April 22, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

WIA needs your help

The WIA Youth Services Program is in need of worksites for students. The program provides opportunities for out of school youth between the ages of 16 and 21 to obtain their GED, gain work experience and participate in life skills training. More...

Ignorance is No Defense

The Blakely Rotary Club has purchased copies of "Ignorance is No Defense, A Teenager's Guide to Georgia Law" for Southwest Georgia Academy, Early County Middle School, Early County High School and Bainbridge College Library and Lucy Hilton Ma More...

Trivial it'll Bee

Don't miss the chance Thursday to see the Chamber of Horrors tackle Insignificant Figures at this year's Trivia Bee sponsored by the Early County Task Force. More...

Old photos

The Early County Museum wants citizens to share their old photographs, especially those of school days in Early County. Photographs of other events and landmarks in the county are also welcome. More...

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICES

040109-02 NOTICE STATE OF GEORGIA COUNTY OF EARLY TO ALL DEBTORS AND CREDITORS OF HENRY COLLIER HADDOCK II: All debtors and creditors of HENRY COLLIER HADDOCK II, deceased, late of said county, More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22 ADMINISTRATIVE Professional's Day Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. FUMC fellowship hall DFACS Board Meeting, 10 a.m. More...

Editorials

Political Cartoon

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Other Voices

Battling flip-flops

I feel I'm losing my battle against the dreaded flip-flop. More...

Mumbles

Pie chart made in Early Co.

Lets do another pie chart... this one based on the following email... John Smith started the day early having set his alarm clock made in Japan for 6 a.m. More...

Obituaries

Henry Brown

Veteran

Henry "Bubba" Brown, 77, of Blakely died Saturday, April 11, 2009. Mr. Brown was born in Jakin to the late Rev. Thomas M. Brown and Adel Brown. He was a member of Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church and served in the U.S. Army for six years. More...

Lucindia Chancey

Homemaker

Lucindia L. Chancey, 75, of Jakin died Thursday, April 16, 2009, at her residence. Mrs. Chancey was born in Jakin Feb. 6, 1934, to the late Dave Love and Annie Mae Love. She was a member of Springfield Baptist Church and a homemaker. More...

Dyanne Clinkscales

Teacher

Dyanne Jordan Clinkscales, 56, of Blakely died Saturday, April 18, 2009, at Early Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Clinkscales was born in Early County Jan. 5, 1953, to the late Carlton Cortez "Jack" Jordan and Mary Pace Jordan Chandler. More...

Sports

Toby and 'Two Tom'

Alex Warr shot his first two turkeys Friday, April 3 while hunting with his daddy,Toby. He was so excited and proud of his new nickname "Two Tom" that his daddy gave him.They both had fun showing them off to all their hunting buddies. More...

Campus

Moreno named Lion Young Ambassador

Mitsy Moreno, a senior at Early County High School, was named the 2009 Lions Young Ambassador for District 18-C at the Lions of Georgia District 18-C Convention held Feb. 28 in Lake Seminole State Park in Seminole County. More...

SCHOOL NEWS

Early County Elementary School will begin kindergarten registration May 4 and 5 for Early County residents and May 6 and 7 for nonresidents. For more information call 723- 4101. More...

ECSS celebrates gifted education

Early County Middle School serves its gifted and high-achieving students by grouping them in classes so they can quickly move through the Georgia Performance Standards in grades 6-8. More...

Article

The Chamber of Commerce's 28th annual Professional Administrator's Day luncheon today at the First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall is one of the highlights of Administrative Professionals Week. More...

See 'Fireproof' Sunday at FBC

First Baptist Church of Blakely will be showing the hit movie "Fireproof" Sunday, April 26 at 6 p.m. in the church sanctuary. The showing is open to the public. No admission will be charged and no offering will be taken. More...

Governor's Ag Environmental Stewardship

White Oak Pastures of Bluffton was honored last week as one of five district winners in Gov. More...

K'garten registration

Early County Elementary School will begin kindergarten registration May 4 and 5 for Early County residents and May 6 and 7 for nonresidents. For more information call 723-4101. More...

Other News

General Assembly under fire

"We balanced the budget, cut $2 billion in spending, did not raise any taxes while cutting taxes for Georgia businesses who hire people, and made corrections to the broken property tax system, More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive

Daily Events April 27 — Rhythm band practice - 10:30-11:30. Lunch: Sloppy joe, apple cabbage salad, BBQ beans, hamburger bun, fruit cobbler. April 28 — Physical fitness - 10:15 a.m. - 11 a.m. Karaoke - 11 a.m. More...

Just say no to extended warranties

Don't be tricked into buying extended warranties for your electronic devices or appliances, says a University of Georgia expert. The added expense rarely pays off. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

God continues to touch lives

Acts 9:32-43 It is easy for humans to lose sight of the reason for the preaching of the gospel — the good news that Jesus Christ came into the world to save those who accept him as their personal lord and savior. More...

The Gospel Truth

The difference in failure and faith

The United States of America has a strong and supportive relationship with the nation of Israel. This seems especially true among American Christians, a fact that should be both applauded and challenged. 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...

Agriculture

Producers eligible to sign up for ACRE

David F. Laster, acting state executive director of USDA's Georgia Farm Service Agency, has announced that producers can elect and enroll in the Average Crop Revenue Election program beginning April 27. ACRE is a provision of the 2008 Farm Bill. More...

Society

Timesaving tips for creating and sharing family memories

A chubby thigh, a dimpled cheek, that powdery baby aroma — there's so much families love about new babies. More...

Museum seeks photos for archive

The Early County Museum wants citizens to share their old photographs, especially those of school days in Early County. Anyone with photographs can bring them by the museum on North Main Street between the hours of 10 a.m. More...

How to love your home again

In today's slow economy, consumers are clamoring for new and inexpensive ways to refresh their homes. Many have found that the secret to living well for less is creative reuse, refurbishing and updating what they already own. More...