May 1, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Yearbooks

The deadline for ordering ECHS yearbooks is May 10. Order forms can be picked up in the high school lobby and returned to yearbook advisor Cheri Harrell.  Parents can also order at www.early.k12.ga.us at the “Our Schools" tab. More...

Eight nominated for “Teacher of the Year”

The Early County School System recognizes outstanding teachers each year. Eight teachers are candidates for the 2012-2013 Early County System Teacher of the Year.  More...

26 pounds of drugs collected

The Early County Sheriff’s office collected 26 pounds of unused and expired prescription and over-thecounter medication Saturday during the DEA’s 6th National Drug Take Back Day.  This annual event is designed to help educate the pub More...

Other News

ECHS art exhibit thru May 8 at Maddox Memorial Library

An exhibit of artwork by ECHS students is on display at Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library through May 8. Some of the works are available for purchase. Clay pots not sold during the Look What’s Blooming event are also available for purchase. More...

Deal signs bill to strengthen public safety on Georgia’s waterways

Governor Nathan Deal has signed SB 136 which lowers the bloodalcohol content limit for boaters from a .10 to a .08 and increases penalties for those caught boating while intoxicated.  The legislation also serves to educate the public on boater More...

BSC students inducted into honor society

Forty-five Bainbridge State College students were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society April 22. “This is the largest number of inductees in our history” said Sheila McLendon, NTHS coordinator.  More...

Editorials

Other Voices

Just asking

Some random, perhaps irrelevant and certain rhetorical questions to start your day:  Why do people have to have allergies? Spring is the most beautiful time of year, yet I seem to sneeze my head off if I spend more than 10 minutes outside. More...

All That’s Fit to Print

Collecting memories

Since it is spring cleaning time for folks who do that kind of thing, it’s a good time to ask all of you to search through your old photos for pictures of times spent at Kolomoki Mounds. More...

Mumbles

Anybody seen my Zippy?

Little did I know I grew up with a celebrity, until this morning.  Remember the “D” words I mentioned last week? More...

Society

FBC children participate in state Bible drill

Four children from First Baptist Church of Blakely participated in the State Children’s Bible Drill held at the First Baptist Church of Moultrie on April 11.  The children advanced to the state drill after having successfully met the requi More...

Shop smart for Mother’s Day

Come spring, shoppers often ask, “What gift should I get Mom for Mother’s Day?” How do people transform the sentiments they have for their mother into gifts that represent love and devotion? More...

Congressman Bishop works to protect agriculture, food processing and pest control industries

Congressman Bishop, a member of the U.S. More...

Relay for Life

Rained out April 19, Relay For Life has been rescheduled for Friday, May 3 at Standifer Field. Survivors are invited to arrive as early as 5:30 p.m. to register and receive tshirts. The Survivor and Caregiver kick-off lap begins at 6 p.m. More...

Ladies’ event Saturday

First   Baptist Church is hosting a ladies’ event — FAITH, The Fabric of Our Lives — Saturday, May 4, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

Attention golfers!!!

The Blakely Town & Country Club will be holding 9- hole “Tuesday Dogfights” beginning Tuesday, May 7 at 6 pm. $10 to play and $10 for the pot. Handicaps will be established. Lowest score wins the pot money. More...

New Rotarians

Two new Rotarians were recently inducted into the Blakely Rotary Club: Dr. Murali Yelugapuri, left, pediatrician at Primary Care of Southwest Georgia, and Dr. Bronwyn Ragan- Martin, Early County School System curriculum director.   More...

Community Calendar

Here & There this Week

WEDNESDAY, MAY 1  BIRTHDAY: Stan Houston  THURSDAY, MAY 2  ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club  BIRTHDAYS: Emma Kate  Naramore, Phil Evans, Carolyn Hardy  ANNIVERSARY: Mr. & Mrs. More...

Early Memorial Nursing Home

~ Calendar of Events ~

May 4 - Blakely Mass Choir, 1:00 p.m. May 6 - Cinco de Mayo, 2:00 p.m. May 10 - Mother’s Day Celebration, 2:15 p.m. May 11 - Calvary Seventh Day Adventist, 3:00 p.m.  More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive Daily Events  May 6 — 10:30-11:30 - Rhythm band practice. Lunch: Salisbury steak, lima beans, mashed potatoes, wheat roll, Jello with fruit.   More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Living with hope in Christ Jesus

1 Peter 1  More...

CHURCH NEWS

First Baptist   First Baptist Church will host their 2013 ladies event Saturday, May 4, 9:30 a.m to 1 p.m., at the church. The theme is “Faith — The Fabric of Our Lives.” Pearl Phillips is the guest speaker. More...

Obituaries

Benjamin Cawthon Sr. Veteran

Benjamin Cawthon Sr., 70, of Blakely died Sunday, April 21, 2013, at his residence.  More...

Martha Dozier Teacher

Mrs. Martha Annette Hoover Dozier, 82, of 1174 Parksville Rd., Edison, Ga., died at her residence Thursday, April 27, 2013.  More...

Adele Powell Homemaker

Adele McFay Powell, 71, of Pensacola, Fla., died Sunday, April 28, 2013, after a lengthy illness.  Mrs. Powell was born in Bluffton, Ga., Aug. More...

Campus

ECES working to meet changing needs of students

Early County Elementary School strives to provide each child with the best education possible. More...

Collins named Distinguished Young Woman for 2014

Distinguished Young Women of Georgia, formerly Georgia’s Junior Miss Scholarship Program, held an atlarge event to select qualifying young women for the class of 2014 Feb. 23, 2013, at Colquitt County High School in Moultrie.  More...

ECHS to allow personal technology devices in class

The Early County School System is planning to offer a new service during the 2013- 2014 school year at Early County High School.  More...