November 5, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Road talk

Roads were the main topic of conversation at Monday night's Early County Commission meeting at the County Annex. Barbara Fears appeared befored the commission requesting that the board close Buckhalter Road which runs through the Fears' property. More...

Local youth wows movie producer

Seven year old Alaina White of Blakely is making her acting debut in "Savage," a movie about Bigfoot being filmed in Early County. More...

Flood risk discussion at Thursday meeting

Anyone living in or near a 100-year flood plain will be interested in a meeting at the Lucy Hilton Maddox Library Thursday, Nov. 6. 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...

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICES

101508-02 NOTICE STATE OF GEORGIA COUNTY OF EARLY TO ALL DEBTORS AND CREDITORS OF EUNICE J. KNIGHTON: All debtors and creditors of EUNICE J. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 5 FAMILY Connection Collaborative, noon, Family Learning Resource Center BIRTHDAY: Jaime Payton THURSDAY, NOV. 6 ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club AL-ANON, 6:30 p.m. More...

Editorials

Political Cartoon

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Other Voices

Why all the hate?

Why all the hate? Perhaps I'm being too idealistic. More...

Mumbles

On to other things

By the time you read this the election will be over. I am already dreaming up columns about "old dogs, children and watermelon wine." Wait a minute, did I say the election will be over? Not unless it's a landslide. More...

Obituaries

Irene Richardson

Homemaker

Mildred Irene Brantley Richardson, 88, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2008, at Chapman Health Care in Alexander City, Ala. Mrs. Richardson was born in Pike County, Ala. to the late Edward Madison Brantley and May Shanks Brantley. More...

Johnny Henderson

Teacher

Johnny L. Henderson Jr., 63, of Blakely died Friday, Oct. 24, 2008, at his residence. Mr. Henderson was born in Early County July 21, 1945, to the late Elizabeth Henderson and Johnny Henderson Sr. More...

Mildred Perry

Homemaker

Mildred Lucille Clearman Perry, 95, of Blakely died Friday, Oct. 31, 2008, at her residence. Mrs. Perry was born in Bowie County, Texas, Dec. 30,1912, to the late Luther Young Clearman and Lula Beatrice Phillips Clearman. More...

Society

Floyd-Ward plans complete

The wedding plans for Ashley Nicole Floyd and Charles Micah Ward are complete. The ceremony will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, 2008, at the First Baptist Church in Blakely with the reception immediately following in the church fellowship hall. More...

BIRTHS

Eric and Lindsey Hatcher of Arlington are proud to announce the birth of their son, Nathan Elliott Hatcher. Elliott was born Oct. 4, 2008, at the Women's Center in Donalsonville. He weighed 6 pounds 8 ounces. Maternal grandparents are Mr. More...

Howard-Warbel vows exchanged

Mia Hightower Howard and Joseph Robert Warbel exchanged their vows barefoot on the beach of Antigua with a sunset wedding Sept. 2, 2008. The bride is the daughter of India Howard of Panama City Beach, Fla., and Wendell Parker of Blakely, and Mr. More...

Campus

Rolling Out the Honors

Early County Elementary School Principal List Second grade Britany Brown Darrell Ceasar Jakobe Davis Talaysha Glover Patria Jackson McKenzie King Tajah Taylor Michael Washington Jaden Dunwoody Aaliyah McCoy Katelyn Williams More...

TSA attends convention in Perry

Early County High School Technology Student Association departed from the high school parking lot at 6:15 a.m. Monday, Oct. 6 headed to Perry for the Georgia TSA Convention. The convention was in heritage hall on the Georgia National Fairgrounds. More...

COLLEGE NEWS

LeeAnn Elizabeth Brooks is continuing studies at LaGrange College Graduate School to earn her advanced degree of master's of arts in teaching, following her graduation with honors this past spring. Brooks was awarded the Waights G. Henry Jr. More...

Sunday stabbing death

A Blakely woman was murdered early Sunday morning, the victim of multiple stab wounds at her home on Chancey Mill Road. More...

National FFA award winner

Heath Busby of the Early County FFA Chapter was a national winner at the national FFA Convention, Oct. 22-25 in Indianapolis, Ind. More...

Audio: Bishop...

Congressman Sanford Bishop made a stop in Blakely Thursday making a sweep across the district. He spoke approximately 30 minutes about the problems facing the country. "We have a real mess on our hands. More...

One coat at a time

The Blakely Rotary Club is collecting new and clean, gently worn coats and jackets for the One Warm Coat community service project. Coats of all sizes are welcome and children's sizes are most needed. More...

Election results...

As noted in the election article, the local returns will be available online Tuesday night. They will also be available at the News office or by request at ecnews@alltel.net. More...

Shooting and a cutting

Two Blakely men are nursing wounds they received in two separate skirmishes on North Church St. last weekend. Authorities received a call at 11:20 p.m. More...

Other News

Heating assistance is available

Georgia's regular Energy Assistance Program is open for homebound and frail elderly households. More...

SAR celebrates Veterans' Day

The Joel Early Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution has a long standing record of honoring the veterans of the armed services of the United States of America. More...

Pumpkins on the Square

Fifty-four Early County children turned out with family and friends for the annual Pumpkins on the Square costume and carving contest sponsored by Blakely Hometown. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Christ offers us eternal salvation

Galatians 2:9-21 Issues that have been put to rest — through the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ — have a way of "coming to life" again in some kind of a changed form. More...

The Gospel Truth

Could you have been the prodigal son?

The third of the three parables in Luke 15 is about a man with two sons. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Allen Chapel Allen Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church will have their annual men and women's day program Sunday, Nov. 9 at 3:30 p.m. The guest speaker is Rev. Willie White Jr. Everyone is invited to attend. More...

Agriculture

Fay damages crops in 31 Georgia counties

Tropical Storm Fay brought much needed rainfall to Georgia in late August, but it caused $159 million in damage to crops in 31 south Georgia counties, according to a University of Georgia economic impact study. More...

Sports

Bobcats fall to Mitchell Eagles 35-20

The Early County Bobcats fell to 1-and-8 on the season with a disappointing 35-20 loss to the Mitchell County Eagles in Camilla Friday night. More...

Cross country team advances to state

On Thursday, Oct. 30 the Early County Cross Country team ran in the region meet at Kolomoki Mounds State Park. The girls ran at 10 a.m. and the boys at 11 a.m. More...

Warriors lose heartbreaker to Sherwood Eagles

The SGA Warriors traveled to Albany to face the Sherwood Christian Academy Eagles in an important region game and the final regular season game of the year. More...