March 23, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Turner named GOAL winner

Robert Turner has been named the 2011 Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership winner at Bainbridge College.  More...

STOP teen drinking

Early Choices, an initiative of Family Connection FACES, is launching a multi-media campaign intended to encourage and support parents, retailers and community members in their efforts to keep teens from drinking.  Over the next year, Early Choi More...

Play ball!

While a lot of people are awaiting the start of Major League Baseball, youth baseball and softball is in full swing here in Early County.  Over 1,500 people gathered at the Ray Knight Sportsplex Saturday for for opening day activities for over 3 More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, March 23  LIONS Club Meeting, noon.  BIRTHDAYS: Trip Smith, Chris Warfield, Ian Middleton, Ansley Hutchins  ANNIVERSARY: O.H. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Take responsibility for your actions

Many needs exist within any given community or congregation. This fact touches the heart of those who desire to reach out to others. However, this compassionate desire must not be the only motivation for service in the life of the believer.  More...

The Gospel Truth

Know the difference between belief and unbelief

What is the real difference between belief and unbelief? Mark 6:1- 6.  Belief is a matter of following up.  More...

CHURCH NEWS

New Mt. Nebo  New Mt. Nebo will celebrate their pastor and first lady’s seventh anniversary March 31 through April 1 at 7:30 p.m. nightly continuing at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 3.  Morning Star   More...

Society

Arthur - Bush

Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Trent Arthur of Bainbridge, Ga., announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Ashley Dawn Arthur, to Clinton Reed Bush, son of Mr. and Mrs. Smiley M. More...

Christopher Aedan Buxton

Eve and Michael Buxton proudly announce the birth of their son, Christopher Aedan Buxton. Christopher was born Nov. 2, 2010, at New Milford Hospital in New Milford, Conn. He weighed 8 pounds and 8 ounces and was 21 3/4 inches long. More...

Lawrence Victor Wainwright

Chris and Lorie Wainwright announce the birth of their son, Lawrence Victor Wainwright. Lawrence arrived Dec. 27, 2010, at 9 a.m. at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany, Ga. He weighed 6 pounds and 12 ounces and was 19 inches long. More...

See ya at PEANUT PROUD  Free Access 

It’s going to be a beautiful Spring day Saturday and downtown Blakely is going to be packed with people enjoying the activities and entertainment during the third annual “Peanut Proud.” More...

Carjaval welcomed

Bainbridge College’s new president, Dr. Richard Carjaval, who assumed his duties in January, was welcomed with a reception last week at BCEC.  Dr. More...

Bringing it back...

The past 10 years, country music artists and hunting personalities have been gathering in Early County for Country Goes Huntin’, a charity hunting event which raises money for worthy causes.  More...

Farmer Appreciation Breakfast

Early   County’s second annual “Agricultural Producer of the Year” will be presented Friday morning at the Farmer Appreciation Breakfast at the Birdsong Warehouse.  Early County ag producers and members of the agricultural More...

Turkey time! Season opens Saturday

Georgia’s turkey season — one of the longest turkey seasons nationwide — opens Saturday. Hunters will have until May 15 to bag their limit of three gobblers.  More...

Editorials

Other Voices

A memory pill?

One of my elementary school teachers used to wear her glasses on a chain around her neck.  When she needed to read something to us, she put her glasses on. When she stood in front of the class, she took them off and let them hang there.  More...

All That’s Fit to Print

Someone’s watching you

Luke is a good baby. I say that because I usually see him when he is sleeping or making googly eyes. More...

Mumbles

Just what the doc ordered

Peanut Proud is getting here just in time!  It doesn’t matter which way you turn, there is trouble brewing that threatens to radically change the world we live in... the world our children and grandchildren will grow up in.  More...

Obituaries

Johnny Taylor

Merchandiser

John Albert “Johnny” Taylor Jr., 55, of Nashville, Ga., died Wednesday, March 16, 2011, in the Tift Regional Medical Center.  Mr. Taylor was born Oct. 11, 1955, in Pensacola, Fla., to John Albert Taylor and Mary Ann Gordon. More...

Waylan Cheney

Farmer

Clarence Waylan Cheney, 71, of Edison died Saturday, March 19, 2011.  Mr. Cheney was born May 27, 1939, in Edison, Ga., to the late Clarence W. Cheney and Thelma Foster Cheney. More...

Oscar Aycock

Retired

Oscar Ryan Aycock Sr., 74, of Shellman died Monday, March 21, 2011, at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany.  Mr. Aycock was born July 28, 1936, in Shellman to the late Oscar Taylor Aycock and Rubie Glasscock Aycock. More...

Campus

Retired educators ready to ‘build gigantic organization’

Southwest Georgia Retired Educators met Wednesday March 16, 2011. The GREA president, Dorothy B. Wilson was scheduled to meet with the groups, but because of illness, she was unable to attend. More...

Reed ranked 23rd

Ranked 23rd in the nation, Early County High School graduate of the class of 2010, Antiquinita “Nett” Reed has ranked 23rd in women’s track and field.  Antiquinita “Nett” Reed, a graduate of Early County High School More...

Ward recognized at ABAC

Holly S. Ward of Jakin will be among seventysix students at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College who will be recognized as Superior Honor Students during Honors Day ceremonies April 13 at 11 a.m. in Gressette Gym.  More...