June 10, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Early Co. Health Dept. Relocating

The Early County Health Department will be closed June 15-19 as the staff moves into temporary quarters at 12799 Magnolia Street. "We'll be open June 22 for business at Dr. More...

Town Tale Players Saturday

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

Reptile Wrangler tomorrow

Ken Panse, the Reptile Wrangler, visits Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library Thursday, June 11 at 3 p.m. He walks in the door with baskets galore and pulls out an assortment of giant bugs, lizards and snakes to thrill audiences of all ages. 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 10 BIRTHDAYS: Carley Miles Fenn, Rob Rust ANNIVERSARIES: Mr. & Mrs. Keith Durham, Gary & Kathy Shierling THURSDAY, JUNE 11 ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club REPTILE Wrangler, 3 p.m. More...

Editorials

Cartoon

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Mumbles

Here ye!

There have been several court actions of interest this week... More...

Other Voices

Don't swim with sharks

JEKYLL ISLAND - We never should have made eye contact with the grizzled old fisherman at the table next to us. We couldn't help ourselves, though. More...

Obituaries

Edgar Williams

Retired

Edgar Powell Williams Sr., 75, of Blakely died Wednesday, May 27, 2009, at Early Memorial Hospital. Mr. Williams was born in Coweta County Sept. 6, 1933, to the late John Thomas Williams and Era Sorrells Williams. More...

Mary Jackson

Retired

Mary Jackson, 90, of Hallandale Beach, Fla., died Friday, May 29, 2009, at her residence. Mrs. Jackson was born in Blakely Oct. 28, 1919, to the late Alberta Jinks and Thomas Jinks. She was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church. More...

Hubert Bradley

Supervisor

Hubert Bradley Jr., 46, of Blakely died Saturday, May 30, 2009, at Archbold Medical Center in Thomasville, Ga. Mr. Bradley was born in Blakely March 6, 1963, to Mary Jean Bradley and the late Hubert Bradley Sr. More...

Campus

Bruner, Crozier sign with Andrew

The Andrew College Fighting Tigers nabbed two Early County High baseball standouts this week when they signed Adam Crozier and Clint Bruner. Both players played four years with the Bobcats. Bruner pitched and played second base. More...

White receives degree

Samuel Adam White graduated summa cum laude May 9 from Georgia Southwestern State Univer-sity in Americus with a bachelor of arts in history and a minor in political science. More...

Rolling Out the Honors

Early County Elementary School Principal List Second grade Britany Brown Darrell Ceasar Jakobe Davis Patria Jackson McKenzie King Michael Washington KeAndre Graham Kirstyn Green Luke Jester Jamya Price Alanna White More...

Signs (of) a growing problem

Sign thefts prompt $500 reward

Early County Commissioners are getting serious about the increasing problem of road sign theft in the county. More...

Landfill methane costs 'deflated'

The Blakely City Council learned last week methane gas mitigation at the landfill won't carry near the estimated price tag of $650,000. More...

Knock down wasp nests now

Now is the time to knock down wasp nests around your home before babies hatch and become a problem later this summer, says a University of Georgia entomologist. More...

Don't fall victim to the heat!

Although summer has not officially started, hot, humid days are already here and the heat will intensify in the coming weeks. With heat comes increased risk for heat-related illnesses. More...

Other News

First Baptist Church installs new playground

Efforts and contributions of many people were rewarded with the sights and sounds of happy children enjoying the new playground at First Baptist Church of Blakely. More...

Did you know?

Music therapy has been shown to help in the healing process of a variety of ailments or conditions, be they physical or mental. More...

Steer clear of heat-related illnesses

As summer gets set to hit full swing, scores of people across the country are readying themselves for backyard barbecues, trips to the beach or casual afternoons spent soaking up some sun. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Accept the plan God has for you

Exodus 4:10-16, 27-31 Human ability can carry an individual just so far. Yes, much good can be accomplished within that short distance. More...

The Gospel Truth

Let God's word govern your life

Last week we began to study the book of Titus. It teaches us to be good for greatness' sake. We took a good look at God (1:1-4). This week we will look at a good model for the church (1:5-9) and say good riddance to some bad habits (1:10-16). More...

CHURCH NEWS

Allen Chapel A.M.E. 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

Owens - Hunt

Mr. and Mrs. Ray Vanek and Brandon of Valdosta are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their loved one, Stacy Lynn Owens, to Matthew Lee Hunt, son of Mr. and Mrs. Terry Hunt of Blakely. More...

Middleton - Wells

Carroll and Jan Middleton are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Leah Carol Middleton of Colquitt, to Bradley Jarrod Wells of Bainbridge. More...

Logan to celebrate first birthday

Logan Chantel Dixon will turn one June 11. She is the daughter of Jamie Chere's Jinks and George Stokes Dixon. Her grandparents are Jimmy Jinks and Ronnice and Bobbie Jinks Davis of Blakely, and Agnes Stokes Dixon of Hepzibah, Ga. More...