November 12, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Early one of 22 disaster counties

Early County is among 22 Georgia counties declared disaster areas as a result of the crop damage sustained from tropical storm Fay. More...

Clay ponders charter school

A new charter school will be the topic of discussion at a Nov. 17 meeting at the old gym in Fort Gaines. Anyone from Quitman, Stewart, Randolph, Early, Calhoun and Clay counties interested in learning more about charter schools is urged to attend. More...

The 2008 Wish Tree project

Family Connection FACES and local partners are sponsoring the community Christmas "Wish Tree" project. The Wish Tree will be up before Thanksgiving. Everyone is encouraged to help make sure Santa visits every home in Early County this year. More...

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICES

102208-01 NOTICE PROBATE COURT OF EARLY COUNTY Re: PETITION OF WAYNE BERNARD HARRIS FOR DISCHARGE AS EXECUTOR OF THE ESTATE OF JOHN R. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 12 ALBANY Area Community Service Board, 4 p.m., Brooks Center, Albany BIRTHDAYS: Jack Kuhn Jr., Robin Altman ANNIVERSARY: Mr. & Mrs. Beau Middleton THURSDAY, NOV. More...

Editorials

Other Voices

A puppy in the White House

Like millions of other Americans, I watched last Tuesday as President-elect Barack Obama gave a stirring victory speech. He talked about America being a place where all things are possible, where the dreams of our founders are still alive. More...

Political Cartoon

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Mumbles

Obama's my prez too....

"Anyone who doesn't at the very least appreciate the historic nature of Barack Obama's election is either an idiot or a bigot," Matt Towery says at the beginning of his editorial on the facing page. I'm neither. More...

Obituaries

Robert Hall Jr.

Robert Edward Hall Jr., 53, of Blakely, died Wednesday, Oct.29, 2008, at his residence. Mr. Hall was born in Blakely Dec. 20, 1954, to the late Robert Edward Hall Sr. and Beatrice Sheffield Hall. More...

Maynard Williams

Retired

Maynard "T.B." Williams, 90, of Blakely died Thursday, Oct. 30, 2008. Mr. Williams was born in Early County Dec. 16, 1917, to the late Sylvester Williams and Emma Wade Williams. More...

Dela Denise Conley

Phlebotomist

Dela Denise Conley, 23, of Blakely died Sunday, Nov. 2, 2008, at her residence. Miss Conley was born July 7, 1985, to Lois Smith Conley and the late Willie Arthur Conley Sr. More...

Society

Howard-Warbel exchange vows

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...

BIRTHS

Ryan and Heather Harrell proudly announce the birth of their third daughter, Olivia Frances Harrell, or Ollie. Little Ollie was born Sept. 19, 2008, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center at 8:02 a.m. More...

King named Pilot Sweetheart

Marcia King has been selected Pilot Club Sweetheart from the Blakely Pilot Club for the 2008-2009 club year. In order to be selected, the member must be active in an assigned role in the club. More...

Campus

Bagwell part of winning debate team

The Samford Debate Team, a two-man team including Early County High graduate Daniel Bagwell, recently won the Vanderbilt Debate Tournament at Vanderbilt. More...

SGA one-act play wins region

Southwest Georgia Academy traveled to Andrew College Oct. 29 where they competed in and won first place in region for one-act play. They presented the play, "Juvie," under the direction of Debbie Sloan. More...

Longleaf, EPD file briefs

The Georgia EPD and Longleaf Energy Associates have filed briefs with the Georgia Court of Appeals for the appeal of Judge Thelma Wyatt Cummings Moore's June ruling which threw out Longleaf Energy's air permits issued by EPD. More...

Lest we forget!

A salute to the City of Blakely! American flags lined the streets and flew around Court Square Tuesday in memory of our nation's veterans. More...

Going down...

After soaring well past $4.00 a gallon, gas prices have been on the decline in recent weeks. The prices here actually dipped to $1.98 late last week. Monday the average across the country was $4.25. More...

Alzheimer's seminar

Early Memorial Hospital physician Luis Murrain, D.O., will present a seminar Nov. 19 to help raise awareness of Alzheimer's and to offer help for those affected by the disease. The seminar will be at 12:30 p.m. 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...

Other News

Rotary learns about lottery

Margaret R. DeFrancisco, president and CEO of the Georgia Lottery Corporation, told the Blakely Rotary Club Thursday the Georgia Lottery brought its total amount raised for education programs in Georgia since inception More...

Relay For Life Fund Raiser Activities

• The Early County Relay for Life Committee proudly presents "Bingo Night" Saturday, Nov. 15, 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Early County High School Cafeteria. A spaghetti supper begins at 5:30 p.m. and bingo starts at 6:30 p.m. More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive

Daily Events Nov. 17 — Rhythm band at Nursing Home - 10:15-11:30. Lunch: Ham, green beans, scalloped potatoes, wheat roll, fresh fruit. Nov. 18 — Physical fitness - 10:15 a.m. - 11 a.m. Megan Barr, Nutrition Education - 11 a.m. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Room for differences in body of believers

Philippians 3:17-4:9 It is easy for the human mind to picture "happiness" and "joy" as being the same. However, "happiness" is closely associated with circumstances of life, and can be lost as the conditions change. More...

The Gospel Truth

Salvation is by grace through Christ Jesus

Can good kids from good families go astray? Of course they can. Having just taken a look at the parable of the prodigal sons, we know this is true. Can good Christians from good churches go astray? The answer is the same. More...

CHURCH NEWS

St. John M.B. St. John Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate old fashioned "Bush Arbor" Day Nov. 22 at 11:30 a.m. Services will be outside, weather permitting. Dinner will be served. Everyone is invited to attend. Pleasant Grove A.M.E. More...

Agriculture

FSA News

Application deadline for NAP extended

NAP Coverage The Non-Insured Crop Disaster Assistance Program was designed to reduce financial losses that occur when natural disasters cause a catastrophic loss of production or prevented planting of an eligible crop by providing coverage equiva More...

Golden Triangle RC&D banquet held

The Golden Triangle Resource Conservation and Development Council held their annual banquet Tuesday, Oct. 28 at the LAPD restaurant in Colquitt. More...

Sports

Bobcats finish season with loss to Cook

The Early County Bobcats closed out a disappointing season with a 49- 14 loss to Cook County Friday night at Standifer Field. More...

McGlamory wins golf award

When the Chattahoochee Valley Middle School golf league completed its fall season last weekend, the teams of students in grades 5-8 from 10 area schools saw the best among them singled out for honors. More...

Baggin' a big one

Paul Merkerson, 45, of Cedar Springs killed his first deer Sat. Nov. 1 in Edison. The 6-point buck weighed 165 pounds. More...