December 5, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Court Square candlelight service Dec. 15

There will be a candlelight service in honor and remembrance of those who have suffered the loss of a child, grandchild or sibling Saturday, Dec. 15 at 6 p.m. on the northside of Court Square. For more information call 723-8427.   More...

“The Farm Center”

Early County Museum preserving farm history

The Early County Museum is planning a grand opening for “The Farm Center,” an expansion of the museum which will showcase Early County’s agricultural history.  One feature of The Farm Center will be a history of Early County&rs More...

FIRST THURSDAY December 6

County honors officials

Monday night marked the final monthly meeting for three Early County commissioners. Chairman Richard Ward, along with commissioners Perry Jarrett and Hank Jester, will complete their terms Dec. More...

Other News

Veterans invited to meeting of the American Legion

The P.H. Fitzgerald Post 11 of the American Legion invite all veterans in Early, Baker, Calhoun and Clay counties to attend the next scheduled meeting of the American Legion Tuesday, Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. More...

Congratulations!

Vivian (Nix) Daley-Wirt has recently been named a vice president of Lyon Real Estate in Sacramento, California.  More...

Brooks completes economic development training

Dr. Chase Brooks, representing the Blakely Early County Chamber of Commerce, has completed the Georgia Academy for Economic Development Region 10 Multi-Day Training Program at Darton College in Albany.  More...

Religion

Allow God to shape your life

Sunday School Lesson

Ephesians 2, 3  More...

Burnett named vice moderator

Friendship Missionary Baptist Association has elected Pastor Johnnie Mae Burnett as the vice moderator of the association.  She is the first woman in Early, Clay and Seminole counties and the surrounding area to fill this position. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Arms of Faith  Arms of Faith Missionary Baptist Church will host a rainbow tea Saturday, Dec. 8 at 3 p.m. The message will be presented through colors, singing and a full meal. Formal attire is requested. Everyone is invited to attend. More...

Breaking News - 12/6/2012 7:15 PM

Senator Bulloch resigns  Free Access 

Special élection Jan. 8

The News learned this afternoon that State Senator John Bulloch has resigned. News media was reporting Wednesday it was unclear why Bulloch resigned his seat, but he was hospitalized with meningitis earlier this year. More...

Coat drive

The   Early County High FBLA is sponsoring a coat drive for all ages. Please drop coats off at LaSonda Smith’s room 601 through Dec. 14.  Coats must be new or in good condition. Please wash used coats before dropping off. More...

January marks new era

With sheriff William “Fats” Price, Clerk Emily Wilbourn, and commissioners Merritt, Bridges and Haynes

The conclusion of the public service careers of five Early County elected officials at the end of this month will mark a milestone of 100 years of service to the people of Early County.  India Thompson has over 35 years of service with the sheri More...

New ag tax exemptions start Jan. 1

The Georgia Agriculture Tax Exemption is a new program which offers qualified agriculture producers a sales tax exemption on agricultural equipment and production inputs.  This program will replace the Agricultural Certificate of Exemption (ST-A More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 5 FAMILY Connection Collaborative, noon, Family Learning Center BIRTHDAYS: Cody King, Ashley Houston, Trent Moore THURSDAY, DEC. 6 ROTARY CLUB, noon,   More...

Editorials

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Far-fetched plans

Other Voices

So there was a story making the rounds last week about an alleged plot hatched by the United States in the 1950s to blow up the moon with a nuclear explosion.  More...

What are they up to?

All That’s Fit to Print

A recent news report that the Government Accountability Office, which should have its hands full with things other than this item, has reported that change from using paper dollars to dollar coins would save the government $4 billion over the next 30 More...

Obituaries

Marion Vinson Teacher

Marion Ruth Wiley Vinson, 71, of Columbus, Ohio, died Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, in Sandy, Utah.  Mrs. Vinson was born in Blakely Feb. 21, 1941, to the late William Kinsey Wiley and Alberta Collins Wiley. More...

Lillie Reese

Lillie Reese, 50, of Blakely died Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012.  Miss Reese was born June 6, 1962, to the late Steve Reese and Annie Laurie Reese.   She was preceded in death by her daughter, LaToya Reese; and a brother, Larry Reese.  More...

Sports

Cats lose heartbreaker in Norcross

The Early County Bobcats were eliminated from the AA state playoffs Friday night in Norcross, losing on a last second field goal 27-24. The Bobcats end the year at 9-4 while the Spartans are now 11-2.  More...