December 2, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Attention parents!

In cooperation with the Early County Dept. of Public Safety, Magnolia Lodge No. 86 Masons will be providing GACHIP, a child identification program, free of charge to the public during Holidays on the Square Saturday, Dec. 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Quail Country’s Bowles leads QU

Quail Unlimited National Board Chairman Cameron M. Harris called Bill Bowles, a partner in Quail Country Plantation, and told Bowles he had to accept the presidency of the struggling organization. More...

Holiday kickoff at LHM library

It’s time to “get in the spirit” at Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library’s annual holiday kick off. The fun takes place Dec. 3 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and includes a light lunch, gift and decorating ideas and local treasures. More...

Holiday yard of the Month

The Blakely Garden Club is accepting nominations for December Yard of the Month. To make a nomination for the local home with the most tasteful holiday yard decor, call E.J. Wills at 723-8017. More...

Other News

Body found hanging in barn on US Hwy. 27

Two young people headed for Tallahassee, Fla., were traveling south on U.S. Highway 27 north of Colquitt last Sunday, Nov. 29. The “call of nature” had Charlie Field of Tallahassee pull off the highway near an old dilapidated barn. More...

Bishop votes to stop cuts in Medicare payments

Congressman Sanford D. Bishop Jr. (GA-02) voted today in favor of H.R. More...

Do you know your water bill?

When you turn on a faucet, run a load of laundry or wash the car are you thinking about how much water you are using? Or what it costs? More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

God keeps his promises

Ruth 4:13-17; Matthew 1:1-17 More...

The Gospel Truth

Become a commandment keeper

Last week I introduced you to the “new revolution” based on Proverbs 19:16. Read that verse again. Now, let me remind you of the meaning of the first part and say a few things about the rest of the text. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Evergreen   Evergreen Church will host a candlelight service Dec. 6 at 6 p.m. Pastor John Davis of Union Church will deliver the message. The Williams family of Willis Grove Church of Damascus will supply the music. More...

Society

Inspired holidays gifts from the kitchen

If the best gifts come from the heart, certainly the next-best gifts come from the kitchen. Culinary treats can be perfect presents for your foodie friends or just about anyone on your list. More...

Keep your holiday tree fresh and green

Many Georgians remember hiking into nearby woods as children to chop down that most iconic of all holiday decorations: the family Christmas tree. These days, a suitable one is less likely found in the backyard. More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive

Daily Events   Dec. 7 — Rhythm band practice - 10:30-11:30. Lunch: Pepper steak with brown gravy, winter mix, glazed yams, wheat roll, fresh fruit.   Dec. 8 — Physical fitness - 10:15 a.m. - 11 a.m. More...

Campus

EC LEOs designated Club of Excellence

The Early County LEO Club has been designated as a LEO Club of Excellence by Lions Clubs International for the fourth consecutive year. More...

Bonnette shares military experience

On Tuesday, Nov. 17 Pastor Matt Bonnette spoke to students in Jackie Williams and Jean Murray’s classes in the second grade at Early County Elementary School. More...

Moonlight Madness

6 P.M. - 10 P.M. FRIDAY

The weekend activities get started Friday night with the Moonlight Madness during which local merchants and restaurants will have sales and special activities from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. More...

500 H1N1 vaccine available in Early Co.

Target populations most at risk of Pandemic H1N1 influenza who haven’t gotten vaccinated against it should take advantage of the arrival of more than 16,000 doses of hard-to-find H1N1 vaccine. More...

BC Foundation sets endowment goal

The Bainbridge College Foundation has undertaken the challenge to increase the foundation’s endowment to $1 million. More...

Christmas Wish Tree

The annual Wish Tree project helps ensure that Santa stops at every house at Christmas. To sponsor a child, select a child’s list from the Wish Tree in the Bank of Early lobby. The deadline to return gifts to bank is Dec. 10. More...

Warm coats for Xmas

The community is being asked to participate in “Warm Coats for Christmas” spearheaded by the Rotary Club in cooperation with First Baptist Church and the Blakely Ministerial Association. More...

ECHS concerts

The ECHS Band will present a concert Dec. 8 at 6:30 p.m. at Mangham Auditorium. The ECHS Chorus will perform Thursday, Dec. 10 at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 2   FAMILY Connection Collaborative, noon, Family Learning Resource Center   BIRTHDAYS: Natasha Davis, Rudy Jarrett, Haley Middleton   THURSDAY, DEC. More...

Editorials

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Thoughts worth noting!

Before we move on to something else let me urge everyone to come out and enjoy the activities planned for you this weekend. Have fun! And do a little shopping and eatin’ with the participating merchants. More...

Shopping’s not for me

Other Voices

Friday was “Black Friday,” allegedly the busiest shopping day of the year. I wouldn’t know myself. I wasn’t there.   More...

Obituaries

Marie J. Curry

Retired

Marie Jeraldine Jackson Curry, 58, of Blakely died Monday, Nov. 23, 2009.   Mrs. Curry was born in Early County Dec. 28, 1950, to the late Lawrence Jackson and Gladys Jackson. She was a member of Mt. Hosea Free Will Baptist Church. More...

Robert G. Storey

Fisherman

Robert George Storey, 56, of Sneads, Fla., died Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009, at Marianna Health and Rehab Center in Marianna, Fla.   Mr. Storey was born in Paw Paw, Mich., Sept. 9, 1953, to the late Buck Storey and Frances Shockley Storey Payne. More...

Hansford Cleveland

Retired

William Hansford Cleveland Sr., 82, of Brownwood, Texas, died Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2009, at his residence.   Mr. Cleveland was born in Early County March 3, 1927, to the late Arthur D. Cleveland and Minnie Lee Enfinger Cleveland. More...

Sports

Knight pledges to play for Georgia Southwestern

Lee County’s Hayley Knight is taking her softball talents up the road to play for Georgia Southwestern next season. The outfielder’s knack for game-winning hits has earned her the nickname Ms. Clutch.   More...

Pollock receives service award

The Bainbridge College Customer Service Committee recognized Dr. David Pollock as its first recipient of the college’s customer service award.   More...