June 5, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Williams signs with Bengals

Former ECHS Bobcat standout Shawn Williams, ranked as the No. More...

Vehicles being targeted

Protect your valuables! More...

Other News

Commissioners address light agenda

The Early County Commissioners met Monday night at the County Annex to address a light agenda and accepted the low bid of $169,216 from Mid State Construction for road striping and other safety markings which will be funded by GDOT’s Safety Act More...

Soldier faces criminal allegations

A highly decorated Army sergeant at West Point Military Academy has been charged with secretly videotaping as many as 12 female cadets without their consent, including some as they showered, according to numerous media outlets last month.  More...

BSC thanks state leaders

Supporters of Bainbridge State College thanked state leaders, including visiting Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, last week for securing a $3 million expansion of a classroom building.  Lt. Gov. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Worship God with Thanksgiving

Isaiah 12  More...

CHURCH NEWS

Wesley Chapel   Wesley Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church and the Blakely Mass Choir will present an appreciation program for minister of music Frederick Shorter Saturday, June 8, 2013, at 6 p.m. at Wesley Chapel. Rev. More...

Obituaries

Lucille Keefer Retired

Lucille Ritchie Keefer, 94, of Lake Wales, Fla., died Friday, March 15, 2013, at the Groves Center in Lake Wales.  Mrs. Keefer was born in Miller County Jan. 21, 1919, to the late Ben and Fannie Sheffield Ritchie. More...

Dorothy Kochendofer

Dorothy Shepard Kochendofer, 62, of Blakely died Monday, May 20, 2013.  Mrs. Kochendofer was born in Blakely Dec. 24, 1950, to the late Johnny and Bernice Shepard. More...

Ashley L. James

Ashley L. James, 19, of Blakely, died Tuesday, May 21, 2013, in Thomasville, Ga.  Miss James was born in Blakely July 6, 1993, to Davis L. James ad Katracie Buggs.  More...

Campus

Retired educators attend convention

The Georgia Retired Educators Association held their state convention May 7 through May 9 in Stone Mountain, Ga. More...

Board makes staff changes at SGA

The Southwest Georgia Academy board of trustees has announced two changes in staff. More...

SGA celebrates Georgia Day

Southwest Georgia Academy fourth graders ended their year of Georgia studies with an exhibit of their work on Friday afternoon in the academy cafeteria.  While visiting many sites throughout the state and local areas, the students collected mate More...

Bagby state park privatized

George   T. Bagby in Fort Gaines is one of five Georgia state parks which will be soon be managed by a private, for-profit firm, Florida-based Coral Hospitality.  More...

Illegal dumpster abuse

Many of the county’s “green can” dumpsters are being abused by the dumping of items that should be taken to the landfill.  More...

Cancer survivor T-shirts

Relay for Life Survivor T-shirts are available at Family Connection FACES on the Blakely Bainbridge College Campus.  The t-shirts are available to all Early County cancer survivors. More...

Streets to be repaired soon!

Several streets in the city have been in a state of disrepair the past several months from sewer line repair of rain damage.  Drivers have had to use caution when they approach a small section of North Church which was washed out by heavy rains More...

Concussion testing for local athletes

The medical community and national media have been increasing awareness of the importance of properly diagnosing, and treating, concussions among athletes at all levels who participate in contact sports.  More...

Community Calendar

Here & There This Week

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5  FAMILY Connection Collaborative, noon, Family Learning Resource Center  BIRTHDAYS: Ed Toole Jr., Angie Durham, Brody Hall, Travis Henderson, June S. Jones, Roger McDowell  ANNIVERSARY: Dr. and Mrs. More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Dr.  More...

Early Memorial Nursing Home

~ Calendar of Events ~

June 7 - Shopping in Dothan at Wiregrass Commons Mall, 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. June 8 - Calvary 7th Day Adventist program, 2:00 p.m. June 10 - Price is Right, 2:00 p.m. June 11 - Watermelon on the Veranda, 3:00 p.m.  More...

Editorials

Other Voices

Wait for the DVD

I love movies. I used to love going to a theatre to see a movie. More...

All That’s Fit to Print

Thinking tomatoes

I have tomatoes on the vine. They are just babies, at least they were before Sunday night’s rain. I am thinking about how good they will be once they are fat and juicy and red and sliced up on a plate, the green plate I told you about.  More...

Mumbles

Already ‘teed” up for us!!!

“It will be interesting to see if our community will be able to “pull together” and make Peanut Proud an annual signature event in Southwest Georgia.”  I asked that question in April 2010.  More...

Society

Dunaway - Rish

W.C. More...

Vann-Naugher -White

The parents of Allison Vann-Naugher and Kevin Harold White are happy to announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.  The bride-elect is the daughter of Karen Childre and Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Vann, all of Rome, Ga. More...

WEDDING SUBMISSIONS

Wedding write-ups are to be submitted to the Early County News no longer than six to eight weeks after the ceremony. Brides are allotted a 1/4 page including the photo. Charges will apply for articles longer than the space allowed. More...