July 28, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Damascus council members appointed, two seats still open

Nathaniel Thompson, acting mayor for the City of Damascus has appointed two council members to fill vacancies on the council in the wake of last month’s resignations.   More...

Chattahoochee Trace Marker Survey

The Historic Chattahoochee Commission erected its first historical marker July 19, 1978, in front of the Lee County Courthouse in Opelika, Ala., Since then the HCC, in cooperation with many local co-sponsors, has erected 306 more “messages in More...

Hwy. 62 detour Aug. 9-10

The Georgia DOT had announced a detour was scheduled next week for railroad crossing improvements on Highway 62 at the intersection of Highway 370 near Hilton.   The detour has been rescheduled from next week to 8 a.m. Monday, Aug. More...

Other News

Photo

Thad George brought this old photo by the News office some time back. Pictured enjoying a 1931 buggy ride through the east side of Damascus are Liston Radney, Elizabeth Pickron and Peggy George. More...

Hand washing keeps germs at bay

Heading back to class means seeing friends, up close and personal. And that means sharing germs. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Share the gospel message

The ministry that God has assigned the individual must be carried out under divine direction. More...

The Gospel Truth

There is always a reason to rejoice

There is always a reason to rejoice, if you are a fully devoted follower of the Lord Jesus Christ. This fact is made very plain by the final passage in the book of Philippians, Philippians 4:10-23. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Evergreen Baptist Evergreen Baptist Church will have their annual revival Monday, July 26 through Friday, July 30 at 7:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend.   Macedonia M.B. More...

Agriculture

Pest control is more than just spraying chemicals

Many home landscapers and gardeners see pests eating their azaleas or tomatoes and immediately grab a chemical pesticide for defense. More...

Society

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive

Daily Events   Aug. 2 — 10:15-11:00 - Rhythm band practice. 11:15 - Zach Hood - Wellness. Lunch: Grilled chicken, cole slaw, baked beans, hamburger bun, fruit crisp.   More...

Madelyn Marie McMullen

Madelynn Marie McMullen was born to Michael McMullen and Megan McDonald June 6, 2010, at Flowers Hospital in Dothan. Maddie weighed 7 pounds 4 ounces and was 20 inches long. Her big sister, Makayla, proudly greeted her with open arms.   More...

Taylor Lynn Newton

Shon and Andrea Newton of Newnan, Ga., proudly announce the birth of their daughter, Taylor Lynn Newton. Taylor was born April 29, 2010, at Piedmont Fayette Hospital. She weighed 8 pounds, 14 ounces and was 20 inches long. More...

Early Voting begins today!  Free Access 

Early voting for the August 10 General Primary runoff begins today, Monday, Aug. 2, and extends through Friday. See sample ballots in this week's Early County News.  More...

ELECTION RESULTS

Wiggins re-elected to commission seat

In the only locally contested race on last week’s General Primary Election ballot, County Commissioner F.C. “Butch” Wiggins defeated Ed Gilbert 130 to 114 to hold on to his District 1 seat. More...

School board announces superintendent finalists

The Early County School Board, meeting in official session July 26, selected four finalists in the search for a new Early County School Superintendent. More...

Financial aid workshops today at BC

There will be two opportunities today, July 28 for students to attend a financial aid workshop at Bainbridge College Early County Center at 40 Harold Ragan Dr. Sessions are set for 11 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., said BCEC Director Joan Simpson. More...

Recreation registration

Registration is now underway at the Blakely- Early County Recreation Department for fall activities, including flag football, cheerleading and soccer.   The ages for soccer and cheerleading will be 4-12 years of age. More...

Editorials

Cancer, wreck overwhelms family

Bob Sharpe of Sharpe Systems has been a member of the peanut industry since 1972 and has touched many lives in the industry over the past 30 years. Bob’s wife, Rita, was diagnosed with breast cancer in March of 2009. More...

Other Voices

One bad apple doesn’t spoil the whole bunch

So now it appears that some college football players at a few Southern schools, including — perhaps — Georgia have had improper contact with agents, and now the players’ eligibility is in question.   More...

All That’s Fit to Print

Looking for snake stories

I have a friend who doesn’t watch the news. Rather than get all agitated, like the rest of us, she just quit tuning in to any news cast. More...

Obituaries

Jerry West

Jerry West, 49, of Blakely, died Friday, July 16, 2010, at Early Memorial Hospital.   Mr. West was born in Blakely Jan. 3, 1961, to the late Will Tom Jackson and Ruby L. Jackson. He was a member of Blakely Holiness Church.   More...

Billy Jackson

Billy Lester Jackson, 67, of Blakely, died Saturday, July 17, 2010, at Early Memorial Hospital.   Mr. Jackson was born in Blakely March 4, 1943, to the late J.B. Jackson and Louise Lester Dixon. He was a member of Bethel Church. More...

William Underwood

Lawyer

William Fleming “Bill” Underwood Jr., 65, died early Thursday, July 22, 2010, while vacationing with his wife in the mountains of northern New Mexico.   More...

Sports

All-Star team ends district tournament in second place

The 7 and 8 year-old Blakely-Early County All-Stars played in the district tournament in June in Colquitt. More...

Bush on championship team ... again

The excitement of another state championship has made its way to Blakely via Andy Bush, whose son Andy was on the Colquitt County 14 and under baseball team which recently won the Georgia Recreation and Parks Association state championship in Lyons. More...

Campus

Nip school bullying in the bud

Everyone gets bullied at some point in life, and it will most likely happen at school. If your child is being bullied, you can do some things to help stop it.   More...

Early County welcomes 10 new teachers

Tyler Bryan joins the Early County School System as a third year teacher in high school English and video production. More...

ECES supply lists announced

The items on this supply list are needed for Early County Elementary School students for the 2010-2011 school year. More...