June 18, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

ECSS recognized for excellent financial reporting

The Early County Board of Education recently received the Award of Distinction for Excellent Financial Reporting by the Georgia Department of Audits and Accounts.  More...

Fireworks July 2

Everyone is encouraged to make plans to enjoy the annual patriotic fireworks display Wednesday, July 2 at the Ray Knight Sports Complex. The display is scheduled to begin at approximately 8:45 p.m.   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...

Other News

Lucky Friday the 13th catch

Bobby Summerset came by The News office late Friday with this big catfish he caught in a private pond near Blakely. More...

Greene addresses Pataula Bar; Stone elected president

State Representative Gerald Greene was guest speaker at the Pataula Bar Association June 12 at the Hub in Arlington. The association is made up of Superior and State Court judges and attorneys from the Pataula Judicial Circuit.  More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive Daily Events

June 23 — 9:30 - Movie Day! Lunch: Meat loaf with tomato sauce, mashed potatoes, green beans, wheat roll, fresh fruit. June 24 — 10:15 - 11:00 - Physical fitness. 11:00 - VNA Blood Pressure checks. More...

Religion

Find hope in the word of God

Nehemiah 7:1-7; Haggai 2:20-23; Zechariah 4  More...

THANKS

The Harris family would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for your visits, food, phone calls, flowers and, most of all, your prayers and support during the loss of my husband and our father, John Harris. More...

Flat Creek Baptist hosts Darkness to Light training

Flat Creek Baptist Church recently hosted a Darkness to Light training to help its members become more aware of the incidence of child abuse. More...

Agriculture

Longleaf pine: Past, present and future

The longleaf pine is a tree species that withstands hardships that many other trees can’t. It can survive hot fires, even as a seedling, that scorch and kill other trees and longleaf endures drought and infertile soils better than most. More...

Society

BIRTHS

Joseph and Victoria Bowen of Blakely, Ga., are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Everett Woodrow Bowen, born Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, at Flowers Hospital in Dothan, Ala. He weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces and was 20 1/4 inches long. More...

Ricketson-Brown vows exchanged

Miss Lyndsay Renea Ricketson and Mr. Robert Lowrey Brown were married at 7 p.m., Friday, January 17, 2014, at Mount Vernon Baptist Church in Sandy Springs, Ga.  More...

Gilbert places third in art show

Early County photographer Bobby Gilbert placed third with his photograph “Red Man” at the Southwest Georgia Regional Art Show June 12 at the Thronateeska Science Museum and Wetherbee Planetarium, located at 101 Pine Ave. More...

UGA Extension celebrating 100 years

Museum highlights milestones and events from UGA Extension’s history.

UGA Extension, a cooperative effort by federal, state and local government partners, celebrated its 100th anniversary May 15 with the opening of a multimedia museum exhibit in the Richard B. More...

Dothan man drowns in river Sunday

A Dothan man apparently drowned Sunday afternoon while swimming with friends in the Chattahoochee River near the George W. Andrews dam.  Friends reported seeing Stephen Williamson, 30, floating in the water around 4 p.m. More...

‘Lifetime’ trip passes through county

It would be interesting to know how many times Roger Howell has said “giddy up!” since he left his home in Erin, Tenn. last August.  More...

‘4th at the Fort’ activities

This year’s “4th at the Fort” will be another funfilled holiday in Fort Gaines! Activities begin at 10 a.m. at the Frontier Village. More...

Canning plant

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...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18  CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, noon, Alexander Building  BIRTHDAYS: Chris Purvis, Tim Jones  ANNIVERSARY: Mr. & Mrs. More...

Editorials

College athletes should be more thankful

We are on a direct course now to a time when we will pay college athletes for competing in their chosen sport.  I have mixed feelings about this, because I’ve always believed we do pay college athletes in the form of a college scholarship. More...

Food is southern comfort

A southerner’s life is bound in food. From a baby’s first taste of fresh creamed corn from a mother’s plate, it is food that comforts us and brings us together. More...

Political Cartoon

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Obituaries

Hubert Naramore

Retired

Hubert Lee Naramore, 91, of Cartersville, Ga., died Saturday, June 14, 2014, at his residence.  More...

Truman Glover Sr.

Shop Foreman

Truman Glover Sr., 71, of Blakely, Ga., died Wednesday, June 12, 2014, at his residence.  Mr. Glover was born Jan. 4, 1943, in Vada, Ga., to the late Lonnie Carnilious Glover and Hazel Sadler Glover. More...

Emory Black

Tax Assessor

James Emory Black, 82, of Leary, Ga., died Tuesday, June 10, 2014, at Calhoun County Nursing Home in Edison, Ga.  Mr. Black was born July 11, 1931, in Blakely, Ga., to the late E.M. Black and Beulah Smith Black. He was a U.S. More...

Campus

How to help children make new friends

Students learn lessons each day. While many of these lessons pertain to their coursework, kids pick up much more than book smarts from school, where kids first learn to cultivate friendships and build lasting relationships. More...

COLLEGE NEWS

Two area students, Asha Alexander of Edison and Donya Jenkins of Fort Gaines, graduated from Columbus State University following the spring 2014 semester.   More...