November 26, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

$77 million for floods, drought and storms

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced farmers and ranchers will receive $77 million in Emergency Conservation Program funds to repair farmland damaged by natural disasters in 2008. More...

Camerata Dec. 8

Camerata will open the Christmas season with a joyous musical celebration Dec. 8 at First United Methodist Church in Blakely at 8 p.m. More...

Wish Tree

The "wish lists" of needy children are on the Wish Tree at Bank of Early. Everyone is asked to help Christmas wishes come true for children who otherwise would not have gifts under the tree. More...

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICES

110508-04 NOTICE STATE OF GEORGIA COUNTY OF EARLY TO ALL DEBTORS AND CREDITORS OF MILDRED I. RICHARDSON: All debtors and creditors of MILDRED I. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 26 DFACS Board Meeting, 10 a.m. BIRTHDAYS: Randy Sol Jr., Whit Wilbourn, Johnny Will Hightower, Kim Cashwell Odom, Leonard Bridges, Aldene Lee, Paige Pfalzgraff, Jamarion Price ANNIVERSARIES: Wayne & Tara Williams, More...

Editorials

Mumbles

He didn't say it, but he did

They say he didn't say it. But, the line attributed to a Senator Dirkson some years ago fits today's horrific federal spending going on now in Washington... except for a few zeros here and there. More...

Political Cartoon

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Other Voices

The little things

I have always believed that the Christmas season officially begins when Santa Claus makes his triumphant appearance in Herald Square at the end of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. This belief goes back to when I was a kid. More...

Obituaries

John S. Flanagan

Veteran

John Seaborn Flanagan, 77, died Thursday, Nov. 13, 2008. Mr. Flanagan was born in Early County Feb. 1, 1931, to the late Wiley J. and Ola Jenkins Flanagan. He attended Blakely Union School and was president of his junior class. More...

Patricia Ann Wade

Homemaker

Patricia Ann Wade, 51, of Dothan, Ala., died Thursday, Nov. 13, 2008, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, Ala. Mrs. Wade was born in Early County Sept. 6, 1957, to the late James Sewell and Catherine Wimberly. More...

Lillian F. Thomas

Lillian F. Thomas, 80, of Blakely died Thursday, Nov. 13, 2008. Mrs. Thomas was born Feb. 12, 1928, to the late John Henry Favors and Annie Lou Favors. She was a member of Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church. More...

Society

Smith-Barfield wedding vows exchanged

Kristina Lynn Smith and Thomas Davison Barfield, both of Atlanta, exchanged wedding vows June 7, 2008, at Christ United Methodist Church in Albany. Rev. Kent Miller performed the 7 p.m. ceremony. Kristina is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Lucas celebrates third birthday

SpongeBob was the theme of Lucas Crapps' third birthday. His friends played in SpongeBob's house, fed SpongeBob and searched for seashells in the sand. The guests ended the party with squeals and giggles trying to burst the SpongeBob pinata. More...

P.J. celebrates eighth birthday

Perry Dontavious "P.J." Lee will turn eight years old Nov. 27. He is the son of Perry and Denise Lee. His grandparents are Marie Hanks and David and Catherine Lee. P.J. is also the brother of David Lee. More...

Growing pains

"Bainbridge College expansion includes 10,000 sq. ft in Blakely

Bainbridge College has been given the go ahead by the state Board of Regents to begin the process of building approximately 100,000 additional new square feet of space in Bainbridge and Blakely, according to an article in the Nov. More...

Stolen guns sought!

Authorities have arrested four local teenagers in connection with a Friday night burglary of Tri-County Pawn on Columbia Street during which three guns were stolen. More...

64 new homes nearing completion

Blakely Commons, the 64-home complex under construction on North Church St., had its first two families move into new homes Tuesday. More...

An eye on local talent

The revitalization of an arts council in Early County will get underway Dec. 8 at an organizational meeting at 6 p.m. at the Chamber of Commerce. 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

Troopers prepare for holiday travel

With gasoline prices across Georgia well below the national average, the Georgia State Patrol is preparing for the heaviest holiday travel period so far this year. More...

MILITARY NEWS

Navy Reserve Seaman Quentin L. Stamper, son of Kassandra George of Blakely and Walter L. Stamper of Brooklyn Park, Minn., recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive

Daily Events Dec. 1 — Rhythm band practice - 10:30-11:30. Lunch: Pork chop with gravy, brown rice, okra and tomatoes, corn muffin, tropical fruit. Dec. 2 — Physical fitness - 10:15 a.m. - 11 a.m. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

We are saved by the grace of God

2 Corinthians 11:17, 21- 30; 12:9, 10 As lives are changed by the power of God, the enemy of the souls of mankind — the devil — is faithful in sending those who have a new enlightenment to plant doubts in the redeemed soul. More...

The Gospel Truth

Do your actions define who you are?

Who you are invariably determines what you do. If you are a dog, you bark. If you are a duck, you quack. If you are a fish, you swim. If you are a monkey, you climb trees. If you are from Georgia, you play football. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Mt. Nebo Baptist Mt. Nebo Baptist Church will have a youth program Nov. 30. Priscilla Early will be the guest speaker. Everyone is invited to attend. More...

Agriculture

Protect tender plants, and prune damage

Recent freezing temperatures have taken a toll on some Georgia landscapes. If you were too slow to mulch or to cover tender plants, you may now see wilted, dark leaves dotting your flower beds. More...

Grant gives researchers tools to unravel better bean

For millennia, people have grown soybeans and turned them into useful products like oil and livestock feed. But when it comes to understanding why a soybean grows, blooms or produces like it does, researchers are left with unanswered questions. More...

Sports

Lady Cats named to all-region team

Six of the Lady Cats softball players were honored for their athletic performance during the 2008-09 season. More...

What a year we had!

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...

Campus

Media students recognized

This year the International Student Media Festival was in Orlando, Fla., Nov. 4 through Nov. 8 at the Buena Vista Palace. More...

Early County FCCLA hosts annual family night

The Early County Chapter of FCCLA held its annual Family Night program Oct. 28 in the Family and Consumer Science department. The theme for the evening was "Excellence Electrified. More...