October 29, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Lights, camera...

Production of a new horror flick, "Savage," is underway. Produced by Fearmakers Studios of North Carolina, "Savage" will be shot in a number of Early County locations. The film is the second Fearmakers has made in Southwest Georgia. More...

Fall back!

It's time to change back over to Eastern Standard Time. Set your clocks back one hour when you go to bed Saturday night. It is also time to check the smoke detectors in your home and business. 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. 29 BIRTHDAYS: Jim Hattaway, John L. Still, Tom Waldrop THURSDAY, OCT. 30 ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club SWGA Regional Development Center, 6:30 p.m. More...

Editorials

Mumbles

I never thought the day...

Final thoughts on next week's presidential election... Someone said this week that if Obama did win I would have plenty of fodder for editorials over the next four years. More...

Cartoon

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All That's Fit to Print

Fish might vote, you should, too

A news headline this morning states that consumer confidence is at its lowest level on record. I wonder why. Grocery prices are sky rocketing. Medical costs are going up. More...

Obituaries

Tommy E. Williams

Tommy Edward Williams, 58, of Damascus died Friday, Oct. 17, 2008. Mr. Williams was born in Damascus May 27, 1950, to the late Julius and Beulah Mae Williams. He was a member of St. James Christian Methodist Episcopal Church. More...

Hubert V. Smith

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Hubert Victor Smith, 88, of Jacksonville, Fla., died Monday, Oct. 20, 2008, at Putnam Community Medical Center in Palatka, Fla., following a short illness. Smith was born Oct. 29, 1919, the eldest child of James Thomas and Norma Griffin Smith. More...

Carol M. Penny

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Carol Matthews Penny, 63, of Columbia, Ala., died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2008, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center. Mrs. Penny was born in Dothan Oct. 31, 1945, to Nell Clark Matthews Helms of Dothan and the late Sidney W. Matthews. More...

Sports

SGA Warriors crush Valwood Valiants

It was Senior Night in Damascus Friday. The senior football players, softball players, cheerleaders and their parents were recognized for their accomplishments while at SGA. More...

Cats claw the Indians

The Early County Bobcats got there first win of the 2008 season last Friday night, defeating the Albany High Indians 7-0. The Bobcats improve to 1-7 while the Indians fell to 2- 5. More...

Football 2008

IT'S TOO GOOD TO MISS!

GO BOBCATS! GO WARRIORS! More...

Don't forget to vote!

General Election Nov. 4 — Advance voting underway this week
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Here come the (little) Cats!

Standifer Field was alive with action Saturday afternoon with a few more Bobcats than normal. Early County's two B-team peewee football teams — gold and blue — met each other in the final regular season game. More...

Welcome back Damascus!

The city of Damascus was on the verge of becoming a footnote to the pages of Early County history in 2006. More...

Sample ballots

Sample ballots for the Nov. 4 General Election are available to view or download online at earlycountynews. com. Click on "News Archive" and visit the Oct. 22 issue of the Early County News. More...

Other News

Pet of the Week

This friendly and loveable puppy is waiting for a good home. Sally is available for adoption at Blakely Animal Control. Call 724- 7474 to adopt her or a puppy or kitten for your family. More...

Greene speaks to Rotary

State Representative Gerald Greene, center, was guest speaker at last week's meeting of the Blakely Rotary Club. He is pictured above with Blakely Mayor Ric Hall, left, and County Commission Chair Richard Ward. More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive

Daily Events Nov. 3 More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Remain true to the calling

Ephesians 4:1-16 Some words have such a pleasant sound that we use them with little or no realization of the impact that they can have on our lives, and the lives of others. More...

The Gospel Truth

God's heart is open to you

Luke 15:11-24 is the third of three parables in this chapter that Jesus told to "the tax collectors and the sinners" while "the Pharisees and the scribes" listened in. More...

Let the Bible Speak

Christ gives peace to the fearful

Fear governs the lives of many today. Many are afraid of loneliness, terrorism, poverty, rejection, failure, sickness and even death. Such fear crowds into one's waking moments and then plaques our dreams. More...

Society

Glenn - Sealey

Rhonda LaShay Glenn and Rufus Sealey announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. The bride-elect is the daughter of Ulysses and Veronica Turner and Kenneth and Kim Price, all of Blakely. More...

Love - Ortiz vows spoken

Christina Marie Love and Alfredo Ortiz were joined in marriage Sept. 19, 2008. The bride is the daughter of Paul and Connie Love. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Avirett, the late Peggy Avirett and Mr. and Mrs. More...

McFay-Whittaker plans complete

The wedding plans for Barbara Nichole McFay and Jeremy Wayne Whittaker are complete. The ceremony will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, 2008, at the home of the bride, 7965 Lake Drive in Donalsonville. More...

Campus

SCHOOL NEWS

The Early County High School Band of Blue will conduct a special concert during halftime of the last home game Friday, Nov. 7. Any alumni band members who wish to participate should contact the band room at 724-5279. More...