August 25, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Safety milestone

For the first time in mill history, Georgia-Pacific employees have worked more than two million hours without a lost-time injury. More...

Opening SGA game no contest

The SGA Warriors’ opening game was no contest — really! The Warriors were trailing Tattnall Square 7-0 late in the first half Friday in Macon when play was halted due to severe weather. More...

Other News

Early Memorial earns award

Early Memorial Hospital was recently named Archbold Medical Center’s Network Hospital of the Quarter for the second quarter of 2010. More...

Palmer releases book

Former Blakely radio station owner Tommy Palmer is releasing a book this weekend in Statesboro titled “The Daisy Boys Club,” a book about growing up in simpler times in rural Georgia.   More...

Hunter safety courses offered

With dove season opening Sept. 4, everyone is reminded that those born on or after January 1, 1961 must successfully complete a hunter education course prior to purchasing a season hunting license.   More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Peace comes with knowing Christ

It is difficult for the human mind to grasp the thought that God — Jehovah, the creator of the universe — has a plan and purpose for each life. As our personal day-to-day events unfold, the divine purpose is not revealed to us.  More...

The Gospel Truth

Life begins with the gospel of Jesus Christ

Life begins with the gospel, but the gospel is brought to life by a witness. If you are alive in Christ, it is because someone made Christ alive to you by the way they lived and the things that they said. More...

THANKS

I would like to express my deepest thanks to our hospital emergency room and ambulance staff for the excellent care I received during my recent illness. Also, the phone calls, cards and most of all your prayers are greatly appreciated. More...

Sports

Warriors’ first game cut short

The Southwest Georgia Academy Warriors’ football team opened up their 2010 campaign against AAA powerhouse Tattnall Square Academy out of Macon Friday night. More...

Dallas fits team with mouth guards

Dr. Nate Dallas of Dallas Dental Care in Arlington presented the ECHS varsity football team with their custom fit professional mouth guards last week. Dr. More...

Campus

East graduates with honors

On May 10, 2010, Erin East graduated with high honors from Emory University School of Law. East served as the student marshal for the School of Law in the commencement ceremonies. More...

Bobcats will host Bainbridge Friday

The Early County Bobcats return to action Friday night when they welcome the Bainbridge Bearcats to Standifer Field. Kickoff is set for 8 P.M. More...

County, school tax levy

The Early County Board of Commissioners issued an order setting the 2010 tax levies at a special meeting Friday at the Early County administration building.   More...

SPLOST election will be on Nov. 2 ballot

There will be a SPLOST referendum on the Nov. 2 ballot for Early County voters to consider extending the collection of a special purpose local option sales tax over the next six years. More...

Dove season

Dove season will open statewide at noon Sept. 4. Opening day of dove season is traditionally considered the beginning of the fall hunting season and is the perfect opportunity to introduce children and grandchildren to the sport.   More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 25 Lions Club Meeting, noon.   Arts & Crafts for Grown ups, 10 a.m., Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library   BIRTHDAYS: Ben Adkison, Tony Smith, Josh Yelverton, Coleman Wehrly, Robert O. Thompson Jr. More...

Editorials

Other Voices

Out of ideas

About two or three times a week, someone invariably will ask me, “How do you come up with the ideas for your column?”   It’s not an easy question to answer.   A lot of things can motivate me. More...

All That’s Fit to Print

Interesting bits and pieces

Someone sent me a list of unusual facts. I love stuff like that.   There was a time when I might have considered such a list interesting but not very useful. Not anymore. If it is anywhere close to 500 words, I am tickled pink.   More...

Mumbles

Ghosts, voters & prayers

It’s no wonder Uncle Jeff often made his presence known over the years. He was lonely.   It appears he may be the only ghost in the community. More...

Obituaries

Edna Sessions

Retired

Edna C. Sessions, 102, died Friday, Aug. 20, 2010, at her residence.   More...

Lester Shoemaker

Retired

Lester Harper Shoemaker, 92, died Sunday, Aug. 22, 2010, at his residence following a lengthy illness.   More...

Society

Rogers - Ewing vows exchanged

Bettye Arnold Rogers and Ray E. Ewing were united in marriage in the garden at Wayside Inn in Middletown, Va., Aug. 7, 2010.   The bride was given in marriage by her brother, Edgar Arnold of Summerville, S.C. More...

Gordon - Cramer

Lydia Monroe Crew of Albany, Ga., and Mickey and Beth Gordon of Blakely are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Callie Anne Gordon, to Lance Wade Cramer of Augusta, Ga., son of Wade and Brenda Cramer of Sandersville, Ga.   More...

Stokes - English vows spoken

Kristin Noelle Stokes and Henry Joel English were united in marriage May 22, 2010, at Victory Baptist School in Millbrook, Ala.   The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Stokes of Prattville, Ala. She is the granddaughter of Mr. More...