October 1, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Monday is deadline for voter registration

By Tuesday afternoon 139 Early County voters had taken advantage of Georgia's new early voting provision offering voters the opportunity to cast ballots up to 45 days before the election. More...

Kolomoki Festival

Mark your calendars and make plans now to enjoy the activities, food and fellowship at the 38th annual Kolomoki Festival coming Oct. 11. 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...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 1 FAMILY Connection Collaborative, noon, Family Learning Resource Center BIRTHDAYS: Tyler Durham, Tyler Shierling THURSDAY, OCT. 2 ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club AL-ANON, 7:30 p.m. More...

Editorials

Political Cartoon

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Other Voices

The joys of a box

My mother was a big fan of fresh air, and she believed children should be outside in it. More...

Mumbles

Time to capture the flags

Let me see if I understand this $700 billion bailout thing. It's not going to cost the taxpayers, right? The federal government is not proposing to "give" anybody anything. More...

Obituaries

Michael C. Reddick

Business Owner

Michael C. Reddick, 46, of Blakely died Friday, Sept. 19, 2008, in Atlanta. Mr. Reddick was born in Blakely Aug. 2, 1962, to Earlie James Reddick and Dorothy Hutchins Reddick. He was a member of St. More...

George Jones

Driver

George Jones, 72, of Jacksonville, Fla., died Saturday, Sept. 20, 2008. Mr. Jones was born in Blakely Feb. 1, 1936, to the late Annie Bee and Major Jones. He was a retired driver for the City of Jacksonville and Florida Machinery. More...

Lorine Robinson

Retired

Lorine Robinson, 84, died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008. Mrs. Robinson was born April 1, 1924, to the late Annie Bell Henderson. She worked for Newton Manufacturing for many years. More...

Society

Odom - Smith

Mr. and Mrs. Steve E. Odom of Donalsonville announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Brooke Odom, to Richard Kyle Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ricky Smith of Miller County. More...

Barez-White

Katharina Barez and Dustin White proudly announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. The bride-elect is the daughter of Carsten and Birte Barez of Wiemersdorf, Germany. More...

Twins turn two

Hayden and Haylee Brunson celebrated their second birthday at Chuck E Cheese July 25. They had a Baby Einstein birthday with all the trimmings along with a Baby Einstein cake made by mommy. They had tons of fun opening all the presents. More...

Energy Star sales tax holiday October 2 - 5

Georgians will be able to purchase water and energy saving products without paying sales tax during the tax-free holiday Oct. 2 - 5. More...

Pair charged with church burglary

Two teenage burglars recently caught and charged with several burglaries have been arrested in connection with two additional break-ins. The two suspects, Antonio Rashadd Dale of 34 Charlotte Dr. More...

ECES makes AYP

Early County Elementary School Principal David Ferry received official notice Tuesday that his school made AYP for the past school term. ECES, like many schools in the state, was awaiting state approval of summer retest scores. More...

What would Elaine have said?

Sixteen traffic lights at one intersection would spark a oneliner from most any motorist. With pride one local motorist might say, "We've got more traffic lights at one intersection than your town... More...

Other News

Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 5-11

Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John Oxendine and the National Fire Protection Association remind Georgians that Fire Prevention Week is October 5-11. The theme this year is, "It's Fire Prevention Week: Prevent Home Fires! More...

Burn with caution after Oct. 1

Fall is in the air and soon you may be ready to burn a pile of yard debris. But before you strike the match, the Georgia Forestry Commission has some reminders to help you do that safely. More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive

Daily Events Oct. 6 — Rhythm band practice - 10:30-11:30. Lunch: Chicken enchilada, Spanish rice, whole kernel corn, wheat roll, tropical fruit. Oct. 7 — Physical fitness - 10:15 a.m. - 11 a.m. Games - 11 a.m. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Faith in Christ is empowering

Acts 2:1-17a The members of the kingdom of heaven must realize the absolute authority of our king — Jesus Christ of Nazareth. Revelation 17:14. More...

New Hope members share Christ

When Bro. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Allen Chapel Circuit Allen Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church and Bethlehem African Methodist Episcopal Church is sponsoring a portrait fund drive. For more information contact John and Doris Powell at 372-4432 or Rev. Mae R. More...

Agriculture

Know wild mushrooms before eating them

Mushrooms are popping up as a result of the rainfall brought to the state by recent tropical storms. Many look just like the ones in grocery stores, but a University of Georgia expert warns they may not be safe to eat. More...

Conference covers how to market agriculture to tourists

Farm business isn't just about raising cows, chickens and corn. More...

Sports

Bobcats fall to Berrien County in overtime

Much like the line of the Frankie Valli song "My Eyes Adored You." the Early County Bobcats were "so close, so close and yet so far." Jamarcus Backey kicked a game tying 29 yard field goal with eight seconds left in regulation to send the game int More...

Lady Cats head to tournament with 4-6 record

The Early County Lady Cats opened their home schedule with a rematch against the Lady Bearcats of Bainbridge. The Lady Bearcats were able to push two quick runs across in the first against Paige Pfalzgraff to take an early 2-0 lead. More...

SGA fights losing game

The Southwest Georgia Academy Warriors journeyed to Albany Friday night to play the Deerfield-Windsor Knights. The Knights defeated the Warriors 41-14. More...

Campus

Get involved early to stop school dropouts

The decision to drop out of school has consequences that affect a student for life. It can hurt communities, too, say education experts with the University of Georgia. Parents should intervene early to keep kids on the right path to success. More...

COLLEGE NEWS

Valdosta State University

Jenna Danielle Fulghum of Damascus, graduated from Valdosta State University during the summer 2008 commencement exercises held in Valdosta. She received her bachelor of science with a major in biology. More...

Help kids, teachers deal with bullies

At some point in life, everyone will be bullied. It will most likely happen at school. But these days, it can happen online, which can be worse. More...