July 13, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Arlington food program investigated

The Albany Herald broke a story last week that a state agency is investigating allegations of illegal payment of Bright from the Start funds to Arlington city officials.  More...

Lightning sparks house fire

Lightning is the suspected cause of this fire which destroyed the home of the late Ben and Bobbye White on Howard’s Landing Road west of Blakely Saturday afternoon. More...

ECSS Parent Café

The   Early County School System will be hosting a Parent Café in July to promote parent input into the Early County School System’s Comprehensive Local Educational Agency (LEA) Improvement Plan.  More...

CODE RED weather WARNING

If you have already signed up, make sure your family and friends 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

McGlamory named Driver of the Month

The Crete Carrier Corporation terminal in Tifton, Ga., named Wilburn “Gene” McGlamory of Blakely Driver of the Month for March 2011.  McGlamory started driving 41 years ago and has logged two million accident-free miles.  More...

Fleming named to PR

Assistant Rotary District Governor Don Robinson recently announced that Rotarian Billy Fleming had been named Rotary District 6900’s Print Public Relations Director. More...

Foods may trigger migraine headaches

Many factors, including food, can contribute to the onset of migraine headaches. However, migraine headaches remain a mystery to migraine sufferers and medical professionals alike. More...

Religion

Prayer picnic at PCA

Pataula Charter Academy will sponsor a prayer picnic at the PCA campus in Edison Thursday, July 14 at 6 p.m. Cole Taylor will be in concert, 14 cakes will be raffled off and hotdogs will be available   More...

Prayer walk at ECHS

A prayer walk will take place Sunday, July 17 from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Early County High School. Participants will walk the halls and pray for students, teachers and staff.  More...

Sunday School Lesson

Submit your abilities to God

It is easy for the carnal — non-spiritual — mind of mankind to come to the conclusion that God will allow us to “do as we please, with no consequences.” This thinking will lead one into great error, and produce a life that is More...

Agriculture

Deadline for crop reports

The Early County Farm Service Agency announces the July 15, 2011, deadline for producers to report 2011 spring and summer seeded planted acres. These crops include corn, cotton and peanuts. More...

Plum azaleas in bloom at Providence Canyon

Providence Canyon State Park in Lumpkin is a great place to visit during summer to view awesome displays of the protected plum leaf azalea.  More...

Sports

Braggin’ rights

Teddy B’s held the finals to their six-week pool tournament this past Tuesday with bragging rights going to Tracy Williams, left, first place, and Ricky Mosely, second place. More...

Campus

Scholarship offered by Grier family

The family of the late Johnny W. Grier made the commitment in 1992 to award a $1,000 scholarship annually to a deserving African American Senior at Early County High School. Mr. More...

US 27 work underway

The four-laning of U.S. 27 from Blakely to Bluffton is underway. The Georgia DOT awarded Oxford Construction Company a $23.7 million contract for the project in early April. More...

Everywhere you go... we’re there!

More and more people are clicking on us... reading their local news online! Last year readers visited www.earlycountynews.com over 167,000 times and clicked on stories photos and ads over 6.7 million times. More...

GED graduation Thursday

Ceremonies will be held for GED graduates Thursday, July 14 at 7 p.m. at the Bainbridge College Charles H. Kirbo Center at 2500 E. Shotwell Street in Bainbridge.  Graduates will be honored with a reception following the graduation ceremony. More...

AKC at library today

Members of the Southeast Alabama Kennel Club will visit Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library today at 3 p.m. Different breeds will be shown and tips on dog care and safety will be shared. All ages are invited to join in the fun.   More...

Editorials

Other Voices

Final countdown

Television doesn’t do justice to space shuttle launches. The power and majesty of this man-made marvel can’t be captured on a 27- inch screen, even in high definition.  To really experience a launch, you have to be there. More...

All That’s Fit to Print

I’ll take mine on a plate

Paula Deen can keep her chickens. These particular chickens are not of the gospel bird variety, the kind cut into pieces, floured and fried.  These chickens are her pets and she almost lost them as a result of zoning. More...

Political Cartoon

SHAME ON YOU ALL More...

Obituaries

Brandon Ofton

Infant

Brandon Maurice Ofton, 2, died Saturday, July 2, 2011, at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Pediatric Hospital in Atlanta, Ga.  Brandon was born Oct. 6, 2008, in Albany Ga., to Consuela Ofton and Brian Porter.  More...

Collier Mills

Retired

Collier Mills, 83, died Wednesday, July 6, 2011.  Mr. Mills was born Dec. 10, 1927, in Fort Gaines, Ga., to the late Harry Collier Mills and Laleah Foote Mills. He was a retired administrator of the Fort Gaines Hospital and Nursing Home. More...

John Moseley Sr.

Retired

John F. Moseley Sr., 85, died Friday, July 8, 2011, at his residence at in Blakely.  Mr. Moseley was born Nov. 14, 1925, in Blakely, Ga., to the late William Lewis Moseley and Minnie Fulton Moseley. More...

Society

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive Daily Events

July 18 - 10:30 - 11:30 - Rhythm band at Nursing Home. Lunch: Beef patty on bun, lettuce and tomato, baked beans, hamburger bun, fresh fruit. July 19 - 10:15 - 11:00 - Physical fitness. 11:00 - Sesame Robinson - Wiregrass Hospice. More...

Palmer- Bridges plans complete

Meagan Palmer and Drew Bridges have finalized plans for their wedding, which will be Saturday, July 16, 2011, at 3 o’clock in the afternoon. More...

Celebrating 50 years

William “Billy” and Janice Killebrew celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in the home of their daughter, Kathryn Killebrew, and her husband, Gerry Valdes, in Lutz, Fla., July 2, 2011 More...