January 27, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

BOE may appeal charter school

The Early County School Board voted at their Jan. 12 meeting to gather information which may be used for a possible appeal of the Georgia State Board of Education’s approval of an application for a charter of Pataula Charter School. More...

Grand jury returns 113 true bills

The Early County Grand Jury returned 181 true bills and 13 no bills at the January 2010 term.   More...

ECHS Junior Parents Night

Parents of Early County High juniors are encouraged to attend Junior Parent Night Tuesday, Feb. 2 at 6 p.m. in the high school cafeteria. Important information including info about the graduation tests will be made available. More...

Old Timers softball game Feb. 2

An “Old Timers” softball game between former Early County baseball players is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 6 at 2 p.m. at the Ray Knight Sports Complex.   The game will follow the Bobcat Hit-A-Thon at 12 p.m. More...

Other News

Register now for spring baseball, softball and tee ball

The Blakely-Early County Recreation Department is now accepting registration for spring ball through Saturday, Feb. 6. The registration fee is $30. After Feb. More...

Georgia Peanut Farm Show provides a day of education

Producers were able to fine-tune their farming operations with information gained at the 34th Annual Georgia Peanut Farm Show Jan. 21, 2010, at the Albany Civic Center in Albany, Ga. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Jesus changed the lives of many

The old adage “familiarity breeds contempt” has some degree of validity. It is interesting to listen to the comments of the do nothings as they comment regarding the local boy that did good.  More...

The Gospel Truth

To know God is to worship him

Worship is the serious expression of our faith in God.   Because we “fear” the Lord, we “worship” him.   More...

CHURCH NEWS

Jerusalem A.M.E.   Jerusalem African Methodist Episcopal Church will celebrate their 116th church anniversary, “Bringing the past with the future while living in the present,” Feb. 14 at noon. Guest speaker is Alvetta Butler. More...

Agriculture

Morris elected chairman of the Georgia Peanut Commission

Armond Morris, peanut farmer from Ocilla, was elected chairman of the Georgia Peanut Commission during the monthly board meeting in January. This is Morris’ ninth term as chairman of the commission. More...

Jan. 31 sales closing date near for crop insurance in Georgia

USDA’s Risk Management Agency reminds farmers of the Jan. 31, 2010, sales closing date for crop insurance.   More...

Electronic information exchange established with IRS

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has a Memorandum of understanding with the Internal Revenue Service to establish an electronic information exchange process for verifying compliance with the adjusted gross income provisions for farm programs. More...

Campus

ECMS academic bowl team places third in region

The Early County Middle School placed third in the region in the PAGE Academic Bowl for Middle Grades against ten schools from Columbus, Leesburg, and Americus. More...

Wolfe crowned Junior Miss

Monica Wolfe was recently crowned 2009 Junior Miss Christmas Celebration for the state of Georgia. She competed in photogenic, interview, sportswear and evening gown competitions.   More...

School system announces rules for valentine deliveries

Due to a half day furlough for employees, students and employees will be dismissed early Feb. 12. More...

Marvin Singletary found dead

The local community was shaken last week when Marvin Singletary, 68, was found dead at the Singletary home on North Main Street Wednesday.   Singletary’s body was discovered around 8 a.m. near the home’s carport. More...

What does the future hold for Early Mem. Hospital?

Archbold Memorial Hospital announced last week that it will end its agreement to manage Early Memorial Hospital and Early Memorial Nursing Home effective Sept. 30, 2010. More...

City council elects Smith mayor pro tem

The Blakely City Council held their first meeting of 2010 Jan. 5 at the City Annex. More...

Peanut Butter for Haiti

EC 2055 - PNB for Haiti P.O. Box 725 Blakely, GA 39823 Make checks payable to: “Early County 2055” and note “pnb for Haiti.” Enail info:   stabb@birdsong-peanuts.com lcollins@earlycounty2055.com More...

Unsung Hero Banquet set for Feb. 27

In observance of Black History Month, the Freedom Council’s 6th annual Unsung Hero Banquet will be Feb. 27, at 6:30 p.m. at the Howell Ave. Civic Center. More...

Rec ball registration underway

The Blakely-Early County Recreation Department is accepting registration for spring tee ball, softball and baseball for boys ages 4 to 14 and girls ages 4 to 17.   Registration fee is $30. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 27 BIRTHDAYS: Jacobi Tinson   ANNIVERSARY: Keith & Misty Craft   THURSDAY, Jan. 28   ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club   More...

Editorials

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Mumbles

For lack of better words

When it rains it pours... weatherwise and otherwise recently.   Events over the past week or so could be dizzying to someone sitting down to knock out a column. I’m a case in point.   More...

I’m trained

Other Voices

January, as it turns out, is “National Train Your Dog Month,” which is probably a good idea because lots of people probably got dogs for Christmas and now, a month later, the dogs are probably taking over the house. More...

Obituaries

Lucille Lee

Homemaker

Lucille S. Johnson Lee, 82, of Dothan died Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2010, at Flowers Hospital.   More...

Marvin Singletary

Businessman

Marvin S. Singletary, 68, of Albany died Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010.   More...

Betty Singletary

Homemaker

Betty Dunn Singletary, 86, of Blakely, died Monday, January 25, 2010.   She was born April 2, 1923, in Andalusia, Ala., the daughter of the late James Gee Dunn and Myrtle Godbold Dunn and stepdaughter of the late Grace Norton Dunn.   More...

Society

Cason - Smith

Mr. and Mrs. Joe Cason of Arlington are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Samantha Jo Cason, to Travis John Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. Stan Smith of Blakely. More...

Moseley - Kennedy

Mr. and Mrs. George Grady Kennedy of Dothan are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Laura Elizabeth, to William Matthew Moseley, son of John Moseley Jr. of Blakely and Phyllis Moseley of Suwanee, Ga. More...

Harris reception

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Harris invite family and friends to a reception celebrating their marriage. The couple was married Dec. 19, 2009, in a private ceremony. Everyone is invited to join them at the Blakely Civic Center Saturday, Feb. 13 at 4 p.m. More...