July 29, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Positive Parenting

Are you struggling with your child’s behavior? Early and Calhoun counties have accredited trained practitioners available to deliver the Triple P – Positive Parenting Program. More...

“Life” recommended for Parnell

Sentencing Sept. 21 for APC defendents

The News has learned that former officials of Peanut Corporation of America involved in the 2009 salmonella poisoning outbreak will be sentenced Sept. 21. More...

Other News

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, JULY 29 BIRTHDAYS: Sullivan Hall, Libba Cox, Gail Whalen, Robby Shierling ANNIVERSARIES: Mr. & Mrs. Sterling McCorkle, Mr. & Mrs. Bill Mills THURSDAY, JULY 30 ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club More...

Isakson, Perdue co-sponsor legislation to roll back EPA’s job-killing power plan

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Agritourism blossoming

Cynthia Norton does not spend her days in an office, where walls and ceilings would block her from the core of her job. More...

Religion

Pray for those who don’t know God

Sunday School Lesson

Isaiah 59 More...

CHURCH NEWS

Evergreen Evergreen having their revival now Friday, July 31 at 7 p.m. Rev. Arthur Kinder of McDonough, Ga., will be the speaker. Everyone is invited to bring praise to the Lord. New Prospect More...

Agriculture

Farm Credit seeking nominations for top industry leaders

To commemorate a century of service to rural communities and agriculture, Farm Credit announced a nationwide search to identify and honor 100 leaders who are changing the future of rural communities and agriculture for the better. More...

Campus

ECSS welcomes new teachers

The Early County School System welcomed new teachers and staff during new teacher orientation held Wednesday, July 22 at Early County Middle School. More...

Out with the old — in with the new

Workers begin to demolish the existing track around Standifer Field to begin construction of a new track which will replace the old asphalt surface with a new rubber surface. More...

Reunion planned for Class of 1980

The Early County High School class of 1980 is planning a 35 year reunion for Oct.16- 17, 2015. Classmates are invited to attend the Homecoming football game together Friday night, Oct. 16. More...

Back to School Tax Holidays

SAVE 7% on qualified items Friday & Saturday!

Georgia’s “Back-to-School” tax free holidays — a great time to “Shop Local” — is a win-win for both local retailers and families gearing their kids up for the beginning of classes. More...

Bobcats’ midnight ‘get it on’

Everyone is invited to Standifer Field Friday night at midnight when the Bobcats will ‘get it on’ during their first practice in full pads. The “Chicken Bowl” scrimmage with Terrell Co. will be Aug. 14 at 7:30 p.m. More...

Students are back in class!

By the time you read this Early County Schools will be full of students — the 2015-2016 school year begins today, Wednesday, July 29! School officials are anticipating over 2,200 students will be arriving for classes Wednesday. Infinite Campus More...

Editorials

Staying one step ahead of the terrorists Rattlesnake on the loose

All That’s Fit to Print

I watch the news like the rest of you, and I see the growing threat of ISIS extremists on our shores, so I’ve decided to be proactive and prepare my house against a terrorist attack. More...

Cartoon

Note: Lester’s cartoon above references Obama’s statement Sunday in Nairobi, Kenya… “I'm the first Kenyan-American to be president of the United States.” More...

Did you ever hear the song

Mumbles

There’s been a lot of back-to-school “buzz” lately about the start of the new school year. More...

Obituaries

Riley Anglin

Sterling Riley Anglin, 72, of Blakely, Ga., died Friday, July 24, 2015. Mr. Anglin was born born Aug. 8, 1942, to the late Louie Lynwood Anglin and Mittie Rean Ready Anglin. More...

James Smith

Retired Truck Driver

James Smith, 73, of Damascus, Ga., died Thursday, July 23, 2015, at his residence. Mr. Smith was born March 31, 1942, in Edison, Ga., to the late Cullan Bryant Smith and Lucile Whitehead Smith. More...

Royce Richardson

Retired Traffic Manager

Royce Richardson, 77, of Stockbridge, Ga., died July 22, 2015. More...

Society

Community reps needed for Regional Partners

Are you a leader in your community? Are you interested in leadership and community development? Are you concerned about housing, literacy, arts and investing in young people? More...

Early Choices July winner

Caitlin Cochran won the Early Choices Facebook Medicine Safe giveaway for the month of July! Medicine Safes are important to have in the home to securely store prescription drugs and over the counter medications that are needed. More...