August 26, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Elderly couples robbed

Two white males posing as government employees scammed and robbed at least two elderly couples this past week in Early County according to local authorities. More...

Hunters ready for dove season

Hunters statewide are eagerly awaiting the beginning of dove season Saturday, Sept. 5 which is considered the beginning of fall hunting season. The 2009-2010 dove seasons are Sept. 5-20, Oct. 10-18 and Nov. 26 - Jan. 9. More...

Volleyball in new EC gym

The Early County High volleyball team will host the first game in the new gym Thursday, Aug. 27 at 5 p.m. The girls will play Carroll High from Ozark, Ala. Admission is $2 and there are drinks and snacks for purchase. More...

Casino Night

The Chamber of Commerce will host a Casino Night Oct. 29 at the Blakely Town & Country Club. Get your tickets now for a fun-filled night of games and food. Call the chamber at 723- 3741 for more information. 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. 26 BIRTHDAYS: Alissa Brackin, Sullivan Brackin, Joseph Skipper THURSDAY, AUG. 27 ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club AL-ANON, 6:30 p.m. More...

Editorials

Mumbles

Text msg: Buddy's here!

Buddy's here! Boomer and I discussed what we should name the little newcomer. Since I called Boomer buddy half the time, it was a no-brainer. I told Debra and Mary Beth Monday morning that Judy and I had decided we need to go to shift work. More...

Political Cartoon

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Other Voices

Hooked on technology

I love technology and gadgets. I'm one of those folks who wants to have the newest and fastest gizmo on the market. More...

Obituaries

Maurice McDaniel Sr.

Service Worker

Maurice McDaniel Sr., 55, of Blakely died Thursday, Aug. 13, 2009, at his residence. Mr. McDaniel was born to Quida McDaniel and the late Watson McDaniel Sr. More...

Jack Jackson

Homemaker

Johnny Calvin "Jack" Jackson, 49, died Friday, Aug. 14, 2009. Mr. Jackson was born in Early County May 31, 1960, to Myrtice Jackson and the late John R. Jackson. He was a member of Saint Maryland Missionary Baptist Church. More...

George Graham

Yard Worker

George Graham Sr., 79, of Blakely died Sunday, Aug. 16, 2009. Mr. Graham was born in Blakely July 22, 1930, to the late Garfield Graham and Alberta Graham. He was a yard worker for many years. More...

Sports

Volleyball game opens new gym

The Early County High volleyball team will host the first game in the new gym Thursday, Aug. 27 at 5 p.m. The girls will play Carroll High from Ozark, Ala. The varsity team will play first. More...

Campus

Pilot Club donates to senior center

The Pilot Club of Blakely presented the Blakely Senior Center with a Nintendo Wii game console Friday, Aug. 21. The gaming console promotes social, therapeutic and physical fitness for its users. More...

Bainbridge College holds graduation ceremonies

Bainbridge College students were honored at the Kirbo Center for completing their studies this summer in the emergency medical technology program and in the medical assisting program. More...

COLLEGE NEWS

Sigma Alpha Lambda is proud to announce that Stephanie Claire Anderson of Blakely has recently become a member of Sigma Alpha Lambda at UGA. More...

BOE holds millage at 15 mills

The Early County School Board voted Aug. 18 to keep the 2009 millage rate at 15 mills. Although several funding streams for the school system have been cut, neither the board or the administration looked to tax payers to make up the difference. More...

Murkerson, U.S. Longdrivers win JLG Continent's Cup

J. D. Murkerson joined five other long drivers last week representing Team USA in the JLG Continent's Cup long drive competition held during the European PGA Tour's KLM Open in the Netherlands. More...

Bishop's mind made up

"My mind is made up on health care reform," Congressman Sanford Bishop told the crowd attending a town hall meeting in Albany Thursday. "The size and scope and details are what I must consider and what I have not decided upon. 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...

Spirit Night

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...

Are you ready for football?

The Southwest Georgia Academy Warriors will open their 2009 football season Thursday night in Camilla against the Westwood Wildcats. The Warriors will be trying to improve on last season's 4- 5-1 season. More...

Other News

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive

Daily Events Aug. 31 — Rhythm band practice - 10:30-11:30. Lunch: BBQ pork, baked beans, cole slaw, hamburger bun, hot cinnamon apples. Sept. 1 — Physical fitness - 10:15 a.m. - 11 a.m. Games - 11 a.m. More...

How did Labor Day originate?

Labor Day in the United States is celebrated on the first Monday of September every year. It is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. More...

Confederate memorial service to honor Dr. King

A confederate memorial service will be held Sept. 6 at 4 p.m. at Bethel Baptist Church on Hwy. 39 at the Early/Clay County line honoring the life and service of Dr. John James King. He was born Aug. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Obey the voice of the Lord

Deuteronomy 30:1-10 In his final formal address to the children of Israel, Moses must have been surprised at some of the words that flowed from his lips. More...

The Gospel Truth

Let God examine your heart

The most simple and profound proverb in the book of Proverbs was written by a cardiologist. 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...

Society

Black - Mathis

Billy Black of Preston and Debbie Black of Brooklet would like to announce the engagement of their daughter, Brittney Lynn Black of Leary, to Alton Westbrook Mathis of Arlington, son of Charles and Shirley Mathis of Arlington. More...

Daniel turns two

James Daniel Smith turned two years old Aug. 17, 2009. Daniel celebrated his birthday with a party at his home Aug. 8 and he enjoyed opening gifts, eating birthday cake and ice cream, and entertaining family members. More...

Wedding folklore, myths and good luck charms

Who doesn't hope for good fortune on their wedding day? That's why there are so many traditions and steps people take to ensure luck is smiling down on them for their wedding. Here are some traditions you may not have known about. More...