February 11, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

BC welcomes students, parents Feb. 15

College Goal Sunday

Bainbridge College will welcome high school seniors and their parents Feb. 15 for College Goal Sunday, designed to help students and their families complete financial aid applications. More...

Bobcats' Williams is Georgia bound

The Bobcats' Shawn Williams, a highly touted defensive back, was one of the University of Georgia's key football recruits to ink a letter of intent to play with the Bulldogs on signing day last Wednesday. More...

Early Pre-K registration

Registration for enrollment in the Early County Elementary School Pre-K program begins February 25. Early County residents may register Feb. 25 from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Out-ofcounty residents can register Feb. 26 from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. More...

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICES

012109-04 NOTICE STATE OF GEORGIA COUNTY OF EARLY TO ALL DEBTORS AND CREDITORS OF PATRICIA WILLIAMS CHANDLER: All debtors and creditors of Patricia Williams Chandler, deceased, late of said county, are hereby notified to render an account of th More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 11 BIRTHDAYS: Eric Cleveland, Jim Bob Durham, Krystal Durham, Jack Watson, Melvin Keith Craft, Adam Hutchins, Dakota Carpenter, Rosalyn Hooper THURSDAY, FEB. More...

Editorials

Better in the bottle

I'm not sure my grandmother ever forgave the Coca-Cola Co. for New Coke. I know she never forgave them for discontinuing those six-and-ahalf ounce glass bottles. More...

Move over Sean!

Santa, I know it's a little early, but about that new grandbaby I mentioned a few weeks ago who would be joining us next Christmas... scratch those blue ribbons. Better put pink ones on those gifts. More...

Cartoon

   More...

Obituaries

Rubye Ferguson

Homemaker

Rubye Thurman Ferguson, 92, of Blakely died Friday, Feb. 6, 2009, at Early Memorial Nursing Home. Mrs. Ferguson was born in Randolph County, Ga., March 4, 1916, to the late W.I. Thurman and Tommie Dean Thurman. More...

Frances Golden

Retired

Frances Elaine Hill Golden, 66, of Iron City died Saturday, Feb.7, 2009, at Donalsonville Hospital. Mrs. Golden was born in Early County June 26, 1942, to the late Emmitte Durwood and Willie Earnestine McLendon Hill. More...

Virginia Jarrett

Retired

Virginia Houston Jarrett, 80, of Blakely died Saturday, Feb.7, 2009, at Early Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Jarrett was born in Early County Dec. 30, 1928, to the late Samuel Wyatt Houston and Birdie Crocker Houston. More...

Campus

Local students compete at Rock Eagle

Eight Early County 4- H'ers traveled to Rock Eagle 4-H Center near Eatonton Jan. 30 to participate in the Southwest District's Project Achievement. More...

MILITARY NEWS

Navy Seaman Recruit Justin J. Ricks, son of Willeane Ricks of Blakely and Anthony L. Tho-mas of Arlington, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. More...

ECES receives grant

Thanks to teacher Amy Taylor, Early County Elementary School has been awarded the Sylvan Dell Publishing Resource Grant. More...

FBI agents descend on PCA plant Monday

Congressional hearings into the salmonella outbreak which has brought the scrutiny of the entire nation down on Peanut Corporation of America begin today in Washington. More...

Bulloch proposes crackdown on food testing with SB 80

State Sen. John Bulloch has introduced a bill to impose stricter guidelines on food testing for processing plants in response to the nationwide salmonella outbreak that was linked to the Peanut Corp. of America plant in Blakely. More...

Early Co. High Open House

Parents are invited to an Open House at Early County High School Thursday, Feb 12 between 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Students' progress reports will be available and parents will have the opportunity to meet with teachers. More...

Another license suspended

A second local night spot has had its alcoholic beverage license suspended by the city council. At their Feb. More...

Other News

Funds available

Funds in the amount of $8,219 have been made available to Early County for the purpose of supplementing and extending ongoing efforts to provide shelter, food and supportive services for individuals who are without shelter or facing an imminent thr More...

Dubbed by Dooley

Former Georgia Bulldog athletic director Vince Dooley made local Bulldog fan Al Hromalik's night after the Chamber of Commerce's annual meeting Jan. 27 when he dubbed Mr. Hromalik's red Chevy the "DawgMobile." More...

Nominations accepted

In observance of Black History Month, the fifth annual Unsung Hero Banquet will be at the Blakely Civic Center Feb. 28 at 6:30 p.m. Please forward all nominations for this prestigious community award to Alice Hutchins 51 Walker Springs Rd. More...

Religion

Be faithful in your work for God

Esther 4:1-17 After sin entered the human race (Genesis 3:1-6), there was — and is — a need for a savior. More...

Grasp hold of the Kingdom of God

Matthew is the gospel of "the kingdom," where the author lets the king teach about his kingdom and tell us who is in and who is out. So, "He who has ears, let him hear." Matthew 13:24-30 and 36-43. More...

THANKS

My family and I would like to thank you all for the cards, calls, flowers, thoughts and mostly for the prayers during the recent death of my brother, Gary Everson. It is comforting to know Charles and I live in such a loving and caring community. More...

Agriculture

Researchers looking to turn fruit into fuel

Half of all the fruit grown in Georgia is never eaten by people or animals. It rots in the fields. A University of Georgia researcher says that spoiled fruit could fuel cars. More...

Scientists use ants' instincts against them

University of Georgia scientists are using DNA technology and old-fashioned animal instinct to find the best ways to control wooddestroying carpenter ants. More...

Society

Scarborough - Dunn

Johnny and Donna Scarborough of Blakely are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Dana Frances Scarborough, to Kevin Chad Dunn, son of James and Darla Dunn of Arlington. More...

Williams- Clark

Charo Legados Williams and Bobby Lee Clark, along with their families, are proud to announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. More...

An'Taniyah turns two

An'Taniyah Jaz'Nae Martin turned two Sunday, Jan. 18. She celebrated her birthday Saturday, Jan. 17 with her little brother, An'Taveon Javare Ricks, family and friends. Her parents are Brandi Ricks of Damascus and Antonio J. Martin of Edison. More...