April 27, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

BOE is considering transportation cuts

The cost and problems of student transportation were topics of discussion for the Early County School Board at its April 19 meeting at the middle school media center.  More...

Doctors not leaving

The recent Pioneer community meeting, while providing the community with a lot of information, apparently sparked at least one rumor.  Community coordinator Elsa Crawford stated in an email Monday, “We have had TONS of calls from folks con More...

Jakin’s new Fire Rescue Station 201

The City of Jakin’s new Fire Rescue Station 201, a 3,000 sq. ft. facility built with the city’s SPLOST monies, has been completed. The estimated cost of the facility was $64,000.  More...

Administrative Professionals Day

This week the community extends appreciation to the women in the workforce who make life around the office more pleasant, and enhance our quality of life. See this week’s special section.   More...

Day of Prayer

The   First Baptist Church sanctuary will be open for prayer from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 5 for observance of the annual National Day of Prayer. More...

Other News

Professionals train to keep children safe

Six area professionals who work with children and families in the Pataula Judicial Circuit that are faced with child abuse attended the National Symposium on Child Abuse in Huntsville, Ala., the last week of March 2011.  More...

Editorials

Only 55 years ago...

“I’ll tell you one thing, if things keep going the way they are, it’s going to be impossible to buy a week’s groceries for $10.00.”  “If cigarettes keep going up in price, I’m going to quit; 20 cents a p More...

All That’s Fit to Print

I have a coupon for that

People do the strangest things with their time. I once visited a chicken show where people displayed their fancy chickens. Some had ribbons in the little tuffs of feathers on their heads. It was amazing.  More...

Mumbles

We had a great weekend

Easter was beginning to look a lot like Christmas this past weekend as the Fleming clan began arriving for the holiday weekend.  While it was a little hectic with fun being had by all, especially Nana and the grandkids, we did find time to eat. More...

Obituaries

Mamie Bryant

Teacher

Mamie Ruth Bryant, 87, of Blakely died Thursday, April 14, 2011.  Mrs. Bryant was born Nov. 21, 1923, in Early County to the late James and Clara Williams. She was a member of St. Maryland Missionary Baptist Church. More...

Norman Wright

Barbershop Owner

Norman Wright, 58, of Blakely, died Thursday, April 14, 2011.  Mr. Wright was born Oct. 6, 1952, to Vera Wright and the late Johnnie B. Wright. He was a member of St. John Freewill Baptist Church. More...

Cynthia Foster

Teacher

Cynthia “Rose” Ryals Foster, 99, of Blakely, died Tuesday, April 19, 2011.  Mrs. Foster was born April 11, 1912, in Early County to the late Ed and Cynthia Ryals. She was a member of Mt. More...

Campus

Early County School System recognizes Gifted Education Day

Friday, April 29, 2011, is Gifted Education Day in Georgia. More...

ECHS students participate in SK Day

The 16th annual Sonia Kovalevsky Day was held at Valdosta State University Thursday, April 14 in the Magnolia Room in the University Center. More...

Rising gas prices trigger tax increase

Already rising, gas prices are going to get an additional bump this weekend across the state when a 2.8 cents a gallon increase in state gas tax kicks in May 1.  More...

Watertank facelift

The $215,500 renovation of the “downtown” water tank has been completed. The 250,000-gallon water tank got a thorough cleaning and a new coat of paint, inside and out. More...

Judge orders permit fixes

Administrative Law Judge Stephanie Howells completed her review of the permit for the Longleaf power plant, sending it back to the EPD for two minor revisions. More...

On the Easter Bunny’s trail

The News was unable to identify the young man and toddler in the left photo taken Sunday at the Kolomoki State Park Easter Egg Hunt. More...

CODERED weather WARNING

More severe weather is heading this way! All residents are urged to sign up for CodeRED weather warnings by calling 723-3414 or clicking on the CodeRED links at www.earlycountynews.co m or www.becema.org.   More...

Boy Scouts skeet shoot May 1 at QC

A Chehaw Council Boy Scouts benefit sporting clays tournament will be held May 1 at Quail Country Plantation in Arlington. Entry fees are $100 for individual shooters and $380 for four-man teams. Registration begins at 8 a.m. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, April 27 LIONS Club, noon. WORKFORCE Investment Executive Committee, 12:30 p.m. at Southwest Georgia Workforce Investment Office, 110 S. Harney Street, Camilla. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Christ provides eternal salvation

It is easy for us to develop some kind of lofty picture of one who lives a consistent Christian life. The idea of some kind of “spiritual superstar” seems to have become ingrained in our thought-life.  More...

The Gospel Truth

Embrace the monumental challenge

The most monumental miracle Jesus ever performed may have been the most meaningless. More...

CHURCH NEWS

True Love   True Love Missionary Baptist Church will host its annual Women’s Day program Sunday, May 1 at 2:30 p.m. Rev. Gloria Wynds will be the speaker. Everyone is invited to attend.  St. Mary   More...

Society

Thomas to be crowned May Queen

LeVander Thomas has been chosen new May Queen for Georgia’s oldest festival. She will be crowned on May Day, which is set for May 7. Leola White is first runner up and Destiny Hudson is second second runner up.  More...

Wolfe crowned Young Miss Dacula

Monica Grace Wolfe was crowned Young Miss Dacula Saturday, March 12. Contestants competed in interview, casual wear modeling and formal gown presentations. More...

Reunion set for Class of ‘96

The class of 1996 reunion will take place June 18, 2011, at George T. Bagby State Park at the group shelter. Contact Kimberly Garrett Mitchell at Kimberlygarrett77@yah oo.com or on Facebook.   More...