June 24, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Making the grade

Schools pass CRCT and AYP

The scores are in and Early County elementary and middle schools made the grade in CRCT testing and Early County High School students taking the graduation test did the same. More...

Piggly Wiggly Opening

There will be a ribbon cutting for the new Piggly Wiggly on North Main Street Monday, June 29 at 8 a.m. at which time the new grocery store will open for business. More...

Computer training

With SGRITA wireless broadband soon to be available to a wide area where practical access to broadband was previously unavailable, a team from Kennesaw State is proposing a computer training project. More...

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICES

060309-03 NOTICE OF SALE UNDER POWER GEORGIA, EARLY COUNTY: Under and by virtue of the Power of Sale in a certain Deed to Secure Debt from VAN ESSIE L. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24 BIRTHDAYS: Caryn McLain, Morgan Bridges, Dayleigh Beard ANNIVERSARIES: Craig & Susan Cleveland, Rollins & Kristi Davis, Mr. & Mrs. More...

Editorials

the SOVEREIGN STATE of AFFAIRS

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Other Voices

Super genius

There's a scene during the second season of "The West Wing" where two White House staffers, Toby and Josh, are discussing a probe that NASA has sent to Mars. More...

Mumbles

And that would be none!!!

The final minutes of Father's Day were ticking away Sunday night when a life was recklessly snuffed out. Parents and leaders of the community need to take notice of what is going on. Listen to the concerns of our law enforcement. More...

Obituaries

Lindy Waddell

Infant

Linda Marie "Lindy" Waddell of Donalsonville died Thursday, June 11, 2009, at Donalsonville Hospital. Lindy was the daughter of Dr. Andi Waddell and Clay Waddell of Donalsonville. More...

Gloria Gilbert

Gloria Ann Gilbert, 41, of Blakely died Friday, June 12, 2009, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, Ala. Miss Gilbert was born in Blakely Oct. 17, 1967, to Willie Gilbert and Gladys Holmes Gilbert. More...

Frances Holland

Seamstress

Frances Christine Peterson Holland, 79, of Colquitt died Wednesday, June 17, 2009, at Miller County Nursing Home in Colquitt. Mrs. Holland was born in Columbia, Ala., July 22, 1929, to the late Collie Lester Peterson and Ruby Parker Peterson. More...

Campus

Honor society has busy first year

The 2009 academic year marked many firsts for the Bainbridge College Chapter of Mu Alpha Theta, national high school and two-year college mathematics honor society. More...

Math Bowl winners at ECES

Early County Elementary School students in grades kindergarten through fifth participated in the First Annual ECES Math Bowl. The math bowl was an academic contest with questions and problems pertaining to mathematics and its applications. More...

Bobcats get an early start

These 50 young men, ages five to 12, recently participated in the Bobcat youth football camp. The campers received instruction in football fundamentals, speed, training, strength and conditioning. More...

Local teen dies in melee

Local authorities are investigating a fight that broke out between two groups of young black males Sunday night which left one local teenager dead. More...

Peanut butter rebounds

According to information on the National Peanut Board's website, peanut butter is regaining its status as a staple in America's kitchen pantries. More...

Rotary Club to purchase building for the museum

The Early County Museum is growing thanks to the efforts of a lot of people and organizations, most recently the Blakely Rotary Club which has voted to purchase the remaining building adjacent to the museum. More...

July 3 Tea Party

A Tea party is being planned for July 3 at the Seminole State Park Group Shelter below Donalsonville. The featured speaker will be Ret. Navy Captain Charles R. Parker. More...

Other News

Meet and greet Bo Porter

Bo Porter, the threeyear old son of Rob and Katey Porter and grandson of Glyndell Thompson Porter, will make his first trip to Blakely this weekend. Bo was born nine weeks premature with his abdominal contents outside his body. More...

McNeal home selected Garden of the Month

Just off the First Kolomoki Road down a winding gravel path called Cotton Patch Road lies the home of Russell and Debra McNeal. More...

Rural Development home loan program save dollars

Want to buy a house, but concerned about mortgages, lenders, interest rates, and terms? Concerned about whether the housing market is still a good investment? More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

God provides deliverance from sin

Exodus 14:15-31 The constancy of God brings hope and assurance to the heart of anyone who accepts this promise. Malachi 3:6; Hebrews 13:8. More...

The Gospel Truth

Walk, talk and live in the glory of God

The good word "good" appears four times in the second chapter of Titus. Again we are reminded to be good for greatness' sake. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Glorious Community Glorious Community Holiness Church of Jesus of the Apostolic Faith will host their 21st state assembly June 29 through July 5 at 7:30 p.m. For more information call 723- 6990 or 334-671-7114. Everyone is invited to attend. More...

Society

Shierling - Graves vows exchanged

Amy Shierling and Joshua Graves were united in marriage May 16, 2009, at 2:30 p.m. on the beautiful beaches of St. George Island, Fla. The bride wore a long white sundress and a yellow daisy in her hair. More...

Lahman - Crozier

Mrs. Forrest Christian Lahman announces the engagement of her daughter, Shelley Nation Lahman, to Joshua Arlen Crozier of Cumming, Ga. The bride-elect is the daughter of the late Forrest Christian Lahman. More...

Watson - Harris plans complete

The wedding plans for Ashley Paige Watson and Jonathan Scott Harris have been completed. The couple will wed Saturday, June 27, 2009, at 5:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Blakely. Rev. Anthony Mark Worsley of Branford, Fla., will officiate. More...