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EPD re-issues permit

The News learned last week the EPD has re-issued the Longleaf power plant permit amendment. The permit is dated Nov. 8.   More...

Revolutionary grave marker ceremony Saturday

The Joel Early Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution will hold a grave marker dedication commemorating the service of Revolutionary War soldier James W. Alexander. More...

“Wish Tree”

The annual “Wish Tree” project helps ensure that Santa stops at every house at Christmas. To sponsor a child, visit Bank of Early to select a child’s list from the Wish Tree. More...

Other News

New transportation ...

Nick Lee, an employee at a local restaurant, was surprised last week when a group of morning coffee drinkers presented him with a new bicycle. More...

Coat drive underway

Southwest Georgia Farm Credit is partnering with area businesses to collect coats, scarves, knit caps, gloves and blankets for those in need during the cold winter months.   More...

Editorials

Other Voices

They call me the Grinch

A colleague walked into one of the many meetings we have around here and proudly announced that she had seen Christmas decorations on display at a local store.   “They were even playing Christmas music,” she said, happily.   More...

All That’s Fit to Print

I just looking ...

Evan likes knowing the names of things. He was sitting on the step into our laundry room and he spread out his arms and asked, “What is this called?”   He likes the steps into the laundry room. More...

Mumbles

Saluting all our veterans

If you can read this, thank a teacher. If you are reading it in English, thank a soldier. More...

Obituaries

Flozell Salter

Flozell Salter, 82, of Blakely, died Thurday, Oct. 28, 2010.   Mr. Salter was born Feb. 4, 1928, in Blakely to the late Tony Salter and Lillie Salter. He worked with Rodney and Early Milton and Haddock’s Farms. More...

Willie Zell Cox

Homemaker

Willie Zell Sprouse Cox, 89, of Blakely died Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010.   Mrs. Cox was born Jan. 31, 1921, in Blakely to the late Mark Calhoun Sprouse Sr. and Gussie Hartley Sprouse. She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church and a homemaker. More...

Jonathan Beasley

Veteran

Jonathan Lambert “Bert” Beasley, 61, died Friday, Nov. 5, 2010.   Mr. Beasley was born in 1949 in Blakely to the late Gordon Jonathan Beasley and Jennie Mae Harrell Beasley. More...

Sports

Warriors crush Brookwood’s hopes of playoffs

The Brookwood Warriors came to Damascus desperate to win. A win would put them in the GISA playoff but the SGA seniors had a different plan in mind. More...

Bobcats finish season with loss to Brooks

With just over a quarter to play and a four point lead, the Early County Bobcats were close to having a ticket to the state playoffs. But one bad special teams play started a Brooks High onslaught and the Trojans defeated the Bobcats 24-14.   More...

ECMS cross country teams finish season in second place

The ECMS cross country team completed their season at the Kolomoki Invitational /Middle School Championship Oct. 12 and brought home a second place trophy. More...

Doug Kidd died Thursday  Free Access 

Doug Kidd’s inspirational battle with Lou Gehrig’s disease came to an end Thursday afternoon at Emory Hospital in Atlanta. Visitation will be 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Manry-Jordan-Hodges Funeral Home. More...

First United Methodist Church Annual Veterans Celebration Sunday

Everyone is invited to the annual Veterans Day Celebration Sunday at Blakely First United Methodist Church.   More...

Bishop edges Keown

Late Muscogee returns send Bishop back to Washington Nathan Dean beats Roy Barnes without runoff Early County voters approve SPLOST referendum

There were 14 contested races on last week’s General Primary ballot, including races for governor, lieutenant governor and a local board of education race. More...

City adopts ordinance to waive utility late fees (for two months)

The water tank behind City Hall will soon be getting a new coat of paint, inside and out. The Blakely City Council voted at their Nov. 2 meeting to accept a low bid of $212,500 by Utility Services to rehab the 250,000 gallon water tank. More...

Holidays on the Square

Dec. 3 and 4 will be a weekend full of “HOTS” holiday activities sponsored by the Blakely- Early County Chamber of Commerce. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, Nov. More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive   Daily Events   Nov. 15 — 10:30 - 11:30 - Line Dance. Lunch: Chicken soup, mixed vegetables, marinated beets, wheat crackers, fresh fruit.   More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Let the beauty of God be upon you

Humans are locked within the dimensions of time and space. We see all situations as having a beginning and an end. All events occur within some set of conditions that can be measured in terms of length, breadth and height. More...

The Gospel Truth

What difference does Jesus make?

My major question today is not how Jesus may or may not have changed the world, but whether or not Jesus has personally and powerfully changed you. If Jesus makes a difference, what difference does he make to you? Read Mark 1:40-45. More...

CHURCH NEWS

St. Mary   St. Mary Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate their 11th choir anniversary Saturday, Nov. 13 at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend.   St. Mary will celebrate their 84th church anniversary Sunday, Nov. More...

Society

Former ECHS and SGA students hold joint class reunion

The Early County High School and Southwest Georgia Academy Class of 1975 held their class reunion at the Blakely Cineplex Oct. 23. More...

Gleaton brings home first place trophy

Tanner Gleaton, one of the finalists of the Albany Star 2010 during River Jam on Oct. 30, brought a first place trophy home to Arlington. Each participant had to choose a song from a pre-selected list and then a song of choice. More...

Murkerson receives Wings of Gold

Michael Murkerson, son of Billy Ray and Mary Murkerson, was one of 11 naval officers awarded naval flight officer wings during a Sept. 17 ceremony aboard NAS Jacksonville, Fla.   The NFO wings were presented by VP-30 Commanding Officer Capt. More...

Campus

Former Bobcats meet again

Two former Early County Bobcats were on the football field together again this past week when the Valdosta State University JV Wildcats played the Atlanta Sports Academy Spartans in Atlanta. More...

Class of 1970 plans reunion events

The Early County High School Class of 1970 is finalizing plans for the upcoming reunion. Class members should respond by Nov. 17 to reserve a spot at the reunion events.   There will be a cookout Friday, Nov. More...

Cross country team hosts Kolomoki Invitational

The ECHS Cross Country team hosted the Kolomoki Invitational at Kolomoki Oct. 12. More...