February 27, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

"Grand" reunion

Attention! A Grand Reunion of classes of the 1940s, 50s and 60s of all Early County schools is being planned for April 4 and April 5. More...

The Hitman email scam

The 'hit man' scam, which the FBI started warning the public about early in 2007, recently showed up in Georgia. In the scam, an email threatens to kill the recipient if he does not pay thousands of dollars. More...

Local 4-Hers win at Georgia Livestock Show

Two local 4-H'ers took a share of top honors at the 18th annual Georgia Junior National Livestock Show last week at the Georgia National Fairgrounds in Perry. The National Junior Livestock Show, held Feb. More...

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICES

020608-02 NOTICE OF SALE UNDER POWER GEORGIA, EARLY COUNTY Because of default in the payment of the indebtedness, secured by a Security Deed executed by Linda Houston and Tyler G. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 27 DFACS Board Meeting, 10 a.m. BIRTHDAYS: William Bundy, Halie LaDuke, Wayne Williams, Pauline Adams THURSDAY, FEB. 28 ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club AL-ANON, 7:30 p.m. More...

Editorials

Under the Gold Dome

Midpoint of the Session - Feb. 20 was the 20th day and the midpoint of the session. More...

Political Cartoon

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I do still miss Red Skelton

I received an email some time ago that I probably passed along to most folks on my contact list. Stumbled across it on my computer and decided to pass it along here. More...

Obituaries

Pauline Bell

Retired

Pauline Wynds Bell, 96, of Blakely died Friday, Feb. 15, 2008. Mrs. Bell was born in Blakely Nov. 13, 1911, to the late Henry Wynds and Patsy Wynds. More...

Phyllis Carpenter

Retired

Phyllis Mock Carpenter, 56, of Headland, Ala., died Saturday, Feb. 16, 2008, in the emergency room of a Dothan hospital. Mrs. Carpenter was born in Colquitt to Mary Danford Mock and the late Broughton Mock. More...

Gilbert Kelley Sr.

Owner

Gilbert Meed Kelley Sr., 75, of Donalsonville died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2008, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, Ala. Mr. Kelley was born in Cowan, Tenn., April 2, 1932, to the late H.K. Kelley and Theona Harpe Kelley. More...

Society

Smith-Coggins wedding vows exchanged

Laura Elizabeth Smith and Jason Robert Coggins exchanged wedding vows Dec. 15, 2007, at First United Methodist Church in Blakely. Reverend Wesley Holland, cousin of the bride, performed the ceremony. Parents of the bride are Linda K. More...

Lightsey exhibit & reception

An art exhibit featuring the work of Sam Tully Lightsey will open Thursday, Feb. 28 at Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library. Sponsored by local artists and the library, this exhibit will showcase Lightsey's entire career as an artist. More...

After Hours

The Blakely-Early County Chamber of Commerce will host members for an After Hours wine and cheese at Funny Girl on Court Square Thursday, March 6 between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. All chamber members are encouraged to come by and visit. More...

African ag connection

Progressive Ag-Co of Blakely recently hosted nine farmers from Nicaragua, Central America, who have been coming to southwest Georgia the past five years to buy equipment and know-how from Georgia farmers. Capitalizing on the U.S. More...

Send us a password!

The News reminds our readers that print subscribers of the Early County News now qualify for FREE access to the online version of the newspaper at www.earlycountynews.com. More...

Other News

Annual ParkPasses help support state parks

Outdoor enthusiasts who want to show their support for Georgia's state parks can purchase the new 2008 Annual ParkPass or join Friends of Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites. More...

Membership expands

Hilary Halford, left, Blakely-Early County Chamber of Commerce president, was inducted as the newest member of the Blakely Rotary Club at the Feb. 21 meeting by Rotary president, Bob Collier, and membership director, Glynda Nix. More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive

Daily Events March 3 - Rhythm band practice - 10:30-11:30. Lunch: Hot dog and chili, bun, baked beans, cole slaw, stewed apples. March 4 - Physical fitness - 10:15 a.m. - 11 a.m. Games - 11 a.m. More...

Religion

Follow the divine plan in worship

1 Chronicles 15:1-3, 14- 16, 25-18 It is easy for us to, sometimes, suppose that the end justifies the means. This idea might seem to operate well in some areas of life. More...

God teaches through fatherly anger

If Isaiah were among us, he would change the mantra of the modern church. More...

CHURCH NEWS

First Blakely Holiness First Blakely Holiness Church will have a four night revival Feb. 26 through Feb. 29 at 7 p.m. at Mt. Avery Church. Evangelist Otis Ferry will be the guest speaker. Everyone is invited to attend. St. Maryland M.B. More...

Agriculture

Try planting alternatives to turf

All right, you caught me. I don't have turf in my front yard. I have a wonderful collection of weeds. My excuse is that it makes it so easy to collect samples for the weed science class I teach. More...

Closing date nears

USDA's Farm Service Agency reminds farmers of the Feb. 28 sales closing date for crop insurance. This sales closing date is applicable to the following spring-planted crops in Georgia: corn, cotton, grain sorghum, peanuts and soybeans. More...

Campus

SGA falls in first round of playoffs against Pinecrest

The SGA basketball season ended with both teams falling in the first round of the state playoffs. The Lady Warriors, a No. 4 seed, played a great game giving the No. More...

Dr. Seuss' birthday promotes literacy

Monday, March 3, 2008, Dr. Seuss' birthday, will mark the 11th year of NEA's Read Across America, an event that in our "online" society has become "viral" in its own right. More...

Missing ... 2 dogs from 89 S. Jefferson Ave.

Brown & white Jack Rat Terrier with red collar, male/neutered, has short legs and is 9 years old. Answers to "Biscuit," weighs about 18 lbs. The other dog is black Feist, male/neutered, answers to "Mickey," does not have a collar. More...