February 8, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

County meeting

The Early County Commissioners heard an update on landfill methane gas mitigation at their Monday night meeting at the County Annex.  More...

Kelsey’s eye of awareness

Kelsey Sasser was six on June 15, 2000 when she was paralyzed when the vehicle driven by her mother, Rhonda Sasser, collided with a pickup truck on the “windmill curve” on the Old Lucile Road south of Blakely.  More...

Chair-ity auction

The   Early County High Art Club is looking for structurally sound old wooden chairs to be painted with decorative designs and sold at auction. More...

Other News

Bishop to speak at Unsung Heroes Banquet

In observance of Black History month, the Freedom Council is having their eighth annual Unsung Hero banquet Saturday, Feb. 25 at 6:30 p.m. More...

Court Square’s newest... Bear Computer

Everyone poses for a snapshot during Bear Computer’s grand opening Friday at their new location at 130 Court Square. More...

Flurry of activity in the House

Under the Gold Dome

This week Under the Gold Dome saw a flurry of activity in the House of Representatives. The House tackled an amended budget for 2012, maintaining a conservative approach and maintaining our Triple A bonding that is so important to all states. More...

Religion

Accept that Christ died for you

Sunday School Lesson

Galatians 3:1-14  More...

Naming the priorities of believers

The Gospel Truth

If I were to ask you what the number one responsibility of a church member was, what would you say? More...

CHURCH NEWS

Rosinvick   Rosinvick Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate their annual Black History and Oldies Day Sunday, Feb. 12 at 11:30 a.m. Everyone is invited to attend.  Anointed   More...

Agriculture

Report deadline March 1

The USDA Farm Service Agency reminds producers that March 1, 2012, is the deadline to report all small grains for intended use of grain and/or grazing and for NAP applicants to report pasture.  Failure to report timely will result in a late file More...

Campus

ECES hosts spelling bee

Fourth and fifth grade students at Early County Elementary School competed in an oral spelling bee that was sponsored by the Georgia Association of Educators. More...

Educators attend cluster meeting

The Southwest Georgia Retired Educators attended the Area 1 cluster meeting in Albany Feb. More...

Harris fund established

A special account has been set up at First State Bank for Dashaun Harris Jr. More...

Wheels turning!

Peanut Proud and the Proud Mary have two things in common... the wheels keep on turning, and the people are happy to give. More...

Severe Weather Awareness Week

Early County residents are urged to sign up for CodeRed severe weather phone alerts by calling 723-3414 or clicking on the Code-RED links at www.earlycountynews.com or www.becema.org.   More...

Career & Resource Fair Feb. 9

Tomorrow’s   Career and Resource Fair will provide job seekers an opportunity to network with business, agency and college representatives for employment opportunities.  The fair is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 9 from 11 a.m. More...

US 27 lane shift today

Georgia   DOT has announced a lane shift to take place today on U.S. 27 just south of the Bluffton bypass. The shift is scheduled to take place at 7 a.m. More...

Opening Day March 17!!!

The   Blakely-Early County Recreation Department has rescheduled the opening day of baseball and softball from March 24 to March 17 to avoid conflict with Peanut Proud activities.  BECRD is still seeking baseball, softball and teeball coach More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 8  LIONS Club, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club BIRTHDAYS: Grant Bruner, Rollins Davis, Leigh Warfield, Phil Clenney, Alex Welch, Cassie Mills  THURSDAY, FEB. 9   More...

Blakely Senior Center

Daily Events

310 Meadowbrook Drive   More...

Editorials

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Other Voices

Times have changed

I guess we should be lucky that we are living in the computer age. More...

All That’s Fit to Print

Short changing consumers

It isn’t necessarily a productive way to shop, but it can be informative. Anyway, I passed this big display of toilet tissue and I slammed on the cart brakes. More...

Obituaries

Winter L. Jordan

Infant

Winter Lynn Jordan died Jan. 6, 2012.  Winter was born Jan. 6, 2012, to Daniel Jordan and Erin Jordan. She was preceded in death by her greatgrandparents, Mary Pace Jordan Chandler and Jack Jordan, both of Blakely.  More...

Kathryn Smith

Homemaker

Kathryn Elizabeth Smith, 53, of Blakely died Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012, at her residence.  Mrs. Smith was born Feb. 7, 1958, in Panama City, Fla., to Murrell Green Smith and the late Harold Johnson Smith. More...

Diane Cochran

Retired

Delorise Diane Simpson Cochran, 55, of Blakely, died Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012, at Pioneer Community Hospital of Early.  Mrs. Cochran was born Oct. 29, 1956, in Blakely to Clarence James Simpson and the late Annis Baldwin Simpson. More...

Sports

SGA JV wins region

Southwest Georgia Academy’s JV boys basketball team took their 8-3 record and number two seed into the region tournament Saturday, Jan. 28 in Thomasville.  The Warriors’ first opponent was the host team, the Brookwood Warriors. More...

Weaver bags first deer

Jaitlyn Weaver, daughter of Tracy and Lisa Weaver, shot her first deer Jan. 3, 2012. She has been hunting with her dad since she was a baby. More...