May 17, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Museum hard hat tour

Volunteers working on Early County's museum project put on hard hats and opened the doors of the museum building on North Main Street May 9 to show off the progress and to share dreams of the facility's future. More...

Canning plant opens May 30

The Early County Food Processing Plant will be open for public use and instruction in safe food processing techniques from May 30 to July 13. The center, located behind Early County High School, will open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICES

051706-01 NOTICE STATE OF GEORGIA COUNTY OF EARLY TO ALL DEBTORS AND CREDITORS OF RAYMOND BLAKELY: More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, MAY 17 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

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Yeah for Early County

Dear editor, What a whirlwind two weeks this has been for the citizens of Early County. More...

Looking toward the future

Dear editor, Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! First, to the Rice family for making this possible, to the fantastic team assembled to help us carry this out and to all Early Countians who have cared enough to get enthusiastically involved. More...

Mumbles

A vision for our future...

"These guys are good, they're really good," a golf caddie said about the PGA golfers in a recent golf magazine interview. More...

Obituaries

James A. Newton

Farmer

James Alvin Newton, 77, of Colquitt, died Wednesday, May 3, 2006, at his residence. More...

Mack Hall Sr.

Mill Worker Mack Hall Sr., 92,

Mack Hall Sr., 92, of Blakely, died Friday, May 5, 2006, at Early Memorial Nursing Home. More...

William M. Peterson

Farmer

William Marcus Peterson, 88, of Blakely, died Friday, May 12, 2006, at Early Memorial Hospital. More...

Society

Batson-Smith

Donald and Lisa Batson of Midland City, Ala., announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Nichole Batson, to Derek Lee Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Smith of Headland, Ala. More...

Tyler Ba'Shaun George

Tyler George Tracey and Jessie George are proud to announce the birth of their son, Tyler Ba'Shaun George. More...

Anna Ryan Clements

Anna Ryan Clements Blessed parents Ryan and Jamie Clements of Pensacola, Fla., announce the birth of their daughter, Anna Ryan. Anna Ryan was born May 8, 7:44 a.m. at Sacred Heart Hospital. She weighed 9 pounds and was 21 inches long. More...

Campus

Crocker, Simpson elected 2006 Mr. and Miss ECHS

Mr. Jim Morrell, principal of Early County High School, proudly announces Mr. and Mrs. ECHS for the class of 2006. After teachers elected 14 superlatives, these students filled out an information form. More...

Beta and honor graduates recognized at Early County Middle School

Early County Middle School will recognize the following eighth grade students as Beta graduates during eighth grade graduation exercises Tuesday, May 23 at 10 a.m. at Mangham Auditorium. Those students being recognized are Carlye Alderman, J.J. More...

COLLEGE NEWS

Georgia Southern Justin A. Price was named to the president's list for the spring 2006 term at Georgia Southern University. He is a senior majoring in broadcasting. More...

A vision for Early County's future...

Early County now knows what a "charrette" is, and most now know that Early County's future can be bright if they keep the vision. More...

Bryant demoted to code enforcement

Sheriff Jimmie Murkerson told the News Tuesday that Commander Donald Bryant had been demoted as a result of the investigation of accusations made against Bryant by two drug informants. More...

Turner named TOY

Early County High School history teacher Robert Turner was named ECSS "Teacher of the Year" at the system's annual teachers' reception May 10 at the ECHS media center. More...

Ray Knight Memorial Golf Classic

The 2nd annual Ray Knight Memorial Golf Classic will be played Saturday, May 20 at the Blakely Town and Country Club. The tournament will a three-man scramble limited to 36 teams. More...

Other News

Oklahoma balloons found in Blakely

Bud Harper and Brent Scarborough of Blakely found this bouquet of balloons stuck in a briar patch in the pasture of the late Grady Harper in Blakely. Upon investigation they found a business card attached to them. Mr. More...

Chamber awards vacation

Jo-Ann Alexander, left, was the winner of a weekend at the Dunes Club at Cape San Blas, Fla., given away by the Chamber of Commerce. The vacation weekend was donated by Cary Logan. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Follow the path of integrity

Proverbs 11:1-14 Much is said and written about "integrity". One of the outcries of "society" is the lack of this quality in all areas of life. Yet, it is important for us to know "what" we are talking about. More...

The Gospel Truth

If we believe, we will be blessed

Many churches celebrate the first Sunday after Easter as "St. Thomas Sunday." Today we are going to bask in the light that God gave this outstanding disciple named Thomas. We know him best as "Doubting" Thomas. More...

CHURCH NEWS

New Hope Baptist "The Willing Servants" will be at New Hope Baptist Church Sunday, May 21 at 7 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend. A love offering will be taken. More...

Agriculture

Local forestry ranger earns award

Georgia Forestry Commission Chief Ranger John Godwin of the Early County Forestry Unit has earned a prestigious state award for serving on a special Incident Management Team. More...

FFA winding down another great year

The FFA has participated in many events throughout this year, and has placed in most of them. More...

Kingston peanut amendment passes committee

Congressman Jack Kingston, R-Ga., along with Congressmen Sanford Bishop, D-Ga., and Allen Boyd, Jr., D-Fla., offered an amendment recently in the House Appropriations Committee that would continue the peanut storage and handling fees program through More...

Sports

Greg Houston signs with Mississippi State

Mississippi State University has signed pitcher Greg Houston of Hoover, Ala., to a baseball scholarship, head baseball coach Ron Polk announced Monday. More...