July 21, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Community in mourning

Matt, Amy and Garrett Justice funeral services today at 2 p.m.

Our community remains in a state of shock, mourning and bewilderment following news of a weekend tragedy which took the lives of three members of a local family.   More...

City approves Mainstreet wireless plan

The Blakely City Council approved the go ahead for a broadband wireless company to do business in the city at their July 13 meeting. More...

County and cities discuss proposed SPLOST projects

The Early County Board of Commissioners met with elected officials from municipalities July 13 to hear proposed projects for the county’s next SPLOST referendum.   More...

Back to School Bash

School bells will be ringing soon and local agencies are getting together to give local students a great send off at the annual Back-to-School Bash July 28, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., in the Early County Middle School Cafeteria.   More...

Other News

Reading Club celebration planned

The Vacation Reading Club is winding down and an end of summer celebration is scheduled for this Thursday, July 22, 3 p.m. at Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library. More...

Grand Jury returns 193 true bills

The Early County Grand Jury returned 193 true bills and 33 no bills at the July 2010 term. Among those indicted were:   More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Does your life center on the Savior?

Those who truly desire to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ of Nazareth have a one track brain. More...

The Gospel Truth

Surrender all to the Lord and rejoice

Junior and Lulu were two recurring characters on the old TV variety show “Hee Haw.” They were unattractive and overweight, but extremely good natured and funny.  More...

IN MEMORY

We just couldn’t let your birthday go by without saying something, because we know that you have let us know about your birthday two months before, telling us what you want, but we used to look into your sweet face and say, “Del, we love More...

Society

Fund established for Williams family

The family home of Georgia strong safety Shawn Williams was lost in a fire last week in Damascus. Williams, a rising sophomore, played in all 13 games for the Bulldogs last season.   More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive

Daily Events   July 26 — 10:15-11:00 - Rhythm band practice. Lunch: Chicken strips, vegetable blend, marinated beets, wheat roll, fruit crisp.   July 27 — 10:15 - 11:00 - Physical fitness. 11:00 - Games. More...

BIRTH

Mr. and Mrs. Clay Crawford proudly announce the birth of their son, Felton Wilson Crawford. Felton was born May 7, 2010, 7:09 a.m., at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan. He weighed 5 pounds, 6 ounces and was 18 1/2 inches long.   More...

Campus

Cell phone usage at school not all bad, must be monitored

Less than 20 years ago, cell phones were considered luxury items used only in emergencies. Today, 4.1 billion people worldwide own cell phones. Most families have at least one, and often multiple, cell phones. More...

UPDATE: ELECTION RESULTS  Free Access 

Republican 2nd Congressional District

FINAL RESULTS  Mike Keowen - 80%  Rick Allen - 11%  Lee Ferrell - 8%  More...

ELECTION RESULTS  Free Access 

County Commission District 1

F.C. "Butch" Wiggins - 130  Ed Gilbert - 114     More...

ELECTION UPDATE  Free Access 

Governor's Race

Barnes wins without runoff.  Handel, Dean in August 10 runoff.  More...

Public Safety consolidation may dissolve

Sheriff Jimmie Murkerson told the Public Safety board Monday night that he was recommending the 15-year-old law enforcement merger between the Early County Sheriff’s Department and the City of Blakely police Department be dissolved.   More...

Elementary, middle school pass CRCT

The Georgia Department of Education recently released Criterion- Referenced Competency Test results for Georgia public schools and local system officials are smiling about elementary and middle school results.   More...

Hwy. 62 detour delayed

The Georgia DOT had announced a detour was scheduled next week for railroad crossing improvements on Highway 62 at the intersection of Highway 370 near Hilton.   The detour has been rescheduled from next week to 8 a.m. Monday, Aug. More...

Peanuts — to — Pencils

Family Connection FACES is kicking off this year’s Peanuts to Pencils school supply drive. With the community’s help, every student can arrive the first day of school prepared for class. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, July 21   Chamber of Commerce, noon. More...

Editorials

Other Voices

Smarter than your average bear

I was very fortunate to grow up in a fairly rural area where I had the chance to see many different type of wildlife.   I never saw a bear in the wild, though. We didn’t have many bears in southwest Georgia.   More...

All That’s Fit to Print

Variety is the spice of life

My tomatoes are ripe. They have been for a couple of weeks now, but I hated to say anything lest I jinx the rest of tomato season. You know what they say about bragging....don’t. More...

Mumbles

Worth noting!

It seems everytime I get a little disgruntled with our community something comes along that makes me proud to call Early County home. More...

Obituaries

Lula Stringer

Homemaker

Lula Mae Rivers Stringer, 76, died Wednesday, July 7, 2010, at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.   Mrs. Stringer was born in Leary, Ga., May 3, 1934, to the late Simon Rivers and Johnnie Mae Green. More...

Frances Colson

Telephone Operator

Frances Fleming Colson, 79, of Fernandina Beach, Fla., died Tuesday, July 13, 2010, at Baptist Medical Center in Fernandina Beach.   More...

Ralph Cashwell

Business Owner

Ralph Edward Cashwell, 63, died Tuesday, July 13, 2010, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, Ala.   Mr. Cashwell was born in Blakely Sept. 26, 1946, to the late Cornelius Nathanial Cashwell and Gladys Bush Cashwell. More...

Sports

Girls All-Star team places third at state tournament

The Early County All-Star placed third in the recent GRPA State Tournament for 2010. More...

Popes compete in shooting competition

Tanner Pope, alias Olin Winchester, age 12, competed and represented Georgia along with his brother, Callum alias, Joe Cartwheel, age nine at the Single Action Shooting Society’s 2010 End of Trail event June 21-27 at Foundas Ranch, Edgewood, N More...