March 28, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Peanut Proud symposium

Blaring sirens and National Weather Service tornado warnings were somewhat surreal Friday afternoon during the Peanut Proud Symposium at the George Y. Birdsong warehouse building.  More...

Local man dies in wreck

An Early County man was killed late Saturday afternoon when he lost control of the vehicle he was driving.  Jack Blankenship, 54, who lived on Old River Road in Hilton, was traveling north on Highway 370 around 6:30 p.m. More...

Stop!

The   Early County Sheriff’s office cautions drivers to be aware of school bus safety laws.  When a school busstop sign or flashing lights are engaged you must STOP! More...

Other News

Tornado takes roof

The National Weather Service tracked a tornado across northwest Early County Friday afternoon. Damage was mostly minor in the wake of the storm. More...

Harlie Cooper bracelets

There was 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...

General Assembly moves into high gear

Under the Gold Dome

The pace of the General Assembly moved into high gear as the House and the Senate tackled a multitude of bills that deal with many different concerns. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Jesus testifies to the truth

John 18, 19  More...

The Gospel Truth

An unfair share of grace

You have probably seen on television the many protests around the country. Everyone seems to be “occupying” a city. More...

THANKS

Once again, Pastor Robinson and family are thanking each and everyone for their prayers, contributions, cards and phone calls during his time of illness.  Continue to pray for me and my family is our prayer.  Pastor Eddie  Robinson an More...

Agriculture

Award winning floats

Of the over 80 entries in Saturday’s Peanut Proud parade, second place went to the Pioneer Early Memorial Nursing Home, above. More...

Peanut Proud 2012

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Campus

SGA participates in state literary

Anna Grimsley, a Southwest Georgia Academy junior, won first place in humorous oral interpretation at the state 3-AA competition held at Valdosta State University on March 13. Anna is the daughter of Melissa and Gerry Grimsley of Colquitt. More...

SGA celebrates Dr. Seuss

Southwest Georgia Academy students in grades one through three combined celebrating the birthday of children’s writer Dr. Seuss with studying a unit on protecting the environment. More...

Fifth graders visit infantry museum

Three ECES fifth grade Probe/Challenge classes visited the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center in Columbus in February.  The new $100 million building pays tribute to infantrymen. More...

Breaking News - 3/28/2012 2:45 PM

SGA 8th grader killed Monday  Free Access 

The News has learned that an eighth grade student at Southwest Georgia Academy was was killed late Monday afternoon in a vehicle accident.  Nathan James Toal, 15, died as a result of a Jeep rollover on the family farm. More...

Rowena’s Mr. Charlie honored

Charles T. Davis Sr. of Rowena — “Mr. Charlie” — was named 2012 Agricultural Producer of the Year at Friday’s Farmer Appreciation Breakfast at the Birdsong Warehouse.  Mr. More...

And the winner is...

There were over 80 entries in Saturday’s Peanut Proud parade. The floats were judged with the American Peanut Marketing float taking first place. More...

Pedestrian hit by vehicle

A pedestrian was struck by an automobile Saturday afternoon on Cedar Springs Road near Cedar Hill Homes.  A witness told authorities the victim, 26-year-old Zachary Taylor Harris, crossed the road to throw a limb in the ditch. More...

Look what’s bloomin’

Celebrate the coming gardening season April 12 at “Look What’s Blooming at the Library” 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28  BIRTHDAYS: Brad Clenney, Ed Whitehurst  THURSDAY, MARCH 29  ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club  BIRTHDAY: Callie Crouch  ANNIVERSARY: Mr. & Mrs. More...

Editorials

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Other Voices

My password is ?

My life has been overtaken by passwords.  I have so many passwords now for so many websites that I cannot keep them straight.  I have to have a password for everything. My bank account. My credit card. The cable company. More...

All That’s Fit to Print

Crossing the bridge

I read Monday that popcorn is good for you, that it has more antioxidants than fruits and vegetables. That made me wonder why popcorn is considered a snack food and not a vegetable. More...

Obituaries

Sue Brown

Retired

Beulah “Sue” Henderson Brown, 68, of Panama City, Fla., died March 9, 2012, in Panama City.  Mrs. Henderson was born July 18, 1943, in Pelham, Ga., to the late William and Emma Brown.  More...

Emma Martindale

Editor

Emma Frances Gay Martindale, 91, died March 10, 2012, at Azalealand Nursing Home in Savannah, Georgia.  More...

Henry Salter Jr.

Retired

Henry Salter Jr., 62, of Blakely died Thursday, March 15, 2012, at Pioneer Community Hospital of Early in Blakely.  Mr. Salter was born in Blakely Nov. 4, 1950, to the late Flozell and Inez Salter. More...

Society

Wilkin - Howell

Mr. and Mrs. Chris Fudge Wilkin of Colquitt and Mr. and Mrs. Myron C. Harper Jr. of Valdosta announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Courtney Elizabeth Wilkin, to Jefferson Alexander Howell, son of Dr. and Mrs. More...

Alana Michaelyn Allen

Alyssa Jo Allen, age three, happily announces the birth of a sister, Alana Michaelyn Allen, born at 2:25 p.m. Jan. 31, 2012, at Donalsonville Hospital.  Alana weighed 8 pounds, 8.4 ounces and was 20 inches long. More...

Kacie, Kamille and Kaleb

Diann McCoy of Blakely announces the birth of her grandchildren, identical girls, Kacie and Kamille, and a fraternal boy, Kaleb.  The triplets were born March 17, 2012, at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital and are the first to be born in Southwest More...