October 7, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

BC groundbreaking Thursday

Bainbridge College will hold a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday for the Student Wellness Center at the Early County site.   The 10 a.m. ceremony will take place outside the atrium lobby at 40 Harold Ragan Dr. just off U.S. 27 Bypass. More...

Flippin’ the News

Nearly 7,000 visitors clicked on our website over 600,000 times just last month. Now it is even easier to read the Early County News online by simply flipping through the pages.   More...

QC charity skeet shoot Saturday

Quail Country opens their 2009-2010 season Saturday with an open house and sporting clays tournament in memory of Tommy Newberry.   Proceeds from the event will be dedicated to support Burning Bush Ministries founded by Newberry.   More...

Tent revival

Arlington is planning a city-wide tent revival. Services will be held nightly at 7 p.m. Oct. 11 - 15 at the softball field. More...

Other News

White home earns Yard of the Month

The Blakely Garden Club was delighted to award Jackie and Joyce White with the Yard of the Month for October 2009. Their lovely home on Highway 27 south of Blakely is framed by boxwoods fronted with varigated liriope and red begonias. More...

The library has something for everyone

Cool fall nights are a great time to curl up with a good book. Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library offers a wide selection of novels and nonfiction titles for local readers. Library hours are 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

How do you know Jesus?

Mark 5:1-20   More...

CHURCH NEWS

Southside Baptist   Southside Baptist Church will have their annual Lottie Moon Missions offering yard sale Oct. 9 and Oct. 10 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the church. All proceeds will benefit the Lottie Moon Christmas offering. More...

The Gospel Truth

Get wise and win souls for Christ

Last week we took a look at Proverbs 11:30, which reads: “The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and he who is wise wins souls.” This is a picture, a proverb and a person. More...

Agriculture

Listening session scheduled for area agriculture producers

The office of U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, ranking Republican member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, and U.S. Department of Agriculture Assistant Secretary Pearlie Reed will host a listening session for area agriculture producers Friday, Oct. 9. More...

Society

Braxton turns one

Braxton Hudson celebrated his first birthday with family and friends Aug. 20 with a Winnie-the-Pooh party at Kolomoki Mounds State Park. He is the son of Tim and Natasha Hudson of Blakely.   More...

Wright named Pilot sweetheart

Barbara Wright of the Blakely Pilot Club was recently voted 2009- 2010 Pilot International Foundation Sweetheart. Members of the Pilot Club nominated their choice for the award at their regular meeting.   More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive

Daily Events   Oct. 12 — Rhythm band practice - 10:30-11:30. Lunch: Pepper steak with brown gravy, winter mix, glazed yams, wheat roll fresh fruit.   More...

Campus

Who’s got rhythm?

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George named chapter president

Shabrika George was chosen to serve as the Early County High School FCCLA chapter president for the 2009- 2010 school year.   More...

Lowe inducted

Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy inducted the class of 2013 Aug. 15, 2009. Among the students entering the doctor of pharmacy program is Corrie Camille Lowe, right. She was welcomed as a student pharmacist by Dr. R.  More...

H1N1 vaccine trickles in

Initial shipments of H1N1 vaccine have arrived in Southwest Georgia. “But, it won’t be time for residents to roll up their sleeves for several days or possibly weeks,” Southwest Health District Health Director Dr. More...

County revisits house-to-house garbage pickup

No action was taken changing the county’s garbage collection system at Monday night’s meeting, but commissioners are once again taking a serious look at house-to-house garbage pick up.   More...

Habitat needs lot for home

The Early County Habitat for Humanity is ready to start its fourth home in Early County. A family has been selected, but a suitable lot is needed. More...

Will peanuts grow on Rocky Top?

To trace the ancestry of the song you must go back to the battlefields of France.

Amidst the roar of a hundred thousand orange clad football fanatics, and a few brave souls wearing red and black, the Tennessee Volunteers will race across the checkerboard end zone Saturday afternoon while Smokey the Hound bellows and the frenzied More...

Literacy Day Oct. 15

Early Reading First will present Dr. Barbara Wasik, a Douglas, Ga., native and professor at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, at its Oct. 15 LEAP meetings at 8:30 a.m. with breakfast at the ECHS lunchroom and again at a 5:30 p.m. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 7   FAMILY Connection Collaborative, noon, Family Learning Resource Center   BIRTHDAYS: Kevin Hood, Merlene English, Celester Arnold, Lily Tedder   ANNIVERSARY: Josh & Kimberly Still   THURSDAY, OCT. More...

Editorials

Cartoon

Full Story

Creature comforts

Other Voices

For two of the last three weekends, I’ve traveled somewhere by airplane. And for two of the last three weekends, I’ve ended up with a cold.   I’m not really surprised that I got sick on an airplane. More...

Mumbles

Good, bad and the ugly

Here’s a breath of fresh air out of Washington... 182 congressmen have signed onto House Resolution 554 in the House that would require all bills in Congress to be held at least 72 hours.   More...

Obituaries

Mary Alice Ward

Homemaker

Mary Alice Ward, 64, of Blakely died Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009, at her residence.   Mrs. Ward was born in Blakely Jan. 24, 1945, to Liza M. Hall Ofton and the late Mr. J.C. Ofton. She was a member of Faith Holiness Church #2. More...

Howard Thompson Jr.

Cold Storage Worker

Howard Tremell Thompson Jr., 23, of Blakely died Monday, Sept. 28, 2009.   Mr. Thompson was born in Miller County Jan. 10, 1986, to Priscilla Lewis and Howard Thompson. He was a member of Mt. More...

Mary Timmons

Homemaker

Mary Brunson Timmons, 99, of Bainbridge, and formerly of Blakely, died Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2009, at Memorial Manor Nursing Home.   More...

Sports

Warriors win first region game 35-26

The SGA Warriors traveled to Chula last Friday night to take on the Tiftarea Panthers. This game was the beginning of region play for both teams.   The Warriors won 35 to 26, giving them a leg up in Region 3-AA. More...

ECHS Bobcats defeated by Thomasville Bulldogs 37-0

The Thomasville Bulldogs exploded for 30 second half points to defeat the Early County Bobcats 37-0 Friday night at Veteran’s Memorial Stadium last Friday night in Thomasville. The Bulldogs are now 3-2 overall and 2-0 in region 1-AA. More...

Lady Warriors take first place in region

The Lady Warriors shut out Tiftarea 4-0 Oct. 1 to garner first place in GISA region 3AA.   “The win at Tiftarea was one of the biggest ever for fast-pitch softball at SGA. More...