February 16, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Elementary, middle school named Georgia Title I Distinguished Schools

Georgia State School Superintendent John Barge announced Jan. 31 that of 868 Georgia Title I Distinguished Schools, two belong to the Early County School System.  More...

Miss Fanny Mae Thornton turns 107

“Happy birthday granny, we love you, from all your children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren,” read the greeting from one of Fanny W. Thornton’s grandsons — William Thornton of Zion, Ill. More...

PEANUT PROUD RAFFLE!

Peanut Proud is raffling off a Big Green Egg Smoker and Grill complete with a cypress table and a bag of charcoal — a $1,330 value. The drawing will be held March 26 during the Peanut Proud activities. You do not have to be present to win. More...

Other News

Republican Party to hold mass meetings

The Early County Republican Party will convene precinct mass meetings Saturday, March 12, 2011, at 9 a.m., at the Blakely Early Chamber of Commerce on the square to elect delegates and alternates to the Early County Republican Party Convention.  More...

Well water loan program

The Golden Triangle Resource Conservation and Development Council’s Household Water Well Loan Program is still available to applicants from Southwest Georgia.  The program provides low interest loans to lowincome homeowners allowing them t More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Be true to your spiritual calling

As we read the gospel accounts of the earthly life and ministry of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, we begin to wonder how many times the disciples needed to be given information before it would “sink in.” However, we must not be too hard on the More...

The Gospel Truth

The medicine is the mustard seed

In the Jewish jargon of Jesus’ day, a mustard seed was a proverbial picture of something little, small, seemingly insignificant. More...

THANKS

The family of Elaine West would like to thank each of you for your kind expressions of thoughtfulness during our time of bereavement. Your friendship, sympathy, thoughts and prayers have given us great comfort during our time of loss. More...

Agriculture

CRP signup to begin March 14

Hobby Stripling, executive director of USDA’s Farm Service Agency in Georgia, announced a general signup for the Conservation Reserve Program will begin March 14, 2011, and continue through April 15, 2011. More...

Ingram to compete in pageant

Ana Ingram, an Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College student from Blakely, will compete for the title of Ms. ABAC at the 42nd annual pageant Feb. More...

Campus

4-H’ers travel to Rock Eagle

Ten Early County 4- H’ers recently traveled to Rock Eagle 4-H Center for the 2011 4-H Southwest District Junior/Senior Project Achievement. More...

COLLEGE NEWS

Darton  Jana Marie Sizemore of Arlington, daughter of Kenneth and Jan Sizemore, made dean’s list for fall semester at Darton College. She is currently playing softball for Darton.   More...

Cheerleaders take first place

The Early County Middle School Competition Cheerleaders won first place in the school division at the Diamond Cheer and Dance Competition Jan. More...

Get out those peanut recipes!

The thought is mouthwatering! Peanut candies, cakes, pies, brittle, peanut butter balls, sauces, boiled and candied peanuts.  Have you got a favorite peanut recipe... More...

IMPACT EARLY

Mobilizing Early’s young citizens

Over 50 young professionals recently attended an informative meeting of Impact Early in the Blakely city council chambers.  More...

Pioneer WW ‘Heart Health’ February 23

Everyone is encouraged to participate in “Heart Health,” the topic at the Wellness Wednesday luncheon at Pioneer Community Hospital of Early Feb. 23. The luncheon will be in the conference room at noon featuring guest speaker Pam Grist. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 16  Chamber of Commerce, noon.  BIRTHDAYS: Jimmy Heath  ANNIVERSARY: Rusk & Heather Still, Ronnie & Charlene Ashley  THURSDAY, Feb. More...

Editorials

Other Voices

Technology rules

Helen, my GPS lady, and I have been getting along very well since we’ve been together. More...

All That’s Fit to Print

Life with a baby brother

Back in December, Evan realized that the baby everyone kept talking about was eventually going to show up.  He asked, “That baby’s going to live in our house?” Emphasis on our.  Since then, he’s staked out his territ More...

Mumbles

When I yelled wolf!!!

Over the past year and a half as I was was making dire comments to readers about the consequences of Obamacare, there were times when I paused, thinking, “Lord please tell me if I am wrong.” He didn’t.  More...

Obituaries

Mary Hollinger

Retired

Mary Louise Hollinger, 83, of Blakely died Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011, at Pioneer Community Hospital in Blakely.  Mrs. Hollinger was born Dec. 4, 1927, in Blakely to the late John Pittman and Pauline Wimberly. More...

Evangeline Breedlove

Retired

Evangeline Pitts Breedlove, 89, of Hilton, Ga., died Friday, Feb. 4, 2011.  Mrs. Breedlove was born Oct. 24, 1921, to the late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Pitts. More...

Eugene Wright

Retired

Eugene Wright, 70, of Damascus died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011, at Newark Beth Israel Hospital.  Mr. Wright was born May 24, 1940, to Grady Wright and the late Lossie Wright.  More...

Society

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive More...

Willis-Still wedding vows exchanged

Wendy Summer Willis and Jeremiah Bush Still of Louisville, Ky., were married at 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011, at Colomokee Baptist Church in Blakely, Ga.  More...

Scarborough - Grubbs

Hannah Michelle Scarborough of Bainbridge, daughter of Micheal and Jan Scarborough of Blakely, and Danny Ray Grubbs Jr. More...