April 6, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Rotarians give students handbooks

The Blakely Rotary Club has given third graders dictionaries each year for a number of years. More...

Administrative Professionals Luncheon

Mark   April 27 on your calendars for the Administrative Professionals Day luncheon which will be highlighted by best-selling Southern author and syndicated columnist Ronda Rich.  Initial plans were to change this year’s event to an e More...

Other News

Department of Driver Services changes license labeling/class for non-commercial vehicle license types

Department of Driver Services has implemented a license class change for drivers of non-commercial motor vehicles. More...

Cleanup day in Arlington

The Downtown Development Authority of Arlington will have a Clean-up Arlington Day Saturday April 16. from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. More...

Camp will help children deal with loss

Wiregrass Hospice will offer a camp for children this summer. Camp Braveheart is designed for children, ages 7-14, who have experienced the loss of a loved one. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Help others in their spiritual walk

It is easy for us to develop a twisted picture of the early church. These people did not live the ideal life, free from the usual difficulties of life. More...

The Gospel Truth

Real gospel ministry is demanding

A rite of passage is when we mature from one step of life to another. We engage in many of them as we progress from infancy to childhood to adolescence to adulthood. More...

CHURCH NEWS

New St. Paul  New St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church will have their annual revival April 4 through April 8 at 7:30 p.m. nightly. Rev. Elmo Keslar will be the guest speaker. Everyone is invited to attend.  Baptist Branch   More...

Society

Palmer - Bridges

Mr. and Mrs. Jay Palmer of Blakely and Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Watkins of Leesburg announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Meagan Jae Palmer of Blakely, to Drew Bridges, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Bridges Jr. of Brinson.  More...

BIRTH

Chuck and Tamra DeVane of Marietta, Ga., announce the birth of a son, Charles “Cal” Alan DeVane III. He was born Dec. 9, 2010, at Northside Hospital in Atlanta. More...

Kolomoki to host Easter egg hunt

Kolomoki Mounds State Historic Park will host an Easter egg hunt Sunday, April 24, 2011. The Easter egg hunt will be held at the new Visitor Center and Museum at 3 p.m. More...

Campus

Students compete in Odyssey tournament

Early County Elementary School had two teams of fourth and fifth graders to compete in the Odyssey of the Mind regional tournament in Lilburn March 19.  More...

SGA class tours Atlanta

Terri Lawrence’s class at SGA toured Atlanta in preparation for their Georgia notebooks. The bus pulled out of the school at 6 a.m. and returned well after dark. More...

Fifth graders reach math goals

Fifth grade students at ECES have been motivated to work hard this school year to reach math goals set by teachers and administrators. The hard work paid off for 73 percent of the students Feb. More...

County dodges storms’ worst

A cold front swept through the Southeast Monday night spawning a line of severe storms and tornadoes. Two CodeRED calls alerted local citizens to the approaching storms between 1 a.m. and 2 a.m.  More...

Fatal April 1 auto wreck

A collision between a sport utility vehicle and an 18- wheeler Friday afternoon at the intersection of Wilkie Mosley Road and SR 370 resulted in Early County’s first traffic fatality of 2011.  More...

SBA honors White Oak Pasture’s Harris

The Small Business Association has named Will Harris III, owner and president of White Oak Pastures, one of the largest producers of organic, grass-fed beef in the country, Georgia’s 2011 Small Business Person of the Year.  More...

Harris to speak before House Organic Caucus Friday in D.C.

The News learned Monday that Will Harris of White Oak Pastures is one of five organic farmers from across the U.S. invited to the Organic Trade Association’s Policy Conference in Washington D.C. this week.  More...

Look What’s Bloomin’ at the library

It’s looking a lot like spring in Early County and what better way to celebrate the coming gardening season than visiting “Look What’s Blooming at the Library” coming up April 14, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, April 6  BIRTHDAYS: Craig LaDuke, Ashley Megan McMullen, Brody Walker  THURSDAY, April 7  ROTARY Club, noon, Blakely Town and Country Club   More...

Editorials

Under the Gold Dome

Tempers flare at Capitol

Democracy in Georgia turned ugly as the House attempted to bring some tax overhaul to Georgia’s antiquated tax system. More...

Other Voices

Selective hearing?

One of the true joys of being a dog owner is the happy greeting that awaits me every time I walk in the front door.  More...

All That’s Fit to Print

Masters at food and flowers

The Masters is underway at Augusta National and while golfing patrons around the world are soaking up player stats, I am thinking about pimento cheese and azaleas. More...

Obituaries

Mamie Bridges

Homemaker

Mrs. Mamie Dell Cannon Bridges, 90, of Donalsonville died March 27, 2011, at Seminole Manor Nursing Home.  Mrs. Bridges was born in Early County Sept. 20, 1920, to the late John Arthur and Susie Viola Mock Cannon. More...

Roy Walker Sr.

Retired Electrician

Roy Altagene Walker Sr., 75, of Blakely, died Friday, April 1, 2011.  Mr. Walker was born Jan. 23, 1936, in Marion, Ky., to the late James Fred Walker and Maggie Viola Madison Walker. More...

Agriculture

Bishop votes to reduce regulatory burdens on Georgia farmers

WASHINGTON – Rep. Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) voted yesterday to eliminate a costly and duplicative permitting requirement for the application of pesticides that would hurt local farmers and further stretch state budgets. More...

Commodities to be distributed April 21

USDA Government surplus ARRA commodity distribution will be held in Early County at Blakely Civic Center April 21 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. if supplies last.  All recipients must certify their eligibility. More...

Sign-up underway for household well water loan program

The Golden Triangle Resource Conservation and Development Council Household Water Well System Loan sign-up is underway. More...

Sports

Middle school track teams perform well at competition

The Early County Middle School boys and girls track team hosted a track meet Tuesday, March 22. The boys and girls came in first place overall.   This track meet helped to prepare them for the championship meet in Adel, Ga., Friday, March 25. More...

Smith to join rodeo team at Southern Arkansas University

Senior Montana Smith will join Southern Arkansas University’s competitive rodeo team after accepting a scholarship in March.  Smith’s schooling will be completely covered with half being paid for through the Blue and Gold Academic Sc More...