January 9, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Havard named to lead PCH Early

Pioneer Health Services has named Greg Havard CEO of Pioneer Community Hospital of Early and Early Nursing Home.  Havard, a native of Lucedale, Miss., comes to Blakely from Singing River Health System where he held responsibilities as director o More...

Ag museum grand opening

The Early County Museum invites everyone to the grand opening of “The Farm Center,” an expansion of the museum which will showcase Early County’s agricultural history.  The grand opening will be at the museum on North Main Stre More...

“Stomach flu” hits

Peak season for flu is yet to arrive, but another nasty bug is making its presence felt in Southwest Georgia — and there is no vaccine to prevent it and no drug to treat it.  More...

Coloring contest winners

Enya Priester Age 10 - 1st place More...

Other News

DFCS engages community to address child safety concerns

The Georgia Department of Human Services, Division of Family and Children Services began publishing child death data on a quarterly basis in November. More...

Early Memorial Nursing Home

~ Calendar of Events ~

Jan. 12 - Calvary’s 7 Day Advantage Program (Sat Act) Jan. 21 - Remembering Martin Luther King Jr. Jan. 24 - January Birthday Party Jan.  More...

Annual Peanut Farm Show Jan. 17 in Tifton

The 37th annual 2013 Georgia Peanut Farm Show will be at the University of Georgia Tifton Campus Conference Center Jan. 17 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. More...

Religion

Become imitators of Christ

Sunday School Lesson

Philippians 2  More...

CHURCH NEWS

Wesley Chapel   Wesley Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church will present its annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. service Monday, Jan. 21 at 11 a.m. Everyone is invited to attend.  New Hope   More...

THANKS

On behalf of the men and women who are incarcerated in the Georgia State Prison System, I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has donated Dial bar soap to my prison ministry.  More...

Breaking News - 1/9/2013 11:34 AM

Pungent odor coming from Cordele  Free Access 

CordeleDispatch.com article explains

January 9, 2013 Chemical releases pungent fumes in area Anonymous Cordele Dispatch The Cordele Dispatch Wed Jan 09, 2013, 11:11 AM EST Cordele — The inadvertent release of a chemical irritant at a Crisp County chemical manufacturer is behind a pung More...

Breaking News - 1/9/2013 7:43 AM

Special election runoff Feb. 5  Free Access 

Burke, Keown square off

The winner of the election of a senator to replace Senator John Bulloch will be determined in a runoff Feb. More...

Breaking News - 1/8/2013 8:58 PM

Burke, Keown headed to runoff  Free Access 

In the State Senate District 11 special election returns were complete at 8:30 p.m., but the obvious outcome was that there will be a runoff between Burke and Keown. Burke was leading with 5,261 votes to Keown’s 4,607. More...

Mark your calendars!

Peanut Proud — March 23

Diamond Rio, six-time Vocal Group of the Year, will be the marquee entertainment at the 5th Annual Peanut Proud Saturday, March 23.  Formed in 1984, the band embarked on one of the most successful careers in country music, selling over 10 millio More...

SPLOST projects approved

The Early County Commissioners met Monday night at the County Annex with three new faces on the commission.  Chairman June Merritt and commissioners Taylor Bridges and Jeffrey Haynes began their four year terms, joining incumbent commissioners B More...

Looking back at the stories in 2012

See the 20 most read stories in 2012 at www.earlycountynews.com

(Publisher’s note: This is the third in a series as we look back at some of the stories which made the headlines and made  2012 the year it was... in our community.)  July  More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 9 BIRTHDAYS: Cannon Shierling, Andrew Rust, Bella Brackin, Elinor Wiley, Renee Henderson THURSDAY, JAN. More...

Editorials

Pay the toll

Other Voices

I spent most of last week living in a hotel room in Orlando, Fla., and because not much happens in hotel rooms, my friends and I drove around the area a lot.  We drove down to Universal Studios to have a nice dinner at Emeril’s restaurant More...

UnGodly DAR???

Mumbles

Editing the “Stomach Flu” article on the front page reminded me of something Tige included in a 1940s “This Week.”  The following bit of philosophy titled “What a Chance” was mailed to Tige by Mrs. More...

The best day ever

All That’s Fit to Print

It is early Tuesday morning and about this time five years ago, the phone rang and I learned the baby was a little ahead of schedule.  The baby, of course, was Evan and while in remembering past events, many people say “I remember it just More...

Obituaries

Johnny Brooks

Johnny Ray Brooks, 54, of Blakely died Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, Ala.  Mr. Brooks was born in Coffee County March 11, 1958, to the late Bonzie Brooks and Maybell Brooks. More...

Maston White Veteran

Maston Harrell White, 77, of Griffin, Ga., died Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, at Brightmoor Hospice in Griffin, Ga.  More...

Johnny Grace

Maintenance  Worker  Johnny Grace, 52, of Orlando, Fla., died Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012, at his residence.  Mr. Grace was born in Blakely Aug. 21, 1960, to the late Eloise W. Lyles and Willie Gilbert Sr. More...