February 15, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

4-H/FFA Market Hog Show Monday

Old McDonald had a pig... just like these 4-H’ers who are getting their pigs ready for the Early County 4-H/FFA Hog Show. This year’s show will be Monday, Feb. 20 at 6:30 p.m. More...

Pioneer PT open house 10 a.m. Friday

Everyone is invited to an open house at Pioneer Community Hospital of Early’s new physical therapy facility Friday at 10 a.m.  The new facility is located at 647 Flowers Drive across from the hospital.   More...

Parent Cafe for sharing school ideas

AECSS   “Parent Cafe” will provide parents a great opportunity to join other parents and school staff in conversation about school improvement.  The Parent Cafe will be Feb. 28 at 5:30 p.m. at the Early County Middle School. More...

Other News

CEO honored for GP safety efforts

Georgia-Pacific CEO and President Jim Hannan has been recognized by the National Safety Council as one of nine business leaders Who “Get It.”  More...

Cannon appointed advisor for Congressman Scott

Chase Cannon, an Early County native, has been appointed as legal and policy advisor for Congressman Austin Scott (GA-08) for the United States House of Representatives in Washington D.C.  More...

House News

Under the Gold Dome

The Southwest portion of Georgia is an array of color and heralds an early Spring. More...

Religion

Prayer walk

The public is invited to participate in a Prayer Walk Sunday, Feb. 19 from 2:30-3:00 p.m. More...

Inheriting Abraham’s promise

Sunday School Lesson

Those who spread false doctrine always select their targets. The people, who are new in the experience of salvation from sin and its eternal consequences, are often the individuals that these charlatans will choose.  More...

A growing church with a divisive message

The Gospel Truth

I have a good feeling about 2012. I believe this year could be a great year for First Baptist Church. There seems to be excitement and enthusiasm in the air. Our Sunday morning worship services have been full of new faces and a sweet spirit. More...

Society

Moore-Hightower

Setoria Moore and Willie Hightower, both of Albany, Ga., are pleased to announce their engagement.  The bride-elect is the daughter of Linda Hudson of Arlington Ga., and Wayne Miller of Atlanta, Ga. More...

Conway-Morgan

Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Conway of Tifton proudly announce the engagement of their daughter, Kayla Ann Conway, to Jace Lee Morgan, son of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Donations needed at Bagby State Park

The Friends of George T. Bagby State Park in Fort Gaines have a great tip to save on Federal and State income taxes for the new year 2012.  More...

Busy council meeting

The Blakely City Council met Feb. 7 at City Hall to address a lengthy agenda. All council members were present.  More...

ECSS Spelling Bee winners

Fourth grader Davia Allen, daughter of David and Charla Allen, was the winner of last week’s Early County School System’s annual Spelling Bee.  Grade level winners advanced to the school competitions and the school winners participat More...

Advance voting underway

Advance voting for Georgia’s March 6 presidential primary and the Early County E-SPLOST began Monday and will continue through Friday March 2.  During the advance voting period voters must vote in person at the Voter Registrar’s offi More...

‘See It Through’ book signing at EC museum

Abook signing will be held Sunday for “See It Through,” a memoir of WWII veteran Charles T. Davis Sr. of Rowena. “I hope everyone will feel like they are sitting in Mr. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 15  CHAMBER of Commerce, noon, conference room  BIRTHDAY: Brooke Jones  THURSDAY, FEB. More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive

Daily Events Feb. 20 — 10:15-11:30 - Rhythm band at Nursing Home. Lunch: Meatloaf with tomato sauce, lima beans, collards, cornbread, fresh fruit. Feb. 21 — 10:15 - 11:00 Physical fitness. More...

Editorials

the SOVEREIGN STATE of AFFAIRS

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Planning ahead

Other Voices

I was remembering a commercial this week that used to air years ago in the middle of the night where a man came out and tried to sell you on the idea of pre-planning your own funeral.  As I recall, the man was perfectly cast. More...

All That’s Fit to Print

I’m taking a little break this week. Hope you don’t mind a repeat.  I miss my grandmother, the one who insisted on taking every new garment and resewing the buttons. More...

Obituaries

Ouida McDaniel

Homemaker

Ouida McDaniel, 89, of Blakely died Feb. 4, 2012.  Mrs. McDaniel was born Sept. More...

Elaine Sutton

Retired

Elaine Sutton, 88, of Blakely died Feb. More...

Lee Lonnie Love

Retired

Lee Lonnie Love, 65, of Blakely died Feb. 5, 2012, at his residence.  Mr. Love was born in Blakely Jan. 26, 1947, to the late Leo Love and Louise Kegler Love. He worked most of his life doing farm work and retired from the Perdue Poultry Plant. More...

Sports

Booster Club honors senior athletes

The Southwest Georgia Academy Booster Club honored SGA basketball and cheerleading seniors between basketball games Feb. 3 at SGA.  The athletes were escorted by their parents. More...

Campus

Pendley named BC’s GOAL student

The president of Bainbridge College’s business honor society, who recruited almost 100 new students into the society, was named BC’s 2012 Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership student.  More...

Ponder retires jersey at SGA

Bailey Ponder, senior at Southwest Georgia Academy, was honored during a special assembly program when her #13 softball jersey was retired.  Bailey, daughter of Karen and Ernest Ponder of Donalsonville, has had an incredible career in girls&rsqu More...

COLLEGE NEWS

Jodi Harris of Bluffton was named to the fall 2011 dean’s list at Valdosta State University.  Students who achieve a GPA of 3.50 or higher on nine or more semester hours with an institutional GPA of 3.00 or higher are placed on the dean&rs More...