April 28, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

BC president search now underway

A search is underway for candidates to replace Dr. Tom Wilkerson as president of Bainbridge College. The search committee held open meetings this week on campus in Blakely and Bainbridge to give the communities input into the search.   More...

Arlington May Day Festival

Arlington’s 79th annual May Day Festival — Georgia’s oldest active festival, will fill the streets in downtown Arlington Saturday.   More...

Drama... ‘Next Victim Please’

The Early County High Drama Department will present “Next Victim Please” Thursday, April 29 at Mangham Auditorium. A murder mystery, who done it comedy, the play will have everyone on the edge of their seats laughing. More...

Other News

Immunization Week raises awareness

Because vaccine-preventable diseases are at an all-time low in the United States, parents — especially first-time parents — are often unaware their children are at risk for serious and life-threatening diseases, warns Southwest District More...

Ugandian Thunder Returns

Ugandan Thunder, a group of seven boys and six girls, ages 8-12, from Uganda, East Africa, will be reappearing at Mangham Auditorium Monday, May 10 at 7 p.m. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Jesus is alright, but...

Since the beginning of the Church of our Lord Jesus Christ — on that momentous Day of Pentecost (Acts 2:1-4) — there have been those who have rejected the simplicity of the Gospel. More...

Let the Bible Speak

Jesus provides the remedy of sin!

Some people, even our friends and neighbors are headed toward spiritual destruction. Some are living a rebellious way of life, while others are simply just unaware of their lost condition. There is no one that has lived a perfect life except Jesus. More...

CHURCH NEWS

St. Mary M.B.   St. Mary Missionary Baptist Church will have their annual missionary program May 2 at 2 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend.   Wesley Chapel A.M.E.   More...

Society

Class of ‘56 holds reunion

The graduating class of 1956 from Damascus High School. We met on April 10 at Phillip and Martha Moore's Cuba Zoo pond house for the third year in a row and enjoyed a delicious steak dinner.   More...

Birth Announcement

Brad and Carmen Lambert announce the birth of their son, Cashwell Dawson Lambert.   Cash arrived at 8:29 a.m. Wednesday March 31, 2010, at Flowers Hospital, Dothan, Ala. He weighed 8 pounds and was 20 inches long. More...

Tips for Good Hair

Shiny, lustrous and thick hair is desired by so many women. Far too often, however, this isn't the type of hair DNA has dealt. More...

Campus

ECES school council election

The Early County Elementary School Council will hold an election for a parent representative on Monday, May 3. Eligible parents (parents of ECES students) may vote in the main lobby at ECES between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. More...

Cricket spitting at the University of Georgia’s Bug Zoo

University of Georgia student Drew Butler can kick a football - his longest punt in a game was 75 yards against Oklahoma State in 2009, the same year he was named college football’s top punter. More...

Search for superintendent underway

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

Health Dept. open house Friday

Early County Health Department officials will put their renovated health clinic on Flowers Drive on display for the public 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Friday. More...

Kindergarten registration next week

Kindergarten registration will be underway next week at the Early County Elementary School Pre-K Building.   Registration for Early County residents will be 8 a.m. to 3 p.m Monday and Tuesday, May 3 and 4. More...

ECHS yearbook deadline this Friday

This is the last week to order the 2010 ECHS yearbook according to yearbook advisor, Cheri Harrell. No extra books will be ordered. Parents are encouraged to check with their high schoolers to see if they have ordered their yearbook. More...

Early County school bands spring concert May 4 at 6 p.m.

The Early County school bands spring concert will be May 4 at 6 p.m. on the field between the board of education office and the middle school. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, April 28   BIRTHDAYS: Hailey Warfield, Janis B. More...

Editorials

House News

Battle of the budget

I have made the trip to Atlanta every Sunday after church since the convening of the Legislature in January, and last week the Legislature saw more action than all the previous months. More...

All That’s Fit to Print

Just a lonely petunia

I have been trying to remember the words of a song about a petunia in an onion patch. I can’t remember if the petunia is lonely or the only. My attention span never has been award winning. More...

Mumbles

Can you say... aristocrat

“We’re living with outmoded rules. The rules we’re living under [are] the Ten Commandments, and I bet nobody here even pays much attention to ’em, because they are too old. Today, the Ten Commandments wouldn’t go over. More...

Obituaries

J.W. Lamb

Carpenter

J.W. Lamb, 86, of Blakely, died Tuesday, April 20, 2010.   Mr. Lamb was born September 21, 1923, in Pansey, Ala., to the late Grady Lamb and Connie Clifford Ready Welch. He was a retired carpenter and a member of the Baptist faith. More...

IN MEMORY

Mrs. Reatha Mae Jones April 29, 1911-July 7, 1982 “Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: But a woman that feareth the Lord, She will be praised. More...

Sports

Team Effort

On April 21, Charlie Manus and hunting buddy Tony Palumbo bagged this 22 pound, two bearded gobbler. The gobbler had a 10 1/2-inch and a 7 inch beard and 1 1/4 inch spurs. More...

ECHS Boys golf team wins region

The Early County High boys golf team won the 2010 Region I-AA golf championship Monday at Crooked Oaks Golf Club in Colquitt.   ECHS hosted the tournament with teams from Berrien, Brooks, Cook, Fitzgerald and Thomasville. More...

McFays qualify for World Show

Leigh and Lacie Bond McFay have received invitations to participate in the National Barrel Horse Association’s Youth World show in July in Jackson, Miss.   To qualify, they competed within their district throughout the 2009 season. More...