January 2, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

GSP reports 17 deaths during Xmas holidays

There was a spike in traffic deaths over the Christmas holiday period according to the Georgia State Patrol with 17 people being killed in 685 crashes on Georgia highways. Only three deaths were reported statewide last year.  More...

Looking back at the stories in 2012

See the 20 most read 2012 stories at www.earlycountynews.com

(Publisher’s note: This is the second in a series as we look back at some of the stories which made the headlines and made  2012 the year it was... in our community.)  April  More...

Early voting

Early voting for the Jan. 8 Special Election for Senate District 11 will continue through Friday, Jan. More...

Other News

Landmark business closing doors after 42 years

The community is losing one of its landmark businesses as it rings in the new year. More...

Annual Christmas Coloring Contest Entries and Winners

Enya Priester, 10, 1st Place More...

Religion

Live each day for Jesus Christ

Sunday School Lesson

Philippians 1  More...

CHURCH NEWS

New Prospect   New Prospect African Methodist Episcopal Church is hosting a spiritual cake bake recipe program Saturday, Jan. 5 at 4 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend.  New Hope   More...

Society

Royaltee Girls’ Christmas dinner project a success

Royaltee Girls, Inc. wishes to thank all sponsors and volunteers who helped in making the Operation Community Christmas Dinner 2012 project a huge success.  The community dinner was held Dec. More...

Pataula community leaders receive training to assist children

On Oct. 22, 33 people who live in or serve the Pataula Judicial Circuit received training on the problem and incidence of commercially sexually exploited children. More...

Price completes sheriffs-elect training

William “Fats” Price successfully completed the 160-hour sheriffselect training program on Friday, Dec. 14. More...

Breaking News - 1/8/2013 5:02 PM

VOTE: Special election today!  Free Access 

WATCH FOR ELECTION RESULTS HERE!

The special election to elect a candidate to fill the 11th Senatorial District vacated by Senator John Bulloch is TODAY. Poll are open until 7 p.m. More...

New BOE members sworn in

Two new Board of Education members were sworn in Friday by Probate Judge Tonya Holley.  More...

Local merchant offering reward up to $25,000!!!

After four break-ins in less than 10 days, Andy Oliver, owner of the Bargin House on Magnolia Street in Blakely decided he had enough, and starting sleeping at his business.  More...

Mrs. Marie White turns 103

Marie Lindsey White celebrated her 103rd birthday Christmas Eve afternoon with family and friends at the Early Memorial Nursing Home.  More...

Chamber Membership Dinner Jan. 25

Mark your calendars! The 63rd Annual Chamber Membership Dinner will be Friday, Jan. 25. More information will follow next week.   More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 2 FAMILY Connection Collaborative, noon, Family Learning Resource Center BIRTHDAYS: Kelly Day, Cade Alderman, Allison Howard Rust ANNIVERSARY: Mr. and Mrs. Nick Still   More...

Editorials

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Being nicer

Other Voices

I don’t usually make New Year’s resolutions because, for most of us, they seem impossible to keep.  We have good intentions, of course, when we resolve to put our bad habits behind us, to lose the extra 20 pounds or quit smoking or l More...

No hoarding this year

All That’s Fit to Print

The New Year’s edition of the paper prints early, so instead of continuing my annual closet purge, I have stopped to whip out a quick column.  While I whip out quick columns on a regular basis with an iffy success rate, my annual closet p More...

Obituaries

Charles Snow Retired

Charles William “Chuck” Snow, 76, died Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, following a heart attack at home.  More...

Britt Faircloth Sr. Veteran

George Britt Faircloth Sr., 82, of Tifton died Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta.  Mr. Faircloth was born Aug. 16, 1930, in Crisp County to the late Norman S. Faircloth and Myrtle Waldrip Faircloth. More...

Jim Holt Retired

Jim Holt of Colquitt died Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012, at his residence.  Mr. Holt was a retired salesman with Ace Hardware in Donalsonville and also worked for many years for Fudge Hardware in Colquitt. He was of the Baptist faith.  More...