February 10, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Genealogy Society meeting

The Early County Genealogy Society will meet Feb. 18 at the Early County Museum. The guest speaker will be Shirley B. Fleming, administrator of the Southwest Georgia D.N.A. Project with Family Tree D.N.A. More...

Peanut Proud

Once upon a time it would have been time to load the wagons and hitch the mule for the trek to Blakely for Peanut Proud! Fast forward from those “good old days” and just mark March 19 on your calendar. More...

Peanuts fighting peanut allergy

Golden Peanut flour key ingredient in experimental drug

A California based drug development company’s efforts to develop a drug to combat the effects of peanut allergy in children has led them to the Golden Peanut processing plant in Blakely. More...

Other News

HERE & THERE

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 10 LION’S CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club. LEGAL AID, 1 p.m., Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library. BIRTHDAYS: Macy Middleton, Holley J. Grantham THURSDAY, FEB. 11 ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club. More...

Genealogy Society to meet

The Early County Genealogy Society will meet Thursday, Feb. 18 in the Community Education Building of the Early County Museum. Guest speaker will be Shirley B. Fleming, past president of the Decatur County Genealogical Society. More...

Pioneer supports ‘Wear Red’

Pioneer Community Hospital employees wore their red Feb. 5 to observe National Wear Red Day showing their support for the awareness of heart disease. More...

Religion

Does it seem as if God has forgotten?

Sunday School Lesson

John 11 More...

CHURCH NEWS

New Prospect New Prospect African Methodist Episcopal Church will celebrate pastor appreciation for Rev. Gloria Wynds Saturday, Feb. 13 at 3 p.m. at the Blakely Civic Center. Pastor Corderal Gilbert will be the speaker. More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive

Daily Events Feb. 15— CLOSED Feb. 16 — 10:15 - 11:00 - Physical Fitness. 11:00 - GAMES. Lunch: Roast beef, okra/tomatoes, green limas, oatmeal raisin cookie. Feb. 17 — 10:30 - 11:30 BINGO. More...

Black History Month

Wesley Chapel Church will be celebrating their annual black history program Saturday, Feb. 20 at the Blakely Civic Center at 4 p.m. See members of Wesley Chapel for tickets. Everyone is invited to attend. The More...

Missing man feared a victim of foul play

The search for a missing Early County man took a troubling turn Friday when the vehicle he had been driving was involved in an incident with authorities in Conyers, Ga. Thomas Arthur Entrekin, 54, was last seen Jan. 8. More...

Council adopts solar ordinance

The Blakely city council heard the first reading of a solar ordinance at their Feb. 2 meeting. The ordinance, when adopted, will establish regulations related to legislation which requires the city buy excess electricity generated by the panels. More...

Grants seminar

Family Connection is sponsoring a Grant Writing Lunch and Learn Feb. 25 at noon at the Chamber of Commerce. For more information call 723-5122. More...

Young Farmers Dinner/Auction

Mark your calendars! The Early County Young Farmer Social Night and Auction will be Friday Feb. 26 at the Early County Ag Center featuring the Dirt Road Sports! More...

Editorials

Renewable fuel standard bad news for United States

Other Voices

Good intentions can’t make up for bad policy. Take the case of ethanol. The Renewable Fuel Standard requires that the nation’s gas supply be mixed with biofuels — the most popular of which is ethanol. More...

Learning to play the game

All That’s Fit to Print

Two little boys I know love playing computer games but they also love board games and card games. They are lucky that others join their games. More is better. It is good they are practicing to have the optimum real game experience. More...

Political Cartoon

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Obituaries

Martha Johnson

Seamstress

Martha Murkerson Johnson, 87, of Blakely, Ga., died Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016, at Early Memorial Nursing Home. Mrs. Johnson was born April 7, 1928, in Colquitt, Ga., to the late Oscar Allen Murkerson and Esther Hayes Murkerson. More...

Emanuel Glenn, Jr.

Emanuel Glenn Jr., 47, of Blakely, Ga., died Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016, at Early Memorial Nursing Home in Blakely. Mr. Glenn was born in Blakely Aug. 16, 1968, to the late Emanuel Glenn Sr. and Willie P. Cosby. More...

Patsy Carter

Patsy Carter, 63, of Bluffton, Ga., died Sunday, Jan. 25, 2016, at Phoebe Putney Medical Center in Albany, Ga. Mrs. Carter was born in Bluffton Jan. 24, 1953, to the late Bob and Ella M. Neves. She was a member of St. John Baptist Church. More...

Campus

Science fair winners advance to region

Early County Middle School has 60 students who will be advancing to region competition of the Georgia Science Engineering Fair at Darton College Feb. 11. More...

SGA athletes sign college scholarships

Southwest Georgia Academy had two football players sign this week to continue their careers at the collegiate level. SGA Lady Warriors Baylee Everson and Brooke Hornsby signed letters of intent to play softball at the next level. More...

Scholarship deadline

High school seniors are reminded of the deadline for Southwest Georgia Farm Credit’s scholarship program, which provides $4,000 in scholarship money to selected students in the 21 counties served by the Association. More...