October 22, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Literary Festival Saturday at Bainbridge College

Blakely native and NBC news correspondent Jay Barbree will be featured Saturday at the 2008 Georgia Literary Festival at the Charles H. Kirbo Regional Center at Bainbridge College. The festival offers a full day of events. More...

Early County News enters 150th year

Vol. 150 • No. 1

(Publisher's note: The following is a college paper written by Billy Underwood while a student at the University of Georgia during the 1960s. Billy, now a lawyer in Albany, is the son of the late W. F. "Pete" Underwood. More...

Murkerson, NASCAR's Stadler win

Watch the Speed Channel Monday night

J. D. Murkerson had to earn one of four spots on the HorsePower Tee Shot Tour last year after four top long drivers were chosen for the tour. More...

Star Party at Kolomoki

Come to the "Star Party" and see the Stars! An astronomy program will be offered Saturday, Oct. 25 at sunset at Kolomoki Mounds State Park. The program, which will be held on the Temple Mound Plaza, will feature astronomer Robert Lange. More...

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICES

100808-01 NOTICE OF SALE UNDER POWER By virtue of the power of sale contained in a Deed to Secure Debt by Yolanda Campbell Graham to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. ("MERS") as nominee for Full Spectrum Lending, Inc. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 22 DFACS Board meeting, 10 a.m. BIRTHDAYS: Abigail Grantham, Megan Everson, Tonya Heath ANNIVERSARIES: Val & David Pitchford, Hal & Michelle Still THURSDAY, OCT. More...

Editorials

Political Cartoon

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Mumbles

Tough folks!

Dizzy Dean said "It ain't braggin' if you done it." We've done it, so I guess it's okay to shout "Happy Birthday Us," since it's our 150th birthday! More...

Other Voices

Others hurting, too

The biggest news to come out of the last presidential debate was that Joe the Plumber got more on-air mentions than either Bush the Lame Duck or Ayers the Terrorist, so it wasn't surprising to see Joe the Plumber being interviewed the next day by K More...

Obituaries

Sybil P. Pearlman

Retired

Sybil Paula Pearlman, 80, of Cleveland, Tenn., died Tuesday, Aug, 26, 2008, in Cleveland. Mrs. Pearlman was born in Baker County July 11, 1928, to the late Dudley Temples and Louise Temples. More...

Rose Thomas Wade

Rose Thomas Wade, 52, of Blakely died Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2008. Mrs. Wade was born Sept. 6, 1956, to Louise Williams and the late James Lewis Thomas. She was a member of Saint Maryland Missionary Baptist Church. More...

Jimmy "Jim" Mock

Grounds Keeper

Jimmy Duane "Jim" Mock, 45, of Donalsonville died Saturday, Oct. 11, 2008, at his residence. Mr. Mock was born in Bartow, Fla., Dec. 4, 1962, to John Robert Mock and Myrtle Whittaker Mock. More...

Sports

Volleyball team wins region

The ECHS Volleyball team won region Saturday, Oct. 18 in Columbus. Going into the area tourney, ECHS was seeded second, in a region of nine schools, after dropping their last two area games to Brookstone and Chattachoochee County More...

Warriors tie Cougars

The SGA Warriors traveled up to Monticello to play the Piedmont Cougars in football. After the long ride there, the Warriors got off the bus to find the football field standing in water and the rain steadily falling from the sky. More...

Bobcats fall in Fitzgerald

The Early County Bobcats made things a lot more interesting last Friday night at Jaycee Stadium in Fitzgerald than many folks thought they would. Include in that group the Fitzgerald Purple Hurricanes. More...

Campus

Early County ag students design pens

Students in Larry Worsley's vocational agriculture mechanics class, at Early County High School, have been making custom pens and pencils. They have been learning how to turn these small projects on mini wood lathes. More...

Media overload can hamper kids' learning abilities

A television or computer may be easier to find than a babysitter. In the long run, they may even be cheaper. But they're far from ideal ways to give your children a head start on their education. More...

Splash down Warriors...

The Southwest Georgia Academy Warriors and Piedmont Academy played to a 7-7 tie Friday night. No drownings were reported. More...

Court of Appeals dates set for Longleaf appeal

The Georgia Court of Appeals has set a schedule for legal briefing and hearing of the appeal of a Fulton Superior Court Judge's June 31 ruling which threw out Longleaf Energy's air permits issued by EPD. More...

Early voting

Early County Voter Registrar Claire Moseley reports that through Monday, 627 ballots had been cast at the county election office on River Street. In addition, Moseley has mailed 654 absentee ballots to registered voters. More...

Casting call

Fearmakers Studios is back in town and will be casting locally for the Bigfoot thriller Savage. The studio is looking for adult men and women, and girls 5- to 10-years old. More...

Drug Free Work Week

Oct. 20-26 is Drug Free Work Week, an effort to educate employers, employees and the public of the importance of a drug-free workplace. More...

Pumpkins on the Square

Better Hometown will sponsor the "Pumpkins on the Square" pumpkin carving contest on Court Square Thursday, Oct. 30 at 6 p.m. This year the pumpkin carving contest will be a competition between the school clubs. More...

Other News

Help available for winter heating bills

As the colder winter months approach, the Georgia Department of Human Resources will once again help Georgians struggling to keep up with the cost of heating their homes. More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive

Daily Events Oct. 27 — Rhythm band practice - 10:30-11:30. Lunch: Sausage patties, steamed cabbage, green limas, biscuit, pears. Oct. 28 — Physical fitness - 10:15 a.m. - 11 a.m. Games - 11 a.m. More...

Locals honored by state department

Cole Medlin and Chris Peace were recognized at the Georgia Recreation and Parks Association Third District awards ceremony Oct. 1 in Cordele. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Make God's word priority in your life

Acts 13:1-12 Moments before our Lord Jesus Christ, the only begotten son of God, ascended into heaven (Acts 1:9), he gave a promise to the group that was present (Acts 1:4; 1 Corinthians 15:6). More...

The Gospel Truth

Follow Christ with the right motivation

Colossians 2:1-7 shows the road a minister of the gospel will take in accomplishing his or her task. Every member of God's church is a minister, too. The road we travel is a life of ministry, maturity and motivation. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Mt. Avery The Traveling Angels will celebrate their anniversary Saturday, Oct. 25 at 6 p.m. at Mt. Avery Church. Everyone is invited to attend. More...

Agriculture

Pumpkin choices are plentiful

By Sharon Dowdy University of Georgia

Whether you're planning to carve a Halloween pumpkin or create a fall decoration, chances are pumpkin shopping is on your to-do list. More...

Society

Williamson-Watson vows exchanged

Miss Amanda Maria Williamson of Reynolds became the bride of Benjamin Collier Watson at 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, 2008, in Bethel Congregational Methodist Church, Butler. Rev. Jay Frazier officiated. The bride is the daughter of Mrs. and Mrs. More...

BIRTHS

Ava Joy Linker eyes her new little brother, Israel Keats, born Sept. 15, 2008. Israel weighed 8 pounds and was 20.1 inches long. Ava and Israel are the children of Joshua and Kara Linker, formerly of Blakely, and the grandchildren of Rev. More...

Rogers-George to wed

Rebecca Ann Rogers and Amos Steven George are proud to annouce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. The bride-elect is the daughter of Emma Lee Rogers and Joe Grady Rogers. More...