September 1, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Big rattler...

Don’t try to tell Emory Echols that sightings of diamondback rattlesnakes are becoming increasingly rare. He killed this six-footer on Fryer Road last week. More...

Bobcat spirit...

Early County High mascots “Bobcat” (Whitney Heath) and “Miss Kitty” (Emily Skipper) pumping up the student body spirit at Friday’s afternoon’s pep rally prior to th More...

Red Cross blood drive Tuesday

You can help save lives by giving blood. Everyone is urged to give next week when the Red Cross holds a community blood drive 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 7 at American Legion Post 11 on Woodlawn Drive.   More...

Attention: Early deadline

The Early County News is facing an early press time for the   EXTRA this week due to the Labor Day holiday.   More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

God never forgets his promises

Events seldom occur in isolation. There are circumstances that become the background, as any set of events unfold. It is important for us to remember that God does not forget his promises. More...

The Gospel Truth

To believe in the gospel is to believe in God

Man is not the gospel. Religion is not the gospel. God is the gospel. And in the gospel of Mark 1:9-11, God shows up, in 3-D.   God the son is the gospel (verse 9).   More...

CHURCH NEWS

First Baptist   More...

Agriculture

Just Jakin

Vidalias great for cooking

Do you know what the Georgia state vegetable is? Yes that’s right, Georgia has a state vegetable. I’ll give you a hint, it became the state vegetable in 1990. Need another hint? It’s not the tomato or corn. Ready to give up? More...

Georgia eggs safe from salmonella?

Eggs from Wright County Egg of Galt, Iowa, have been recalled. The number of recalled eggs soared to 32 million cartons for a total of 380 million eggs on Aug. 19. More...

Sports

Flint River rivalry heart break for SGA Warriors

The SGA Warriors opened the 2010 season with a no contest in Macon but this past Thursday was a good old fashioned brawl in Damascus against the Westwood Wildcats. The Wildcats from Camilla are one of the Warriors most bitter rivals. More...

Bobcats lose opener to Bainbridge in final seconds

The Early County Bobcats gave the Bearcats of Bainbridge everything they had for all 48 minutes last Friday night at Standifer Field. Unfortunately, Bainbridge came up with a big play in the final seconds to defeat Early County 14-7.   More...

Drive safely over Labor Day weekend

The 78-hour Labor Day holiday travel period begins Friday, Sept. 3 at 6 p.m. and ends at midnight Labor Day. More...

Are you prepared for an emergency?

With Earl, a category 4 hurricane, churning its way across the Caribbean toward the eastern seaboard, it’s an appropriate time to place emphasis on emergency preparedness. More...

HCC annual supper meeting set for Sept. 30

The Historic Chattahoochee Commission will hold its 28th annual supper meeting Sept. 30 at the Convention and Trade Center in Columbus.   More...

News offers access to two great school papers

The Early County News website, www.earlycountynews.com, has been redesigned and features larger images and refined display qualities. More...

Junior class ring ceremony

The ECHS junior class ring ceremony will be at 9 a.m. Sept. 8 at Mangham Auditorium. All Junior class parents are invited to attend. More...

Editorials

Other Voices

Football in the air

The tinge of coolness in the morning air is not how I know that fall is arriving. I subscribe to a different method of telling the seasons. More...

All That’s Fit to Print

Snakes alive! Well, not exactly

Late last week, a rattlesnake escaped from its habitat at Zoo Atlanta. In the old days, the story would be he escaped from his cage. More...

Mumbles

It’s time for your true colors

I guess it’s time for our true colors to show. We’ve all held it back as long as we could, but it’s time now to unleash our emotions and let it all out! More...

Obituaries

Vera Slappy

Retired

Vera Elizabeth Houston Slappy, 91, died Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2010.   Mrs. Slappy was born Jan. 14, 1919, in Sylvester, Ga., to the late Charlie Houston and Betty Thornhill Houston. More...

Jeanette Warfield

Retired

Jeanette Osborn Warfield, 79, died Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010, at Early Memorial Nursing Home.   Mrs. Warfield was born April 4, 1931, in Bonifay, Fla., to the late John Milton Osborn and Ruby Sims Osborn. More...

Society

Landry Dawn Clark

Landry Dawn Clark was born May 17, 2010, to Mark and Tanya Williams Clark. She weighed 9 pounds, 8 ounces and was 21 inches at birth.   Maternal grandparents are Winston and Dawn Williams of Pelham. More...

Delaina Rae Lashley

Casie and Randy Lashley are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Delaina Rae.   Delaina was born Monday, June 28, 2010, at 12:49 a.m. She weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces and was 19 inches long. More...

How to get people to RSVP

One common problem when hosting a party is sending out invitations only to have a handful of people actually respond. There are ways to entice others to say “yea” or “nay” to the invite.   More...

Campus

UGA offers agribusiness conference Sept. 14

The 2010 Agribusiness Conference, “Building Agribusiness Alliances,” will be held Sept. 14 and 15 at Athens Technical College in Athens, Ga.   More...

Bainbridge College announces summer dean’s and honors lists

Bainbridge College Interim Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs Tonya Strickland announced the nearly 300 students who earned the distinction of being named to the dean’s and honors lists for summer term, having earned a 3.5 (B+) gr More...

Washington High alumni to make plans for next reunion

Washington High Alumni Association will meet Saturday, Sept. 11 at noon at Baptist Branch in Blakely to begin planning the 2011 reunion weekend. More...