December 3, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Deal appoints Baxley to Pataula judgeship

The News learned Tuesday afternoon that local attorney and State Court Judge Thomas H. Baxley has been appointed by Gov. Nathan Deal to fill the vacant seat on the Pataula Judicial Circuit Superior Court bench.   More...

Camerata Christmas concerts

The   Camerata Chorus will present their 43rd annual Christmas Concert — “A Christmas Blessing” — Dec. 7, 8 and 9 at 5 p. m. and 7 p. m.  The opening concerts will be at the First Baptist Church in Eufaula.  More...

Other News

Wilbourn joins Early County Extension office staff

Kaci Wilbourn is the newest member of the Early County Extension office staff. Kaci is serving as the Early County AmeriCorps VISTA and will assist with the 4-H program for a one year term. More...

ECHS JROTC to host Military Dining-Out event

The Early County High School JROTC department will host their first formal Military Dining-Out dinner Dec. 19 at 7 p.m. in the school cafeteria. Tickets are $10. For more information please contact, CW2 Jones, JROTC department at 723-3006.   More...

Immunizations important for adults, too

New parents can easily become overwhelmed by the number of pediatrician visits their children need. By the time a child celebrates his or her fifth birthday, he or she has seemingly been administered dozens of immunizations.  More...

Religion

Worship the majesty of Jesus Christ

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First Methodist Church to have live Nativity

The Blakely First United Methodist Church Kingdom Kids/Xtreme will present a Live Nativity Wednesday, Dec. 17, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. The Kingdom Kids ages three to five will participate from 5:30 p.m. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Camerata Chorus   More...

Society

Ready your home for holiday guests

The holiday season is about more than just rushing to stores to stock up on presents. Socializing and hosting friends and family members to catch up on a year’s worth of news also makes this time of year so special.  More...

Christmas tidbits to put you in the holiday spirit

The holiday season has arrived, and millions of people across the globe will be celebrating Christmas with their families and friends. More...

ECC Retired Educators meet in Arlington

The Early-Clay- Calhoun Retired Educators Association met at The Hub in Arlington, Nov. 18 at 2:30 p.m.  More...

“A Christmas Celebration”

Everyone is invited to come enjoy the 2nd Annual Community Christmas Cantata Sunday, Dec. 7 at 6 p.m. at the Birdsong Warehouse. More...

Think ‘refriger-nation’

Winter weather preparedness

The Old Farmer’s Almanac’s long-range weather predictions for 2014–2015 suggest another teeth-chatteringly cold winter is on its way across the United States!  More...

Fatal motorcycle crash

The Georgia State Patrol reported 19 traffic fatalities over the Thanksgiving holiday period which ended at midnight Sunday.  One of those fatalities occured in Early County when 41- year-old Scott Burr of Colquitt was killed Sunday afternoon wh More...

Community Christmas Wish Tree

Family   Connection FACES has coordinated the community Christmas Wish Tree efforts the past 10 years.  “The Christmas Wish Tree project helps families and insures more children will be smiling this Christmas morning!” states F More...

Coat drive

The   ECHS FBLA annual coat drive is underway until Dec. 15. Coats can be dropped off at the front office of the high school.  Contact FBLA adviser LaShonda Smith, at 723- 3006, for more information.   More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 3  FAMILY CONNECTION COLLABORATIVE, noon, Family Learning Resource Center  BIRTHDAYS: Jerry Harrell, Susan Shierling, Chris Brookins, Regina Brookins Seaborn, Gatlin Moseley, Brittany Broner, Jamie W. More...

Princess Macy Golf Tournament to be held Saturday, Dec. 13

The Macy Easom Cancer Research Foundation, a nonprofit pediatric cancer foundation headquartered in Perry, Ga., will host the 3rd Annual Princess Macy Golf Tournament Saturday, Dec. 13 at Crooked Oaks Golf Course in Colquitt, Ga.  More...

Editorials

Apparently, I can’t eat or drink anything anymore

The latest news story about something that could kill me has led me to a decision. I’m no longer going to read news stories about things that could kill me.  More...

Toys of Christmas past

Right about now, the average kid is spending a good bit of time constructing the perfect Christmas list. Like retailers, kids think Thanksgiving is just a turkey dinner standing between them and a whole lot of loot.  More...

Political Cartoon

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Obituaries

Bradley Knighton

Business Owner/Operator

Ernest Bradley Knighton, 70, of Blakely, Ga., died Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014, at Early Memorial Nursing Home.  Mr. Knighton was born May 19, 1944, in Blakely, to the late Clarence Ernest Knighton and Raynelle Womble Knighton Lane. More...

Mary Cleveland

Retired Teacher

Mary Garrett Cleveland, 85, of Blakely, Ga., died Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014, in the emergency room of Pioneer Community Hospital of Early.  More...

Randolph Jackson

Randolph “Dolph” Jackson, 45, of Blakely, Ga., died Monday, Nov. 24, 2014.  Mr. Jackson was born May 16, 1969, in Blakely to the late Robert Lee Jackson and Elma McCoy Jackson. More...