 4- year-old Early County Elementary and Early County Head Start students are invited to participate in a summer institute June 3 and 5. More...

Other News

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive

Daily Events May 26 - Closed for Memorial Day May 27 - Physical fitness - 10:15 a.m. - 11 a.m. Karaoke 11 a.m. Lunch: Chicken strips, winter mix, stewed tom's and rice, wheat roll, fresh fruit. May 28 - Bingo - 10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. More...

Area students among 256 graduating from Bainbridge College

Drawing on the wisdom of George Washington, Dr. James A. Burran inspired 1,100 listeners at Bainbridge College's Graduation with positive and productive ways of living. More...

Send us a password!

The News reminds our readers that print subscribers of the Early County News now qualify for FREE access to the online version of the newspaper at www.earlycountynews. com. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Be faithful in your promises to God

Nehemiah 8 After the completion of the wall around the city of Jerusalem (Nehemiah 6:15, 16), other problems remained for Nehemiah, the king's cupbearer, now made governor. Nehemiah 1:11d; 5:14. More...

The Gospel Truth

God makes a difference in our lives

She is one of the major characters in the gospel of John. Chapter four is practically all about her and her conversations with Jesus Christ. She is mentioned 23 times in 36 verses. But never once do we hear her name. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Friendship M.B. Friendship Missionary Baptist Church will have their church anniversary May 25. Rev. Cleveland Sanders will be speaking. Everyone is invited to attend. Bethlehem A.M.E. More...

Agriculture

Feed your family from your own backyard garden

Food prices are climbing. But gardeners can cut costs by turning a corner of their yard into a personal produce stand, says a University of Georgia expert. More...

Georgia volunteers needed for rain gauge network

Georgia weather experts need precise, timely information on the amount of rain and when it falls across the state. With good access to the Web and rain gauges in hand, citizens can help. More...

Society

Green - Brackin

Dennis Green and Brenda Amerson of Blakely announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Kaylyn Nicole Green, to Adam Kyle Brackin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Brackin of Colquitt. More...

Taking steps to balance work and family

Whether they're logging extra hours in the office or taking work home with them, many professionals today work hard so they can better provide for their families. More...

REUNION

The annual Cleveland reunion will be Sunday, June 1 in Bluffton at the community center. For more information call William Cleveland at 372-4739 or Warren Cleveland at 723- 5629. More...