June 1, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Court upholds power plant permit extension

A Fulton County Superior Court has upheld the EPD’s decision to grant Longleaf Energy’s request to extend the construction deadlines in the permits for the proposed coal-fired plant in Early County.  More...

Gateway Project receives TE grant

The Georgia Department of Transportation has announced the recipients of the 2011 Transportation Enhancement Grant funds.  The City of Blakely received a $300,000 TE grant for the Gateway Project, an aesthetically pleasing entrance into the city More...

Summer Reading

Early   County High School is promoting summer reading for high school students. Students are urged to visit the ECHS Media Center 9 a.m. to noon May 31 - June 9 (except Friday) to check out books. “Find a Good Book” this summer. More...

Other News

Benefit sing to be held June 18

There will be a benefit sing for Edd Craft of Blakely, Ga., Saturday, June 18 at 7 p.m. at Rocky Ridge Baptist Church in Donalsonville.  Performers will be the Parrish Family and The Rocky Ridge Quartet.  More...

Alumni baseball game planned

Everyone is invited to come out and enjoy an alumi baseball game between Early Co. vs. Calhoun Co. Saturday, June 4 at 6 p.m. at the Ray Knight Sportsplex   More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Keep the Lord’s commandments

Time marches onward. The chain of events that make up the flow of history links eternity past to eternity future. More...

The Gospel Truth

Jesus Christ is the cure for our sins

We have a common problem in America. We eat too much food and get too little exercise. According to the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta, about 70 percent of us are either overweight or obese. Obviously, we need to eat less and exercise more. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Wesley Chapel  Wesley Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church will host its annual revival meeting May 30 through June 3 at 7:30 p.m. nightly. Guest minister will be Rev. Earl Hallmon. Everyone is invited to attend.  More...

Agriculture

Giant cabbage!

Oree Baxley’s 2011 cabbage crop turned out pretty good. He planted Bundy’s hybrid cabbage plants and grew these two beauties weighing in at 30 1/4 pounds and 32 1/2 pounds. More...

USDA should concentrate on what made it great

How does the U.S. Department of Agriculture budget grow in proportion to the shrinkage of its mission? Perhaps it is a reward for agriculture’s phenomenal success. Its increased efficiency is one of the miracles of the 20th century. More...

Wildlife incentive campaign underway

Wildlife Incentives for Non-game and Game Species is a rights-ofway management campaign designed to create new wildlife lands along gas and electrical transmission lines. More...

Sports

White named to academic all-district softball team

Raley White of Piedmont College has been named to the 2011 Capital One Academic All-District team in softball.  More...

Campus

Students participate in Math Bowl

Students in kindergarten through fifth grades participated in the third annual Early County Elementary School Math Bowl.  The Math Bowl was an academic contest with questions and problems pertaining to mathematics and its applications. More...

Two students complete Youth Apprenticeship Program at ECHS

Two Early County High School students have completed the Youth Apprenticeship Program, a structured combination of schoolbased and work-based learning.  More...

COLLEGE NEWS

Darton   Danielle L. Wilkerson of Edison made the dean’s list at Darton College for the spring 2011 semester. To qualify for the dean’s list, a student must be full time and have earned a 3.4 or higher grade point average.  More...

Bell named SGA headmaster

The board of directors of Southwest Georgia Academy has named David Bell headmaster.  During his 16-year career at SGA, Bell has been a high school math teacher and football coach. More...

New director at HCC

Mike Bunn, former Curator of History at The Columbus Museum has been named the new executive director of the Historic Chattahoochee Commission. More...

Hospital ribbon cutting

Everyone is invited to a “Grand Ribbon Cutting” at Pioneer Community Hospital of Early Thursday, June 2 at 2:30 p.m. on the front lawn of the hospital.   More...

Junior Ranger Program

Registration is now underway for the Junior Ranger Camp at Kolomoki State Park. The program will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

4-H kids activities

Looking for something fun for your child to do this summer? 4-H has planned trips to Water World in Dothan, Wild Adventures Theme Park in Valdosta, The RiverQuarium in Albany, a day on Campus at Georgia Southwestern College in Americus and more. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, June 1  FAMILY Connection Collaborative, noon, Family Learning and Resource Center  BIRTHDAYS: Robert Cherry, Don Harper, Wade Glass  THURSDAY, June 2  ROTARY Club, noon, Blakely Town and Country Club  BIRTHDAYS: R More...

Editorials

Other Voices

Praying for safety

Every dark cloud on the horizon gets my attention. Every rumble of thunder puts a pit in my stomach. Every flash of lightning puts me on edge.  More...

All That’s Fit to Print

Boys will be boys

Evan keeps coming up with games for us to play. Actually, he says “I have an idea” and then proceeds to lay out what everyone is supposed to do.  More...

Mumbles

Looking down on us!

I worked most of Memorial Day. The phone, along with the front door chime, was eerily quiet.  As usual the TV was on the FOX News channel, volume turned down along with that of the scanner. More...

Obituaries

Robert Lewis

Robert Earl Lewis, 64, of Blakely, died May 18, 2011.  Mr. Lewis was born April 18, 1947, in Early County, to the late Mattie Mae and James Lewis. He was a member of Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church.  More...

Arthur Brown

Arthur Lee Brown, 57, died Saturday, May 21, 2011, at Miller County Hospital.  Mr. Brown was born Aug. 14, 1957, in Albany, to the late Annie Lue Davis and R.C. Davis. He was a member of St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church of Albany.  More...

Lura Murkerson

Retired

Lura Davis Murkerson, 92, of Blakely died Tuesday, May 24, 2011, at the Early Memorial Nursing Home.  Mrs. Murkerson was born Dec. 13, 1918, to the late Harvey and Lou Reggie McKinnon Davis. More...

Society

Class of ‘45 enjoys reunion

The class of 1945 held their 66th reunion May 8 at the Fleming House on South Church Street, hosted by Marshall and Betty Day along with their family.  The decorations were done in the high school colors of blue and gold. More...

BIRTH

Anna Ryan Clements is proud to annouce the birth of her brother, Jameson Caleb Clements. Jameson was born May 20, 2011, at 8:28 a.m., at the Women and Children Center in Donalsonville, Ga. More...

Cleveland reunion set

The annual Cleveland reunion will be held Saturday, June 4 in the Bluffton Community Center. Family and friends are invited. Bring your favorite covered dish. For more information call William Cleveland at 372-4739 or Warren Cleveland at 723-5629. More...