September 17, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

DCA's Co-Op assists Georgia's persistent poverty counties

Representatives from local and state agencies met Monday night to learn about the Communities of Opportunity program. 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...

Cancer awareness luncheon

Everyone is invited to a "Lunch and Learn" luncheon being held Oct. 23 at Funny Girl to help promote Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Tickets are $10 each and are available at Funny Girl (724-7244) or call Dianne Harris at 723- 3581. More...

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICES

082708-01 TAX LEVY FOR EARLY COUNTY, GEORGIA FOR THE YEAR 2008 GEORGIA, EARLY COUNTY By Richard Ward, Jody Glass, Perry Jarrett and Hank Jester, constituting a quorum of the duly elected, More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 17 CHAMBER of Commerce, noon, Chamber Office BIRTHDAYS: Clif Crapps, Marie McDowell, Will McLain THURSDAY, SEPT. 18 ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club COUNTY Planning Commission, 7 p.m. More...

Editorials

Other Voices

Obama losing traction among younger voters

The hidden story of the last week has been the shift in many states and nationwide among the youngest of voters, those ages 18-to-29, from a solid entrenchment in the Obama camp to a significant drift toward a newly revived John McCain effort, all More...

Political Cartoon

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Mumbles

Ike was much like namesake

So, what were you doing Friday evening this past weekend? Me, too. More...

Obituaries

Fannie Stokes

Homemaker

Fannie Mae Stokes, 90, of Blakely died Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008, at Early Memorial Nursing Home. Mrs. Stokes was born in Blakely Dec. 25, 1917, to the late Lewis Stapleton and Annie Bell Stapleton Gilbert. More...

J.C. Jackson

Retired

J.C. Jackson, 92, of Blakely died Thursday, Sept. 4, 2008, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, Ala. Mr. Jackson was born in Blakely Aug. 1, 1916, to the late J.C. Jackson Sr., and Nansea Jackson. More...

David Cady

David Cady Retired Military

David Cady, 77, of Panama City, Fla., died Saturday, Sept. 6, 2008, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan. Mr. Cady was born in Panama City Oct. 20, 1930, to the late Isaiah and Leola Cady. More...

Society

Mathews - Coleman vows exchanged

Eugenia Ann Mathews and Scott Daniel Coleman were united in marriage at half past six o'clock in the evening Saturday, July 19, 2008. The double ring ceremony was performed by Dr. William Perry at the First Baptist Church in Statesboro. More...

BIRTHS

Michael and Meghan Williams announce the birth of their daughter, Hayley Marie Williams. Born Aug. 6, 2008, at 2:16 p.m. at Southeast Alabama Medical Center, Hayley weighed 7 lbs. 9 ounces and was 20 inches long. More...

IN MEMORY

In Loving Memory Of John L. Booker Sept. 22, 1930 - June 12, 2005

It has been three years since you journeyed into that heavenly realm of eternity, and we continue to feel the void. The one who created life created you for us. More...

Peanut harvest is underway

Farmers across the county are making their way into their fields to dig this year's peanut crop. "We started digging about 10 days ago," stated Early County Extension Director Brian Cresswell. "John Odom was the first here to start digging. More...

Oops! Cell number helps nab burglars

Two teenage burglars who went on a spree this past weekend were caught Monday after one of the suspects activated a stolen cell phone with his own cell number. The two suspects, Antonio Rashadd Dale of 34 Charlotte Dr. More...

Southwest Georgia Interstate Study:

Local roads adequate for future projections

The Southwest Georgia Interstate Study came to Early County Monday evening with a public meeting to discuss and hear citizen comments on highways in the area. 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

It's Constitution Week

Donalsonville Mayor David Fain signed a proclamation proclaiming the week of Sept. 14 through Sept. 20 as Constitution Week. More...

Family Connections celebrates five years

Next month, Early County Family Connection FACES will celebrate its five-year anniversary. Each of those years has been spent working with partner agencies, organizations and individuals to improve the lives of families in Early County. More...

Great reads at library

New books at Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library include Sweetheart by Chelsea Cain. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Let your light for Jesus shine

Matthew 5:1-16 The teachings of John the Baptist and Jesus Christ of Nazareth centered upon one major theme — the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 3:2; 4:17. Their hearers had little trouble grasping the importance of this theme. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Mt. Olive M.B. Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church will have their annual missionary program Sunday, Sept. 21 at 3 p.m. Rev. Diana H. Powell will be the guest speaker. Everyone is invited to attend. Arms of Faith M.B. More...

The Gospel Truth

What is your story?

Everyone loves a story, and the gospel is the greatest story ever told. It was the Apostle Paul's story. It was the Colossians' story. Listen to their story and see if it is your story. Read Colossians 1:21-23. More...

Agriculture

Spring Creek erosion project completed

"Sediment entering the watershed through erosion is a major concern to the health of our creeks, streams and lakes in the Spring Creek Watershed," said Spring Creek Watershed Program manager Rich Hosmer. More...

Class offered on establishing food plots

Larry Worsley, young farmer advisor and agriculture teacher, will offer a class on establishing wildlife food plots Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. in the agricultural classroom at Early County High School. More...

Indian artifacts to be shown

The Early County Young Farmers will host an Indian artifact show Saturday, Sept. 20 in the Early County High School cafeteria from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. All interested people and collectors are encouraged to attend. More...

Sports

Bobcats lose tough fight against Dougherty

Dougherty High School was supposed to manhandle the Early County Bobcats last Thursday night at Hugh Mills Stadium. And with the final score recorded at 24-7, there is the appearance that is exactly what happened. More...

Warriors lose 19-14

Last week's SGA lineman of the week, Chandler Ray keeps the Terrell Academy Eagle players away from quarterback and player of the week, Miles Lee as he made a 64-yard run for a touchdown Friday night. More...

Campus

District governor visits local Lions

District governor Georgia Taylor of Lake Seminole was the special guest at a recent meeting of the Blakely Lions Club. More...

Jones graduates summa cum laude

Former Blakely resident Brenda Jones completed her BBA in accounting summa cum laude through Georgia Southwestern State University's online program July 25 with a 4.0 GPA. Jones began her college career at Bainbridge College in January 2006. More...