November 19, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

City severing firefighting ties with county Jan. 1

The Blakely City Council heard the first reading of an ordinance rescinding a mutual aid agreement for fire protection with Early County. The resolution rescinds any associated agreements relating to fire service between the city and county. More...

ECES earns "Distinguished" school label with AYP record

Early County Elementary School has been named a Title I distinguished school, in acknowledgement of making Adequate Yearly Progress five consecutive years. More...

Alzheimer's seminar

Early Memorial Hospital physician Luis Murrain, D.O., will present a seminar today 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...

Wish Tree

Christmas decorations are beginning to appear all over town including the Christmas Wish Tree at Bank of Early. Each year, the "wish lists" of needy children are placed on the Wish Tree at Bank of Early. More...

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICES

102908-02 NOTICE STATE OF GEORGIA COUNTY OF EARLY TO ALL DEBTORS AND CREDITORS OF OLIVIA WEAVER DAVENPORT: All debtors and creditors of OLIVIA WEAVER DAVENPORT, deceased, late of said county, More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 19 CHAMBER of Commerce board meeting, noon BIRTHDAYS: Vivian Willis, Glenda Wright, Cooper Reese THURSDAY, NOV. 20 ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club COUNTY Planning Commission, 7 p.m. More...

Editorials

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Mumbles

No longer crying "woolf!"

Don't turn to the news unless you want to hear the TV talking pundits and the self-proclaimed "experts" argue both sides of the auto industry bailout. You and I already have an idea about what the solution should be, but we're only taxpayers More...

Other Voices

We'll stick with water from the tap

It's probably not one of the signs of the apocalypse, but it does prove the old P.T. Barnum saying that there's a sucker born every minute. Apparently now you can buy bottled water for your dog. More...

Agriculture

Crop insurance deadline approaches

USDA's Risk Management Agency reminds farmers of the Nov. 30, 2008, sales closing date for crop insurance. This sales closing date is applicable for the following programs in Georgia: Apiculture-Rainfall Index. More...

Campus

FFA Team wins state title

The Early County FFA Chapter brought home another state title for the 2008-2009 school year on Nov. More...

A and B team Cats have exciting year

The Early County Youth Football League traveled to Marianna, Fla., Saturday, Nov. 15 with all three of their cheerleading squads and two of their six football teams for a day of cheerleading competition and championship football. More...

Early County High School honor roll announced

Early County High School Principal List Ninth grade Bush, Cody Dunngian, Ashley Farrell, Danielle Knox, Dallas Redding, Sydney Sumner, Catherine Yarbrough, Ladonis Tenth grade Hallmon, Trenisha 11th Grade Castro, Mariela McClendon, More...

The eagle has landed

A number of bald eagle sitings have been reported across Early County in recent years. However, it is rare to get a photo opportunity like the one Hal Hobbs came across south of Blakely Nov. 12. More...

SGRITA: Schools are connected, wide-area wireless coming soon

The South Georgia Regional Information Technology Authority — SGRITA — has completed Phase I in the deployment of a wireless broadband network to service Baker, Calhoun, Early, Miller and Mitchell Counties. More...

Thanksgiving Services

The Blakely Ministerial Association will host the annual Community Thanksgiving Service Sunday evening, Nov. 23 at 6 p.m. More...

Holidays

The holidays are here! Early County Schools will be out next week, Nov. 24 - 28, for Thanksgiving. The Christmas holidays are set for Dec. 22 - Jan. 6. More...

"The Jungle Book"

"The Jungle Book," a One-Act play, will be presented by the Early Co. High Drama Dept. tomorrow, Nov. 20, at 7 p.m. at Mangham Auditorium. Come see Kipling's production and characters, featuring 23 drama students, come to life. Admission is $3. More...

Food for Fines

Take care of overdue fines at Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library by donating canned food to the library's annual Food for Fines food drive. One can of food equals $1 in fines. For more information call 723-3079. More...

Other News

DOT announces lane change on U.S. 27

The Georgia DOT has announced a traffic shift on U.S. 27, south of Blakely, is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 20. At that time, traffic will be shifted to the new southbound lane, just South of Crystal Springs Rd. More...

Relay teams tee off

Keith Gandy, Robert Harrell and Jay Holman won the Relay for Life golf tournament hosted by this year's committee Saturday, Nov. 1. They received a $300 grand prize. Second place was Charles Jenkins, Ritchie Wilbourn and Michael Allred. More...

Put a tasty turkey on the table

For generations, Americans have sought the secret to cooking the perfect turkey for holiday meals. Some have abandoned the time-tested roasting ritual for fast frying or other cooking methods, but a tasty bird can still be found in the oven. More...

Obituaries

Juanita Turner

Nurse

Juanita Fleming Turner, 76, of Blakely died Friday, Nov. 7, 2008, in Dothan, Ala. Mrs. Turner was born in Blakely Dec. 6, 1931, to the late Corrie B. Jones and J.C. Fleming. More...

Johnnie Jackson

Homemaker

Johnnie Florence Sailor Jackson, 90, of Blakely died Monday, Nov. 10, 2008, in Augusta, Ga. Mrs. Jackson was born in Sylvester, Ga., Feb. 21, 1918, to the late John Sailor and Sallie Martin Sailor. More...

Gail P. Anderson

Homemaker

Gail Prince Anderson, 80, of Blakely died Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2008, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, Ala. Mrs. Anderson was born in Phil Campbell, Ala., May 16, 1928, to the late Charlie Prince and Vera Mallett Prince. More...

Society

Grant - Richardson

Clinton and Joyce Grant announce the engagement of their daughter, C'eria L. Grant, to Trent S. Richardson of Donalsonville. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Minnie B. James and the great-granddaughter of Minnie L. James, both of Blakely. More...

Durham - Medlin plans complete

The wedding plans for Hannah Irene Durham and Joshua Cole Medlin are complete. The ceremony will be at 6 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 22, 2008, at Colomokee Baptist Church with the reception immediately following at Camp Hicita, Kolomoki State Park. More...

BIRTHS

Allison and Rob Rust announce the birth of their son, Chase Mitchell Rust. Chase was born Oct. 24, 2008, at St. Luke's Hospital in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He weighed 6 pounds 2 ounces and was 19 inches long. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. More...