May 13, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Early Birds musical 6 p.m. Thursday

The Early Birds Show Choir will present their spring musical, At the Bandstand, Thursday, May 14 at 6 p.m. in the school cafeteria. Please come join these energetic and talented young performers. This is a free event. More...

ECHS canning plant summer schedule

The ECHS Vocational Ag food processing plant has announced its summer schedule and hours. See page 8. All products to be canned must be in the canning plant no later than noon. The facility is open for private canning only. More...

Freedom’s guardians make ultimate sacrifice

A year ago this month I visited the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur- Mer, France. The site lies high above a long stretch of gold-colored sand Americans know as Omaha Beach. More...

Other News

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, MAY 13  LIONS CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club  LEGAL AID, 1 p.m., Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library  BIRTHDAYS: David Cowan, Audria Knight, Brian Evans, Cannon Moseley, Art Redding, Arthur Powell Sr., Angie Dos More...

Rep. Greene visits Cuba

“We Americans do not know how fortunate we are until we visit a country like Cuba,” stated Representative Gerald Greene following his return from the country.  Greene joined other legislators and Georgia businessmen on a recent &ldqu More...

Georgia-Pacific recognizes National Arbor Day

To commemorate National Arbor Day fifth graders at Early County Elementary were presented forestry education materials by Georgia-Pacific’s Cedar Springs Mill and Wood & Fiber operations.  More...

Religion

Church – one body, many members

Sunday School Lesson

1 Corinthians 12:12-31  More...

Church information needed

The Early County Area Ministers Fellowship is working to compile a listing of all the churches in Early County. We would like to have the address of the church, the church phone number, the name of the pastor, and the schedule of service times. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Shiloh  St. John-Pineview   Saint John-Pineview will celebrate their Usher Anniversary Sunday, May 17 at 11 a.m. during the regular service. Everyone is invited to attend.  Arms of Faith   More...

Agriculture

Peanut farmers reaffirm Georgia Peanut Commission

Georgia peanut farmers reaffirmed the Georgia Peanut Commission by a vote of 92.41 percent during the recent referendum held March 16 through April 15.  More...

Campus

Show choir to perform

The Early Birds Show Choir from Early County Elementary School will present their spring musical, At the Bandstand, Thursday, May 14 at 6 p.m. in the school cafeteria.  More...

Warren awarded scholarship

Alex Warren, a senior at Southwest Georgia Academy, was recently awarded the America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders scholarship, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, which encourages rural youth to remain in agriculture and provides the $1,500 scholarshi More...

Smith recognized at state FFA convention

Winners of the Equine Science Placement Proficiency were recognized at the 87th Georgia FFA State Convention held at the Macon Centreplex April 23-25. More...

City zoning update

The mayor and council heard an update on the process of updating its zoning map from Building and Code Superintendent Kenneth Jones at the May 12 city council meeting.  “It’s actually a continuous process,” stated Mayor Anthony More...

NEXT WEEK...

Graduation Exercises for Southwest Georgia Academy’s 27 seniors will be Thursday, May 21 at 8 p.m. in the Wayne Proffitt, Jr. Gymnasium. Seventeen honor graduates will have special parts on the program.  More...

Grandparents meeting

The Southwest Georgia Academy Grandparents will meet at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 14 in the SGA cafeteria. More...

ECES Odyssey team send off parade Friday

Everyone is invited to the Odyssey “Send Off Parade” Friday at 4 p.m. More...

Kolomoki Ranger Camps

Camps  Kolomoki Mounds State Park has announced there will be two Junior Ranger Day Camps: June 22-25 and July 13-16.  The fun four-day camps will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

Editorials

Baltimore woman just being a mother

Other Voices

A bunch of us were talking about that nowinfamous Baltimore mother the other day at lunch.  You know who I’m talking about, the mother who saw her teenaged son hurling rocks at police during the riots there following the police-involved de More...

Who you gonna call!!!

Mumbles

Working on the story in this week’s paper about Kathy Howard’s retiring from the county’s top spot, the movie Ghostbusters kept coming to mind. More...

I’m showing my age

All That’s Fit to Print

(Publisher’s note: Brenda is making great strides in her recovery and we ask for your continued prayers and support. This column is reprinted from Jan. 23, 2013.)  I am in the middle of my annual re-read. More...

Obituaries

Buddy Williams Retired

W.C. “Buddy” Williams, 80, of Blakely, Ga., passed away Thursday, May 7, 2015, at his residence.  Mr. Williams was born Aug. 17, 1934, in Blakely, Ga., to the late Thomas Hull Williams and Eula Lee Jenkins Williams. More...

Miles Lester Auburn University

William “Miles” Lester Sr., 51, of Auburn, Ala., passed away Tuesday, April 28, 2015, at East Alabama Medical Center with his wife, Cindy, by his side.  More...

Rufus Hallmon Retired

Rufus J. “Shep” Hallmon, 74, of Albany, Ga., died Tuesday, April 28, 2015.  Mr. Hallmon was born May 26, 1940, in Damascus, Ga., to the late Sam and Ethel Lu Hallmon. More...

Society

SWGA Retired Educators attend state convention

The Southwest Georgia Retired Educators attended the Georgia Retired Educators State Convention April 28 through April 30 at Lake Lanier Islands in Buford, Ga. Dr. Beverly Roberts chaired the event.  More...

Gill-Bush

Mr. and Mrs. James Robert Gill of Blackshear, Ga., proudly announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Jamie Renee, to Steven Michael Bush Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Stennett of Cordele, Ga., and Mr. and Mrs. More...

Harrell-Brownlee

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Williamson of Blakely, Ga., are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Stanton Kathleen Harrell, to Michael Scott Brownlee II, of Blakely. More...