April 4, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

The race is on (already)

Qualifying for the July 31 sheriff’s race is still 49 days away, but you wouldn’t know it riding through town and across the county.  Campaign signs of five candidates who hope to become Early County’s first new sheriff in 28 y More...

No Greene-Hanner re-election race

As the 2012 General Assembly approached adjournment last week, Rep. More...

Look what’s bloomin’

It’s  looking a lot like spring in Early County and what better way to celebrate the coming gardening season than visiting “Look What’s Blooming at the Library” April 12, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Administrative Professionals luncheon

Author   Mandy Flynn, who is also a columnist in the Albany Herald, will be guest speaker at the April 25 Administrative Professionals Day luncheon. The luncheon will be 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Blakely Town & Country Club. More...

Other News

Trek winners

Pioneer Community Hospital of Early hosted a health trek during the fourth annual Peanut Proud celebration March 24 for ages four through 12. More...

Free finance workshop offered

University of Georgia Cooperative Extension in Early County is offering a free, basic personal finance workshop to anyone interested in starting a business or improving your personal finances.  The three-hour workshop will focus on spending plan More...

Sheriff’s office awarded grant

The Early County Sheriff’s Office has been awarded a $10,000 public safety partnership grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety in Atlanta.  More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Jesus died and lives again

John 20:1-23  More...

The Gospel Truth

Resurrection: fact or fiction?

This week is the holiest week in the Christian year. Last week we celebrated Jesus riding on a colt into Jerusalem. We call that day Palm Sunday. Then Friday comes. On Friday Christians remember the crucifixion of Christ. More...

THANKS

Our family will be forever grateful to all of you for your care, compassion and support during the loss of our home due to a tornado. More...

Society

Pyle-Anderson vows spoken

Rachel Elizabeth Pyle and Daniel Shelton Anderson were joined together in marriage during a Jan. 14, 2012, ceremony held at Cedar Springs Free Will Baptist Church in Blakely, Ga. Rev. Keith Horn officiated the two o’clock ceremony.  More...

Easter egg hunt planned at Kolomoki State Park

Kolomoki Mounds State Historic Park will host an Easter egg hunt Sunday, April 8 at 3 p.m. More...

Campus

Eighth graders visit sites in Georgia

The eighth grade class of Southwest Georgia Academy visited several sites in the state of Georgia as part of their Georgia history studies. The group left school March 21 and returned March 24 and were under the guidance of teacher Ashton Humphries. More...

Band of Blue ranks superior in competition

The Early County High School Concert Band of Blue, under the direction of Roy Rasheed, participated in the Second District Band Festival in Cairo March 13 bringing home four superior ratings.  The Band of Blue also scored an overall superior rat More...

COLLEGE NEWS

President David Bridges will recognize 415 students who qualified for honor student status at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College during honors day ceremonies   April 11 at 11 a.m. More...

Breaking News - 4/5/2012 12:24 PM

Dr. James O. Dorriety dies Tuesday in Macon  Free Access 

Dr. James O. Dorriety, 87, a former pastor at First Baptist Church in Blakely, passed away Tuesday, April 3in Macon. Funeral services will be held Friday, April 6,  at 10 a.m. at Tabernacle Baptist Church. Burial will follow at 3 3 p.m. More...

Breaking News - 4/4/2012 1:34 PM

Dr. Don Bush died Tuesday in Albany  Free Access 

The News has learned that Dr. Don Bush, 81, of Albany died Tuesday at Phoeby Putney Memorial Hospital.  A native of Clayton Ala., Dr. Bush practiced veterinary medicine in Blakely before moving to Albany in 1972. More...

SGA 8th grader dies in accident

An eighth grade Southwest Georgia Academy student, Nathan James Toal, 15, was was killed March 26 in a Jeep rollover on the family farm in Edison.  The SGA sophomore and junior classes, on a field trip to New York last week, were in Times Square More...

County commission meeting

The Early County Board of Commissioners held their regular March meeting Monday night at the County Annex with all commissioners present.  More...

Armed robbers sought

Authorities are searching for two armed robbers who struck the Dollar General on South Church Street in Blakely early Sunday morning.  The store’s clerk was unlocking the door at 5:30 a.m. More...

Family Care open house tomorrow

Everyone is invited to Pioneer Family Care on Columbia Street for a ribbon cutting and open house tomorrow, April 5, at 2 p.m.  Dr. Vincent Barker, P.A. Dennis Yelverton and the Pioneer Family Care staff look forward to hosting everyone.   More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4  BIRTHDAYS: Alex Knight, Leonard Alexander Sr. More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive

Daily Events April 9 — 10:30-11:30 - Rhythm band practice. Lunch: BBQ pork loin, toss salad, corn on cob, whole wheat bun, grapes. April 10 — 10:15 - 11:00 Physical fitness. 11:00 Wellness - Erin Willingham.  More...

Editorials

House News

Under the Gold Dome Clock runs out for legislators

Thursday night at midnight the 2012 legislative session came to an end. The long, hard day saw many pieces of legislation passed and many that did not cross the line before the clock ran out. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Mumbles

Not to worry... ??????

“We are the best team in America, I think houses should burn,” stated a Kentucky student Saturday after the Wildcats defeated Louisville in the Final Four.  What the hell?  Did you see the TV reports about the rioting students i More...

Obituaries

Nathan J. Toal

Student  Nathan James Toal, 15, died Monday, March 26, 2012, as a result of a Jeep rollover on the family farm.  Nathan was born Dec. 22, 1996, in Albany, Ga., to Robert and Carla Toal of Edison, Ga. More...

Mary L. Upson

Homemaker  Mary Lizie Upson, 93, of Blakely died Monday, March 26, 2012, at Early Memorial Nursing Home.  Mrs. Upson was born April 8, 1918, in Pensacola, Fla., to the late Cornelia Green Harris and Walter C. Harris. More...

Myrtice Ivey

Retired  Myrtice Pyle Paul Ivey, 93, died Thursday, March 29, 2012, at the Union County Nursing Home in Blairsville, Ga.  Funeral services will be Saturday, April 7, 2012, at 3 p.m. at First Freewill Baptist Church in Blakely with Rev. More...

Sports

Bobcats defeat Fitzgerald Hurricanes

The Bobcats took the wind out of Fitzgerald’s Hurricanes during a home game March 20 that ended with a 10- run rule in favor of Early.  Cats pitcher Brandon Fulford earned the shut out, going the distance, which ended with a 10-0 victory i More...