July 30, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Regional water council nominations being sought

Nominations for regional water councils, which will play a key role in the state water planning process are now being accepted by the Georgia Environmental Protection Division. The deadline for nominations is Aug. 29. More...

All ECSS schools expect to make AYP with retests

Early County Middle School is one of 37 schools across the state to finally shake the Georgia Department of Education's "Needs Improvement" label. More...

Back to School Bash tomorrow

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...

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICES

071608-02 NOTICE STATE OF GEORGIA COUNTY OF EARLY TO ALL DEBTORS AND CREDITORS OF ROBERT DANIEL BYNUM: All debtors and creditors of ROBERT DANIEL BYNUM, deceased, late of said county, More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, JULY 30 BIRTHDAY: Olivia Lord THURSDAY, JULY 31 ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club SWGA Regional Development Center, Board of Directors meeting, 6:30 p.m. More...

Editorials

Other Voices

So sue me

I'm reasonably convinced that people across the nation who follow the news must think Northeast Georgia is the wacky bride capital of the world. More...

Political Cartoon

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Mumbles

It's time to turn a corner!

We are looking forward to seeing a lot of you Thursday night at the Shrine Club. Sure, I have a few things I want to say, but I think some of the things you have to say will be just as important. More...

Obituaries

David Phillips

Mechanic

David Leslie Phillips, 62, of Albany died Wednesday, July 23, 2008, at his residence. Mr. Phillips was born in Seminole County June 15, 1946, to the late Leslie Phillips and Bernice Sheffield Phillips. He was a mechanic and of the Baptist faith. More...

Eunice Knighton

Eunice Gertrude Jordan Knighton, 89, of Blakely died Sunday, July 27, 2008, at Early Memorial Hospital in Blakely. Mrs. Knighton was born in Early County Oct. 27, 1918, to the late John Wright Jordan and Gertie Ester Rentz Jordan. More...

Society

Massee - Brooks

Mr. and Mrs. Mark Harper Massee of Fitzgerald announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Elizabeth Joyce Massee, to Charles Paschal Brooks Jr., son of Dr. and Mrs. Charles Paschal Brooks Sr. of Arlington. More...

Johnson - Weldon

Mr. and Mrs. Jason Williams of Blakely are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Lauren Lee Johnson, to Christopher Brock Weldon, son of Mr. and Mrs. David L. Weldon and Lisa C. Weldon, all of Dothan, Ala. More...

Gracie turns one

Emily Grace Harrell turned one July 3. Her family and friends helped her celebrate Saturday, July 5 at her Nana and Papa's house. Big sister Shelbie Kaye was on hand to help open presents and to eat cake and ice cream. More...

About those taxes...

Taxable digest shrinks by over $30 million

The Early County school board and board of commissioners both adopted their FY 2008 budgets earlier this month. The school board had projected no increase in millage to meet their $19.36 million budget. More...

Shop Local!

Back-to-School Sales Tax Holidays

July 31 through August 3 More...

Bainbridge College helping students cut costs

Bainbridge College is helping students achieve educational goals by helping them overcome higher fuel costs. Rising fuel cost is impacting nearly all students, many of whom also travel to full-time jobs and support families. More...

2008 Leadership Early

The 2008 Leadership Early class started their program of work earlier this month. More...

Shop-at-Home meeting tomorrow

Merchants and business owners are reminded the Early County News is hosting a meeting at the Blakely Shrine Club on Magnolia Street tomorrow evening. More...

Dove limit+

Georgia dove hunters may soon reap the benefits of a recent U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service regulation increasing the dove bag limit from 12 to 15. If approved at the Board of Natural Resources meeting Aug. More...

Other News

Hunter appointed

Newly-elected Early County Coroner, Todd Hunter, reported to work early Friday, July 18 when he was appointed and sworn in as interim coroner by Probate Judge Tonya Holley. More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive

Daily Events Aug. 4 — Rhythm band practice - 10:30-11:30. Lunch: Hamburger with onion, pork and beans, cole slaw, lettuce and tomato, bun, fruit cobbler. Aug. 5 — Physical fitness - 10:15 a.m. - 11 a.m. Karaoke - 11 a.m. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

What do you see in the mirror?

James 1:17-27 It is easy for any individual to get caught up in personal circumstances. The feeling that no one knows such great difficulties as I have can allow us to think that we travel this world alone. More...

The Gospel Truth

What does it mean to believe?

Join me in a very brief search in the Gospel of John to find out what it really means to believe in Jesus Christ. Believing Begins with Grace Generally speaking, the gospels present the gospel and the epistles explain the gospel. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Bethel Baptist The congregation of Bethel Baptist Church wants to share the bread of life with community members and invites everyone to share a meal with them Saturday, Aug. 2 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

Agriculture

Plant now for second summer vegetable crop

The thermometer may be stuck on 95 degrees, but don't let the summer heat beat you out of a second crop of fresh summer veggies. There is still time for another crop across much of Georgia. More...

Remember when ...

The Blakely High FFA took their livestock to Dothan in the late 1950s, and were probably featured on WTVY's Gene Ragan Show. Back row, from left, ag teacher Tony Williams, Mr. Wallace Ivey, Ansley Moore, FFA teacher Ed Balkcom, Mr. More...

Make your summer garden bounty last into winter

Many Americans are trying to beat rising food prices by growing and preserving food at home. Food preservation may save money for some, but not for everyone, says a University of Georgia Cooperative Extension food preservation expert. More...

Sports

Article

The Blakely-Early County Recreation Department had three teams participate in all-star competition during the summer. More...

Campus

Help kids, teachers deal with bullies

At some point in life, everyone will be bullied. It will most likely happen at school. But these days, it can happen online, which can be worse. More...

Supply lists announced for Early County schools

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

Early County welcomes 25 new teachers

Amy Tucker joins ECES as a kindergarten teacher with five years teaching experience. She received her bachelor's degree from Georgia Southwestern University and is married to Jay Tucker, a Georgia state trooper. More...