May 23, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Qualifying

12 local offices on July 31 ballot

Qualifying for the July 31 General Primary began today at 9 a.m. and continues through noon Friday in the Probate Judge’s office in the Early County Courthouse.  More...

Rural Post Offices NOT closing

After spending months trouncing around the country “terrorizing” small communities — including Jakin, Bluffton and Cedar Springs — with threats of closing their post offices, the U.S. More...

2012 Teacher of the Year

Knox named Teacher of the Year

Early County Elementary School teacher Elizabeth Knox was named Teacher of the Year last week at a special program which also honored 11 retiring school system employees.  More...

Other News

Car wash fundraiser

There will be a car wash held at Blakely Texaco Saturday, June 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to benefit the Megan Bush Kidney Fund.  Megan is the 18-yearold daughter of Alex Bush and granddaughter of Molly Bush and the late Jerry Bush. More...

Deadlines approaching for SURE program

Farm Service Agency Executive Director Debra Kleckley reminds producers that the approaching June 1, 2012, deadline is for Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments and the Direct and Counter-Cyclical Program.  More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

The way, the truth and the life

John 14  The sinful human mind has made many different attempts at designing a way to get to heaven at the end of this life. Sometimes eternity is pictured as a high mountain, with heaven at the top. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Allen Chapel   Allen Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church will host the Pleasant Grove singing convention Sunday, May 27 starting with Sunday school at 10:30 a.m. More...

Obituaries

Betty English

Homemaker  Betty Joyce McKnight English, 76, of Blakely died Friday, May 18, 2012, at her home.  Mrs. English was born in Blakely Aug. 8, 1935, to the late Aaron King McKnight and Hattie Temples McKnight. More...

James Summerset

James E. “Whistle” Summerset, 79, of Blakely died Sunday, May 12, 2012, at his home.  Mr. Summerset was born June 8, 1932, in Clay County, Ga., to the late Wheeler Summerset and Viola Wimberly Summerset. More...

Campus

Chair-ity auction is successful

The ECHS Art Club auctioned their painted chairs in a Chair-ity auction Saturday, May 5. More...

BC nursing graduates receive pins

Twenty-seven Bainbridge College students completing the licensed practical nursing program were honored with a traditional pinning ceremony May 3 at the Kirbo Regional Center.  BC President Richard Carvajal cited the tennis shoe-maker Adidas&rsq More...

Yearbooks online

If students were not able to get an order in for a 2012 ECHS yearbook before the deadline, they can claim one of the 25 extra books ordered.  The purchase can only be made online. More...

Breaking News - 5/25/2012 12:35 PM

QUALIFYING ENDED TODAY AT NOON  Free Access 

24 qualify for 13 seats

At the close of qualifying at 12 Noon Friday, the following  candidates had qualified for the July 31 General Primary:    Surveyor - Lodge Holman, incumbent (D)    Coroner - Todd Hunter, incumbent (D)    Tax More...

SGA graduation

Southwest Georgia Academy held commencement exercises for 25 seniors Thursday, May 17 at Wayne Proffitt Jr. Gymnasium in Damascus with 13 honor graduates participating in the program. Charity Marie Lewis gave the welcome. More...

Strangers providing underaged alcohol

Eleven of 25 adults approached by underaged persons in Blakely earlier this month were willing to illegally purchase alcohol for teens.  The Early County Sheriff’s Department conducted a “shoulder tap” operation May 4 during wh More...

Click It Or Ticket

The   Governor’s Office of Highway Safety has launched its annual mobilization of “Click It or Ticket” and “100 Days of Summer H.E.A.T.”  More...

Canning plant open

The   Early County High canning plant will be open 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays on the following dates: May 22, 24, 29, June 5, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28, July 17 and 19. Call 732-5301 or 723-3006 if you have any questions. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, MAY 23  LIONS Club meeting, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club  BIRTHDAYS: Atticus Martin, Kathy Shierling  THURSDAY, MAY 24  ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club  BIRTHDAYS: Kimmie  Graham, C More...

Editorials

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Other Voices

Final jeopardy

I have always been a fan of the game show “Jeopardy!”  More accurately, I should say that I have always been a fan of the game show “Jeopardy!” on those occasions when the show doesn’t make me feel like an idiot.&nb More...

Mumbles

If not for them, for who?

If you can read this, thank a teacher. More...

Society

Jones - Rogers

Benjamin Allan Jones and his Papa and Gran Anne, Allan and Anne Jones of Blakely, are pleased to announce the upcoming marriage of their mother and daughter, Kimberly Michelle Jones, to Garlon Reed Rogers, son of Gene and Wanda Rogers, of Chauncey, G More...

Barker - Hathorn

Dr. and Mrs. Barry Barker of Albany, Ga., announce the engagement of their daughter, Chelsea Diane, to Victor Shannon Hathorn, son of Mr. and Mrs. Rodney B. Hathorn of Arlington.  The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Dr. and Mrs. More...

Camp offered for grieving children

Gentiva Hospice will offer a camp for children this summer. Camp Braveheart is designed for children, ages 7-14, who have experienced the loss of a loved one. More...