April 30, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Nominations sought for GA Military Veterans’ HOF

The Georgia Military Veterans’ Hall of Fame is accepting nominations for the 2014 induction ceremony which is scheduled for Nov. 1, 2014. Nominations will be accepted through Aug. 29, 2014.  More...

ECHS art students exhibit

Early   County High art students’ work is on display through May 9 in the Singletary Conference Room at Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library. The public is invited to a reception for the students Thursday, May 1 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. More...

Honors Day at SGA May 6

Southwest   Georgia Academy will hold its annual Honors Day assembly Tuesday, May 6. The program will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the Joe Bryan auditorium.   More...

DOT cautions illegal signs on right-of-way

Signs on the state highway system must be approved and permitted to be placed on the right of way. Signs that advertise yard sales, real estate and/or political candidates are examples of signs that are prohibited.  More...

Other News

27th Annual Gnat Days May 2-3

The 27th Annual Gnat Days festivities in Camilla, Ga., kick off Friday, May 2 with a 5K race at 7 p.m. More...

Watch out for scholarship scams, warns BBB

Going to college is an exciting time for high school graduates and often an expensive one. More...

Highway fatalities down

Atlanta – The number of fatalities on Georgia highways fell again in 2013, the eighth straight year traffic crash deaths in the state have declined. More...

Religion

Jesus paid the price for man’s sin

Deuteronomy 6:13-16; Matthew 4:1-11  Testing is part of the process of developing any kind of object, material or system. Will the product or process, etc., do what it is designed to do? More...

CHURCH NEWS

Mount Gilead   Mount Gilead Baptist Church, Fort Gaines, is having “Days of Revival” through tonight, Wednesday, April 30 at 7 p.m. Bro. More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive Daily Events

May 5 — 10:30 - 11:30 - Rhythm band practice. Lunch: Cube steak with gravy, Pinto beans, okra & tomatoes, wheat roll, banana pudding. May 6 — 9:30 - MOVIE DAY! More...

Society

Chandler-Murray

Rachel Erin Chandler and Clyde Davis “Davy” Murray Jr. of Valdosta, Ga., are happy to announce their engagement and upcoming marriage.  More...

BIRTH

Justin and Dea Durden are proud to announce the birth of their son, Truett Cole Durden. Truett was born March 27, 2014, at 3:05 p.m. at Flowers Hospital in Dothan, Ala. More...

May 20 elections approaching

Voters must choose either a Republican or Democratic ballot when voting in the May 20 General Primary Election. More...

Advance voting underway

Advance voting for the May 20 General Primary Election began Monday and will continue through May 16. Voters must cast ballots in person and provide photo identification.  More...

Closing for renovations, store to remain Harveys

The Harveys supermarket in Blakely Corners is one of 14 Harveys stores scheduled to close Saturday, May 3 and reopen Friday, May 9 following minor renovations and system updates.  To ensure customer prescription needs are met, the Harveys pharma More...

Senior Day at ECHS Friday

Early   County High School will honor the seniors of 2014 Friday, May 2 at 9 a.m. in the auditorium.   More...

CHAMPS

The   Early County Sheriff’s Department and the Early County School System have joined forces to provide CHAMPS, an educational program for fifth graders. See page 8A.   More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30  BIRTHDAY: Stephen Jackson  THURSDAY, MAY 1  ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club  BIRTHDAY: Stan Houston  FRIDAY, MAY 2  BIRTHDAYS: Emma Kate Naramore, Carolyn Hardy, Phil Evans   More...

Editorials

I wasn’t chicken about being a judge

I spent about four hours on Saturday eating chicken. It wasn’t that I was that hungry. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Keeps those fans fanning

I like fans. I like the kind that are made of paper and fold up like accordions. I can even make that kind out of a piece of notebook paper. I spent many school days making fans instead of paying attention to the math lesson. More...

Obituaries

Zelda Kirkpatrick

Homemaker

Zelda Violet Oliver Kirkpatrick, 86, died Friday, April 25, 2014, at Early Memorial Nursing Home in Blakely.  Mrs. Kirkpatrick was born Aug. 16, 1927, in Wetzel County, W.Va., to the late Earnest Johnny Oliver and Grace Utt Oliver. More...

Pete Busby

Retired

Donald Lamar “Pete” Busby, 72, of Blakely, Ga., died Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at his residence.  Mr. Busby was born Sept. 18, 1941, in Early County, Ga., to the late Aritas Singleton Busby and Edna Williams Busby. More...

Willie Jewel McCoy

Retired

Willie Jewel McCoy, 76, of Blakely, Ga., died Thursday, April 17, 2014, at her residence.  Mrs. McCoy was born Sept. 20, 1937, to the late Dan Amos and Agnes Amos. More...

Campus

COLLEGE NEWS

Darton State College honored its top students April 23 at the 46th Annual Honors Awards Ceremony. Awards were presented for outstanding student activity, student honors, scholarship awards, and to students in each academic discipline.  More...