May 18, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Court ruling leaves charter schools in limbo

The Georgia Supreme Court, in a ruling issued Monday, determined that local boards of education have the sole power to fund and open public charter schools. More...

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 approvi More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, May 18  Chamber of Commerce  BIRTHDAYS: Katie Gee, Dr. More...

Blakely Senior Center

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Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Live up to God’s divine standard

The vision that the Apostle John saw, as he was on the “isle that is called Patmos” (Revelation 1:9), shifted from earth to heaven. More...

The Gospel Truth

Make a way to bring others to God

Mark 6:53-56. Our text at hand closes with a number of notable miracles taking place, miracles of healing that tell a powerful parable of God’s greatest purpose and plan. God Makes Himself Known More...

Arlington churches plan Christian walk

Churches in the Arlington area are planning a one evening event that will begin with a Walk Throughout Arlington Wednesday, May 25 and will end up at the ball field for service led by Pastor Henry L. More...

Agriculture

FOCUS ON FARMING

Assessment increase rejected

Georgia’s peanut farmers have rejected a proposal to increase the annual Georgia Peanut Commission assessment by $1. The balloting was held March 15 through April 15. More...

NRC workshop to be held in Tifton

ABAC will host this year’s Natural Resources Conservation Workshop June 5 - 9, for rising 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students.  This year, NRCW will celebrate 50 years of conservation education.  More...

Campus

SGA wins Region

The Southwest Georgia Academy Boys Track team had a fantastic 2011 track season. The Warriors finished sixth in the Class AA GISA State Track and won the region championship. More...

ECHS offers career and technical workshop

Early County High School Career and Technical Education teachers will have a summer workshop for students May 23-June 3. The workshop will be from 8:30 to 2:00. Middle school students who are between the ages of 12 to 14 are eligible to attend. More...

Freeman completes basic training

Air Force Airman Kenneth C. Freeman Jr. More...

BOE discusses city bus routes at forums

A final forum for the public is scheduled for May 23 at 7 p.m. at the Early County High School auditorium.   More...

SGA graduates 22 Thursday

Southwest Georgia Academy Class of 2011

Graduation exercises for Southwest Georgia Academy’s 22 seniors will be held Thursday, May 19, at 8 p.m. in the Wayne Proffitt Jr. Gymnasium. The Class of 2011 includes 14 honor graduates.  More...

Summer activities at library

Lucy   Hilton Maddox Memorial Library has a great summer lineup of activities for all ages.  Vacation reading club signup begins May 23 and the first story hour features everyone’s favorite magician Ken Scott on May 31. 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...

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Royal fascination

I’ve never been a huge fan of the English royal family. More...

All That’s Fit to Print

Birds inspire life lesson

I spotted the woodpeckers’ condominium. It is a two unit affair built in an old limb high in a pine tree. How have I missed that?  We have lots of woodpeckers. They are one of my favorite birds. More...

Obituaries

Edward Burdette

Retired

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

Webster McLain Jr.

Maintenance Services

Daniel Webster McLain Jr., 69, of Dothan, Ala., died Monday, May 9, 2011, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, Ala.  More...

Ruby Teart

Ruby Lee Teart, 59, of Jacksonville, Fla., died Saturday, May 7, 2011, at Baptist Hospital in Jacksonville, Fla.  Mrs. Teart was born Jan. 14, 1952, in Blakely, to the late Robert and Jetter Mae Early. She was a member of Mt. More...

Society

Outdoor fun for kids can be eco-friendly

The warm weather is tailor made for children who want to enjoy some fun in the sun. As the kids get ready for summer, parents can find activities that are fun and beneficial to the environment.  More...

Ricketson - Turner

Mr. Daniel Ricketson of Blakely, Ga., and Ms. Cheryl Ricketson of Bedford, Va., announce the engagement of their daughter, Holly Ricketson, to Daniel Patrick Turner, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Turner of McDonough, Ga.  More...

BIRTH

The Linker family welcomes their newest family member Egan James Linker. Egan was born on March 3, 2011, weighing 8 lbs, 1 oz, and was 19 1/2 inches long.  More...