September 14, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Dry!

Extreme drought conditions now cover most of Georgia south of the mountains. Extreme drought is the nextto highest drought category. 150 counties declared disaster area More...

County meeting

The Early County Board of Commissioners held a public hearing Sept. 6 at the County Administration Building to allow public review and comment of the proposed redistricting plan which was adopted by the commissioners July 11. More...

City sets millage

The Blakely City Council set the city’s ad valorem tax millage rate at 3.25 mills at their Sept. 6 meeting at City Hall. The millage rate does not reflect an increase for property owners. More...

Remembering

A special memorial program in remembrance of the 911 events that shocked the country and claimed nearly 3,000 lives was led by the ECHS JROTC Friday morning at Mangham Auditorium. More...

Other News

Public comment invited

Babies Can’t Wait Early Intervention Program invites public comment on its 2012 fiscal policy from Aug. 29- Oct. 29, 2011. More...

Bizzy Bee opens at old Busy Bee

Peggy Cherry, owner, and Bizzy Bee, Caitlin Lovering handle the ribbon-cutting chores during Monday’s ribbon cutting ceremony at the Bizzy Bee’s new location on Highway 200. More...

Tiner named sales manager

Blakely native Thad Tiner has been named sales manager for Eufaula-based American Buildings Company’s Atlantic Division. He has worked at ABC since 2003, serving in estimating, group services sales, and district sales manager roles. More...

Religion

Proverbs offers guidelines for daily living

Sunday School Lesson

The system of values that is applied in individual lives is based on many different factors. More...

Take stock of your life, faith and works

The Gospel Truth

Jimmy Buffett’s song, “A Pirate Looks at 40,” laments the life of a 20th century pirate whose best vocational opportunities had passed generations before him. More...

THANKS

The family of Billy Roberts thanks you for the many acts of kindness and love shown for our family during the illness and death of our beloved husband, father, grandfather and greatgrandfather. Thanks also to Dr. More...

Sports

Seminole Indians scalp Bobcats

Seminole County got a great performance out of senior running back Chris Brown and defeated the Early County Bobcats 33-13 Friday night in Donalsonville. Seminole is now 2-1, while the Bobcats fell to 1-2. More...

Warriors shut down Patriots at home

The SGA Warriors rolled to a 48-0 win against Randolph Southern Friday night. The game started with SGA taking the opening kickoff deep into Patriot territory, but the drive stalled. The next Warrior possession also stalled with no points. More...

Campus

Students invited to recruitment event

Southwest Georgia high school or college transfer students can learn about the many programs and opportunities the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences can offer them by attending the UGA Southwest District Recruit More...

Special ceremony at PCA

Students and faculty at Pataula Charter Academy in Edison participated in a Sept. 11th ceremony — In Honor and Remembrance. Seventh grader Jamie Worsley sang The National Anthem accompanied by Mike English. More...

COLLEGE NEWS

Kyndal E. Andrews of Arlington, Corricia C. Wade of Bluffton, and Tedra M. Hall of Blakely made the merit list at Darton College for the Summer 2011 semester. More...

Breaking News - 9/16/2011 5:16 PM

Raymond Singletary passes  Free Access 

Mr. Raymond C. Singletary, Jr. died early Thursday morning at Pioneer Community Hospital of Early. The funeral service will be  Saturday, Sept 17,  at 3 p.m. More...

Hot!

The summer of 2011 — June, July and August — was one of the hottest on record for Georgia. More...

Stooksbury sacked by Gov. Deal

Gov. Nathan Deal issued an executive order Sept. 6 moving the office of the state climatologist from the University of Georgia to DNR’s Environmental Protection Division. More...

Kolomoki Festival set for Oct. 8

The 41st annual Kolomoki Festival is set for Oct. 8 at Kolomoki Mounds State Historic Park. More...

Complete school news coverage!

Visit our website... www.earlycountynews.com for complete coverage of school activities at Early County High and Southwest Georgia Academy. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 14LIONS Club Meeting, noonCHAMBER of CommerceBIRTHDAYS: Steve Jones,Steve Manry, AvaCleveland, WayneMiddleton, Anna Wall,Daisha HendersonTHURSDAY, Sept. More...

Editorials

Real heroes

Other Voices

Our priorities get so screwed up sometimes. We put athletes or musicians or reality TV stars on a pedestal. We want to be like them. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Sixteen & counting, I wish

Mumbles

It’s been a while since we thanked everyone for their prayers when Denise underwent back surgery back in July. She did great through the surgery and her recovery has been nothing less than miraculous. More...

Obituaries

Annie Posey

Retired

Annie Lorine Posey, 87, of Blakely died Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, at Early Memorial Nursing Home. Miss Posey was born May 21, 1924, in Hartford, Ala., to the late Perry Jackson Posey and Nancy Hicks Posey. More...

Art Dewayne Freeman

Retired

Art Dewayne Freeman, 53, of Blakely died Monday, Sept. 12, 2011, at his residence. Mr. Freeman was born Oct. 8, 1957, in Columbia, Ala., to Clarence Harold Freeman and Louise Henderson Freeman of Blakely. More...

Society

Williams - Bush

Mr. and Mrs. Marvin “Al” Williams of Bluffton, Ga., are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, April Nicole Williams, to Isaac Taylor Bush of Colquitt, Ga. Mr. More...

Jordan - Malcom

Mr. and Mrs. William Carlton “Billy” Jordan of Louisville, Ga., announce the engagement of their daughter, Christy Lee Jordan, to Dr. Curtis David Malcom, son of Dr. and Mrs. George Edward “Ed” Malcom Jr. of Alpharetta, Ga. More...

Cox-Spurlock

Steven Gause, Hannah Cox and Tyler Cox are pleased to announce the forthcoming marriage of their mother, Debbie Burke Cox of Colquitt, Ga., to Buddy Spurlock of Arlington, Ga. The ceremony will take place on St. George Island, Fla., Saturday, Sept. More...