December 30, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Perdue asks AG Baker to review Constitutionality of healthcare reform

Governors: Unfunded mandates would bust state budgets

Governor Sonny Perdue last week requested Georgia Attorney General Thurbert Baker join colleagues from around the nation in reviewing the Constitutionality of the health care bill under consideration in Congress. More...

New Super Speeder law takes effect

Georgia House Bill 160, dubbed the “Super Speeder Law,” designed to decrease the number of speed-related crashes, injuries and fatalities statewide, goes into effect Jan. 1.   More...

New Year’s deadline

The News office will be closed New Years Day. The deadline for ads is 12 noon Thursday. Normal office hours will resume Monday.   Please call 723-4376 or 308-9430 or submit ads to ecnews@windstream.net. More...

Other News

Pilot nutrition education project launched in 14 SW Georgia counties

The Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning received a USDA grant to launch a pilot nutrition project in southwest Georgia.   More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive

Daily Events   Jan. 4 — Rhythm band practice - 10:30-11:30. Lunch: BBQ chicken, apple slaw, pork and beans, hamburger bun, fruit cobbler.   Jan. 5 — Physical fitness - 10:15 a.m. - 11 a.m. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Know that Jesus Christ is Lord

Matthew 3   More...

The Gospel Truth

Repent your sin and receive God’s gift

In a colorfully wrapped box underneath a decorated green tree there is a gift that is just for you. Much to your amazement, the box seems to get bigger each and every day. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Wesley Chapel   Wesley Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church will celebrate Watchnight service Dec. 31 at 10 p.m. The guest speaker will be Pastor John Neal. Everyone is invited to attend. More...

Agriculture

USDA designates disaster areas

Farmers in a number of Georgia counties, including Early County, may qualify for natural disaster assistance. More...

Society

BIRTHS

Hayden Riley Rayne Mitchell was born Aug. 23, 2009, at 5:02 a.m. at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany. She weighed 8 pounds 15 ounces and was 20 inches long.   More...

Modern confections enhance weddings

Tradition states that wedding cakes are to be tiered masterpieces featuring white cake and white frosting. However, today’s modern couples are going in decidedly different directions with their wedding cakes.   More...

Campus

SGA recognizes fall sports athletes at banquet

Southwest Georgia Academy held its annual Fall Sports Banquet Dec 10. Coaches recognized athletes in their respective sport and presented them with certificates of appreciation. More...

Joe Bryan Highway dedicated

The portion of State Route 45 in Early County from the Miller County line to the Calhoun County line was dedicated as the Joe Bryan Highway during a special ceremony Dec. 22 in the Joe Bryan Auditorium at Southwest Georgia Academy. More...

No serious holiday accidents here

The Georgia State Patrol and local authorities reported Monday there were no traffic accidents involving injuries in Early County over the Christmas holiday period. More...

Chamber banquet Jan. 14

Dennis Swanberg, America’s “Minister of Encouragement,” will be the featured speaker at the Blakely-Early County Chamber of Commerce annual meeting Jan. 14.   More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 30   BIRTHDAYS: George Bennett, Kyle Riley, Debra Williams   ANNIVERSARY: Tex & Ann Worsham   THURSDAY, DEC. More...

Editorials

Political Cartoon

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Other Voices

I’ll do it my way

A few years ago, I came up with what I thought was an ingenious way of dealing with that annual exercise in futility, the New Year’s resolution. More...

Mumbles

Happy New Year!

2010... Good grief! That sounds like a distant year that once would have been the setting of a science fiction novel. No longer, it’s here! More...

Obituaries

Ben Turner Sr.

Benjamin Ross Turner Sr., 85, of Blakely, Ga. died Dec. 20, 2009.   Mr. Turner was born April 16, 1924, to the late Harry Turner and Bessie Lee Harris Turner. He was a member of Allen Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church. More...

Calvin C. Crosson

Farmer/Route salesman

Calvin C. Crosson Jr., 82, of Whigham, Ga., died Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2009, at Archbold Memorial Hopsital in Thomasville, Ga.   Mr. Crosson was born in Camilla, Ga., Feb. 21, 1947, to the late Calvin C. Crosson Sr. and Irma Hutto Crosson. More...

Lynette Sheffield

Lynette Sheffield, 70, of Donalsonville died Thursday, Dec. 24, 2009, at her residence.   Mrs. More...

Sports

Warr celebrates first buck

Alex Warr shot his first buck of the season Monday, Nov. 30. He was very proud of his nice 9-point buck. Alex is the seven year old son of Toby and Brandi Warr of Blakely.   More...