April 29, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Governor Slips into Blakely for turkey hunt

Country Goes Huntin'TM cofounder Sam Klement, Gov. More...

Monday time-outs for parents

Time-outs for parents, summer safety and fun and educational summer activities are subjects of May parenting workshops offered at Family Connection located next to the Bainbridge College campus. 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...

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 29 BIRTHDAYS: Ronnie Ashley, Jay Barrows ANNIVERSARY: Gary & Kathy Busby THURSDAY, APRIL 30 ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club REGIONAL Development Center board meeting, 6:30 p.m. More...

Editorials

the SOVEREIGN STATE OF AFFAIRS

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Other Voices

Ugly duckling

I know this isn't going to be popular. I know I'm in the minority on this subject. But I feel it has to be said. I don't get the whole Susan Boyle thing. More...

Mumbles

Pass the cusp if you will

A "cusp" is a point of transition, a turning point, being on the edge or the verge... and we are on one! Jay Gardner of Competitive Strategies Group told the members of the 2012 task force Monday night that Early County is on the cusp. More...

Obituaries

Annie Parker

Homemaker

Annie Merle Helms Parker, 81, of Donalsonville died Monday, April 20, 2009, at Miller County Nursing Home in Colquitt. Mrs. Parker was born July 11, 1927, in Bascom, Fla., to the late Crawford Helms and Gertrude Dickens Helms. More...

Campus

Students attend conference in Atlanta

Four Southwest Georgia Academy students attended the National Young Leaders State Conference in Atlanta Feb. 26 through March 1. More...

COLLEGE NEWS

Megan Frith of Jakin was awarded a scholarship at the recent honors day ceremony at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. More...

Levatte elected

Early County High FCCLA students attended a state leadership meeting March 19-21 at the Classic Center in Athens. Attendees participated in a weekend of competitions, a career and trade expo, UGA tours, fun run and leadership sessions. More...

Piggly Wiggly planning late June grand opening

It's official! Work is now underway on the renovation of Piggly Wiggly's new home in the former Harvey's building on North Main Street. More...

'Secretary' of the year

Carol Hawkins (center) was named Professional Administrator of the Year at the Chamber of Commerce's 28th annual Professional Administrator's Day luncheon. More...

"Click" on your news!

Catch the news... start your shopping with the Early County News online each week on Tuesday night! The website is usually updated with the current paper by 7 p.m. each Tuesday night. More...

Stolen signs: expensive, dangerous problem

What might seem a harmless prank is causing headaches for emergency responders and motorists as well as costing Early County taxpayers thousands of dollars. More...

Museum is seeking 0ld 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...

Other News

Mordecai to speak at LEAP meeting

Former Atlanta Brave Mike Mordecai will be the featured speaker at Early Reading First's May 14 LEAP meeting at 5:30 p.m. at Early County Elementary School. More...

Stroke awareness program to be presented at library

Join registered nurse and nurse educator Lisa Jenkins for an interesting program on stroke awareness at Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library Wednes-day, May 6 at 10 a.m. More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive

Daily Events May 4 — Rhythm band practice - 10:30-11:30. Lunch: Meatloaf with tomato gravy, steamed cabbage, blackeye peas, corn muffin, mixed fruit. May 5 — Physical fitness - 10:15 a.m. - 11 a.m. Games - 11 a.m. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

God sent his son so man can live

Ephesians 1:3-14 It is sometimes difficult for us to understand the fact that God loves us. Each of us knows our personal background. This realization can cause us to try to place limitations on the grace of God. More...

The Gospel Truth

Have you accepted your invitation?

There is a worldwide recession that could turn into a depression. Yet, we have seen this before. There is the firing of missiles, the rattling of swords, wars and rumors of wars. Yet, we have seen this before. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Church of God The Blakely Church of God will have homecoming services Sunday, May 3 at 11 a.m. Rev. James Tyson will be the guest speaker and lunch will be served at noon. The Rocky Ridge Quartet will begin singing at 1 p.m. More...

Society

Hall - Minich

Mr. and Mrs. William F. Hall announce the engagement of Mr. Hall's daughter, Kathryn Alice Hall, to Josh Minich, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Minich of Americus. Miss Hall is also the daughter of the late Mary Frances Hall of Blakely. More...

Mother's day hasn't always been celebrated

Mothers are the unsung heroes of the world. Every day they sacrifice their time and devote their love to the children they brought into the world. More...

REUNION

A reunion for all former employees of the Robere Manufacturing sewing plant has been planned for May 22 at 7 p.m. at the New China Restaurant. Please call Edna Weeks at 723-8769 or 758-9099 to reserve seats. More...