March 21, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

"Thanks for the memories"

The Early County Historical Society has a new project on the burner. Long known for its excellent publishing projects which focus on local history, the society is now branching out into the collection of oral history. More...

Spring is here!

The Spring equinox has arrived. It is a time when night and day are of equal length in all parts of the earth. More importantly, however, it is the first day of Spring and a time to enjoy the outdoors (pollen excepted). More...

Other News

Banners missing from Square

Blakely Hometown officials are hoping vigilant, caring citizens will help find and return several of the red banners missing from light columns around Court Square. More...

Queens involved in 'Boxes for Baker'

The Early County Forestry Queens had mixed emotions after the storm and tornadoes March 1. They felt very fortunate that Early County had been spared by the storm but at the same time their hearts broke for the people of Baker County. More...

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. Teams are busy raising funds for the relay. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Christians need an attitude of love

1 John 4:7-21 As the Apostle John wrote of love, he used the term that describes the "giving of love with no expectation of return." This "love" is foreign to the "lower nature of mankind." It is easy for a person to "love the lovely" and "despise More...

The Gospel Truth

Attaining a Christ centered, priority-driven life

In my opinion, Malachi the preacher becomes Malachi the meddler in this passage. You do know the difference between good preaching and meddling, don't you? Good preaching is always aimed at someone else. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Stephen Chapel M.B.C. The members of Stephen Chapel Missionary Baptist Church invite everyone to come and show their appreciation for Sister Hattie Lanier's 50-plus years as a faithful member Saturday, April 14 at 2 p.m. More...

Society

McEntire - Dennard exchange wedding vows

Amy Ruth McEntire and Jamie Lee Dennard were united in marriage by Rev. Alfred Carver of Coolidge, Ga., Jan. 27, 2007, at First Baptist Church in Blakely. Amy is the daughter of Hugh McEntire of Thomasville and Susan Williams of Blakely. More...

Starr - Norman plans complete

The wedding plans of Lacey Denise Starr and Emerson Grant Norman have been completed. The couple will wed on Saturday, March 31, 2007, at 6:30 p.m. at Westview United Methodist Church in Blakely. More...

Braley - Alexander

Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Braley of Ft. Collins, Colo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Elizabeth Ann, to Adam Collier Alexander. Lyz is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Braley of Monument, Colo., and Mr. and Mrs. More...

Bainbridge College Visitation Days

The annual High School Visitation Days for area seniors and their parents will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 24 on Bainbridge College Main Campus and on March 31 at the Early County site in Blakely. Main campus is at 2500 East Shotwell St. More...

Want WiFi?

A study is underway to determine the feasibility of providing wireless broadband access to the underserved rural population in a five-county area. The five counties participating in the study include Early, Calhoun, Miller, Baker and Mitchell. More...

BOE adopts SPLOST resolution

The Early County Board of Education met Tuesday, March 13 at 9 a.m. at the middle school. More...

Habitat dedication Sunday

The local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity will dedicate their newest home Sunday, March 25 at 3 p.m. The home is located at the corner of Lee Street and Washington Street, and will belong to the Tonya Tinsley family. More...

Rising freshmen

Thursday, March 22 is the day for eighth grader registration at Early County High School. Eighth graders who are rising freshmen should visit the ECHS cafeteria between 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. More...

Community Calendar

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21 CHAMBER of Commerce at noon BIRTHDAYS: Hannah Durham, Bailey Ann Brackin, Jamie Weaver, Reid Pierce ANNIVERSARY: Denise & Jimmy McCrimmin, John & Jewell Still THURSDAY, MARCH 22 ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Cl More...

Editorials

Postal problems frustrating

(Editor's note: David Gustafson wrote the following editorial to his readers because of the poor out-ofstate delivery his subscribers were experiencing. It is a problem our readers also experience. More...

Celebrate cancer 'survivorship'

To all cancer survivors, Preparations are underway for the Early County Relay for Life Unit, of the American Cancer Society annual walk. This will be 13 years we have been a part of "a community that takes up the fight" against cancer. More...

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Obituaries

Jessie Stagg

Truck Driver Jessie Frank Stagg, 83, of Cuthbert died March 12, 2007, in Leesburg. Mr. Stagg was born in Early County, Jan. 14, 1924, to the late John and Gladys Peace Stagg. More...

Kaden Greer

Infant Kaden Ronald Greer of Blakely died Monday, March 12, 2007, at Donalsonville Hospital. Kaden was born in Seminole County, March 12, 2007, to Nathan L. Greer and Deirdre Fletcher Greer of Blakely. More...

Cedar Springs Cemetery seeks donations

Springtime and rain bring on the grass and the cemetery has to be maintained either by families or donations. More...

Agriculture

Don't let red bugs ruin your summer

If you act fast, you may be able to keep red bugs from ruining your summer. In early spring, female mites are laying eggs that will hatch into the larvae we call red bugs or chiggers. Only the larval stage is parasitic. More...

Sports

Josey earns medals

Jessica Josey of Blakely recently represented the Dothan area in two Special Olympic tournaments. The first was the South States Special Olympic Unified Bowling Tournament in Mobile, Nov. 3, 2006, where she won a gold medal. More...

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Campus

SGA baseball team wins tournament

The SGA Warrior baseball team completed a busy week of baseball Saturday by defeating Autauga Christian from Prattville, Ala., 2-1 and Northside Methodist from Dothan 19- 14 to win the Ashford Invitational Baseball Tournament. More...

ECES reads with Bobcats

Feb. 20 and Feb. 27, Early County Elementary School hosted Read With A Bobcat. Athletes and volunteers from Early County High School came out and read stories to elementary students. More...

Literary team earns honors

Southwest Georgia Academy's Literary Team recently placed in both region and state competitions. The team tied for second place overall in GISA 3-AA region competition March 7 in Thomasville. More...