November 4, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Jakin residents oppose house-to-house

Several citizens, including the mayor of Jakin, offered their opinions on garbage collection at the November County Commission meeting Monday night at the county annex.   More...

Day named ‘Brave Thinker’ by The Atlantic magazine

Blakely native Danny Day is one of 27 people featured in The Atlantic magazine’s first annual feature, Brave Thinkers. More...

GED grad celebration Thursday

The Early County Literacy Task Force invites everyone to a celebration to recognize and honor 2008 and 2009 GED graduates Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. at the middle school cafeteria. Honored guest and keynote speaker will be Bobby Wimberly. More...

Early Co. High Drama presents...

The Early County High Drama Dept. will present Charles Schultz’ “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” Monday, Nov. 9 at 6:30 p.m. in Mangham Auditorium. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students. More...

Other News

Pilot Club puts fans in park

Louise Jones and Dot Willis recently presented two ceiling fans to Kolomoki Mounds State Park superintendent Matt Bruner as a gift from the Pilot Club of Blakely. More...

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Obituaries

Lillie M. Stansell

Retired teacher

Lillie Mae Stansell, 85, of Dublin, Ga., died Saturday, Oct. 24, 2009.   More...

Max E. Wells

Retired

Max Eugene Wells, 71, of Damascus died Monday, Oct. 26, 2009, at Miller County Hospital.   More...

Samuel Zipperer

Retired

Samuel Derrick Zipperer Jr., 78, died October 27, 2009, surrounded by his loving family.   More...

Society

Willis - Naramore wedding plans complete

The wedding plans for Kelli Suzanne Willis and Kevin Wayne Naramore have been completed. The wedding will be Saturday, Nov. 7 at 4 p.m. at Bethel Baptist Church with Rev. Slade Speir officiating.   The bride-elect is the daughter of Mr. More...

Norman - Myers

Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Howell Norman of Edison proudly announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Caroline Elizabeth of Albany, to Carlton Brett Myers of Ashburn, son of Mr. and Mrs. Aubrey Randy Myers of Ashburn.   More...

BIRTH

Dr. and Mrs. Charles Paschal Brooks are proud to announce the birth of their third grandchild, Harlowe Elizabeth Spence, born Oct. 15, 2009, at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany. More...

H1N1 vaccine available today

A limited supply of the long awaited H1N1 injectable and nasal vaccine will be available at the Early County Health Dept. at 12799 Magnolia St. in Blakely beginning today at 8 a.m.   More...

Honor our vets

Everyone is invited to the annual Veterans Day Celebration Sunday at Blakely First United Methodist Church at which special honor will be given to our World War II veterans.   More...

Early Memorial receives national accreditation

Early Memorial Hospital and Nursing Home recently earned the Gold Seal of Approval™ from The Joint Commission, a national healthcare accreditation organization, for demonstrating commitment to patient/resident safety and quality of care. More...

Alert test!

The Southern Nuclear Co. in conjunction with Blakely- Early County EMA will be conducting tests of the Farley Nuclear Plant Notification System Nov. 5 at 8 a.m. More...

The Blakely Burl Tree Project

The discovery of a rare — and valuable — burl pecan tree in Blakely has led to the production of a documentary about the tree and the history of the community during the tree’s estimated 150- year life span. More...

Sowega interstate study

The Georgia DOT is nearing completion of the “Southwest Georgia Interstate Study” to identify roadway capacity and operational needs to improve Southwest Georgia’s access to I-185, I-75 and I-10.   More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 4   FAMILY Connection Collaborative, noon, Family Learning Resource Center   BIRTHDAYS: Bud Toole, Olin Thompson IV   ANNIVERSARY: Shane & Jennifer Carter   THURSDAY, NOV. More...

Editorials

From our Files

Rainfall far below normal

10 YEARS AGO Nov. 2, 1999   EARLY County High School crowned their homecoming queens, Monique Moses and Bijal Patel, Friday night during halftime ceremonies. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Be a faithful witness for Christ

1 Peter 2:1-17   More...

The Gospel Truth

The saved are upright in God’s sight

According to National Geographic, the worst country in the world to live in is the western African country of Burkina Faso (my condolences, admiration and blessings to my great friends and missionaries David and Cindy Pope). More...

CHURCH NEWS

Faith Holiness #2   Faith Holiness #2 will celebrate their 13th church anniversary with the Faithful Few Nov. 7 at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend.   St. Mary’s   St. More...

Sports

Cats pluck the Eagles at Homecoming, 38-14

The Early County Bobcats picked up a huge region win on Homecoming Friday night, defeating the Mitchell County Eagles 38-14. The Bobcats are now 5-4 overall and 3-3 in region 1-AA play.   More...

Warriors lose to Sherwood, continue to state

Last Friday night the Warriors suffered a loss to Sherwood for the Region 3-AA Championship, 33 to 26. The Warriors fought hard and never gave up; it just wasn’t the night for the Warriors.   More...

Campus

BCEC host education conference

Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education and Bainbridge College Early County are sponsoring a Nov. More...