June 19, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Armed robbery suspects nabbed

Pair attempted to kill two clerks in Early County

Two suspects arrested in Dothan late last week have been charged with a number of the violent armed robberies that have plagued the tri-state area since late March.  The suspects have been identified as Milas Antwon Grant III, 25, and Throne Tho More...

Pioneer renovates wing, rooms

Pioneer   Community Hospital of Early invites everyone to a ribbon cutting and open house of the renovated hospital wing and patient rooms Thursday, June 20 between 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. More...

Fireworks, concert June 30

The combined choirs of the Bethel Baptist Association will perform “Indivisible, One Nation Under God,” an evening of patriotic music Sunday, June 30 at 7 p.m. More...

Other News

Magic at the library

Magician Ken Scott is assisted by Jada Conley at his magic show June 4 at Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library. Scott is one of several performers visiting the library this summer. More...

‘We Honor Veterans’ at senior center

Gentiva Hospice recently visited the Early County Senior Center and shared information on the “We Honor Veterans” program. More...

Award-winning art

Pictured is local photographer Bobby Gilbert who picked up a first place win last week with his photograph “Floating Clover” at the Southwest Georgia Regional Art Exhibit and Sale at Thronateeska Heritage Center in Albany. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Worship in the new creation

Isaiah 65:17-25  More...

CHURCH NEWS

Friendship Missionary Baptist Church is having its annual revival services June 17 through June 21 at 7:30 p.m. each night. Everyone is invited to attend. Good Hope   More...

THANKS

Words cannot express the deep appreciation we feel for the kindness and sympathy shown to us for the loss of our loved one. More...

Society

How to prep your yard for summer parties

Backyard soirees are a staple of summer for many families. More...

Harris- Benoit

Mr. and Mrs. Will Harris III of Bluffton, Ga., announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Jodi Lynn, to John Edward Benoit, son of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Kids’ Spotlight

IlahTurner, age 11, Serenity Turner, age 10, and Jihad Turner, age 9, children of Tamara and Red Sims. More...

Breaking News - 6/20/2013 9:14 AM

Town Hall Meeting tonight!  Free Access 

Please try to attend the Peanut Proud town hall meeting tonight at 6:45 at City Hall! More...

School board fires Challender

The Early County Board of Education voted to terminate school superintendent Thomas Challender’s contract without cause at their June 11 board meeting. More...

Up In Smoke!

Practice Fire

Approximately 25 firefighters had the opportunity to get some excellent training during a burn which also eliminated an eyesore on River Street. Robert Brownlee donated the structure.   More...

“The Hub” open house June 20

Everyone is invited to a ribbon-cutting for “The Hub” in Arlington Thursday, June 20 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.  The Hub is a new event facility in a renovated building on Highland Avenue near the traffic light. More...

WHS class reunion

Washington   High School class of 1970, the final graduating class of the county’s last all black high school, will hold their 43rd class reunion July 6 at the Civic Center. More...

Community Calendar

Here & There This Week

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19  CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, noon, First United Methodist Church  BIRTHDAYS: Makayla Johnson, Laura Mills, Debbie Holley, Wayne Powell, Joel Love  ANNIVERSARY: Mr. & Mrs. George Gregory  THURSDAY, June 20   More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Dr. Daily Events

June 24 — 10:30- 11:30 - Rhythm band practice. Lunch: Chicken pot pie, yams, steamed broccoli, yogurt with fruit. June 25 — 10:15 - 11:00 Physical fitness. 11:00- VNA Blood pressures. More...

Early Memorial Nursing Home

~ Calendar of Events ~

June 20 - June Birthday Party hosted by Hentown, 2:30 p.m. June 24 - Birdhouses, 2:00 p.m. June 24 - Sunshine Social, 3:00 p.m. June 25 - Pet Visit with Dixie, 10:15 a.m.  More...

Editorials

Other Voices

Making history

“Say, Wilbur. We need to talk.”  “What is it now, Orville? We just made history becoming the first men to successfully fly a powered airplane, and the first thing you want to do is talk. More...

All That’s Fit to Print

Maybe I need an apron

I was walking through a store not long ago and saw a cooking skirt for sale. Really. It was hanging on an endcap and the packaging stated the product was a cooking skirt. More...

Mumbles

We CAN make a difference

I keep watching the news hoping to find a sign that we are going to be able to find a way to keep our country from going to hell in a hand basket.  It’s a desperate feeling, watching and knowing as hard as I might try there is little I can More...

Obituaries

Willie Murray Jr.

Business Owner

Willie Mathis Murray Jr., 60, of Arlington died Saturday, June 8, 2013.  More...

Myrtle Davis Jones

Retired

Mrs. Myrtle L. Davis Jones of Lawtey, Fla., died Sunday, June 9, 2013, in Lancaster, Pa., while visiting family and friends. Mrs. Jones was born to the late Harvey and Reggie McKinnon Davis. More...

Margaret Ella Taliaferro

Margaret “Maggie” Ella Taliaferro, 82, of Franklin, N.C., died Wednesday, June 12, 2013.  Born in Edison, Ga., she was the daughter of Judge Beach Thompson and Maggie Louise Whatley Thompson. Mrs. More...

Campus

COLLEGE NEWS

MUW   The following Mississippi University for Women students were recognized on the president’s list for the spring 2013 semester: Amber Bensinger of Edison, and Mariela Castro Salgado of Damascus.   More...