May 30, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

“Kolomoki Beach”

Don’t be watching for MTV to come rolling into town, but “Kolomoki Beach” is back!  Kolomoki Mounds State Historic Park reopened the beach, a designated swimming area, this week in the day use area at the park.  More...

Murkerson reflects on years as sheriff

When voters go to the polls to vote in this year’s General Primary, there will be a familiar name missing from the ballot for the first time in 28 years.  More...

Other News

Officers arrest 12 women for disorderly conduct

Responding to what officers describe as an ongoing altercation, authorities arrested 12 black females last week on Mulberry Lane (formerly Fort Gaines Way) in Blakely.  More...

Saluting foster parents

All children deserve a safe, happy life — including the approximately 7,700 Georgia youth in foster care. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Remember ‘do unto others’

Exodus 22:1-23:9  More...

CHURCH NEWS

Zion Free Will   The Victorymen, a southern gospel duet, will be at Zion Free Will Baptist Church Saturday, June 2 at 7 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend.  Bethlehem   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...

Kay Gutherie

Teacher

Kay Hodges Gutherie, 81, of Dawsonville, Ga., formerly of Greensboro, Ga., died Sunday, May 20, 2012, at her residence.  More...

Willie Cannon Sr.

Veteran

Willie Lee “Sarge” Cannon Sr., 84, of Blakely died Sunday, May 20, 2012.  Mr. Cannon was born in Blakely April 30, 1928, to the late Carrie Bell Wade and Nathan Kennon. He served in the U.S. More...

Campus

Head Start awards announced

Early County Head Start is proud to announce its 2011-2012 parent, male and staff of the year. These individuals were nominated by staff and peers because of their commitment to education and their vital contributions to the program as a whole. More...

ABAC recognizes academic excellence

Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College recently announced the Spring semester president’s list, dean’s list and distinguished achievement list.  Students on the president’s list attained an “A” in every subject, resul More...

Football camp at TU

Local children ages six to 13 will have the chance to learn more about football from the TROY Trojans head football coach during the annual Larry Blakeney Troy University Football Camp Thursday, June 7 at Rip Hewes Stadium in Dothan.  More...

CORRECTION!!!  Free Access 

Candidate Forums Two forums, sponsored by the Early County News, Chamber of Commerce and Impact Early, have been scheduled to introduce candidates to the voters. The candidates for Sheriff are invited to a forum Thursday, June 21. More...

General Primary races set

17 candidates in six local contested races

At the close of qualifying 12 noon Friday, 24 candidates had qualified for 13 local offices setting the stage for six local races on the July 31 General Primary ballot. More...

Library book sale Saturday

Stock up for summer reading at Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library Saturday, June 2 from 9:30 a.m. to noon. A wide variety of fiction and non-fiction books will be on sale in the conference room for bargain prices. Come by and fill your beach bags! More...

Juggler to perform at library

Juggler   Scott Key will perform at Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library Monday, June 4 at 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. to kick-off the start of the annual summer reading program. All ages are welcome. Registration for the reading club is ongoing.   More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, MAY 30  BIRTHDAYS: Daniel White, Blake Shierling, Hoyle McLendon  THURSDAY, MAY 31  ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club  FRIDAY, JUNE 1  BIRTHDAYS: Wade Glass, Don Harper, Robert Cherry   More...

Editorials

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Other Voices

They who?

I don’t know who “They” is, but they seem to really be a bunch of know-it-alls.  You hear people quoting “They” all the time, and usually in ways that make them sound like they know what they are talking about.  More...

All That’s Fit to Print

How did that happen?

I learned Monday that the Golden Gate Bridge is 75 years old. In a news report on the bridge’s birthday, one whippersnapper was marveling over the very idea that 75 years ago anyone had the gumption to design and build such a marvel.  More...

Society

Make family entertaining easy

Parties and family dinners are meant to be enjoyable, but very often hosts cannot fully participate in the fun. More...

Love - Burnett

David Love and Gloria Love of Blakely announce the engagement of their daughter, Malanie Rachel, to Joel Guerry Burnett Jr., son of Joel Burnett and Charlena Burnett of Cuthbert.  The future bride is the granddaughter of Carol Chester and the la More...

REUNION

Cleveland family and friends will meet Saturday. June 2 at 11 a.m. in the Bluffton clubhouse. Bring your favorite covered dish. For more information, call William at 372-4739 or Warren at 723-5629.   More...