April 13, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

City customers to get itsie bitsy utility refund

Blakely utility customers might see another credit — a small one — related to the power cost adjustment charge to their power bills. More...

Country Goes Huntin’s 10th anniversary event

Country Goes Huntin’s 10th anniversary event in Early County was highlighted by a patriotic program featuring a “Jump for the Heroes,” a skydive into the camp by retired U.S. Army Sgt. More...

Look What’s Bloomin’ at the library

Celebrate the coming gardening season tomorrow at “Look What’s Blooming at the Library” 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Skeet Shoot  Free Access 

A Chehaw Council Boy Scouts benefit sporting clays tournament will be held May 1 at Quail Country Plantation. Download a tournament brochure at www.earlycountynews.com or call Chehaw Council at 229- 436-7226. More...

Editorials

Under the Gold Dome

Dangerous period at Capitol

The waiting game at the State Capitol is about to be over. With three days of legislative action left, the members are watching bills that are beginning to move back and forth between the respective chambers. This is called the dangerous period. More...

Other Voices

Spring vacation

Growing up in Blakely, I don’t remember us ever going on a spring-break vacation.  That’s not to say we didn’t have a spring break, or what passed for a spring break back in those days. More...

All That’s Fit to Print

It’s Colomokee with a ‘C’   Traveling North Main Street from the railroad track to the square is a pleasant journey these days. The roses planted along the sidewalks are blooming and it is a sight to see.  More...

Agriculture

FEA members attend state conference

The Early County High School chapter of the Future Educators Association attended the FEA-FEAST State Conference March 24- 26, 2011, at Epworth by the Sea on St. More...

GPC approves research budget for 2011-12

The Georgia Peanut Commission board of directors has approved $254,000 in research projects for its 2011-12 research budget. This action was taken during the commission’s March board meeting.  More...

Harris speaks before House Organic Caucus

White Oak Pastures’ Will Harris was one of five organic farmers from across the nation invited to the Organic Trade Association’s Policy Conference and Hill Visit Days in Washington, D.C., last week. More...

Campus

Debaters reach national ‘Sweet Sixteen’

Samford University debaters Dan Bagwell and Logan Gramzinski sacrificed much of their spring break to prepare for the 2011 National Debate Tournament, but it paid off when they reached the Sweet Sixteen. More...

BC honor societies induct new members

Three honor societies at Bainbridge College inducted new members in a ceremony in the Charles H. Kirbo Regional Center on the main campus.  More...

Turner presides over LEO event at Georgia Lions camp

Samantha Turner, state LEO president and Early County LEO member presided over the Georgia LEO State Gathering held recently at the Georgia Lions Camp for the Blind with LEOs from all over Georgia in attendance.   More...

State’s bald eagle population up

Thanks to conservation laws, restoration work and a ban on the pesticide DDT, bald eagles have rebounded from near-extinction through much of their range 40 years ago. More...

Wake up!  Free Access 

All residents are urged to sign up for the service by calling 723-3414 or clicking on the CodeRED links at www.earlycountynews.com or www.becema.org. As bad weather was making its way through the area last week the house phone rang. More...

Relay for Life 6 p.m. Friday at Standifer Field

The 17th annual Relay for Life will be Friday, April 15 at Standifer Field. Opening ceremonies will begin at 6 p.m. Joanna Smith will join a variety of local talent providing entertainment. 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. The luncheon will be 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, April 13  LIONS Club Meeting  BIRTHDAYS: Robert Chapman, Tiffany Temples  THURSDAY, April 14  AMERICAN Legion Meeting  ROTARY Club, noon, Blakely Town and Country Club  PILOT Club  BLAKELY #282 OES   More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Give praise to the Lord and Savior

The eternal plan of our heavenly father — the creator of the universe — is carried out as an unfolding drama, using mere humans as the actors in what might appear to be an unwritten script. More...

The Gospel Truth

Don’t suffer the curse of a guilty conscience

Mark 6:14-29 tells us of the great curse of a guilty conscience. The man who had it was named “King” Herod.  More...

CHURCH NEWS

Oak Grove  Oak Grove African Methodist Episcopal Church will have an Early Sunrise and Candle and March service Sunday, April 24 at 6:30 a.m. Breakfast will be served and an Easter egg hunt will also take place. Everyone is invited to attend. More...

Obituaries

Luke Sanders

Truck Driver

Luke Anthony Sanders, 50, died Thursday, March 24, 2011, in Dayton, Ohio.  Mr. Sanders was born April 20, 1960, in Warner Robins, Ga., to Lewis Sanders and the late Ella Mae O’Neal Jones. He was a member of Friendship Baptist Church.  More...

Edna Brown

Edna Ruth Brown, 57, of Jakin, died Wednesday, March 24, 2011, at Palmyra Medical Center.  Mrs. Brown was born March 26, 1953, in Jakin to the late Berthell Brown and Rosie M. Brown. More...

Walter Brown

Walter Dewey Brown, 66, of Blakely died Monday, April 4, 2011.  Mr. Brown was born Oct. 16, 1944, to Berthell Brown and Rose Mae Potter Brown.  He was preceded in death by a brother, Theodis Brown; and three sisters, Annie B. More...

Society

BIRTHS

Kennon O’Bryan Hester and Jennifer LeAnne White Hester of Headland, Ala., announce the birth of their son, Victor Wyatt Hester. Wyatt was born at Flowers Hospital in Dothan, Ala., Feb. 18, 2011. More...

Brooks-Dalrymple plans complete

Plans have been finalized for the upcoming marriage of LeeAnn Elizabeth Brooks and Matthew Trigg Dalrymple. The wedding will take place Saturday, April 30, 2011, at 5 p.m. at Burning Bush Ministries in Arlington, Ga. More...

Sisters receive perfect scores at piano festival

Davia Allen and Charlye Allen participated in the second annual Renaissance Piano Festival held March 12 through March 13 in Dothan, Ala. More...