September 16, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Schools still without SRO

The Early County School System is still without a school resource officer after the Early County Board of Education failed to act on the system administrators' recommendation of a candidate for the job at their Sept. 8 BOE meeting. More...

Beware of deer on roads!

With an estimated 50,000 deer-car collisions annually in Georgia, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division advises motorists to be extra cautious of increased deer this fall season. More...

BC new career workshops

Adults who have been out of school a while and considering a new career path can learn about their options at "Returning to Learning" workshops scheduled by Bainbridge College Technical Studies Division and the BC Student Services office. 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. 16 CHAMBER of Commerce Board meeting, noon, Chamber office BIRTHDAYS: Whitney Heath, Will Thompson THURSDAY, SEPT. 17 ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club COUNTY Planning Commission, 7 p.m. More...

Editorials

Political Cartoon

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Just doing my part

Other Voices

I'm very proud of myself today. I've single-handedly done my part to help our economy. I went out and bought myself some underdrawers, which is proven to be one of the leading economic indicators that the recession is over. More...

Mumbles

Moose crossing as well

Once being an avid deer hunter for nearly 30 years, I can attest to the fact mentioned in the article on this week's front page... deer are unpredictable. More...

Obituaries

Gladys Jackson

Retired

Gladys Mae Jackson, 88, of Blakely died Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2009, at Early Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Jackson was born in Peach County, Ga., March 15, 1921, to the late George and Lillie Bell Lewis. She was a member of Mt. More...

Melva Gallon

Homemaker

Melva Lee Powell Gallon, 78, of Blakely died Thursday, Sept. 3, 2009, at Early Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Gallon was born Jan. 29, 1931, to the late Melva B. Powell and Fannie Webb Powell. She was a member of Calvary Seventh Day Adventist Church. More...

Rayburn Brooks

Owner/Operator

Rayburn Lamar Brooks, 79, of Colquitt died Friday, Sept. 4, 2009, at Miller County Hospital. Mr. Brooks was born in Etowah County, Ala., Sept. 10, 1929, to the late Luther Brooks and Nellie Brooks. More...

Sports

Warriors dominate Terrell Eagles

The scoreboard at Warrior Field read 42 to 20. If you weren't in Damascus Friday night, you probably read or heard about this score that night or the next day. More...

Lady Warriors win flawless game

The Lady Warriors ended up on top 1-0 in a nine-inning thriller against region foe Sherwood Christian Academy Sept. 10. "This is a huge region win for us. We are now the only undefeated team in our region. More...

Bobcats improve season record 2-1

Most would assume by looking at Friday night's final score of 13- 2 that Early County and Dougherty played a boring, defensive game. But anybody who was there will tell you that the Bobcats win was anything but boring. More...

2009 crop outlook

While the USDA is forecasting the secondlargest crop in history — a record-setting yield and a 100 million bushel increase in exports, Early County Extension director Brian Cresswell told the News Monday that Early County will not have a More...

Abby Tedder crowned SGA queen

SGA senior football players Andrew Stone, left, and Weston Lee salute SGA's homecoming queen Abby Tedder with a kiss Friday night in Damascus. More...

Code RED activation underway

The CodeRED Emergency Notification System — a method to rapidly notify Early County residents of severe weather and other emergencies — should be implemented by next week. More...

County revisits garbage pickup

A citizen's request has the Early County Board of Commissioners revisiting the possibility of house to house garbage service. 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 tomorrow. More...

Benefit bike ride

A 25-mile benefit bike ride will be held in conjunction with the Kolomoki Festival with proceeds benefiting Ward Wright. The bike ride will begin and end at the Kolomoki Mounds State Park Museum. Registration is $25. Entries before Sept. More...

Other News

Ceremony honors Dr. King

A large group of descendants of Dr. John James King (b. August 3,1829, d. More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive

Daily Events Sept. 21 — Megan Barr, Nutrition Education - 11 a.m. Lunch: Sloppy joe, cole slaw, glazed carrots, hamburger bun, fruit cobbler. Sept. 22 — Physical fitness - 10:15 a.m. - 11 a.m. VNA blood pressures - 11 a.m. More...

Legion receives flag

Woodmen of The World field representative Westley White presented a U.S. flag to commander Tommy Wright at the Blakely American Legion Post Aug. 11. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Ezra: a priest for the people

Ezra 9 In all religious systems, there are individuals who serve as the go-between for the god — or gods — and the people. More...

The Gospel Truth

God can and will change your life

Hate is a word we don't like to use. We teach our kids not to say it. Even when we say it, we don't mean any harm. Someone who says, "I hate vegetables" is not likely to go out and set a pea patch on fire. More...

CHURCH NEWS

FUMC First United Methodist Church will have an accumulation auction Saturday, Sept. 26 in the social hall from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Many donated items will be sold and all proceeds will go to the church building fund. More...

Society

Lane - Torbert

Mr. and Mrs. Julian Otis Lane Jr. of Edison announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Kimberly Ann, to James Chad Torbert, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Torbert of Cuthbert. More...

Frowine - Bush

Mr. and Mrs. Steven Frowine are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Kari Leigh Frowine of Albany, to Kolby Klinton Bush, of Cedar Springs. Kolby is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Bush of Cedar Springs. More...

Retired educators attend meeting

The members of the Southwest Georgia Retired Educators attended the area meeting in Dawson Sept. 1 with Dr. Clifford Browner presiding. They were greeted by retired educators from the state office. Sen. More...

Campus

Tedder crowned SGA queen

Abby Tedder was crowned Southwest Georgia Academy's 2009 Homecoming Queen Sept. 11 following the game against Terrell Academy. Austin Boyd, son of Mr. and Mrs. Webb Boyd of Blakely, and Lisa Earnest of Albany, along with Nile Knapp, son of Mr. More...

Sealy wins gymnastics competition

Charley Sealy and her gymnastics team started their competition season with much success at the Alabama Starz Judges Cup in Birmingham, Ala., last week. More...

SCHOOL NEWS

Early County Elementary School earns points for free school equipment every time a Harvey's customer registers at www.harveyssupermarkets. com. Any customers who register are entered to win free groceries or an iPod. More...