April 25, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Softball registration

Registration is underway for the 2012 adult softball season for co-ed and men’s softball leagues. The registration deadline is May 18. Opening games for the men’s league will be June 4. Co-ed league games begin June 5. More...

Redding selected as a UGA Dance Dawg

Early County High senior Sydney Redding has been selected as a University of Georgia Dance Dawg for the 2012-2013 season. More...

Other News

Winners announced in Peanut Proud 5K, Fun Run

Winners in the Peanut Proud 5K and Fun Run are as follows:  Overall Winners: Female - Alyssa Weber (20.07); Male - Myles Gibson (18.25);  Female 14 and under - 1st place, Karsyn Massey (28.51); second place, Marci Warren (33.44); third plac More...

Editorials

Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil, See No Evil But ... You Can Sure Smell It

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Mumbles

Well, how would you say it?

We have a problem, Judy and I. And I bet a lot of you have the same problem, too! It would be no exaggeration to say we have them coming out the ying-yang. That didn’t sound good. Maybe I should have said coming out the wazoo. More...

All That’s Fit to Print

Rob Peter to pay Paul

Yet another “new” report on Social Security says the fund will run out of money by 2033 and that Medicare and disability will be tapped out even earlier.  This conclusion prompts yet more discussion on how to reform social security a More...

Society

Netherton home named Garden of the Year

Hidden on Dothan Road behind Pizza Hut is a landscaped wonderland of daylilies. Over 2,400 different varieties, all neatly labeled with each flower’s name and stats, offer a rainbow of differing colors, sizes and shapes of blooms. More...

Vidalia onion farmers work to increase market share by shrinking their onions

Shoppers across the country crave Georgia’s signature sweet onions, but sometimes they want that sweetness in a smaller package.  Georgia’s Vidalia onion farmers have spent their last few growing seasons working to produce smaller ve More...

Take-back Saturday

The   Early County Sheriff's Office will be participating in the National Prescription Drug Take-back Initiative coordinated by the U.S. More...

Painted chairs are on display, auction May 5

Painted chairs being auctioned by the ECHS Art Club to benefit the Pataula Children’s Center are on display at Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library this week. The chairs will be auctioned May 5 at the Auction House on North Main St.  More...

Leave no tracks!

The big Bobcat paw prints lead you to... Leave no tracks — Recycle! More...

C.B. King ordered to pay county $90k

Albany attorney Chevene B. King Jr. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25  ADMINISTRATIVE Professionals’ Day  BIRTHDAYS: Hunter Wyatt, Autumn Williams  THURSDAY, APRIL 26  ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club  SWGA Regional Commission Council meeting, 6:30 p. More...

Koch donates $10 million for food allergy research

David H. Koch, executive vice president of Koch Industries, of which Georgia-Pacific is a subsidiary, has committed $10 million to the Jaffe Food Allergy Institute at The Mount Sinai Medical Center.  More...

Kirbo scholarships to be awarded

A donation from the Thomas M. and Irene B. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

A blind man receives his sight

John 9  More...

Obituaries

William Wimberly

William Wimberly, 76, of Blakely died Wednesday, April 11, 2012, at his residence following a lengthy illness.  Mr. Wimberly was born in Blakely Aug. 15, 1935, to the late John and Lizzie Wimberly. More...

Phil Howard Retired

Phillip Steward “Phil” Howard, 71, of Bath, S.C., died Wednesday, April 18, 2012, at UNIPAC   Nursing Home in N. Augusta, S.C.  More...

Vivian Sanders Homemaker

Vivian Jones Sanders, 85, of Edison died Saturday, April 21, 2012, at Pioneer Community Hospital of Early in Blakely.  Mrs. Sanders was born in Clay County May 18, 1926, to the late Earnest Jones and Ann Lee Mann Jones. More...

Campus

Pyle district winner in art contest

Melissa Pyle was recently named a district winner in the 18th annual Georgia Farm Bureau Federation Art contest. More...

Celebrating gifted education in Early County schools

Gifted Education Day in Georgia is April 27, 2012. More...

Bainbridge College students honored in Atlanta

Three Bainbridge College students were honored as members of the 2012 All-Georgia Academic Team at an awards ceremony held in downtown Atlanta March 15.  Wes Potter of Whigham and Kristan Whatley of Blakely were in attendance to receive their ce More...