July 23, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Teachers to receive $100 debit cards

Classroom teachers across Georgia, including 177 teachers in Early County, will be given $100 debit cards by the state next week to help purchase classroom supplies. More...

$35,000 grant assists Work Ready' status

Early County has been awarded a $35,000 state grant to assist in accelerating earning Certified Work Ready Community status, a designation showing the county has the talented workforce that business demands and the educational infrastructure to dri More...

Back to School Bash July 30

School bells ring July 31 and local agencies are getting together to give local students a great send off at the annual Back-to-School Bash at Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library, July 30, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. More...

Ray Knight Golf Classic

The 3rd annual Ray Knight Memorial Golf Classic will be played Saturday, July 26 at the Blakely Town and Country Club. Following the golf tournament there will be a steak supper and reverse raffle. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, JULY 23 DFACS board meeting, 10 a.m. More...

Editorials

Other Voices

The good old days

I don't like to be one of those folks who harks back to the good old days, as if the current days are somehow shameful or repugnant. I'm not even old enough to remember the good old days. More...

Political Cartoon

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Mumbles

The vets earned the desks

This has probably passed across your desk at least once. Still worth retelling. On the first day of school, a teacher removed all of the desks out of her classroom. When kids entered the room they discovered that there were no desks. More...

Obituaries

Mary Perkins

Salesperson

Mary Exie Hortman Perkins, 86, of Blakely died Saturday, July 19, 2008, at Early Memorial Nursing Home. Mrs. Perkins was born in Quitman County, Ga. Nov. 11, 1921, to the late Oliver Jackson Hortman and Exie Virginia Mitchell Hortman. More...

John "Red" Lane

Retired

John Wilmer "Red" Lane, 93, of Columbia, Ala., died Sunday, July 20, 2008, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, Ala. Mr. Lane was born in Early County Oct. 26, 1914, to the late Leroy Lane and Lillie Mae Knighton Lane. More...

Society

Davis - Burch

Mr. and Mrs. Larry Michael Davis of Albany announce the engagement of their daughter, Shannon Virginia Davis, to Matthew Charlie Burch, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Jarrell Burch of Newton. Miss Davis is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. More...

BIRTH

Neil and Casidy Enfinger proudly announce the birth of their son, Brody Case. Brody was born Thursday, June 5, 2008, at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany. He weighed 7 pounds 10 ounces and was 20 inches long. More...

Warr and Wilson celebrate

Alex Warr and Carrie Wilson celebrated their birthdays Saturday, July 12 with family and friends at a poolside party at Alex's home. Alex celebrated his sixth birthday and Carrie celebrated her 12th birthday. More...

Back-to-School Sales Tax Holidays

July 31 through August 3

Chances are your child will need clothes, school supplies and maybe even a computer before the school year rolls around. To lessen the budgetary blow, purchase these items during Georgia's Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday. More...

Arielle who? Just ask your kids who Arielle Kebbel is!

A lot of young girls have followed their dreams to Hollywood. Arielle Kebbel did, too, driving two days with her mom from their home in Florida. Arielle's dream came true. More...

Nix to lead Rotary Club

Rotary President Bob Collier passed the gavel to incoming president Glenda Nix at last week's Rotary meeting. Nix is pictured at right presenting Collier with a president's plaque in appreciation of his service to Rotary. More...

Peanuts to pencils

Family Connections FACES and its partners are asking help with the Peanuts to Pencils school supply drive. This project helps ensure all children begin the school year with the necessary supplies. More...

Other News

July 15, 2008 General Primary Results

Primary Runoff - Aug. 5

REGISTERED VOTERS TOTAL VOTES CAST SHERIFF TAX COMMISSIONER CORONER COMMISSION DISTRICT 2 More...

Grand jury returns 204 true bills

An Early County grand jury met last week to hear 229 presentments. Of those, 204 true bills and 25 no bills were returned. More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive

Daily Events July 28 - Rhythm band practice - 10:30-11:30. Lunch: Sloppy Joe, cole slaw, buttered carrots, hb bun, peach cobbler. July 29 - Physical fitness - 10:15 a.m. - 11 a.m. Jamie Harper, nutrition education - 11 a.m. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Accept Jesus as the promised messiah

Matthew 16:13-23 Leaders in many areas of society seem to depend heavily upon opinion polls. More...

From the Pulpit

Saved, secure and satisfied with Jesus

I believe that the devil has two main goals in this life. One, lead as many people to hell as he possibly can, for misery loves company. More...

Southside has revival

Southside Baptist Church invites all to attend revival services Aug. 10-13. The services begin Sunday morning at 11 a.m., Sunday evening at 6 p.m. and Monday through Wednesday at 7 p.m. Guest evangelist for revival is Rev. Garey Meadows. Rev. More...

Agriculture

Giant wasps not after humans

The scary two-and-ahalf inch wasps hovering over Julie Barkley's flowerbeds drove the Athens, Ga., resident inside and to her computer. More...

Children bloom in school gardens

A school garden can be a place to give students a hands-on understanding of how the world grows, something that can be foreign to their urban way of life, says a garden expert with the University of Georgia. More...

Campus

ECHS senior portraits rescheduled

Seniors portraits for the Early County High School class of 2009 will be taken Wednesday, July 23 and Thursday, July 24. Those who signed up should have received an appointment reminder in the mail. More...

Stay safe on the school bus

School buses will soon be rolling again, transporting more than 25 million students. More...

Supplies under $20 make list

Purchases of general school supplies for use in a classroom or classroom related activity with a sales price of $20 or less per item are exempt during the sales tax holiday July 31 through Auguest 3. More...