April 1, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Important notice to students!!!

The General Assembly has passed legislation which could grant diplomas to thousands of Georgia students who did not pass the Georgia High School Graduation Test before it was phased out. Gov. More...

Relay for Life April 17

Capture a Cure - Super-heroes is the theme of this year’s Relay for Life scheduled for April 17. See Relay for Life activities on page 6 More...

A day of Peanut Proud fun...

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Other News

Georgia-Pacific Cedar Springs supports local hospital

The Georgia-Pacific Cedar Springs facility and the Georgia-Pacific Foundation have donated $5,000 to Pioneer Community Hospital of Early County in honor of the hospital’s 50th anniversary. More...

Child abuse agreement eliminates state barriers

Leaders of child welfare agencies in Alabama and Georgia signed an agreement last week that eliminates barriers for social workers seeking homes for vulnerable children on the two states’ border. More...

Drug bust lands two local suspects in jail

A search by authorities Monday of an apartment at Country Lane Apartments on South Main Street has landed two local suspects in jail. More...

Religion

Believe in the resurrection of Jesus

Sunday School Lesson

I Corinthians 15:1-22 More...

CHURCH NEWS

New Mt. Nebo New Mount Nebo Baptist Church is celebrating Pastor Rufus Sealey’s 11th anniversary tonight, Wednesday, April 1 through Friday, April 3 at 7:30 p.m. The celebration will conclude Sunday, April 5 beginning at 2:30 p.m. More...

Area Ministers Fellowship formed

Early County has a new organization. More...

Campus

SGA observes annual Junior Ring Day

Southwest Georgia Academy had their annual Junior Ring Day Friday, March 27 in a special assembly program in Joe Bryan Auditorium. Rawls Grimsley, president of the junior class, welcomed students and guests and introduced the rest of the program. More...

Good Citizens recognized at SGA

Southwest Georgia Academy is pleased to honor the Good Citizens of the Month for March. These children were nominated by their teachers to receive this honor. This award is part of the character education program led by counselor Leslie Godwin. More...

Manus to be honored at ABAC

Ashley Manus, a 2013 graduate of Early County High School, is one of 702 students who will be recognized for academic honors during honors day ceremonies April 8 at 3 p.m. in Gressette Gym at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. More...

Easter Egg hunt Sunday

Kolomoki Mounds State Historic Park will host their annual Easter Egg Hunt Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Visitor Center and Museum. More...

Heading to World Finals Safe driving video: ‘In a Heart Beat’

Video Production club at ECHS will be shooting video Thursday afternoon of a wreck scene and emergency drill for a public service/documentary production — “In a Heartbeat.” More...

Coast Guard to maintain markers

The News reported March 18 that “Washington is considering closing the U.S. Coast Guard Station in Eufaula and removing navigation markers on Lake Walter F. George...” More...

Pyle named “Producer of the Year”

Kim Pyle was recognized as the 6th Annual Early County Agriculture Producer of the Year Friday morning at the Farmer’s Appreciation Breakfast at Birdsong Warehouse. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1 FAMILY CONNECTION COLLABORATIVE, noon, Family Learning Resource Center BIRTHDAYS: Casie Lashley, Michael Owen, Phillip Evans THURSDAY, APRIL 2 ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club BIRTHDAY: Brooke Jones More...

Editorials

Time to celebrate the thing of your choice

Other Voices

BLAKELY – I spent the weekend back in my hometown for the annual Peanut Proud festival, a daylong event that celebrates everything there is to celebrate about the peanut. More...

The thrill of ‘knowing’

All That’s Fit to Print

(Publisher’s note: Continue to keep Brenda in your prayers. Her recovery has been slow, but she is now back home. She made great strides while at HealthSouth and continues to undergo rehab. More...

Happy, happy and…

Mumbles

Happy Easter! Happy Anniversary! and April Fool!!! More...

Obituaries

Melba Bell Homemaker

Melba Strickland Bell, 92, of Bluffton, Ga., died Tuesday, March 31, 2015, at her residence. Mrs. Bell was born Sept. 2, 1922, in Clay County, Ga., to the late Lutha Strickland and Anna Bell Farr Strickland. More...

Ruby Davis Retired

Ruby Griffin “Soonie” Davis, 86, of Arlington, Ga., died Thursday, March 26, 2015, at More...

Society

Annual Lake Seminole Festival Saturday

Save the date for fun! Saturday, April 4 is the date for the Annual Lake Seminole Festival to benefit the Seminole County Middle/High School Band. This funfilled event will be held again at Spring Creek Park Resort on beautiful Lake Seminole. More...

Bentley Knox Norman

Grant and Lacey Norman proudly announce the birth of their son, Bentley Knox Norman, born Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015, at 10:04 p.m. at Northside Hospital in Atlanta, Ga. Bentley weighed 7 pounds 10 ounces and was 20.5 inches long. More...

Crawford Griffeth Winstead

Haley and Brad Winstead of Boca Raton, Fla., joyfully announce the birth of their son, Crawford Griffeth. Crawford was born at 6:14 p.m. Feb. 3, 2015, at Boca Raton Regional Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces and was 19 inches long. More...