February 25, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Enrollment skyrockets at Bainbridge College

Once considered "the little college that could," Bainbridge College has achieved new stature as the growing college that does - and does its work well. More...

Bobcats host Long County

The Early County High boy's basketball team will host Long County, the No. 3 team from Region 2-AA Saturday in the first round of the state basketball tournament Tipoff will be at 6 p.m. at Hammack Gym. More...

Watch for Words on Wheels van

Watch for the Words on Wheels van in your neighborhood next week as Early County celebrates "Read Across America." If you spot the van in your neighborhood, be sure to visit and receive a free book. See schedule on page 2. More...

"Walk in History"

The Columbia Historical Society will present the 6th Annual "Walk In History" March 14 at 7 p.m. and 15 at 2 p.m.. 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. 25 ASH WEDNESDAY BIRTHDAYS: Owen Welch, Judson Blane, Mrs. Williard Dubose THURSDAY, FEB. 26 ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club AL-ANON, 6:30 p.m. More...

Editorials

Don't do it Johnny!

What a waste! Johnny Isakson has announced for a second term in the U.S. Senate. He should be re-elected without much trouble. Instead of going for the Senate again, however, he ought to run for governor. More...

Georgia lawmakers back in session

Lawmakers reconvened on Tuesday, Feb. 17 at 10 a.m. The General Assembly will be back in session Tuesday, Feb. 24 at 10 a.m. for the 22nd legislative day. More...

A finicky dieter

I've done a lot of nice things over the years for Glory, the black and white springer spaniel who lives at my house. I allow her to sleep in my bed. I let her sit next to me on the sofa and I scratch her belly while we watch ESPN. More...

Obituaries

Ralph Killebrew

Farmer

Ralph Lanier Killebrew, 86, of Ft. Gaines died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009, at his residence. Mr. Killebrew was born in Shorterville, Ala., to the late Edgar Turner Killebrew Sr. More...

Agriculture

Forestry Commission offers firebreak assistance

While property owner's insurance policies come due at different times of the year, now is the ideal time to take action to protect every landowner from the ravages of fire. More...

Brown recluse spider isn't typically a Southerner

Many Georgia doctors have likely diagnosed a patient's suspect wound as a brown recluse spider bite. There's just one problem with this: The spider really doesn't call the Deep South home, says a University of Georgia spider expert. More...

Campus

Twenty students participate in annual hog show

The Early County Market Hog Show was held on Feb. 16, 2009, at the Early County Ag Center. There were 20 contestants that showed 40 hogs. There were four showmanship classes and six different weight classes. More...

ECSS employs in-class technology

Early County School System is making huge strides in the use of technology in our classrooms. More...

Murkerson receives doctorate

Early County native Larry Preston Murkerson received his doctorate in educational administration at the University of Alabama Saturday, Dec. 13. Dr. Murkerson lives with his wife, Lynne, in LaFayette, Ga. More...

Keeping an eye on the ball

Local officials are working with state and national elected officials in an effort to move the community forward despite the bad publicity caused by Peanut Corp. of America and financial strain caused by the tailspinning economy. More...

Post game fight lands four in jail

A near capacity crowd was in attendance at the basketball games between the rival Miller Co. Pirates and Early Co Bobcats Feb. 10 at Pirate gymnasium. More...

Bishop: A Powerful Peanut Industry Politico

Georgia's Second District Congressman Sanford Bishop, who finds himself in the eye of the peanut industry's salmonella storm, has reportedly blossomed into a "go-to" guy after eight terms in Congress. More...

Bobcat night golf classic

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...

Other News

Early County to celebrate Read Across America'

Watch for the Words on Wheels van in your neighborhood next week as Early County celebrates "Read Across America." If you spot the van in your neighborhood, be sure to visit and receive a free book. More...

New withholding tables now available on irs.gov

Most workers will see bigger paychecks this spring

The Internal Revenue Service has released new withholding tables that will result in more take-home pay this spring for millions of American workers. More...

From our Files

Construction begins on processing plant

10 YEARS AGO Feb. 25, 1999 MARGIE and Clarence Cashwell of Hurtsboro, Ala., celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Feb. 14 with a reception at their home. DR. AND Mrs. More...

Religion

Choose Jesus for eternal life

Ezekiel 11:14-21 It is easy for one to allow physical circumstances to color — or even cloud — the relationship with God. It is easy to serve God when conditions are right. More...

Experience God's transforming power

When I was in seminary back in the '80s, the fad sweeping the evangelical world was called "the church growth movement." Innovative, "seeker sensitive" churches were started. Seminaries offered advanced degrees on the subject. More...

CHURCH NEWS

St. Maryland St. Maryland Baptist Church will celebrate their annual women's day March 1 at 3 p.m. Pastor Diane Hinsley Powell will be the guest speaker. Everyone is invited to attend. Shiloh M.B. More...

Society

Asbell - Tiner vows exchanged

Haley Melissa Asbell of Moultrie and Robert Eugene Tiner Jr. of Damascus were united in marriage at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 9, 2008, at Gin Creek in Hartsfield, Ga., with Pastor Merrill Coram officiating. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Shierling - Graves

Mr. and Mrs. Blake Shierling announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Amy Diane, to Joshua Eugene Graves of Dothan, son of Sherry Lynn Graves of Slocomb, Ala. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Montrez turns 11

Montrez Davis will celebrate his 11th birthday with a party at Chuck E. Cheese in Dothan Feb. 25 with family and friends. He is the son of Natasha Davis and the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Davis of Blakely. More...