December 7, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

SPLOST funds approved for hospital, rec complex

The Early County Board of Commissioners met Monday night at the County Annex with all commissioners present.  More...

Guns are recovered, one arrested, others sought

One suspect has been arrested and several others are being sought by authorities following reports that several men were trying to sell guns Friday at a Bainbridge housing complex.  More...

Museum book signing Dec. 15

A book signing promoting the Early County Museum’s new book, Images of America: Early County will be Dec. 15 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. More...

Basketball Boosters

The   Early County High Basketball Booster club will meet Dec. 8 at 6 p.m. in the high school gym. Everyone is invited to join the booster club and support our studentathletes.   More...

Other News

Pioneer collects can food

Pioneer Community Hospital of Early and Early Memorial Nursing Home employees collected over 100 food items to be given to needy families during the holidays. More...

Sights and sounds of the holidays!

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Religion

Sunday School Lesson

God doesn’t forget his promises

The one who has obeyed the call of God has no guarantee — nor even an indication — of life without difficulties. When the divine call is heard, life takes on a different perspective. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Bright Star  Bright Star Baptist Church will have their annual Christmas program Sunday, Dec. 11 at 6 p.m. Rev. Willie Ross will be the preacher. Everyone is invited to attend.  Mount Hosea   More...

THANKS

Words can never express all the gratitude we feel for the overwhelming support you provided our family during Derrell’s sickness and death. More...

Society

Keep gift receipts organized

A relatively recent component of holiday shopping — or any shopping for that matter — is the gift receipt. More...

How to accommodate overnight holiday guests

Thousands of people travel far and wide to visit family and friends for the holidays. Chances are many holiday hosts and hostesses will open their homes to overnight guests.  More...

Cancer Coalition awards grants

The Southwest Georgia Cancer Coalition has awarded more than $156,000 to date to local community non-profits since the grants were established in 2006. The grants are funded through individual donations to the Coalition.  More...

Campus

SGA holds 2011 fall sports banquet

Southwest Georgia Academy held its annual fall sports banquet on Nov. 29. Coaches introduced the athletes in their respective sports and presented them with certificates of appreciation. More...

Time capsule to be unearthed

Cynthia Wright’s fifth grade Probe students buried a time capsule Sept. 19, 1994, at Early County Elementary School. More...

Fetner chosen for Governor’s Honor Program

Southwest Georgia Academy has nominated John Fetner, son of Suzanne and Charles Fetner of Blakely, for the Georgia Governor’s Honors Program. He is nominated in the area of biology. More...

Breaking News - 12/7/2011 6:51 AM

RUNOFF ELECTION RESULTS  Free Access 

Anthony Howard 1012  Ric Hall 473    Anthony Howard has defeated Ric Hall in the runoff election for the mayor of the City of Blakely. Howard received a total of 1012 votes to Hall’s 473. More...

Runoff election held Tuesday

Voters were still casting votes in the City of Blakely runoff election for mayor when the News went to press late Tuesday afternoon.  Challenger Anthony Howard went into the runoff with a hefty lead after taking over 40 percent of the votes in t More...

“Japan and U.S at War”

Seventy years ago the lead story on the front page of the Dec. 11, 1941, issue of the Early County News was — Japan and U.S. at War. Four days earlier, on Dec. More...

Christmas Wish Tree project

The annual “Wish Tree” project to help ensure Santa stops at every house at Christmas is underway. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 7  Family Connection Collaborative, noon, Family Learning and Resource Center BIRTHDAY: Rosie Henderson, Abbie Palmer, Blake Powell  THURSDAY, Dec. 8   More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive

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Editorials

Political Cartoon

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Other Voices

New not always better

About 27 years or so ago, a group of business people sat in the executive offices of a skyscraper in downtown Atlanta for a brainstorming session.  “I’ve got a great idea!” one person blurted out.  “Let’s hear More...

All That’s Fit to Print

Last minute shopping?

The tree is up. I’m ahead of schedule by at least a week. It looks pretty good, not much tilt to it and it will either hit the love seat or my old trunk if it starts to go down.  More...

Obituaries

Abby and Ashlyn Dunn

Twins

Abby and Ashlyn Dunn died Nov. 30, 2011, at Donalsonville Hospital.  Abby and Ashlyn were born Nov. 30, 2011, to Chad and Dana Scarborough Dunn.  More...

Daniel Staib

Retired

Daniel Walter Staib, 85, died Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011, at his residence.  More...

Emma Clenney

Retired

Mrs. Emma Lou Clenney died Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011, at Early Memorial Nursing Home.  Mrs. More...

Sports

Johnson bags big one

Luke Johnson is pictured above with a 10-point buck he killed Nov. 29 in Hentown. Luke, 16-year-old son of Jon Johnson and Robin Enfinger, bagged the buck with his new Browning .308 cal. rifle. More...

Buck Daze completed with 64 deer harvested

Southwest Georgia Academy has completed its Buck Daze charity deer hunt for the 2011- 2012 school year. Buck Daze is a two-day guided deer hunt which brings hunters to south Georgia from as far away as Miami, Chicago and New York.  More...