May 11, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Mr. and Miss ECHS

Isaac Rogers and Hannah Houston have been chosen to represent the student body as 2011 Mr. More...

The coyotes roaming among us

The call of the coyote or “song dog” echoes across Georgia, from rural wooded forests and open fields to the suburbs of major cities and neighborhoods.  Rapid human population growth across the state coupled with the coyote’s u 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.  Friday Drama  More...

Other News

Short agenda for city council

The Blakely City Council met Tuesday, May 3, at City Hall to address a short agenda.  Council members passed a resolution approving a contract for services with the Blakely- Early County Chamber of Commerce as well as a resolution approving a co More...

Editorials

Other Voices

Thanks, Mom

I didn’t see my mother on Mother’s Day.  A lot of my friends think it’s funny that my brother and I don’t spend Mother’s Day with her. More...

All That’s Fit to Print

Special news amazes me

On Saturday, I was flipping channels and caught a special news report. When I see “special news report” I’m expecting something especially newsworthy to be reported. More...

Political Cartoon

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Obituaries

Mary Ruth Smithart

Homemaker

Mary Ruth Arnold Smithart, 79, of Blakely, died Thursday, April 21, 2011.  Mrs. Smithart was born Feb. 19, 1932, in Donalsonville, Ga., to the late Carter Arnold and Costella Snell Arnold. More...

Charlotte Holmes

Charlotte Holmes, 46, of Blakely, died Tuesday, April 26, 2011, at Pioneer Memorial Hospital.  Mrs. Holmes was born June 13, 1964, in Blakely, to Ella E. Holmes and the late John R. Jackson. More...

Edward Burdette

Retired

Edward Ray Burdette, 86, of Midland City, Ala., died May 8, 2011, at Wesley Manor Retirement Center in Dothan, Ala.  More...

Sports

Cavaliers win region

The Darton Lady Cavaliers softball team won the Region XVII State Championship and are headed to St. More...

Campus

Crozier signs with Andrew

Senior Seara Crozier of Early County High School signed with Andrew College to play volleyball in the fall. More...

Pollard to serve on FCCLA State Executive Council

Faythe Pollard, a junior at Early County High School, was recently selected to serve on the Georgia FCCLA State Executive Council. Thirteen students from across the state were also chosen for an office. More...

LEAP plans Eggzibit

Early County Elementary School is presenting a LEAP literacy enrichment activity at Early County Elementary School Thursday, May 12 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. More...

BOE to drop city bus routes?

The Early County Board of Education and the school system has scheduled three community forums to discuss issues regarding school bus transportation for the 2011-2012 school year.  The forums will be held at the ECHS Mangham Auditorium as follow More...

Statewide geocaching kickoff at Kolomoki

The Georgia DNR and Georgia Geocachers Association will sponsor a funfilled celebration at Kolomoki Mounds Historic Park Saturday to kick off the History Trail GeoChallenge.  More...

SSA reps will no longer visit Blakely

The Social Security Administration announced Friday SSA representatives will no longer visit Early County DFACS. More...

Spring game Friday

The Early County High Bobcats will complete their spring drills with a “Blue-Gold” game inter-squad scrimmage Friday at 2:15 p.m. at Standifer Field. The public is invited. Admission is $3. More...

CODE RED 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...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, May 11 LIONS Club Meeting, noon. More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive Daily Events

May 16 - 9:30 - Rhythm Band at Nursing Home. Lunch: Salisbury Steak, squash and onions, green lima beans, wheat roll, fresh fruit. May 17 - 10:15 - 11:00 - Physical fitness. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Faith in Jesus brings eternal peace

It is easy for one to develop a “one-sided picture of God.” There are those who see our heavenly father — the creator of the universe — as only a “God of love.” Others have the mental picture of some kind of great, More...

The Gospel Truth

Have faith in the miracle of Jesus

If the feeding of the 5,000 was Jesus’ most popular miracle, walking on the water was his most private. More...

IN MEMORY

Henry Brown Jr.  January 10, 1925 -  May 10, 1994  More...

Agriculture

DCP signup continues until June 1

Signup for the 2011 Direct and Countercyclical Payment Program continues until June 1, 2011.  More...

Farmers be aware of sodbuster violations

The term “sodbusting” is used to identify the plowing up of erosionprone grasslands for use as cropland. More...

Society

Advantages to a smaller, intimate wedding

A wedding doesn’t have to be a mammoth event with 300 guests and a costly price tag. Many couples choose to walk down the aisle and then celebrate on a smaller scale with much success.  More...

Wedding reception meal choices

A wedding reception is often a feast for guests. Be it a buffetstyle cocktail hour or a three-course dinner, the food and fun seem to flow all night long. More...

Love reunion this Saturday

The Love Family Reunion will be held Saturday, May 14 at Kolomoki State Park, shelter One, from 10 a.m. until. Please bring a covered dish.   More...