December 12, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Runoff election results

Republican candidates for Secretary of State and Public Service Commission were winners in the Dec. 4 runoff election.  Republican state Rep. More...

All Region Bobcats

Six Early County Bobcats were named to the 2018 1-AA All Region Football team. More...

Save a Life, Give Blood!

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HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, Dec.12  BLAKELY Lions Club, noon, Blakely Town and Country Club  GA Cares, 1:30 p.m., Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library  PILOT Club  BIRTHDAY: Wanda Kay Johnson  THURSDAY, Dec. More...

Power Award winners recognized

The Power Award is an Alcohol & Substance Abuse Prevention Project incentive program designed by Family Connection to boost positive attitudes and good deeds in our schools.  The Power Award is a student, faculty and staff program encourages More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook

Daily Events Dec. 17 - Activities - Not Availabale. Lunch: Sliced ham, broccoli, macaroni & cheese, brussel sprouts, fresh fruit. Dec. 18 - Activities - Not Available. Lunch - Meat balls, creamed potatoes, fordhook lima beans, fruit cup. Dec. More...

Religion

We are to love and worship God

Sunday School Lesson

Psalm 103 More...

CHURCH NEWS

Saint John Saint John Freewill Baptist Church Family will have their annual Christmas program and dinner on Sunday, Dec. 15 at 2 p.m. Rev. More...

THANKS

To each of you who showed your love to us during the passing of our precious Tiana, we thank you. We heard so many kind words, received warm hugs, beautiful cards, lovely flowers and plants. More...

200 years ago...

In 1817 a limited number of people settled in Early County, but by 1818 quite a few took up residence on Harrod’s Creek (now known as the Old Factory Creek) on the Chattahoochee River...

Everyone is invited to the Early County Courthouse 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. More...

FEMA & SBA application deadline: December 13

To assist southwest Georgia survivors before the registration Dec. 13 deadline, a new Disaster Recovery Center has been opened at the Agricultural Center Fairgrounds in Bainbridge at 1211 Veda Road. The center will be open until 6 p.m. More...

City council...

The mayor and council held their final council meeting of the year Dec. 4 at City Hall with Mayor Anthony Howard and city councilmen Frank Thornton, James Crozier and Al Hutchins present. Councilman Charles Middleton was absent.  More...

Museum Xmas trees

Make plans to visit the Early County Museum at 226 North Main Wednesday, Dec. 19 at 2 p.m. and learn to fashion Christmas trees out of old National Geographic magazine pages. All supplies will be provided.   More...

Editorials

The jolly ol’ elf

Other Voices

(Publisher’s Note: This column first appeared in this paper Dec. 21, 2016, edition of this paper.) I was granted an exclusive interview last week with the jolly ol’ elf himself, Santa Claus. More...

Political Cartoon

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Happy Birthday, Early County

All That’s Fit to Print

The Saturday, Early County, Georgia, will be 200 years old. More...

Obituaries

Bobby Swords

Retired

Bobby Carol Swords, 63, of Blakely, Ga., passed away Dec. 9, 2018, at Southeast Health in Dothan, Ala.  Mr. Swords was born, June 18, 1955, in Edison, Ga., to the late Clyde Carroll Swords and Mary Bell Gore Swords. More...

Grier Tiner

Retired

Grier Haddock Tiner, 76, of Damascus, Ga., died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, at her residence. Funeral services were Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, at 2 p.m. at Colquitt Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. Kent Barwick officiating.  More...

William Cobb

Retired

William Wiley Cobb, 72, of Edison, Ga., passed away Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, at his residence.  Mr. Cobb was born in Edison Dec. 14, 1945, to the late Henry Cobb and Mattie Reese Cobb. More...