October 8, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

We got a General Motors Blvd.?

Flu shots, broken pipes, board appointments and road ownership took up a light agenda for Early County Commissioners at Monday night's meeting at the County Annex. More...

ECHS homecoming Friday night

The 2008 Early County High Homecoming Court includes freshman representatives Hayden Edwards, front center, and Kasey Giles (not pictured). Senior representatives, seated left to right, are Shaquna Reed, Keneshia Hayes and Laura Alexander. More...

ECHS Homecoming activities

It's Homecoming Week at Early County High and the school has been buzzing with homecoming activities all week. The activities step up a notch Friday afternoon with the homecoming parade at 4 p.m. More...

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 8 BIRTHDAYS: Laney Davis, Zack White THURSDAY, OCT. 9 ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club PILOT CLUB BLAKELY #282 O.E.S. More...

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICES

092408-02 NOTICE STATE OF GEORGIA COUNTY OF EARLY TO ALL DEBTORS AND CREDITORS OF WILLIE CHARLES CAWTHON, SR.: All debtors and creditors of Willie Charles Cawthon, Sr. More...

Editorials

Political Cartoon

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Other Voices

Don't judge by accent

I'm surprised it took as long as it did for someone to make an issue of Sarah Palin's accent. During Thursday night's vice presidential debate, Palin paraphrased an old expression, saying "you walk the walk; you don't just talk the talk. More...

Mumbles

Might not want to read this!

Before you read any further, you need to understand something. Barack Hussein Obama, the candidate, is a total fabrication. The truth about this man has been buried six-feet under by the main stream media. Why? Please ask why?! More...

Obituaries

Jo Ann Gray

Retired

Jo Ann Gray, 70, of Blakely died Sept. 25, 2008, in Blakely. Mrs. Gray was born in Blakely Sept. 15, 1938, to the late Alberta Jinks and Thomas Jinks. She was a member of Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church. More...

Alice Chambliss

Clothing Worker

Alice Mae Taylor Chambliss, 60, of Blakely died Saturday, Sept. 27, 2008, at her residence. Mrs. Chambliss was born in Terrell County Oct. 30, 1947, to the late X.M. Taylor Sr. and Nancy Lucille Shattles Taylor. More...

Issac Sparks

Retired

Issac "Pee Wee" Sparks, 64, of Blakely died Sunday, Sept. 28, 2008, at Early Memorial Nursing Home. Mr. Sparks was born in Blakely Nov. 1, 1943, to Louise Trice and the late Willie J. Sparks. More...

Society

Pilot Club official attends meeting

Louise Shimer, governorelect for the Georgia District of Pilot International made an official visit to the Blakely Pilot Club recently. More...

BIRTHS

Michael and Kelli Allen are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Alyssa Jo Allen. She was born at 5:49 p.m. CST at Flowers Hospital Sept. 2, 2008. She weighed 8 pounds 11 ounces and was 21 inches long. More...

Cox - Baldwin plans complete

The wedding plans for Ceri Christine Cox and David Taylor Baldwin are complete. The wedding will take place at the home of the groom, the old Dairy Barn, 3286 Ga. Hwy. 266, Cuthbert Saturday, Nov. 8, 2008, at 5 p.m. Rev. More...

Campus

Pyle wins career development event

Early County FFA member Kollin Pyle recently won the state FFA agricultural tractor and machinery operations and maintenance career development event. The state event was held at the Georgia National Fair in Perry Friday, Oct. 3. More...

PSAT's scheduled for Oct. 15

The PSAT will be given Wednesday, Oct. 15 to all 10th graders at Early County High School. The PSAT is the route of entry to National Merit Scholarship Corporation competitions. More...

REUNION

The Early County High School classes of 1978, 79 and 80 will have a reunion meeting Saturday, Oct. 18, 2008, at 2 p.m. at Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library. More...

38th Kolomoki Festival Saturday

Blue grass music, puppet shows and boat rides on Lake Kolomoki are just a few of the reasons to make plans to visit the 38th annual Kolomoki Festival Saturday at Kolomoki Mounds State Park. Activities begin at 10 a.m. and extend to 4 p.m. More...

Candidate forum October 27

Early County voters are urged to gather at the Early County Courthouse Oct. 27 for a political forum at which they will get a chance to meet local candidates seeking office in the Nov. 4 General Election. More...

WIA assist employers and students

Early County's Workforce Investment Act Youth Services program is looking for students to participate in the youth job program. Applicants must be Early County residents age 16-21 and enrolled in the local GED program. More...

GOOD!

SGA's Chandler Ray kicks a last second field goal as the Warriors defeat top-ranked Tiftarea. More...

Decorations Judging

It's time to decorate your business with a fall theme for the annual Fall Decorating Contest. The annual Fall Decorating Contest sponsored by the Blakely- Early County Chamber of Commerce for will be judged Friday. More...

Other News

Literary Festival coming to Bainbridge College

Bainbridge will host the 2008 Georgia Literary Festival Oct. 25 at the Charles H. Kirbo Regional Center at Bainbridge College. More...

Bagby hosts clean-up effort

More than three tons of trash was removed from the Chattahoochee River and Walter F. George Lake as part of the "Lake Pride Cleanup" hosted by Bagby State Park and Lodge Sept. 27. More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive

Daily Events Oct. 13 — Rhythm band practice - 10:30-11:30. Lunch: Beef hot dog with chili, cole slaw, broccoli, hot dog bun, sliced pears. Oct. 14 — Physical fitness - 10:15 a.m. - 11 a.m. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Be faithful through the trials of life

Acts 6:1-15 On the day of Pentecost, following the resurrection and ascension of our Lord, the group immediately grew from 120 to 3,000 (Acts 2:41). More...

CHURCH NEWS

Allen Chapel A.M.E. Allen Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church will celebrate homecoming services Sunday, Oct. 12 at 11:30 a.m. Everyone is invited to attend. More...

Agriculture

Native plants need right location, too

Have you ever driven along a Georgia country road or visited a state park and a beautiful blooming shrub or tree caught your eye? Chances are you were looking at one of the thousands of plants native to Georgia. More...

West Nile carriers thriving

To date, two cases of West Nile virus have been reported in Georgia this year: one in Floyd County and one in Fulton County. Dry weather now provides perfect conditions for the mosquitoes that carry it, says a University of Georgia expert. More...

Sports

SGA Warriors upset Tiftarea Panthers

The SGA Warriors kicked off region play with a bang Friday night. The Warriors hosted the Tiftarea Panthers, the #1 ranked team in the state, in the GISA region 3AA opener for both teams. More...

Bulldogs keep Cats out of the endzone

Two teams came into Friday nights game at Standifer Field with identical 0-4 records. One left thinking they might not lose again, the other is probably wondering if it can get any worse. More...

Lady cats place second in tournament

The Lady Cats traveled to Baconton Sept. 12 and Sept. 13 to participate in the Blazer Blast Tournament hosted by Baconton. The tournament included teams from Early, Charlton and Miller Counties, Ware Magnet, Fitzgerald and Baconton. More...