January 28, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Bulldog patriarch to speak

Former Georgia head coach and athletic director Vince Dooley will be the featured speaker at the Jan. 29 Blakely- Early County Chamber of Commerce annual banquet. The banquet will be at 7 p.m. in the Early Co. High cafeteria. More...

$3.6 million project moving ahead

A $3.6 million renovation plan for the Alexander Building and Blakely Theater was given a nod of approval last week by the Blakely-Early County Chamber of Commerce and the Early 2012 Initiative cabinet. More...

Pitch, hit and run Feb. 7

The Blakely-Early County Recreation Dept. will host a free pitch, hit and run contest for ages 7-14 Saturday, Feb. 7 at the Ray Knight Sports Complex. The competition, which will include four age groups, will begin at 9:30 a.m. More...

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICES

012809-01 STATEMENT OF NONDISCRIMINATION Three Notch Electric Membership Corporation is the recipient of Federal financial assistance from the Rural Electrification Administration, an agency of the U.S. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 28 SOWEGA Council on Aging Public Hearings, 10:30 a.m., Donalsonville Senior Center, 403 Wiley Ave. More...

Editorials

Small towns struggle

I have a friend from Ohio who loves to tease me about the small town where I grew up. She called a few weeks ago to tease some more. "I just saw one of those California milk commercials," she said. More...

Political Cartoon

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Events do beg the question

How high's the water, Mama? Two feet high and rising! Watching what's happening to our nation's economy and the jobs we're losing in our local economy makes you want to ask the question. More...

Obituaries

Madine Layne

Beautician

Madine Layne, 83, of Albany and Richmond Hill, Ga., died Monday, Jan. 19, 2009, at Bryan County Health and Rehab Nursing Home in Richmond Hill. Mrs. Layne was born in Blakely to the late Chesley and Thelma Harrell Wood. More...

Agriculture

Center fights to attract, keep ag business in Georgia

All business owners would appreciate a little extra help, especially in these hard economic times. Georgia agribusinesses and farmers have a team working for them at the Centers of Innovation for Agriculture. And, their help is free. More...

Are you paying too much for natural gas?

If you are one of the 1.4 million natural gas customers in the deregulated Atlanta Gas Light service area, you could experience sticker shock in the next two months. More...

Landscapers compete

The Early County FFA nursery/landscape team recently competed in the Area 5 FFA nursery/ landscape career development event. The event was at ABAC in Tifton Thursday, Dec. 9, 2008. More...

Campus

FFA cleans up Coheelee Creek

The Early County FFA Chapter took time from their afternoon Dec. 16, 2008, to pick up trash at Coheelee Creek. This community service project was something that the FFA members were proud to do. More...

Local wins big in Texas debates

Outstanding showings during a recent "Texas Two Step" tournament swing have made Samford University debaters the top-ranked collegiate squad in the South East Central region and 35th in the nation. More...

COLLEGE NEWS

Georgia Southern Clinton R. Bush, a junior majoring in computer science, and Sarah J. More...

Despite layoffs at Georgia-Pacific, company officials committed to mill

By the end of this week most of the 100- plus employees being laid off at Georgia- Pacific will be gone. Most of the employees facing lay-off are completing the shutdown and lay-up of the No. More...

"Co-Op" projects

The first meetings to identify projects for Early County's Community of Opportunity took place Jan. 22 at Bainbridge College. More...

Obama's historic inauguration

Over 2 million people crowded into Washington D.C. last week for the historic inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th president of the United States. More...

Could it happen here?

TVA-like spill not possible at Longleaf

The TVA coal ash pond that ruptured last month sending over a billion gallons of toxic sludge across 300 acres in Tennessee brought into focus the lack of oversight and regulation of over 1,300 similar ponds across the country. More...

Census worker testing

The U.S. Census Bureau will be at Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library this Friday, Jan. 30 at 10 a.m. and again at 2 p.m. to test applicants for census worker positions. More...

Other News

Headstones mark confederate graves

The Sons of Confederate Veterans placed headstone markers on six Early County Confederate veterans at several local cemeteries Jan. 17. At New Sardis Cemetery on Howard Landing Road, the graves of Washington Nobles and Warren Nobles were marked. More...

Rotary Club provides warm coats for winter

The Blakely Rotary Club recently completed their first annual community One Warm Coat drive. Collection sites were located at Bainbridge College, Bank of Early, Commercial State Bank, and First State Bank of Blakely. More...

Relay for Life set for March 20

The Relay for Life event for 2009 is planned for March 20, 2009, from 6 p.m. until midnight at Standifer Field. More...

Religion

God's power works in our lives

2 Kings 4:8-17 As we read scripture, it is easy for us to forget that the people we meet through its pages are real people living in a real world. However, we must realize that these recorded accounts happened in ancient Middle Eastern society. More...

Let Jesus be head of his church

"I have come to cast fire upon the earth; and how I wish it were already kindled! But I have a baptism to undergo, and how distressed I am until it is accomplished! Do you suppose that I came to grant peace on earth? More...

The Lord helps us cope with anxiety

Our world is full of tension and anxiety that often weigh us down. Worries affect us in just about every area of our lives. Anxiety can be controlled if we look to the Lord Jesus Christ as a source of strength to deal with the difficulties of life. More...

Society

It's time to get organized

Clutter has a funny way of sneaking up on a person. One minute your desk or countertop is free of papers, and the next time you look you have a pile of items worthy of the recycling pail. More...

Rogers-George vows exchanged

Rebecca Ann Rogers and Amos Steven George exchanged wedding vows at 3 p.m. Nov. 15, 2008, at Faith Holiness Church No. 2. Rev. Eddie B. Robinson performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Emma Lee Rogers and Joe Grady Rogers. More...

BIRTH

Brad and Marlee Clenney are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Harper Kate Clenney. Harper was born at 4:49 p.m. Dec. 27, 2008, at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany. She weighed 9 pounds 9 ounces and was 21 1/2 inches long. More...