October 3, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Literacy Day volunteers needed

Early   County Literacy Day is Oct. 18 and the Literacy Task Force is looking for volunteers to read to classes at ECES. Please contact Angie Wilson at 723-5122 to sign up.   More...

Free help to fight mosquitoes SGA Homecoming

A limited number of free insect repellent and larvicide briquettes to help combat mosquitoes that carry West Nile virus are available at the Early County Health Department.  “A grant from The Friends of Southwest Georgia Public Health fund More...

Other News

SGA homecoming Oct. 12

Southwest Georgia Academy students recently selected their representatives for the 2012 Homecoming Court. The girls will be escorted by their fathers during homecoming activities Oct. More...

Smart sugar substitutes for diabetics

Monitoring glucose levels in the blood to ensure they are at an acceptable level is a vital task in a diabetic’s life. Unstable levels can mean the difference between living a healthy life or illness and even death.  More...

Homemade peanut butter a healthy snack

Peanut butter is not only a staple of children’s lunches, but it also is a healthy food. Rich in fiber and protein, peanut butter makes a healthy addition to any diet. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Stephen defends his faith in God

Acts 6:1-7:53  More...

Meeting planned for Thanksgiving service

There will be a planning meeting Monday, Oct. 15 at 10 a.m. in the social hall of Southside Baptist Church for the Nov. 18 Thanksgiving gathering service.   An invitation is extended to all interested area ministers to attend. More...

Fountain consecrated at First Methodist Church

In 2011, the trustees of First United Methodist Church approved a plan for an addition to the Kingdom Kids playground. More...

Society

Mills celebrates 99th birthday

Ella Ree Mills celebrated her 99th birthday Sept. 17, 2012, with family and friends.   More...

Class of ‘68 reunion plans

Early County High School Class of 1968 is joining the Classes of 1967 and 1966 for a reunion Nov. 2, 3.  Please contact Charles Hobbs at (cdhobbs@hotmail.com or 229-724- 7186 for more information. Confirmation is needed by Oct. 19th.   More...

WEDDING SUBMISSIONS

Wedding write-ups are to be submitted to the Early County News no longer than six to eight weeks after the ceremony. Brides are allotted a 1/4 page including the photo. Charges will apply for articles longer than the space allowed. More...

Breaking News - 10/5/2012 11:04 AM

Tax Holiday begins TODAY  Free Access 

Georgia shoppers will not have to pay sales tax on Energy Star or WaterSense items with a purchase price of $1,500 or less during Georgia’s second sales tax holiday of the year starts which starts today and extends through Sunday. The year’s fir More...

County meeting Paint it!!!

Rural fire protection was the main topic of discussion at the October meeting of the Early County Commissioners Monday night at the County Annex.  More...

College and career fair

A College and Career Transition Fair will be Thursday, Oct. 4 at ECHS. See page 8 for more info.   More...

Tailgate party Oct. 20 on Court Square

Impact Early Young Professionals are hosting the second annual “Tailgating For the Future” — a celebration of fall and football Saturday, Oct. 20 on Court Square.  Activities will begin at 5 p.m. More...

A home fire every 85 seconds

The Blakely Fire Department is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association during Fire Prevention Week, Oct. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 3 FAMILY Connection Collaborative, noon, Family Learning Resource Center BIRTHDAYS: Erma Hubbard, Dawn Mims, Trey Taylor THURSDAY, OCT. More...

Editorials

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Bring home the bacon now

I know some of you this morning are concerned about what’s happening in the Middle East. Some are worried about the fragile nature of our nation’s economy. Others are anxious about the upcoming presidential election.  More...

Mumbles

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I made the statement at our 2008 Thanksgiving that while I would have probably fought in WWII — and likely died fighting — I’d rather have been born 30 years earlier than watch what they were going to do to our country.  In Bar More...

Obituaries

Emma Flowers Retired

Emma P. Flowers, 58, died Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, Ala.  Mrs. Flowers was born in Blakely March 12, 1954, to the late York Ford and Carrie Ford. More...

Walter Upson

Walter C. “Frenchie” Upson, 55, of Blakely died Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012 at his residence.  Mr. Upson was born in Blakely May 13, 1956, to the late Eddie B. and Mary Lizzie Upson. More...

Helen Hightower Retired

Helen J. Hightower, 68, of Blakely died Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, at her residence.  Mrs. Hightower was born in Blakely Feb. 20, 1944, to the late Collins Hollinger and Minnie Evans Hightower. More...

Campus

ECHS college and career fair

The Early County High School’s Department of Career, Technical and Agricultural Education, and the Georgia Parent Mentor Partnership will host a College and Career Transition Fair on Thursday, Oct. More...

SGA alumni recognition

SGA plans to recognize their alumni during the homecoming festivities Oct. 12, 2012.  A special registration tent will be placed near the gate to Warrior Field and alumni are asked to come by and sign in. More...

Bobcats lose to Brooks Co.

The Brooks High Trojans wasted little time in establishing themselves as the front runner in region 1-AA, rolling to a 35-6 halftime lead before beating the Early County Bobcats 42-6 last Friday night in Quitman. More...