January 18, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Shingles vaccine available at the Health Dept.

A vaccine recommended for people 60 and older to prevent shingles is now available at Early County Health Department.  “The older a person is, the more severe the effects of shingles typically are,” Southwest Health District Director More...

Chamber banquet Jan. 27

So much for stuffy banquets! Make plans now to attend the Blakely-Early County Chamber of Commerce Dinner and Dance Friday, Jan. 27 at the Blakely Town & Country Club. More...

Other News

CSP sign-up deadline extended

The cutoff date for the 2012 sign-up for the Conservation Stewardship Program has been extended by the Natural Resources Conservation Service until Jan. More...

They need good homes

These friendly mixed puppies, two males and two females, need a good home. Anyone interested can call Charla at the Animal Shelter at 724-7474. More...

The tangerine tree

Charles Garrett recently brought a tangerine into the News office which was grown in Early County. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Have faith in God’s unfolding plan

As the divine plan for the ages continued to unfold, it might seem — to the casual observer — that there are many detours. More...

The Gospel Truth

Looking back can help define us today

Philippians 3:13-21  In 2006 I met a very interesting man who had just written a book entitled, “My first 100 years — A look back from the finish line.” The man was Waldo McBurney, who at the time was 104 years of age. More...

THANKS

Thank you for the cards, prayers, food and visits during the loss of our brother, Evan L. More...

Society

BIRTHS

Cannon and Ali Moseley of Blakely, Ga., are proud to announce the birth of their son, Gatlin Still Moseley.  Gatlin was born Dec. 3, 2011, at 8:20 p.m. at Flowers Hospital in Dothan, Ala. More...

Bennett sisters celebrate birthdays

Devyn and Blair Bennett recently celebrated their birthdays. Devyn turned seven years old Nov. More...

Plans complete

The wedding plans for Whitney Floyd and Joey Drake have been finalized. The wedding is planned for Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012, at 2 p.m. at Southside Baptist Church with a reception to follow.  No local invitations will be sent. More...

— 41 years ago —

Explosion rocks Blakely

(Publisher’ note: An explosion rocked our community 41 years ago. The following article appeared in the Jan. 29 issue of the Early County News.)  More...

Spring Creek Health Coop helps patients

The Spring Creek Health Cooperative provided a tremendous amount of assistance to patients in Early County during 2011.  More...

Drug arrests

A four-month undercover narcotics investigation conducted by the Pataula Drug Task Force has resulted in 42 arrests across seven counties in Southwest Georgia, including eight in Early County.  Arrest warrants were executed by officers with the More...

Rewarding good students

Early   County High School students who meet grade, attendance and behavior standards are finding hard work pays.  More...

Financial aid, GACollege411 workshop

Seniors and parents are invited to attend a Financial Aid/GA College 411 workshop at Early County High School cafeteria Tuesday, Jan. 24 at 6 p.m.  More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 18 BIRTHDAY: Jason Brackin,Ashley Barron, De’LaylaGrimsley, Ray Enfinger,Shelby Taylor, KarsynCarver, Tyler DaytonAmerson. ANNIVERSARY: Mr. andMrs. Mickey Alexander THURSDAY, Jan. 19 More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Dr.

Daily Event Jan. 23 - 10:15 - 11:00 - Rhythm band at Nursing Home. Lunch: Meatloaf with tomato gravy, lima beans, collards, corn bread, fresh fruit. Jan. 24 - 10:15 - 11:00 - Physical fitness. 11:00 - Games. More...

Editorials

Other Voices

Uncommon scents

I knew as soon as I opened the package that I had made a mistake. The smell that emerged from inside the box was not what I expected.  I glanced back at the front of box. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

All That’s Fit to Print

The thrill of ‘knowing’

This first ran in 2007. More...

Obituaries

John Canadate Sr.

Retired

John Canadate Sr., 90, died Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011.  Mr. Canadate was born Dec. 14, 1920, in Spalding County, Ga., to the late Eddie Canadate and Annie Mae Miller Canadate. More...

Johnny Coleman

Welder

Johnny C. Coleman, 57, of Blakely died Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012.  Mr. Coleman was born May 18, 1955, in Blakely to Clattie C. Crawford Coleman and the late Johnny Coleman. He was a member of New St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church. More...

Peggy Cotton

Teacher

Peggy G. Cotton, 80, of Wilmington, Del., passed away peacefully on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012, in Roslyn Harbor, N.Y., where she had been living with her daughter.  More...

Campus

Farm Bureau scholarships offered to high school seniors

Georgia Farm Bureau will award a total of $14,250 in scholarships to 10 high school seniors who plan to pursue a college degree in agriculture, family and consumer sciences or a related field.  The top three students will each receive a scholars More...

Robinson signs scholarship

Early County track stand-out Jimmy Robinson is surrounded by his family and coaches as he signs a full track scholarship with Coffeyville Community College in Coffeyville, Kan. More...

Still to serve as ABAC Ambassador

Jessica Still of Blakely has been selected to participate in one of the most prestigious organizations on the Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College campus, the ABAC Ambassadors.  Still, a freshman agricultural communications major, is the daughte More...