March 18, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

WIA offers promise

Alonzo Brown could have been a statistic. He completed his high school course work, but did not pass the high school graduation test. He had few job skills. His future wasn't very promising. Things are different now. More...

When does spring begin? Friday!

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

Register now for cheerleading

The Blakely-Early County Youth Football League will hold cheerleading registration for the Lil' Bobcat Cheerleaders now through April 3. For more information see article on Page 10. More...

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICES

022509-01 NOTICE STATE OF GEORGIA COUNTY OF EARLY TO ALL DEBTORS AND CREDITORS OF RUTH C. DEBARY: All debtors and creditors of Ruth C. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18 CHAMBER of Commerce board meeting, noon, Chamber conf. room BIRTHDAYS: Jill H. More...

Editorials

The damage is done

With one slip of the tongue, I'm afraid I've damaged my standing with some of the teenagers I've gotten to know while attending my nephew Tyler's high school baseball games. All I did was admit to Emmy that I had never heard of the Jonas Brothers. More...

Political Cartoon

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It all starts Friday

It makes you want to sing just thinking about it. But, the arrival of Spring probably won't get much fanfare Friday. Half-way through National Agriculture Week already, National Ag Day is Friday. More...

Obituaries

Eunice Harper

Retired

Eunice Bell Freeman Harper, 92, of Blakely died Saturday, March 14, 2009, at Early Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Harper was born in Early County Sept.7, 1916, to the late Judson Lee Freeman Sr. and Martha Belle Ritchie Freeman. More...

Jamese Eaford

Toddler

Jamese Eaford, 15 months, died Monday, March 9, 2009, at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. Jamese was born in Blakely Dec. 8, 2007, to Angela Eaford and Edward Sol. She was a member of St. Maryland Missionary Baptist Church. More...

Wayne Dozier

Cattle Rancher

George Wayne Dozier, 88, of Dimbula, Queensland, Australia, formerly of Edison, died Friday, March 13, 2009, at the Garden Settlement Home in Mareeba, Australia. Mr. Dozier was born Feb. More...

Campus

College hosts assistance programs

The Bainbridge College financial aid office will offer programs in four Southwest Georgia communities to give a general overview of financial aid for higher education and the steps involved in applying for aid. More...

Scouts earn badges

The Blakely Cub Scout Pack 92 held its annual blue and gold banquet Feb. 17. This is an annual event held in February to celebrate the foundation of scouting and to award the boys for their accomplishments. More...

REUNION

The Early County High School Class of 1979 will hold their next class reunion planning meeting March 21 at 1 p.m. at the ECMS media center. All interested classmates are asked to attend. More...

EXPO a time for fun, healing

Some observers might think a little community like Blakely would be in hiding, licking its wounds after the barrage of bad publicity heaped on by the state and national media during coverage of the salmonella outbreak. More...

Charity Concert

Tuesday at "Goocher Holler"

Some of country music's top artists are coming to Early County next week along with some top hunting professionals for a week of turkey hunting and a benefit concert and it's called Country Goes Huntin'. More...

Important property tax deadline!

Property owners have an April 1 deadline approaching to report any changes in their property which would impact their taxes. All returns must be in the tax assessor's office by next Wednesday. More...

Friday night at Standifer Field

Relay For Life offers everyone in a commuinity an opportunity to participate in the fight against cancer. The Early County Relay for Life begins Friday at 6 p.m. at Standifer Field. More...

Other News

Peanut cook-off planned

Local businesses are asking citizens to get creative during the Peanut Proud Expo March 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Court Square. A peanut cook-off competition will be held at American Peanut Marketing Associates at 210 Court Sqaure at 11 a.m. More...

Insurance investigator available

Georgia residents with insurance problems or questions can receive assistance directly from the commissioner's office by contacting his insurance investigator working in your area. More...

Headstone ceremony to honor civil war graves

On Saturday, March 28 the United Daughters of the Confederacy and the Sons of Confederate Veterans will hold a Civil War headstone ceremony at three burial sites in Early County. The event begins at 11 a.m. More...

Religion

Know forgiveness through Jesus

Ezekiel 37:1-14 Circumstances color the way we see the world around us, as well as our view of the future. When things are going well, our outlook is bright. More...

Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ

Matthew 13:47-50 is the parable of the dragnet and the sea. There was once a television series named "Dragnet." It had an ominous theme song. Well, this is one of the most ominous parables ever told by our Lord Jesus Christ. It is serious. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Abundant Life James C. Reynolds, author of Guilty 'til Proven Innocent, will be at Abundant Life Church in Blakely Sunday April 5 at 11:30 a.m. for a book signing and meet and greet. Everyone is invited to attend. More...

Agriculture

National Ag Day celebrates farmers

"It is a celebration that has been 30 plus years in the making and one that all Americans can justly take pride in knowing our farmers are feeding and clothing people across the globe," says Tom Scribner about National Ag Day, March 20. More...

Society

Naramore - Cochran

Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Naramore of Blakely and Mr. and Mrs. Jefferson Lucas of Equality, Ala., announce the engagement of their daughter, Katie Marie, to Joe Cochran son of Gary Cochran and Teresa Cochran, both of Dothan, Ala. More...

Howell - Fyfe

Dr. and Mrs. Ernest Alexander Howell Jr. of Blakely announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Elizabeth Sutton Howell, to William Fyfe IV, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Fyfe III of Trussville, Ala. More...

Couple to renew vows

Larry and Debra Hall of Dothan, Ala., will celebrate their 20th wedding anniversary by renewing their vows Saturday, June 6, 2009, at 3 p.m. at Holy Temple Ministries in Dothan, Ala. The couple wed June 1, 1989, at the Seminole County Courthouse. More...