January 30, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Not your mother's snow

While Mother Nature has been blanketing portions of North Georgia with snow the past couple of weeks, school officials had to call on the Adel Ice Co. for Friday's "snow day" at Early County Elementary school. More...

ECHS HOPE students ranked 4th most 'college ready' in state

The Governor's Office of Student Achievement has ranked Early County fourth in the state on the "College Ready HOPE Scholarships" indicator on its high school scoreboard. More...

Cowarts to be honored

A dedication ceremony in Arlington Friday will be a time of remembering two citizens whose lives contributed so much to the City of Arlington and the surrounding area. More...

"Grand" reunion

Agrand reunion of the Early County Schools classes of the 1940s, 50s and 60s is being planned for April 5. Mark your calendars, tell your classmates and plan to come home to a weekend of grand fun, friendship and fellowship. More...

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICES

010908-03 NOTICE TO DEBTORS AND CREDITORS STATE OF GEORGIA COUNTY OF EARLY All creditors of the Estate of Hursteen W. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 30 BIRTHDAYS: Jeanine Houston, Rachel Pyle, Paul Chandler, Darrell Harper, Jacob Wolfe THURSDAY, JAN. 31 CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Banquet, 7 p.m., ECHS ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club AL-ANON, 6:30 p.m. More...

Editorials

House News

Under the Gold Dome

Members of a Joint House and Senate Appropriation Committee heard from department and agency heads this week on their spending priorities in the Governor's proposed budget. This is traditionally done the week of the Dr. More...

Political Cartoon

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Mumbles

Back to the front page!

About that groundbreaking tomorrow in the industrial park... if you read the front page before making your way to page four, the cat's out of the bag. If not, let me be the first to tell you, we're going to build a biodiesel plant! More...

Obituaries

De Anna Jackson

Homemaker

De Anna Jinks Jackson, 54, of Blakely died Thursday, Jan. 17, 2008, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan. Mrs. Jackson was born in Blakely Sept. 9, 1953, to Jo Ann Gray and the late Robert Hall Sr. More...

Ruth Roberts

Bookkeeper

Virginia Ruth Roberts, 84, of Blakely, died Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2008, at Early Memorial Nursing Home. Miss Roberts was born in Early County, in the Colomokee community, Sept. 15, 1923, to the late Reuben S. Roberts and Ruby Lee Mann Roberts. More...

Melba Cheek

Clerk

Melba Eubanks Cheek, 88, of Blakely died Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2008, at her daughter and son-in-law's home, Vicky and Hal Alston of Blakely. Mrs. Cheek was born in Bellwood, Ala., Jan. 26, 1919, to the late Gus Lee Eubanks and Ada Mae Eubanks. More...

Society

Cook - Shivers

Bring home Mr. and Mrs. Roger Cook of Ocilla, Ga., are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Morgan Breanna, to Steven Patrick Shivers, son of Mr. and Mrs. Steven Powell Shivers of Fort Gaines. More...

Carpenter - Anderson

Sharon Godwin of Blakely and Junior Carpenter of Dothan are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Jena Carpenter, to Daniel Anderson, son of William Anderson and the late Mary Anderson of Bay Minette, Ala. More...

Campus

FFA career development events

Early County FFA members Andrew Bright, Cassie Sasnett, Randal Ellis, Brook Lewis and Abi Smith recently competed in the Area 5 FFA agricultural communications career development event. More...

COLLEGE NEWS

Susan English of Blakely graduated this fall from the Darton College Nursing Program with an associate of science degree. She was recognized during the traditional Nursing Pinning Ceremony. More...

Tennille graduates cum laude

Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn., held its fall commencement exercises Dec. 14, 2007. Rebecca Ann Tennille of Baker County graduated cum laude receiving a bachelor of business administration in music business. More...

GROUNDBREAKING!

The Early County Industrial Development Authority has announced there will be a groundbreaking ceremony at the industrial park at 2 p.m. Thursday, January 31. Plan to be there and watch for more information in next week's Early County News. More...

Ground breaking ceremony

Thursday at 2 p.m.

Local officials have been in discussion with a company in recent months about the construction of a biodiesel facility in Blakely. Company officials have been in Blakely since Tuesday and a groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for 2 p.m. More...

IRS scam alert!

The Internal Revenue Service issued a consumer warning Tuesday for Georgia residents. More...

First responder grants

The Early County Department of Public Safety is one of 36 Georgia first responders to receive a grant from a federal program that provides much needed equipment and technology to enhance response capabilities. More...

Halford will assume chamber duties Monday

Chamber banquet Thursday

The new chamber president, Hiliary Halford, will be introduced to the community Thursday night at the annual Chamber banquet. The 58th Annual Blakely-Early County Chamber of Commerce Banquet will be tomorrow night at 7 p.m. More...

'Click here' for The Paw Print

Beginning this week students, parents, teachers, alumni and Bobcat fans around the world can keep in touch with happenings at Early County High by clicking on www.earlycountynews.com. More...

Other News

Hutchins is employee of the month

The City of Blakely recognizes William Hutchins, a valuable employee in the water and sewer department, as employee of the month for December. The City is proud to acknowledge all of his hard work and dedication. More...

Search and rescue course conducted in Blakely

A Georgia Emergency Management Agency Search and Rescue Course was conducted at the Blakely- Early County Emergency Management office Jan. 19 and 20. More...

Energy assistance available

The Department of Human Resources has announced $1.6 million in emergency contingency funds to help low-income families meet home energy costs. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Christians called to good works

Luke 10:1-12, 17-20 Jesus Christ of Nazareth often used words to paint pictures to allow the hearers to see the things that he intended them to learn. These scenes were often many of the common features of normal life in that area. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Ministerial Association The Blakely-Early County Ministerial Association is planning a benefit gospel sing Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. at the First Assembly of God. It will feature the Willing Servants, The Greers and Johnny Avirett. More...

The Gospel Truth

False prophets, fake Christians, full disclosure

In the kingdoms of sports, entertainment and politics, faking is a way of life. Falsehood is woven into their very fabric. But even in these realms, reality eventually takes hold. This is even more true in the kingdom of God. More...

Agriculture

FSA News

Committee election results announced

County Committee Election Results Congratulations to Hank Haddock who was reelected to represent farmers from the Damascus and Arlington area on the county committee. Haddock was elected to his third consecutive term. More...

SWGA Farm Credit distributes surplus

Southwest Georgia Farm Credit customers will receive their portion of an allocated surplus distribution totaling $2.5 million. These checks represent the balance of the distribution of final net earnings originally made in 2002. More...

Sports

He shoots, and scores ... twice

While on his first hunt with Dr. Nate Dallas, Ethan Still shoots his very first - and second - deer. More...

Warriors split with Fullington and Grace Christian, lose to Tiftarea

The SGA basketball teams traveled to Pinehurst and split a couple of games with Fullington Academy Tuesday, Jan. 22. The Lady Warriors could not overcome a bad third quarter and fell to the Lady Trojans 45-33. More...