July 16, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

GSP post moves to Colquitt

Georgia State Patrol Post 14 headquarters moved from Donalsonville to Fourteenth Street in Colquitt last week. An open house of the "newest and most up-to-date Georgia State Patrol headquarters in the state" was held July 1. More...

Make that "Shop at Home!"

"Shop at Home" will be the theme of a meeting July 31 at which local merchants and business owners a will be able to discuss ideas to keep more of our local monies circulating within the community. More...

Ray Knight Golf Classic July 26

The 3rd annual Ray Knight Memorial Golf Classic will be played Saturday, July 26 at the Blakely Town and Country Club. It will be a three-man scramble limited to 36 teams. More...

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICES

062508-01 NOTICE GEORGIA, EARLY COUNTY PROBATE COURT TO: Alvin Hooker Melba Jean Stinson Williams has petitioned for herself to be appointed Administrator of the estate of Benjamin Williams, deceased, More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, JULY 16 CHAMBER of Commerce, noon ANNIVERSARY: Fuzz &Susan Chapman THURSDAY, JULY 17 ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club COUNTY planning Commission, 7 p.m. More...

Editorials

Other Voices

Thunderstorms

I don't want to appear ungrateful for the all the rain we've gotten this week. I know we need every drop we can get, and I'm happy every time I see a dark cloud on the horizon. More...

Political Cartoon

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Mumbles

Will we really take it back?

Pick your genius! Any one of them who have stood before TV cameras the past few days to say, "if we started drilling for oil today, that oil wouldn't make it to the consumers for seven years." One question. More...

Obituaries

Barbara J. Hatten

Service Employee

Barbara Johnson Hatten, 58, of Brooklyn, N.Y., died June 27, 2008. Mrs. Hatten was born in Early County July 27, 1949, to Louise Richardson and the late Nelson Richardson. She was an employee of Cascade Linen Services in Brooklyn. More...

Willie C. Cawthon

Business Owner

Willie Charles Cawthon, 64, of Blakely died Friday, July 4, 2008, at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. Mr. Cawthon was born in Early County Jan. 4, 1944, to the late Edna Cawthon and Robert Cawthon. More...

Pearcie Wilkerson

Homemaker

Pearcie Sheffield Wilkerson, 91, of Edison, died July 8, 2008, at Palmyra Medical Center in Albany. Mrs. Wilkerson was born in Baker County Aug. 5, 1916, to the late Celius Sheffield and Chloe Rebecca Bush Sheffield. More...

Society

Smith - Bruner

Mr. and Mrs. Dan "Buster" Smith of Cuthbert announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Kylie Lynn, to Jonathan Caleb Bruner, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Jennings of Morgan and Mr. and Mrs. Cal Bruner of Bluffton. More...

Cox - Baldwin

Cathy Cox of Blakely is pleased to announce the engagement of her daughter, Ceri Christine Cox, to David Taylor Baldwin, son of Mr. and Mrs. David A. "Gus" Baldwin of Shellman. The bride-elect is the daughter of the late Dan Cox. More...

REUNION

The 30th annual Jakin Community family reunion will be held Thursday, July 24 through Sunday, July 27 in Jakin. Festivities include greetings, July 24; banquet, July 25; picnic, July 26; and church services, July 27. More...

General Primary Election Results

This week's Early County News was rolling off the press before the polls closed Tuesday. More...

Noncitizens showing up on voter rolls

"One of the greatest freedoms we possess as U.S. citizens is the right to vote," Rep. Mark Burkhalter stated in a guest column in the Atlanta Journal- Constitution Tuesday as voters were casting ballots in the primary elections. More...

Photo

A worker guides an arm which will support a streetlight into position at the intersection of College and North Church streets. More...

BC offers financial aid help

Bainbridge College will conduct a financial aid workshop for students who need help completing the FAFSA at the Early County site in Room 141 on July 17 at 7 p.m. More...

Hunter safety classes

Hunter safety classes will be available at Kolomoki State Park 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m on Aug. 16, Aug. 30 and Sept. 20. You must register online at gohuntgeorgia.com and must have Social Security number. More...

Other News

Help available with insurance problems

Georgia residents with insurance problems or questions can receive assistance directly from the commissioner's office by contacting his insurance investigator working in the area. More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive

Daily Events July 21 - Rhythm band practice at nursing home - 10:15-11 a.m. Lunch: Fish, squash/onions, marinated beets, wheat roll, tropical fruit. July 22 - Physical fitness - 10:15 a.m. - 11 a.m. Crafts - 11 a.m. More...

Mallard Point re-opens

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at the Apalachicola, Chattahoochee, Flint Project Management Office in Fort Gaines, announced that Mallard Point, White Oak Creek Campground reopened for primitive camping June 23. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Strive to be a servant of God

It is difficult for us to unlearn some of the things that have been instilled into our way of thinking. These preconceived ideas are often unquestioned. However, it is important for us to know why we believe the things that we accept. More...

From the Pulpit

He saw Jesus and could not be quiet

The Old Testament mentions 13 times that Isaiah was the son of Amoz. From that we can note that Isaiah's father was a wellknown person in the Jewish community and most likely held a prominent government position. More...

Let the Bible Speak

Jesus teaches us the secret to greatness

The lord Jesus Christ has taught us the secret of greatness. The lord has made it clear that greatness does not depend on ambition or authority, but on service to others. (Matt. 20:25-28). More...

Agriculture

FSA News

Farmers nominate candidates for county committees

Farmers, ranchers and other agricultural producers are reminded that they have until Aug. 1, to nominate eligible candidates to serve on local FSA county committees. More...

Gardening does not have to be a pain in the shade

Few things are more impressive in the landscape than large, majestic oak trees or maple trees bursting with fall color. They add dimension and needed shade in the summer, too. More...

Sports

Hunting regulations available

The 2008-2009 Georgia Hunting Seasons and Regulations Guide is now available online announces the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division. More...

Campus

ECES announces supply list for 2008-09 school year

The items on this supply list are needed for Early County Elementary School students for the 2008-2009 school year. More...

Stone graduates with honors

Jackson Anderson "Ande" Stone graduated seventh out of 260 students from Westover High School with a 4.3 grade point average. More...

Daniels named assistant dean

Janeia R. Daniels, Blakely native, has been named assistant dean for student affairs at Florida State University College of Law. More...