February 10, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

BREAKING NEWS!!!  Free Access 

Local schools to be closed Friday and Monday

Local school officials announced Thursday afternoon that both the Early County Schools and Southwest Georgia Academy will be closed Friday in anticipation of hazardous road conditions caused by predicted snowfall and icy roads. More...

Early Co. is Work Ready

Early County has joined the ranks of Georgia’s Certified Work Ready Communities, a designation showing the county has the skilled workforce that business demands and the educational infrastructure to drive economic growth and prosperity. More...

Tucker’s Confederate Marine Brigade

From Drewry’s Bluff to Appomattox Court House

In 1998, Confederate States Marines Charles Cleaper, James Hicks and Joe Johnson’s names were finally added to the Black Confederates exhibit at Appomattox Court House National Historical Park — tribute and belated honor to a story worth More...

Trivia Bee

The Early County Literacy Task Force is hard at work preparing for the Annual Community Trivia Bee, a fundraiser to raise money and awareness for literacy projects in Early County.   More...

Census jobs

Need a job? Census testing is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 11 at the city hall conference room in Arlington. The test for regular census jobs begins at 3 p.m. and supervisor testing begins at 6 p.m. More...

Other News

Two arrested for sale of marijuana

An undercover investigation by the Pataula Drug Task Force to target street level dealers resulted in two arrests.   Task force agents and officers from the Early County Department of Public Safety arrested Alan Battle, 20, on Feb. More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive Daily Events Feb. 15 — 10:30- 11:30 - Rhythm band at Nursing home. Lunch: Hotdog and chili, cole slaw, pork and beans, hotdog bun, spiced peaches. Feb. 16— 10:15 - 11:00 Physical fitness. More...

Unsung Heroes

Jesse Johnson Sr.

Jesse Johnson Sr. was born Sept. 25, 1925, and was reared by his mother and his grandparents. More...

Religion

Who is Christ to you?

Many areas of our society seem to be guided by opinion polls. These surveys might serve as thermometers — indicating the present conditions — but cannot be used as thermostats to change the present situation.  More...

Take part in Christian fellowship

Philemon is a short epistle written by Paul to a dear Christian friend, Philemon, concerning a new convert to Christianity named Onesimus. 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,” Sunday, Feb. 14 at noon. More...

Society

Thompkins-Houston

Mr. and Mrs. David Thompkins of Buena Vista, Ga., are pleased to announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Tabatha Ashley Thompkins, to Jason Christopher Houston, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Houston of Blakely. More...

Williams - Daniels

Aurora A. Williams and Douglas W. Daniels are pleased to announce their upcoming marriage.   The bride-elect is the daughter of the late Willie Mae and Elmer Brooks of Jakin, Ga. She is the mother of three children, Deidrel, Toie and Justin. More...

LeRoy - Brown

Mr. and Mrs. Austin Holley of Blakely are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Kathryn Wynn LeRoy, to Jeremy Walter Brown, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. Larry Brown of Coleman, Ga.   More...

Share your snow pictures!  Free Access 

Between two and three inches of snow covered Early County by the end of the day Friday. Send you favorite snow photos to ecn.files@gmail.com. Note corrected email address! Be sure to include info... location, names, etc. More...

BREAKING NEWS!!!  Free Access 

Bainbridge College will also be closed Friday

Bainbridge College, heeding weather forecasts and the recommendation of the Emergency Management Agency director, Bainbridge College Early County Center in Blakely will be closed Friday, according to an announcement from BCEC Director Joan Simpson. More...

BREAKING NEWS!  Free Access 

Snow and ice may create hazardous driving conditions

Beginning early Thursday morning, Feb. 12 and continuing through Monday Feb. 16, anticipated snow and ice could create extremely hazardous driving conditions in Early County and southwest Georgia. More...

ECSS, Randolph file for appeal of charter school  Free Access 

At least two school systems, including the Early County School System, have filed appeals asking the State School Board to overturn the Dec. 14 approval of Pataula Charter Academy. More...

Peanut Butter for Haiti victims  Free Access 

In less than three weeks, the Peanut Butter for Haiti project has received over $144,000 in cash pledges, in addition to approximately $200,000 worth of donated peanut butter. More...

Head Start

Early County Head Start is taking applications for the 2010-2011 school year through Feb. 19. Call 723-6814 for more information. More...

Peanut Production meeting

There will be an Early County Extension Peanut Production Meeting Thursday, Feb. 11 at the Early County Ag Center at 7 p.m. Dr. John Beasley, extension peanut agronomist, will discuss sound production practices and insect control. Dr. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, Feb 10   BIRTHDAYS: Holley Grantham, Baylen Tedder, David Welch, Macy Middleton   THURSDAY, Feb 11   ALCOHOLICS Anonymous, 6:30 p.m., Holy Family Catholic Church   ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club & More...

Editorials

No chips allowed

The big news story of the week comes from the Georgia General Assembly, where senators have taken an unprecedented step to protect us from privacyinvading governments, covert corporations and — if you believe science fiction movies — spa More...

Cartoon

Full Story

You did not ask, but...

Nobody asked my twocents worth on this issue, here it is, anyway.   I personally like the idea and ideals of charter schools. The idea of a charter school for Southwest Georgia sounds like a fair idea on the surface. But, is it? More...

Obituaries

Willie Gilbert

Retired

Willie James Gilbert, 64, of Blakely died Saturday, Jan. 30, 2010, at Southest Alabama Medical Center of Dothan, Ala.   Mr. Gilbert was born in Early County May 31, 1945, to the late J.C. Gilbert and Corrine Gilbert. More...

Helen Houston

Homemaker

Helen Loretta Zuelke Houston, 64, died Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, Ala.   Mrs. Houston was born Oct. 16, 1945, to the late Edward Charles Zuelke and Ethel Mae Kennedy Zuelke in Bogalusa, La. More...

THANKS

Words cannot express how grateful I feel for the many acts of kindness shown to me during my extended illness. The words thank you do not seem adequate for all the prayers, calls, visits and generosity extended to me. More...

Campus

LPN program wins four awards at conference

A Bainbridge College nursing instructor and a practical nursing student from Bluffton brought honor to the college’s licensed practical nursing program, bringing home the top two awards from the annual Georgia Licensed Practical Nursing Associ More...

Crowdis named Middle School Science Teacher of Promise

Ben Crowdis, a teacher at Calhoun County Middle School, has been selected as the 2010 Middle School Science Teacher of Promise for Georgia by the Georgia Science Teachers Association.   More...

COLLEGE NEWS

The following local students at Georgia Southwestern University have earned the honor of being placed on the dean’s list and academic achievement List for fall semester 2009.   Students that qualified were Bridget G. More...