June 11, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Non-partisan qualifying period is June 23-27

Qualifying for non-partisan candidates who will appear on the Nov. 4 General Election ballot will be held the week of June 23-27. More...

Fleming passes GPA gavel to Buff Leavy

Judy Fleming, Early County News general manager, completed her tenure as president of the Georgia Press Association this past weekend at the Baypoint Resort in Panama City Beach, Fla. More...

Kids Fishing Rodeo Saturday

Hey kids, bring a little heavier fishing gear to the Kolomoki Farm Fishing Rodeo. There are some big fish in the pond this year! Kolomoki Farm will hold its 5th annual Kids Fishing Rodeo Saturday, June 14 from 8 a.m. to 12 noon. More...

Missoula Theatre

Local students are the stars in the Missoula Children's Theatre production of Robinson Crusoe this Saturday, June 14 at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Mangham Auditorium. Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for students. 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...

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICES

061108-03 NOTICE TO DEBTORS AND CREDITORS STATE OF GEORGIA COUNTY OF EARLY IN RE ESTATE OF THOMAS H. BELL, SR. All debtors and creditors of the Estate of THOMAS H. BELL,SR. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 11 BIRTHDAY: Victoria Knight ANNIVERSARY: Don & Mandy Braswell THURSDAY, JUNE 12 ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club PILOT CLUB ALCOHOLICS Anonymous, 6:30 p.m., Holy Family Catholic Church social hall. More...

Editorials

Other Voices

Ten years of Glory

Ten years. It's hard to believe it's been that long. I had wanted an all-white English bulldog. I've been a University of Georgia fan my whole life, and I liked the thought of having my own Uga around the house. More...

Political Cartoon

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All That's Fit to Print

Fixing what ails us

I hope that voters aren't looking to the next president to "fix" gas prices. We voters have a tendency to do that, expect government to right the wrongs in our lives. More...

Obituaries

Viola Jones Hall

Viola Jones "Bay" Hall, 85, of Edison died Saturday, May 31, 2008, at Calhoun County Nursing Home in Edison. Mrs. Hall was born Nov. 29, 1922, in Waycross to the late Luke and Beatrice Jones. More...

Edward Shippey Sr.

Detective

Edward Shelby Shippey Sr., 60, of Albany died Thursday, June 5, 2008, at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany. Mr. Shippey was born in Calhoun County Jan. 15, 1948, to the late Bennie Brown Shippey and Nelle Carver Shippey. More...

Society

Hinkles - Williams

Mr. and Mrs. Tim Hinkles of Bridgeport, Ala., announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Emily Ann Hinkles, to Joseph Michael Williams, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Theo Williams of Stevenson, Ala. More...

BIRTH

Tamika Smith and Victor Early announce the birth of their son, Victor Tiawan Early Jr. He was born April 30, 2008, at Donalsonville Hospital. Victor weighed 7 pounds 5 ounces and was 19 inches long. More...

BIRTH

Carson Robert Wilson was born May 8, 2008, at Alabama Medical Center. He weighed 7 pounds 15 ounces and was 19 3/4 inches long. Lane and Casey Wilson are the proud parents. More...

Big city gator

An alligator weighing more than 500 pounds and measuring 11 feet in length was trapped last week in a pond just off Highway 200. More...

$4.00 gas

The buzz the past few days around Georgia and across the nation has been the record high gas prices, approaching and passing the $4.00 mark. More...

Early remains in Flint

The Early County Commission met June 4 at the County Annex to hold a conference call with Dr. Carol Couch, director of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, to discuss the county's choice of water planning regions. More...

See the puppets today!

Don't miss David Null and the Merryonetters at two puppet shows today. Performances are at 11 a.m. at Howell Community Center and 2 p.m. at Baptist Branch Homes Community Room. There is no admission charge. More...

Reptiles tomorrow

Thursday at 3 p.m. exotic reptiles will invade Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library when the Reptile Wrangler makes a visit to story hour. All ages are invited to be thrilled and chilled with the creepiest, crawliest things around. More...

Ugandian choir

Everyone is invited to come out and hear the Ugandian Childrens' Choir next week. The children are from the Kampela Royal School and Orphanage in Kamapala, Uganda, East Africa. More...

Other News

Help dad save his money

It may be that your father has always been there to provide advice, whether he was showing you how to throw the perfect pitch or cast a fishing line. More...

DHR launches YouTube

The Georgia Department of Human Resources has launched the agency's official video channel on YouTube.com and is inviting all Georgia residents to subscribe to YouTube.com/dhrcomm for free information about its services and resources. More...

MILITARY NEWS

Army Reserve Pfc. Nakesha Richardson has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Forgiveness offered through Christ

Hebrews 9:11-18; 10:12- 18 In all of the religious systems of the world, there is some kind of hierarchy. The lowly ones must come before the great one who is higher in the system. More...

The Gospel Truth

The Holy Spirit works through all

One of the great characters in the gospel of John is actually present with us today, right now, right here. The only problem is, you cannot see him. Jesus told us about him in John 16:5- 15. He is the Holy Spirit. More...

Let the Bible Speak

The Bible gives reasons for becoming a Christian

There are reasons for becoming a Christian. One should become a Christian because of the joy one possesses in Christ. (1 Peter 1:8). Peace is another possession of the faithful Christian. (Philippians 4:7). More...

Agriculture

Rain provides water shortage solution

Water bans may still be in place for many Georgia residents, but they can keep their gardens growing and lawns watered. All it takes is a roof, a gutter, a tank, a little rain and some ingenuity. More...

FFA landscapes Habitat house

Every year the Early County community pulls together its resources and volunteers to build a home for Habitat for Humanity. This year was no exception. More...

Manure management can be challenging

The term "small farm" brings to mind anything from a couple of horses on several acres to a family dairy or feedlot. Despite the varying definitions, all small farms share the common challenge to properly manage a common problem - manure. More...

Campus

18 honored in pinning ceremony

Alana McLendon of Blakely was one of 18 students in the Bainbridge College Associate Degree of Nursing program honored in a traditional pinning ceremony May 3. Diplomas were awarded*- at BC graduation May 9. More...

Still wins writing contest

This past school year students all across Georgia entered the Young Georgia Authors Writing Competition. This competition encourages students to develop writing skills and celebrates the writing successes of all students. Dr. More...

COLLEGE NEWS

Darton College Among those students from Blakely who made the dean's list at Darton College for the spring 2008 semester are Evan Balkcom, Carmen C. Lambert and Tamara M. Turner. More...