May 16, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Midsummer’s Evening of Hope

To help continue work against cancer, Primary Care of Southwest Georgia and the Cancer Coalition of South Georgia will hold the 3rd annual “A Midsummer’s Evening of Hope in Early County” June 21 at the First United Methodist Church More...

Middle School improvement meeting

The   Early County Elementary School will host a school improvement meeting Thursday, May 17 at 5:30 p.m. in the ECMS Media Center.   More...

Other News

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, May 16  BIRTHDAY: Brooks Taylor  THURSDAY, May 17  ROTARY Club Meeting, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club  ANNIVERSARY: Mr. and  Mrs. Ronnie Willis  FRIDAY, May 18   More...

Pyle-Jester engagement announced

Kim and Pam Pyle of Blakely, Ga., announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Ashton Denise Pyle, to Richard Henry Jester, son of Hank and Lisa Jester of Arlington, Ga.  The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Jane Pyle a More...

Harrell and Beasley reunion

The family reunion of Jennie Mae Harrell and Gordon Beasley will be May 26 at 1 p.m., EST. at Picnic Shelter #4 at Kolomoki State Park.  Everyone is asked to bring a covered dish.   More...

Religion

Accept the divine provisions offered by the Lord

Sunday School Lesson

Leviticus 25 More...

CHURCH NEWS

Saint John  Saint John Mill Place will have their annual revival Monday, May 14 through Wednesday, May 16 at 7 p.m. Guest speaker for the week will be Rev. Johnny Kegler. Evergreen  More...

Society

Harrell and Beasley reunion

The family reunion of Jennie Mae Harrell and Gordon Beasley will be May 26, 2018, at 1 p.m., EST. at Picnic Shelter #4 at Kolomoki State Park. Everyone is asked to bring a covered dish.   More...

Reed receives Seal of Biliteracy

Early County High senior Tamaja Reed will be graduating with the Georgia Seal of Biliteracy on her diploma in recognition of her achievement in English and German.  Tamaja will be one of few students receiving the recognition in Southwest Georgi More...

Junior Ranger Camp at Kolomoki

Kolomoki Mounds State Park is offering the Department of Natural Resources’ Junior Ranger Program two times this year. First the week of June 11-14, and then the week of July 9- 12. This will be a fun four-day day camp, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  More...

May 22 General Primary/Non Partisan and Special Elections

The Gubernatorial Primary Candidates

The Gubernatorial Primary Candidates   More...

Dulcimer Hymn Concert Sunday

The   Landmark Dulcimer Players will present a Bicentennial Hymn Concert Sunday, May 20 at 6 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Blakely.  More...

Groundbreaking...

A groundbreaking ceremony for the City of Blakely’s new Fire Station and Governmental Complex on Magnolia Street was held Monday morning.  Congressman Sanford Bishop and Representative Gerald Green joined Mayor Anthony Howard, County Commi More...

Fire Station & Government Complex groundbreaking

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Editorials

Living vicariously through social media

Other Voices

My niece Hunter did something last week that I would never have expected her to do. She jumped out of an airplane. Of course, she was wearing a parachute at the time, but that doesn’t make what she did any less surprising. More...

Political Cartoon

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More than just farmers

All That’s Fit to Print

This column is a reprinted from the April 30, 2003 issue of the Early County News. A Sunday newspaper report noted that Carl Isaacs has been on death row longer than any other prisoner in the United States. He beats out Gary Alvord by three months. More...

Obituaries

Leon Coates

Retired

Richard Leon Coates, 89, of 80 Mt. Calvary Rd., Ft. Gaines, Ga., passed away Sunday, May 13, 2018, at his residence.  Mr. Coates was born Dec. 22, 1928, in Shorterville, Ala., to the late Posa Lee Coates and Ruby Lillian Killebrew Coates. More...

Ann McLendon

Retired

Ann Amelia Stevens Lewis McLendon, 79, of 23430 Highway 37 W, Edison, Ga., passed away at her residence Thursday, May 10, 2018.  More...

Lillie Cochran

Retired

Lillie Mae Cochran, 88, of Blakely, Ga., passed away Wednesday, May 9, 2018, at LifeBrite Community Hospital of Early in Blakely.  More...

Campus

Second graders visit Courthouse

The Early County Bicentennial Committee welcomed approximately 160 second grade students to the Early County Courthouse May 3 as part of the Bicentennial Celebration.  More...

Students recognized during Honor’s Day at SGA

“Like the ancient Athenians, Southwest Georgia Academy strives to develop a sound mind in a healthy body,” Miss Henrinel Middleton reminded students in the introduction for Honors Day held May 1, 2018, in the Joe Bryan Auditorium at the A More...

Congratulations

12TH GRADE PRESIDENTIAL AWARDS Justin Grimsley and Sydney Thompson More...