September 10, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Watch your step!

Those hunters taking to the woods Saturday had better watch their step! Lester Stringer killed this full-grown diamondback rattlesnake last week near Hilton while his mother was working in her yard. 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...

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...

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 10 BIRTHDAY: Eddie Riley THURSDAY, SEPT. 11 SPECIAL Day of Remembrance ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club PILOT CLUB BLAKELY #282 O.E.S. AL-ANON, 7:30 p.m. More...

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICES

091008-01 NOTICE OF SALE UNDER POWER GEORGIA, EARLY COUNTY By virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Security Deed from Joseph L. More...

Editorials

Other Voices

Pass out the fans

The air conditioner was on the blink in the church sanctuary last Sunday, and the preacher told the men they could take off their suit coats and loosen their ties, if they'd like, which many of us did. More...

Political Cartoon

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Mumbles

And they say we're the ones!

Does anyone remember House Speaker Glenn Richardson's tax plan that would shift all local taxes to the state which would then dole the taxes out to the cities, counties and school boards? More...

Obituaries

IN MEMORY

In Loving Memory Larry Lee Allen Nov. 6, 1946 - Sept. 8, 2007 "The Broken Chain" Little did I know that morning that God was going to call your name. In life I loved you dearly; in death, I do the same. More...

Nathaniel McClusky

Construction Worker

Nathaniel McClusky, 87, of Orlando, Fla., died Sunday, Aug. 24, 2008, in Orlando. Mr. McClusky was born in Gwinnett County Dec. 21, 1921, to the late Willie McClusky and Cornelia McClusky. More...

Lillis Blakely

Homemaker

Lillis Blakely, 86, of Blakely died Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2008, at Early Memorial Nursing Home. Mrs. Blakely was born in Blakely March 30, 1922, to the late Homer Reddick and Eugenia Bonner Reddick. She was a homemaker and member of St. More...

Agriculture

Drought reduces insect, disease pressure

Gardeners and landscapers are pleased with the drought for at least one reason. It has diminished the Japanese beetle population. However, University of Georgia researcher Kris Braman isn't happy the beetles are missing. More...

Lasseter reminds producers of Sept. 16 waiver deadline

Teresa Lasseter, Administrator of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Farm Service Agency, reminds farmers and ranchers of an important upcoming deadline for disaster assistance programs. More...

Campus

Cut everyday costs of college

Being broke is part of the rite of passage for many college students across the country. More...

Bobcat booty goes to Pirates

Things started out well enough for the Early County Bobcats Friday night at Miller County. More...

Tuition plan reaching end

As fall semester starts, it's time for University System of Georgia students to run a status check, according to an announcement from the university system. This includes students at Bainbridge College. More...

Bow hunters take to woods Saturday

Deer hunting remains the most popular form of hunting in the state of Georgia, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division. Archery hunting season opens Saturday, Sept. 13 and runs through Oct. 10. More...

EC2055 to lead community's marketing and recruitment

The Early County Commissioners approved an agreement with Early County 2055 for economic development services at the commission's Monday night meeting at the County Annex. More...

SGA Homecoming Sept. 19

Southwest Georgia Academy's 2008 Homecoming Court has been selected by student vote. The homecoming court representatives will be escorted by their fathers during homecoming activities Sept. 19. 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...

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

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

Other News

King installed in Atlanta

Marcia King of the Pilot Club of Blakely has been elected lieutenant governor of the Southwest Region of the Georgia District. More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive

Daily Events Sept. 15 — Rhythm band at Nursing Home - 10:15-11:30. Lunch: Fish, squash and onions, marinated beets, wheat roll, tropical fruit. Sept. 16 — Physical fitness - 10:15 a.m. - 11 a.m. Blood pressures - 11 a.m. More...

Smith leads association

Beauty Smith will become the new president of the Southwest Georgia Retired Educators' Association Sept. 17. Officers have been hard at work planning for programs and meetings for the 2008-2009 year. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Humble yourselves before God

Matthew 1:18-25; 2:13-15 It is easy for humans to forget that attitudes control our lives. Too often, we seem to think that we can easily manipulate circumstances to bring about the situations that we consider to be ideal. More...

The Gospel Truth

Christianity is real faith in Jesus Christ

"But Jesus said to him, 'No one, after putting his hand to the plow and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.'" (Luke 9:62). One of the great doctrines of the Christian faith is the perseverance of the saints. More...

CHURCH NEWS

St. Mary M.B. St. Mary Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate their pastor's third anniversary Sept. 10 through Sept. 14 at 7:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend. St. John F.W.B. St. More...

Society

Smith - McKenzie

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Walter and Exie King of Blakely and Eddie Lee and Gladys Head of Atlanta. Miss Smith is a 2002 graduate of Shaw High School in Columbus and is a student at Columbus State University. More...

Shepard-Kyles vows exchanged

The wedding was Aug. 14, 2008, in the Bahamas. Mrs. Kyles is retired from the United States Air Force and Capt. Kyles is currently working on his masters at Devry University. They are making their home in Atlanta. More...

Bowen turns one

Bowen Thatcher Tedder celebrated his first birthday with family and friends Saturday, Aug. 2. His "little cupcake" theme party was full of fun. The children enjoyed a cupcake decorating station, pinata and silly string war. More...