September 3, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Dove season opens Saturday

Hunters are gearing up for the opening of dove season. The first of the 2008-2009 dove seasons opens at 12 noon Saturday, Sept. 6. The 2008-2009 season dates are Sept. 6-21, Oct. 11-19 and Nov. 27- Jan. 10. More...

Isakson: Vote Nov. 4

The Georgia Chamber of Commerce hosted more than 1,400 business leaders at its 2008 congressional luncheon in Perry Aug. 28. More...

Family Connection meeting Sept. 18

Family Connection FACES will hold its annual meeting Thursday, Sept. 18 at Magnolias on Main at 6 p.m. The community is invited to attend to learn more about the organization and its work in Early County over the past year. Tickets are $8. More...

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICES

081308-01 NOTICE STATE OF GEORGIA COUNTY OF EARLY TO ALL DEBTORS AND CREDITORS OF MIRIAM BERNICE M. STILL: All debtors and creditors of MIRIAM BERNICE M. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 3 FAMILY Connection Collaborative, noon, Family Learning Resource Center BIRTHDAYS: Alexis Johnson, Henry Jones, Allison Hutchins, Veronica Durham, Jordon Heath, Angie Perkins ANNIVERSARY: More...

Editorials

Valley impacted by park closings

On Aug. 27, the board of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources voted to close selected state parks and historic sites for the remainder of this year and 2009 according to an Associated Press story in the Aug. More...

Mumbles

Rather be praying for them!

We've spent the last two weekends watching hurricanes. And with Hanna predicted to make landfall along the Georgia Coast sometime Friday, I guess we'll be doing the same this coming weekend. More...

Political Cartoon

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Obituaries

Freddie F. Davis

Retired

Freddie F. Davis, 79, of Gladstone, Va., died Friday, Aug. 15, 2008. Mr. Davis was born in Milan, Ga., Nov. 10, 1928, to the late Edgar Davis and Bessie Cravey Davis. He was a member of St. More...

Mary Bell Bridges

Homemaker

Mary Bell Bridges, 93, died Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2008, at Crisp Regional Nursing and Rehab. Mrs. Bridges was born in Upson County to the late Miles Lafayette and Carrie Bell Middlebrooks Griffin. More...

Richard Varnum

Roofer

Richard Varnum, 51, of Damascus died Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2008, at his residence. Mr. Varnum was born in Seminole County May 15, 1957, to the late Clarence and Lucy Pearl Benton Varnum. He worked as a roofer and was of the Baptist faith. More...

Society

Still takes steps to find a cure

Why is Michelle Still walking all over town? Still is in training for the Breast Cancer 3-day walk. This is an annual event held in many cities across the country to raise money for breast cancer research. More...

Sisters celebrate

Elizabeth Grace Herndon will celebrate her sixth birthday Sept. 5 and her sister Sarah Caroline Herndon turned three in June of this year. More...

THANKS

We would like to thank everyone for the prayers, telephone calls and cards with concern for Elizabeth. She has been to UAB in Birmingham and will be fine. She has a cyst in her left upper arm and it fractured the bone. More...

Campus

FFA announces new officers

"FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education." This is the FFA mission statement and one way the Early County FFA c More...

Willis accepts residency

On May 23 the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine celebrated its 91st commencement, honoring the first class to graduate from the new campus location. More...

Headstart extends deadline

The Calhoun County Child Development Center Head Start program continues to accept applications for the 2008-2009 school term for children ages three and four through Sept. 4 at the Early County Head Start Center on Freeman Road. More...

Blakely couple killed

An Early County couple headed to Oklahoma for their son's wedding was killed Friday morning in a tragic traffic accident in Bowie, Texas. More...

TV going digital!!!

The FCC has been trying to hammer the message home for over a year. But, it's now time to take notice — television is going digital. Begining Feb. More...

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

DCA 'Co-op' meeting Sept. 15 DCA officials will meet in Blakely Sept. 15 to dicuss the Communities of Opportunity Initiative. More...

50 years! Say that again?

The 2008-2009 school year marks the 50th year in teaching for Southwest Georgia Academy teachers Miss Henrinel Middleton and Mrs. Annagene Gibbs. Miss Middleton began her teaching career at Damascus High School in 1958, while Mrs. More...

Community Food Bank needs help

The Early County Community Food Bank is in serious need of donations. At a time when requests for food bank assistance have increased, donations have decreased. 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...

Other News

Bagby cleans up the Chattahoochee

Rivers Alive is Georgia's annual volunteer waterway cleanup event, held throughout the fall. More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive

Daily Events Sept. 8 — Rhythm band practice - 10:30-11:30. Lunch: Salisbury steak with onion gravy, dry lima beans, okra and tomatoes, rice, wheat roll, seasonal fruit. Sept. 9 — Physical fitness - 10:15 a.m. - 11 a.m. More...

Block party draws large crowd to Blakely's square

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Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Find peace in confession

Mark 1:1-8; Matthew 3:1- 3, 7-9 Divine silence does not mean that God has forgotten. The apostle Paul wrote to the Galatians, "But when the fulness of time was come, God sent forth his son…" Galatians 4:4a. More...

The Gospel Truth

To know him is to love him

Read Colossians 1:15-20 and you discover that "he" is not mentioned by name 14 times in the text. Yet it is very clear that this is a hymn all about "him." Who is he? Can you say his name? Do you really know him personally? More...

CHURCH NEWS

St. Stephens A.M.E. Revival services are in progress at St. Stephens A.M.E. Church Sept. 2 through Sept. 5 at 7:30 p.m. Rev. Alfred Rushin of Buena Vista is the guest evangelist for the week. Everyone is invited to attend. St. Mary M.B. More...

Agriculture

Chemical control choice the key

Fall is the perfect time to rid your lawn of fire ants, but the kind of pesticide you chose will determine how quickly and how long you'll keep the biting pests at bay, says a University of Georgia expert. More...

Trailer returned to county

Vocational agriculture teachers, Eric Harris and Larry Worlsey, traveled to Perry Aug. 15 to make one man's dreams come true. E.H. More...

Farming field day Sept. 10

A joint research field day Sept. 10 in Tifton will showcase for growers current research in plot-side presentations by researchers. More...

Sports

Bobcats lose to Bainbridge Bearcats

The Bainbridge Bearcats used a 17 point third quarter to overcome a halftime deficit to defeat the Early County Bobcats 38-21 Friday night at Standifer Field. The Bobcats fell to 0- 1 while Bainbridge is 1-0. More...

SGA defeats Westwood 28-0

The Southwest Georgia Academy Warriors won their season opener Thursday night in Damascus, defeating the Westwood Wildcats 28-0. More...

Lady Cats travel to Seminole

The Lady Cats traveled to Seminole County Aug. 18 to play the rival Lady Indians. The senior Lady Cats had revenge in mind having never beaten Seminole in their careers. Clara Beth Lightsey started the game off with a single to right field. More...