March 13, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Five months and going well

Five months into the renovation of the Alexander Building on Court Square, passersby can expect to see structural steel going into the building next week. More...

Agricultural Producer of the Year

Everyone is encouraged to submit your nominations for the 4th annual “Agricultural Producer of the Year” award.  Nomination forms are available at the Early County Extension Office and online at www.earlycountynews.com and www.peanut More...

Kolomoki Easter Egg Hunt

Annual Easter egg hunt at Kolomoki to be held in evening

This year’s hunt will be be held on Saturday, March 30.  Don't forget your flashlight, because this year the hunt well be in the dark.  Volunteers are needed! More...

Community Calendar

Here & There this Week

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13  LIONS Club, noon, Blakely Town and Country Club  BIRTHDAYS: Leanne Lovering, Caroline W. Herrington  ANNIVERSARY: Mr. & Mrs. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Gabriel interprets Daniel’s dream

Daniel 8  More...

THANKS

The family of Mac Dunn Bryan would like to thank everyone for their kind expressions of sympathy, food, flowers, donations to our church, prayers and support during our time of grief. More...

CHURCH NEWS

St. Mary   St. Mary Missionary Baptist Church will have their annual youth revival March 13, 14 and 15 at 7:30 p.m. Guest speaker will be Rev. Cormerius Mills of Edison. Everyone is invited to attend.  Bright Star   More...

Obituaries

Johnny Turner Jr.

Business Owner   Johnny Davis Turner Jr., 63, of Miami, Fla., died Saturday, March 2, 2013, in Ashford, Ala.  Mr. Turner was born in Bluffton, Ga., Oct. 8, 1949, to Johnny Davis Turner Sr. and the late Doris Hill. More...

Bobby R. Smith

Self-Employed   Bobby R. Smith, 54, of Blakely died Saturday, March 2, 2013, in Blakely.  Mr. Smith was born Jan. 28, 1959, in Bartow, Fla., to Bobby Ray Smith of Blakely and the late Helen Lamb Watson. More...

Homer White Jr.

Retired   Homer White Jr., 73, of Blakely died Tuesday, March 5, 2013, at Pioneer Community Hospital of Early.  Mr. White was born Jan. 27, 1940, in Blakely, to the late Homer White Sr. and Lucy Elizabeth Whatley White. More...

Campus

Students to participate in honor band

Members of the Early County High School and Middle School Band of Blue, under the direction of Roy Rasheed, recently participated in the 2013 District 2 Honor Band Feb. 22-23 at the Georgia Baptist Conference Center in Norman Park.  More...

Police officers visit FBC kids

Capt. Will Caudill and Sgt. Tonya Tinsley recently visited the kids at First Baptist Church Weekday Education. They taught the children that the police are their friends and also what police do. Pictured above are, from left, Capt.  More...

Still places in ABAC pageant

Jessie Still, a sophomore from Blakely, was named the second runner up in the recent Ms. ABAC event at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.  Still is a journalism and mass media major. Kristen Ray from Waycross was crowned Ms. More...

Peanuts get a boost!

With the record peanut crops from the past two years and increasing prices of other commodities, peanut farmers were looking to cut back their peanut acreage this season in favor of planting more corn and cotton.  That thinking changed, however More...

March county meeting

Sheila Freeman, executive director of Spring Creek Health Cooperative, gave Early Commissioners an update on services at their March 4 meeting at the County Administration Building.  More...

Peanut Proud

Another ‘special’ Saturday

Maybe they won’t be hitching mules to their farm wagons as was done by their ancestors during times gone by (see page 5), but they will be making their way to Court Square in Blakely Saturday, March 23 for the 5th Annual Peanut Proud. More...

Play Ball!

Opening Day of youth baseball and softball gets underway Saturday at Ray Knight Sports Complex. Activities begin at 9:45 a.m.   More...

Editorials

Other Voices

The forecast

Three times in the last few weeks, the weatherman has predicted that up to an inch of snow would fall in Gainesville.  And three times in the last few weeks, the newspaper, in our ongoing endeavor to keep you informed, wrote stories about how th More...

All That’s Fit to Print

Time really slips away

On Saturday, when I mentioned the time was changing, I was met with the question “does this mean you are going to be in a bad mood for two weeks?” I don’t like to think of it as a bad mood. More...

Mumbles

It’s in the air again!!!

During times gone by, Saturdays on Court Square in Blakely were special. Saturdays were the day citizens, farmers and families across Early County would “make their way to town.”  More...

Society

Simple ways to save on your wedding

While many couples find the cost of a wedding is well worth it, others would like to find ways to save so their big day isn’t a budgetbuster. More...

Houston to celebrate 100th birthday

Clara Price Houston will celebrate her 100th birthday March 16, 2013, with her family at a dinner in Colquitt at the nursing home where she resides.  More...

Corbitt celebrates 93rd

Obadiah Corbitt of Blakely celebrated his 93rd birthday Saturday, March 2 with family and friends at the home of his son and daughter-inlaw, Johnny and Mildred Corbitt. Mr. Corbitt was born in Henry County, Ala., March 2, 1920.  More...