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Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICES

121008-01 NOTICE OF SALE UNDER POWER GEORGIA, EARLY COUNTY Because of default in the payment of the indebtedness, secured by a Security Deed executed by Supornchai Ekarintaragun to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. More...

Community Calendar

THERE & THERE THIS WEEK

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 31 NEW YEAR'S EVE BIRTHDAYS: Theresa Adkison, Joy Clenney, Nick Still Jr. ANNIVERSARY: Mr. & Mrs. Eric Cleveland THURSDAY, JAN. More...

Editorials

Parents change

I got one of those family portrait Christmas cards in the mail this year from Mrs. Janet and Doc. This was surprising for a couple of reasons. First, I'd never gotten a Christmas card from them before and I've known them for more than 30 years. More...

Cartoon

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The big and little "gotchas"

If you notice, there's another article debunking the global warming hysteria. And, it won't be the last you will read on these pages. More...

Obituaries

Clarence Cashwell

Retired

Clarence Cashwell Jr., 81, of Hurtsboro, Ala., died Sunday, Dec. 21, 2008, at his residence. Mr. Cashwell was born in New Smyrna Beach, Fla., Aug. 25, 1927, to the late H.C. Cashwell Sr. and Emma Mae Tyson Cashwell. More...

Dorothy Wise

Retired

Dorothy Evans "Nonnie" Wise, 77, of Columbus, Ga., died Monday, Dec. 22, 2008, at her residence. Mrs. Wise was born in Hilton Feb. 20, 1931, to the late Tim Evans and Emmie Mae Creel Evans. More...

Ralph NeSmith

Retired

Ralph Turner NeSmith, 76, of Blakely died Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2008, at Early Memorial Hospital. Mr. NeSmith was born in Mitchell County, Ga., Aug. 25, 1932, to the late Ben Hill NeSmith and Mary Bulloch NeSmith. More...

Sports

Brothers bag bucks

Michael Johns, top, killed his first buck, a nice 8-point, and a doe on the morning of Nov. 22. Mason Johns, left, killed his first buck, also an 8- point, the evening of Dec. 17. More...

Siblings prepare for world competition

Leigh and Lacie Bond Mcfay, the children of Terri and Greg Mcfay of Colquitt, have been competing in barrel racing competitions for almost five years now. They started with small local shows and have moved up the ladder over the last few years. More...

Albany's Cooper closing

Southwest Georgia was hit with some bad news earlier this month when Cooper Tire & Rubber Company officials announced the tire plant located on Sylvester Road would be closed. More...

Other News

Cawthon named Blakely RYDC facility director

The Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice announces the appointment of a new Director of Blakely Regional Youth Detention Center. Effective December 16, 2008, Sandra Cawthon has been appointed director of the Blakely RYDC. More...

Don't wait to order converter boxes for TV change

In less than two months, the government-mandated DTV Transition will require millions of Americans to take action in order to maintain access to free over-the-air television and important emergency announcements. More...

Westville to offer guided tours

Starting in March, 2009, visitors to Westville will be treated to a new approach to telling the Westville story. More...

Religion

Be faithful in your service to Christ

Exodus 1:8-21 In the life of each person, there are moral laws and civil laws. On some occasions, these two system clash. The individual must, then, make the decision regarding the one that will be followed. More...

Repent and put your faith in Jesus

A Sunday School teacher asked her students to draw something for Christmas. By the end of the class the students had produced pictures of the baby Jesus, Joseph and Mary, angels, shepherd and wise men. More...

What a difference a year makes

There are many lessons one can learn in just a year. The experiences that one has in a year are able to give a lifetime of helpful learning. The spiritual lessons one learns in just one year are worth an entire eternity. More...

Society

Dunns to celebrate 50th anniversary

Sheri Dunn Ulm and Sara Dunn Hicks proudly announce the 50th wedding anniversary of their parents, Jimmie and David Dunn. The couple married Dec. 28, 1958. More...

Caleb celebrates birthday

Caleb Slappy turned three years old Dec. 24. He celebrated at his Aunt Mimi's house with family and friends Sunday, Dec. 21. He had a great time opening all his gifts and eating his John Deere tractor cake that his Aunt Lauren made for him. More...

Smith-Bruner exchange vows

Kylie Lynn Smith and Jonathan Caleb Bruner exchanged wedding vows at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, 2008, at Carnegie Baptist Church. Rev. Jackie Williams performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. More...