May 19, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

BOE budget: “doom and gloom”

Early County School Board members didn’t hear good news at their May 11 meeting at the middle school media center. More...

Graduation exercises

Tassels will be turning this month beginning with SGA’s graduation tomorrow at 8 p.m. in the Joe Bryan gym in Damascus.   Early County Middle School graduation will be May 28 in Manghum auditorium at 10 a.m. More...

Habitat needs lot for home

The Early County Habitat for Humanity is ready to start its fourth home. A family has been selected, and the project is ready to begin. The one obstacle is the lack of a suitable lot. More...

Other News

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive   Daily Events   May 24 — 10:30-11:30 - Rhythm band Practice. Lunch: Smoked sausage, steamed cabbage, great Northern beans, wheat roll, banana.   More...

Editorials

Other Voices

Keep your roadkill

It was heartening to see our state legislators, after dealing with the budget and other mundane issues, move on to more important things in the waning days of their session, and that is, they passed legislation that allows Georgians to keep any wild More...

All That’s Fit to Print

Not one thing, it's another

I must be missing something in the immigration debate. Arizona is being blasted for passing a law that, in essence, is the same as a federal law which requires immigrants in this country to carry their paperwork showing their legal status. More...

LETTERS

Mr. Fleming, I was born and raised in Early County, Georgia. I used to subscribe to the online Early County News. Now, I read it free after a two week lag.   In my opinion, the   More...

Obituaries

Louise Williams

Mary “Louise” Wade Williams, 75, of Blakely, died May 6, 2010.   Mrs. Williams was born Aug. 4, 1934, to the late Earlee and Otis Wade. She was a member of Saint Maryland Baptist Church in Blakely. More...

Lucille Sanderlin

Homemaker

Florence Lucille Averitt Sanderlin, 89, died Tuesday, May 11, 2010, at her residence in Fort Gaines.   Mrs. Sanderlin was born Dec. 29, 1920, in Bluffton to the late William Stanley Averitt and Mary Helen McGugan Averitt. More...

Priscilla Hornsby

Homemaker

Priscilla Kelly Hornsby, 69, of Donalsonville died Sunday, May 16, 2010.   Mrs. Hornsby was born in Bonifay, Fla., Jan. 10, 1941, to the Palmes “Pat” Kelly Jr. and Marion Creel Kelly. More...

Campus

Honors day held at SGA

“Like the ancient Athenians, Southwest Georgia Academy strives to develop the body and the Mind,” history teacher Henrinel Middleton reminded students in the introduction for Honors Day held April 28 at the Academy. More...

SGA names eight junior marshals

The junior marshals, the top eight students in the junior class, have been chosen to serve at Southwest Georgia Academy’s 2010 graduation ceremony. The marshals are as follows: Parker Montgomery Adams, son of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Ten honor graduates at SGA

SGA proudly recognizes ten honor graduates from the class of 2010. An honor graduate is a student with a 90 or above cumulative numerical average or an equivalent GPA. More...

Career and Resource Fair for job seekers

This week’s Career and Resource Fair is a good opportunity for local job seekers to network with business, agency and college representatives for employment opportunities.   The event is scheduled for this Thursday, May 20, 11 a.m. More...

Bagby, Kolomoki to remain open

A visit by Chris Clark, Commissioner of the Department of Natural Resources attracted a capacity crowd at Bagby State Park’s conference center last week — many fearing news of the park’s closing.   More...

SGA names Broadway headmaster

Billy Broadway of Chelsea, Ala., has been named headmaster at Southwest Georgia Academy. Broadway will replace headmaster Doug Dease who is retiring at the end of the school year. More...

Boy Scout breakfast May 27

The Boy Scouts of America Chehaw Council will host their Annual Friends of Scouting breakfast at First United Methodist Church Tuesday, May 27 at 7 a.m. Breakfast will be served at 7:30 a.m. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, May 19   CHAMBER of Commerce, noon. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Jesus paid the debt for our sins

It is easy for humans to become so involved with personal agendas that the divine plan and purpose lose their rightful positions in life. There are times when we attempt to invent sins that would show anyone our spiritual attitude. More...

The Gospel Truth

Live responsibly as a Christian

Philippians 1:27-30 is God’s discussion through Paul of those two taboo subjects of “politics” and “religion.” Politics is involved in the first sentence of this discussion.  More...

CHURCH NEWS

Friendship M.B.   Friendship Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate their church anniversary Sunday, May 23 with a regular service at noon. Everyone is invited to attend.   Midway M.B. More...

Society

Holt-Griner vows exchanged

Ashley Suzanne Holt of Colquitt and David Austin Griner of Camilla were united in marriage April 10, 2010, at 5 p.m. in the afternoon at Colquitt Freewill Baptist Church. Rev. William Smith officiated. More...

BIRTHS

Karlyn Paige Dennard was born at Phoebe Putney Hospital in Albany Wednesday, May 5, 2010, at 11:38 a.m. She weighed 8 pounds 1 ounce and was 18 inches in length.   Karlyn is the daughter of Jamie Lee Dennard and Amy Ruth Dennard. More...

Bankston celebrates 21st birthday

Martavious Bankston will turn 21 Sunday, May 23. He is currently deployed and will celebrate his birthday when he returns home July 29. Bankston is the son of Lee and Christene Bankston and the brother of Breanna Bankston.   More...