August 27, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

County sets millage rates

The Early County Commission met Wednesday, Aug. 20 to set the millage rate for the coming year. Commissioners voted to set a millage rate of 10.54 mills for unincorporated areas and 11.01 mills for incorportated areas. More...

Season Opener Thursday

The Southwest Georgia Academy Warriors open their 2008 football season Thursday night in Damascus when they host arch rival Westwood. Kickoff is set at 7:30 p.m. More...

Chamber reverse raffle

Make plans now to attend the Blakely-Early County Chamber of Commerce annual Reverse Raffle Thursday, Sept. 25. at 6:30 p.m. at Quail Country Plantation in Arlington. Entertainment will be provided by the Bo Henry Band. More...

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICES

080608-01 NOTICE OF SALE UNDER POWER State of Georgia Early County By virtue of the power of sale contained in that certain deed to secure debt executed and delivered by Dennis L. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 27 BIRTHDAYS: Lucas Johnson, Jackie Howard ANNIVERSARY: Mr. & Mrs. Tyrone Hubbard THURSDAY, AUG. 28 ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club SWGA Regional Development Center board meeting, 7 p.m. More...

Editorials

Other Voices

We're no. 1

I am unabashedly a Georgia Bulldog. I bleed red and black. I believe that if you lead a good life, when you die you go to Vince Dooley's house. So it won't surprise you that I can't wait for Saturday's game. More...

Cartoon

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Mumbles

You can't live like that here!

A lady was in my office this morning asking if I knew our community almost made the national news this past weekend. More...

Obituaries

Jerry P. Avirett

Retired

Jerry Paul Avirett, 56, of Rye, Texas, died Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2008, at his residence. Mr. Avirett was born in Thomasville to Curtis Avirett and the late Mary Avirett St. John. More...

Charlie M. Ransom

Homemaker

Charlie Mae Ransom, 78, of Blakely died Monday, Aug. 11, 2008, at her residence. Mrs. Ransom was born in Blakely Aug. 22, 1929, to the late Flowers Wimbush Wimberly and Charlie Wimbush. She was a homemaker. More...

Clarence Collins

Nursing Assistant

Clarence Lee Collins Sr., 62, of Blakely died Monday, Aug. 18, 2008, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, Ala. Mr. Collins was born in Blakely Oct. 6, 1945, to Mary B. Ethel Collins and the late Richard Allen Collins. More...

Society

Knight - Harris vows spoken

Melanie Sue Knight and James Bradley Harris were united in marriage Friday, Aug. 15, 2008, at 7 p.m. at St. George Island State Park in St. George Island, Fla. A reception followed the ceremony at Caroline's River Dining in Apalachicola, Fla. More...

Daniel celebrates first birthday

James Daniel Smith celebrated his first birthday Sunday, Aug. 17, 2008, at his home in Cuthbert. He was surrounded by family and friends who helped him celebrate and open his gifts. More...

BIRTHS

Jamie Chere Jinks and George Stokes Dixon announce the birth of their daughter, Logan Chantel Dixon. Logan was born June 11, 2008, at 1:40 a.m. at Donalsonville Hospital. She weighed 6 pounds 15 ounces and was 20 inches long. More...

Bobcats open with Bearcats

The Early County Bobcats open their 2008 football season Friday night, hosting the Bainbridge Bearcats at refurbished Standifer Field at 8 p.m. More...

Court of Appeals to consider reversal of Judge Moore's ruling

The Georgia Court of Appeals announced last week that it would hear the appeals to reverse a Fulton County Superior Court judge's decision to throw out the permits issued by the Environmental Protection Division of DNR for the construction of a coa More...

Come celebrate Early County...

EC2055 BLOCK PARTY Saturday

— Family entertainment — • Live Country Music! Sawyer Brown and Shane Owens • Movie Symposium by Dr. More...

Blood Drive Sept. 2

There will be a Red Cross blood drive Tuesday, Sept. 2 at Hall Drug Co. on Court Square from 12 noon to 5 p.m. Every participant will receive a free T-shirt! To give by appointment send an email message to Leighbruner@windstream. More...

Other News

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive

Daily Events Sept. 1 — Closed Sept. 2 — Physical fitness - 10:15 a.m. - 11 a.m. Marlyn Westbrook, RSVP - 11 a.m. Lunch: Sliced ham, candied yams, green beans, wheat bread, mandarin oranges. Sept. 3 — Bingo - 10:30 a.m. More...

DCA expands co-op initiative

A state-wide expansion of the Communities of Opportunity — Co-Op — Initiative was announced last week in Thomasville by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs and the Georgia Rural Development Council. More...

Economic stimulus checks remain unclaimed

Almost 168,000 Georgians haven't seen the money, yet, says a financial expert with the University of Georgia. To get their economic stimulus checks, they need to file a 2007 federal income tax return by Oct. 17. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Prayer shows faith in God

James 5:7-18 One of the responsibilities of the church family is the fact and act of prayer. This act is not some kind of mysterious ritual that must be carried out in some specific formal language. More...

The Gospel Truth

If we are thankful, let us pray

The book of Colossians opens with the Apostle Paul encouraging the church at Colossae to go on together in the grace and peace of God (1:1-2). More...

CHURCH NEWS

True Love M.B. True Love Missionary Baptist Church will have special worship services Sunday, Aug. 31 at noon. Minister Charlie Thomas will be the guest speaker. Everyone is invited to attend. More...

Agriculture

When spending money is saving money

Land preservation funding

Georgia is experiencing a budget shortfall that will force cuts of between 5 percent and 10 percent of the state budget. The governor and the General Assembly must consider any opportunity to reduce spending. More...

Stevens named CLO at Farm Credit

Richard Monson, president and chief executive officer of Southwest Georgia Farm Credit, announced that Mark Stevens has been named the association's chief lending officer. More...

Sports

Family 'Cat' fight

Friday night's football game between the Bainbridge High School Bearcats and Early County High School Bobcats at Blakely's Standifer Stadium will be a family affair for the Pilcher family of Bainbridge and the Harrell family of Blakely. More...

Campus

Hromalik graduates

Joseph Raymond Hromalik, son of Al Hromalik and the late Annette Hromalik, graduated from the University of Georgia in May. Hromalik received a bachelor's degree in horticulture. He also holds a BFA in fine arts. More...

Cats in training

The 2008 Bobcat Youth Football Camp was held this past June with over 40 participants. These young cats will be sharing the field with the ECHS Bobcats this Friday night during the traditional run-through. More...

COLLEGE NEWS

University of Georgia The University of Georgia has announced the names of undergraduate students who were named to the dean's list for summer semester. More...