May 4, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Peanut industry: Peanut Proud and Giving Back

In the wake of last week’s storms, emails and calls from peanut organizations everywhere came flooding in over the weekend asking, “What can we do?”  More...

Navy SEALS kill Osama bin Laden

The nation learned late Sunday the man behind the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil died from an American bullet to his head.  More...

NATIONAL 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. Everyone is invited. More...

Weather WARNING

Duh?! Sign up for CodeRED weather warnings by calling 723-3414 or clicking on the Code- RED links at www.earlycountynews.com or www.becema-.org. More...

Other News

Children’s books are needed

Calhoun State Prison Chaplain Rodney Stamey is encouraging the inmates to read to their children during visits, providing a literacy benefit for the child and creating quality time between the inmate and his children.  More...

Social Security phasing out paper checks

The U.S. Department of the Treasury is retiring the paper Social Security check for millions of baby boomers and others applying for federal benefits, a move that will save taxpayers $1 billion over the next 10 years.  More...

Try these tips to improve your memory

Everyone forgets something from time to time. Whether it’s misplacing car keys or missing a doctor’s appointment, no man or woman is immune from forgetful moments.  More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Make God your object of worship

As people read the Book of Revelation, it is easy to lose the focus of this important book of our Bible. As John began this book, he said that this is “The Revelation of Jesus Christ…” Revelation 1:1. More...

The Gospel Truth

Turn away from your feelings; turn to Jesus

Every great drama has a turning point, a time near the end of the story when the plot thickens, where everything comes into focus, when you sense what is about to become of the hero.  More...

THANKS

This thank you note is for the person who found my credit card on the Harvey’s parking lot and turned it in at the store office.  I pray God’s richest blessings on you for your honesty. More...

Society

Coach Brooks celebrates 100th birthday

A former Early County educator celebrated his 100th birthday April 22 with family, friends and former students at a barbecue in Bushnell, Fla.  Leonard “C.L.” Brooks served as head coach for all sports at what was then Blakely-Union More...

Administrative professionals honored

Both humor and inspiration was woven into the program as Ronda Rich entertained the approximately 150 ladies during last week’s 30th Chamber of Commerce Administrative Professionals Day luncheo More...

Smith - Skipper

Rev. and Mrs. Rick Smith announce the engagement of their daughter, Katie Elizabeth Smith of Headland, Ala., to Kyle Matthew Skipper of Headland, son of Mr. and Mrs. Pete Skipper of Headland.  The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. More...

Bobcats to Bobcats

ECHS Bobcats headed to Alabama

“We’ve lost 26 lives. We’ve got probably 60 people in the hospital,” Phil Campbell, Ala., mayor Jerry Mays told WTVA of Tupelo Miss.  More...

Text REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation

Amid the destruction left in the wake of the severe storms that rolled across the South Wednesday night the American Red Cross was immediately on the job, opening shelters and housed over 2,700 people overnight.  More...

Bentley new region parks manager

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has named Eric Bentley, former Kolomoki Mounds State Historic Park manager, the new Region 3 manager for Georgia’s State Parks and Historic Sites. More...

DNR Geocaching kickoff at Kolomoki

Families learn and play together on statewide quest

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources will kick off the History Trail GeoChallenge May 14 at Kolomoki Mounds Historic Park.  More...

Trained Chicken Eggzibit

Early   County Elementary School is presenting a LEAP literacy enrichment activity May 12, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., featuring the Poultry Palace Trained Chicken Eggzibit Educational Show.  More...

Sacred Choral Concert May 15

The   Early County High Choral Department will present their annual Sacred Choral Concert Sunday, May 15 at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. at First Assembly of God Church on the MLK Bypass. Everyone is invited.   More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, May 4  FAMILY Connection Collaborative, noon, Family Learning Resource Center  BIRTHDAY: Rin Moseley  ANNIVERSARY: Vic & Cindy White  THURSDAY, May 5  ROTARY Club, noon, Blakely Town and Country Club   More...

Editorials

Life lessons from your mother

Your mother tried to teach you some valuable lessons. Moms have a unique ability to impart essential wisdom. Unfortunately, most of us were too young to really appreciate their value. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Mumbles

But for the Grace of God!

But for the Grace of God, our community could have been in the path of one of those deadly storms last week.  Over the years I’ve stood over plenty of storm destruction, taking pictures for the paper, while emotions swelled up inside for f More...

Obituaries

Jessie Baldwin

Retired

Jessie Willard Baldwin, 90, of Blakely, died Friday, April 15, 2011.  Mr. Baldwin was born Dec. 6, 1920, in Terrytown, Ga., to the late Owen and Mary Toni Baldwin. More...

Helen Mitchell

Homemaker

Helen Durham Mitchell, 88, of Dothan, Ala., died Saturday, April 23, 2011, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, Ala.  Mrs. Mitchell was born Jan. 3, 1923, in Blakely to the late Lewis Wingate Jenkins and Lonnie Jenkins Durham. More...

Eunice Tolbert

Homemaker

Eunice Inman Tolbert, 75, died Saturday, April 23, 2011, at Pioneer Memorial Hospital.  Mrs. Tolbert was born March 14, 1936, in Adel, Ga., to the late Lessie Inman and Mae D. Inman. More...

Sports

ECHS track teams are region champs

For the second year in a row, both the ECHS boys and girls captured region championships in track and field.  Both teams had to come from behind to defeat strong teams from Albany High School in order to win.  More...

Campus

Thompson in Hall of Fame

Tiffany Perry Thompson, fourth from left, along with her 1995 ABAC softball teammates, was recently inducted into the ABAC Athletics Hall of Fame. More...

Students attend legal seminars in Atlanta

Students in Jon Randolph’s Georgia Law class traveled to Atlanta April 22 to attend a group of legal seminars provided by the Georgia Bar Association. More...

Larson graduates

Maghen Larson graduated Dec. 18 with a bachelor of science in business from the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs. She is the daughter of Faye Harting of Warrensburg, Mo., and Ricky Harting of Jobstown, N.J. More...