March 16, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

WOP ‘Ruff Run’ Saturday

White   Oak Pastures will host their second annual “Ruff Run” Saturday in Bluffton with heats at 10 a.m. More...

WOP to be featured on RFD-TV

White Oaks Pastures will be featured March 17 on “Small Town Big Deal” with TV show co-hosts Rodney Miller and Jann Carl. The show will air at 9:30 p.m. Thursday on RFD-TV.  More...

Other News

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, MAR. 16  CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, noon, Alexander Building.  BIRTHDAYS: Greg Floyd, Paul Spence, Susan E. Royal, David Still, Stephen Welch, Tabitha White, Kenneth Hall.  THURSDAY, MAR. More...

Community pride runs deeper than peanuts!

It is the time of year when this community goes to great lengths to bear witness of the many uses of one of its primary agricultural products, the peanut. More...

Legislative update

Senate News

I am honored to announce I have qualified for re-election to continue to serve the 11th Senate District. I still have much I want to accomplish, with your help, to make our state a better place to live and raise our families. Legislation Update  More...

Obituaries

Tommy Entrekin

Thomas Arthur “Tommy” Entrekin, 54, died unexpectedly on Jan. 8, 2016. Tommy was a lifelong resident of East Point and Blakely, Ga. He attended Georgia State University and had an innate passion for land, horticulture and traveling.  More...

Marshall Jordan, Jr.

Mr. J.M. “Marshall” Jordan Jr., 91, passed away peacefully the evening of March 11, 2016, at home surrounded by family.  More...

James Griffin

Retired Farmer

James Winston Griffin, 92, formerly of Blakely, Ga., died Saturday, March 12, 2016, at the Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan.  More...

Seven local races set

When qualifying closed Friday, 22 candidates had qualified for 13 local offices in Early County which will be on the May 24 General Primary and Non Partisan election.  More...

Worst fears come true, Entrekin’s body found

The News learned last week that the body a Blakely man who was reported missing Jan. 29 has been found.  More...

Farmer Appreciation Dinner Thursday

The   Agricultural Producer of the Year” will be announced at a Farmer Appreciation Dinner Thursday March 17 at the Birdsong Warehouse.  Peanut Proud and the Early County Extension are sponsoring the award and invite ag producers, the More...

Kolomoki Easter Egg Hunt

Make plans now to be a part of the Easter Egg Hunt at Kolomoki Saturday, March 26, at 3 p.m.  More...

Editorials

Keep the smokes, I’ll take the burger

Other Voices

Remember when you used to go out to eat and there was always a question the hostess asked you before she took you to your table.  “Smoking or no smoking?”  More...

I used to twirl...

All That’s Fit to Print

Parade time is upon us. Peanut Proud is Saturday.  Of course, leading many of the marching bands will be majorettes, which brings me to the subject at hand. More...

I was there!

Mumbles

When I say I was there, it doesn’t quite stir the same emotions as Josh Turner’s song. More...

Religion

Simple faith:what do you believe?

Sunday School Lesson

Mark 10:17-31  When we think of the fact of faith, people come up with all kinds of mental pictures. To listen to some explanations of this fact can become confusing-to say the least. More...

CHURCH NEWS

New Zion  New Zion Baptist Church will view the movie “The War Room” March 16 at 7 p.m., and conduct a eight week indepth study on intercessory prayer. Study material will be provided. More...

Society

Lake Seminole Festival April 2

Save the date for fun! More...

Smith-Rathel

Maureen Lumpkin Smith of Blakely and Curtis Bryan Smith III of Hilton are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Lindsey Hanna Smith, to Caleb Bradford Rathel, son of Mr. and Mrs. More...

ECSS accreditation

Early County School System has received five-year accreditation results by AdvancEd with a score of 302.44. The average score across the United States and other countries is 278.34. More...