June 4, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Permit hearing held Tuesday

The hearing for the petition challenging Administrative Law Judge Stephanie Howells' January ruling upholding the Longleaf power plant permits was held yesterday in a Fulton Superior Court. More...

Political forum June 30

Apolitical forum is being planned for Monday, June 30 to give local voters a chance to get to know their local candidates better before the July 15 General Primary election. More...

Magician at library tomorrow

Don't miss magician Ken Scott at Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library Thursday, June 5 at 3 p.m. Scott kicks off a series of summer programs sponsored by the library. More...

Children's Theatre

The Missoula Theater makes its visit to Blakely next week. Children who have completed first through 12th grade can join in the fun of presenting a fully costumed theatrical production of Robinson Crusoe. 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, JUNE 4 FAMILY Connection Collaborative, noon, Family Learning Resource Center BIRTHDAY: E. More...

Editorials

Other Voices

Are there outhouses in outer space?

I've been worried to death this week about the astronauts - actually, two cosmonauts and one astronaut - aboard the International Space Station, what with the news that the toilet onboard isn't working. More...

Political Cartoon

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Mumbles

Somebody left the gate open

I was already well aware of the story, but I was still shaken by the headline across the front page of Saturday's Bainbridge Post-Searchlight when I saw it... Newspaper changes hands after 101 years of publication. More...

Obituaries

Lamarr Slater

Pastor

Lamarr Douglas Slater, 63, of Blakely, formerly of Chickamauga, died Tuesday, May 27, 2008. Mr. Slater was born in Chickamauga to the late Lawrence Slater and Edna Pope Slater. More...

Bronnie Roberts

Homemaker

Bronnie Phillips Roberts, 87, of Colquitt died Friday, May 30, 2008, at Miller County Nursing Home in Colquitt. Mrs. Roberts was born March 10, 1921, in Early County to the late Zema Lee and Mattie Lou Adams Phillips. More...

Mickey Lewis

Supervisor

Michael Dan "Mickey" Lewis, 52, of Damascus died Saturday, May 31, 2008, at Miller County Hospital in Colquitt. Mr. Lewis was born in Early County August 8, 1955, to Billy and Jimmie Cooper Lewis. More...

Society

Bowles- Tabb

Gina Bowles of Albany and William Bowles of Arlington are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Frances Bowles, to Cody Calhoun Tabb, son of Kelly Tabb and Ferrell Tabb, both of Colquitt. More...

Things to do with kids on rainy days

Rainy days cooped up inside may seem like they'd be the pits, but they actually can offer prime opportunities for the entire family to get together and participate in some fun activities. 1. More...

THANKS

On behalf of our entire family, we would like to express our gratitude for the visits, cards, floral arrangements, phone calls, meals and overall love and support that everyone has shown us during this difficult time. More...

Absentee voting underway

Absentee voting for Georgia's July 15 primary election started Monday. Voting machines are set up in the Voter Registrar's office on River Street. More...

Joan Simpson has been named BCEC director

Bainbridge College president Dr. Tom Wilkerson announced last week that Joan Simpson of Colquitt has been appointed director of the Bainbridge College Early County Site in Blakely effective July 1. Mrs. More...

SGRITA "backbone" under construction

The South Georgia Regional Information Technology Authority has begun construction on Phase 1 of the SGRITA broadband network. More...

Kids Fishing Rodeo June 14

Kolomoki Plantation

Kolomoki Plantation will hold its 5th annual Kids Fishing Rodeo Saturday, June 14 from 8 a.m. to 12 noon. More...

Other News

Removal of signs on rights-of-way

The Georgia Department of Transportation is cautioning political candidates and campaigns not to place signs on rights of way. Signs that are found on rights-of-way will be removed by Georgia DOT maintenance crews. More...

New, larger decals for vehicle tags

Beginning June 2, local tag and title offices will begin issuing a new larger decal for all motor vehicle registrations Georgia Revenue Commissioner Bart L. Graham announced today. More...

Gas tax increase suspended

Governor Sonny Perdue has signed an executive order suspending a scheduled increase in gas taxes that would have taken effect July 1. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Jesus is your intercessor with God

Hebrews 7:20-28 As we read any ancient writing, it is important for us to attempt to understand the meaning of the message to the people who first read the words, or first heard the declarations. More...

The Gospel Truth

Follow the Lord with all your heart

Today we want to expose another kind of greatness. It is greatness lost. It is great sin and betrayal. It is the great mistake made by one of the greatest villains of all time. Read John 12:4- 6. Consider the height from which Judas fell. More...

Let the Bible Speak

The world needs more compassion

Today our world needs compassion. Compassion expresses sorrow or sympathy for the discomfort and suffering of others. Compassion is in complete harmony with the will of God. More...

Agriculture

FFA'ers attend convention in Macon

The Early County FFA Chapter took eight members to the state FFA convention in Macon April 24-26. More...

FSA News

LCP sign-up is underway

U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency Administrator Teresa Lasseter has announced that livestock producers have until July 18, 2008, to enroll in the 2005-2007. Livestock Com-pensation Program sign-up began Sept. More...

Campus

ECHS math department receives enhancement grant

In April 2007, Early County High School's math department was awarded the Title II-D Enhancing Education Through Technology competitive grant of $96,000 from the Georgia Department of Education. More...

Dedication recognized

The 21st Community Learning Center honored the following for their five-year dedication to the 21st CCLC after-school program at Early County Elementary School, from left, Chris Loyed, Brenda Murkerson, Renee Pullen, Michelle Floyd, Brenda Ja More...

Collier recognized by ECCREA

The Early Clay Calhoun Retired Educators Association met Tuesday, May 20 at the Bluffton Community House in Bluffton for its end of the year picnic. Mary Bedell gave the devotional. President June Wills introduced the speaker, State Rep. More...