April 8, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Early BOE mid-year budget cuts

According to system officials, the Early County School System has received notification of their latest midyear cuts in state funding, bringing the total for state funding for ECSS this school year to $758,485. More...

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Little Grace Morgan enjoyed her first egg hunt of the season at Barbara and Donnie Crawford's annual Easter egg hunt this past Saturday at their home on Old Lucile Road. More...

Stimulus task force coordinating local projects that qualify

Stimulus $$$ from Washington

A discussion earlier this year between Representative Gerald Greene and Development Authority chairman Olin Thompson led to the creation of a Stimulus Task Force in February. More...

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICES

040809-04 EARLY COUNTY MAY 2009 TAX SALE SHERIFF'S SALE SYLVIA H. HOOD EX-OFFICIO SHERIFF STATE OF GEORGIA COUNTY OF EARLY Under and by virtue of certain tax Fi.Fa. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8 BIRTHDAYS: Bobby Davis, Meghan Powell Williams, Hamilton Howard ANNIVERSARY: Arthur and Ann Brackin THURSDAY, APRIL 9 PASSOVER ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club PILOT CLUB BLAKELY #282 O.E.S. More...

Editorials

Other Voices

Glory in the limelight

My friend Rick called the other day and said he had a favor to ask. I didn't think too much of it. Rick's a good guy, like me a huge Georgia Bulldogs fan. More...

Political Cartoon

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Mumbles

A testing of their mettle

My friend Neely Young understands he's treading on hallowed ground in his commentary on page 5 when he talks about the football skirmishes between the Bobcats and Bulldogs during those football camps each August at Kolomoki. More...

Obituaries

Uzie Lewis

Homemaker

Uzie Rowell Lewis, 91, of Blakely died March 28, 2009. Mrs. Lewis was born in Marion County March 11, 1918, to the late Gary Rowell and Lizzie Rowell. She was a member of Rosinvick Missionary Baptist Church. More...

Willie R. George

Retired

Willie R. George, 68, of Blakely died March 31, 2009, at Early Memorial Hospital. Mr. George was born in Blakely May 14, 1940, to the late Abram Ford and Essie Mae George. More...

Laura Jo Brown

Teacher

Laura Jo Phillips Brown, 90, of Blakely, died Thursday, April 2, 2009, at Morningside Assisted Living in Albany. Mrs. Brown was born in Cuthbert March 17, 1919, to the late Ernest Clifford Phillips and Amelia Crooks West Phillips. Mrs. More...

Sports

First Day, First Bird

Shelley English, the 12-year-old daughter of Charlie and Michelle English, killed her first turkey March 21, opening day of turkey season, with her daddy at her Uncle Bubba's farm in Lucille. More...

Campus

ECHS literary wins region

The Early County Literary team returned from Fitzgerald Mar. 12 with their second consecutive first place trophy after placing in every event at the regional literary competition. More...

The Great Easter Egg Hunt!

Kolomoki Mounds State Historic Park will host their annual Easter Egg Hunt Sunday at 3 p.m. at the visitor center and museum. More...

State of emergency

Early among 16 SWG counties on list

Early County was among 10 Southwest Georgia counties added to the list of counties placed under a state of emergency Friday when Gov. Sonny Perdue issued an executive order providing relief for counties impacted by heavy rains and severe weather. More...

County talks roads

Muddy roads, closed roads and roads needing repair were the main topics of discussion for the Early County Commisioners at their April 6 meeting. More...

Boil water order!!!

The Southwest Health District has issued a boil water order for flooded private wells in Early, Baker and Mitchell counties. More...

Other News

Area citizens attend screening of 'The Lena Baker Story'

On March 13 approximately 45 people from Early County traveled to Atlanta to see the premiere public showing of the movie "Hope and Redemption: The Lena Baker Story." Filmed on location in Early and Miller counties, the film first premiered and sol More...

Quarterly health talk at Early Memorial

A critical part of staying healthy is exercise. Research shows that people who are active live longer and feel better about themselves. More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive

Daily Events April 13 — Rhythm band practice - 10:30-11:30. Lunch: Country fried steak with onion gravy, creamed potatoes, cole slaw, wheat roll, seasonal fruit. April 14 — Physical fitness - 10:15 a.m. - 11 a.m. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Christ died and lives for you

Luke 24:1-12 One of the best-documented events in ancient history is the resurrection of Jesus Christ of Nazareth. Not only is this event recorded in scriptures, but some of the secular historians of that day made reference to this event. More...

The Gospel Truth

Accept the changes God has made

"Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new." 2 Corinthians 5:17. The subject of the Bible is change. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Liberty Assembly Liberty Assembly of God will have friends and family day, April 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be activities including inflatables for kids, games for kids and adults, and fun and fellowship in the Lord. More...

Society

Hill - Ford

Paula Denise Hill and Clifford Ford proudly announce their engagement. The bride-elect is the daughter of Mamie Lee James and Paul Hill. Ms. Hill is a 1988 graduate of Early County High School and is currently employed with Dothan City Schools. More...

Rosten - Fetner

Jane Rosten of Canton, Ga., proudly announces the engagement of her daughter, Nicole Elizabeth, to Wesley White Fetner of Kennesaw, son of Charles and Suzanne Fetner of Blakely and Dolly and Danny McLaughlin of Tunnel Hill, Ga. More...

Rainge - Kimble

LaToya Rainge and James Kimble, both of Blakely, proudly announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. The wedding is planned for April 25, 2009, at 3 p.m. at L.A.P.D. in Colquitt with the reception immediately following. More...