January 3, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Gov. Deal appoints Earnest to Pataula Superior Court

Governor Nathan Deal recently appointed Pataula Circuit District Attorney T. Craig Earnest Superior Court Judge of the Pataula Judicial Circuit. His appointment will take effect upon swearing in by the Governor.  More...

MLK Day parade entry info

Plans are underway for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade on Monday, Jan. 15.  Anyone interested in participating in the parade should contact Richie Smith at 732-7222. All entries need to be turned in by Jan. 10.   More...

2018 race will help kickoff Early County Bicentennial

The New Year is here and what better time to resolve to get in shape and better enjoy all the Bicentennial activities planned for 2018.  First in line is the Jan. 20 Dr. James H. More...

Other News

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 3  FAMILY Connection Collaborative, noon, Family Learning Resource Center  BIRTHDAYS: Judy K. Ware, Tommy Owen, Michael Conner  THURSDAY, Jan. More...

Senator David Perdue Recaps This Year’s Results, Previews 2018

U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) spoke with Mike Emanuel on Fox News’ Special Report about President Trump’s significant accomplishments during his first year in office and the priorities heading into 2018.  More...

Christmas Coloring Contest

The winner of the Early County News Christmas Coloring Contest was eight-year-old Candeja Watts, daughter of Candace Hooks and Carious Watts. (See front page.)   More...

Religion

Sincere faith in the Word of God

Sunday School Lesson

Daniel 1  Many people in our world settle for a “plastic” — even “phony” — life-style. If a person reveals his or her true intent or attitude, this fact becomes confusing to some members of society. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Saint John The pastor and members of St. John Freewill Baptist Church, Sandy Bottom, cordially invite you to their annual Missionary Program Sunday, Jan. 14 beginning at 2:30 p.m. More...

Monday shooting

Authorities are searching for Deon Demonte James, 22, of Blakely, for questioning in connection with a shooting Monday night on Mulberry Lane.  The Early County Sheriff’s office responded to a call at 158 Mulberry Lane shortly before 10 p. More...

Coloring Contest

The winner of the Early County News Christmas Coloring Contest was eight-yearold Candeja Watts, daughter of Candace Hooks and Carious Watts. See other contest entries on page 3. More...

Community Health Forum

The   Early County Partnership for Health will hold a community forum Thursday, Jan. 25 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Early County Courthouse.  More...

New laws

A number of new laws went into effect Jan. 1 2018, including the following:  HB 340 eliminates sales and property taxes on cars, and replaces it with a seven percent fee. More...

Editorials

But... wait!

Other Voices

Patience is a virtue, they say, and if that’s true, it’s just going to be a virtue that’s not within my reach. I really don’t like to wait. I hated waiting for Christmas as a child. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Ready to make sausage

Mumbles

“Hey, look a yonder up in the sky... What’s that circling ‘round my head... must think I’m bound to die...” I’ve used those opening lyrics to an old forgotten song at least once before.  More...

Obituaries

Chester White

Retired

Chester White, 87, passed away Friday, Dec. 29, 2017, at the Donalsonville Hospital in Donalsonville, Ga.  Mr. White was born to the late Charlie Cleveland White and Cappie White. More...

Bobby Smith

Retired

Bobby Royce Smith passed away Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017, at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany, Ga. A memorial service will be held today, Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, at 2 p.m. in First United Methodist Church with Dr. More...

Avna Justice

Retired

Avna Paul Justice Jr., 79, passed away Dec. 27, 2017, at Covenant Hospice in Panama City, Fla.  Mr. Justice was born in Seminole County, Ga., Aug. 8, 1938, to the late Avna Paul “Bud” Justice Sr. and Exie Mae Warren Justice. More...