December 3, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Friday wreck claims life of ECHS senior

A Thanksgiving weekend wreck claimed the life of a popular Early County High senior Friday on the Lucille highway in Blakely. More...

Holiday kick off

It's time to Get in the Spirit and the best place to start is at Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library's annual holiday kick off this Thursday, Dec. 4, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. More...

An eye on local talent

The revitalization of an arts council which will focus on promoting local talent will begin Dec. 8 at 6 p.m. at the Chamber of Commerce. For more information plan to attend the Dec. 8 meeting or call the chamber at 723-3741. More...

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICES

111208-02 NOTICE TO DEBTORS AND CREDITORS STATE OF GEORGIA COUNTY OF EARLY All creditors of the Estate of Fred Lane, deceased, late of said county and state, More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 3 FAMILY Connection Collaborative, noon, Family Learning Resource Center BIRTHDAYS: Regina Brookins Seaborn, Brent Maddox, Susan Shierling, Jamie W. Cox, Jerry Harrell ANNIVERSARY: Rick & Becky Smith THURSDAY, DEC. More...

Editorials

Mumbles

This time there's no leftovers

Wasn't thirty somthing the name of a popular TV sitcom a few years back? Actually it was "thirtysomething" and it was about a bunch of baby boomers back in the 1980s. Thirty something took on a new meaning at our house this Thanksgiving. More...

Political Cartoon

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Other Voices

I've been googled

One of my cousins told me over Thanksgiving that she kept up with what's happening in my life by googling me, which sounds like something dirty that cousins shouldn't be doing to each other. More...

Obituaries

Harriet M. Gilbert

Retired Teacher

Harriet Carruth Martin Gilbert, 86, of Blakely died Monday, Nov. 24, 2008, at Long Term Hospital in Dothan. Mrs. Gilbert was born in Putnam County, Ga., May 10, 1922, to the late Clarence Elwood Martin Sr. and Martha Carruth Weaver Martin. More...

Jessie Pitts Sr.

Construction Worker

Jessie James Pitts Sr., 64, of Blakely died Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2008. Mr. Pitts was born in Early County May 7, 1944, to the late Bennie Pitts and Willie Pitts. More...

David W. Simpson

Carpenter

David Wayne Simpson, 57, of Bluffton died Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2008, at his residence. Mr. Simpson was born in Colquitt County March 1, 1951, to the late Roy Richard Simpson and Christine Roberts Simpson. More...

Society

Follow these Christmas tree safety pointers

Those who celebrate Christmas know that a Christmas tree is often the centerpiece to holiday decorating and celebrating. Presents are tucked beneath the bows, and for many it's a family affair choosing and decorating the tree. More...

Celebrate the holidays with great recipes

What better way to celebrate the holidays than through sharing good food with friends and family? Festive foods make any occasion special, whether a family supper or an open house for friends and neighbors. Try these recipes this holiday season. More...

Hats off to retired educators

The Southwest Georgia Retired Educators held a "hats off" themed meeting in November. Area One director Lucy Dunn was one of the guest speakers. Past Area One director Commodore Conyers and AMBA representative Janie Hughes were also present. More...

Runoff election returns

Voters returned to the polls Tuesday for the General Election runoff election. Local voters' attention was primarily on the local county-wide school board runoff between incumbent Ronnie "Rat" Ashley and Cynthia Levatte and the U.S. More...

City, county come to terms on firefighting agreement

An agreement between Early County and the City of Blakely to continue fire protection services in the county was approved at Monday night's county commission meeting at the county administration building. More...

Sowega unemployment rate up to 7.2 percent

The Georgia Department of Labor reported last week that the unemployment rate in Southwest Georgia rose to 7.2 percent in October, up from 6.9 percent in September, and up 2.4 percentage points from October of 2007. More...

Camerata concert Monday

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...

Other News

Hypertension hazardous, but controlable

Hypertension is the most common chronic disease in the U.S. and is becoming a major health concern for Americans of all ages, says a University of Georgia specialist. More...

Community members attend Hazmat training

Members of the local community attended a Department of Transportation, Environmental Protection Agency and Georgia Emergency Management Agency Hazardous Materials course conducted at the Blakely-Early County Emergency Management Agency Nov. 15. More...

Sewell wins turkey

Leroy Sewell won this year's Starlight Lodge No. 95 annual Thanksgiving Turkey Shoot. Walter Harris presented the prize turkey. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

God has not fogotten us

Luke 1:46-55 When the heavenly father — the creator of the universe — makes a promise, He keeps his word. Malachi 3:6; Hebrews 13:8; 2 Corinthians 1:20. More...

The Gospel Truth

Put on the virtues of Christ Jesus

Who you are invariably determines what you do. If you are a Christian, there are certain things you will do to yourself, to fellow Christians, in worship and in the world. Colossians 3:12-17 teaches us all about who we are and what we do. More...

CHURCH NEWS

First Baptist The First Baptist Church Student Ministry will present "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever" Saturday, Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 14 at 6 p.m. in the church sanctuary. Everyone is invited to attend. More...

Agriculture

Widow spiders like dark, secluded places

By Stephanie Schupska University of Georgia

Glove up before clearing brush, cleaning out the garage or pulling logs off the woodpile this winter. A brown widow spider or her more commonly known sister, the black widow, may be hiding in the shadows. More...

Sports

First buck!

Morgan Lumpkin, 11, reminds us that deer hunting's not just for the guys! She is pictured above with her first buck, a nice 8- pointer. Morgan is the daughter of Ray and Mimmie Lumpkin. More...