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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...

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICES

021809-04 NOTICE STATE OF GEORGIA COUNTY OF EARLY TO ALL DEBTORS AND CREDITORS OF RUBYE THURMAN FERGUSON: All debtors and creditors of RUBYE THURMAN FERGUSON, deceased, late of said county, are hereby notified to render an account of their dema More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4 FAMILY Connection Collaborative, noon, Family Learning Resource Center BIRTHDAYS: Carla Doswell Hardin, Al Wall, Alexandria McLendon THURSDAY, MARCH 5 ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club AL-ANON, 6:30 p.m. More...

Editorials

Chivalry still lives?

The high school girl reached the door about a half-step ahead of me. But she didn't reach for the door. She waited. I quickly realized she was waiting on me to open the door for her. It surprised me a bit. But I liked it. More...

Political Cartoon

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Mumbles

I'm working on mine. Take time to draw your own pie chart. Watching as one wave of unbelievable events after another wash over our country, I've been trying to figure out where the blame lies. First let's itemize some of the causes... More...

Obituaries

Bobby Bostwick

Retired

Bobby James Bostwick, 71, of Blakely died Friday, Feb. 27, 2009, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, Ala. Mr. Bostwick was born in Early County Aug. 16, 1937, to the late Charles Gregory Bostwick Sr. and Maurine Sammons Bostwick. More...

Hugh Bryan

Retired

Hugh Thomas Bryan Sr. of Leesburg, Ga., died Feb. 27, 2009, at Lee County Health Care. Mr. Bryan was born in Early County June 8, 1917, to the late William Cullen and Tommie Roberts Bryan. More...

Society

Jinks - Houston exchange wedding vows

Jamie LaRue Jinks and Winston Eugene "Gene" Houston Jr. were married before a small gathering of family and friends Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2008, at 5 p.m. at Friendship United Methodist Church in Donalsonville with Rev. Kirk Loyless officiating. More...

Everson - Dupuis vows spoken

Megan Leigh Everson and Stephen Marc Dupuis were united in marriage during a Jan. 10, 2009, ceremony at First Baptist Church in Blakely. Rev. More...

Lee-Stonerock wedding vows exchanged

Andrea Lee and Brennan Stonerock were united in marriage Aug. 9, 2008, at The Boathouse in Augusta. The bride is the daughter of Rex and Cindy Lee of Blakely. More...

E-Tu-Nake falls prey to budget ax

Camp E-Tu-Nake has fallen victim to the state's budget cutting now under way in Atlanta as the General Assembly struggles to strike approximately $2 billion in expenditures. More...

UNDER RENOVATION

It's not business as usual at City Hall. In fact there is no business going on at City Hall. "We've moved!" Since City Hall was built on the northeast corner of Court Square in 1939, city customers are not paying their light bills at City Hall. More...

Daylight Savings Sunday

Daylight Savings time begins at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 8 when clocks are set ahead one hour. Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John W. Oxendine reminds Georgians it is also a good time to make sure your smoke alarm is working as it should. More...

Blakely to host tournaments

Blakely will host the Georgia Recreation and Parks Association State Boys 12-and-under and 14- and-under tournaments. Tournaments will begin Friday, March 6 in the ECHS and ECMS gymnasiums. Call the rec dept. at 723-3197 for more info. More...

Other News

When does spring arrive?

When does spring begin? Well, it depends on whom you ask. Most calendar makers list the fist day of spring as the day of the vernal equinox, which occurs around March 20. This is referred to as astronomical spring. More...

White Oak Pastures finalist for governors environmental stewardship award

White Oak Pastures is one of five district winners in Gov. Purdue's competition for the Annual Environmental Stewardship Award. More...

Planning meeting set for catfish festvial

On May 16 Bagby State Park and Lodge will host their first annual "Catfish Festival." This event will consist of an arts and crafts festival, youth fishing rodeo, free hayrides and pontoon boat rides, entertainment, and a special menu by the Piloth More...

Religion

The Lord is our shepherd

Ezekiel 34:23-31 It is easy for a person to develop a one-sided picture of God. Yes, there is a judgmental side of our heavenly father — the creator of the universe. This fact produces the need for a savior of the lost human race. More...

Let go of your past and follow Jesus

Today's sermon will take two parables instead of one. These two parables are inseparable because they tell us a tale that is one in the same. The two parables reveal two faces of grace that take us to the very same place, the kingdom of God. More...

THANKS

I would like to thank our many friends, neighbors and family members for such caring spirits through prayers, food, flowers, cards, visits and monetary gifts given to us during my wife Patricia's stay in the hospital and as she continues to recover More...

Agriculture

Take recycling to the next level by composting

When it comes to recycling, most people know the basics - sort out the plastic, paper and glass. This conventional method of recycling is used by most homeowners and is usually available through curbside programs across Georgia. More...

Soil tests take mystery out of gardening

How much fertilizer should I put out in my garden? Do I need to add anything else? You don't have to wonder about these things when there is a simple solution: a soil test. And University of Georgia Cooperative Extension can help. More...

Campus

Teacher's art celebrated in Atlanta

The Art Institute of Atlanta Gallery has a long-standing tradition of promoting excellence in arts education through exhibits that feature the artwork of our faculty, students, alumni and other creative arts professionals. More...

SCHOOL NEWS

Are you spring cleaning? Let the band help. The Early County High School Band of Blue is having a fundraising yard sale Saturday, March 7 at the First Baptist Church parking lot. They need items donated. More...

Blakely hosts state basketball tournaments

The Blakely-Early County Recreation Department will host two state basketball tournaments March 6 and 7. More...