May 15, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Peace named ECSS “TOY”

Early County High School teacher Michelle Peace was named Teacher of the Year Tuesday, May 14 at a special program honoring eight nominees and 15 retiring school system employees.  More...

Southwest Georgia Academy graduation Friday May 24

See graduation details in next week’s Early  County News.   More...

SGA grandparents meeting

Attention   SGA grandparents! The final grandparents meeting of the school year will be Thursday, May 16 at 2 p.m. in the cafeteria.   More...

Other News

USDA announces sign-up dates for the Conservation Reserve Program

The USDA reminded farmers and ranchers this week that the U.S. Department of Agriculture will conduct a four-week Conservation Reserve Program general sign-up beginning May 20 and ending June 14.  More...

GSWCC offers electronic notifications

Individuals currently holding a land-disturbing certification issued by the Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission should be aware that expiration warnings are not mailed to individuals whose certifications are set to expire.  More...

NOTICE

Early County Elementary School invites all parents to participate in a planning meeting for the 2013- 2014 school year.  A planning meeting is scheduled for Monday, May 20 at 4 p.m. in the ECES cafeteria. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Have active hope while serving God

1 Peter 4  More...

CHURCH NEWS

St. John   St. John Millplace Baptist Church is hosting their annual revival services now through May 15 beginning at 7 p.m. each night. Everyone is invited to attend.  Bright Star   More...

Obituaries

Myra Roland DuBose

Homemaker

Myra Thelma Roland DuBose, beloved mother and grandmother, died May 6, 2013, in Oxford, N.C. She was 83. More...

Pauline Odell Eubanks Tarver

Retired

After 96 memorable years on this earth, Pauline Eubanks Tarver went to meet her maker on May 9, 2013, and be reunited with the love of her life, James Bertram Tarver. More...

Anna Edge

Homemaker

Anna Hightower Edge, 84, of Canton, Ga., died Thursday, May 9, 2013, at her residence. More...

Sports

SGA Warriors advance in baseball playoffs

For the first time since 2009, the Warriors of Southwest Georgia Academy are in the Elite Eight. More...

Davison signs track scholarship

Early County High School senior Jonathan Davison signed a track scholarship with Brewton-Parker College Monday, May 13 as his mother, Sarah DuChaine, and coaches Margaret Winkler, Jay Winkler and Craig Storey, and principal David Ferry looked on. More...

Keeping kids active once the school year ends

In many ways, today’s kids have busier schedules than any previous generation of youngsters. More...

Georgia-Pacific acquires Buckeye Technologies

Georgia-Pacific is acquiring Buckeye Technologies, a company operating manufacturing facilities in the United States and Germany.  The purchase agreement was unanimously approved April 24 by both companies’ boards of directors.  More...

Student dies in bus wreck

A 10-year-old Clay County girl was killed in a school bus accident Tuesday, May 7 on Highway 39 south of Fort Gaines.  The accident and death of Pataula Charter Academy fourth grader Jordyn Doughtie was an emotional blow for the students, staff More...

Rural fire improvements

The recently completed firehouse and new fire truck in Hilton are part of a plan to improve rural fire protection in Early County and lower ISO insurance rates in the unincorporated areas.  The new firehouse is located on Highway 370 just below More...

Jay Winkler named to 40 under 40

Early County High coach and teacher Jay Winkler was one of Southwest Georgia’s 40 Under 40 honored by the Albany Herald.  More...

Community Calendar

Here & There this Week

WEDNESDAY, MAY 15  CHAMBER of Commerce, noon, FUMC fellowship hall  BIRTHDAYS: Brandi R. More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive Daily Events   More...

Early Memorial Nursing Home

~ Calendar of Events ~

May 16 - National Nursing Home’s Royal Court Party, 2:00 p.m. May 18 - Pentacostal Friendship Holiness, 2:00 p.m. May 20 - Pet Visit with “Bark in the Park” winner, 2:00 p.m. May 24 - Celebrating Memorial Day, 2:30 p.m.  More...

Editorials

Other Voices

Did you know?

Turns out my childhood Saturday mornings, sitting in front of the TV with a bowl of Cap’n Crunch, were a lie.  Quite by accident this week, I learned that coyotes are faster than roadrunners. More...

Mumbles

Good Luck & call!!!

Congratulations to all our graduates! You have reached a milestone in your life that you will forever look back on.  Plenty of time for that, however. More...

All That’s Fit to Print

Making messes in life

Many moons ago, I decided to make biscuits from scratch. No mixes, no exploding cans, no frozen dough. I did not consult a cookbook for a recipe, but winged it instead. I mixed flour and shortening and liquid. More...

Society

Organizing a family reunion

Family reunions are a great way for families to maintain a bond and stay abreast of the latest happenings within the family. Some families host an annual reunion, while others go years between reunions. More...

Hiring a babysitter takes careful consideration

One of the primary roles of parents is ensuring their children are safe and well-cared for and receive the necessities in life. But sometimes parents need time away from the kids to recharge their batteries. More...

Campus

SGA kindergarten Class of 2013

Julie Ginn and Donna Bundrick celebrated the end of another school year with this year’s kindergarten class. With 16 children, they have had a year of learning and fun at Southwest Georgia Academy.  More...

Helpful hints when choosing a college

High school seniors may be preparing for prom or getting ready to receive their diplomas, but high school juniors may be spending their time investigating various colleges.  More...

SGA students take tour of the state

Southwest Georgia Academy’s fourth grade class left the school Friday, March 1 for a trip to Atlanta as a part of their study of Georgia history. More...