April 3, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Look What’s Bloomin’

It’s spring and Look What’s Bloomin’ at the Library is coming up April 18 at Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library. Make plans to attend the library’s annual garden expo. More...

No vaccine for stomach virus

A virus that causes diarrhea, throwing up, nausea and stomach cramps is sickening people across Southwest Georgia and Public Health officials are urging residents to take special precautions to prevent the spread of the highly contagious disease.&nbs More...

City considering one-armed bandits

The Blakely City Council was scheduled to hold its April meeting Tuesday night at City Hall.  Action taken at the March council meeting included approval of the low bid of $169,864 from Altec for a bucket truck. More...

Chamber silent, live auction April 12

Dirt Road Sports humor will highlight the auction

The Blakely-Early County Chamber of Commerce will host a live and silent auction 6 to 8 p.m. April 12 at the Blakely Town and Country Club. More...

Other News

EC FACES honored

Tucked in rural southwest Georgia with a population of only 11,000, Early County may seem an unlikely recipient for hundreds of thousands of grant dollars. More...

Confederate memorial service in Albany

April is Confederate History and Heritage Month

Albany’s Lt. Col. Thomas M. Nelson Camp 141 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans will host a Southwest Georgia Confederate Memorial Service April 6 at the Confederate Memorial Park on Hwy. 91, Philema Road, 1/2 mile past Chehaw Park.  More...

GP makes food bank donations

Georgia-Pacific’s Cedar Springs employees recently collected canned goods and other nonperishable foods as a “We Care a Ton” community project. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Jesus was resurrected and lives today

Luke 24:36-53  Many people seem to live by the philosophy, “My mind is made up, don’t confuse me with the facts.”  More...

CHURCH NEWS

St. Maryland   Saint Maryland Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate their annual usher’s anniversary Sunday, April 7 at 3 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend.  Oakey Grove   More...

Campus

Students invited to participate in Congressional art competition

High school students from Georgia’s 2nd Congressional District are invited to participate in the 2013 Congressional Art Competition.   More...

Georgia adopts core standards for schools

Georgia has joined 44 other states, the District of Columbia, and two territories, along with the Department of Defense Education Activity, in formally adopting a set of core standards for kindergarten through high school in English language arts, ma More...

Junior ring day at SGA

Southwest Georgia Academy held its annual Junior Ring Day Friday, March 29, 2013, in a special assembly program.  Kendyl Carver, president of the junior class, welcomed the students and guests. More...

Vehicles stolen

A brief vehicle pursuit ended in a crash when the fleeing driver crashed and was arrested for auto theft.  A deputy attempted to stop the vehicle for traffic violations around 1:30 a.m. More...

Historical marker dedication

Bluffton   Baptist Church will host a Historical Marker dedication service Sunday, April 14 at 11 a.m., and invites the public to attend the service and covered dish luncheon immediately after the the dedication. More...

Security Finance robbed

The News learned Tuesday afternoon that Security Finance in Station West shopping center was robbed earlier in the day.  The News was unable to get complete details before going to press. More...

SGRITA: No timeline yet for wireless service

The Early County Commission held their April meeting Monday night at the County Administration building.  More...

Peanut Proud scholarship

Peanut Proud president Grimsley presented the 2013 Peanut Proud scholarship to V.K. Yemmireddy of Griffin who is pursuing a Ph.D. in food science at the University of Georgia.  More...

Community Calendar

Here & There this Week

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3  BIRTHDAYS: Tamra Riley, Thompson Miles  THURSDAY, APRIL 4  ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club  BIRTHDAY: Alex Knight  FRIDAY, APRIL 5   More...

Editorials

Other Voices

Battling side effects

I sometimes have a hard time sleeping, so I do what a lot of people suffering from insomnia do. I turn on the TV.  I guess we are all thinking that television in the middle of the night is so terrible that it will bore us back to sleep. More...

All That’s Fit to Print

The law of clutter

I am cleaning off counters this week and stumbled across this column from 2010. I’m still finding that time and stuff expands to fit the space. More...

Mumbles

Might fool me once...

I must be doing something right. Once again Judy didn’t scream “April Fool” at me. And she has had plenty of opportunities! For you new readers and any of our old ones that may have forgotten, Judy is my new bride. More...

Obituaries

Ollie Henderson Homemaker

Ollie M. Henderson, 88, of Blakely died Friday, March 22, 2013, at Pioneer Community Hospital.  Mrs. Henderson was born in Early County Nov. 22, 1924, to the late Susie Dunnell and Andrew Garrett. More...

Irene Kegler

Irene Jones Kegler, 59, of Blakely died Monday, March 25, 2013, at Pioneer Community Hospital in Blakely.  Mrs. Kegler was born in Blakely to the late Frank Jones and Ruther Bell Williams Jones. More...

E.C. Smith Jr. Retired

Emanuel Clement “E.C.” Smith Jr., 78, of Blakely died Thursday, March 28, 2013, at his residence.  More...