September 8, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

SPLOST projects

The Early County Commissioners, along with elected officials of county municipalities, have identified projects for funding through the 2012 Special Option Local Sales Tax collections if voters approve SPLOST in the referendum Nov. 2.   More...

Free Day at State parks Sept. 25

Put away your wallet and pull out your fishing pole or hiking boots. Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites is offering free admission on Saturday, Sept. 25. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 8   Arts & Crafts for Grown - ups, 10 a.m., Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library   Lions Club meeting, noon.   BIRTHDAYS: Linda Houston, Seth Welch, Freddie Cody, Shane Driver   THURSDAY, Sept. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Obey God’s commandments

In our society, the idea of a covenant is not a common consideration. Since a covenant is a binding and solemn agreement to do or to keep from doing some specified thing, this thought goes against the grain of a me first society. More...

The Gospel Truth

God promises us a future life

I often wish our lives were lived on a plain. I like the familiar, the routine, the known pleasures of time with God, family and friends. I don’t need too much excitement and I don’t want too much pain. I like it level.   More...

CHURCH NEWS

Willis Grove   Willis Grove’s annual old fashion meeting will be Sunday, Sept. 12 at 11:30 a.m. Everyone is invited to attend.   St. John   St. John Sandy Bottom will celebrate their choir anniversary Saturday, Sept. More...

Society

Just Jakin

Cameos are more than just jewelry

When I was a little girl I remember sitting on my grandmother’s bed while she showed me her brooches and other trinkets. My favorite was always her cameo earrings and brooch. More...

Dykes - McDowell plans complete

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...

Ward Wright turns five

Ward Wright celebrated his fifth birthday July 31 with family and friends at a bowling party in his hometown of Albany.   More...

Blakely TCC suspends services

The Blakely Town and Country Club membership received a letter this past week notifying them that the club would discontinue services Sept. 4.   More...

SGA homecoming court

The Southwest Georgia Academy 2010 homecoming court will be escorted by their fathers during homecoming activities Friday night when the Warriors host the Randolph Southern Patriots. The homecoming queen will be announced following the game. More...

Driving safely

According to Early County Authorities and the Georgia State Patrol, there were no traffic accidents reported in Early County over the Labor Day weekend.   More...

2010 Kolomoki Festival vendors

Vendor applications for the Oct. 9, 2010 Kolomoki Festival are now available at Kolomoki Mounds State Park and Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library. Arts and crafts spots are $20 and food concessions are $50. More...

Editorials

Other Voices

Justice is served

I figured it was too early for someone to be in the hooch. But there was the older model SUV in front of me weaving between lanes at 9 o’clock in the morning. More...

All That’s Fit to Print

An afternoon visit

Evan just left. His leaving is not of the tail lights variety, you know where grandparents say they love to see their grandchildren come, but they also love to see the tail lights of their car leaving the driveway.   More...

Mumbles

They’ve served us well

Our community owes a debt of gratitude to the members of the Hospital Authority. Confronted with the daunting task of finding a new partner to operate the Early Memorial Hospital and Nursing Home, they didn’t waver.   More...

Obituaries

Caroline Mikkelson

Caroline Hill Mikkelson, 59, died Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010, at her residence.   Mrs. Mikkelson was born Sept. 24, 1950, in Atlanta, Ga., to the late James A. Hill and Betty Ann Fuqua Hill. She was a member of the Methodist faith.   More...

Mary Butler

Mary Alice Butler, 75, of Dunnellon, Fla., died Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010.   Mrs. Butler was born in Early County Aug. 22, 1935, to Talmadge D. Driver and Alberta Temples Driver. More...

Marjorie Standifer

Laura Marjorie Standifer, 91, of Valdosta, Ga., died Saturday, Sept. 4, 2010, at the South Georgia Medical Center.   Miss Standifer was born in Early County, Blakely, Ga., May 20, 1919, to the late Dr. More...

Sports

Warriors’ clipped the Eagle’s wings

The Warriors traveled to Dawson to take on the two-time defending Class A state champions, the Terrell Academy Eagles. When these two teams get together it’s always a hard fought battle and Friday night was no different.  More...

Bobcats suffer another loss Friday night

The Miller County Pirates used two Early County miscues and a huge special teams play to build a 19 point lead and then hung on, even as the Bobcats rallied late, to win 19-13 in Colquitt last Friday night. More...