March 25, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Time to be Peanut Proud!

If “seven” is your lucky number, you’ve got one more reason to be at the 7th annual Peanut Proud Festival on Court Square Saturday! Cool temperatures, blue skies... it’s gonna be a great day for all the family! More...

Veterans memorial project

American Legion Post 11 is in the process of planning an Early County Veterans Memorial Park on the U.S. 27 Bypass. Earlier this month special guest U.S. More...

Other News

Woman faces two counts of child molestation

On March 13 the Georgia Bureau of Investigation was requested by the Early County Sheriff’s Office to investigate sexually explicit images that were sent to a juvenile’s cell phone by an adult. More...

“The meanest little town...”

A lingering humiliation from 96 years ago

Special to the News by Tony Gilbert More...

ECSS to participate in REACH

“Realizing Educational Achievement Can Happen Georgia” has announced an additional 19 Georgia school systems, including the Early County School System, that will be participating in the program in the 2015-2016 school year. More...

Editorials

Don’t wait to read this column

I’ve always said it feels like I’ve spent a large part of my life waiting. Waiting at a red light. Waiting for a table at a restaurant. Waiting to use the ATM. More...

Was that on my list?

(Publisher’s note: We ask our readers to continue keeping Brenda in your prayers. Brenda’s recovery has been slow, but she was recently dismissed from the hospital and has been undergoing rehab at HealthSouth. More...

Righting another wrong

Mumbles

It was humiliating to watch the bashing the national news media exposed our community and the peanut industry to a little over seven years ago. More...

Campus

ECES wins at Odyssey of the Minds competition; advances to state

Early County Elementary School students who participated in the Odyssey of the Minds competition region tournament in Flowery Branch and have advanced to the state competition to be held March 28 are listed below. The teams competing include: More...

Wildlife Center visits SGA

Representatives from the Georgia Southern University Wildlife Center in conjunction with the Flint River Soil and Water Conservation District presented a special wildlife program to students at Southwest Georgia Academy Wednesday, March 11 in the sch More...

Band of Blue receives superior rating

For the fourth year in a row, the Early County Concert Band has received superior ratings at competition. The Early County Concert Band competed at the Second District Band Festival on March 11 in Cairo, Ga. More...

Budget, transportation bills clear hurdles

The Georgia Senate and House of Representatives spent most of last week considering legislation passed by “cross over day” by each body. More...

Community Calendar

Farmer Appreciation Breakfast 7 a.m. Friday, March 27

Agricultural Producer of the Year” will be announced at the Farmer Appreciation Breakfast Friday, March 27 at the Birdsong Warehouse.Peanut Proud and the Early County Extension are sponsoring the award and invite ag producers, the agribusiness commun More...

Veterans invited to ride in parade

Damascus Peanut Company is sponsoring a float for military veterans and invites all veterans to participate in Saturday’s Peanut Proud parade. Meet at the west side of ECHS gym by 9:30 a.m. Saturday. More...

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25 LIONS CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club BIRTHDAYS: Allie Smith, Gayle Harper, Vaudine Glass, Johnny Hubbard, Henry English, Wayne Jones, Eunice Waller, Jeff Anderson THURSDAY, MARCH 26 ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town &am More...

Religion

Jesus of Nazareth deserves our adoration

Mark 11:1-11 More...

CHURCH NEWS

St. Maryland Saint Maryland Missionary Baptist Church will have a gospel sing Saturday, March 28 at 6 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend. Piney Grove More...

Local pastor’s wife publishes first book; meet and greet during Peanut Proud

The wife of the Blakely First United Methodist Church minister has published a book and will be in Blakely on Peanut Proud Day, March 28; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in front of Brown Jewelers to sell and sign copies of her book for the public. More...

Obituaries

Becky Coleman

Rebecca “Becky” Rhodes Coleman, 91, of Edison, Ga., died Tuesday, March 17, 2015, at Willowood Personal Care Home in Edison. More...

Bunice Sorrell

Bunice Ferguson Sorrell, 95, of Hammond, Ind., died Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. Mrs. Sorrell was a devout Christian and a member of Hammond New Harvest Church. She was a loving mother and grandmother who loved to bake, sew and create beautiful things. More...