December 16, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

The Last Hunt in Early County

The title of the book alone is enough to capture the attention of anyone with roots in Early County. At first glance, the book appears to be about bird dogs and quail hunting.   More...

Schools are out for the holidays

Early County Schools released students for the Christmas holidays Tuesday. Students will return to school Jan. 11. More...

Candlelight service

Father Joe Clift and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church parishioners will host a candlelight service at Dec. 24 at 7 p.m.   Everyone is invited to attend. More...

Other News

Robbery suspect caught

Authorities have arrested a suspect in connection with the Nov. 29 robbery of Dollar General on South Church Street. The suspect, Marcos Henderson, 31, recently returned to the area from Rhode Island.   He was arrested Dec. More...

Middleton, Mills complete training

Blakely city councilmen Charles Middleton and Torre Mills recently completed the Georgia Academy for Economic Development 2009 Multi-Day Training Program. More...

House passes permanent estate tax relief

Congressman Sanford Bishop, Jr. enable small businesses, farmers, and American workers to keep more of their hard-earned wealth. More...

Religion

God’s Witness

“The Lord sent the rain but the devil sent this arthritis.”

On a chilly October morning, the mist is heavy, promising rain later in the day. Men folk stand in the mist; their conversation today is the same as seven generations ago. More...

Sunday School Lesson

God’s promise is yours today

Matthew 1:18-25   More...

The Gospel Truth

God’s economic policy is priceless

Tis the season for economic advice. The loudest voices in our culture, cheap retailers and cheaper politicians, tell us to spend, spend, spend. Other voices, like that of Ivy League economist Joel Waldfogel, say hold on.  More...

Society

Mrs. White to celebrate 100th birthday

Marie Lindsey White will celebrate her 100th birthday Dec. 24. She will be honored with a Birthday Tea Sunday Dec. 27 at Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Arnold is pageant winner

Lauren Arnold was recently crowned Miss SWGA Southern Miss. She was also the winner of the prettiest hair, modeling and overall high point modeling.   She is the 23-year-old daughter of Celester Arnold and the late Roy Arnold of Blakely. More...

Mothers and daughters share tea time

Approximately 125 guests enjoyed a festive Christmas Tea at the home of Jacki Lockart Saturday, Dec. 5. More...

Bluffton charter school approved by state’s GCSC

We really, really hope to create a relationship with the local public schools... — Kylie Holley

An application for a charter school proposed to serve students from Baker, Calhoun, Clay, Early and Randolph counties was one of seven applications approved Monday by the Georgia Charter Schools Commission in Atlanta.   More...

Damascus goes two days without water

The City of Damascus was left without water for two days last week when the city’s well failed. Approximately 115 households woke up with no water Wednesday.   More...

DUI crackdown by GSP underway

Noting that impaired driving remains one of America’s deadliest crimes, the Georgia Department of Public Safety has announced a month-long enforcement effort targeted at impaired drivers on Georgia roads. More...

Late Santa visit Dec. 22

Santa will be stopping by Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library to collect those last minute lists Tuesday, Dec. 22 from 12 noon to 2 p.m.   Bring your kids, cameras and list, and drop in to visit with Santa. 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...

Early County sweeps Miller

Early County swept Miller County Saturday in Colquitt with the Lady Bobcats defeating the Lady Pirates 60-33 and the Bobcats taking an exciting 63-62 Rashun Brackins hitting a threepoint shot with eight seconds on the clock — his first basket More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 16   CHAMBER of Commerce, noon, Chamber board room   BIRTHDAYS: Myrtis Fowler, Christine Moses, Laura Thompson Miles   ANNIVERSARIES: Rudy & Ann Jarrett, Michael & Meghan Williams   THURSDAY, DEC. More...

Editorials

Political Cartoon

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Other Voices

Here we go again

When word came that Tiger Woods had been cheating on his wife with multiple mistresses, I was hardly surprised.   It wasn’t that I had any inside information on Tiger. He and I hadn’t been chatting over coffee. More...

Mumbles

Give me a “D”!!!

The water contingency task force named by Gov. Sonny Perdue presented the governor their recommendations last week in the form of three Cs... conserve water, capture water and control water. More...

Obituaries

Carroll Parlor

Engineer

Carroll Henry Parlor, 66, of Blakely died Monday, Nov. 30, 2009, at his residence.   More...

Tonia Swords

Homemaker

Tonia Renee Swords, 31, of Thomasville died Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009, at her residence.   Ms. Swords was born in Dougherty County to Wanda Swords of Thomasville and Bobby Swords of Blakely. She was a homemaker.   More...

Kahm Reynolds

Student

Kahm Haydin Reynolds, 7, of Thomasville died Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009, at his residence.   Mr. Reynolds was born in Grady County to the late Tonia Renee Swords. More...

Sports

Annual Hot Shot winners named

The 2010 Hot Shot contest was held on Saturday, Dec. 5 at Bessie Scott Gymnasium. It was a free event and medals were handed out to the first and second place winners of each age group.   More...

SGA Warriors lose three in a row

The SGA Warriors basketball team had a week full of games. The Warriors traveled to Pinehurst, Dawson and had a game in Damascus.   More...

Early County chosen to host state tourneys

Early County has been selected as the host for several state Georgia Recreation and Parks Association tournaments for the 2010 year. More...

Campus

Lott inducted into honor society

Haylee Lott has been inducted into the Alpha Gamma Epsilon Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at Bainbridge College.   Lott, majoring in psychology, is the daughter of Laurie E. More...

Probe class catches a ride

Fourth grade Probe/Challenge students from Early County Elementary School recently went on a field trip aboard the SAM shortline. They boarded the train at Veteran’s State Park in Cordele and traveled to Plains, Ga.  More...

SGA K-4 visits Christmas tree farm

Southwest Georgia Academy’s K-4 class recently visited Jimmy and Faith Megahee’s Brown Dog Tree Farm in Arlington.   More...