March 8, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

NWTF banquet March 16

Support wild turkey conservation and have a great time by attending the third annual Auction and Dinner, hosted by the Early County Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation. This banquet will be March 16 at the More...

BEWARE: Scam artists targeting older citizens

Criminals have become bolder and more creative in their efforts to steal money from older Georgians with sweepstakes scams, according to the Georgia Department of Human Resources Division of Aging Services (DAS). More...

Other News

Johnson wins fire safety contest

Students in grades Kindergarten through fifth at Early County Elementary School competed in the Statewide Fire Safety Poster Contest. Third grade student, Morgan Johnson, won first place. More...

Play bingo for books

"Bingo for Books," sponsored by 21st Century Community Learning Center and ECSS Parent Involvement coordinator Tammy Storey, will be Monday, March 13 at 6:30 p.m. at Early County Elementary School cafeteria. More...

4-H'ers attend state hog show

Early County 4-H was well represented at the Georgia Junior National Livestock Show in Perry Feb. 22 thru 25. Early County 4-H%27ers carried 24 hogs for competition. Competition was stiff with 1,400 hogs entered at the show. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

God created wonderful things

Psalm 104:1-13 The book of Psalms is the "Jewish song book." As with most songs, the writers expressed their thoughts - under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit (II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:20, 21) - reflecting their feelings toward God or some part More...

THANKS

The day started out being damp and cold, but we still had some die-hard bikers that participated in the poker run for Earnie Amos (who has cancer) at Doc%27s Hideaway on Saturday, Feb. 11. More...

The Gospel Truth

Work together to serve others

In the Democratic response to President Bush%27s 2006 State of the Union address, Virginia Governor Tim Kaine caught my attention when he said, "As a missionary in Honduras ... More...

Society

DeLoach-Ashley

Melanie Barfield DeLoach and Kyle Anthony Ashley are pleased to announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. More...

Cody-Sheffield

Rev. and Mrs. Kenneth Cody of Blakely proudly announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Natalie Shay Cody, to Ryan Bernard Sheffield, son of Linda James and the late Freddie Bonner Jr. More...

Higginbothem-Richardson

Master Steven Richardson is proud to announce the forthcoming marriage of his parents, Nina Higginbothem of Blakely and Gary Richardson of Colquitt. More...

Photos available online

Our new website, www.earlycountynews.com is still growing up. One of the new features added this week enables you to buy photo reprints online by simply clicking on the More...

County hears road complaints at Monday's commission meeting

The Early County Commissioners spent a good portion of their March meeting Monday night hearing from residents of Allen Chapel Road and Big Pine Road. More...

Move drug plan decisions to top of 'to do' list

Medicare beneficiaries who have not yet enrolled in the new Medicare Prescription Drug program should consider putting this cost-savings opportunity at the very top of their "things to do" list. More...

Green Thumb recognition

Melanie Brown, owner of Brown Jewelers, was More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8 12-STEP substance abuse meeting, 8 p.m., Hope House Ministries, 459 Bay St. For info call Min. James Robinson at 229-359-0088 More...

Editorials

Mumbles

The past is on the way!

By now most of you are aware that we have a website up and operating. It%27s about complete, but we%27re still tweaking it with several features that will make you want to come back to the site. More...

House News

Class reduction plan approved

For the past three years, Gov. Perdue and his supporters in the General Assembly have delayed implementation of class size reductions previously enacted into law. More...

All That's Fit to Print

Reap what you sow

A story in the news last week told of a study of toddlers showing that young children are naturally helpful. I believe the researchers proved their theory by dropping clothespins. More...

Obituaries

Lucretia Kitchens

Homemaker/Seamstress Lucretia Dixon Kitchens, 87, died Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2006, at Early Memorial Nursing Home. More...

Lorena Martin

Homemaker Lorena Martin, 78, of Albany, died Thursday, March 2, 2006, at Palmyra Nursing Home in Albany. More...

Agriculture

FSA News

Cropland conversion results in benefits

Direct Payment Change Producers who enroll land in the Direct and Countercyclical Payment program after Feb. More...

Resist spring fever in the vegetable garden

There isn%27t a vaccine for spring fever. But if you develop a little resistance of your own, experts say you%27ll prevent some problems when sunny days start drawing you toward your garden. More...

Campus

4-H'ers attend DPA at Rock Eagle

Nine Early County 4H%27ers traveled to Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton Feb. 10 to participate in the Southwest District%27s District Project Achievement. More...

ECHS debate team qualifies for nationals

Early County High School Debate team members Daniel Bagwell and Frankielee Berry traveled to Carrollton to participate in the National Catholic Forensic League district tournament Feb. 25. More...

COLLEGE NEWS

University of West Georgia Joanna White of Blakely was named to the dean%27s list at the University of West Georgia for the fall semester, according to Dr. Thomas J. Hynes Jr., vice president for academic affairs. More...