May 28, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Sol defeats Glass Mixed drink vote passes

In last week’s General Primary election Charlie Sol defeated incumbent District 3 county commissioner Jody Glass 235 to 85 on the Democratic ballot. More...

Mr & Miss ECHS

Seniors Chandler Sumner and Ashton Pyle have been named 2014 Mr. and Miss ECHS.  Chandler has been active during his high school years, most recently being named STAR student, senior superlative and most likely to succeed. More...

Have a safe Summer!

Watch next week’s paper for  Summer Safety  Tips from  Sheriff Price.   More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, MAY 28  LIONS CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club  ANNIVERSARIES: Mr. & Mrs. Blake Shierling, Mr. & Mrs. More...

Logan speaks at Rotary

Taft Logan, recipient of the 2013 Rotary Youth Leadership Award recently addressed the Blakely Rotary Club discussing his experiences at the RYLA camp in Americus.  Taft is the 17-year-old son of Chris Logan and Jennie Clark and grandson of Rota More...

Jaa Tucker sentenced

The News has learned that ex-Georgia State Trooper Jaa Tucker, 33, of Early County pleaded no contest May 20 to two counts of Violation of Oath of Office by a Public Officer.  More...

Religion

Be faithful to God’s divine directive

Haggai 1:1-11  More...

CHURCH NEWS

Area Ministers   All area ministers are invited to a time of fellowship and prayer at First Assembly of God Wednesday, May 28 at 10 a.m. Please call Rev. Jerry Murkerson at 229-400-0293 if you need directions or have questions. More...

Society

Bernstein-Burch

Jeff and Susan Bernstein of Winder, Ga., are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Stacey Dawn Bernstein, to Jeremy Andrew Burch, both of Athens, Ga., the son of Jarrell and Celeice Burch of Baker County, Ga.& More...

Bruner-McMullen

Mr. and Mrs. More...

Cleveland reunion June 7

The Cleveland Reunion will take place Saturday, June 7, at 11:30 a.m., at the Bluffton Community Center.  All friends and family are invited to enjoy food and fellowship.  For more information, please contact Warren Cleveland at 723-5629 or More...

ECHS graduation

152 turn tassels before packed crowd Saturday

One hundred and fifty two Early County High graduates turned their tassels and walked the stage for their diplomas before a packed crowd during Saturday morning’s graduation exercises. More...

SGA graduates 31

Thirty-one seniors received diplomas during the 2014 graduation exercises Friday night in the Wayne Proffitt Jr. Gymnasium in Damascus. More...

Powerball winner was from Dothan

A$   1 million winning ticket being sold in Early County, the past week swirled with speculation and suspense surrounding the identity of the May 17 Powerball winner.  The winning ticket was sold at Riverside Travel Center at the intersecti More...

Dr. Crowdis Run July 19

The   18th edition of the Dr. James H. Crowdis Run will be Saturday, July 19 at First United Methodist Church.  Runners and walkers will compete for awards and there will also be team competition. More...

Editorials

500 channels and nothing to watch

I fired my cable company over the weekend and, man, did it feel good.  It had been a long time coming. I frequently had billing issues. The internet service, while fast when it worked, often didn’t. More...

Political Cartoon

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Just popped in my head!

Sometimes things just pop into my head. Like how to spell biddy as in chicken biddy. More...

Obituaries

Clarence Simpson

Retired Steelworker

Clarence James Simpson, 95, died Monday, May 26, 2014, at Early Memorial Nursing Home.  Mr. Simpson was born Jan. 15, 1919, in Blountstown, Fla., to the late William Alexander Simpson and Dannie Lee Spurlock Simpson. More...

Saralyn Durham

Homemaker

Saralyn Louella Scarborough Durham, 85, of Blakely, Ga., died Monday, May 26, 2014, at Pioneer Community Hospital of Early.  Mrs. Durham was born March 1, 1929, in Cadwell, Ga., to the late William Tullie Scarborough and Trellie B. More...

Juanita Smith

Juanita Holmes- Smith, 56, died Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at Houston Medical Center in Warner Robins, Ga.  Mrs. Smith was born March 3, 1958, in Sanford, Fla., to Daisy Mae Holmes. More...

Campus

CTAE students recognized

The Early County Department of Career, Technical and Agricultural Education awards ceremony was held May 8 in the Early County High School cafeteria. CTAE students were recognized for excelling in academia, leadership and competitive events. More...

FCCLA members attend state meeting

By Riley Jo Rayburn  Early County High School FCCLA members visited the Classic Center in Athens, Ga., March 20-22 for state meeting with sponsor Tonja Bridges. This year’s theme was “Code Red.”  More...

Darton State dean’s and merits lists

Darton State College has released their dean’s and merit lists for the spring 2013 semester. More...