September 9, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

$896,057 in local grants

Blakely and Damascus were among the recipients of Community Development Block Grants announced last week by Governor Sonny Perdue. The grants were among nearly $37 million in federal grants from the U. S. More...

Caution urged as 2010 census gets underway

With the U.S. Census process beginning, the Better Business Bureau advises people to be cooperative, but cautious, so as not to become a victim of fraud or identity theft. The first phase of the 2010 U.S. More...

Hugh Nall to speak Sept. 17

Hugh Nall, former UGA offensive lineman and Auburn offensive line coach, will be the featured speaker at a Early Reading First program Sept. 17. More...

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICES

082609-01 TAX LEVY FOR EARLY COUNTY, GEORGIA FOR THE YEAR 2009 GEORGIA, EARLY COUNTY By Richard Ward, F.C. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 9 BIRTHDAYS: Darian Green, Maranda Wright THURSDAY, SEPT. 10 ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club PILOT CLUB BLAKELY #282 O.E.S. AL-ANON, 6:30 p.m. More...

Editorials

Cartoon

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The hard part is getting there

Other Voices

Stillwater, Okla. More...

Mumbles

Eyes on another already!

Good news... the GSP reported they didn't work any wrecks in Early County over the Labor Day holiday period. Better news... there were fewer people killed on Georgia roads during the holiday period than had been projected, eight compared to 18. More...

Obituaries

Dan McLeroy Sr.

Retired

Dan H. McLeroy Sr., 80, of Sarasota, Fla.., died Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2009. Dan was born Jan. 23, 1929, in Carroll County, Ga. He attended West Georgia College, Gulf Coast College, graduating from LSU Banking School of the South. More...

Mary Hawkins

Homemaker

Mary Ola Hawkins, 81, of Donalsonville died Saturday, Sept. 5, 2009, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, Ala. Mrs. Hawkins was born in Colquitt Nov. 28, 1927, to the late Earnest and Florence Bush. More...

Glenda Winslett

Glenda "Gingee" Hall Winslett, 64, of Blakely, died Monday, Sept. 7, 2009, at her residence. Mrs. Winslett was born Nov. 16, 1944, to her late father, Robert Napier Hall and to her late mother and daddy, Nelle Taylor Kinney and E.K. Kinney. More...

Society

Mulkey - Klesko

Mr. And Mrs. Porter Mulkey of Blakely are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Nicole Ann, to Matthew Adam Klesko, son of Bill Klesko and Rhonda Klesko of Leesville, La. More...

McStay - Williams

Mr. and Mrs. Hugh McStay of Bainbridge are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Erin Frances McStay, to Randall Williams of Colquitt. More...

Gray - Mathis

Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Allan Gray of Bluffton announce the engagement of their daughter, Erin Bain, to Cody Allen Mathis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bradley Jay Mathis Jr. of Attapulgus and Ginger Sickmon Mathis of Bainbridge. More...

City: No more grace period for bad checks

City of Blakely utility customers will no longer have a seven day grace period on returned checks issued to the city and may find their power has been disconnected if the bill is not paid in full by the 20th of each month. More...

Incumbents unchallenged

Qualifying for two Blakely city council posts closed Friday with the two incumbents the only two candidates which qualified for the Nov. 3 election. More...

"Share your Rotary Club's 83-year history"

"My hero is not a movie star or a professional athlete, my hero is a Rotarian," District Governor Roy L. Strickland told Blakely Rotarians Thursday. More...

Archery season Saturday

Georgia is considered the top destination in the country for deer hunters and draws tens of thousands of deer hunters from across the country each year. More...

Other News

Coloring contest pictures on display

Piggly Wiggly of Blakely sponsored a coloring contest for all Early County second graders. Pictures were hung in the local store Thursday, Sept. 3. Two winners will be selected Friday, Sept. More...

BC offers history class in London

Area residents and Bainbridge College students who have wanted to see England or study abroad have a new opportunity through a five-week U.S. History class in London next summer. To learn more about the study abroad contact Dr. More...

ECHS awarded Work Ready grant

Early County High is among 56 high schools across the state which have been awarded Georgia Work Ready training grants. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Gideon: a deliverer for the people

Judges 6-8 The farther time removes an individual or a society from significant events, the less these personal and national milestones influence the thoughtlife of each member of the group. More...

The Gospel Truth

God is watching over you always

I don't have insurance with Geico, but I love their commercials. First there was the clever little gecko. Then came the hilarious cave men. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Pleasant Grove Pleasant Grove African Methodist Episcopal Church will host a singing convention Sept. 23 starting with Sunday school at 10 a.m. Everyone is invited to attend. Union Church Union Church will host Rev. More...

Agriculture

Georgia farms will need more water in the future

A recent University of Georgia report shows that Georgia farmers will need 20 percent more water to grow their crops in the next four decades. They'll need it to meet increased food demand and to compete globally. More...

Clean gardening tools thoroughly

Home gardeners who don't plan to plant fall crops should pack away their tools for the winter, says a University of Georgia gardening expert. More...

Sports

Bobcats sink the Miller County Pirates 34-6

By Jay Palmer Sports Writer

The Early County Bobcats forced five first half fumbles that helped them build a 21 point halftime lead that they would never relinquish as the Bobcats cruised to a 34- 6 win over the Miller County Pirates last Friday night at Standifer Field. More...

Warriors defeat Patriots

The Warriors had their home opener Friday night versus the Randolph Southern Patriots from Shellman. It was a hard hitting game from start to finish. More...

Lady Warriors knock out 18 games

Even though the school doors have been open only a month, the SGA Lady Warriors softball team has already been in two tournaments and played 18 games. They traveled to Macon July 31 and Aug. 1, and Dublin Aug. 21 and Aug. More...