June 22, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

BOE: City kids still have a ride

Early County School Superintendent Thomas Challender reported recommendations for student transportation to the Early County School Board at its June 14 meeting at the middle school.  Challender told the board that buses would continue to transp More...

Damascus woman still missing

A 79-year-old Damascus woman who has been missing 13 days has still not been located. Doris “Tot” Shorter was last seen at approximately 10 p.m. Friday, June 11 and wasn’t missed until about 9:30 a.m. that Saturday.  More...

Pioneer luncheon today

Pioneer   Community Hospital of Early is sponsoring a Wellness Wednesday luncheon June 22 featuring a “Food Facts and Healthy Eating” program presented by Alida Ward.  The program will begin at noon in the hospital conference ro More...

Other News

Knight retires after 26 years at MCLB

Judy Knight has retired after 26 years of distinguished and dedicated service to the United States of America through her civil service career. Her career began in May 1985 with the Marine Corps Logistics Base as packer.  More...

Open House

Brooks Dental Associates hosted an open house at their new, modern dental clinic on Magnolia Street last week. In photo at top, Sandi Elledge shows visitors technology in an office; Dr. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Jesus offers spiritual victory

It is easy for humans to spend much effort simply jumping to conclusions. More...

The Gospel Truth

Be ready when Christ comes

Unless you work on an assembly line, or you’re Bill Murray in the movie “Groundhog Day,” no two days are exactly alike. More...

CHURCH NEWS

First United  First United Methodist Church will have Vacation Bible School, Shake It Up Café – Where Kids Carry out God’s Recipe, June 26-30 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend.  Stephen Chapel   More...

Agriculture

GPC approves budget for 2011-2012

The Georgia Peanut Commission board of directors recently approved $1.25 million for the 2011-2012 fiscal year, which begins July 1. This budget provides funding in the areas of promotion, education, communication and research. More...

USDA announces loan rates for 2011 peanut crop

The Commodity Credit Corporation today announced 2011-crop loan rates for four types of peanuts.  More...

Nominations sought for FSA county committees

The election of responsible agricultural producers to FSA county committees is important to ALL farmers and ranchers with large or small operations. More...

Sports

Blakely Ballers to play in Tuskegee July 8-10

After the Early County Recreation Basketball season ended, Dale McCoy, Tiny Brown and Albert Mulkey decided to keep a group of young men going through to the summer. More...

Breaking News - 6/22/2011 9:52 AM

Governor Deal to attend groundbreaking ceremony in Early County tomorrow  Free Access 

The Early County News received the following media advisory Wednesday morning.

Governor Nathan Deal will be in Early County Thursday, June 23, 8:00 a.m. to attend an economic development announcement and groundbreaking ceremony hosted by Early County 2055. More...

Summer is here!

Not that many people will notice, but summer has officially arrived. The Summer Solstice — the first day of summer — was June 21.  And following the summerlike spring temperatures and drought, the U.S. More...

Rotary honors Birdsong Peanuts  Free Access 

Birdsong Peanuts was presented the Blakely Rotary Club’s first annual Business of the Year award at Thursday’s Rotary luncheon. More...

Corps puts lake plan on hold

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced Monday the Shoreline Management Plan update for Walter F. George Lake has been placed on hold.  More...

County budget hearing Thursday

The Early County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing to discuss the proposed FY2012 county budgets with taxpayers and citizens Thursday, June 23 at 5 p.m. at the County Administration Building.  More...

Tornados continue

Nearly   1,200 tornadoes — including nine Monday night — have already killed over 500 people this year. Severe weather warnings can save your family’s life.  More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, June 22  LIONS CLUB meeting, noon.  DFACS board meeting, 10 a.m. More...

Editorials

Other Voices

Simple delight

There are few foods in the world as delicious as a fresh, homegrown tomato. More...

All That’s Fit to Print

It must be tomato week

A delivery of true blue Early County tomatoes showed up Monday. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Obituaries

LaDon Lewis

Business Owner

LaDon Demetrius Lewis of Blakely, 46, died Tuesday, June 14, 2011.  Mr. Lewis was born May 30, 1964, in Blakely to Ozie P. Lewis and the late Irving Lewis Sr. He was a member of Mt. More...

David Ingram Sr.

Retired

David Marlowe Ingram Sr., 93, of Arlington, Ga., died Sunday, June 19, 2011, at the Miller Nursing Home in Colquitt, Ga.  Mr. Ingram was born Jan. 12, 1918, in Arlington to the late Ben David Ingram and Ruth Moye Ingram. More...

John Jackson Sr.

Farmer

John Thomas Jackson Sr., 68, of Leary, Ga., died Sunday at his residence.  Mr. Jackson was born Feb. 21, 1943, in Albany, Ga., to the late James Earl Jackson Sr. and Cora Nix Jackson. He was a farmer, having worked for Bob McLendon Farms. More...

Society

From the 1930s...

Genny (Sister) McKinney sent this photo taken at her father’s Chevrolet dealership on South Main in 1937 or ‘38. More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive

Daily Events June 27 - 9:30 - Rhythm Band practice. Lunch: Chicken strips, yams, winter mix, wheat roll, chilled pears. June 28 - 10:15 - 11:00 - Physical fitness. 11:00 -VNA - Blood Pressures. More...

Campus

COLLEGE NEWS

Darton  Darton College spring 2011 graduates from Albany are Laqueisha Monae Daniels, associate’s degree in health information technology and Bernard K. Jones, associate’s degree in human services technology.  Auburn   More...

Applicants sought for Grier scholarship

The family of the late Johnny W. Grier made the commitment in 1992 to award a $1,000 scholarship annually to a deserving African American senior at Early County High School. Mr. More...

Heath earns medical degree

Cara “Hope” Heath of Dothan has earned her medical degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine. She graduated in May and begins training at the University of Alabama in Birmingham in the Division of Otolaryngology.  More...