June 3, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Gordon man drowns in river

A Gordon, Ala., man drowned last week in the Chattahochee River just below the Andrews Lock and Dam while fishing from the bank. More...

CGH plans to expand activities

Eckerd, CGH would partner to provide camps for youth

Country Goes Huntin' board members and founder Sam Clements approached the Early County Board of Commissioners last month with a proposal to lease Camp E-Tu-Nake, the site at Coheelee Creek which was home to Eckerd's Youth Alternatives wilderness c More...

Reading workshops for parents

Parents of 3- and 4 - year-old Early County Elementary and Early County Head Start students are invited to participate in Early Reading First's Summer Institute — a workshop designed to help parents prepare their children for school. More...

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICES

052009-01 NOTICE STATE OF GEORGIA COUNTY OF EARLY TO ALL DEBTORS AND CREDITORS OF CHARLES EDWARD YARBROUGH: All debtors and creditors of CHARLES EDWARD YARBROUGH, deceased, late of said county, More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3 FAMILY Connection Collaborative, noon, Family Learning Resource Center MAGICIAN Ken Scott, 3 p.m. More...

Editorials

Other Voices

My favorite things

With apologies to Rodgers and Hammerstein, these are a few of my favorite things: The feeling of mud oozing between my toes while I'm walking along the lake. A smile from a pretty girl. Saturday afternoons in Athens. More...

Political Cartoon

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Mumbles

A bit of old local trivia...

My apologies! Too often I tend to take for granted everyone knows what I'm talking about when I start pounding away on the keyboard. Knock three times if you know what the Little Big Ditch is. More...

Obituaries

Shirley Reeves

Homemaker

Shirley Goodman Reeves, 73, of Donalsonville died Monday, May 25, 2009, at Donalsonville Hospital. Mrs. Reeves was born in Louisville, Kent., Oct. 8, 1935, to the late Earnest and Eva Goodman. More...

David Gilbert

Retired

David Dwayne Gilbert, 86, of Blakely died May 27, 2009, at Nolan Hospital in Dothan, Ala. Mr. Gilbert was born in Clay County March 6, 1923, to the late Emory Josh Gilbert and Bertha Lee Shierling Gilbert. More...

Mary Thompson

Law Enforcement

Mary Olivia "Mary-O" Thompson, 58, of Newnan died Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at her residence. Miss Thompson was born in Blakely to the late Oree and Leta Thompson. She was a social worker for DFACS, and an officer for the Coweta Co. More...

Sports

Baxley builds top teams

This past December Candler Baxley helped coach the Wesleyan Wolves to their firstever state football championship in the Georgia Dome. More...

Wiley named top assistant

Phillip Wiley, assistant men and women's tennis coach at Central Alabama Community College in Alexander City, Ala., was recently named the men's national winner of the ITA Assistant Coach of the Year award. More...

'Big Big Ditch' rehab

A section of the Big Big Ditch is undergoing rehabilitation after recent heavy rains caused a cave-in in the old Harvey's parking lot. More...

DNR restructures parks and sites due to budget

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources announced last week a restructuring of state parks and historic sites resulting from a 39 percent reduction in state appropriations and a 24 percent projected loss of revenue. More...

Bainbridge College graduates record 296

A record 296 students were awarded 319 degrees and certificates at the Bainbridge College graduation ceremonies May 8 at Decatur County Memorial Coliseum. Among them were 43 students from the Bainbridge College Early County Site. More...

U.S. 27 traffic shift Monday

A traffic shift on U.S. 27 south of Blakely is scheduled for Monday, June 8. Traffic will be shifted to newly constructed southbound lanes just south of the Highway 200 intersection on the bypass. More...

It's magic tomorrow

Magician Ken Scott kicks off the summer at Lucy Hilton Maddox Library with a performance Thursday, June 4 at 3 p.m. with sleight of hand and audience involvement. More...

Other News

Eight arrested for drug sales

Following a recent undercover operation, the Early County Sheriff's arrested eight individuals for violation of the Georgia Controlled Substance Act. More...

Matching grant program extended

The Historic Chattahoochee Commission has announced the continuation of its matching grant program, one of its most popular projects since its establishment in 1985. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

God never forgets his promises

Exodus 3:1-12 From the human perspective, there are times of divine silence. It is easy for us to consider these times to be that of divine indifference. However, this situation is never the case. More...

The Gospel Truth

Be good for the master's sake

The book of Titus is about the Apostle Paul, one of his chief assistants named Titus, and the citizens and Christians who lived on the largest Greek island named Crete. Paul needs no introduction. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Allen Chapel Allen Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church will have their annual family and friends day June 14 at 11:30 a.m. Pastor Fred Moore Sr. will be the guest speaker. Everyone is invited to attend. More...

Society

Library offers summer programs for kids

Snakes and bugs and magic wands are all a part of June programs at Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library. Magician Ken Scott kicks off the summer with a performance June 4 at 3 p.m. More...

BIRTH

Debra Allen and Conela Dunwood announce the birth of their baby girl, Caitlin McKenzie Dunwood, May 4, 2009, at 5:57 p.m. at Flowers Hospital in Dothan, Ala. She weighed 6 pounds 6 ounces and was 20 inches long. More...

Town Tales June 13

Favorite fairy tale characters will take to the Square June 13 for performances of favorite children's stories at Court Square Art's Council's first event since reorganizing last fall. More...

Campus

Warriors' Word rates superior

Southwest Georgia Academy's student newspaper, The Warriors' Word, recently brought home three awards from the Georgia Scholastic Press Association's 2009 awards ceremony at the Classic Center in Athens. More...

COLLEGE NEWS

Georgia Southern Georgia Southern University has announced the students who have been named to the president's list for the Spring 2009 term. More...

All-region team selected

Tommy Holloman, head baseball coach for the Early County Bobcats, announced the head coaches from region 1-AA met recently to select and recognize the best players from the region. More...