August 19, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

BOE expected to approve furloughs Tuesday night

The Early County School Board held a public hearing addressing staff furloughs and reduced state funding prior to its Aug. 11 board meeting at the Early County Middle School cafeteria. More...

City gets $500,000 grant

The City of Blakely was one of 23 Georgia cities receiving stimulus funds in a round of community development grants announced Monday by Gov. Sonny Perdue. The $500,000 grant approved for the city is earmarked for sewer improvements. More...

FREE tutoring services

A Supplemental Educational Services provider fair will be held Aug. 27 at Early County High during open house. Open house will be 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. SES providers will be available from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 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. 19 CHAMBER of Commerce board meeting, noon, Chamber board room BIRTHDAYS: Ryn Palmer, Tyler Willis, Trevor Willis, Cathy Green THURSDAY, AUG. More...

Editorials

Political Cartoon

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Bounties of the South

Other Voices

A friend stopped by the house the other night with a mess of fresh vegetables that he and his wife grew in their garden. For those of you who aren't Southerners, let me explain what a "mess" is. It's an inexact number and it means "a whole lot of. More...

Mumbles

Things not what they seem

If you have been paying attention, you know that I'll argue with you that cap and trade is not about carbon dioxide. It's about blatant control over you and your lifestyle... and your pocket book. Ever heard the term "redistribute the wealth? More...

Obituaries

Alan S. Eubanks

Foreman

Alan Scott Eubanks, 43, of Okeechobee, Fla., died Sunday, Aug. 9, 2009, at Lawnwood Regional Medical Center Heart Institute in Ft. Pierce, Fla. Mr. Eubanks was born in Randolph County Oct. More...

Irene Chandler

Seamstress

Irene Beulah McCalvin Chandler, 81, of Donalsonville died Friday, Aug. 14, 2009, at her residence. Mrs. Chandler was born in Colquitt March 31, 1928, to the late Thomas McCalvin and Leola Long McCalvin. More...

Society

Peacock - Greene

Mr. and Mrs. Ron Peacock of Americus are proud to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Mary Beth, to Jeffrey Brock Greene, son of Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Greene of Ellaville, Ga. Miss Peacock is the granddaughter of Mr. More...

Griffin - Ealey

Floyd and Phyllis Griffin of Dothan are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Keyana, to Kevin Ealey, son of Bobby and Vera Cratic of Damascus. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Rosa G. O'Neal and the late O.W. More...

Emma Madison Davis

Rocky and Abby Davis of Morgan are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Emma Madison Davis. She was born April 5, 2009, at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. Emma weighed 6 pounds 5 ounces and was 19 inches long. More...

H1N1 hits Early County

Two students with symptoms test positive for H1N1

Two cases of H1N1 flu have been confirmed in Early County. Both cases were students in the Early County School System. School officials are closely following the protocol set up in the event the flu became active in the county's public schools. More...

Security Finance robbed

The Security Finance office on South Main Street was robbed last week when a pistol wielding robber entered the office demanding cash. More...

Spring Creek offers Rx help

Since 2001 the Spring Creek Health Cooperative has been improving access to healthcare for the uninsured, assisting those at risk of chronic diseases and others in better utilizing the healthcare system and making healthier lifestyle choices. More...

Bishop town hall meetings

Congressman Sanford Bishop will hold two town hall meetings to discuss healthcare reform Thursday. The first will be 10 a.m. to 12 noon in the Bainbridge College Kirbo Regional Center at 2500 East Shotwell Street in Bainbridge. More...

Mark your calendars!

Spirit Night at Standifer Field is set for Thursday, Aug. 27 at 6:30 p.m. The Blakely Hometown Committee invites everyone to come out for a spirit-filled night with the athletes, cheerleaders and Band of Blue to kickoff the fall sports season. More...

Other News

Candidate strolls through Blakely

State Rep. Austin Scott, republican candidate for Governor in 2010, embarked on a 1,000-mile "Walk of Georgia" June 27 at Chickamauga in northwest Georgia. More...

Early Memorial Hospital receives honors

Excellent customer service and compassionate care provided at Early Memorial Hospital recently earned the hospital "Network Hospital of the Quarter" honors, a distinction awarded each quarter at one of John D. More...

Pilot Club officers installed

In a candlelit ceremony at First United Methodist Church, Claire Houston installed the 2009-2010 officers of the Pilot Club of Blakely. The theme of the evening was "Celebrate Pilot: Past, Present and Future. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Allow Christ to be first in your life

Deuteronomy 6:1-9, 20-24 The word Deuteronomy means second law. However, the thought is more easily grasped as we think of this as a restating of the law, as it was first given at Mount Sinai. Exodus 20-30. More...

The Gospel Truth

God commands us to guard our hearts

Gus Portokalos, the patriarch of the family in My Big Fat Greek Wedding, liked to say, "You show me a word, any word, and I'll show you where that word comes from the Greek." How about "cardiologist?" The English word "cardiologist" is formed More...

CHURCH NEWS

Bethel Association The Bethel Baptist Association WMU will host a World Craft Party Saturday, Aug. 29 from 10 a.m. to noon at the association office in Edison. They will have items that women from around the world have made. More...

Campus

LEOs honored by district governor

Lions District 18-C Gov. Dr. Clinton Holloway of Plains was the special guest at a recent meeting of the Blakely Lions Club. More...

Bainbridge College forms chorus

The newly formed chorus at Bainbridge College Early County site is off to a wellreceived start since organizing in spring semester and starting practice in the summer session. More...

Bainbridge College breaks ground

Moments before 17 golden shovels dug into the ground for the official start of construction on the Bainbridge College student wellness center, president Tom Wilkerson told the gathering of more than 120 people that the next new construction for the More...