December 4, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

County awards contracts, enters one to maintain DOT right-of-way

The Early County Commissioners addressed a full agenda at their December meeting Monday night at the county annex.  Will Geer of Geer and Associates presented the 2013 audit report stating that Early County has a “very healthy, very solven More...

Come enjoy the sights and sounds of Christmas!

— First Annual — Community Cantata

Sunday, Dec. 8 at 6 p.m. at the Birdsong Warehouse FREE and open to the public!   More...

Blakely native honored by Atlanta Country Music HOF

Blakely native Jerry Wayne Murkerson was honored this past weekend during the Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame’s 32nd Annual Awards Celebration in Atlanta.  Jerry was inducted into the Hall of Honor for his contribution and achievement d More...

McDowell Scholarship

A scholarship has been established in honor of Thomas B. More...

Other News

Dos and don’ts of holiday shopping

Holiday shoppers need not risk financial peril if they shop smartly and heed some dos and don’ts of holiday shopping.  • Do set a budget. Establish what you can afford to spend on gifts and other seasonal trimmings early on. More...

Food drive successful

The Early County Sheriff’s Office collected a little over 1,000 pounds of nonperishable food items to be distributed to needy families in the community during the Thanksgiving holiday. More...

Energy assistance available

Georgia’s Energy Assistance Program opened Dec. 2 for all lowincome households that meet the eligibility requirements for the program. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Mary sings her praises to God

Luke 1:46-56  More...

St. Nick — Servant of God

The following article was submitted to the News by Stephen Posey in November 2007.  More...

CHURCH NEWS

Woman 2 Woman   More...

Breaking News - 12/8/2013 4:17 PM

Community Cantata tonight

Come enjoy the sights and sounds of Christmas!The first annual Community Canata will be tonight at the Birdsong Warehouse begining at 6 p.m. FREE and open to the public. Everyone is invited to come enjoy the music in a beatifully decorated setting! More...

Breaking News - 12/4/2013 1:24 PM

NOTICE: Detour scheduled for RR crossing repairs on U.S. 27 Bypass  Free Access 

The Georgia DOT has notified the News that Georgia Southwestern Railroad crews will be reconstructing the rail crossing on the U.S 27 Bypass next week. More...

“Meet Fitz Fulton...”

Wayne Foster brought a copy of an article featuring Lt. Col. Fitz Fulton by the News office last week. The article, including numerous photos, appears in the December 2013 Air & Space magazine published by the Smithsonian.  More...

Holiday burglaries, thefts

Authorities: Keep an eye on properties!

Authorities are asking residents to keep a close eye on their property and their neighbor’s properties during the holiday season. “Watch for anything unusual and call authorities at 723- 3577.”  More...

Christmas Open House Thursday

Get in the spirit at Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library's annual Christmas open house Thursday, Dec. 5, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Chamber ‘HOTS’ Dec. 14

The   20th annual Holidays on the Square sponsored by the Blakely- Early County Chamber of Commerce will be Saturday, Dec. 14 featuring a Christmas parade, live entertainment, arts and crafts, food vendors, a car show, 5K and fun run. More...

Shrine Club Raffle

The   Blakely Shrine Club is raffling a Henry Golden Boy .22 cal. magnum rifle and a case of shotgun shells. The drawing will be Dec. 14 during Holidays on the Square. Tickets are $5 each. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 4  FAMILY Connection Collaborative, noon, Family Learning Resource Center  THURSDAY, DEC. 5  “GET IN THE SPIRIT” Open House, 11 a.m. More...

Editorials

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Cap’n Crunch, please

Breakfast cereal used to be simple. More...

Political Cartoon

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Christmas ornaments

I put up the Christmas tree this past Saturday. It is a fake tree because I have found after years of picking live trees up off the floor that fake trees stand a better chance of, well, standing at our house.  More...

Society

Cannon-Absher

Jim and Dianne Trueblood of Cordele, Ga., and Billy and Lori Cannon of Blakely, Ga., announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Merry Courtney Cannon, to Travis Lee Absher, son of Mark and Ann Absher of Alston, Ga.  The More...

Students collecting coats

The Early County High School FBLA Club is collecting coats for their Annual Coat Drive now through Dec.19.  Coats of all sizes may be donated and dropped off in the front lobby of Early County High School.  Contact FBLA adviser, LaShonda Sm More...