March 26, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Gamble new PCHE CEO

Pioneer Community Hospital of Early is moving toward the future with a new administrator. Allen Gamble assumed responsibilities as the new administrator March 14.  More...

Survivor Dinner April 7

Early   County cancer survivors are invited to attend the annual Relay for Life Survivor Dinner Monday, April 7 at 6 p.m. at the First Baptist Church fellowship hall.  All survivors and a guest are encouraged to attend. More...

Other News

Rotary honors STAR students, teachers

The Blakely Rotary Club and Chamber of Commerce honored the 2014 STAR students and teachers at a recent Rotary luncheon. More...

Super speeders beware

On average, there is a speed-related traffic death everyday on Georgia highways. Anytime motorists drive at illegal speeds they put themselves, their passengers, and other drivers and pedestrians at tremendous risk.  More...

Grand Re-opening at Pernickety

Pictured above at Pernickety’s recent Grand Re-Opening are (front, from left) Chamber president Melanie Brown, owners Charles and Krystle Sealy with Landon McCoy, Abby Masoner, Lynda Howard, Ju More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Are you willing to carry God’s message?

Zechariah 9:9, 10; Matthew 21:1-11  More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive

Daily Events   More...

CHURCH NEWS

Calvary   More...

Society

Colquitt Theater now under new name

The movies are coming back to Colquitt and the region. The old theater building on the Square, now called the Woodstork Theater, is under renovation and will open late summer to movie goers, community groups and special events.  More...

Historic walking trail opens in Columbia

The “What Was Here” walking trail in Columbia, Ala., sponsored by the Columbia Historical Society, will begin at 10 a.m. each Saturday in April. More...

University of Georgia Cooperative Extension offers Cooking School

The UGA Cooperative Extension in Early County is offering a new cooking school to reduce risk for cancer and other chronic diseases. More...

Peanut Proud photo galleries

Six Peanut Proud photo galleries have been uploaded to the Early County News website. Click on "Photo Galleries" to view the photos. More photos will be uploaded soon! More...

Ag Producer award

Early County farmer Lamar Willis was named the 2014 Ag Producer of the Year at Friday’s Farmer Appreciation Breakfast. More...

Austin Holley dies in Clay County wreck

A one vehicle wreck last week in Clay County claimed the life of Austin Holley of Blakely.  More...

GRSP student visits Rotary

The Blakely Rotary Club recently hosted a special guest, Saga Schéele of Sweden. More...

BEWARE:

Green Dot MoneyPak scam alert

ABlakely woman, a subscribe to the News, called the paper last week with a story of a phone call she received claiming her granddaughter was supposedly in trouble in Las Vegas.  More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26 LIONS CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club BIRTHDAYS: Misty Enfinger, Mason LaDuke, Kaye Hall THURSDAY, MARCH 27 ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club BIRTHDAYS: Hugh Redding, Adam Knight, Bryson M. More...

Editorials

Other Voices

Knuckleheads double dipping

I don’t know who I’m more disappointed in, the four knucklehead University of Georgia football players who were either stupid enough to think they could cash a check twice or brazen enough to think they could get away with it. More...

All That’s Fit to Print

There’s a method...

We’ve been playing tee ball for three years now. I shouldn’t say we, just Evan, and I shouldn’t say tee ball since we have graduated to a pitcher. Not the players mind you, but a coach. More...

Mumbles

‘Man of Constant Sorrow’

There was a quiet rumor on the Square Saturday afternoon that Luke Bryan might make a surprise appearance on stage.  Didn’t think it was likely. More...

Obituaries

Rodney Williams

Retired, Veteran

Rodney Paul Williams, 74, of Dothan, Ala., died Sunday, March 23, 2014, at Flowers Hospital.  More...

Julie Pickle

Bank Executive

Julie Oliver Pickle, 46, of Sparks, Ga., died March 20, 2014, at Cook Medical Center in Adel, Ga.  Mrs. Pickle was born Aug. 15, 1967, in Alma, Ga., to Rev. Tom and Betty Oliver. More...

Jesse Wilkerson

Retired

Jesse William Wilkerson, 84, of Blakely, Ga., died Thursday, March 20, 2014, at Early Memorial Nursing Home.  Mr. Wilkerson was born March 17, 1930, in Elba, Ala., to the late William Henry Wilkerson and Pearlie Mae Mathews Wilkerson. More...

Campus

SGA fifth-graders get a view of college life at BSC

Southwest Georgia Academy fifth graders got a view of college life recently when Dianne Houston brought 16 of her students to Bainbridge State College so they could broaden their horizons.  More...

SGA literary team advances to state competition

Southwest Georgia Academy students participated in the Region 3-AA literary competition March 14 on the campus of ABAC in Tifton, Ga.  More...

Week full of activities planned for ABAC homecoming

From prospective students visiting the campus on Stallion Day to the Folklife Festival at the Georgia Museum of Agriculture and Historic Village, alumni and friends will help Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College celebrate its week-long 2014 homecomin More...