February 18, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

"Darwinian" job market

The Georgia Department of Labor announced this week that 120,139 laid-off workers filed first-time claims for state unemployment insurance benefits in January, an increase of 80.7 percent from January of 2008. More...

Bobcat night golf classic March 7

The 4th Annual Bobcat Night Golf Classic will be March 7 at the Blakely Town & Country Club. There will be a 4 p.m. shotgun start for the 18-hole two-man scramble. More...

Star-studded country concert moving to Early County

Here comes Country Goes Huntin'

"Bringin' it back to the camp," the theme of the 8th annual Country Goes Huntin', sums up the sentiment of cofounder Sam Klement, "We want to bring the event home to Early County where it originated." Country Goes Huntin' was born in the minds of More...

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICES

020409-01 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE EARLY COUNTY, GEORGIA By virtue of the power of sale contained in that certain Deed to Secure Debt executed and delivered by LUE BRENDA ROYAL to PeoplesSouth Bank said Deed to Secure Debt being dated Augus More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 18 CHAMBER of Commerce, noon, Chamber board room BIRTHDAYS: David Smith, Leann Murkerson, Anna Hunt THURSDAY, FEB. 19 ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club COUNTY Planning Commission, 7 p.m. More...

Editorials

A word, please

My mother called the other night with a question. "Miss Sherry, Miss Margaret and I have been sitting here talking and we want to ask you a question," she said. More...

Your shiner's nice, too

I still feel like the slowest one in a bunch running from a mad mama grizzly bear. We got beat up pretty bad as most of the national media were trying to come up with the most sensational stories about the salmonella outbreak. More...

Political Cartoon

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Obituaries

Harold Cherry

Electrician

Harold Gene Cherry, 67, of Bainbridge died Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2009, at his residence. Mr. Cherry was born in Early County July 6, 1940, to the late Willie Cherry and Katie Moncus Cherry. He was an electrician and of the Pentecostal faith. More...

Ruth Debary

Homemaker

Ruth Craft Fudge Debary, 81, of Damascus died Wednesday, Feb.11, 2009, at Flowers Hospital in Dothan, Ala. Mrs. Debary was born in Randolph County, Ga., Dec. 14, 1927, to the late Mercer Craft and Beulah Nobles Craft. More...

Peggy Craft

Quality Controller

Peggy Brown Craft, 78, of Bainbridge died Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009, at Memorial Hospital and Manor in Bainbridge. Mrs. Craft was born in Randolph County, Ga., Dec. 14, 1930, to the late Emmett Brown and Virginia Saxon Brown. More...

Society

Getting engaged is just the beginning

Are you one of the thousands of couples who got engaged over the holidays? This is the time for you and your soon-to-be to get everything you ever wanted — the time to start from scratch; to upgrade, expand and replace. More...

BIRTH

Matt and Becky Jones are proud to announce the birth of their son, Matthew Lyle Jones Jr. Matthew was born at 8:28 a.m. Jan. 12, 2009, at Donalsonville Hospital. He weighed 6 pounds 12 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long. More...

The rehearsal dinner

It has become commonplace for couples to practice what will be expected of them and the wedding party during the wedding ceremony. This rehearsal typically takes place the evening before the wedding or a few days prior. More...

Did you know? About that salmonella

Salmonella is a bacterium that causes one of the most common intestinal infections in the United States. More...

Water district councils named

Councils will have a key role in the statewide water planning

The members of Georgia's regional water planning councils were announced last week by Gov. Sonny Perdue, Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and Speaker of the House Glenn Richardson. will have a key role in the statewide water planning process. More...

Bostwick blood drive Monday

There will be a blood drive for Bobby Bostwick Monday from 12 noon to 5 p.m. in the Harvey's parking lot at Blakely Corners. Bobby Bostwick was critically injured in a traffic accident Feb. 8. More...

HB 143 mandates tax grants

Gov. Perdue signed HB 143 mandating reimbursement to local governments for the Homeowners Property Tax Relief Grant credits that were given on 2008 property tax bills. "We are pleased Gov. More...

Other News

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive Daily Events Feb. 23 — Rhythm band practice - 10:30-11:30. Lunch: Beef hot dog with chili, baked beans, cole slaw, hot dog bun, fruit cobbler. Feb. 24 — Physical fitness - 10:15 a.m. - 11 a.m. More...

Unsung heroes to be honored at banquet

In observance of Black History Month The Freedom Council will have their Fifth Annual Unsung Hero Banquet Feb. 28 at 6:30 p.m. at the Blakely Civic Center. More...

From our Files

Attendance figures up at Kolomoki Mounds State Park

10 YEARS AGO Feb. 18, 1999 FOR THE third year in a row — and the fifth time in six years — attendance figures are up at Kolomoki Mounds State Park. TOMMY and Helen Wright celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday, Dec. More...

Religion

Are you willing to answer God's call?

Isaiah 6:1-8 A time of change in governmental leadership can bring about actions that are less than pleasant. Some individuals attempt to take advantage of any of these changes to gain personal position and influence. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Jerusalem A.M.E. The Pleasant Grove singing convention will be at Jerusalem African Methodist Episcopal Church starting Friday, Feb. 20 at 4 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 22 at 10 a.m. More...

Fulfill your purpose in God's kingdom

Kittie Suffield was an unknown, inspirational leader who helped launch the ministry of the more famous George Beverly Shea. She also wrote one well-known song to her credit, which echoes these words: "Little is much when God is in it. More...

Agriculture

FSA announces program deadlines

Small Grain Acreage Reports March 1 is the final date to file a timely acreage report for small grains. Reports for small grains with intended use of grain or grazing should be reported. More...

Members attend stockholders' meeting

Southwest Georgia Farm Credit hosted its annual stockholders' meeting Tuesday evening, Feb. 10 at Darton College, giving its member-borrowers an opportunity to enjoy a seafood buffet while hearing about the state of the association. More...

UGA farm economists say '09 will be rough

University of Georgia economic experts at the 2009 Ag Forecast in Gainesville, Ga., used no flattering words to describe the current or future economic outlook for the U.S. More...

Campus

ECHS band members perform at Troy

Two students from Early County High School Band of Blue were selected by ECHS band director Dr. Cheryl Morris to perform at the Troy University Honor Band/Clinic, Feb. 5 through Feb. 7. More...

CDC registration underway

The Early County Child Development Center is taking applications for the 2009-10 school year now through Feb. 20 from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Early County Child Development Center located at 5038 Freeman Rd. More...

Odom receives bachelor's degree

Stephanie Odom of Blakely has received a bachelor of arts degree in interdisciplinary studies from Western Governors University. More...