August 6, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

About that judge...

Commentary —

The recent effort by Fulton Superior Court Judge Thelma Wyatt Cummings Moore to legislate CO2 regulations from her bench took me back to a passage in a book by one of Georgia's original appellate court judges — Arthur G. Powell. More...

'State of the State Park'

Matt Bruner, Park Manager of Kolomoki Mounds State Historic Park, was the guest speaker at the Blakely Rotary Club's regular meeting Thursday, July 31. More...

Rollin' art gallery

Ever wanted to see your art on display for everyone to enjoy? Here is your chance. Early County Literacy Task Force is sponsoring an art contest to find a design for the outside of the "Words on Wheels" van. More...

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICES

071608-01 NOTICE STATE OF GEORGIA COUNTY OF EARLY TO ALL DEBTORS AND CREDITORS OF IDUS BRADY BROWNLEE: All debtors and creditors of IDUS BRADY BROWNLEE, deceased, late of said county, More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 6 FAMILY Connection Collaborative, noon, Family Learning Resource Center BIRTHDAYS: Terry J. Durham, Brad C. Hughes, John L. Still Jr. THURSDAY, AUG. More...

Editorials

Other Voices

Signs and wonders

My church is erecting a new sign with one of those fancy, electronic message boards on it. More...

Political Cartoon

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Mumbles

And THAT is scary as hell!

Okay, understand this is coming from a country editor who is not supposed to understand such things. More...

Obituaries

Dawson Moore

Construction Worker

Dawson William Moore, 83, of St. Petersburg, Fla., died Thursday, July 17, 2008, in St. Petersburg. Mr. Moore was born in Blakely Oct. 28, 1924, to the late Roscell Moore and Estella Moore. He served in the U.S. More...

Vada Mae Palmer

Homemaker

Vada Mae Hyman Palmer, 89, of Abbeville, Ala., died Tuesday, July 29, 2008, at her residence. Mrs. Palmer was born in Leesburg, Ga., July 25, 1919, to the late Horace Hyman and Mary Coston Hyman. More...

Julia Grimsley

Homemaker

Julia Tassie Grimsley, 92, of Colquitt, died Thursday, July 31, 2008, at Miller Nursing Home in Colquitt. Mrs. Grimsley was born in Miller County May 13, 1916. She was a member of Primitive Union Baptist Church and a homemaker. More...

Campus

Grebel attends co-op camp

Southwest Georgia Academy High School student Heather Grebel now has a greater understanding and appreciation for the cooperative business model and the challenges put before elected officials. More...

Provide students with a place to study

Although dreaded by most students, homework is an essential part of the learning process. University of Georgia experts say designating a time and place for homework are the keys to student success. More...

Moore's ruling appealed

"The Superior Court order, while deceptively simple, is a superficial and patently erroneous interpretation of the federal Clean Air Act. Yet it will govern and massive uncertainty will reign, absent this Court's intervention. There is a dire need for mor

The Georgia Attorney General and Longleaf Energy Associates filed applications for appeal last week with the Georgia Court of Appeals, asking the court to reverse a Fulton County Superior Court judge's decision to throw out the permits issued by th More...

Runoff Election Results

There being no way to "hold the presses," the News was already off the press and on its way to readers before Tuesday's runoff election votes were counted. The election results were made available Tuesday night at www.earlycountynews. More...

County road talk

Discussion of county road issues took up a major portion of commissioners' time at Monday night's county commission meeting at the County Annex. More...

Community Health Center open house

Primary Care of Southwest Georgia is inviting everyone to an open house of their expanded Community Health Center Aug. 12 from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. A ribbon-cutting will be held at 4:15. The Community Health Center is located at 360 College St. More...

Tailgate Kickoff Aug. 14

The annual community Tailgate Kickoff will be Aug. 14 on Court Square. Activities begin at 7 p.m. More...

Other News

Picture perfect opening

Fryer's Photography celebrated their grand opening Friday, July 24 at 3:30 p.m. Cheryl Fryer trained under a master photographer in Montgomery in the early 1990s and opened her own studio in 1999 in Alabama's capital city. More...

Pilot Club donates to solarium

The Pilot Club of Blakely presented a $1,000 check to the Early Memorial Support League toward building a solarium for the nursing home. More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive

Daily Events Aug. 11 — Rhythm band practice - 10:30- 11:30. Lunch: Salisbury steak with onion gravy, dry lima beans, okra and tomatoes, rice, wheat roll, seasonal fruit. Aug. 12 — Physical fitness - 10:15 a.m. - 11 a.m. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Grace is ours through Jesus

James 2:1-13 It is easy for humans to confuse the ideas of worth and value. Worth is material value, esp. as expressed in terms of money or some other medium of exchange. More...

The Gospel Truth

Trust God to direct your path

Trust is at the heart of becoming and being a Christian. Trust is where we must return if our Christian life has become stale. Today, you and I need to make up our minds and move in the direction of trust. Proverbs 3:5-6. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Shiloh M.B. Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church will have revival services Aug. 11 through Aug. 15 at 7:30 p.m. Rev. Solomon Loud Jr. of New Beginning Missionary Baptist Church in Albany will be the guest speaker. Everyone is invited to attend. More...

Agriculture

FSA News

Accurate filing can prevent loss of benefits

Crop Certification Deadline For 2008, the final crop reporting dates have been extended to Aug. 15. Late fees will not be applied if acreage reports are filed by Aug. 15 and all other reporting requirements are met. More...

Society

Robertson - Wells vows exchanged

Valencia LaJoy Robertson married Willie Wells III May 24, 2008. The bride is a native of Gallion, Ala., She is the daughter of Annie Doris Bryant Robertson of Gallion, Ala., and the late Roland Robertson. More...

Harting-Larson vows spoken

Maghen Harting and Tony Larson were united in marriage July 6, 2008, at Monument Valley Park in Colorado Springs, Colo. The bride is the daughter of Faye Harting of Warrensburg and Ricky Harting of Jobstown, N.J. More...

Maci celebrates first birthday

Maci Reneé Wyatt celebrated her first birthday May 18. She celebrated with a "First Birthday Princess" party Sunday, May 18 at her Nay Nay and Mike Pullen's home in Blakely. Her parents are Dana and Justin Wyatt of Leesburg. More...