November 3, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

New school superintendent assumes duties at ECSS

Early County’s new school superintendent, Col. Thomas Dyer Challender, assumed his duties of leading the Early County School System Oct. 27.   More...

Secretary of Agriculture Vilsack commemorates SGRITA funding

Secretary of Agriculture Thomas J. Vilsack visited South Georgia Regional Information Technology Authority Monday to commemorate SGRITA’s award of $13,327,050 in USDA loan and grant funding. More...

Daylight Saving Time Ends November 7

It’s not exactly time travel or a Groundhog Day experience, but Daylight Savings Time ends Sunday, Nov. 1 at 2 a.m. Don’t forget to wind your clock back one hour before you go to sleep Saturday night. More...

Veterans Day celebration

The Early County High School civics classes are sponsoring a Veteran’s Day Celebration, Nov. 11 at the high school’s new gym. The celebration will begin at 10 a.m. and is scheduled to end at 11:30 a.m. More...

Other News

Astronomy night at Providence Canyon

Providence Canyon State Park will be hosting an evening of star gazing on Nov. 6 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Coca- Cola Space Science Center and Columbus State University will present this program in the main picnic area at the state park.  More...

Editorials

Other Voices

Not so fast

Shouldn’t the point of political advertising be to entice me to vote for the candidate who has paid for the ad time? More...

All That’s Fit to Print

Waiting on the results

It is early Tuesday morning. The polls open soon and by the time this edition hits the newsstand, the 2010 midterm election will be history. There will be winners and losers and I hope that applies only to the candidates.   More...

Mumbles

Ready for some football!

Well, as the cartoon depicts, here come the 2012 elections! I wish I could expound on Tuesday’s elections, but this was written and the paper was on the press before the polls closed.   More...

Obituaries

Thelma Turberville

Homemaker

Thelma Peterson Turberville, 95, of Blakely died Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010, at Calhoun Nursing Home in Edison.   Mrs. Turberville was born May 9, 1915, in Columbia, Ala., to the late Coley Lerster Peterson and Lilla Davis. More...

Joseph Foster

Johnny Lee Joseph Foster, 68, died Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010.   Mr. Foster was born Dec. 24, 1941, in Early Couny to the late Pecola and Joseph Foster.   He was preceded in death by a son, James Earl Grier; and two sisters, Annie M. More...

Sports

Bobcats boot out the Albany Indians

The Early County Bobcats defeated the visiting Albany Indians Friday night at Standifer Field. The win sets up a showdown with Brooks this Friday night for the final playoff spot in region 1-AA.   More...

Warriors take Region AA title

The SGA Warriors traveled to Woodbury, Ga., this past Friday night to take on the Wildcats from Flint River.   More...

Cross country qualifies for state

Both the boys’ and girls’ ECHS cross country teams competed Thursday, Oct. 28 in the Region 1 AA championships at Pebble Hill Plantation in Thomasville. More...

Early County General Primary Returns  Free Access 

Hutchins defeat Mulkey in BOE race. SPLOST referendum passes. Keown, Barnes, Porter carry Early County. More...

DJJ Budget cuts target local RYDC

The Blakely Regional Youth Detention Center is one of several Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice facilities facing possible closure. More...

Rotary District Governor visits Blakely Rotary Club

Rotary District Governor Casey Farmer was welcomed to Blakely with a dinner Wednesday evening. More...

2010 ECHS Homecoming

Senior Kira Oliver was crowned homecoming queen Friday night. a, daughter of Terri Oliver and Ricky Oliver is senior class vice president and serves on the Student Leadership Committee. More...

‘Tomorrow’s Leaders’ kids feature

They were “Tomorrow’s Leaders” when their photos appeared in the Early County News some 25 years ago. Now many of them are today’s leaders whose own children will soon be featured in a childrens photo feature. More...

Send us your hunting photos

The News wants to publish your photos of your big bucks, the deer your kids bagged and other special hunting and fishing photos. If we don’t have room in the paper, they will be added to our outdoor photo gallery on our website. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Be assured that God is mighty

Words are our major vehicle for the expression of thought. It is easy for one to take up the language patterns of the ungodly living that surrounds us. More...

The Gospel Truth

Make Jesus your number one priority

Today I want to offer the second part of a message about how Christians can keep Christ first in the priorities of life. All you have to do is discover the list of priorities that Jesus kept when he walked upon this earth. More...

Praise party for Ward

Please join family and friends for a Praise Party in honor of Ward Wright, Sunday, Nov. 7, 2010, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Gillionville Baptist Church in Albany. More...

Agriculture

Farm disaster assistance available

Hobby Stripling, state executive director, announced that part of $550 million in disaster assistance will be available to producers of upland cotton, soybeans and sweet potatoes that suffered losses because of excessive moisture or related conditio More...

Society

Woman’s Club begins series of ornaments

The Fort Gaines Woman’s Club is announcing the sale of their first ornament in a series for Clay County, Ga. This ornament features the Cornelia Clubhouse located on the banks of the Chattahoochee River in Fort Gaines.   More...

Coat drive underway

Southwest Georgia Farm Credit is partnering with area businesses to collect coats, scarves, knit caps, gloves and blankets for those in need during the cold winter months.   More...

The gift of volunteerism for the holiday season

Donating is a popular way to show appreciation during the holiday season, but not every household has the funds to donate this year. In lieu of making a financial donation, a gift of time and service is just as valuable.   More...

Campus

Preschoolers visit pumpkin patch

The First Baptist Church Pre-schoolers took a field trip last week to Paradise Pumpkin Patch near Eufaula where they enjoyed a petting zoo, a large playground, cow train, hay rides, pony rides and a c More...

Retired educators recognized

The governor of the state of Georgia has proclaimed Sunday, Nov. 7, 2010, as Retired Educators Day in Georgia.   Local churches will recognize those lasting contributions made by retired educators in this community.   More...