September 15, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Chicken processing plant proposed for old Freezer Locker building

A local businessman wants to use the old freezer locker building on Magnolia Street to establish an artisan, organic, free range chicken processing plant which would slaughter and process on average 500 chickens per day five days per week and employ More...

Flu vaccine

Seasonal flu vaccine has arrived at the Early County Health Department and is now being offered in both nasal mist and injectable form. More...

Free Day at State parks Saturday

Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites are offering free admission Saturday, Sept. 25.   On Free Day in the Parks, the $5 parking fee will be waived, historic sites will open their doors for free, and anglers will not need a fishing license. More...

Other News

Lofty best wishes

The three G’s — Greyson, Ganton and Gaines Harrell — prepare to launch balloons for the 71st anniversary of their great-grandparents, Ernest and Carolyn Brady of Cedar Springs. More...

Commodities to be distributed Sept. 23

USDA Government surplus ARRA commodity distribution will be in Early County at Blakely Civic Center Sept. 23 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. if supplies last.   All recipients must certify their eligibility. More...

Obese children need healthier options

In the last three decades, the number of obese American adults has more than doubled. The number of children with the condition has more than tripled. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Take a stand on the Lord’s side

It is easy for the lost human race to substitute carnal ideas for the true worship of God. There is bound in the heart of mankind the need to worship. The center of focus might vary, yet the fact remains. More...

The Gospel Truth

God is walking with you always

On the day of Jesus’ baptism, God the son stepped into the water, God the spirit came down like a dove, and God the father spoke from heaven and declared he was “wellpleased” with the whole event. More...

CHURCH NEWS

First Baptist   A local chapter of The Dead Theologians Society meets in Blakely every Tuesday morning in the Fellowship Hall of the First Baptist Church. More...

Sports

Bobcats lose to Seminole County

Sophomore quarterback Antwan Buggs rushed for 162 yards and a touchdown and threw for 114 more with another score, as Seminole County jumped to a 28-0 lead and held on to defeat the Early County Bobcats 28-14 last Friday night at Standifer Field. More...

Warriors blast Patriots

It did not take long to know the Warriors did not have a let down after defeating rival Terrell Sept. 3. More...

Campus

ECES to host first annual book drive

Early County Elementary School will host its first annual book drive Oct. 1 through Oct. 14 to collect new and gently used children’s books to distribute in various locations throughout the community.   More...

COLLEGE NEWS

Meagan J. Palmer of Blakely made the dean’s list at Darton College for the summer 2010 semester. To qualify, students must be full-time and have earned a 3.4 or higher grade point average.   More...

Smallwood discusses ACF project with Rotarians, fifth graders

Clean water continues to be one of the focus areas for Rotary Clubs around the world making it a natural fit for the Rotary Club of Blakely to assist Georgia-Pacific with their water awareness promotion. More...

County considers full time code enforcement

The Early County Commissioners met Monday night at the county administration building with Commissioner Jody Glass conducting the meeting in the absence of Chairman Richard Ward.   More...

Martha Berry, peanuts, and a crossroad

The legacy of Martha Berry, the founder of Berry College in Rome, Ga., is alive today and includes the dedication of U.S. 27 in Georgia as the Martha Berry Highway. More...

Archery season

Statewide archery season opened Saturday and runs through Oct. 8. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 15   Arts & Crafts for Grown ups, 10 a.m., Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library   Lions Club meeting, noon. More...

Editorials

Other Voices

Financial disclosure

This time of the year, you read a lot about financial disclosure forms and tax returns as politicians jockey for support ahead of the November general election. More...

All That’s Fit to Print

People do the strangest things

It doesn’t take much to entertain me. I get caught up in a trail of ants moving from one place to another. I try to figure out what they are doing.   Moving? Gathering food? Attacking enemy ants? More...

Bullets, booze and baptisms ... hardly holy

Every day I’m reminded of some person, place or thing I can’t remember.   It’s annoying but not totally bad. More...

Obituaries

Jesse Trawick

Retired

Jesse Willey “Buster” Trawick, 85, died Monday, Sept. 6, 2010, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan.   Mr. Trawick was born June 7, 1925, in Blakely, to the late Thomas William Trawick and Jonie Cleveland Trawick. More...

Eddye Garrett

Retired

Retired   Eddye H. Garrett, 59, of Bluff Landing Road, Jackson, S.C., died Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010.   Mrs. Garrett was a native of Alabama, a former resident of Georgia, having made Jackson her home for the past 10 years. More...

Society

It’s only Rock and Roll, but we like it!

If there’s anything that might attract a crowd to a dance performance it’s a new contemporary ballet set to classic rock and roll. Not just any rock and roll, but the Rolling Stones. More...

Jada turns two

Jada Griffin will be two years old Friday, Sept. 17, 2010. She is the daughter of James Griffin and Teresa Spencer. She will celebrate her birthday Sunday, Sept. 19.   More...

Jordan turns nine

Jordan Epps will turn nine years old Monday, Sept. 20. He is the son of Cedric and Priscilla Epps. His grandparents are Trudie Ceasar and Helen Hightower. Jordan will celebrate his birthday with family and friends Sunday, Sept. 26 at Pizza Hut. More...