July 2, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Griffin murder remains unsolved

The Dothan murder of Blakely native Perry Griffin, which has remained unsolved for over a year, was back in the headlines of Dothan media this past weekend. More...

Voters meet the candidates

The Early County Courtroom was standing room only Monday night as candidates for local office appeared at a forum to introduce themselves and their campaigns to local voters. 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, JULY 2 BIRTHDAYS: Victoria Rose Gregory, Jim Pyle, Alan Braswell, Jeff Johnson ANNIVERSARY: Scott & Kim Cashwell Odom THURSDAY, JULY 3 ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club FIREWORKS, Standifer Field, 7 p.m. More...

Editorials

Other Voices

A sad, sad day

Uga VI is dead, and I don't feel so good myself. I had to paraphrase that line from Lewis Grizzard because, well, it pretty accurately describes how I feel as I write this Saturday afternoon. More...

Political Cartoon

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Mumbles

Thoughts on rats and races

I smell a rat! And, I think we've been had. Let me put it another way... in my opinion, the Longleaf permit appeal didn't end up in Judge Thelma Wyatt Cummings Moore's court by chance. More...

Obituaries

Ronnie P. Hunter

Funeral services for Ronnie Pitts Hunter were Friday, June 27, 2008, at 12 p.m. in Clearwater, Fla., at St. John Primitive Baptist Church. Graveside services were Saturday, June 28, 2008, at Midway Missionary Baptist Church in Jakin at 3 p.m. More...

Jewell Mowrey

Homemaker

Jewell Holder Johnson Mowrey, 93, of Blakely died Monday, June 30, 2008, at Early Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Mowrey was born in Early County Oct. 19, 1914, to the late Jessie Clarence Holder and Hallie Perry Holder. More...

Bernice Still

Homemaker

Miriam Bernice Still, 90, of Blakely died Monday, June 30, 2008, at Southeast Medical Center in Dothan, Ala. Mrs. Still was born in Early County Sept. 8, 1917 to the late Clarence Wilson Mosely and Lucy Corean Reed Mosely. More...

Society

BIRTHS

Charlie and Stefanie Cowart of Arlington proudly announce the birth of their son, Charles Weston. Weston was born Monday, June 16, 2008, at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany. He weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces. More...

Catering is an option for your next event

Throwing a bash to share with friends and family is something many people enjoy doing. Part of enjoying the celebration for hosts and hostesses is being able to mingle and share the festivities with guests. More...

CAMPUS NEWS

Cole Hunt earns degree

Cole Johnston Hunt graduated in spring 2008 from the Georgia College and State University with a bachelor of science in athletic training. He is a graduate of Miller County High School. More...

Three non-partisan races set

When qualifying for nonpartisan candidates closed Friday, three local races had taken shape for the Nov. 4 General Election. More...

Merchants invited to participate

Early County retail merchants and small business owners are invited to participate in a seminar to discuss the local economy. More...

BOE budget up $700,000, no property tax increase

The Early County School Board of Education will meet July 22 to consider the adoption of the final budget for the 2008-09 fiscal year. The new budget comes in at $19,359,644, an approximate $700,000 increase over last year's $18.6 million budget. More...

Fireworks July 3rd!

Have a safe, happy holiday!

The fireworks display will be held at Standifer Field Thursday, July 3 at dark. More...

New laws...

A glance at some of the new laws going into effect this month... Georgians with gun permits will be able to bring their firearms in restaurants that serve alcohol, aboard public transportation and in state parks. More...

Other News

Candidates questioned

Hilary Halford and Edwin James await beginning of Monday night's candidate forum along with Representative Gerald Green, right. More...

WIC wants to hear from you

The Georgia Department of Human Resources is pleased to announce that the state's special supplemental nutrition program for women, infants and children will hold its annual public comment period from July 14 until July 25. More...

Corps prepares for multi-year drought

Drought conditions throughout many areas of the Southeastern United States have begun to settle in again. The U.S. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Jesus Christ is our master teacher

Luke 4:31-37; 20:1-8 Many terms have been used to describe the earthly life and ministry of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, the only begotten son of God. John 3:16. More...

The Gospel Truth

Mary's reputation ruined by the world

Three of our great character studies in the gospel of John are women who share the same name, Mary. We have already examined the texts that tell us of the great faith of Mary, the mother of Jesus, and Mary, the sister of Martha and Lazarus. More...

Bethel Baptist Association sings

"The Spirit of America," a patriotic musical event will be presented Sunday, July 6 at 6 p.m. at Mangham Auditorium in Blakely. More...

Agriculture

FSA News

DCP signup is underway

Producers have until September 30 to sign up for the 2008 Direct and Counter-cyclical Payment program. Producers can fill out their 2008 DCP contract at any USDA Farm Service Agency county office. More...

USDA loan rates announced

USDA's Commodity Credit Corporation has announced 2008 crop loan rates for four types of peanuts. CCC calculated the price support levels for each peanut type using the same method as last year. More...

Sunbelt Expo Field Day July 8

Farmers can see firsthand the latest seed varieties, chemicals, irrigation and precision agriculture technology at the Sunbelt Ag Expo Field Day at Spence Field in Moultrie July 8. More...