June 16, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

The scammers never rest!

If you have a mailbox, telephone or computer you are a constant target of scammers.   A $5,500 check recently mailed to a local business woman was brought to the attention of the News last week which serves as a good example.   More...

Keith Hall to compete for national bull riding title

Early County High’s Keith L. Hall Jr. recently placed third in the Georgia finals of the National High School Rodeo Association bull riding competition on May 28 in Perry. More...

Magic & juggling

Magician Ken Scott will wow all ages at Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library tomorrow, Thursday, June 17 at 3 p.m. Juggler Todd Key and Flying Debris will entertain Tuesday, June 22 at 3 p.m. Reading club sign up continues through June 30. More...

Other News

Drug task force makes arrests in Early County

On May 27, 2010, agents with the Pataula Drug Task Force and Early County Sheriff’s Office arrested Bradley Steele, 21, white male of Colquitt, for manufacturing methamphetamine after an investigation was started by the Early County Sheriff&rs More...

HCC announces matching grant program

The Historic Chattahoochee Commission has announced the continuation of its matching grant program, one of its most popular projects since its establishment in 1985.   More...

Avoid feeling sluggish during the summer heat

Though there’s little people can do about the temperatures outdoors when summer arrives in full swing, there are many ways they can make summer’s dog days less draining. Consider the following tips.   More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Be faithful to God’s work

It is easy for us to allow the circumstances of life to dictate all of our personal actions. Yes, these conditions will have an influence on the way we see our present problems. More...

The Gospel Truth

The choices you make matter to God

The sovereignty of God never diminishes the responsibility of man to make good on certain free choices. It is these choices, at least three of them, that I want to champion today. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Shiloh M.B.   Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate Father’s Day Saturday, June 19 at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend. More...

Agriculture

County committee nomination deadline nears

Agricultural producers may begin nominating candidates to serve on local Farm Service Agency county committees. More...

Deadline approaching to report spring and summer seeded crops

The Early County Farm Service Agency reminds farmers of the July 15 deadline for producers to report 2010 spring and summer seeded planted acres.   These crops include corn, cotton and peanuts. More...

Sports

Tiger hopefuls

Future Tigers Carter Rowland and Luke Jester discuss scholarships with Auburn head coach, Gene Chizik during a recent luncheon at Quail Country. More...

Campus

Pilot Club awards STAR students

Each year the Pilot Club of Blakely recognizes the STAR students and teachers from each of the county’s high schools.   MaryAnn McClendon, STAR student at ECHS, was presented the Ellen B. Smith Pilot Club Scholarship. More...

DOT funding bill creates regional DOT tax districts

After three years of trying to come up with a plan to provide additional transportation funding, legislators broke through a logjam at the end of this year’s legislative session. More...

BOE approves shorter 2010 school year

Students and staff of ECSS will have a shorter school year next term with the board’s approval of a 176-day school year. More...

Museum expanding

The Early County Museum is expanding! Renovation of the old Dowdle Gas Building, donated to the museum by the Blakely Rotary Club, is underway. More...

Amazing Grace

First Baptist Church of Blakely will show the major motion picture “Amazing Grace” in the church sanctuary Sunday, June 27 at 6 p.m.   More...

Softball tourney

The Calhoun County Recreation Program is sponsoring a mens softball tournament Saturday, July 10 in Arlington. Fourteen teams will compete for prizes.   Tournament fee is $200. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, June 16   CHAMBER of Commerce meeting, noon.   BIRTHDAYS: Audry Smith, Tavis Roberts, Hope Heath, Susan S. More...

Editorials

Other Voices

Squirrel free zone

For her entire life, Glory, the black and white springer spaniel who lives at my house, has waged an all-out war on squirrels. She’s determined to make her house a squirrelfree zone. More...

All That’s Fit to Print

Not so fancy back in the day

June is Vacation Bible School month. Not officially, but just about every church in these parts puts on Bible school during June.   I think it’s gotten a lot fancier than it was back in the day, which is short for when I was little. More...

Mumbles

The big question is...

Reading the article on this week’s front page about the creation of DOT tax districts the one question that was probably on most readers minds was, “Does this mean we might actually see the four-laning of U.S. More...

Obituaries

Doris Olds

Homemaker

Doris Olds, 73, of Blakely, died Wednesday, June 2, 2010, at her residence.   Mrs. Olds was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.   More...

Bessie Baker

Homemaker

Bessie Mae Baker, 86, of Donalsonville, died Friday, June 11, 2010, at Donalsonville Hospital.   Mrs. Baker was born in Donalsonville Jan. 22, 1924, to the late George Washington Turner and Mary Lee Turner. More...

Moncile McLendon

Seamstress

Moncile McLendon, 86, of Colquitt, Ga., died Friday, June 11, 2010, at Early Memorial Nursing Home.   Mrs. McLendon was born in Colquitt Feb. 15, 1924, to the late John Ben and Agnes Johnson Williams. She was a member of South Mt. More...

Society

Watson graduates with medical degree

Benjamin Collier Watson of Blakely graduated May 29, 2010, from the Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine with a doctorate of osteopathic medicine degree. The medical college is situated on the campus of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va.   More...

Anniversary celebrated

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Davis will celebrate their 31st anniversary June 24, 2010.They have been blessed with two daughters and two grandsons. More...

Joseph Richard Gowan

Jordan and Jeremiah Gowan welcome Joseph Richard Gowan. He was born June 3, 2010, and weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces and was 20 inches long. More...