August 11, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

City council

The Blakley City Council met Aug. 3 at City Hall with all council members present.   More...

Red Cross needs volunteers, partners to respond to community emergencies

On July 7, 2010, The Flint River Chapter of the American Red Cross was asked to assist with supplying drinking water last month when the City of Damascus experienced a failure of its main water well. More...

Adult softball league to be revived

The Blakely-Early County Recreation department is planning to revive the adult softball league which has been absent the past several years.   The effort will be kicked off with a co-ed softball tournament Aug. More...

Picture day at ECHS

Picture day at Early County High School will be Friday, Aug. 13. Students are encouraged to be present and look their best. All students will be photographed for student ID production. The underclass pictures will be used in the yearbook.   More...

Other News

National Preparedness Month time for businesses to get ready

What will local businesses do if disaster strikes?   According to the most recent Business Continuity Study, only one in five companies can answer that question. More...

Editorials

Other Voices

Burning questions

Early last week, during one of the myriad meetings we have around here to discuss what in the world we’re going to put in the paper, I listened as a couple of other editors discussed our coverage plans for the big bass tournament this weekend More...

Mumbles

Donkeys versus Elephants

A caller this week asked me why county commission elections can’t be non-partisan. School board elections already are. The simple answer is state law doesn’t allow it.   More...

All That’s Fit to Print

Stimulating stimulus projects

Don’t read this while you are eating.   Last week, Senators John McClain and Tom Coburn released a list of the 100 worst stimulus projects.   Here’s a taste of where tax dollars are going these days.   More...

Society

Dykes - McDowell to wed

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

Beauty all around us

A passing glance at the flower beds maintained by local businesses and agencies around Court Square is a cheerful reminder that Dog Days bring more than hot, dry weather. More...

Peavy to speak at ECES

Everyone is invited to hear Paul Peavy, a licensed psychotherapist, professional speaker and storyteller Tuesday, Aug. 17 at 6 p.m. in the Early County Elementary School lunchroom.   Peavy is also a former stand-up comic. More...

Campus

Fire science classes to start at BC

Firefighters, public safety officers and others have an opportunity to get fire science training through Bainbridge College. More...

Say ‘cheese’ — picture day at ECHS is Aug. 13

Picture day at Early County High School will be Friday, Aug. 13. Students are encouraged to be present and look their best. All students will be photographed for student ID production. The underclass pictures will be used in the yearbook. More...

August 10 General Primary Runoff Election results  Free Access 

Governor - Republican *Nathan Deal - EC- 163 / Statewide - 50.2% Karen Handel - EC- 174 / Statewide - 49.8% More...

BOE names superintendent  Free Access 

The Early County Board of Education voted Tuesday night to offer the position of Early County school superintendent to Col. Thomas Dyer Challender of Troy, Mo.  Challender is currently a school superintendent in Troy. He retired from the U.S. More...

BOE to name new super

The Early County School Board was expected to announce their selection for school superintendent at a 6 p.m. meeting yesterday.   More...

UGA coach Richt praises Williams

Georgia Bulldogs head coach Mark Richt had high praise for former Bobcat standout Shawn Williams last week after only three days of fall practice. More...

Blood drive Thursday

The Red Cross is holding a blood drive 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 12 at American Legion Post 11 on Woodlawn Drive. More...

Spirit Night

Everyone is urged to mark Aug. 24 on their calendar for the annual Spirit Night to kick off the fall sports season and recognize the community’s student-athletes.   The activities will begin at 7 p.m. at Standifer Field. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

The kingdom of God is within you

As the Apostle Paul wrote to the church at Philippi he was under house arrest. Acts 28:30, 31. He addressed a problem that plagued many of the congregations of that day. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Paul Baskin   Paul Baskin will be at New Freedom Church in Webb. Ala., Wednesday, Aug. 11 at 7 p.m. CST. He will also be at Shiloh Outreach in Edison, Ga., Thursday, Aug. 12 at 7 p.m. More...

THANKS

Dear Friends, I would like to take this time to thank my family, friends and church for the outpouring of kindness shown to me during my extended illness. More...

Obituaries

Doris Balkcom

Retired nurse

Doris Elizabeth McLeroy Balkcom, 90, died Friday, July 30, 2010, in Snellville, Ga.   More...

Tommie Hayden

Retired teacher

Tommie L. McDaniel Hayden, 101, died Saturday, July 31, 2010, at Heritage Inn Retirement Home in Blakely.   More...

Tim Tyler

Business owner

Avery Leach “Tim” Tyler, 84, died Sunday, Aug.1, 2010, at Missions Hospital in Asheville, N.C.   Mr. Tyler was born in Brooklyn, Maine, July 21, 1926, to the late Delia and Roy Tyler. More...

Sports

Reserve seats for Bobcat football available

Time is fast approaching for the beginning of the 2010 Bobcat Football Season. As always, the ECHS Athletic Booster Club is working to do what is best for ECHS athletics as a whole.  More...

Golf tournament winners announced

The Pataula Center for Children, the child advocacy center for the Pataula Judicial Circuit, held its annual spring tournament at the Donalsonville Country Club and Golf Course June 19. More...