March 31, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

No turkey up there!

Retired Sergeant First Class Dana Bowman, a double amputee, made a spectacular skydive from a helicopter into the Country Goes Huntin’ camp near Hilton last week. More...

ECHS Career/ College Day April 22

A Career/College Day for Early County High students is being planned for April 22 and local businesses and industry are being encouraged to participate. More...

Other News

Winning float

Seven floats entered Saturday’s Peanut Proud parade with Advance Hair and Body, above, taking first place honors. More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive   Daily Events   April 5 — 10:30-11:30 - Rhythm band practice. Lunch: Pepper steak, steamed cabbage, creamed potatoes, wheat roll, pears and cherries.   More...

Library board meeting schedules

Quarterly meetings of the Kinchafoonee Regional Library System library boards for April are as follows: Randolph County, Thursday, April 8 at 10 a.m.; Clay County, Monday, April 12 at 4 p.m.  More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Christ arose on the third day

Then Jesus Christ of Nazareth — the eternal son of God — was born into the world (Matthew 2:1a; Luke 2:7), the purpose of his earthly life had already been declared. More...

The Gospel Truth

Jesus paid the price of salvation

Jesus spoke seven words or sayings while he died for our sins on the cross. More...

THANKS

I, Apostle Jones- Harris, would like to thank Early County Hospital for providing quality and quick services when I was in dying need. I would like to say that I appreciate Nurse Dawn, P.A. John, P.A. More...

Agriculture

Peanut Proud cookoff winners announced

Nineteen entries were submitted in the Peanut Proud Cookoff. Inez Whisman of Donalsonville won first place with her Chocolate Peanut Butter Dream Bar. More...

‘Little Goobers’ winners

The Cutest Little Goober Contest drew 11 contestants showing off their peanut costumes. Judges gave ninemonth old, Ben Phillips of Colquitt first place for entering as a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. More...

Peanut Proud 2010

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Campus

ECHS offers Work Based Learning

Wouldn’t it be great to get paid for learning valuable life lessons while getting school credit and attaining job skills? Well, at Early County High School, it is possible. More...

FCCLA teams compete in Region STAR events

Two FCCLA teams competed at Region STAR events Feb. 27 at Bainbridge High School. More...

Reynolds awarded Rice Scholarship

Susanne Reynolds, 20- year-old daughter of Sidney and Debra Reynolds of Colquitt, was recently awarded the 2010 Rice Scholarship by the Charles and Catherine Rice Foundation.   More...

Saturday was a celebration!

It was a merry crowd. And they danced into the night... it was a celebration! It was the Peanut Proud Celebration.   And it was a big crowd, too, with estimates as high as 5,000. More...

Rudy Jarrett named Ag Producer of Year

“Peanut Proud” and the Early County Extension office sponsored the first annual “Agricultural Producer of the Year” award. More...

Kolomoki Easter Egg Hunt

Kolomoki Mounds State Historic Park will host the annual Easter Egg Hunt Sunday at the new visitor center and museum at 3 p.m. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, March 31 BIRTHDAY: Tyler Day   ANNIVERSARY: Grant & Lacey Norman, Cliff & Angela Starr   THURSDAY, April 1 ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town and Country Club   BIRTHDAYS: Dianne Hix, Phillip Evans   FRIDAY, April 2 More...

Editorials

House News

Legislative marathon

The weather forecast for Atlanta on Friday was stormy and cold. Nothing could have been forecast more appropriately as legislators faced the 30th day of the session known as crossover day. More...

All That’s Fit to Print

Easter egg memories

I wrote this the Easter before Evan came along. He tried out my old basket last year and didn’t think much of it. Oh, well.   More...

LETTERS

Dear Editor, I rarely express my opinion in the form of letters to the editor but the recent vote of Congressman Bishop has compelled me to speak out.   More...

Obituaries

Inez Akers

Homemaker

Inez Coleman Akers, 95, of Blakely died Thursday, March 25, 2010, at Flowers Hospital in Dothan, Ala.   Mrs. Akers was born March 18, 1915, in Ashland, Ala., to the late Charlie Columbus Coleman and Charlsie Carpenter Coleman. More...

Thomas Jacobs Sr.

Retired

Thomas “Tommy” L. Jacobs Sr., 89, died Thursday, March 25, 2010.   Mr. Jacobs was born June 20, 1920, in Clay County to the late Artester Jacobs and Leola Mallard Jacobs. More...

Jean Whitaker

Retired

Beverly Jean Harris Whitaker, 70, died Saturday, March 27, 2010.   Mrs. Whitaker was born to the late Dwight and Rebecca Harris in Blakely. She was a retired registered nurse of Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. More...

Society

Moseley - Patterson

In the spirit of love and unity, the engagement and forthcoming marriage of Martha Mahannah Moseley to Mitchell Craig Patterson is joyfully announced by their families. More...

‘King’ size birthday

Johnny Chambless is pictured above celebrating his 37th birthday with a lifesized statue of Elvis at Morris Enterprises on Court Square. A longtime big fan of Elvis, Johnny also collects trains and Indian art.  More...

BIRTH

Kingston Cole Sims

Clint and Brandy Sims announce the birth of their son, Kingston Cole Sims, born Dec. 3, 2009. He weighed 6 pounds, 3 ounces and was 19 inches long.   Maternal grandparents are Mike and Joyce Holland and “Nanna” Holland. More...