April 7, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Ellis, Meeks named 2010 Mr. & Miss ECHS

Randall Ellis and Lara Meeks have been named Mr. and Miss ECHS for the class of 2010.   More...

Administrative Professionals Luncheon

The Blakely-Early County Chamber of Commerce Administrative Professionals Luncheon has been scheduled for Wednesday, April 21 at the First United Methodist fellowship hall.   More...

LEAP program

Scott Routsong, of the Pelham Carnegie Library in Pelham, will be the guest speaker at the Literacy Enrichment Activity Program April 15 at 5:30 p.m. in the Early County Elementary School Cafeteria. More...

Other News

Handel speaks to Rotary, Lions

Republican gubernatorial candidate Karen Handel, right, was the guest speaker at last week’s Rotary Club meeting, also attended by Lions Club members. More...

Public Health Week is April 5-11

“A Healthier America: One Community at a Time” is the theme during National Public Health Week, April 5-11. More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive

Daily Events   April 12 — 10:30-11:30 - Rhythm band at Nursing Home. Lunch: BBQ Pork, cole slaw, baked beans, hamburger bun, fresh fruit.   April 13 — 9:30 - Wellness post testing - Megan Barr. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Keep your focus steadfast on God

The Church of the Lord Jesus Christ began on that momentous day of Pentecost, with the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. Acts 2:1-4. Those who witnessed this fact had come to the feast of Pentecost from many areas of the Roman Empire. Acts 2:7-12. More...

The Gospel Truth

Be committed to following Jesus

During the final hours of his life, Jesus uttered seven final sayings. These are his seven last words from the cross.  More...

CHURCH NEWS

Cedar Springs Circuit The Cedar Springs Circuit will have an annual family summit celebration service at St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church Saturday, April 10 beginning at noon.   Arlington Baptist   More...

Agriculture

Fenn home named Spring Garden of the Year

The home of Jim and Kara Fenn at 384 Lakewood Drive has been selected as “Spring Garden of the Year” by the Blakely Garden Club.   More...

Society

The hunt was on at Kolomoki

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Blakely Pilot Club donates Nintendo Wii

The Blakely Pilot Club recently donated a Nintendo Wii game console with accessories to Glenda Williams’ special needs class at Early County High School. More...

Library plans “Look What’s Blooming”

It’s time to get out those gardening gloves and a great way to get ready for another season in the garden is “Look What’s Blooming at the Library” coming up April 15, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library. More...

ALJ reaffirms Longleaf permit  Free Access 

Administrative Law Judge Stephanie Howells reaffirmed the Longleaf permit Friday based on the instructions on remand from the Georgia Court of Appeals. More...

County Commission

The Early County Board of Commissioners met Monday night at the County Annex to address a short agenda. More...

Daycare Training

Local childcare providers can earn up to five hours of credit at Early County Early Reading First’s 2010 Daycare Provider Training scheduled for April 13, 22 and 23.   The sessions are 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. each night. More...

Blakely’s 1932 Engine No. 2

Two of our readers brought photos of one of the City of Blakely’s old fire engines by the News office recently — neither aware of the other. Both photos were old, really old. Both photos were of the city’s 1932 Engine No. 2. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, April 7 SPRING BREAK   CITY of Damascus meeting on personnel and equipment, 11 a.m. More...

Editorials

Other Voices

Made in America

It’s getting harder and harder to find things that are made in the good ol’ USA.   Just a cursory review of some of the items in my house demonstrates this fact vividly. More...

All That’s Fit to Print

A blue Easter boy

On Saturday, Evan was blue. It wasn’t because he dropped two eggs and broke them. It wasn’t sad because he couldn’t put stickers on the surviving eggs while they were still wet with dye. More...

Mumbles

Sorry, I just can’t stand by

There is little room to argue the fact that Obama has flagrantly broken his promise of open government. More...

Obituaries

J.C. Houston

Retired

John Case “J.C.” Houston, 79, of Blakely died Wednesday, March 31, 2010, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan.   More...

Gail Davis

Nurse

Gail Jones Davis, 56, passed away Friday, April 2, 2010. Memorial services were held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 6, at Northway Church, 5915 Zebulon Road, Macon. Burial will be private. Visitation was held from 6 until 8 p.m. More...

Jack Settles

Retired

Willie Jack Settles, 85, of Cuthbert, died Friday, April 2, 2010, at Joe Anne Burgin Nursing Home in Cuthbert.   Mr. Settles was born March 29, 1925, in Randolph County to the late Ollie E. Settles and Maudie Barrentine Settles. More...

Campus

FFA team wins state event

The Early County FFA agriculture communications team recently won the state FFA Agriculture Communications Career Development Event. The event was held March 20 at the FFA/FCCLA Camp in Covington, Ga.   More...

Powell wins book bag

Early County Literacy Task Force presented second grader MaKayla Powell with a literacy rich book bag March 30 at ECES for having the closest estimate on the number of peanuts in a jar at Peanut Proud. More...

SGA to host alumni weekend

The SGA Booster Club will hold an alumni weekend May 14 and 15. Events will consist of an alumni basketball game Friday night and an alumni softball game Saturday afternoon with a barbeque. More...