September 22, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

A game to remember!

An avid Atlanta Braves baseball fan, six-yearold Zane Caudill will likely see a lot of games over the years. But, none will be more special than the Sept. 11 Braves-Cardinals game. More...

Early voting

Early voting began Monday for the Nov. 2 General Election and continues through Oct. 29 — the Friday before the election.   The polling place for early voting is the Voter Registrar’s office on River Street in Blakely. More...

Free tutoring

The Early County High School students may be able to receive Supplemental Educational Services, free tutoring provided by state approved providers. More...

Other News

A bit of brass in Blakely

There’s a new business in Blakely. Gunn Ammo quietly began manufacturing handgun and rifle ammunition several months ago at their facility on Highway 62 East. Friday they held an open house introducing the public to their retail showroom. More...

Religion

The Gospel Truth

The purpose of life is to preach the gospel

By the time we read the first 15 verses of the gospel of Mark, the word “preaching” has been preached three times, the word “gospel” has gone out three times, and some explicit name of God has been used nine times. More...

Sunday School Lesson

Leaders need the attitude of Moses

Positions of leadership are either assigned or assumed. Those who are assigned the role realize that this position is an honor, and will attempt care for the total welfare of those over whom they have been given this responsibility. More...

Obituaries

Tammy Cook

Tammy Denise James Cook, 44, died Sunday Sept. 12, 2010, at Atlanta Medical Center.   Mrs. Cook was born June 21, 1966, in Columbus, Ga., to Minnie B. James and the late Henry Williams. She was employed at Emory Healthcare in Decatur. More...

Willie James

Willie John “Jack” James Sr., 64, died Sunday, Sept. 12, 2010, at Early Memorial Hospital.   Mr. James was born Feb. 17, 1946, in Blakely, to the late Leroy James and Minnie L. James. He was a member of St. More...

John Anthony

John Howard Anthony, 58, died Sunday, Sept. 13, 2010.   Mr. Anthony was born June 21, 1952, in Blakely to Fitcher L. Smith and Beatrice Summerset. He was a member of Evergreen Church. More...

Society

Grissett - Powell

Michael Shirah Powell and Jillian Grissett are happy to announce their engagement. Michael is the son of Sue Powell and the late Carlton Powell of Ft. Gaines. Jillian is the daughter of Wayne and Ann Grissett of Tallahassee, Fla. More...

Hixon - Moseley

Mr. and Mrs. William Brooke Hixon Sr. and Karol Mock Hixon are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Korie Hall Hixon of Cuthbert, to Joseph Dalton Moseley, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Fulton Moseley Jr. More...

BIRTHS

Robert and Jennifer Holland of Augusta proudly announce the birth of their son, Bryson Eden. He was born Aug. 22, 2010, at 4:23 a.m. at Doctor’s Hospital in Augusta. He weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long.   More...

BOE reviews public comment policy

The Early County School Board presented gifts to retired superintendent Kenneth Hall and retired ECHS principal Irene Bush at their Sept. 14 meeting at the middle school media center. More...

Leadership class visits Southwest Georgia area

Over the past 39 years Leadership Georgia, an affiliate of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, has selected 60 of Georgia’s best and brightest to participate in five three-day sessions held in different Georgia communities.   More...

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and in Early County signs bearing a green frog or a blue airplane remind everyone of two special children fighting their own battles against childhood cancer.   More...

Sporting clays benefit at QC Oct. 9

The second annual Tommy Newberry Memorial Sporting Clays Tournament will be held Oct. 9 at Quail Country in Arlington. All proceeds benefit Burning Bush Ministries.   More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 22 Arts & Crafts for Grown ups, 10 a.m., Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library Lions Club meeting, noon. BIRTHDAYS: Warren Cleveland, Amy Smith, Lanie Conner THURSDAY, Sept. More...

Editorials

Other Voices

Knowing better

I should have known better than to brag.   At dinner the other night, my friends were bemoaning the commutes they have to make each day to get to work, some of them having to be in the car for 45 minutes or more each way every day.   More...

All That’s Fit to Print

Stop the talk, walk the walk

A caller on a radio show stated he believed that the rich did not give enough of their money to the government. His opinion was that the rich had more than they could spend, so they should give it to those who don’t have as much. More...

Mumbles

Playing the game with us

games·man·ship: The art of winning games by using various ploys and tactics to gain a psychological advantage. More...

Agriculture

Still in the garden at 93

Ernest Brady of Cedar Springs weeds his summer garden here. He will be 93 years old this week. More...

Blakely farmer bales with $50,000 in lottery winnings

The Georgia Lottery announced this week that Paul Allen, 73, won a $50,000 top prize playing the Georgia Lottery instant game Jumbo Bucks Classic. Krishna Food Store on North Main Street in Blakely sold the lucky ticket. More...

Just Jakin

The nutty facts

When is a nut not a nut? I’ll give you a hint — you won’t find it looking up in a tree. Give up? It’s the peanut. Believe it or not the peanut is in the legume (or should I say bean) family. More...

Sports

Bobcats clinch a win against the Patriots

The Early County Bobcats notched their first win of the season Friday night in Albany, beating the Westover Patriots 21-14. The Bobcats are now 1-3 as are the Patriots.   More...

Campus

Richardson chosen for conference

Steven Richardson was recently chosen out of a select few to attend the Junior National Young Leaders Conference in Washington, D.C. He will attend this fall and represent Early County Elementary and Middle schools as well as the state of Georgia. More...

Election set for parent representative

The Early County High School Council will hold an election for a parent representative Thursday, Oct. 7.   Eligible parents (parents of ECHS students) may vote in the main lobby of ECHS between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. More...

Fundraiser underway for prom 2010

The Junior Class at ECHS is selling magazines and chocolate to pay for Prom 2011. All juniors who wish to attend the prom must sell at least one magazine. More...