March 7, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Game on!

There are 17 days remaining before the excitement-filled day will be here. More...

Early is ‘Camera Ready’

Early County has been named a “Camera Ready Community” by the Georgia Film, Music & Digital Entertainment Office, a division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development.  The designation was announced last week in Atlanta a 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.  BECRD is still seeking baseball, softball and teeball coach More...

Other News

Legislature shifts into high gear

House News

The legislature shifted into high gear as it approached the 30th day of the session. More...

Unsung Hero Banquet a success

Congressman Sanford Bishop was the distinguished guest speaker at the 8th annual Unsung Hero Banquet held Feb. 25.  The Freedom Council honored three Unsung Heroes at this year’s banquet: Tara George, Torre Mills and Melzie Mosely.  More...

Religion

The word became flesh

Sunday School Lesson

John 1:1-18  As the holy spirit (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:21) allowed the gospel writers to record their accounts of the life and ministry of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, each one addressed a different audience. More...

CHURCH NEWS

New Bethel   New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate their pastor’s 10th anniversary March 6 through March 11 with special services beginning at 7 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend.  Harmony Baptist   More...

THANKS

The family of Joe Hodges would like to thank everyone for their visits, prayers, phone calls, cards, food and words of encouragement. We are thankful to live in a community where people respond in times of need. More...

Agriculture

Local farmer wins $2,500 for museum

Mike Grebel and family of Arlington have been selected as a winner in in the second annual “America’s Farmers Grow Communities,” which gives farmers the opportunity to win $2,500 for their favorite local nonprofit organizations.&nbs More...

SWGA Farm Credit elects board members

The Board of Directors of Southwest Georgia Farm Credit held officer elections at their meeting Thursday, March 1. The board members elected Bobby J. Brooks of Edison as chairman and Robert B. “Bobby” Moss of Plains as vicechairman.  More...

CRP sign up to begin March 12

The Conservation Reserve Program general signup is set to begin March 12 and continue through April 6, 2012. More...

Campus

SGA literary team places third in region

The Southwest Georgia Academy literary team placed third in Region 3AA competition at ABAC in Tifton Friday, Feb. 24. The team was accompanied by their coaches Sheri Newberry, Ashton Humphries and Debbie Sloan. More...

Early County represented at state level

Early County 4-H was well represented at the Georgia Junior National Livestock Show in Perry Feb. 23-25. More...

Breaking News - 3/6/2012 9:54 PM

ELECTION RESULTS  Free Access 

March 6, 2012 Early County Election Results ESPLOST Referendum Yes: 1093 No: 325 Republican Presidential Primary Newt Gingrich -  531 (51.16 %)* Rick Santorum - 246 (23.70 %) Mitt Romney -  203 (19.56 %) Ron Paul -  35 (3.37 %) Dem More...

Agriculture is AMAZING!

Thursday is National Ag Day, a time when producers, agricultural associations, corporations, universities, government agencies and countless others across America gather to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by American agriculture. More...

Nicklesville family survives storm hit

A couple was briefly trapped inside their home in the Nicklesville community off Highway 216 approximately two miles southeast of Arlington Friday night as a powerful storm tore through the area.  More...

Election Returns

The polls closing Tuesday after the News went to press, readers can see the election returns at www.earlycountynews.com. The News will also send out a “News Update” Tuesday night as soon as the election returns are complete.  More...

SPRING AHEAD!

Don’t forget to set your clocks ahead one hour when you go to bed Saturday night. Daylight Savings begins at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 11. Daylight Savings will remain in effect until Sunday, Nov. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7  BIRTHDAYS: Taylor McDaniels, Norma Jones  THURSDAY, MARCH 8  ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club  FAMILY Connection Collaborative, noon, Family Learning Resource Center  PILOT CLUB  BLA More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive

Daily Events March 12 — 10:30-11:30 - Rhythm band practice. Lunch: Cube steak with gravy, mashed potatoes, okra and tomatoes, wheat roll, fresh fruit. March 13 — 10:15 - 11:00 Physical fitness.  More...

Editorials

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Presidential chat

Other Voices

George Washington, the father of our country, stopped by the office last week.  Hey, some folks try to conjure up the ghost of Great Aunt Maude. I talk to the Founding Fathers. Play along.  More...

Becoming a mummy

All That’s Fit to Print

A visit with Evan gave me the opportunity, and I use that word loosely, to be a mummy. Not the filling in for mama kind of mummy, but the ancient Egyptian kind. Evan likes mummies.  First, he pulled my brains out through my nose. More...

Obituaries

Inez Hawthorne

Retired

Mrs. Inez Braswell Driver Hawthorne, 86, of Blakely died Friday, Feb. 24, 2012, at Early Memorial Nursing Home.  Mrs. Hawthorne was born in Marianna, Fla., Nov. 4, 1925, to the late William Richard Braswell and Susie Jane Alford Braswell. More...

Rutha B. Smith

Mrs. Rutha Bell Smith, 99, died Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012.  Mrs. Smith was born in Clay County Jan. 15, 1913, to the late Florence Annie Bell and Ed Turner. More...

Joy Smith

Homemaker

Connie Joy Lynn Sanders Smith, 35, of Blakely died Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012, in Blakely.  Mrs. Smith was born in Blakely Feb. 15, 1977, to Jan Hand Harrell of Arlington. She was a homemaker.  More...

Society

Freeman-Moore vows exchanged

Annie D. Freeman and Jimmie L. Moore were united in holy matrimony Dec. 3, 2011, at 12:30 p.m. More...

Bruner - Phillips

Mr. and Mrs. More...

BIRTHS

Chuck and Casie McCormick of Blakely proudly announce the birth of their daughters, Hayden Elise and Hadley Anise, born Jan. 24, 2012, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, Ala.  Hayden was 6 pounds 6 ounces and 19 inches long. More...