August 10, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

ECHS earns 1-AA sportsmanship award

The Georgia Electric Membership Corporation, sponsor of the GHSA Cooperative Spirit Sportsmanship Award, has announced the high schools that will receive the 2011 award. More...

City water conservation

The Blakely City Council passed a resolution establishing a water conservation plan at their Aug. More...

Nursing home Bake sale

There will be a “Bake Sale” at Early Memorial Nursing Home Friday, Aug. 12 to raise proceeds to purchase items needed by nursing home residents.  The bake sale will be held in the nursing home activity room from 9:30 a.m. until. More...

BECR Fall registration

Fall sports registration is underway at the Blakely-Early Co. Recreation Department. The deadline for registration is Aug. 19.  Fall sports include soccer (ages 5-12), flag football (ages 5-12) and cheerleading (ages 4-12). More...

Other News

Visitors attend FACES open house

Family Connection FACES showcased its building and programs at an open house Wednesday, Aug. 3. More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive Daily Events   More...

Community Action discusses needs and funds

Funds in the amount of $4,912 have been made available to Early County for the purpose of supplementing and extending ongoing efforts to provide shelter, food and supportive services for individuals who are without shelter or facing an imminent threa More...

Religion

Accept Jesus and receive eternal benefits

Sunday School Lesson

A choice is our tossing a pebble into the sea of time. We have no idea of the effect — good or bad — that the ripples will have on some distant shore. Time unfolds in a pattern that the present can never imagine. More...

Have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ

The Gospel Truth

One of the recurring themes in scripture is the direct correspondence and diametric contrast between religion and a relationship with God. Religious people with no relationship with Jesus are hypocritical fools. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Rosinvick   Rosinvick Missionary Baptist Church will have their annual revival service Aug. 8 through Aug. 12 at 7:30 pm. nightly. Rev. Edward J. Heath of Albany will be the speaker.  Gospel Concert   More...

Society

Turner - Enfinger

Mr. and Mrs. Larry Lee Turner Jr. of Ellaville announce the engagement of their daughter, Liana Catherine Turner of Americus, to Harrison Glynn Enfinger of Americus, son of Mike Enfinger of Americus and Donja Tripp of Georgetown.  More...

Lumpkin - McNease

Mr. and Mrs. Ray Lumpkin of Arlington, Ga., are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Raye Lumpkin, to James Roberts McNease of Colquitt, Ga. Mr. More...

BIRTH

Markita Davis and Marty Brown announce the birth of their daughter, Marteka Breshay Brown. She was born July 25, 2011, at Donalsonville Hospital. More...

Breaking News - 8/15/2011 11:12 AM

Deadly house fire over the weekend  Free Access 

The News has learned that one person died in a house fire here over the weekend. We do not yet know the victim’s identity or location of the fire. See this week’s paper for details. More...

BOE split vote approves new election districts

The Early County Board of Education approved the proposed Early County redistricting map on a two to one vote at a called board meeting Aug. More...

Child Development Center

The new Early County Child Development Center opened last week to 74 Early County three- and four-year-olds enrolled in the 2011-12 Head Start program.  More...

Authorities arrest aggravated assault suspects

Authorities have arrested 22-year-old Eddrick Pugh who was wanted for charges of aggravated assault and probation violation in connection with a July 30 fight at Tanglewood apartments which involved gunfire.  More...

ECHS picture day Friday

Picture day for Early County High students will be Friday, Aug. 12. These pictures will be used for IDs and printed in the yearbook. More...

Silent auction

Asilent/live auction for the ECHS baseball and softball teams will be held Aug. 27 at 7 p.m. at Funny Girl on Court Square. There will be over 100 items.   More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 10Lions Club meeting, noon.THURSDAY, Aug. 11Rotary Club, noon, BlakelyTown and Country ClubPilot ClubBlakely #282 OESAmerican Legion MeetingBIRTHDAYS: Adie Carter,Carol JacksonFRIDAY, Aug. More...

Editorials

Worried about the future of books

Other Voices

I love books. Fiction. Non-fiction. It doesn’t really matter.  I’ve been this way since childhood, ever since Mrs. Widener taught us to read in the first grade. More...

A LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS

Full Story

Never losing sight

Mumbles

“A BABY boy arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Marsh Hill Aug. 16” reads one of the items from 100 years ago on the next page.  That baby boy was Richard Alma Hill who settled down in New Jersey with a job as a pipefitter. More...

Obituaries

Danny Temples

Business Manager

Danny Mack Temples, 61, of Albany, Ga., died Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011, after a lengthy illness.  Mr. Temples was born April 22, 1950, in Blakely, Ga., to the late Ashley Hill Temples and Willie Pearl Granger Carraway.  More...

Helen Belisle

Retired

Helen Virginia Jones Belisle, 81, of Bluffton died Friday, Aug. 5, 2011, at her residence.  Mrs. Belisle was born Aug. 29, 1929, to the late Earnest Jones and Ann Lee Mann Jones. More...

Sports

Bobcat fans ... It’s time to reserve your seats!

Time is fast approaching for the 2011 Football Season to begin. We will begin selling Century Club Memberships and Reserved Seats on Monday, Aug. 15. Tickets will be sold for two weeks, Aug. 15-24 from 5:30 p. m. to 8 p.m.  More...

Campus

ECHS hosts cheer clinic

Over 75 enthusiastic girls participated in three fun-filled days of cheers, chants, dances, stunts and games at the Early County High School Varsity Cheerleader’s 2011 ECHS Cheer Clinic.  The Early County Middle School, the Blakely-Early C More...

Board members complete training

Members of the Early County Board of Education were recently recognized for successfully completing board member training activities sponsored by the Georgia School Boards Association. Receiving certificates of recognition at the Aug. More...

Simmons named outstanding teacher

Catherine “Kitty” Simmons, agricultural educator from Early County High School has been selected as the 2011 Georgia winner of the Outstanding Agricultural Education Teacher Award given by the National Association of Agricultural Educator More...