April 15, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

EMNH to recognize volunteers

Early Memorial Nursing Home will host volunteers during their annual Volunteer Recognition program April 27 at 2 p.m. in the nursing home activity room. For more information call Elsa Crawford at 724-4249. More...

Relay for Life Friday night at Standifer Field

The opening ceremony for Early County’s 30th Relay for Life begins at 6 p.m. at Early County High’s Standifer Field. Capture a Cure - Superheroes will be the theme of this year’s event. More...

Spring brings increased rabies exposure!

Good intentions recently turned into tragedy when a Southwest Georgia resident using an online service adopted a dog that turned out to have rabies — and their existing pets didn’t have up-to-date vaccinations. More...

Other News

City of Damascus welcomes new mayor

“A New Day” and “A New Way!” marks the philosophy of Damascus’ newly-elected mayor, Debra Butler. More...

RELAY FOR LIFE EVENTS

• New Hope Baptist Relay for Life Team Raffle - Tickets are $2 each or 6 tickets for $5 for a chance to win an Amazon Fire HD7 with case and a $50 Amazon Gift Card. Contact Angie Wilson for tickets at 229- 359-0725. More...

2015 General Assembly: Opportunities taken and missed

As expected, transportation funding and the Governor’s proposal to address persistently failing public schools dominated Georgia’s legislative session. More...

Religion

Trust in God’s love and follow his commandments

1 John 4, 5 More...

CHURCH NEWS

Wesley Chapel Wesley Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church’s annual Youth Revival is Wednesday, April 15 through Friday, April 17 starting nightly at 7 p.m. Rev. Teresa Teal will be the guest preacher. Everyone is invited to attend. More...

Area ministers have exciting Good Friday

The Early County Area Ministers Fellowship held their first Good Friday service April 3. There were approximately 100 in attendance and over $500 was donated to the Ministers Fellowship benevolence fund. More...

Society

FACES has first Teen Maze

Early County Family Connection FACES Collaborative along with over 30 agencies, churches and organizations and more than 100 volunteers participated in the first Teen Maze in Early County. More...

Wilson-Alligood

Carolyn and David Johnson of Orange Park, Fla., and Herb and the late Patricia Nichols of Loganville, Ga., announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Penny Suzanne Wilson, to John Carl Alligood, both of Middleburg, Fla., son More...

Cleveland wins “Vote for a Hero”

The News ran an article several months ago about a “Vote for a Hero” promotion ad which ran in the Athens Banner- Herald. More...

Special election qualifying

Qualifying for the June 16 City of Blakely special election to fill the unexpired term of District 1 Post 2 councilman Torrè Mills will begin Monday, April 13 and end Friday, April 17. The qualifying fee will be $72. More...

Genealogy Society Meeting

George M. Brown is the speaker for the April 16 meeting of the Genealogy Society at 5 p.m. in the Community Education Building of the Early County Museum. Brown graduated from Washington High School in 1964 and retired from the U.S. More...

City denies Redbud rezoning

Paving underway on Southside Drive

A rezoning request by Mike and Meredith Whitehead to rezone 24 acres, including the old stockyard property, from Residential 1 to Planned Unit Development (PUD) was denied by the council. A public hearing was held on the rezoning request at 6 p.m. More...

State Science Fair

Three Middle School students take honors at Georgia Science and Engineering Fair.

Three Early County Middle School students were recognized for excellence in the state level of the Georgia Science and Engineering Fair March 26-28 at the University of Georgia. More...

Editorials

Dinner more than chicken fingers

I used to hate it when my mother would make me sit at the dinner table until I finished eating my green beans or turnip greens or Brussels sprouts or whatever nasty thing she put on my plate. But years later, I am thankful for one thing. More...

Rats, Rats & Rats!!!

Mumbles

Ever heard of the “Palmetto Pipeline?” It’s a proposed pipeline in east Georgia. The company proposing the pipeline, Kinder Morgan, is looking to local governments to condemn land the 200- mile pipeline will cross in Georgia. More...

A tea bag too many

(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...

Obituaries

William Hendry Jr.

Retired Pharmacist William Turner Hendry, Jr., 85, of Damascus, Ga., died Tuesday, April 7, 2015, at his residence. More...

Grady Gray

Self-Employed Truck Driver Grady Gray, 80, of Fort Pierce, Fla., died Tuesday, March 24, 2015. Mr. Gray was born Aug. 26, 1934, to the late Woodrow and Karen “Saddie” Gray. He was a self-employed truck driver. More...

Mary Belle Williams

Retired Owner/Operator Mary Belle Tedder Williams, 95, of Blakely, Ga., died Friday, April 10, 2015, at Early Memorial Nursing Home. Mrs. More...

Sports

New contact rule to reshape football practice

The GHSA executive committee voted unanimously Monday to cap the amount of time football teams can conduct live contact drills in practice, becoming the seventh state to adopt the new National Federation football practice standards. More...

Walk Georgia program improving lives of Georgia residents

UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences More than 2,500 Georgia residents are improving their health exercising with the help of the University of Georgia’s Walk Georgia program and their local UGA Extension agent. More...

Campus

Honors Day April 21 at SGA

Southwest Georgia Academy will hold its annual Honors Day program Tuesday, April 21 at 8:30 a.m. in Joe Bryan Auditorium. The Junior and Senior Beta Clubs, together with the Student Council, sponsors this event. More...

McCoy signs with Cavaliers

Early County Lady Bobcat basketball standout Tynicia McCoy signed a scholarship to play basketball with the Darton College Lady Cavaliers Tuesday, April 14 in the high school library as her parents, coaches and Superintendent Ragan- Martin watched. More...