May 27, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Quiet memory...

The "Grand Old Lady" was surrounded by a quiet Court Square and dozens of American flags Monday. More...

Reading workshops for parents

Parents of 3- and 4- year-old Early County Elementary and Early County Head Start students are invited to participate in Early Reading First's Summer Institute — a workshop designed to help parents prepare their children for school. More...

Freshman orientation

Early County High School will have an orientation meeting for incoming freshmen and their parents Thursday, May 28 at 6 p.m. in the high school cafeteria. More...

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICES

050609-01 NOTICE OF SALE UNDER POWER STATE OF GEORGIA COUNTY OF EARLY Because of a default in the payment of the indebtedness secured by a Security Deed executed by Robert Craig Knighton, Sr. and Joy T. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, MAY 27 DFACS Board Meeting, 10 a.m. BIRTHDAYS: Jennifer W. Thompson, Carolyn Williams, Ashley Day Rhodes, Riley Parker ANNIVERSARY: Alan & Carol Hawkins THURSDAY, MAY 28 ROTARY CLUB, noon, More...

Editorials

It's official

May is National Internal Audit Awareness Month. It's also Revise Your Work Schedule Month. And National Vinegar Month. By my count, May has been designated as the official month for 52 different causes. More...

Cartoon

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Our little genius

That two-year-old kid who's a pool shark has nothing on my little Evan. Evan is a genius. I always knew he was, but knew everyone else would have to discover this on their own. More...

Obituaries

Maurice Duff

Retired

Maurice Aloycious Duff, 85, of Morgan died Tuesday, May 19, 2009, at Calhoun Memorial Hospital in Arlington. Mr. Duff was born in Leon County, Fla., March 5, 1924, to the late Richard Augustus Duff and Elizabeth Jacobs Duff. He was a U.S. More...

Society

English - Royal

Charles and Merlene English of Blakely are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Susan Lee English, to John Wayne Royal, son of the late Lee Roy and Imojean Royal of Cotton, Ga. More...

Winklers to celebrate 50th anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Winkler Sr. will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday, June 7. Their children and grandchildren would like to invite all family and friends to celebrate this joyous occasion. Please join them June 7 from 3 p.m. More...

Gibson turns one

Jesse Gibson Clark celebrated his first birthday April 8, 2009. He is the son of Mark and Tanya Williams Clark. Maternal grandparents are Winston and Dawn Williams of Pelham. Paternal grandparents are Derrell and Bebe Clark of Blakely. More...

Teacher of the Year

Superintendent Kenneth Hall and Early County Elementary School Principal David Ferry recognized ECES math teacher Amy Palmer as ECSS Teacher of the Year at the annual reception Wednesday, May 20 at the high school media center. More...

35 turn tassles at SGA

Southwest Georgia Academy held commencement exercises for 35 seniors May 21 at Proffitt Gymnasium in Damascus. Twelve honor graduates held special parts in the program. Senior class president Will Murdock gave the welcome. More...

$9.7 million shot in the arm

While the primary mission of hospitals is to treat patients, the impact is felt far beyond the daily accomplishments of dedicated healthcare providers. More...

Band of Blue needs uniforms

The Early County High Band of Blue is growing and doesn't have enough uniforms. The uniforms they do have are over 10 years old. Due to budget cuts, the school board has committed to only half what the band must raise for the new uniforms. More...

Other News

Blakely part of three-day tour

A dozen economic development project managers made a stop in Blakely recently during a three-day tour of South Georgia communities. More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive

Daily Events June 1 — Rhythm band practice - 10:30-11:30. Lunch: Meatloaf with tomato gravy, steamed cabbage, black-eye peas, corn muffin, mixed fruit. June 2 — Physical fitness - 10:15 a.m. - 11 a.m. Karaoke - 11 a.m. More...

Commodity distribution to be June 11

U.S.D.A. government surplus commodity distribution will be at the Blakely Civic Center June 11 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. if supplies last. All recipients must certify their eligibility. Those who wish to qualify need to bring some form of I.D. More...

Religion

Faith is armor for the Christian soldier

Ephesians 6:10-18 Any thinking person realizes that unseen forces exist. These forces are described as good and evil. The forces of good are from the divine source of our heavenly father, the creator of the universe. More...

You honor God by honoring his church

You have a perfect father. He loves you unconditionally, sacrificially, constantly, and, well, perfectly. Every word he has ever said to you is true. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Allen Chapel Allen Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church will have their annual family and friends day June 14 at 11:30 a.m. Pastor Fred Moore Sr. will be the guest speaker. Everyone is invited to attend. Good Hope A.M.E. More...

Sports

Southwest Georgia Academy holds annual sports banquet

Southwest Georgia Academy held its annual spring sports banquet May 12 in the school cafeteria. After the meal, coaches of the various sports recognized their team members and presented them certificates of appreciation from the school. More...

Campus

Students recognized at ECHS Honors Night

Early County High School held its honors night program Tuesday, May 20 at 7 p.m. in the Early County High School cafeteria. More...

ECHS award winners

Early County High School Class of 2009 Scholarship Recipients More...