February 22, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Ag Producer of the Year nominations

Peanut Proud and the Early County Extension Office are proud to sponsor the third annual “Agricultural Producer of the Year.” This award will be for any producer that has made a significant contribution to agriculture in Early County.&nbs More...

Do you have some favorite peanut recipes?

The thought is mouth-watering! Peanut candies, cakes, pies, sauces, healthy dishes or main dishes.  Have you got a favorite peanut recipe... or maybe a special family recipe handed down from your great grandmother?  More...

Sample Ballots

Advance voting for Georgia’s March 6 presidential primary and the Early County E-SPLOST is underway and will continue through Friday March 2.  More...

Parent Cafè for sharing school ideas

The   ECSS Parent Cafè will be Feb. 28 at 5:30 p.m. at the Early County Middle School. More...

Other News

Unsung heroes to be recognized

In observance of Black History Month, the Freedom Council is having their eighth annual Unsung Hero Banquet Feb. 25 at 6:30 p.m.  It will be held at the Blakely Civic Center. More...

Under the Gold Dome

House News

The half-way mark of the Georgia General Assembly was achieved this week. The legislature now heads to Crossover day. Cross-over day is the last day a House bill can cross over to the Senate, and occurs on the 30th legislative day. More...

Republican precinct meeting and county convention scheduled

On Saturday, March 10 at 9 a.m. More...

Religion

Bearing the fruit of redemption

Sunday School Lesson

Galatians 5:2-6:18  Every life produces some kind of fruit — results — that lasts beyond the time of its visible existence. This outcome of life can be good or bad. Each person leaves some kind of legacy. More...

Church: the perfect place for imperfect people

The Gospel Truth

Acts 6:1-7  Too often people put the church up high on a pedestal and expect perfection. Church members are not perfect by any stretch of the imagination! God accepts us warts and all, but thankfully he does not leave us that way.  More...

CHURCH NEWS

St. Paul   St. Paul Christian Methodist Episcopal Church will have annual revival services Feb. 20 through Feb. 24 at 7:30 p.m. Rev. Charles McDonald is the guest speaker. Everyone is invited to attend.  Kingdom of God   More...

Agriculture

Activities planned for Peanut Proud celebration

Signs of the celebration to come can be seen all around town. The fourth annual Peanut Proud Celebration will be Saturday, March 25. More...

Campus

DAR recognizes essay winners

The American History Essay winners and the Good Citizen Scholarship recipient were honored at the Peter Early Chapter DAR meeting Feb. 16 held at the Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library.   More...

Youth Summit announced

Youth in all of the 14 counties in Region 10 have an opportunity to win up to $500 to start their own business.  The Youth Entrepreneur Summit is designed to equip youth in grades tenth through 12th with the tools they need to turn their busines More...

Thomas signs with Darton

Hill Thomas will continue his baseball career next year with the Darton College Cavaliers in Albany. More...

Jester takes top honors at show

Luke Jester, son of Will and Kim Jester of Arlington, was selected as Grand Champion for the 2012 4-H and FFA Market Hog Show by Judge Warren Beeler of Caryville, Ky. More...

Miss Fannie Mae has turned 108

Mrs. Fanny W. Thornton turned 108 Feb. 11 with family gathered at Early Memorial Nursing Home to celebrate her birthday.  Miss Fanny was born in Georgia Feb. 11, 1904. She moved to Blakely in her teenage years and has lived here since. More...

Peanut Proud Pageant Mar. 17

Saturday, March 24 Mark your calendars!

The third annual Peanut Proud Pageant will be Saturday, March 17 at Early County High Mangham Auditorium.  There will be eight age divisions ranging from Baby Miss 0-1 to Miss Peanut Proud, ages 16-20. More...

Open House Thursday

Following long-time insurance agent Stanley Houston’s recent retirement, Michelle Pickle is the community’s new State Farm agent.  Michelle invites everyone to an open house Thursday, Feb. 23 at 10 a.m. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22  ASH Wednesday  LIONS Club, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club  BIRTHDAY: Heather Allred  THURSDAY, FEB. More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive Daily Events

Feb. 27 — 10:30-11:30 - Rhythm band practice. Lunch: Salisbury steak with gravy, mashed potatoes, Italian green beans, wheat roll, fresh fruit. Feb. 28 — 10:15 - 11:00 Physical fitness. More...

Editorials

Political Cartoon

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Bug de jour?

Other Voices

There are few foods that I won’t eat.  I had an aversion to green beans as a child, but I outgrew it.  I’ve made no secret of my dislike for mushrooms. More...

B’days & a look way back

Mumbles

Happy Birthday Judy, George and all! Feb. 22 is the birthday of a few pretty important people... George Washington is the “Father of his country.” Oh, wherefore art thou now George? More...

Obituaries

Myrtice Jackson

Nurse

Myrtice Irene Jackson, 72, of Aventura, Fla., died Friday, Jan. 27, 2012, at Palm Gardens Nursing Home in Aventura, Fla.  More...

Eric B. Olson

Retired

Eric B. Olson, 75, of Ft. Gaines died Feb. 14, 2012, at his residence.  Mr. Olson was born in Kirkwood, Mo., Aug. 10, 1936, to the late Earl Olson and Lucille Braddock Olson. More...

Charles Gleaton

Retired

Charles P. Gleaton Sr., 72, of Cuthbert died Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012, at his residence.  More...

Society

Blakely student to compete in Ms. ABAC pageant

Jesse Still, a student at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, will compete for the title of Ms. ABAC at the 43nd annual pageant Feb. More...

McArdle - Betten

Shirley McArdle of Jakin and Todd and Joan McArdle of Waycross announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Savannah Lee, to Niek Betten, son of Theo and Hannie Betten of Enschede, The Netherlands.  More...

Walker honored with surprise party

Margaret Walker was given a surprise birthday party by her daughter, Theresa Walker, Feb. More...