October 21, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

ECHS Homecoming

The halls and campus at Early County High will be chock-full of homecoming activities building up to the crowning of the 2009 Homecoming Queen and King Friday night, Oct. 30, at halftime of the Bobcats game with Mitchell-Baker.   More...

Walking to cure breast cancer

Monday’s “Paint the Town Pink Day” for breast cancer was the final fund raiser before the Funny Girl team departs Thursday for the Breast Cancer 3 Day 60-mile walk in Atlanta.   More...

Youth football activities

The Early County youth football league will be hosting the league’s super bowls Saturday, Oct. 31 afternoon at 1 p.m.   There will also be a league cheerleading competition at 10 a.m. More...

Other News

Bishop announces grant funding for rural household water wells

Congressman Sanford Bishop has announced the United States Department of Agriculture has approved a $100,000 grant for the Golden Triangle Resource Conservation and Development Area to establish lending programs for household water wells in rural So More...

Insurance investigator will be available

An investigator from the office of Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine is scheduled to be in Blakely from 9 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28 at the courthouse. More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive

Daily Events   Oct. 26 — Rhythm band practice - 10:30- 11:30. Lunch: Beef hotdog with chili, cole slaw, BBQ beans, hotdog bun, apple crisp.   More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

With God, everything is possible

Mark 10:17-31   More...

The Gospel Truth

Apply God’s wisdom to your life

The goal of studying the book of Proverbs is to discover the wisdom of God. Discovery leads to acceptance. Acceptance leads to application. Therefore, the wisdom of God should apply to every area of your life. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Harmony Baptist   Harmony Baptist Church will host Bro. Richard Rawls of Greenville, S.C., Sunday, Oct. 25 at 11 a.m. and Monday, Oct. 26, through Wednesday, Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. each night. More...

Society

DAR meeting held at local library

The Peter Early Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution met Oct. 15, at Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library. More...

Livingston named Pilot of the Year

Marshline “Mot” Livingston has been selected by the membership of the Pilot Club of Blakely as the 2008- 2009 Pilot of the year. More...

Easy Halloween decorating ideas that are all treat — no trick

Spooky jack-olanterns. Scary witches. Things that put fright it your night. It’s easy to capture the Halloween spirit by decorating your home. All you need is some paint and a little imagination. Here are some ideas.   More...

Campus

The couple that welds together ...

Sandra Scott of Donalsonville discovered that her fascination with welding overcame her initial fear as she watched welders at the paper mill where she worked. More...

Tips to help kids study at home

Regardless of where a person might be, distractions abound in this highly technological age. Adults at the office can get distracted by the Internet, instant messaging, text messages on their cell phones and a host of other things.   More...

Band of Blue earns high ratings

The Early County High School Band of Blue marching band participated in the Dothan Southern Showcase Band Festival Oct. 10. More...

Rains delay harvest

“We are probably already two weeks behind due to the recent rainfall.” — Brian Cresswell

University of Georgia peanut experts are predicting that the peanut harvest underway in Georgia is on track to set record-breaking yields for the state. More...

Drug Free Work Week

Three-quarters of the nation’s current illegal drug and alcohol users are employed. Are these workers employed at your business?   Drug-Free Work Week, Oct. More...

School board contracts for SRO

Students don’t feel safe, and teachers and administrators aren’t law enforcement officers. — Shebrika George, Senior Class President

Early County High junior class president Carter Bates and senior class president Shebrika George brought the student body’s perspective on school resource officers to the Early County Board of Education at their Oct. More...

News enters 151st year...

Vol. 151, No. 1

In 1959 my Uncle Alvan Fleming wrote, “Although probably none who reads this will be in this life when another century has passed, we believe the Early County News will still be a “part and parcel” of the business life of the c More...

SGA Fall Festival Thursday

Southwest Georgia Academy will hold its 39th Fall Festival Oct. 22. The festival will start at 3 p.m. and end at 8 p.m.   More...

Pumpkins on the Square

Blakely Hometown’s annual “Pumpkins on the Square” will have games for everyone Oct. 29. There will be costume and pumpkin carving contests with prizes for all events. See page 2 for more info. More...

Bobcats play in Albany at 7 p.m. Thursday

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Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 21   SGA FALL Festival, 3 p.m. More...

Editorials

Political Cartoon

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Mumbles

Of dogs, linotype & time

For those of you who might not know, “Buddy” is a 13-week-old rambunctious yellow lab trying his best to fill the void left by Boomer. More...

All That’s Fit to Print

Shake, rattle and roll

Evan has a new wagon. It’s actually an old wagon, a Radio Flyer, and he is liking that wagon. His mama wants him to ride in it, and he does for a while. Then he wants to pull it. He does, for a while. More...

Obituaries

Jennie Reddick

Jennie Mae Reddick, 86, of Lakeland, Fla., died Friday, Oct. 9, 2009.   Mrs. Reddick was born in Shorterville, Ala., Jan. 25, 1923. She was raised by her grandmother, Mandy Carter. She was a member of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church. More...

William Hardrick

William Eugene Hardrick, 60, of Blakely died Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009.   Mr. Hardrick was born in Blakely July 22, 1949, to Lizzie Mae Hardrick and the late Miller Hardrick. He was a member of Rosinvick Missionary Baptist Church.   More...

Calvin Eubanks

Retired

Alex Calvin Eubanks, 71, of Edison died Sunday, Oct. 18, 2009, at his residence.   More...

Sports

Warriors skin the Piedmont Cougars 42-21

By Andrew Stone Sports Writer

The Warriors had a tough non-region game last Friday night against Piedmont Academy. Though the score was 42 to 21, the Cougars seemed to be in the game until the end. More...

Bobcats crushed by Hurricane waves

The Fitzgerald Purple Hurricane scored on five of their six first half possessions and cruised to a 48-0 win over Early County Friday night at Standifer Field. Fitzgerald is 7-0 while the Bobcats fell to 3-4.   More...

FOOTBALL 2009

IT’S TOO GOOD TO MISS!

Are you ready for some football? More...