June 2, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Kolomoki Kids rodeo Saturday

Kolomoki Plantation will hold their 7th annual Kids Fishing Rodeo Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12 noon. The rodeo is open to all kids 15 and under. All kids must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.   More...

They’ve walked among us

They have walked among us the past 60 years. But, the last of the World War II veterans are dying off, and with them the memories that defined the Greatest Generation.   More...

Boaters be safe!

Thousands of boaters and anglers, including a considerable number from Early County, will be taking to the waters during the summer months. More...

Other News

Crowd attends career fair

A crowd of over 200 visited the 23 exhibitors at the Career and Resource Fair 2010 held May 20 at Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Be faithful to witness for Christ

The beginning of the church at Thessalonica came after the Apostle Paul and his partner in ministry — Silas, also known as Silvanus (1 Thessalonians 1:1) — left the city of Philippi. Acts 16:40. More...

The Gospel Truth

What is God calling you to do?

Before planes, trains, and automobiles, people traveled by stage coach. You’ve seen them in old cowboy movies and reruns of Bonanza and Gunsmoke.  More...

Let the Bible Speak

What will you do?

The way we are able to show our love for God and his son is to love the holy scriptures enough that we obey them. (John 14: 15). God’s word contains all that man needs in order to live life and please the almighty. More...

Agriculture

Southwest Georgia Farm Credit photo contest gets underway

Shutterbugs: Send us your best photos of rural life.   If you’ve got a camera, get it out and start snapping. The 2010 Southwest Georgia Farm Credit Rural Living Photo Contest is about to get underway. More...

Tomato trees or tomato vines?

From the Chia Pet to the Topsy Turvy tomato planter, every year the newest wave of garden gadgets or plants hits the marketplace. One of the newest is the tomato tree. More...

Vidalia onion crop good, in demand

After a soggy winter, spring and start to harvest, Georgia’s famous Vidalia Onion crop is hitting markets and looking good, according to a University of Georgia onion expert.   More...

Sports

Athletes not alone in susceptibility to heat stroke

Kids enjoy summer with a break from school, adults often take time off from work, and the weather encourages everyone to get outside and soak up the sun. But the same enjoyable weather can be dangerous if precautions aren’t taken.   More...

Campus

Bainbridge College recognizes spring semester honorees

Area Bainbridge College students have been named to the Dean’s and Honors Lists for Spring Semester, having earned a 3.5 grade point average or higher while attending full-time for Dean’s List and taking at least seven semester hours for More...

Class spends night at the Atlanta Zoo

Second graders in the Probe/Challenge classes at Early County Elementary recently enjoyed a trip to Atlanta. They visited the Fernbank Museum of Natural History. More...

Nursing graduates receive pins in special ceremony

The 2010 cohort of graduates who received associate of science in nursing degrees at Bainbridge College graduation ceremonies May 11 marked their transition from students to nurses May 10 with the traditional pinning ceremony at the Charles H. More...

Early voting begins today!  Free Access 

Early voting began Monday for the July 20 General Primary and continues through July 16 —  the Friday before the election."  The only local race on the ballot is for County Commission District 3 in which Ed Gilbert is challengin More...

Boy Scouts honor Singletary

The Boy Scouts of America Chehaw Council honored Raymond Singletary at their Annual Friends of Scouting Breakfast at the First United Methodist Church May 27. Above, William Davis, left, and Alan Braswell present Raymond the Golden Eagle Award. More...

No holiday wrecks in Early

Georgia recorded a new record low for the number of traffic deaths over a Memorial Day holiday weekend. Four people died in 2,547 traffic crashes during the 78-hour holiday period, with 637 people injured in the crashes. More...

School bus driver training

School bus driver training course will be available June 14 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Early County High transportation lab.   There is no charge for the training. Participants must have a good driving record. More...

Storyteller Paul Peavy returns

Popular storyteller Paul Peavy returns to Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library June 7 at 3 p.m. to kick off the library’s annual summer program. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, June 2 BIRTHDAYS: Joel Houston   THURSDAY, June 3   ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club   BIRTHDAY: India E. More...

Editorials

Other Voices

Who’s to blame?

A lot of anger seems to be boiling up at BP as more oil boils up from the floor of the Gulf of Mexico. It’s not hard to understand that anger, and much of it is well placed. More...

All That’s Fit to Print

The price of change

The problem with growing older is that while old geezers forget what day of the week it is, there is always a clear memory of what things used to cost. It is not necessarily a useful thing.   More...

Mumbles

Singing up some emotion

Maybe it was because it was Memorial Day, but tears swelled up in my eyes Monday when I heard Johnny Cash’s Ragged Old Flag, knowing it has flown over all those veterans we were remembering Monday.   It goes something like this... More...

Obituaries

Pamela Hammond

Homemaker

Pamela Harless Hammond, 59, of Tuscaloosa, Ala., died Tuesday, May 25, 2010, at Hospice of West Alabama.   Mrs. Hammond was preceded in death by her father, C. Victor Harless, Jr., and her grandparents, C. Victor Harless Sr. More...

Jacquelyn Clark

Homemaker

Jacquelyn Clark, 73, died Friday, May 14, 2010.   She was born Jan. 12, 1937, in Blakely, to the late Isaiah and Erma Green. She worked for Concerted Service. More...

IN MEMORY

In Loving Memory of our mom, Mrs. Eddie Mae Mosely. “Still missing you.”   The Family   More...

Society

Usry-Lovering

Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Cherry of Blakely and Mr. and Mrs. Gary Stan Usry of Cowarts, Ala., announce the engagement of their daughter, Joanna Louise Usry, to Samuel Charles Lovering, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie D. Lovering of Blakely.   More...

McDowell-Dykes

Heath and Connie McDowell of Damascus announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Heather Lynne McDowell, to Samuel Kyle Dykes, son of Sam and LaDonna Dykes of Cochran. More...

What are the responsibilities of the wedding party?

As weddings have become less regimented and more expensive, the traditional bridal party is often pared down to a best man and a bridesmaid or two. Their roles, however, have remained constant through the years.   More...