October 15, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Early Co. High Homecoming King & Queen

The crowning of the 2008 Homecoming king and queen Friday night highlighted the week's homecoming activities. Pictured at left are Queen Shaquna Reed and King Escondarious Yarbrough. More...

Chamber Fall decorating contest

The Family Connection FACES Fall decorations above were named the winner in this year's annual Fall Decorating Contest sponsored by the Blakely- Early County Chamber of Commerce. More...

A night clinic for flu shots

A Special Night Clinic for Flu Shots will be held Monday, Oct. 20 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Early County Health Department located on Flowers Dr.. There is a $25 fee per shot. Medicare and Medicaid accepted. More...

The 2008 Wish Tree project

Family Connection FACES and local partners will again sponsor the community Christmas "Wish Tree" project. Families may pick up an application for assistance at the Family Learning Resource Center, 40-A Harold Ragan Dr. from Oct. 27 - Nov. 7. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 15 CHAMBER of Commerce, noon BIRTHDAYS: Brooks Carter ANNIVERSARIES: Eric & Monica Harris, Charles and Merlene English THURSDAY, OCT. 16 SGA's Annual Fall Festival, 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. with costume contest at 6:45 p.m. More...

Editorials

Other Voices

Economically speaking

I hope today that I can help ease your minds about the fragile state of our country's economy. Don't laugh. I'm quite the expert on all matters economic, and I have the portfolio to prove it. I was treasurer of the Beta Club in high school. More...

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Mumbles

Just my opinion, BUT!!!!!!

It can be stressful, emotional to find youself in two places at the same time, separated by over 225 years. It happened a couple of times last week! More...

Obituaries

Jesse J. Mulkey

Jesse James Mulkey, 69, of Hallandale Beach, Fla., died Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008. Mr. Mulkey was born April 4, 1939, to the late Rosa Levatt and Percy Lee Reynolds. More...

Minnie Amos

Homemaker

Minnie Addie Weaver Amos, 84, of Blakely died Sunday, Oct. 12, 2008, at her residence. Mrs. Amos was born in Early County Jan. 22, 1924, to the late John Weaver and Mary Emma Roberts Weaver Margison. More...

Karen Hall Darley

Nurse

Karen Lynn Hall Darley, 51, of Blakely died Sunday, Oct. 12, 2008, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, Ala. Mrs. Darley was born in Muscogee County, Ga., Sept. 4, 1957, to Reba Floyd Hall and the late Horace Eugene Hall. More...

Sports

SGA Warriors fall to Windsor Knights

The SGA Warriors traveled to Macon to face a very talented Windsor Knight football team in a key GISA region 3AA ballgame. Both teams came in with 1-0 region records and the winner would be in the driver's seat for a possible region championship. More...

Lady Cats defeat two region opponents

The Lady Cats played two important region games against Albany and Thomasville. With a 1-2 region record, Early County needed these wins to keep their playoff chances alive. Albany High came to town hoping to derail the Lady Cats playoff hopes. More...

Bobcats remain winless

The Brooks High Trojans reeled off 37 points in less than a quarter and a half to keep the Early County Bobcats winless in 2008, defeating the Bobcats 37-7 on Homecoming 2008. More...

Campus

FCCLA students train at conference

Brittany Moulton and Terri Levatte, students at Early County High School, recently returned from the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America's Ultimate State Officer Academy Training, held Sept. 25-28 in Arlington, Va. More...

Band showcases talent

The Early County Band of Blue participated in the Southern Showcase Marching Band Invitational in Dothan Saturday, Oct. 11. More...

Farm Bureau scholarships available

Georgia Farm Bureau will award a total of $14,250 in scholarships to 10 high school seniors who plan to pursue a college degree in agriculture or family and consumer sciences, Steve Moore, Early County Farm Bureau president, recently announced. More...

City nixes fire protection agreement with county

In other agreements city pays 40%, county 60%

The Blakely City Council voted to notify the Early County Commission of their decision to end the city/county fire protection collaboration effective Jan. 1, 2009. More...

Advancing Early 2012 plan is a "win-win" for everyone

"There are three things in place that will make the 2012 plan work..." — Howard Benson

Howard Benson, CEO of National Community Development Services, was the guest speaker at Rotary last week. More...

Literacy Day!

Thursday, Oct. 16

Early County's turning orange this week as schools, agencies and businesses promote Thursday, Oct. 16 as Literacy Day in Early County. More...

Peanut Bank Week

Banks across Georgia are going "nuts" during Georgia Peanut Bank Week, Oct.13-17, saluting peanut farmers' contributions to state and local economies. More...

Deer season opens Saturday

Deer hunters will converge on Early County when deer season opens Saturday, Oct. 18. The season extends through Jan. 15. Last year, more than 276,000 licensed hunters harvested over 300,000 deer. More...

GA Literary Festival next week

Bainbridge will host the 10th annual Georgia Literary Festival Oct. 25 at the Charles H. Kirbo Regional Center at Bainbridge College. This year's festival will honor Blakely native Jay Barbree. More...

Other News

Benson speaks at Rotary

Howard Benson, President/CEO of NCDS, gave an update on the Advancing Early Initiative 2012 project at last Thursday's Rotary meeting. More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive

Daily Events Oct. 20 — Rhythm band at Nursing Home - 10:15- 11:30. Lunch: Ham, green beans, scalloped potatoes, fresh fruit, wheat roll. Oct. 21 — Physical fitness - 10:15 a.m. - 11 a.m. Loyless Harris, ID Theft - 11 a.m. More...

PATAULA DRUG TASK FORCE

• On Thursday, Sept. 25 the Pataula Drug Task Force conducted a consent search at 203 Poe Boy Lane, Damascus. The address is that of Anthony Wright, black male, approximately 36 years of age. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

God's grace offered to sinners

Acts 9:1-19a When — not if — a person has a personal encounter with God, the life is changed. The man Noah was given a divine assignment that made no sense — build an ark. Genesis 6:14. More...

The Gospel Truth

Are you a good minister for Christ?

In the last paragraph we look at in Colossians (1:24- 29), the Apostle Paul boldly advised Christians to follow him as he followed the Lord Jesus Christ. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Faith Holiness #2 The Faithful Few will celebrate their 12th anniversary Nov. 1 at 6:30 p.m. at Faith Holiness #2 Church. Everyone is invited to attend. Wesley Chapel A.M.E. More...

Agriculture

Busby named national finalist

The National FFA Organization announced Heath Busby of Blakely was selected as a national finalist for the National FFA Proficiency Award in Landscape Management - entrepreneurship/placement. More...

Society

Jackson - Adams

Cameron Royce Jackson of Bluffton proudly announces the hitching of his mama, Tammy Denise Jackson, to Thomas Lee Adams of Ashford. The bride-elect is the daughter of Henry and Jimmie Harrell of Bluffton. More...

Pre-schoolers learn fire safety

Spark-O the clown visited First Baptist Church Weekday Education Oct. 10. He taught students about fire safety. More...

Tips to ready your home for overnight guests

Opening their homes to guests is something many people enjoy. Each year millions of birthday parties, barbecues, cocktail parties, and even cake and coffee nights take place. More...