March 3, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Country Goes Huntin’ 2010

Some of country music’s biggest stars and the outdoor industry’s most popular personalities will be coming to Early County later this month for the ninth annual Country Goes Huntin’. More...

Blakely to host youth BB tourney

The Blakely-Early County Recreation Department will host two boys youth basketball state tournaments this weekend.   Seventeen-and-under and fourteen-and-under teams will converge on Blakely to compete for the state title. More...

Feeling a little crafty?

Join the craft group at Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library March 10 at 10 a.m. and learn how to make decorative glass using etching crème. Supplies are furnished and the class is free. For more information call 723-3079. More...

Other News

Health Department awarded mini grant to provide child car seats

Financially eligible families can get free child passenger safety seats from the Early County Health Department, thanks to a minigrant from the Injury Prevention Program of the Georgia Department of Community Health Division of Emergency Preparednes More...

New credit card rules in effect

New credit card rules went into effect recently designed to protect consumers.   More...

‘Unchartered’ takes home prize

The Early County School System’s trivia team Unchartered took top prize in the Early County Literacy Task Force’s 2010 Trivia Bee last Thursday at the middle school. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

God responds to heartfelt repentance

The passing of time often allows us to forget the nature of the divine call that comes to the life of each person who professes to know Jesus Christ of Nazareth as his or her personal Savior. More...

The Gospel Truth

Jesus promises free and perfect salvation

It took six hours one Friday to kill the Lord Jesus. The death sentence was executed at 9 a.m. During the first three hours, Jesus said three things. At noon, darkness descended upon the land and silence fell upon the lips of the Lord. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Midway M.B.   Midway Missionary Baptist Church ushers will celebrate their fifth usher anniversary Sunday, March 21 at 3 p.m. Rev. Fred Moore will deliver the message. Everyone is invited to attend.   St. Maryland   More...

Agriculture

Freddie Cody speaks to local farmers

Freddie Cody, executive director of the Farmers Service Agency, spoke to local farmers and the Civic Minded Guardian Club at St. Paul African Methodist Episcopa Church in Cedar Springs Sunday, Feb. 21. More...

Society

McMickle-Cannon

Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie McMickle are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Beth McMickle, to Seth Cannon, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gary Cannon, all of Colquitt, Ga. More...

Enfinger - Holman

Bobby Enfinger of Blakely, Ga., and Janet Enfinger of Birmingham, Ala., announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Sarah Joy Enfinger of Statesboro, to Spinks Gurley Holman. More...

BIRTH

Roscoe and Stephanie Hodges are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Abigail Madison Hodges, born Dec. 8, 2009, at 12:45 p.m. at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. Abigail weighed 6 pounds, 4 ounces, and was 18.4 inches long. More...

Cuts will hit city, county, BOE

Rep. Greene reports on legislature’s two-week budget recess

“Counties, cities and boards of education are about to be hit with mandates from the state due to cuts or cutbacks in the 2011 budget,” Representative Gerald Green stated this week in his weekly report from the Capitol. More...

Meeting to be held tomorrow to discuss PCA

The Georgia Charter Schools Association has scheduled a meeting to discuss the Pataula Charter Academy Thursday at 7 p.m. at Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library.   More...

Agricultural Producer of the Year

“Peanut Proud” and the Early County Extension Office announced this week they will sponsor the first annual “Agricultural Producer of the Year” award. More...

County may revoke Jakin alcoholic beverage licenses

The Early County Commission appointed three members to the regional development authority at its March meeting Monday night. More...

Beauty and the Beast March 4-6

The Early Co. High Choral and Drama department will present Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” March 4 - 6 at Mangham Auditorium. Show times are 7 p.m. each day with a Saturday matinee at 2 p.m. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, March 3   FAMILY Connection Collaborative, noon, Family Learning and Resource Center   BIRTHDAYS: Hunter Cox   ANNIVERSARY: Buddy & Becky Lord   THURSDAY, March 4   ALCOHOLICS Anonymous, 6:30 p.m., Holy Fam More...

Editorials

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Do you trust an atheist with Fido?

Other Voices

I am confident you can file today’s effort into the now-you’veseen it-all category. More...

Mumbles

March comes a roaring

Farmers in the fields, the Peanut Proud EXPO, Country Goes’ Huntin’ and several other activities noted on this week’s front page... March is shaping up to be a busy month. More...

Obituaries

Bobbye Goocher

Homemaker

Bobbye Jean Rogers Goocher, 73, of Marietta, Ga., died Sunday, Feb. 7, 2010, in Atlanta, Ga.   Mrs. Goocher was born March 29, 1936, in Brundidge, Ala., to the late Louie Roscoe Rogers and Olga Stricklin Rogers. More...

Jackie Love

Contractor

Jackie Tyson Love, 55, of Blakely, died Friday, Feb. 26, 2010, at her residence.   Mrs. Love was born June 2, 1954, to the late James Lee Tyson and Hazel Merle Philmon Love in Blakely. More...

Richard Swanson

Retired

Richard George Swanson, 85, of Arlington died Friday, Feb. 26, 2010, at Calhoun Memorial Hospital.   Mr. Swanson was born Sept. 20, 1924, in Shaw, Ore., to the late Algot Knute Swanson and Antoinette Kline Swanson. More...

Sports

BECRD to host state tournaments

The Blakely-Early County Recreation Department will host two state tournaments in youth boys basketball this Friday and Saturday. More...

Campus

Daycare providers complete ERF training

The Early Reading First program in the Pre-K at Early County Elementary School began having LEAP meetings and other training for parents and daycare providers in 2008. More...