July 20, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

‘Train the Trainer’ training

Dr. Chase Brooks, Veryl Cockey of Colquitt and Priscilla Yarborough (standing) listen as Early Co. More...

Sheriff Ezell Brown travels to Israel for training

Sheriff Ezell Brown of the Newton County Sheriff’s Department recently completed a two-week training program in Israel to study counterterrorism, emergency management and other policing strategies from Israeli police.  More...

Sheriff Murkerson honored

The   News has learned that Sheriff Jimmie Murkerson has been named “Georgia Sheriff of the Year” by the Georgia Sheriffs Association.  Murkerson’s family will attend the award presentation today at the Sheriffs’ Sum More...

CODE RED weather WARNING

Call 723-3414 or click on the Code-RED links at www.earlycountynews- .com or www.becema- .org.   More...

Other News

Community leaders undergo training

Twenty people underwent the University of Georgia Fanning Institute’s two-day “Train the Trainer” program last week at Bainbridge College.  “The Leadership Train the Trainer Program is geared to training leaders in a comm More...

Providence Canyon offers star gazing

Providence Canyon State Park will host an evening of star gazing July 30, from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. The Coca-Cola Space Science Center and Columbus State University will present this program in the main picnic area at the state park.  More...

Pope wins second world championship

Tanner Pope, alias Olin Winchester, has won his second world championship at the S.A.S.S. End of Trail Competition. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

God provides spiritual victory

It is important for all mankind to remember that God does not forget his own. More...

The Gospel Truth

God’s faithfulness is unsurpassed

Jeremiah is the “Prophet of Pain.” He experienced the pains of loneliness, rejection, physical abuse, observation of hypocrisy, destruction of homeland and chastisement of God because of others’ sins. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Evergreen   Evergreen Church will have their annual revival Aug. 1 through Aug. 5. Pastor Alfred of Cuthbert will be the evangelist. Everyone is invited to attend.  Shiloh Outreach   More...

Society

Arthur-Bush vows exchanged

Ashley Dawn Arthur and Clinton Reed Bush were married May 13, 2011, at the groom’s residence in Statesboro, Ga. The morning wedding was attended by family and friends of the couple. Rev. More...

Temples turns 93

Doris Temples celebrated her 93rd birthday Saturday, July 9, 2011. Born in Early County in 1918 to the late Talmadge and Alberta Driver, she has lived her entire life in Early County. More...

Things you can recycle that you may not know

We all know we should recycle, and routinely place our newspapers, plastic bottles and aluminum cans at the curb for collection. But there are many other lesser known things that can be recycled. More...

Breaking News - 7/26/2011 9:50 AM

Bypass fatality  Free Access 

An unidentified trucker was killed Monday Morning on the Hwy 62 bypass when his truck loaded with wood chips overturned just west of the intersection with Hwy 39 North. See story and photo in this week's paper. More...

Deal replaces charter schools’ lost local taxes

Gov. Nathan Deal announced last week that the state would provide $10 million in additional funding to eight of the nine charter schools approved last month as state-chartered special schools. More...

Submersible pumps banned on Corps of Engineers waters

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mobile District recently enacted a policy that prohibits the use of submersible pumps on Corps waters.  More...

New tag spat: “In God We Trust”

Gov. Nathan Deal was set to unveil the new Georgia license plate at the Capitol Friday. More...

ECHS freshman orientation

Early   More...

Middle School dress code

All sixth, seventh and eighth grade students at Early County Middle School and Early County Alternative School must adhere to dress codes during the 2011-2012 school year.  See those dress code guidelines on page 8 along with the middle school s More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, July 20  CHAMBER of Commerce, noon. BIRTHDAYS: Kenny Kennedy, Riley Still ANNIVERSARY: Kenny and Charlotte Kennedy  THURSDAY, July 21   More...

Editorials

Other Voices

Theme songs made TV fun

Sherwood Schwartz died last week, and if you don’t have any idea who he was, that’s OK. You certainly know his work.  More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

All That’s Fit to Print

Tomatoes gone wild

My tomatoes are in trouble. To look at the plot, you would think they are going gangbusters. More...

Obituaries

Dale Spurlock

Equipment Operator

Roger Dale Spurlock, 59, died Tuesday, July 12, 2011, at his home in Arlington, Ga.  Mr. Spurlock was born June 28, 1952, in Ft. Gaines, Ga., to the late Buford Allen Spurlock and Gladys Brookins Spurlock. More...

Nettie Mikrut

Homemaker

Nettie Estelle Bates Mikrut, 91, died Wednesday, July 13, 2011, at the Calhoun Nursing Home in Edison, Ga.  Mrs. Mikrut was born Jan. 26, 1920, in Blakely to the late George Edgar Bates and Annie Estelle Blackburn Bates. More...

Mattie Jacobs

Homemaker

Mattie Clyde Jackson Jacobs died Thursday, July 14, 2011.  Mrs. Jacobs was born Dec. 14, 1920, in Calhoun County to the late Ulysses Jackson and Vatchie Peterson Jackson. More...

Campus

ECHS to focus on academic achievement

The Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 provides for parents/guardians who have children attending schools identified as needing improvement to be notified of the school’s academic achievement. More...

Supply list announced for ECMS

Early County Middle School Supply List includes:  Sixth Grade  2 2-inch ring binders  1 3-inch ring binder  2 packages of dividers(for the ring binders)  4 packs wide ruled notebook paper  2 packs colored pencils  More...

Bush graduates magna cum laude

Clinton Reed Bush, son of Smiley and Robin Bush, graduated from Georgia Southern University May 13, 2011. Bush received a bachelor of science in computer science with the magna cum laude honor.  More...