February 29, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Breaking News - 3/1/2012 10:14 AM

Blakely Woman Killed  Free Access 

A Blakely woman, Joy Lynn Sanders Smith, 35, was killed Wednesday when the vehicle she was driving collided head-on with a log truck west of Blakely on Highway 62. More...

USPS is closing area mail centers, 13 total in Georgia

Citing a 25 percent decline in firstclass mail volume, the USPS announced Thursday plans to close 223 of its 461 mail distribution centers by February 2013 in order to cut costs.  Georgia, with 13 centers scheduled to be closed will be among the More...

Can anyone get here from there?

Have you ever plugged your Early County address into Google Maps or MapQuest on your computer or GPS gadget?  You may be surprised at the results you get! More...

Veterans floats will lead parade

All veterans and active duty military are invited to join the Peanut Proud parade Saturday, March 24.  Damascus Peanut Company is sponsoring the American Veterans Floats for the parade. More...

PLAY BALL! 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.  Call 723- 3197 for more information.   More...

Other News

Early County queens crowned

The 2012 Miss Early County queens were crowned last week at Mangham Auditorium. See front page.  Jesse Still was crowned Miss Early County and will represent the community at the National Peanut Festival Pageant in Dothan in October. More...

Loyless to serve on bank board of directors

On Feb. 16, Jimmy R. Loyless was elected to serve on the Board of Directors of First State Bank of Blakely and First State Bancshares of Blakely.  More...

Pioneer hosts open house at new PT clinic

“We have the room and equipment to provide the therapy anyone may need right here in Blakely,” Administrator Adam Wilmann told guests at the ribbon-cutting of Pioneer’s new physical More...

Religion

Heed God’s words of wisdom

Sunday School Lesson

Proverbs 8  More...

The Gospel Truth

He wants me to forgive who?

Christianity is not for the faint of heart. Christ demands certain things from believers that are not easy to give up or quite. One of the hardest things demanded by scripture is forgiving others. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Pleasant Grove   Pleasant Grove African Methodist Episcopal Church will have their men and women’s day program Sunday, March 4 at noon. Everyone is invited to attend.  St. Mary   More...

Agriculture

Grasscycling: something old is new again

Recycling is all the rage, from aluminum cans and newspapers to plastic bottles and bags. But did you know that you can recycle in your lawn? Rather than throwing away bagged grass clippings, put your yard waste to use. More...

FSA provides loans to meet farm credit needs

The Farm Service Agency is committed to providing family farmers with loans to meet their farm credit needs. More...

Area farmers named winners

Several area farmers were winners in the 2011 National Corn Growers’ Association Corn Yield Contest.  Mike Newberry of Arlington, won third place in the Georgia No- Till/Strip Till Irrigated division. More...

Sports

Adkinson and team honored at annual NHRA banquet

Racing veteran Jeff Adkinson and his team enjoyed a night honors at the recent NHRA Division 2 Awards Banquet in Peachtree City.  More...

Campus

Georgia-Pacific donates technology supplies

Georgia-Pacific delivered surplus computers, servers and printers to the Early County School system.  A few days after delivery, the computers were in the lab and students were using them during class.  More...

4-H’ers participate in DPA

On Feb. 10, 2012, six Early County 4-H’ers traveled to Rock Eagle 4-H Center near Eatonton, Ga. They participated in the Southwest District’s Project Achievement. More...

Students exhibit hogs at area shows

The Early County Market Hog Show was held Monday, Feb. 20 at the Early County Ag Center. More...

Breaking News - 3/6/2012 8:07 AM

VOTE TODAY!!!!  Free Access 

Presidential Primary and ESPLOST

Voters across Georgia will be going to the polls today to vote in the 2012 presidential primary. The polls will be open until 7 p.m.  Early County voters will also be voting on a ESPLOST referendum. More...

Breaking News - 3/3/2012 10:08 AM

Storm traps family  Free Access 

Area remains under storm alert!

Tornado warnings were issued early Saturday morning in the Newton and Camilla area. More...

2012 Miss Early County queens

Davia Allen wins district Spelling Bee

ECSS Spelling Bee champion, fourth grader Davia Allen, daughter of David and Charla Allen, won the GAE District Spelling Bee Saturday in Moultrie. Davia was one of 18 District 9 winners competing for the district crown.  More...

Wheels keep on turning!

There are a lot of people at work on projects to make this year’s Peanut Proud Festival the biggest and most exciting yet!  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.  Voters in the City of Damascus also have two alcoholic beverage questions on the ballot.  S More...

Bobcats advance in playoffs

The   Bobcats upset Region 2-AA No. 2 seed Long County 77-75 in the first round of the playoffs Saturday. The Bobcats take their 23-6 record to Madison today to face the Region 3-AA No. 1 seed Morgan County (24- 4) in the Sweet 16 round.   More...

Editorials

Political Cartoon

Full Story

A dog her age

Other Voices

It must be tough getting older.  Not me, of course. I still consider myself to be young and vibrant.  “But Mitch,” my friends say, “you’re 48 now. More...

There’s no free money

All That’s Fit to Print

Anyone who believes this year’s presidential election is about social issues hasn’t been to the grocery store or gas station lately.  I don’t care how many Cadillacs Mitt Romney’s wife drives. More...

Obituaries

Sharon Felch

Homemaker

Sharon Ann Dery Felch, 76, of Blakely died Friday, Feb. 24, 2012, at Early Memorial Nursing Home.  Mrs. Felch was born in Detroit, Mich., Nov. 21, 1935, to the late Gilbert Dery and Florence Bernadette Harrington Dery. More...

Merrel F. Nichols

Veteran

Merrel F. Nichols, 77, of Abilene, Texas, died Friday, Feb. 24, 2012, at Abilene Medical Center.  More...

Pauline Carr

Homemaker

Mrs. Pauline Sowell Carr, 83, of Donalsonville died Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012, at Donalsonville Hospital.  More...

Society

Wedding themes can add up to extra fun

Every couple wants their wedding to be memorable. The goal of planning a wedding is to create an experience that everyone will remember for years to come. For some couples, a theme wedding is the best way to accomplish just that.  More...

Usry - Cannon

Mr. and Mrs. Roger Usry and Mr. and Mrs. Terry Edwards, all of Leesburg, announce the engagement of their daughter, Courtney Teal Usry, to Matthew Lamar Cannon, son of Jeffery Bartow Cannon Sr. of Panacea, Fla., and Debra Cannon of Albany.  More...

Reunion planned for alumni of Damascus school

A school reunion for all students who attended school at Damascus from the 1930s until the school was consolidated with the Early County School System has been scheduled for March 17 at Southwest Georgia Academy.  More...