September 23, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Perdue blocks ACORN funding

Governor Sonny Perdue, joined governors across the country and the U.S. Congress in withdrawing taxpayer dollars from organizations associated with ACORN. More...

Kolomoki Festival

The second Saturday in October is fast approaching and that means one thing for Early County. It's time for the Kolomoki Festival. The Oct. More...

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICES

090909-01 NOTICE OF SALE UNDER POWER GEORGIA, EARLY COUNTY Because of default in the payment of the indebtedness, secured by a Security Deed executed by Cheryl C. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 23 BIRTHDAY: Kristal Houston ANNIVERSARY: Chuck & Casie McCormick THURSDAY, SEPT. More...

Editorials

Political Cartoon

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Civility is gone

Other Voices

It has not been a good couple of weeks for people who believe in good manners and — as my mother used to say — "acting right." Between the heckling congressman, the enraged tennis player and the boozing rapper, it appears that civility More...

Mumbles

Stinky, and very past due

When I was elected to city council in the mid 1970s the city was already well into a project to replace the existing wastewater treatment plant and repair the city's already deteriorating sewer lines. More...

Obituaries

Eddie Thornton

Retired

Eddie Roy Thornton, 84, of Blakely died Thursday, Sept. 10, 2009, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, Ala. Mr. Thornton was born in Blakely Oct. 6, 1924, to the late Zell Thornton and Livie Thorton. More...

Elizabeth Darden

Musician

Elizabeth Pearce Darden, 76, of Blakely died Monday, Sept. 14, 2009, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, Ala. Mrs. Darden was born in Randolph County Sept. 13, 1933, to the late George Augustus Pearce and Callie Bell Knighton Pearce. More...

Billy Jones Jr.

Owner/Operator

Billy Sanders Jones Jr., 55, of Ft. Gaines died Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2009, at his residence. Mr. Jones was born in Early County March 7, 1954, to Billy Sanders "Buddy" Jones Sr. and Myrtie Barbara Palmer Jones, both of Ft. Gaines. More...

Sports

Warriors beat Brookwood 41 to 24

Last Friday the SGA Warriors traveled to Thomasville to take on the Brookwood Warriors. SGA had another impressive night on the ground with 390 yards, most of which came from senior running back Nile Knapp. More...

Lady Cats win bronze division

The Early County Lady Cats traveled to Baconton Sept. 19 to compete in the annual Pecan Growers tournament. The Lady Cats defeated Fitzgerald Lady Canes to win the Bronze Division Championship. More...

FOOTBALL 2009

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Flooding not expected here

A storm system which began pounding the southeast Friday has dumped over 20 inches of rain in some areas of north and middle Georgia. Gov. Sonny Perdue issued an executive order Monday afternoon declaring a state of emergency in 17 counties. More...

Grand jury indicts murder suspects

The Early County Grand Jury met for a special session Sept. 15 at the Early County Courthouse and returned indictments for six men charged in connection with the June 21 beating death of 19-year-old Xsavier Sanchez. More...

Count it all joy...

When Kodi Sheffield entered Early County Middle School, she promptly caught Doug Kidd's attention. The pretty sixth grader seemed refined and mature. So Doug did the only thing a smitten seventh grade boy could do. He tormented her. 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...

Other News

Nurses help residents preserve memories

Early Memorial Nursing Home activities director Robin James and VNA of Southwest Georgia provided a scrapbooking activity for the residents last Thursday. Most scrapped photos of themselves on decorative paper and added embellishments for flair. More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive

Daily Events Sept. 28 — Rhythm band practice - 10:30- 11:30. Lunch: BBQ pork, baked beans, cole slaw, hamburger bun, hot cinnamon apples. Sept. 29 — Physical fitness - 10:15 a.m. - 11 a.m. Games - 11 a.m. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Be faithful in your tasks for God

Nehemiah 2 It is, sometimes, easy for the human mind to confuse leadership and manipulation. There are many uses of the word leadership. More...

The Gospel Truth

God is the greatest reward of all

The book of Proverbs is poetry laced with irony. Each saying contains words of articulate beauty, timeless wisdom and imperative instruction. In other words, the Proverbs are wonderful, true and demanding. 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

ECCREA installs new officers

New officers were installed by Carleen Flowers at the Sept. 15, 2009, meeting of the Early, Clay, Calhoun Retired Educators Association. More...

Plan the perfect Halloween party

Though trick-ortreating was once the standard when it came to Halloween, more and more parents are forgoing that trend and instead choosing to host Halloween parties for kids and their friends. More...

Yard sale to benefit Cleveland family

A fundraiser yard sale and bake sale will be held on Court Square Sat., Oct. 3 to benefit the Cleveland family. Angie Cleveland, owner of Options Salon, has been diagnosed with invasive ductal adenocarcinoma (breast cancer). More...

Campus

BC offers return to learning workshop

Adults who have been out of school for a while and are wondering about a new career path can learn about their options in the "Returning to Learning" workshop designed by Bainbridge College technical studies division and the BC student services o More...

Students win big

Two local second graders won new computers in the Piggly Wiggly coloring contest. Pictured above with manager Glen Tuck is Owen McFay. Owen attends Early County Elementary and is the son of Jeff and Kimberly McFay of Blakely. More...