October 26, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Early County Tobacco Coalition seeks help from the community

“Early Boots Tobacco,” is an anti-tobacco campaign to determine tobacco awareness and use in Early County where lung cancer rates are above the state average.  The campaign is spearheaded by the Early County Tobacco Coalition led by More...

Early Voting!

Early voting for the Nov. 8 city election will continue through Friday, Nov. 4. Early votes must be cast at the Registrar’s office on River Street between the hours 8:30 a.m. - 12 noon and 1 p.m. More...

Halloween at the Depot in Arlington

The   Downtown Development Authority of Arlington will host Halloween at the Depot Thursday, Oct. 27 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.  Everyone is encouraged to wear a costume, there will be a costume contest for children and adults... More...

A long forgotten Halloween story...

The killing of ‘Hong Kong’

A dirt road runs west for three miles off the Old River Road in northern Early County, ending at a landing along the Chattahoochee River. Many years ago a horrible Halloween trick was played at that river landing.  More...

Other News

Community urged to ‘Be the Wall’

“Be The Wall” is a campaign to encourage and support parents, retailers and community members in their efforts to keep teens from drinking. More...

Wimberly to head Pataula Task Force

GBI Special Agent Fredrick J. Wimberly has been named Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Pataula Judicial Circuit Regional Drug Task Force located in Colquitt. Wimberly was officially sworn in to his new position Oct 11.  More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Blessedness comes from within

One of the guiding principles in the lives of many people is their personal happiness.  More...

The Gospel Truth

Christian traditions should be valued

Many earthlings believe there is intelligent life on other planets. I don’t know, but sometimes I wonder if there is such life on our own planet. Many Christians think there is spiritual life only in their own denomination. What do you think? More...

CHURCH NEWS

New Prospect   New Prospect African Methodist Episcopal Church will have a youth extravaganza Sunday, Oct. 30 at 2 p.m. John Lester Jr. will be the speaker.  Union Church   More...

Agriculture

Supply and demand at root of rising peanut butter costs

The following editorial was written by Georgia Peanut Commission Chairman Armond Morris and Georgia Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall to address the misconception consumers may have that rising peanut butter costs are due to higher peanut prices pai More...

Sports

Bobcats stung by Cook County Hornets

The Cook High Hornets overcame a 20 point third quarter deficit and nipped the Early County Bobcats 27-26 Friday night at Memorial Stadium in Adel.  More...

Warriors handed region heartbreak

The SGA Warriors took on the Heritage Hawks from Newnan, Ga., Friday night. More...

Trick-or-Treat SAFELY Monday night

In response to numerous calls about which night to go Trick-or-Treatin’, the News contacted the Great Pumpkin and learned that Trick-or-Treat will be  Monday night — Halloween night.  Some callers were thinking it might be moved More...

Three arrested stealing veterans’ grave markers

Three people are in the Thomas County jail, charged last week with the dastardly deed of stealing bronze markers from the graves of military veterans.  The suspects reportedly stole at least a dozen markers from veterans’ graves in the Lit More...

Prescription ‘Take Back’ Saturday

Local authorities will be participating in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s “National Take Back Initiative” designed to help citizens properly dispose of unwanted, unused or expired prescription drugs.  The Early County Sh More...

Chamber Trick-or-Treat October 28

The   Chamber of Commerce and local businesses will sponsor  “Trick-or-Treat” around Court  Square for preschool and local daycare children  Friday,  Oct. 28.  It will start at 9:05 a.m. More...

Happy Birthday...

Us!   With this edition the Early County News begins its 154th year of service to Early County.  We thank our many friends, subscribers and advertisers for their support over the past several generations.  More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 26  Lions Club Meeting, noon.  DFACS board meeting, 10 a.m.  BIRTHDAYS: Bliss Lucas, Hoyle White  THURSDAY, Oct. 27  Rotary Club, noon, Blakely Town and Country Club   More...

Editorials

Other Voices

Packing pink heat

Something made me think of ol’ Ernest T. Bass last week.  You might remember when Ernest T. came down out of the mountains into Mayberry looking for himself a woman. He said he had the looks and the brains he needed. More...

Political Cartoon

REBELS WITHOUT A CAUSE More...

All That’s Fit to Print

Something for everyone

In the spirit of the world’s largest cocktail party coming up this weekend and in honor of all college football fans everywhere, I offer up these little gems.  More...

Obituaries

William Lively

Chef

William Andy Lively, 40, died Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, Ala.  Mr. Lively was born Nov. 23, 1970, in Vidalia, Ga., to Joyce Rabon Lively and the late Benjamin Hugh Lively. More...

Helen Wood

Retired

Helen Foster Wood, 91, of Charlotte, N.C., died Friday, Oct. 14, 2011, at Mercy Hospital.  Mrs. Wood was born in Fort Gaines, Ga., Jan. 23, 1920, to the late Lonnice Alexander Foster and Louise Colie Foster. More...

Rhonda Varnes

Rhonda Renae Varnes, 46, died at Columbus Hospice Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011.  Mrs. Varnes was born April 30, 1965, in Blakely to the late Barbara Lee Varnes and Lonnie Wade. She was a member of Mt. More...

Society

Pyle-Anderson

In the spirit of unity and affection, Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Pyle of Blakely, Ga., are proud to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Rachel Elizabeth Pyle, to Daniel Shelton Anderson, son of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Summers-Speight

Michael and Leslie Summers of McDonough are proud to announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Tiye Amber Summers, to Morris Larome “Marc” Speight II, son of Morris Larome and Carolyn Manley Speight of Jakin.  More...

Poker run, BBQ planned

A benefit is scheduled Saturday, Nov. 12 at the Blakely Shrine Club for Megan Bush and Linda Mobley.  A Poker Run will begin at 1 p.m. with a BBQ at 6 p.m. and dance with Stormy Monday at 7 p.m.  Everyone is encouraged to participate. More...