March 21, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Turkey season

With turkey season opening Saturday, don’t be surprised to see a few people wearing their hunting camo while enjoying Peanut Proud activities on Court Square.  “Georgia appears to be set for a great turkey hunting season this spring, More...

Our State Spelling Bee’er

Believed to be Early County’s first district winner, ECSS Spelling Bee champion, fourth grader Davia Allen, daughter of David and Charla Allen, competed in the state spelling bee Friday in Atlanta.  Davia was one of eight contestants remai More...

Peanut Proud queens crowned

Seventy-four contestants vied for crowns in nine age divisions Saturday in the third annual Peanut Proud Pageant at Early County High’s Mangham auditorium.  More...

Harlie Cooper bracelets

There will be a special booth at Peanut Proud Saturday selling arm bands and magnetic signs for four-year-old Harlie Cooper, daughter of Dan and Glenda Cooper.  More...

Other News

Edmunds named president

Frances Edmunds, marketing specialist at Southwest Georgia Farm Credit, is the new president of the Georgia Cooperative Council. More...

Editorials

Political Cartoon

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Can’t ‘play’ Southern

Other Voices

With the big-time presidential candidates campaigning across the South the last two weeks, it became painfully obvious that each was trying to out Southern the other.  It makes sense, I suppose, that as they travel to a different region of the c More...

A time to be proud

Mumbles

Peanut Proud — like someone said on the front page... It’s gonna be a big’un Saturday!  Peanut Proud’s roots are deep and the yield is dependent on the effort that goes into it. More...

Society

Teachers honored by Calhoun Head Start

Calhoun County Child Development Center is honoring three diverse yet highly involved individuals within the Head Start community for 2012. More...

Domingos - Haynes

Rose Lee Hill of Dothan, Ala., and James Earl Hill of Headland, Ala., are pleased to announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Jennifer Hill Domingos, to Kerry Demond Haynes, son of Delpha Haynes Sanders of Blakely and Tommy Lee Johnson of More...

Alex Harrell turns four

Alex Harrell celebrated his fourth birthday March 14, 2012, with a dinosaur themed party. Fun was had by all jumping and sliding on inflatables.  Alex is the son of Ray and Ann Harrell. More...

Breaking News - 3/23/2012 8:27 PM

Blue Bird Day for Peanut Proud!  Free Access 

“Blue skies smilin’ at me, Nothin’ but blue skies do I see”... More...

Breaking News - 3/22/2012 7:36 AM

REMINDER: Farmer Appreciation Breakfast  Free Access 

This to remind everyone of the Farmer Appreciation Breakfast Friday at the Birdsong Warehouse. This, too, is to state the breakfast will be at 7 a.m., NOT 8 a.m. as appeared in this week’s News. More...

Salute to Agriculture

Inside this week you will find our annual Salute to Agriculture, a feature section recognizing our farmers and the importance of agriculture to our community. Over the years the feature has coincided with National Ag Week. More...

Gray pickup Truck still not found

Authorities are still looking for the pickup truck which caused a fatal accident Feb. More...

SPLOST & LOST meeting

The   Early County Board of Commissioners will hold a meeting Thursday at 4 p.m. More...

Watch for...

In addition to everything that will be going on Saturday on Court Square, here are a few other things to watch out for...  The ECHS class of 1972 will be having their 40th class reunion on the square in conjunction with Peanut Proud...  The More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21  CHAMBER of Commerce, noon BIRTHDAYS: Bailey Ann Brackin, Jamie Weaver, Hannah Durham ANNIVERSARY: Mr. & Mrs. More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive

Daily Events March 26— 10:30-11:30 - Rhythm band practice. Lunch: Salisbury steak with gravy, mashed potatoes, Italian green beans, wheat roll, fresh fruit. March 27 — 10:15 - 11:00 Physical fitness.  More...

House members hard at work on Senate bills

Under the Gold Dome

Thirty-three days have now passed and seven days await till the ending of this year’s session. Georgia House members were hard at committee work dealing with Senate bills that now await committee action by the House.  More...

Religion

Nicodemus learns of the new birth

Sunday School Lesson

John 3:1-25  More...

IN MEMORY

In Memory  Luke Anthony Sanders  April 20, 1960 -  March 24, 2011  More...

CHURCH NEWS

St. Maryland   St. Maryland Missionary Baptist Church will host their annual usher anniversary Sunday, April 1 at 3 pm. Everyone is invited to attend.  Assembly of God   More...

Campus

ECHS students compete in Youth Art Month activities

Early County High School art students had the opportunity to participate in Youth Art Month activities at the Wiregrass Museum of Art in Dothan.  More...

Blakely natives to compete for Mr. ABAC

Jalen Bullard and Randall Ellis, both of Blakely, will compete with 13 other men for the title of Mr. ABAC at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College March 29. The theme for this year’s event is “Top Gun.”  More...

Birds of Prey shown to ECES students

The Flint River Soil and Water Conservation District sponsored their annual Birds of Prey Wildlife Demonstration at the Early County Elementary School in Blakely Thursday, Feb. More...