February 23, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

County extends Longleaf agreement

The Early County Board of Commissioners extended its tax agreement with Longleaf Energy Associates at its Feb. 7 meeting at the County Annex to Dec. More...

Annie live on stage March 3, 4 & 5

The   Early County High Chorus will present the Broadway musical “Annie” March 3, 4 and 5 at Mangham Auditorium.  The show begins at 7 p.m. each night. More...

PEANUT PROUD

Peanut Proud is raffling off a Big Green Egg Smoker and Grill — a $1,330 value.  Tickets are $5 each and are available at the following locations: Birdsong, Chamber of Commerce, Blakely Feed & Seed, Early County News, Damascus Peanut C More...

Other News

Unsung Heroes nominees announced

The Freedom Council’s seventh annual Unsung Hero banquet will be at the Blakely Civic Center Saturday, Feb. 26 at 6:30 p.m. The 2011 nominees are Anthony Lingo and Barbara Smith.  More...

Well water loan program continues

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...

Heating assistance

Enrichment Program Services in Clay County is continuing the annual heating assistance program. Applications are being accepted until all funds have been exhausted. Clients who have already received energy assistance between Nov. 2010 and Jan. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Renew your spiritual fervor

It is important for all who read scripture to remember that “all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen.” 2 Corinthians 1:20. More...

The Gospel Truth

God will fulfill all his promises

Today I want to take you to a test that was taken by 12 men 2,000 years ago. I’ll let you grade them if you like; but, be careful with the measure you use because it will likely be measured back to you. More...

CHURCH NEWS

New Prospect  New Prospect, Oak Grove and Mt. Pisgah African Methodist Episcopal Church will have their ninth appreciation banquet honoring Rev. Gloria Faye Wynds Saturday, March 5 at 5 p.m. at the Blakely Civic Center. The speaker is Rev. More...

Agriculture

Ribbon cutting and grand opening at MSM Meats

It took five years of planning and one year to build, but the Feb. More...

Georgia Young Farmers celebrate 41st annual convention

Members and guests of the Georgia Young Farmers Association gathered in Savannah at the Marriott Riverfront for the 41st Annual GYFA Convention Jan. 28-29.  More...

Campus

BC students nominated for leadership award

Instructors at Bainbridge College’s facilities in Bainbridge and in Blakely have nominated 11 of their students for the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership competition, according to Sheila McLendon, coordinator for the college’s GOAL More...

Spelling bee winners announced

Eighth grader Tynicia McCoy took first place at the county-wide spelling bee Feb. 8 at the Early County Middle School. There were 10 contestants and five alternates competing.  More...

COLLEGE NEWS

Georgia  Southwestern  More...

Peanut Proud activities taking shape

It’s Peanut Proud time again, and the organizers continue to “unite the peanut community in celebrating its pride through humanitarian efforts and the recognition of excellence.”  More...

Fella, what ‘cha doing up there?

Renovation is underway of the 250,000-gallon water tank behind City Hall. The water tank, built in the mid 1950s, is getting a new coat of paint, inside and out.  More...

Smith driving on her collegiate journey

One of Early County’s own, Savannah Smith, was honored earlier this month as one of UGA’s “Amazing Students.” More...

Meet & Greet

Everyone is invited to meet Pioneer’s new hospital administrator Adam Willmann and nursing home administrator Bob Burns Thursday, Feb 24, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., in the nursing home activity room. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 23  CHAMBER of Commerce, noon.  LIONS CLUB meeting, noon.  BIRTHDAYS: Hill Thomas, Stella Smith, Jeremy Warfield, Markita Davis  THURSDAY, Feb. More...

Editorials

House News

Bills being carefully considered

A week of change has slowed two much discussed bills to a halt. Sunday Sales and Tax reform on are hold for the time being. More...

Other Voices

Rivalry gone bad

In the interest of full disclosure, I admit without shame that I’m pretty fanatical when it comes to college football and the University of Georgia.  I’ve been known to bark at fans of opposing teams. More...

All That’s Fit to Print

Past dreams, present spaces

My head’s off dreaming of playing outside. It’s an improvement over past dreams apparently. This is from 2005.  I dreamed the totem pole in Colquitt fell down. More...

Obituaries

Tommy Jacobs Jr.

Brick Mason

Tommy Jacobs Jr., 65, of Blakely died Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011.  Mr. Jacobs was born Dec. 26, 1945, to the late Tommy Jacobs Sr. and Mattie Clyde Jackson Jacobs. More...

Beth Henson

Homemaker

Beth Tabb Henson, 97, of Oldsmar, Fla., died Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011, at Palm Garden of Clearwater in Clearwater, Fla.  Mrs. Henson was born Oct. 24, 1913, in Blakely to the late Luther Earnest Tabb and Vera Temples Tabb. More...

Charlie Palmer

Retired Farmer

Charlie George Palmer, 88, of Blakely died Monday, Feb. 21, 2011, at Early Memorial Nursing Home.  Mr. Palmer was born July 12, 1922, in Leesburg, Ga., to the late Charlie George Palmer and Mattie Fawson Palmer. More...

Society

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Dr. Daily Events

Feb. 28 - 9:30 - Medication Management. 10:15 - 11:00 - Rhythm band practice. Lunch: Turkey burger, cole slaw, broccoli, wheat hamburger bun, peach crisp. March 1 - 10:15 - 11:00 - Physical fitness. 11:00 - Games. More...

Enjoy stargazing at Providence Canyon

Providence Canyon State Outdoor Recreation Area will host an evening of stargazing Saturday, March 5 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. More...

Dance team excels in competition

The 24-member A&A dance team headed to Mobile last Friday to compete in the Star Systems dance competition.   The team came home with many medals and trophies. More...