May 30, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Crops suffering

Early County farmers, already behind on their planting, have been trying to wait for some moisture before planting the remainder of the cotton and peanuts. More...

Hall chosen to head Early County Schools

The Early County Board of Education named Kenneth Hall the new superintendent at a special meeting Tuesday morning. Hall will replace Betty Orange who announced her retirement to the board in January. More...

Kolomoki Plantation 4th annual Kids Fishing Rodeo

Hey kids, bring a little heavier fishing gear to the Kolomoki Plantation Fishing Rodeo. There are some big fish in the pond this year! Kolomoki Plantation will hold its 4th annual Kids Fishing Rodeo Saturday, June 2 from 8 a.m. to 12 noon. More...

Habitat Banquet

The Blakely-Early County affiliate of Habitat for Humanity will hold its annual Donor Appreciation Banquet Thursday, June 7 at 7 p.m. in the First United Methodist Church fellowship hall. More...

Other News

Great summer programs planned at library

Don't miss Donna Washington at Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library June 6 at 3 p.m. Washington's storytelling session kicks off six weeks of great summer programs at the library. She's followed by juggler Todd Key on Thursday, June 7 at 3 p.m. More...

Spring not the only time twisters can form

Georgians may think of spring as the beginning of tornado season, but University of Georgia experts say tornadoes can occur almost year-round. More...

Pet of the Week

This black and white female bird dog with sweet demeanor is available for adoption or recovery at Blakely Animal Control. Call 724-7474 or come by 518 South Main Street. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Share the hope found in Christ

Revelation 22:6-21 In our common language, the thought of "hope" has been reduced to the idea of "wish." However, this word, as used in scripture embraces the "confident expectation, with the anticipation focusing on the source that brings about More...

From the Pulpit

Learn to love and serve each other

The last few weeks I have written about helping people who are in need. This is something that God put on my heart years ago. The early church grew by leaps and bounds and one of the reasons was that they helped those in need. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Shiloh Outreach Shiloh Missionary Church will have a crusade for Christ beginning Friday, June 1 through Sunday, June 3. On Friday and Sunday everyone will meet at the church at 7 p.m. More...

Society

Daugherty - McDavid

Mr. and Mrs. Dean Daugherty of Panama City announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Amanda Marie, to Derek Clay McDavid of Louisville, Ky. More...

Habitat for Humanity to honor donors at banquet

The Blakely-Early County affiliate of Habitat for Humanity will hold its annual Donor Appreciation Banquet Thursday, June 7 at 7 p.m. in the First United Methodist Church fellowship hall. More...

Brooks, Brewer wedding plans complete

The wedding plans of Janet Rose Brooks and Daniel Keith Brewer have been completed. The couple will wed Friday, June 8, 2007, at 7 p.m. central standard time at Maria's Vineyard in Dothan. A reception will follow. More...

Fire dangers

While wildfires have been raging in Southeast Georgia, other parts of the state, including Early County, have had to keep on their toes. "We've been called out to approximately 15 brush fires in the last two weeks. More...

Water restrictions

The Georgia EPD declared a level two drought response statewide in April, permitting outdoor watering only in the morning on designated days. Under the level two drought response, outdoor watering is allowed only from midnight to 10 a.m. More...

18 SGA grads turn tassels

Eighteen members of the Class of 2007 received their diplomas Thursday night at the Southwest Georgia Academy commencement exercises in Damascus. More...

School SPLOST vote June 19

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

Hey Kids!

Check out the new fun links Doug Kidd sent us for our website... earlycountynews. com. Click on "Kids Only" and have fun! You may want to drop Doug a note at dougk@alltel.net and let him know how much you enjoy them. More...

Activities

21st Century Community Learning Center has a few openings for art camp, June 18-21 at the Elementary School, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. To register, call Family Connection FACES at 723-5122. Registration deadline is June 1. See page 11. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, MAY 30 BIRTHDAYS: Hoyle McLendon, Blake Shierling THURSDAY, MAY 31 ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club CANNING PLANT OPEN BIRTHDAYS: Kaylyn Barron FRIDAY, JUNE 1 ANNIVERSARY: More...

Editorials

Infinite growth, finite water

Hidden behind the mindnumbing technical detail and protestations about being "fair" to all lies the ugly core truth of the "state water plan" that will be debated in the legislature in January: The primary point is to legalize piping water to metro More...

All That's Fit to Print

It's almost tomato time

It is almost tomato season. I have four sitting on my counter. They aren't real tomatoes, the kind ripened on the vine in the hot summer sun. They don't smell like tomatoes, but they look pretty good. More...

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Obituaries

Michael Commander

Captain Michael DeWayne Commander, 53, of Leary died Wednesday, May 23, 2007, at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. Mr. Commander was born in Columbus Jan. 3, 1954, to the late John Corbitt Commander and Gracie Mae Pierce Commander. More...

Billy Davis

Attendant Billy Davis, 75, of Donalsonville died Wednesday, May 23, 2007, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan. Mr. Davis was born in Seminole County Oct. 16, 1931, to the late Florence Brooks Story. More...

David Bruner Sr.

Farmer David Madison Bruner Sr., 84, of Edison died Friday, May 25, 2007, at his residence. Mr. Bruner was born in Clay County Aug., 16, 1922, to the late William Joseph Bruner and Arzilla Cherry Bruner. More...

Agriculture

Planting lags, crops wither in Georgia drought

Extreme drought now covers most agricultural areas, delaying peanut and cotton planting and raising concerns for the crops this year. More...

It keeps getting drier

Drought conditions continue to worsen across the entire state. Of Georgia's 159 counties, 74 are classified as being in extreme drought, 79 in severe drought and six in moderate drought. More...

Campus

LPNs receive pins at Bainbridge College ceremony

Bainbridge College Practical Nursing Program awarded 16 students with licensed practical nursing pins, the traditional mark of achievement. Among the May 3 graduates were Lashonda Foster of Early County and Tashia L. More...

FACES attendee wins computer

Enedelia Aguirre won a new computer for her family April 30. The drawing was sponsored by Family Connection's Promoting Safe and Stable Families program. Aguirre has been a longtime attendee of the program's parenting classes. More...

News of the Century

Art and drama camps open to students

21st Century Community Learning Center has a few openings for art camp, June 18-21 at Early County Elementary School, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Led by artist and Atlanta resident Karin Mervis, participants will be painting a canvas mural. More...