March 14, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Returning to the old roost, sort of

"I know him," will be the reaction of many of our readers when they read a new column on page five of this week's paper. "And I know her," they will say as he talks about Marcile being a stickler for manners and etiquette. More...

About your soldiers!

At any given time there are young soldiers from our community in harm's way serving their country. The News would like to share information and news about your loved ones and friends who are helping fight the war on terrorism. More...

Grad test prep study

Early County High juniors can prep for the upcoming Georgia High School Graduation Test by joining study sessions Tuesday, March 20 and Wednesday, March 21 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. More...

Other News

Commodities to be distributed in Early County

USDA government surplus commodity distribution will be held in Early County at the Neighborhood Service Center on March 22, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. if supplies last. All recipients must certify their eligibility. More...

National Guard Day observed

Gov. Sonny Perdue recognized the more than 12,000 men and women of the Georgia National Guard at official ceremonies at the Georgia State Capitol March 6. More...

Governor releases $3 million from emergency fund

Gov. Sonny Perdue announced that he is releasing $3 million from the state's emergency discretionary fund to cover past and future expenses incurred by local governments in responding to last week's severe weather. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

God's divine provision through love

I John 3:1, 2, 11-24 The word "love" has lost much of its significance in the language of our day. We use the word to describe anything from the most intimate of relationships to the simple fondness for something, or even a set of circumstances. More...

The Gospel Truth

The value of living up to your name

Just how important is a person's name? According to Shakespeare, in so many famous words, not much. "What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other word would smell as sweet" (Romeo and Juliet, Act II Scene II). Of course, Mr. More...

THANKS

The family of the late Jake Dennis Robinson wishes to express their thanks to many friends and in-laws for their expressions of sympathy and love during their time of bereavement. Many thanks. May God bless each and every one of you. More...

Agriculture

Corn growers want to end dependence on foreign oil

Keith Bolin, president of the American Corn Growers Association and a hog and corn farmer from Manlius, Ill., took exception to this week's statement by the National Pork Producers Council which called for the elimination of federal incentives for r More...

Wildfire season off to exceptionally busy start

Georgia's wildfire season is getting off to an exceptionally busy start, with more than 300 fires burning close to 2,000 acres in the first week of March alone. More...

TIPS & TRIVIA

BITTER CUKE - Cucumbers develop a bitter taste if the soil is not kept consistently moist, say experts with the University of Georgia Extension Service. Harvest cukes for pickling whole when they're 2 to 4 inches long. More...

Campus

ECHS TSA takes first place at regionals

In celebration of National Engineers' Week in Southwest Georgia, Albany State University along with Georgia Space Grant Consortium and Georgia Section of the American Society of Agricultural Engineers, invited high school teachers and students to pa More...

ECHS graduation tests planned for March 26-28

All students who entered grade nine after July 1, 1991, must pass all parts of the Georgia High School Graduation tests in order to earn a high school diploma. More...

COLLEGE NEWS

Baptist College of Florida Kara M. Linker has been named to the president's list at the Baptist College of Florida in Graceville for the fall 2006 semester. The president's list honors students who maintain a 4.0 grade point average. More...

Play ball!

Ray Knight Sports Complex ribbon cutting Saturday at 8:45

It's not what the umpire shouts Saturday morning that's important. It's where he's shouting it. More...

City hears proposed development

The Blakely City Council held a public hearing related to a zone change request prior to convening their March 6 council meeting. More...

BOE makes out new SPLOST list

The Early County Board of Education has identified a list of proposed SPLOST projects which are being considered for the June 19 referendum. More...

Appropriations bill includes PeachCare fix, extends peanut storage, handling charges

Congressman Sanford Bishop, a member of the House Appropriations Committee, announced Monday that the proposed FY 2007 Supplemental Appropriations bill includes the necessary funds to cover nationwide shortfalls estimated to be $750 million in the S More...

Attention parents!

Ever wonder how to end homework battles or get the children to help out around the house? How about helping children deal with anger, hyperactivity or peer pressure? More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14 PASSPORT to Success module, 9 a.m. or 1 p.m., ECES Pre-K bldg., room 605 BIRTHDAYS: Julia Martin, Brayden Enfinger, Katie McDonald ANNIVERSARY: Donnie & Renee Skipper THURSDAY, MARCH 15 ROTARY CLUB, noon, More...

Activities to benefit Relay for Life

This year's Relay for Life, scheduled for March 30 on the Square, marks the 13th year Early County has participated in the event. "Light a Family Candle" will be a part of the Early County Relay for Life. More...

Editorials

LETTERS

The best mail call ... ever

I've been back in Iraq for just over a month. I have been heavily engaged with situations here and have not much time to reflect, on things back in Calhoun County. More...

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Obituaries

Judy Burch

Homemaker Judy Sue Spence Burch, 65, of Donalsonville died Saturday, March 10, 2007, at her residence. Mrs. Burch was born in Early County, Dec. 3, 1941. More...

David Alexander

Truck Driver David Alexander, 77, of Jakin died March 4, 2007. Mr. Alexander was born May 20, 1929, to the late James Alexander and Mary Jane Alexander. He was raised in Hunerville, N.C. He was a member of St. More...

IN MEMORY

In Memory Happy Birthday Elvira G. Smith. We love you and miss you. The George and Smith Families More...

Society

Tedder-Grillo vows spoken

Kelley Jordan Tedder and Andrew James Grillo were united in marriage by Rev. William I. Smith during an Oct. 21, 2006, ceremony held at the Marriott Resort overlooking the scenic Grand Lagoon during the beautiful sunset at Bay Point, Fla. More...

McVay - Lane

Mr. and Mrs. David McVay of Powder Springs, Ga., are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Emily Jane, to William Brunson Lane, son of Bill Lane of Atlanta and Sandra Lane of Blakely. More...

Law - Cox

Rhonda Bowers of Marietta, Ga., and Mr. and Mrs. Rick Law of Dallas, Ga., are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Kayla Sheree Law, to Daniel Hunter Cox, son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Cox of Blakely. More...