October 14, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Deer season opens

Deer hunters will be taking to the woods in Early County and across Georgia Saturday when the firearm deer season opens.   More...

Weather spares Saturday’s festival

Despite threatening weather early in the day, over 2,000 people from the tri-state area turned out for the 39th annual Kolomoki Festival Saturday. More...

Paint the Town Pink

Monday, Oct. 19 has been declared “Paint the Town Pink Day” for breast cancer awareness and Funny Girl Deli will be hosting a luncheon at 12 noon. More...

Other News

House approves 2010 Agriculture Appropriations conference report

Congressman Sanford Bishop last week announced the House of Representatives approved the FY 2010 Agriculture Appropriations conference report. More...

Editorials

Celebrating Columbus

Other Voices

Five hundred seventeen years ago, after he sailed the ocean blue, Christopher Columbus discovered America, or so said the history textbooks of my childhood. More...

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Mumbles

On a positive note...

The expansion of the Bainbridge College campus here is big news for our community. The importance of Bainbridge College’s presence in our community should never go unnoticed. More...

Society

WHS committee officers installed

In September, the Washington High School National Committee held their first meeting to prepare for the 2011 reunion. New officers were installed at this meeting. More...

BIRTHS

Nicholas Ryan Edward Craft entered the world at 3:27 p.m. on Aug. 22, 2009. He weighed 7 pounds, 8 1/2 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long. Proud parents are April and Jody Craft of Bluffton. More...

BIRTHS

Andrew Bryant Lee was born Saturday, Aug. 29, 2009, at 11:45 a.m. at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany. He weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces and was 20 1/4 inches long.   More...

Campus

FCCLA sponsors ‘clean hands’ activities

The Early County FCCLA chapter participated in National Clean Hands Week Sept. 21- 25. In an effort to spread the importance of clean hands to many people as possible, the chapter extended their project to the week of Sept. 28- Oct. 2.   More...

SCHOOL NEWS

Yearbooks are in   Members of the class of 2009 can pick up their yearbooks at Early County High School. There are extras for sale; cost is $40.   Homecoming activities   More...

COLLEGE NEWS

Five local students have been recognized for receiving scholarships for the 2009-10 academic year from Georgia Southwestern State University.   Casey Schaffer of Blakely received the Wheatley Academic Scholarship. More...

Activation underway

Activation of the CodeRED Emergency Notification System — a method to rapidly notify Early County residents of severe weather and other emergencies is being activated. More...

Honor Flight

Two Early County World War II veterans were among 90 area WWII veterans who were honored guests aboard a Sept. 26 Wiregrass Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. More...

H1N1 flu vaccine available

A limited supply of the H1N1 nasal-spray vaccine is now available to priority groups identified by the Centers for Disease at the Early County Health Department.   More...

Literacy Day Friday

Those bright orange ribbons tied on doors around town aren’t a sign of fall, but signify that businesses and agencies around Early County support literacy. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 14   BIRTHDAYS: Meredith Weaver, Teresa Hattaway, Bronwyn Ragan-Martin   ANNIVERSARY: J. Kenneth & Amy Durham   THURSDAY, OCT. 15   LITERACY DAY, Dr. Barbara Wasik, 8:30 a.m. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Be persistent in seeking God

Mark 7:24-30   More...

CHURCH NEWS

Bright Star   Bright Star Missionary Baptist Church will have their annual family and friends day Oct. 18 at 12 p.m. during regular worship service. Everyone is invited to attend.   Union Church   More...

The Gospel Truth

God’s promises bless our lives

“Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs it down, But a good word makes it glad.” (Proverbs 12:25). Anxiety, as the proverb says, is weighing us down. What can we do? What can you do? What can I, as a pastor and preacher, do? More...

Obituaries

Willie M. Coklow

Retired

Willie Mae Tolbert Coklow, 71, of Blakely died Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2009, at Early Memorial Hospital.   More...

Charlotte Ann Brackin

Assistant Manager

Charlotte Ann Davis Brackin, 57, of Blakely died Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2009, at her residence.   Mrs. Brackin was born in Jackson County, Fla., May 26, 1952, to Lillian Rhodes Deese and the late T.H. Davis. More...

Ronald Harrell

Dentist

Dr. Ronald E. Harrell, 73, of Donalsonville died Friday, Oct. 9, 2009, at his residence. More...

Sports

Warriors stomp Windsor Knights 32-0 in Damascus

Last Friday night the Warriors played host to the Windsor Academy Knights. The Warriors looked mediocre at the end of the first quarter with the score being 6-0, but scored 26 points in the second quarter and didn’t look back after that. More...

Early County Cats fall to Brooks County Trojans 29-9

The Brooks County Trojans broke open a tight game in the second half Friday night and defeated the Early County Bobcats 29-9. The Trojans are now 5-1 and 2-1 in region 1-AA while the Bobcats fell to 3-3 and 1-2.   More...

Flag football champs named

The Blakely Early County Recreation Department flag football team coached by Willie Brown and assistant, Tim Tolbert, won the five to seven year old championship game Sept. 29.  More...