February 6, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

What holds 2013 for Early County?

Too often, too many things go unnoticed that impact our quality of life and that of our children. This week the News shares some plans and comments provided by School Superintendent Thomas Challender.  More...

Crash kills Blakely man

A Blakely man was killed Jan. 25 when the vehicle he was driving left the road and hit a tree.  Roosevelt Booker Jr., 62, was driving east on the Damascus- Hilton Road in a 2002 Ford Expedition at approximately 10 p.m. More...

Arming school personnel

In last week’s school safety article on the front page of the Early County News School Superintendent Thomas Challender stated he would authorize properly trained and qualified school personnel to carry weapons in the schools.  More...

Runoff Election Results

Results of Tuesday’s District 11 State Senate runoff election between Dean Burke and Mike Keown can be seen at earlycountynews.com. See next week’s News for election article.   More...

Hospital CEO meet & greet next Tuesday

Everyone is invited to come out and meet Pioneer Community Hospital of Early’s new CEO, Greg Havard and family. The meet and greet will be 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, at Funny Girl on Court Square. More...

Other News

Orrick sworn in as attorney

Kerry Ross Orrick was sworn in as an attorney licensed to practice law in the state of Georgia Thursday afternoon, Dec. 13, 2012. More...

Relay Events

Westview United Methodist Church is selling smoked pork chop plates with brown rice, green beans, rolls and pound cake Thursday, Feb. 28 from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. with proceeds benefitting Relay for Life. Plates can be picked up at the church. More...

Early Memorial Nursing Home

~ Calendar of Events ~

Feb. 9: Calvary 7th Day Adventist Program Feb. 12: Mardi Gras Party with Beta Club members Feb. 14: Valentine’s Party with Beta Club members Feb. 21: February Birthday Program Feb.  More...

Religion

God saves by grace through faith

Sunday School Lesson

Colossians 2:6-15  More...

Sons of Jubal to perform at FBC

Sons of Jubal will present two concerts Thursday, Feb. 7 at First Baptist Church in Blakely. More...

CHURCH NEWS

New Prospect  New Prospect African Methodist Episcopal Church will host a three night revival Feb. 6 with Rev. Kenneth Cody speaking, Feb. 7 with Evangelist Jerry Moore speaking, and Feb. 8 with Pastor Bobbie Well speaking. More...

Campus

Students honored at SGA

Southwest Georgia Academy has honored three students with nominations for special programs for students. These nominations were made by faculty members for programs that will take place during the summer of 2013.  More...

Bradford wins SGA spelling bee

Southwest Georgia Academy held its annual Scripps National Spelling Bee competition at the school Jan. 24. More...

Bainbridge College students honored fall semester

Bainbridge College has announced the names of students who were honored fall semester for being named to the dean’s list and the honors list.  To qualify for the dean’s list the student must have a 3.5 or higher term GPA with 12 or m More...

Breaking News - 2/12/2013 4:17 PM

Meet & Greet today!  Free Access 

Everyone is invited to come out and meet Pioneer Community Hospital of Early’s new CEO, Greg Havard and family this afternoon at Funny Girl on Court Square. The meet and greet will be 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. More...

Breaking News - 2/11/2013 1:07 PM

Schools closing at 1 pm  Free Access 

Early County schools are closing at 1 pm due to the heavy rains. Motorists are urged to drive with extreme caution. More...

Breaking News - 2/6/2013 7:58 AM

Burke defeats Keown

Dean Burke (7,738) defeated Mike Keown (5,507) in Tuesday’s State Senate runoff election with 58.42% of the votes. He carried five of seven counties, including Early County (442 - 320). More...

75 years...

It’s been 75 years since local citizens donated 1,200 acres to the state for the establishment of a state park. More...

Catchings’ musical saw

Photo by Ron Drew Early County resident Robert Catchings wowed those attending the opening of the Early County Museum’s Farm Center by playing several selections on his saw. More...

GED tutors needed

The   Literacy Task Force needs more tutors to help adults pursuing their GED finish and pass their exams.  Those who have taken the GED test, but not passed all five parts, have until the end of 2013 to pass or they will need to start over More...

Unsung Hero banquet Feb. 23

The   9th annual Unsung Hero Banquet celebrating Black History Month will be Feb. 23 at the Blakely Civic Center on Rose Drive.The time will be 6:30 p.m.   More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 6 FAMILY Connection Collaborative, noon, Family Learning Resource Center BIRTHDAYS: Deedie Nolen, James Phillip Wiley, Kayleigh Jones   More...

Editorials

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Twinkie renaissance

Other Voices

I was very excited to learn last week that Twinkies aren’t going the way of the dodo after all.  Hostess, the company that makes Twinkies and other snack foods, said it will sell its assets — including the iconic brands — to an More...

That’s how it began

All That’s Fit to Print

Kolomoki Mounds State Historic Park is celebrating its 75th birthday as a state park this year. We often take the park for granted, and many may not know the history of how the mounds became a state park. I’ll let the words of S.G. More...

Obituaries

Thelma Brown

Memorial services for Thelma B. Brown will be Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, at 6 p.m. at Jerusalem African Methodist Episcopal Church on Old Lucile Road in Blakely.   More...

Roosevelt Booker Jr. Retired

Roosevelt “Coot” Booker Jr., 62, of Blakely died Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, from injuries sustained in a car accident.  More...

Bill Gowan Retired

Justin Hendrick “Bill” Gowan, 86, died Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, at Flowers Hospital in Dothan, Ala.  Mr. Gowan was born in Early County Aug. 29, 1926, to the late Jim Gowan and Trudie Justice Gowan. More...

Society

What to expect with a civil ceremony

Many people dream of a wedding in a church or synagogue before dozens of family members and friends, while there are others who prefer to forgo the fanfare of a large wedding ceremony and are content with a civil wedding instead.  More...

Craft - Adams

Bobby Craft of Blakely and Sherry Norman of Damascus proudly announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Tiffany Suzanne Craft, to George Brian Adams III of Albany, son of George Brian Adams II of Jefferson, Ga., and Theresa A More...

McMullen reunion

It’s time again for the relatives and friends of brothers Clayton and Wilson McMullen to meet again for another reunion. Everyone is invited to come and catch up on family news.  The family will meet Feb. 23 at 10 a.m. More...