January 16, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Baby Land

“Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto Me; for such is the Kingdom of Heaven.” — Matthew 19:14  The scripture is inscribed on a marker in the Blakely Cemetery. More...

Vehicle owners BEWARE!

New title tax law takes effect March 1

Vehicle owners need to be aware of two major provisions of House Bill 386 which will impact vehicle purchases beginning March 1.  The so-called “birthday tax” Georgia vehicle owners pay will end in March for people who purchase a new More...

Other News

Bishop to be presented award

Pataula Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge Joe C. Bishop will be among the recipients of the 14th Annual Justice Robert Benham Award for Community Service Feb. 26 at the State Bar of Georgia in Atlanta.  More...

Brooks named to leadership class

Charles Brooks Jr. of Blakely has been named to the Leadership Georgia Class of 2013.  More...

Council on Aging to hold public hearings

The SOWEGA Council on Aging will hold two public hearings this month, one Jan. 15 at 1:30 p.m. in Bainbridge and one Jan. 23 at 1:30 p.m. in Albany.  More...

Religion

Make Christ the center of all things

Sunday School Lesson

Philippians 3:1-11  More...

CHURCH NEWS

New Hope  New Hope Pentecostal Deliverance will host revival services Jan. 10 and Jan. 11 beginning at 7:30 p.m. each night. For more information call 229-308-9351. St. John  More...

Obituaries

Maston H. White

Maston Harrell White, age 77, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Dec. 18, 2012, at Brightmoor Hospice in Griffin, Ga., following a lengthy battle with cancer.  More...

Tina Stevenson Retired

Ernestine “Tina” Stevenson, 71, of Holbrook, Ariz., died Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, at her residence.  More...

Brownie Pugh

Brownie M. Pugh, 94, of Blakely died Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, at Early Memorial Nursing Home.  Mrs. Pugh was born in Blakely May 17, 1918, to the late Clifford and Lillie Latimer.  She was preceded in death by her husband.  More...

Breaking News - 1/21/2013 10:41 AM

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade  Free Access 

MLK Day program at Mt. Olive M.B.C. at 6 p.m.

There will be a parade today at 3 p.m. The parade will line up at 2 p.m. at the Bessie Scott Gym on Howell St. The parade starts at 3:00 p.m. More...

Breaking News - 1/18/2013 4:35 PM

BISHOP STATEMENT REGARDING MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. HOLIDAY  Free Access 

Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) released the following statement Friday to commemorate the upcoming Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday on Monday, January 21, 2013. Martin Luther King, Jr. More...

They’re back!

2013 General Assembly convened Monday

As it has been in recent years, the major task for lawmakers when the 2013 session of the Georgia General Assembly convened Monday is to balance the state budget.  More...

Council eyes pay raise

The Blakely City Council heard the first reading of an ordinance increasing the pay for council members at their Jan. 8 council meeting at City Hall.  If approved by the council at their Feb. More...

Looking back at the stories in 2012

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

(Publisher’s note: This is the fourth and final look back at some of the stories which made the headlines and made  2012 the year it was.... in our community.)  October  More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 16 CHAMBER of Commerce, noon, FUMC fellowship hall BIRTHDAYS: Emma Hallmon THURSDAY, JAN. 17 ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club   More...

Editorials

Political Cartoon

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Talking fork?

Other Voices

I’m something of a nerd when it comes to electronic gadgetry, so I always look forward to the annual International Consumer Electronics Show where a whole slew of new gizmos are announced.  More...

The python hunt is on

All That’s Fit to Print

The great python hunt in south Florida began Saturday with almost 800 people signing up to participate. More...

Campus

GED test changing

The GED testing service announced that the current version of the GED test will expire at the end of 2013. The current version, known as the 2002 Series GED test, will be replaced with the new 2014 GED test Jan. 2, 2014.  More...

ECES students compete in spelling bee

Fourth and fifth grade students at Early County Elementary School recently competed in an oral spelling bee that was sponsored by the Georgia Association of Educators.  The rules and guidelines were followed according to the Scripps National Spe More...

Dr. King program and parade scheduled

The annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade and Program will be Monday, Jan. 21.  More...