April 2, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Online voter registration

Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp has launched online voter registration and a mobile application that enables voter registration and will have all the capabilities of “My Voter Page.”  More...

2014 General Assembly ends with “Sine Die”

By Representative Gerald Greene  The 2014 legislative session came to an end March 20 with “Sine Die,” a Latin term meaning “without assigning a day for further meeting.”  More...

Fun Day at BSC here April 12

Bainbridge   State College, Early County campus, will have their 2nd Annual Charity Fun Day Saturday, April 12 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.  More...

Kolomoki Night Easter Egg Hunt

Make plans to join everyone for the Kolomoki Mounds State Park Easter Egg Night Hunt 7 p.m. to 9 p.m Saturday, April 19.  The EGG-citing event will be at Group Camp Hicita. More...

Other News

Lancer joins Southwest Georgia Farm Credit

Southwest Georgia Farm Credit is pleased to announce that Jessica Lancer has joined the staff as a client relations specialist. She is a graduate of Georgia Southern University with a bachelor’s degree in finance. More...

Georgia welcomes Supreme Court decision

Gov. Nathan Deal applauded a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision to seek input from U.S. Solicitor General Donald Verrilli before allowing Florida to move forward with its water-related lawsuit against Georgia.  More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Dr. Daily Events

April 7 — 10:30 - 11:30 - Rhythm band practice. Lunch: Cube steak with peppers and onion gravy, pinto beans, okra and tomatoes, wheat roll, banana pudding. April 8 — 10:15 - 11:00. Physical fitness. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Jesus cleanses the temple

Isaiah 56:6-8; Jeremiah 7:8-15; Mark 11:15-19  More...

CHURCH NEWS

First Assembly   More...

Society

Bednarz-Watson

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph J. Bednarz Jr. of Conyers, Ga., announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Jane Brantley Bednarz, to Joshua Ryan Watson, both of Covington, Ga. Mr. Watson is the son of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Annual Charity Fun Day planned at Bainbridge College

Bainbridge State College, Early County campus, will have their Second Annual Charity Fun Day Saturday, April 12 from 8 a.m. More...

“Hard Hat Party” rescheduled

The hard hat renovation celebration for Colquitt’s Woodstork Theater has been rescheduled for Friday, April 18 at 6 p.m., right before the Mayhaw Festival Concert on the Colquitt Square.  Bring your lawn chairs and join everyone for free l More...

‘Sweeping’ gun law passes

The Georgia Legislature passed a sweeping gun bill that will allow concealed carry in bars, unsecured areas in airports, places of worship that ‘opt-in,’ and some government buildings.  HB 60 passed the Senate last week 112-58. More...

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Farm Bill meetings

U.S. Farm Bill education will be the focus of an upcoming series of meetings coordinated by University of Georgia agricultural economists.  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...

Administrative Professionals Luncheon

The annual Adminstrative Professionals Luncheon will be Wednesday, April 23 at the Chamber Bynum Conference Center. For more information, call the chamber at 723-3741.   More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2  BIRTHDAYS: Jason Clinkscales, Logan Weller, Brooke Jones  THURSDAY, APRIL 3  ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club  BIRTHDAYS: Ben Yelverton, Thompson Miles, Tamra Riley, Johnny Rogers  FRIDAY More...

Editorials

Other Voices

‘Zero-tolerance’ for bad rules

I fear for the death of common sense in our country.  It seems that every time I read the newspaper or watch TV, I see a news story about some “zero-tolerance” policy that completely defies logic, and sadly, it seems many of these in More...

All That’s Fit to Print

And ‘hats off’ for Tiny

This is a somewhat true story. It happened in a little town that has more good stories and more unusual names per capita than any place I know.  I passed a church revival sign the other day and it reminded me of a story too good not to share. More...

Political Cartoon

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Obituaries

Juanita Wilson

Teacher/Librarian

Juanita Grimsley Wilson, 94, passed away peacefully March 31, 2014, at Early Memorial Nursing Home in Blakely, Ga.  More...

Buddy Chapman

Retired

William David “Buddy” Chapman, 81, of Dothan, Ala., died Monday, March 31, 2014, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan.  More...

Cheryl Strickland

U.S. Army Veteran

Cheryl Anne Strickland, 53, of Donalsonville, Ga., died Saturday, March 29, 2014, at her residence.  More...

Campus

DAR announce essay winners, Good Citizens

Ashton Pyle has been named as Early County’s DAR Good Citizen by the Peter Early Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Her selection was based on the qualities of dependability, service, leadership and patriotism. More...

ECMS students compete in writing competition

Students at Early County Middle School recently participated in the Young Georgia Authors writing competition. More...

COLLEGE NEWS

ABAC  President David Bridges will recognize 493 students who qualified for honor student status at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College during honors day ceremonies April 9 at 3 p.m. in Gressette Gym.  More...