June 30, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

About the statewide candidates

Want to know more about candidates for statewide offices in the July 20 primary? The Early County News is providing a web link to questions posed recently to all the statewide candidates. More...

Canning plant closures

The Early County canning plant will be closed during the week of July 5. The facility will be closed July 5 and 6 for observance of the July 4th holiday. The plant will be closed July 7, 8 and 9 for furlough days due to the budget crisis. More...

Other News

Powell named Pilot of the year

Wendy Powell has been selected by the membership of the Pilot Club of Blakely as the 2009-2010 Pilot of the year. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Are you prepared to meet God?

As one listens to casual and serious conversation, there seems to be an expectation of some kind of major worldchanging event that is in the not-to-distant future. This theme brings fear to the hearts of many who openly discuss this coming event. More...

The Gospel Truth

Do you work hard being a Christian?

Most of us would like to think that we are hard-working people. But let me ask you an honest question. Do you work as hard at being a Christian as you do at your job, or to fix up your house, or at your various hobbies? Read Philippians 3:12-16. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Union Church   Union Church will have their 58th anniversary Sunday, July 4 at 2:30 p.m. with many special guests.   Union Church will have their annual revival meeting Monday, July 5 through Friday, July 9 at 7:30 p.m. nightly. More...

Agriculture

Reporting crop acreage required

The annual requirement of reporting to the FSA Office can be referred to as crop reporting, acreage reporting or crop certification. More...

Society

Kennedy - Moseley exchange wedding vows

Laura Elizabeth Kennedy and William Moseley were united in marriage Saturday, March 13, 2010, at 6 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Blakely, Ga. Reverend Rick Turner officiated the ceremony.   More...

Garrett - Higginbotham

Mr. and Mrs. Ronny Langley are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Amanda Leigh Garrett of Colquitt, to Bruce Alan Higginbotham, son of Lori McCormick and Mr. and Mrs. Keith Higginbotham of Blakely.   More...

J’Haile Butler turns one

J’Haile Danyel Butler will turn one July 5, 2010. She is the daughter of Cecilia Butler and Joshua Wells. Her grandparents are Jollie Ingles and Jerry Ingles Sr., Betty Washington and Jess and Bobbie Wells Sr. More...

9-10 state baseball tournament

Blakely will be hosting the GPRA 9-10 year-old Mite Boys live pitch state tournament next week at the Ray Knight Sportsplex on Chancey Mill Road.   Twelve teams from across the state will be participating. More...

BOE approves $17 million 2011 budget

The Early County Board of Education named Dr. Bronwyn Ragan-Martin interim superintendent at a called meeting June 22 at the central office. Dr. Ragan-Martin will serve in that capacity until a new superintendent is chosen. More...

Longleaf permit amendment

EPD to hold public hearing here Thursday

The Georgia Environmental Protection Division will host a public hearing to receive formal comments Thursday, July 1 regarding EPD’s intent to issue an Air Quality Operating Permit Amendment to Longleaf Energy Associates, LLC related to its in More...

The River’s Reach

Chattahoochee’s waters power local economies

Publisher’s note: The story below was part of an eight-part feature series by The Times in Gainesville about the Chattahoochee’s impact on the state called “The River’s Reach.” Times reporter Ashley Fielding and ph More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, June 30   BIRTHDAYS:Kyle Quinton Harris, Daniel Carter Cox, Brantley Taylor, Carole Williams, Marvin Blackshear, Rachel Pyle   ANNIVERSARY: Bobby & Duane Davis   THURSDAY, July 1   BIRTHDAY: Jacie Holley, Jessica More...

Editorials

Other Voices

Life through the eyes of Sophia

Sofia is nearly three years old and she’s a regular visitor to our newsroom.   Her mother is the newspaper’s features editor. More...

All That’s Fit to Print

Adventures in the pantry

Evan is helping me inventory my pantry. More...

Mumbles

Rerun of July 4th thoughts

Maybe it’s because July 4th is just around the corner, but I’ve been developing a hankering for a plate full of BBQ goat.   Guess I came about the taste for goat honest. More...

Obituaries

Frances McFay Howard

Retired

Frances McFay Howard, 86, died Sunday, June 27, 2010, at Early Memorial Hospital.   Mrs. Howard was born Aug. 6, 1923, in Holmes County, Fla., to the late James H. McFay and Arie Marlow McFay. More...

Paul Allen Jr.

Paul Allen Jr., 53, died Saturday, June 19, 2010.   Mr. Allen was born Nov. 30, 1959, to Paul Allen Sr. and Jeanette Hamilton.   He was preceded in death by four brothers, Willie A. Allen, Fletcher Allen, Tony Allen and Johnny R. Allen. More...

Brenda Mosely

Retired

Brenda L. Mosely, 58, died Sunday, June 20, 2010.   Mrs. Mosely was born in Blakely Feb. 14, 1952, to the late Roselle and Mattie McCoy Louis. She was a member of the Restored House Church.   More...

Sports

Player signs with SGC

Emily Player, Jackson High School Lady Devil, has signed to play softball for Coach Rob Brunel at South Georgia College in Douglas.   Player is expected to play second base at SGC, where she will join former JHS teammate Kendra Dills. More...

Campus

COLLEGE NEWS

Troy State   Kelly Adams of Cedar Springs, Ga., has earned the honor of being placed on the Troy State University chancellor’s list for the 2010 spring semester by earning a 4.0 grade point average. More...

ECMS holds graduation ceremony

The Early County Middle School graduation ceremony was held May 28 at Mangham Auditorium.   More...

Retiring teachers recognized

The Early County Association of Educators honored thier retiring members and their retirees at an end of year banquet May 13.   More...