January 19, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

ECSS in ‘good shape’ at mid-year

The Early County Board of Education held their first scheduled meeting for 2011 Jan. More...

Bulloch among Trend’s 100 most influential

Sen. John Bulloch was included in Georgia Trend’s “Power List” in the January issue of the magazine. More...

Cursive writing being written off?

Cursive isn’t listed anywhere in the new curriculum standards Georgia teachers may start using next school year, though teachers and school administrators plan to start talking in March about whether to add penmanship to the curriculum.  More...

61st Annual Chamber banquet Jan. 27

Mark your calendar, make your reservations...  Everyone is invited to attend the 61st Annual Chamber of Commerce Membership Banquet Thursday, Jan. 27 at 7 p.m. More...

Other News

Habitat for Humanity searching for suitable lot

The Early County chapter of Habitat for Humanity is getting ready to start its fourth home in Early County. A family has been selected, and the project is ready to begin. The one obstacle is the lack of a suitable lot. More...

Grand jury returns 107 true bills

The Early County Grand Jury returned 107 true bills and eight no bills at the January 2011 term.  More...

Homeless survey underway

A group of volunteers is trying to get an accurate count of Southwest Georgia’s homeless population in hopes of using the numbers to justify additional state and federal attention to what some feel are the silent masses wandering the region&rsq More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Let your light shine for God

In a life that is filled with “busyness” — it is easy for anyone to lose the focus of divine call. Yes, each person has a divinely-appointed task to perform in the kingdom of God. More...

The Gospel Truth

Are you planting in the wrong soil?

The parable of the sower is a “soil test” of salvation. By reading, interpreting, and applying it, we can discern whether or not we are truly saved. Since sin is dirty, and all of us are sinners, then all of us are dirty people. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Springfield Baptist Church will have a fifth Sunday night sing Sunday, Jan. 30 at 7 p.m. Refreshments will follow. Everyone is invited to attend. Faith Deliverance More...

Agriculture

Farm credit to provide scholarship money

Southwest Georgia Farm Credit will provide $8,000 in scholarship money to selected high school students in the 21 counties served by the association. More...

Sports

Rascal found him, but...

Two days after Christmas Clay Hobbs was hunting on the family farm below Blakely when he bagged a nice buck. Make that “shot” a nice buck because technically, he’s not bagged until he’s in the truck.  More...

Brackins bags first deer

Danielle Brackins bagged her first deer while hunting with her father, Daniel Brackins, Jan. 7, 2011. She is the daughter of Daniel and Beverly Brackins. More...

Registration underway at BECRD

Registration for softball, baseball and T-ball is underway through Feb. 9, 2011. No forms will be accepted without registration fee. Please make sure the Recreation Dept. has a copy of the child’s birth certificate on file.  More...

Record enrollment at BC, BCEC

Bainbridge College and its Early County Center in Blakely reached milestones with the start of Spring semester 2011. More...

Ralston names Greene to influential House committees

Many changes have been made to committees by House Speaker David Ralston during the early days of the General Assembly — chairmen replaced and committee assignments changed.  Many Capitol insiders are calling the changes “the larges More...

Collins earns EDFP certification

Lisa Collins, Director of Economic Development, Early County 2055 has recently completed the National Development Council’s intensive economic development finance training series, earning Economic Development Finance Professional certification. More...

“I have a dream...”

While schools, government offices and most businesses were closed in observance of Martin Luther King Day, there were no announced MLK celebration activities over the weekend.  Still, over the silence could be heard... More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 19  Chamber of Commerce, noon. BIRTHDAYS: Kyser Clint Sims, Laura Thomas, Charles Shierling, Mikie Lee, Will Floyd, Vida McDaniel, Martha S. Allen  THURSDAY, Jan. 20   More...

Editorials

Other Voices

Spatula please?

Sixty-one days until spring.  I know this.  I counted.  I’m not sure exactly what happened. I came home Sunday from a trip to Atlanta. I was living in Georgia. More...

All That’s Fit to Print

Springing back to life

The thermometer outside my kitchen window reads 42 degrees. More...

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Obituaries

Teresa Hudson

Accountant

Teresa Ann Eubanks Hudson, 46, of Edison died Monday, Jan. 10, 2011, at Calhoun Memorial Hospital in Arlington.  Mrs. Hudson was born April 3, 1964, in Arlington to Clara Rish Eubanks Collier and the late Cecil Marcine Eubanks. More...

Gladys McClelland

Bookkeeper

Gladys Elizabeth Scott McClelland, 87, of Morgan died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011, at Calhoun County Nursing Home in Edison.  Mrs. McClelland was born Feb. 18, 1923, in Leesburg, Ga., to the late Emmett Alonzo Scott and Annie Belle Page Scott. More...

David Richardson

Retired

David Richardson, 86, of Blakely died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011.  Mr. Richardson was born Sept. 4, 1924, in Oakway, S.C., to the late Jack Richardson and Cora Richardson Richardson. More...

Society

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive Daily Events

Jan. 24 - 10:15 - 11:00 - Rhythm band at Nursing Home. Lunch: Hamburger, pork beans, cole slaw, wheat bun, cinnamon apples. Jan. 25 - 10:15 - 11:00 - Physical fitness. 11:00 - Wayne Coachman - Nutrition Education. More...

How to make your dream wedding a reality

Brides and grooms often have an ideal of what their wedding will be — a vision of their perfect day. While each couple’s vision is unique, they all share the same burden — the ever-rising cost of weddings.  More...

Tradition of throwing rice at the wedding

There are many traditions for weddings that can be traced back thousands of years to early civilization. One enduring tradition is to throw rice at the newly betrothed. More...