July 1, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

BC to receive Challenge Grant funds

Adults who need to return to school for college studies will soon have greater options to earn credit for what they already know. 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...

CODE RED Updated

A CodeRED Emergency Notification System — a method to rapidly notify Early County residents and businesses of severe weather and other emergencies was scheduled to be implemented this week. More...

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICES

061709-01 NOTICE OF PUBLICATION By Order for service by publication dated the 9th day of June, 2009, you, Charlie R. Hooper, Jr., are hereby notified that on the 17th day of June, 2009, Rosalyn M. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, JULY 1 FAMILY Connection Collaborative, noon, Family Learning Resource Center BIRTHDAY: Emma Grace Taylor ANNIVERSARIES: Mr. and Mrs. Joey Durham, David & Bronwyn Martin THURSDAY, JULY 2 WATER Day, 3 p.m. More...

Editorials

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Other Voices

Respect is earned

There was a professor at the college where I used to work — I won't use her real name — who insisted that everyone, the president included, refer to her as "Dr. More...

Mumbles

Boomer was my soul mate

If you are lucky enough to have a soul mate stop reading now and go give them a hug. Judy and I lost our soul mate this morning. Boomer would have been 11 August 4. More...

Obituaries

In Loving Memory

Early B. Pitts Feb. 4,1938 - June 30, 2008

If tears could build a stairway and memories were a lane, we would walk right up to heaven and bring you back again. No farewell words were spoken, no time to say goodbye, you were gone before we knew it, and only God knows why. More...

Guyton McLendon

Retired

Guyton McLendon Sr, 93, of Stockbridge, died Friday, June 26, 2009 at Sacred Journey Hospice. Mr. McLendon was born in Early County. More...

Grady Anderson

Retired

Grady Anderson, 72, of Blakely died Tuesday, June 23, 2009, at his residence. Mr. Anderson was born in Blakely May 27, 1937, to the late Jim Anderson and Pearl Anderson. He was a retired laborer and member of St. More...

Sports

Harrell hits first homerun

Greyson Harrell, 10- year-old son of Jonathan and Dana Harrell, traveled to Valdosta to participate in a 10-and-under baseball tournament with his travel team, the Southern Sluggers. More...

Campus

Mordecai attends LEAP meeting

Early County Early Reading First held the last LEAP meeting for the 2008-2009 school year on Thursday, May 14 at 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. At the 9 a.m. More...

COLLEGE NEWS

Kaplan University Catherine Speight of Jakin received a masters of arts and science in teaching and learning from Kaplan University, a summa cum laude scholar. More...

Probe students enjoy Rock Eagle

Fourth grade Probe students recently enjoyed a trip to the Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton, Ga. While there, they participated in a threeday, two-night environmental education course. More...

BOE budget reflects overall cuts

The Early County School Board approved a tentative budget of $18,915,918 for the 2009- 10 school year at its June 25 meeting at the middle school. More...

Celebrate Stars, Stripes & Safety!

As motorists take to the roads this week for the July Fourth holiday travel period, the Georgia State Patrol is reminding drivers to plan their travels carefully, keeping safety as the number one priority. More...

89 bills become law July 1

Of the 193 bills signed into law after the session, 91 took effect when Gov. Sonny Perdue signed them during the spring, and nine will become law Jan. 1. One each becomes law when appropriations come and one on Jan. 1, 2011. More...

July 4th Fireworks

Local Fourth of July celebrations include fireworks at Standifer Field at dusk on July 3. The gates to Standifer Field will be open and the bleachers available for viewers to get a good seat for the fireworks show. More...

Other News

Arrests made

The Early County Sheriff's Office arrested two subjects in connection with area burglary and copper thefts. More...

Pets of the Week

The City of Blakely Animal Shelter has two friendly, lovable mixed breed puppies available for adoption. Their names are Moe and Joe, and they need a good home soon. Please visit our website, www.cityofblakely. More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive

Daily Events July 6 — Rhythm band practice - 10:30-11:30. Lunch: BBQ pork, baked beans, cole slaw, hamburger bun, hot cinnamon peaches. July 7 — Physical fitness - 10:15 a.m. - 11 a.m. Games - 11 a.m. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Live by God's commandments

Deuteronomy 5:1-13, 16-21 When the children of Israel left the land of Egypt (Exodus 12:31- 36), they were not a nation. More...

The Gospel Truth

A great church is in God's hand

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

First Methodist The First United Methodist Men will have their annual boston butt sale July 3. Tickets are on sale now. Call 724-8475 for more information. FUMC will also host a ladies summertime luncheon Tuesday, July 7 from 12 p.m. to 1 pm. More...

Society

Layla turns one

Princess Layla Aaliyah Jackson turned one Sunday, June 14. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Larry and LaRhon Jackson. Layla celebrated her first birthday on Sunday, June 14 at her grandparents' home. More...

Willis - Naramore

Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie Dee Willis of Blakely announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Kelli Suzanne, to Kevin Wayne Naramore of Blakely. More...

REUNION

The 1972 class of ECHS will have a class reunion picnic at Kolomoki Mounds State Park Saturday, July 4 from noon to 3 p.m. and a social at the Baptist Branch Community Room from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. The cost is $25. More...