November 24, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Senators Chambliss, Isakson join healthcare law challenge

U.S. Senators Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson announced Monday they have joined several of their Republican colleagues in co-signing an amicus brief supporting a court challenge against the terribly flawed health care law.   More...

Museum to publish pictorial history book

The Early County Museum is planning to publish a book of historical photographs of Early County next Fall. More...

Runoff election Tuesday

Two judicial races will be decided in next Tuesday’s statewide runoff election. Damascus voters will also go back to the polls to decide a runoff for mayor. More...

Get in the Spirit for the holiday season!

Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library’s annual open house will be Thursday, Dec. 2, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Other News

Free website helpful to senior citizens

A free website that helps consumers learn about housing and care options for older Georgians, such as affordable senior housing and continuing care retirement communities, is now available from the Center for Positive Aging.   More...

Volunteers needed for tax assistance

The IRS is looking for volunteers in Early County to be trained for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Allow Jesus to cleanse you

It is impossible for the human mind to grasp the characteristics of God, or his complete nature. Our heavenly father — the creator of the universe — is too great and wonderful for our finite minds to understand.   More...

The Gospel Truth

What kind of sinner are you?

It was on July 8, 1741 that Jonathan Edwards first preached his famous sermon, “Sinners in the hands of an Angry God.” But today I want to tell you that there are also sinners in the hands of a friendly God. More...

IN MEMORY

In Loving Memory   Marie Jackson Curry   Dec. 28, 1950 - Nov. 23,   2009   It has been a year and we think about you all the time. You were a mother and grandmother, but most importantly you were our friend. More...

Agriculture

4-H’ers compete in Cotton Boll and Consumer Jamboree

Seven Early County 4-H’ers traveled to Tifton Nov. 9 to compete in the Cotton Boll and Consumer Jamboree contest.   More...

Society

Holiday season survival tips

It’s almost upon us — the holiday season. During this hectic season, people take on more responsibilities and commit to more events and get-togethers than any time of the year. More...

Bake cookies like a pro

Few things are more delicious than a plate of warm cookies with a glass of milk. The holiday season is a prime time of year to make fresh-baked cookies to share and enjoy. More...

Kindness remembered

Time seems to have stood still in my attic. That is because there are things there that I can’t let go. There are a selected few toys, games, puzzles and books that I remember sharing with my children. More...

Drive safely!

The holiday period begins today and ends Sunday, Nov. 28 at midnight. Georgia State Troopers will be watching for impaired drivers, occupant protection violations, and speeding motorists over the holiday period. More...

Candlelight Christmas Tour

Immediately following the holiday activities on Court Square Saturday, Dec. 4, Blakely Hometown will be hosting a Candlelight Christmas Tour from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. More...

Holidays on the Square

Dec. 3 and 4 will be a weekend full of “HOTS” holiday activities sponsored by the Blakely- Early County Chamber of Commerce. More...

City budget down $5 million

The Blakely City Council held the first of two public hearings for the city’s proposed 2012 budget Monday night at City Hall. The $16.4 million budget total represents an almost $5 million decrease from the current year.   More...

“Wish Tree”

The annual “Wish Tree” project helps ensure that Santa stops at every house at Christmas. To sponsor a child, visit Bank of Early to select a child’s list from the Wish Tree. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 24 Lions Club Meeting, noon.   BIRTHDAYS: Jake Jones, Ray Green, Randy McDonald   THURSDAY, Nov. 25 Thanksgiving   BIRTHDAYS: Jim Carver, Charles Rice, Amber E. Grimes   FRIDAY, Nov. More...

Editorials

Other Voices

No scoop limit on Turkey Day

There was a crazy woman on the “Today” show the other morning telling people how they could cut down on the number of calories they consume during their traditional Thanksgiving Day dinner.   More...

All That’s Fit to Print

It’s almost Thanksgiving and I’m thinking about ...

All those people who say they are going to cause a scene at airports on Wednesday because they object to current TSA screening procedures. Sometimes making a point doesn’t really make the intended point. More...

Mumbles

Amen, and pass the meat

If you can read this, thank a teacher. If you are reading it in English, thank a soldier. More...

Obituaries

Will Gilbert Jr.

Truck Driver

Will Gilbert Jr., 63, of Macon, Ga., died Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010.   Mr. Gilbert was born May 19, 1947, in Blakely to Will Gilbert Sr. and the late Azzie Less Gilbert. He was a graduate of Washington High School and retired as a truck driver. More...

Lillian Graham

Homemaker

Lillian Graham, 92, of Blakely, died Sunday, Nov. 14, 2010, at Hospice Atlanta.   Mrs. Graham was born March 25, 1918, in Damascus, Ga., to the late Andrew Johnson and Lottie Norwood Freeman. She was a retired homemaker and a member of St. More...

Larkin Culbreth

Engineer

Larkin Francis Culbreth, 81, of Fern Park, Fla., died at his home Monday, Nov. 15, 2010.   More...

Sports

Warriors lose heartbreaker

Last Friday night’s game in Damascus between SGA and Edmund Burke Academy can only be described as a good old fashioned brawl. Both teams played with a lot of heart and emotion. SGA came into the game 9-1 and EBA was 8-3. More...

Campus

Local BC students inducted

Ten Bainbridge College students earned the distinction of being inducted into the local chapter of National Technical Honor Society.   Inductees at the Nov. 11 ceremony at the Charles H. More...