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Arlington City Election Results  Free Access 

Arlington City Election Results  November 8, 2011    City Council Post #1  Tyrone George                  298  Raymond Williams &n More...

Kasey Giles Crowned HC Queen

Kasey Giles was crowned ECHS 2011 Homecoming Queen Friday night. She was escorted by father, Greg Giles.  More...

Shigella warning

— One case confirmed locally —

The past several weeks counties in the Southwest Health District have been cautioned to take action against the spread of Shigella following outbreaks in several school systems.  The News learned Tuesday that a case of Shigella has been confirme More...

Election Results

Tuesday’s election results are posted on our website. If you are signed up to get updates you have already received the results via email. You don’t have to be a subscriber to receive updates.  Sign up today!   More...

Veterans’ program at ECHS Friday

Local veterans will be honored at a Veterans Day program Friday at Mangham Auditorium at Early County High School. The public is invited to attend.  The program will begin at 10:30 a.m. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 9  Lions Club Meeting, noon.  BIRTHDAYS: Mike Carmichael, Marion R. Shoemaker, Lauren Arnold, Tammy Wiley, Wendy Powell  THURSDAY, Nov. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Be good citizens of God’s kingdom

One of the foundation stones in the life of one who has accepted Jesus Christ of Nazareth as his or her savior is the fact of forgiveness. The word “forgiveness” has a meaning of release. More...

The Gospel Truth

Jesus Christ shows us the right way

Almost all of us are either married or hope to be married some day. And all of us need advice on the all important subjects of marriage and divorce. More...

THANKS

I would like to say thank you to everyone for the cards, calls, visits and prayers during my recent hospital stay. It means a lot to know how much people care.  Also a special thanks to Dr. More...

Agriculture

Deadline Nov. 30 for Farmers Grow Communities

Georgia farmers can sign up to win $2,500 for their favorite local nonprofit organizations through America’s Farmer’s Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund.  One farmer in each of Georgia’s 31 participating counties More...

Most valuable pecan crop ever?

Georgia is the No. 1 pecan-producing state in the country, and growers there are harvesting what could be the most valuable pecan crop in its history.  More...

Sports

Five Star adopts local schools

Five Star Credit Union in Cedar Springs has adopted two schools in Early County — Early County Middle School and Early County Elementary School — and donated $2,500 in supplies to help wi More...

Bobcats lost to Trojans

The Brooks High Trojans used a strong first half performance to beat the Early County Bobcats 25-8 Friday night in Blakely. The Bobcats end the year at 4-6. The Trojans are now 8-2.  More...

Warriors close season

The Southwest Georgia Warriors saw their season come to an early end Friday night after a loss to the Brookwood School Warriors. The SGA Warriors could not gain and retain momentum during the game.  More...

Campus

Reading is important

Research has shown that children, whose parents are actively involved in their child’s education, are much more likely to succeed in school and go on to pursue higher education. More...

JROTC members receive t-shirts

The Washington High School Alumni Association donated 100 t-shirts to the Early County High School JROTC class, pictured above, Wednesday, Oct. 26. More...

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Have you hugged a veteran today?  Free Access 

Veterans’ program at ECHS Friday

Local veterans will be honored at a Veterans Day program today at Mangham Auditorium at Early County High School. The public is invited to attend. The program will begin at 10:30 a.m. More...

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BLAKELY CITY ELECTION RESULTS  Free Access 

City of Blakely Election - Nov. More...

Longleaf appeal

Administrative Law Judge Stephanie Howells issued a “Final Order” Oct. More...

Arlington lunch program funds under investigation

The Albany Herald broke a story in July that a state agency was investigating allegations of illegal payment of “Bright from the Start” funds to Arlington city officials.  Bright from the Start is a Georgia Department of Early Care a More...

Starr inducted into track Hall of Fame

Blakely native Scott Starr was recently inducted into the Georgia Track and Field Coaches Hall of Fame. The ceremony at Westminster High School was sponsored by the Atlanta Track Club.  More...

Silent Grief: From Healing to Hell

The most moving book ever written about life in Early County and Southwest Georgia — until now — has always been Judge Arthur G. Powell’s I Can Go Home Again. More...

Drug Take Back

Local authorities recently participated in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s “National Take Back Initiative” designed to help citizens properly dispose of prescription drugs.  The Early County Sheriff’s Office collect More...

Editorials

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Other Voices

Manners gone?

In a lot of ways, I’m glad my Great Aunt Cecile didn’t live long enough to read the story in The New York Times that an alert reader sent me last week.  More...

All That’s Fit to Print

Yours, mine and theirs

One of this week’s big news stories is a report on the income gap between young and old. Geezers have more money and more stuff than the whippersnappers do.  You don’t say.  More...

Obituaries

Anna Biddings

Homemaker

Anna Mae Biddings, 78, died Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011, at Pioneer Community Hospital.  Mrs. Biddings was born Nov. 27, 1932, in Early County to the late Mattie Mae Wimberly and Johnnie B. Biddings Sr. of Blakely. She was a member of Mt. More...

Joyce Ford

Joyce Ann McGriff Ford, 55, died Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011, at Donalsonville Hospital.  Mrs. Ford was born Oct. 9, 1956, in Donalsonville, Ga., to Callie Mae Truett McGriff and the late Waymon McGriff Sr. More...

Jerry Seymour

Retired

Jerry Lee Seymour Sr., 70, of Columbia, Ala., passed away Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011, surrounded by family and loved ones. His five year battle with cancer ended peacefully at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, Ala.  More...

Society

Women’s club helps ‘paint hospital pink’

The Women’s Civic Club bought ribbons in the name of the women who have breast cancer or who had breast cancer to help paint the hospital wall pink during breast cancer month.  One member in the club is a breast cancer survivor.   More...

BIRTH

Clay and Whitney Crawford proudly announce the birth of their daughter, Collier Ann Crawford, Nov. 1, 2011, at 11:01 a.m. at Southeastern Medical Center in Dothan, Ala. More...

November is National Adoption Month

In Georgia, there are approximately 250 children in need of permanent loving homes and we need your help. More...