January 30, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

U.S. Senator Chambliss not seeking re-election

U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss announced last week that he will not seek re-election in 2014. First elected to the House in 1994, he was elected to the U.S. Senate when he defeated Democratic incumbent Max Cleland in 2002.  Sen. More...

63rd Chamber of Commerce annual dinner

Chamber chairman Gwen Houston passed the gavel to Chase Brooks at the 63rd annual Chamber of Commerce Membership Dinner Friday at the Blakely Town & Country Club.  A large crowd was on hand to hear an update of the Chamber’s activities More...

Early Museum Father-Daughter dance Saturday

The annual “Father Daughter Dance” sponsored by the Early County Museum will be Saturday, Feb. 2 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. More...

Other News

Anderson Construction announces promotions

Trey Anderson, president and chief operating officer of Anderson Construction Company of Fort Gaines, is pleased to announce the promotion of three key individuals to the positions of vice president – Trenton D. Brown, William T. More...

Brooks named Clay County Conservationist of the Year

The Lower Chattahoochee Soil and Water Conservation District celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the Conservationist of the Year Jan. More...

Blakely native and former Bobcat plays in Senior Bowl

Following a stellar career at Georgia, former Early County Bobcat standout Shawn Williams played in Sunday’s Senior Bowl in Mobile, joining outstanding seniors from across the nation. More...

Religion

Strive to focus solely on Jesus Christ

Sunday School Lesson

Our outward circumstances can — and often will — color, confuse and cloud the way we view all of our present world. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church will host a youth revival Wednesday, Jan. 30 through Friday, Feb. 1 at 7:30 p.m. each night. Everyone is invited to attend. St. Maryland  More...

THANKS

We, the family of the late Willie “Hooker” Dunwoody, would like to express our sincere appreciation for all acts of kindness shown in the passing of our loved one.  The Dunwoody family  •••  We would like to More...

Society

Vanderveer - Garland

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Vanderveer of Nacogdoches, Texas, announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Greta, to Reid Garland, son of Mr. and Mrs. More...

BIRTH

Matt and LeeAnn Dalrymple of Arlington are proud to announce the birth of their son, Trigg Floyd Dalrymple. Trigg was born Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012, at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany, Ga. More...

Legion to recognize female vets

The P.H. Fitzgerald Post #11 American Legion will meet Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. at the American Legion Hall on Woodlawn Drive in Blakely.  More...

Breaking News - 2/5/2013 9:31 PM

Burke wins!

With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Dr. Dean Burke of Bainbridge has defeated Mike Keown in the District 11 State Senate runoff. Burke won 58.42 percent of the vote receiving 7,738 votes to Mike Keown’s 5,507 votes. More...

Breaking News - 2/5/2013 8:13 AM

Vote today!

Senate runoff election

It is very important that you go to the polls today and vote in the State Senate runoff election. The candidates are Dr. Dean Burke of Bainbridge and Coolidge pastor Mike Keown. More...

HACC lays off 29

The Hospital Authority of Calhoun County announced last week the authority had sold Willowood, its assisted living facility, and was in final negotiations to sell the 60 bed Calhoun Nursing Home. Both facilities are in Edison.  More...

What holds 2013 for Early County?

Too often too many things go unnoticed that impact our quality of life and that of our children. The News will share some things we can expect to see in 2013 over the next several weeks.  Merritt on the county  More...

Runoff Election Tuesday

The District 11 State Senate runoff election between Dean Burke and Mike Known is Tuesday, Feb. 5. Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. Early voting ends Friday. Everyone is urged to get out and vote! More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 30 BIRTHDAYS: Asher Middleton, Darrell Harper, Jeanine Houston THURSDAY, JAN. 31 ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club BIRTHDAYS: Trey Skinner,   More...

Editorials

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Counting down to springtime

Other Voices

It’s time for my annual rant against winter.  I don’t like it.  I’m a Southwest Georgia boy. It gets cold down there. But you only see snow and ice every four or five years. More...

A slingshot defense?

All That’s Fit to Print

A Tuesday morning headline caught my eye, something about a library solving animal control’s puppy poop problem.  Libraries and puppies are two things I know about.  It seems that the San Francisco animal control is now getting old ne More...

Obituaries

Margaret Bush

Retired

Margaret Sanders Bush, 84, of Blakely died Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, at Pioneer Community Hospital of Early. Mrs. Bush was born in Hurtsboro, Ala., Aug. 16, 1928, to the late James A. Sanders and Shilly Dean Livingston Sanders. More...

Nell Knighton

Retired

Nell Golden Knighton, 87, of Columbus, Ga., died Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, at the home of her son, Wayne Knighton. More...

J.V. Pratt

Retired

J.V. “John” Pratt, 80, of Athens, Texas, died Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, at his residence. More...

Campus

Scholarship application deadline announced

High school seniors interested in pursuing a career path in agriculture are encouraged to note the deadline for Southwest Georgia Farm Credit’s scholarship program, which provides $8,000 in scholarship money to selected students in the 21 count More...

Murdock honored at University of Georgia

Will Murdock, a senior theater major at The University of Georgia and Arlington native, was recently recognized as a UGA Amazing Student and was featured on the university’s website.  Murdock transferred to the Athens campus after attendin More...

COLLEGE NEWS

The following local residents were among 312 students from Georgia Southwestern State University who were recognized for earning a spot on the Fall 2012 academic achievement list: Patricia Askew and Morgan Hilton, both of Edison; Henry English of Bla More...