March 22, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Get your Early Co. wildflowers

Now is the time to plant the Blakely Garden Club%27s Early County Mix wildflower seeds. This is the same seed mixture used in the median of the Highway 27 bypass. Packages of the seed are available at Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library. More...

Agriculture Awareness Week

Governor Sonny Perdue and the Agriculture Advisory Commission launched National Agriculture Awareness Week in Georgia yesterday in Atlanta to recognize the contributions of agriculture and agribusiness in the state. More...

Share your recipes

Local administrative workers are invited to submit their favorite recipes or time saving tips to be included in this year%27s special ECN section celebrating administrative workers in our community. More...

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICES

022206-03 NOTICE PROBATE COURT OF EARLY COUNTY Re: PETITION OF Clifford Earl Anderson, Jr. TO PROBATE IN SOLEMN FORM THE WILL OF Ruth L. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22 DFACS Board meeting, 10 a.m. CHAMBER of Commerce, noon More...

Editorials

House News

Higher exemption level will reduce Medicaid estate seizures

I am pleased to report that the House of Representatives agreed to an amendment that would provide a $100,000 exemption for Medicaid patients whose property would be subject to the Department of Community Health%27s estate recovery program. More...

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Obituaries

Mollie L. Jackson

Mollie Lindsey Jackson, 82, of Blakely, died Wednesday, March 8, 2006, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan. More...

Theodis Brown

Farmer Theodis "Bo" Brown, 90, of Blakely, died Friday, March 10, 2006, at his residence. More...

Lula Veretta Shell

Lula Veretta "Lu" Shell, 72, of Middletown, Conn., died Wednesday, March 15, 2006, at Middlesex Hospital. More...

Society

Gee Chandler

George Harrison Gee IV of Blakely and Laurie Elizabeth Anglin of Lutz, Fla., are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Heather Belle to William Carlton Chandler, son of Jane Knighton Chandler of Blakely and Lon Chandler King of Corpus C More...

Scott-Odom

Mr. and Mrs. Ronald D. Scott of Americus announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Elizabeth Scott, to Douglas Fred Odom II, son of Rev. and Mrs. Fred Odom of Blakely. More...

Creel places in three categories

Huston Byron Creel, an elementary student at Evangel Christian Academy in Tallahassee, Fla., competed in the Florida League of Christian Schools at Southeastern University in Lakeland, Fla. More...

Tips for keeping children safe online

Watchful eyes  Keep the computer in a family room so parents can monitor what happens online. More...

Play Ball!

Opening Day of the Blakely-Early County Recreation Department baseball and softball season gets underway Saturday with opening day activities at Howell Park on Liberty Street. More...

Blood drive Tuesday

Ablood drive will be held March 28 at Early Memorial Hospital for the Southeastern Community Blood Center from 10:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. Donors are asked to sign up with Velva Haire or Mary Nell at 724-4224 or 724-4252. Photo ID is required. More...

Moratorium on water permits for Flint River Basin lifted

Governor Sonny Perdue and Georgia Environmental Protection Division Director Carol Couch announced Friday that the moratorium on new farm-use water permits will be lifted in the Flint River Basin Region. More...

A work in progress

THE EARLY COUNTY MUSEUM

While the outside of the building might look a little rough, the interior of the Early County Museum%27s future home is looking better. More...

Other News

Historical cemetery walk to be held in Columbia

The Columbia Historical will be taking visitors back in time this weekend when they present "Walk In History: Columbia Cemetery" March 25 and 26. More...

Local Chapter observed National FCCLA Week

The members of the Early County High Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America Chapter will join with in the observance of national FCCLA Week, Feb. 12-18. More...

Hilton School reunion set for April 1

The Hilton School reunion will be April 1 at Zion Free Will Baptist Church. There will be a cookout at 12 noon. Registration will be at 5 p.m. and meal will be served at 6 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Sing praise to the creator

Psalm 145:1-13 It is easy for believers to "absorb" the attitude of the environment in which we live. The "ho hum" attitude toward God - and all spiritual things - can become contagious. More...

The Gospel Truth

Jesus is the perfect pain reliever

Hurting? Don%27t reach for a pain reliever, yet. First take a look at Mark 2:1-12. More...

CHURCH NEWS

St. John Pineview St. John Pineview Missionary Baptist Church will have their annual revival meeting March 2024 starting at 7:30 p.m. Rev. Alfred Starling will be the guest speaker. Everyone is invited to attend. More...

Agriculture

FSA News

Key changes in local FSA programs

The Farm Service Agency announced key changes authorized by the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005. The Act calls for changes to special marketing loan provisions for upland cotton and the Direct and Counter cyclical Payment Program. More...

Moratorium on water permits for Flint River Basin to be lifted

Gov. Sonny Perdue and Georgia Environmental Protection Division Director Carol Couch have announced that the moratorium on new farm-use water permits will be lifted in the Flint River Basin Region. More...

FFA'ers compete in Tifton

Early County FFA traveled to Tifton Feb. 28, to compete in a Natural Resources Career Development Event. Four participants were on each team. More...

Campus

What's happening 'On Campus'

Faculty Mrs. McNeal%27s Anatomy class just finished studying the brain. This included the dissection of a sheep brain. This week they will begin studying the special senses. Her biology classes are studying genetics and the nervous system. More...