March 24, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

BOE embarks on search for new school superintendent

The Early County Board of Education voted at the March 9 board meeting to contract with the Georgia School Boards Association to conduct the search for a new superintendent. More...

Early incubator saved infants’ lives

When the Early County Health Department began cleaning out two storage buildings in November 2008 preparing to move to temporary quarters for a renovation project, a piece of history was uncovered.   County Nurse Manager Alida Ward and Dr. More...

Other News

Image from the past

This photo of First Baptist Church youth was taken in 1947. More...

Funds are available for emergency food and shelter programs

Funds in the amount of $8,159 have been made available to Early County for the purpose of supplementing and extending ongoing efforts to provide shelter, food and supportive services for the individuals who are without shelter and facing an imminent More...

Early County develops wildfire plan

The local office of the Georgia Forestry Commission announces that the agency is working with Early County government to develop a Community Wildfire Protection Plan. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

God has a plan for our lives

It is important for us to remember that the word of God is really a “love letter” from God to the lost human race. More...

The Gospel Truth

Come to Jesus and thirst no more

It took six hours one Friday to kill the Lord Jesus. 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

Oakey Grove   Oakey Grove Community Church will have their 51st annual men’s and women’s day celebration Sunday, April 4 at 2:30 p.m. More...

Agriculture

What a catch!

Bill Hailey, right, caught these two two big carp Monday below the dam at Columbia. They weighed in at 10 and 15 pounds. They were caught on a 10 pound test line using crawfish. More...

FSA programs and deadlines announced

DCP Signup   Continues   Signup for the 2010 Direct and Counter-cyclical Payment program continues until June 1, 2010. FSA will not accept late-filed applications.   More...

Campus

Rentz signs with Bethel College

Parker Rentz, son of Tommy and Chloe Rentz of Baker County and a standout of the 2009 SGA Warriors football team, signed his letter of intent to play for Bethel College in Tennessee for the next four years.   More...

SGA literary team wins state

Southwest Georgia Academy’s literary team won the state championship title in GISA AA literary competition at Valdosta State University March 17.   Earning first place wins in individual competitions were Marlena Collins in U.S. More...

Hilton School reunion planned

The Hilton School reunion will be April 10, 2010, at Zion Free Will Baptist Church. At noon there will be a cookout. Registration is at 5 p.m. and a meal followed by fun and fellowship at 6 p.m. Tickets are $12.50 per person or $25 per couple. More...

Farmer Appreciation Breakfast

“Peanut Proud” and the Early County Extension office are sponsoring the first Annual “Agricultural Producer of the Year,” an award to recognize a producer that has made a significant contribution to agriculture in Early Count More...

House passes healthcare reform

Shortly before 5 p.m. Friday the ajc.com posted an article stating Congressman Sanford Bishop had decided Thursday to vote yes on the healthcare bill. And Sunday night he was one of 219 democrats who voted to approve the legislation. More...

Turkey Hunting ‘Country’ style

Turkey season kicked off in style in Early County as dozens of country music artists and outdoor TV crews converged near Hilton for the annual Country Goes Huntin’. More...

Sowega jobless hits 11.4%

The Georgia Department of Labor reported this month that the unemployment rate in Southwest Georgia rose to 11.4 percent in January, up 1.1 percentage point from 10.3 percent in December. More...

Caution: beware of rabies

Dozens of Southwest Georgia residents get bitten by animals every year, and those bites should be reported to the environmental health specialists in their county health department. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, March 24   BIRTHDAY: Wendy Martin, Ann Lucas, Preston Coolahan, Jarrett Heath   ANNIVERSARY: Jason & Olivia Lord, Eugene & Laura Menette, Jeff & Wanda Kay Johnson   THURSDAY, March 25   BIRTHDAYS: Wayne Jones, Al More...

Editorials

House News

Under the Gold Dome Many bills passed

The 28th day of the Legislature will take place Monday, March 22. Bills are coming out of the Rules committee as we approach the 30th day of the session on Thursday. More...

All That’s Fit to Print

The deal is done

It was a little disappointing to see the rule makers in Washington take an electronic vote on the healthcare bill. More...

Mumbles

Hoping to wake up soon

Congressman Bishop answered Gov. Perdue’s comments about how much the healthcare bill will cost the state of Georgia by stating, basically, that the federal government would be picking up most of the costs.   More...

Obituaries

Erma Livingston

Homemaker

Erma Wiley Livingston, 88, of Jakin, died Sunday, March 14, 2010, at Seminole Manor Nursing Home.   Mrs. Livingston was born Sept. 22, 1921, in Dale County, Fla., to the late Nathan and Callie Childree Hicks. More...

James Clark

Optometrist

Dr. James E. Clark, 69, died Friday, March 19, 2010, at his residence.   Dr. Clark was born Aug. 2, 1941, in Albany to the late James Herman and Willa Beasley Clark. He was of the Baptist faith. Dr. Clark was an optometrist in Griffin. More...

Hoyt Grissom

Retired

Hoyt Smith Grissom, 81, of Blakely died Monday, March 22, 2010, at his residence.   Mr. Grissom was born in Russellville, Ala., May 2, 1928, to the late G.M. Grissom and Pearl Smith Grissom. More...

Society

Queens crowned in Miss Early County pageant

Six beautiful girls were selected winners in the Miss Early County Pageant Saturday, Feb. 27.   Wee Miss is Emma Chapman, daughter of Chad and Mandy Chapman of Blakely. More...

Holt-Griner plans complete

Wedding plans have been completed for the marriage of Ashley Suzanne Holt and David Austin Griner Saturday, April 10, 2010, at Free Will Baptist Church in Colquitt at 5 p.m. More...

Smith-Hall reunion planned

The Smith Hall reunion will be at Kolomoki State Park, Group Shelter 1, Sunday, March 28. A covered dish lunch will be served at 1 p.m.   Family and friends are invited.   More...