March 2, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Hey, where did it go?

The “crown” on top of the water tank is part of a containment system raised around the water tank when exterior sanding and painting is underway. More...

White Oak’s Serengeti Plains

A poultry abattoir is under construction at White Oak Pastures near Bluffton which will allow the company to expand its free range poultry processing.  The USDA inspected poultry plant, which will employ over 30 people, will be the only plant w 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

Manry retires from First State board of directors

After 40 years of devoted service, J.T. Manry announced in January his retirement from First State Bank's board of directors. Mr. Manry joined the board in 1970.  More...

Nursing home receives upgrade

The activity room at Early Memorial Nursing Home has received an upgrade in much needed equipment, thanks to the generous donation of supporters in Early County.  Recently, the Early County Hospital Authority realized that a newer piano, podium More...

Talent show to benefit Relay for Life

A talent show will be held in the activity room at Early Memorial Nursing Home Tuesday, March 8 at 6:30 p.m.   Admission is $2 per person. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Worship is a matter of the heart

Throughout the centuries, much has been said and written regarding worship. Most of these discussions have regarded the methods, means, and material that are used to express adoration to God. More...

The Gospel Truth

Make the effort to win souls to the Lord

The gospels are written to show us how to give our souls to the Lord. And, they are written to show us how to gain souls for the Lord. More...

THANKS

Thank you, thank you thank you! I don't know who you are, but I can't thank you enough for the new tires on my car. You will never know how important they are to our family!  Anonymous   More...

Agriculture

GPC to hold referendum for assessment increase

The Georgia Peanut Commission will hold a mail-ballot referendum March 15 - April 15, 2011 for peanut farmers to vote on increasing the assessment paid by growers from $2 to $3 per ton. More...

Nominations sought for Agricultural Producer of the Year

Peanut Proud and the Early County Extension Office are proud to sponsor the second Annual “Agricultural Producer of the Year.” This award will be for any producer that has made a significant contribution to agriculture in Early County.&nb More...

Conservation field day planned

A conservation field day highlighting best management practices for agricultural water quality and conservation will take place on Highway 111 outside of Meigs, Ga., Thursday, March 10 at 9 a.m.  Information will be provided on mobile the irriga More...

Campus

Third graders enjoy the ‘Bone Man’

Kathy Lanford’s and Melissa Grimsley’s third grade classes at Southwest Georgia Academy have been studying the skeletal system. More...

Henderson receives degree

Lovora Denise Henderson has received her associate degree in criminal justice. More...

Financial aid workshop at ECHS

Seniors and parents are invited to attend a financial aid workshop at Early County High School Tuesday, March 8 at 6 p.m. More...

Peebles becomes Goody's Wednesday  Free Access 

Don't miss the grand re-opening at 8:45 a.m.
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Blakely native Herkimiah Wimbush killed in auto accident  Free Access 

Sgt. Herkimiah Wimbush, a Blakely native, was killed early Wednesday morning when the vehicle he was driving went into a retention pond in Greenwood, Ind. located just south of  Indianapolis. More...

DJJ closing RYDC

The Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice announced Tuesday the closure of the 30-bed Blakely RYDC in Early County effective April 1. The local facility is one of two of the state’s 22 RYDC facilities to be closed.  More...

PEANUT PROUD — March 26

It’s gonna be a fun day!

Peanut Proud 2011 is gonna be another fun day! The more people who come out and participate the more fun everyone will have.  Activities begin with a parade at 10 a.m. More...

Ag Producer of the Year nominations

Peanut Proud and the Early County Extension office are sponsoring the 2nd annual “Agricultural Producer of the Year.” Any producer who has made a significant contribution to agriculture in Early County is eligible to be nominated.  More...

Annie

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...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, March 2  Family Connection Collaborative, noon, Family Learning and Resource Center  BIRTHDAYS: Samuel Evans, Jacob Jones, Lisa N. More...

Editorials

House News

House in a rush to the finish line

The House of Representatives is picking up the pace as we rush toward the finish line of the forty days of Legislature. The major push has been to get the state budget passed in the House and on to the Senate. More...

Other Voices

Capital trivia

Every week, I get together with a group of friends at a local restaurant to play trivia. A few weeks ago, one of the categories was geography .  More...

All That’s Fit to Print

Objects may appear closer

A wasp interrupted my Monday lunch routine. I was completing one errand and as I started to pull out of the parking lot, I noticed a red wasp was crawling around on the driver’s side mirror. More...

Obituaries

Tommie Jones

Homemaker

Tommie Lee Teal Jones, 94, died Friday, Feb. 18, 2011, at Donalsonville Hospital in Donalsonville, Ga.  Mrs. Jones was born March 3, 1916, in Calhoun County to the late Tom and Trudie Teal. She was a member of Rosinvick Baptist Church.  More...

Ray Durham

Registered Nurse

Emory Ray Durham, 55, of Blakely, died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011, at Pioneer Community Hospital of Early in Blakely.  Mr. Durham was born June 4, 1955, to Emory C. Durham and Saralyn Scarborough Durham of Bluffton. More...

Letha Rabon

Seamstress

Letha Virginia Jarrett Rabon, 94, of Blakely died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, Ala.  Mrs. Rabon was born Jan. More...

Society

Houston - Bowen

Mr. and Mrs. Woodrow Bledsoe Houston announce the engagement of their daughter, Victoria Louise Houston of Blakely, to Joseph Ruben Bowen of Millbrook, Ala., son of Lt. Col. and Mrs. David C. More...

Chapman - Bryson

Mr. and Mrs. Kent Chapman of Watkinsville, Ga., announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Caroline Elizabeth, to Timothy Daniel Bryson of Athens, Ga., the son of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Taylor turns one

Taylor Michelle Gilbert turned one Feb. 17. She celebrated her birthday with family and friends Saturday, Feb. 20 at Pizza Hut with a John Deere theme party.  Taylor is the daughter of English and Crystal Gilbert. More...