August 5, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

EPD public hearing provides Q & A op

The Georgia Environmental Protection Division hosted a forum July 28 attended by approximately 100 people to discuss EPD's intent to issue a case-by-case Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) air quality operating permit amendment to Longlea More...

New hunting guide available

The 2009-2010 Georgia Hunting Seasons and Regulations Guide is now available online and in print. The guide provides information on season dates, bag limits, hunting licenses, More...

Fall sports registration

Registration is underway for the Blakely-Early County fall sports programs including soccer, flag football and cheerleading. The registration fee is $20 per sport or $35 for two sports. Registration ends Aug. 12. More...

Kolomoki Festival planning

Kolomoki Mounds State Park staff and members of Friends of Kolomoki will hold a planning meeting for the Oct. 10 Kolomoki Festival Aug. 13 at 9 a.m. in the conference room at Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library. More...

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICES

080509-01 NOTICE OF SALE UNDER POWER GEORGIA, EARLY COUNTY THIS LAW FIRM IS ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 5 DAMASCUS City Council, 5:30 p.m., City Hall FAMILY Connection Collaborative, noon, Family Learning Resource Center ANNIVERSARY: Mr. & Mrs. Keitric McDaniels THURSDAY, AUG. More...

Editorials

Political Cartoon

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Other Voices

Diets don't come easy

I've made no secret that, as a child, I had an intense dislike for green beans. I love them now. But growing up, I hated to come to the table and find a bowl of green beans sitting there. More...

Mumbles

Do you feel it yet???

Is it just me or do all diehard football fans feel the hair on their necks bristle when they hear Phil Collins singing "I can feel it coming in the air tonight, oh Lord"? Everytime I hear that song I flash back some 20 years. More...

Obituaries

Jeff Robinson

Jeff Robinson, 68, of Blakely died Sunday, July 19, 2009, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan. Mr. Robinson was born June 11, 1941, to the late Thad Robinson and Freddie Robinson. More...

Lucile George

Retired

Lucile George, 62, of Cocoa Beach, Fla., died Thursday, July 23, 2009, at Miller County Hospital in Colquitt. Mrs. George was born in Colquitt Sept. 8, 1946, to Dollie Lee Battle and the late Ket Battle. More...

Frank Spurlock

Veteran

Frank Edward Spurlock, 45, of Jacksonville, Fla., died Thursday, July 23, 2009, in Jacksonville, Fla. Mr. Spurlock was born in Early County July 8, 1964, to the late Chester Spurlock and Norma Spurlock. More...

Campus

Supply list announced for SGA

The items on this supply list are needed for Southwest Georgia Academy students for the 2009-2010 school year. More...

BOE considering furloughs

BOE to hold meeting to discuss furloughs and reduced state funding Tuesday at 6 p.m. in the middle school cafeteria

School systems across the state have been scrambling the past several weeks deciding how to address Gov. More...

UPDATE

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 last month. More...

County health insurance premiums going up 24%

The Early County Board of Commissioners learned at Monday night's meeting that the county's personnel costs could be increasing due to a 24 percent increase in health insurance costs... unless another carrier submits a lower bid to the county. More...

Substitute bus drivers

The Early County School System is in need of substitute bus drivers. There will be a fournight training class at Early County High School Aug. 10, 11, 13 and 17 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. More...

Hunter Safety classes

Hunter Safety courses are scheduled Aug. 15 and Sept. 26 at Kolomoki State Park for anyone born after 1960 planning to purchase a hunting license. Persons should visit gohuntgeorgia.com to register for classes. More...

Other News

Funds cut for cooling assistance

All available Cooling Assistance Program funds were used during the homebound and elderly intake period. The program will not open to the public Aug. 10 due to a lack of funds. More...

State Pilot Club officers elected

The Georgia District of Pilot International elected officers for the 2009- 2010 year. They are Louise Shimer, governor; Ester Foster, governorelect; Surelle Pinkston, secretary; Barbara Wright, tresurer; Nancy Miller, lt. More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive Daily Events Aug. 10 — Rhythm band practice - 10:30-11:30. Lunch: Hamburger steak with gravy, broccoli, cream potatoes, wheat roll, chilled fruit. Aug. 11 — Physical fitness - 10:15 a.m. - 11 a.m. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

We must have faith in God's plan

Numbers 14:1-12 The divine plan is not subject to human editing nor manipulation. When the heavenly father — the creator of the universe — sets a plan in motion, the eternal purpose will be accomplished. More...

The Gospel Truth

True integrity means being right with God

With all due respect to Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus, the best golfer in the history of the sport is Georgia's own Bobby Jones. Jones was the winner of 12 of the 19 "Grand Slam" tournaments he entered, included all four in 1930. More...

CHURCH NEWS

New Hope Baptist New Hope Baptist Church will kick off a new AWANA year Sunday, Aug. 16 at 4:45 p.m. This program is held every Sunday for children and youth, age two through high school. Everyone is invited to attend. More...

Society

Alexander celebrates 70th birthday

The children of Minnie Gilbert Alexander recently held her 70th birthday celebration. Minnie was born Aug. 2, 1939. More...

BIRTH

Mr. and Mrs. Ulmer Z. Bridges III, of Cary, N.C., proudly announce the birth of their daughter, Gabriella "Ella" Francesca Bridges, born July 16, 2009, at 5:40 p.m. at WakeMed Cary Hospital in Cary, N.C. More...

Devonis turns one

Devonis Jarrod Lee will turn one Friday, Aug. 7. He is the son of Adonis Lee and Tedra Hall. Grandparents are Samuel and Angela Lee and Ted and Marie Hall, all of Blakely. He will celebrate his birthday with family and friends. More...