October 28, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

More important than ever before

The need to shop at home should always be on local citizens minds. However, there is no more better time to recognize the importance of keeping our money — and tax dollars — at home than now, as we enter the holiday shopping season. More...

Collins earns coveted CEcD

Lisa Collins, director of economic development for Early County 2055 and the Advancing Early Initiative 2012 program, has earned the designation of Certified Economic Developer.   More...

Other News

Heating assistance available

Georgia’s regular Energy Assistance Program will open Nov. 2 for homebound and frail elderly households. More...

Mayor proclaims Nov. 1 Retired Educators Day

Mayor Ric Hall signed a proclamation making Nov. 1, 2009, Retired Educators Day in Blakely. More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive

Daily Events   Nov. 2 — Rhythm band practice - 10:30-11:30. Lunch: Smoked sausage, steamed cabbage, dry lima beans, wheat bread, cinnamon peaches.   Nov. 3 — Physical fitness - 10:15 a.m. - 11 a.m. Games - 11 a.m. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Redeemed by the blood of Jesus

1 Peter 1   More...

The Gospel Truth

Righteous choices will exalt your family

One of the challenges of preaching from Proverbs is that each proverb practically preaches itself. Proverbs masters at making the most out of simplistic and stark contrasts and comparisons. More...

Southside Baptist Church to observe homecoming

Southside Baptist Church will celebrate its 49th annual homecoming Nov. 1 beginning at 10:30 a.m. followed by lunch at 12 p.m.   More...

Agriculture

Livestock producers may be eligible for assistance

The Livestock Forage Disaster Program provides compensation to eligible livestock producers who suffer grazing losses for covered livestock due to drought conditions or fire on federally managed land.   More...

Sports

Cats rack up over 400 yards in win against Albany

The Early County Bobcats broke a three game losing streak with a 41-6 thrashing of the Albany High Indians Thursday night at Hugh Mills Stadium. More...

Warriors take the valor out of Valwood

The Warriors traveled to Valwood Friday night for another 3-AA showdown, and brought home another win, 46 to 14.   The Warriors showed up ready to play. More...

FOOTBALL 2009

IT’S TOO GOOD TO MISS!

GO BOBCATS! GO WARRIORS! Last Week’s Score   More...

Interstate is not in SWG future

The Georgia Department of Transportation says that Southwest Georgia leaders should focus on expanding existing corridors such as highways 133 or 27 rather than focus on the possibility of expanding an interstate through the region.   More...

Drive Safely!

Little “Ghosts & Gobblins” will be roaming our streets Saturday night!
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We need your help!

Early County was awarded a $35,000 state grant in July 2008 to assist in earning Certified Work Ready Community status. More...

Sign up NOW!

Sign-up is now underway county-wide for the CodeRED warning system being implemented in Early County.   More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 28   BIRTHDAYS: Jimmy Crouch, Gillian Still, Ethan Still, Frances Enfinger, Becky Gregory   THURSDAY, OCT. More...

Editorials

Political Cartoon

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Mumbles

Service above self...

Here I am nodding in agreement when Holden sings, “I might not live long enough to lose my hair” in his song Southern Grace. More...

Rural hospitals facing physician shortage

Congressional policy makers may be getting the cart before the horse in their efforts to reform our nation’s health system. The valiant push to provide health insurance coverage for nearly all U.S. More...

Obituaries

Mack Mason

Retired

Mack Bailey Mason, 88, of Sneads, Fla., died Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2009, at Chipola Nursing Pavilion in Marianna, Fla.   More...

Mike Correll

Retired

Carlton Lynn “Mike” Correll, 79, of Alpharetta Ga., died Wednesday Oct. 21, 2009, in Cummings, Ga.   More...

Harold Morgan

Retired

Harold Dewain Morgan, 83, of Blakely died Saturday, Oct. 24, 2009, at his residence.   More...

Society

Hartley - Williams

Bess Hartley and George Hartley of Fort Gaines announce the engagement of their daughter, Lori Anne Hartley of Bonaire, to James Wade Williams of Macon, the son of Jerald Williams and the late Gail Williams. More...

Seniors win 16 medals

Nine Blakely Senior Center participants traveled to Warner Robins Sept. 25 and 26 to compete in the Georgia Golden Olympics and brought back 16 medals. More...

Carmichael celebrates birthday with victory

Pat Carmichael recently celebrated his 77th birthday by running Joyce’s Jog in Donalsonville with his daughter Cathy Carmichael Jones and granddaughter Kelsey Jones. More...

Campus

Farm Bureau scholarship applications available

Georgia Farm Bureau will award a total of $14,250 in scholarships to 10 high school seniors who plan to pursue a college degree in agriculture or family and consumer sciences. The top three students will each receive a scholarship of $3,000. More...

FCCLA officers inducted

FCCLA held its annual Family Night program Oct. 8 in the Family and Consumer Science Department. The theme for the evening was “Beyond the Label.”   More...

MILITARY NEWS

Army Reserve Pvt. Sammy E. Brown Jr. has graduated from basic military training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C., under the split-option enlistment program to serve as a member of the Army National Guard or Reserve.   More...