June 4, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

First garbage compactor to be operational by July 1

The Early County Commissioners moved closer to completion of the first garbage compactor site Monday night at the June commission meeting. More...

Forgotten, soon to be gone...

Look to the west on North Main just off Court Square. Another piece of the community’s history, already long forgotten by most, is about to vanish with the demolition of the old Fuqua Mule Barn.  More...

Lane shift on U.S.27

The   DOT has announced a lane shift on U.S. 27 between the Bluffton bypass and Carnegie Vilulah Road in Randolph County so contractors can remove the old roadway and begin construction of the new southbound roadbed.   More...

Other News

Democratic Party of Early County organization meeting

Kattie Vinson Kendrick, 2nd Congressional District chair for the Democratic Party of Georgia, has announced the appointment of Peggy Swann Cherry as acting county chair and Tamye Riggs as acting county secretary, calling for an organizational meeting More...

Love reunion held recently

The Love reunion was held recently at Blakely Church of God. Pictured above are the surviving children of Dennis and Gertrude Love. More...

Albany Chamber honors Rep. Greene

Representative Gerald Greene was honored by the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce Legislative Affairs Committee recently during the annual appreciation luncheon thanking the area’s delegation for a “successful 2014 General Session.”&n More...

Religion

To obey is better than sacrifice

Haggai 1:12-2:9  More...

CHURCH NEWS

Allen Chapel   Allen Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church will host their annual Men and Women’s Day program Sunday, June 8 at 2 p.m. The special speaker will be Rev. Hewlett Powell. Everyone is invited to attend. More...

Society

DAR meets at Tarrer Inn

The Peter Early Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution met at Tarrer Inn in Colquitt on May 15 with Susan Pettus serving as hostess.  Henrinel Middleton, southwest Georgia educator, gave the program. More...

Spring social

The Camerata Club held its spring social on Tuesday, May 22, 2014, in Eufaula, Alabama, hosted by Ed and Paige Garrison of Ft. Gaines. Jaleel Grier and Paige provided entertainment, performing a duet for flute entitled Sonata No. More...

RECIPES

Almond Punch 1 large can frozen orange juice 1 small can frozen lemonade 1 large can apricot nectar 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 to 3/4 small bottle almond extract Mix frozen juices according to directions& More...

PCHE named to GHA patient safety honor roll

Pioneer Community Hospital of Early has been named to the Georgia Hospital Association’s Partnership for Health and Accountability Core Measures Honor Roll.  More...

Collins to compete in Miss GA pageant

Marlena Collins, Miss Georgia State University, will compete for the title of Miss Georgia in Columbus June 18 through June 21.  More...

Four charged with murder in Ft. Gaines

Investigation into the death of a man whose body was found in a Fort Gaines street Thursday morning has led to four arrests, according to the GBI which assisted the Fort Gaines Police Department.  More...

Canning plant schedule

The   Early County High School food processing plant operated by the Vocational Agriculture Department will be open 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. More...

Junior Ranger Camps

Children ages 8-12 are invited to become a ranger for a week during Junior Ranger Summer Camps at Kolomoki Mounds State Historic Park and George T. Bagby State Park.  More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 4  FAMILY CONNECTION COLLABORATIVE, noon, Family Learning Center  ANNIVERSARIES: Mr. & Mrs. Leon Carpenter, Mr. & Mrs. More...

Editorials

One ringy dingy, two ringy dingys...

I recently started a new job, and almost everything is going very well. More...

Nutgrass makes you sturdy

In a discussion one day last week, the topic of how different people are today than back in the day. Back in the day, of course, is when we all grew up, the geezers, that is. More...

Political Cartoon

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Obituaries

Virginia Loyed

Homemaker

Virginia Studstill Loyed, 95, of Dothan, Ala., formerly of Valdosta, Ga., died Monday, June 2, 2014, at Wesley Manor in Dothan.  Mrs. Loyed was born Dec. More...

Johnnie Landrum

Homemaker

Johnnie Sams Landrum, 83, died Thursday, May 29, 2014, at the residence of her daughter, Sondra Alexander, in Blakely, Ga.  Mrs. Landrum was born Jan. 30, 1931, in Meridian, Miss., to the late Jimmy Sams and Laura Smith. More...

Bertha Coleman

Retired

Bertha Mae Daniels Coleman, 79, of Blakely, Ga., died Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at Early Memorial Nursing Home.  Mrs. Coleman was born Sept. 17, 1934, in Blakely to the late Dessie R. Johnson and J.W. Daniels Sr. More...

Campus

COLLEGE NEWS

ABAC   Students who achieved academic excellence in their course work during the spring term were recently recognized at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.  More...