July 18, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Grand Jury... 67 true bills

The July 2012 term of the Early County Grand Jury was held July 9 with the grand jury returning 67 true bills, 26 no bills.  More...

TSPLOST referendum

Early County voters, along with voters from 13 other counties in Southwest Georgia, will vote on a 10-year, one-cent sales tax July 31 to invest in a specifically identified list of transportation improvements. More...

Back to School Bash

School bells will be ringing soon and local agencies are giving students a great send off at the annual “Back to School Bash” July 24, 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. at the Early County Middle School Cafeteria.  More...

Honoring Bobcat alumni

The   ECHS Bobcat Football Club has undertaken a “Bobcat Alumni Plaque” program as a way to recognize former players.  Plaques will be placed inside each locker in the recently upgraded locker room featuring the players’ More...

Other News

Blood drive to honor Hannah Eubanks

The American Red Cross will have a blood drive in honor of Arlington’s Hannah Eubanks Tuesday, July 24 at First Baptist Church from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.  More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Dr. Daily Events

July 23 — 10:30-11:30 - Rhythm band practice. Lunch: Roasted turkey, scalloped potatoes, winter mix, wheat roll, fresh fruit. July 24 — 9:30 - Movie Day. Lunch: Pepper steak, lima beans, broccoli salad, wheat roll, spiced peaches. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

A king acts on a widow’s behalf

2 Kings 4:1-37; 8:1-6  More...

CHURCH NEWS

Wesley Chapel   More...

Obituaries

IN MEMORY

In Loving Memory  Jeff Robinson, Sr.  God saw you getting tired, and a cure was not to be, so he put his arms around you, and whispered “Come to me.”  With tearful eyes we watched you, as you slowly slipped away, and though More...

Lori Ann Dunning

Lori Ann McCormick Dunning, 41, of Blakely died Tuesday, July 10, 2012, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, Ala.  Mrs. Dunning was born March 25, 1971, to Bruce McCormick and Kay McCormick of Blakely. More...

Robert Kirkpatrick Carpenter

Robert Arthur Kirkpatrick, 65, of Saint Louis, Mo., died Wednesday, July 11, 2012, at his residence.  Mr. Kirkpatrick was born in Saint Louis, Mo., Dec. 22, 1946, to the late Rodney B. Kirkpatrick and Catherine Kirkpatrick. More...

Wiregrass HOF honors Whitehurst

Tommy Whitehurst, longtime basketball coach and athletic director at Early County High, was inducted into the Wiregrass Sports Hall of Fame Saturday in Dothan.  Whitehurst was a high school basketball standout in Alabama at Kinston High School w More...

Early voting underway

Early voting for the July 31 General Primary began last week and will continue through Friday, July 27. More...

Sheriff forum

Four of five candidates running for sheriff in the July 31 General Primary participated in a candidate forum last week at the Early County High cafeteria.  More...

Pre-K - K-5 Open House

Meet your child’s teachers!  Early County Elementary School is hosting an open house Thursday, July 26. Pre-K: 5 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.  K-5: 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.   More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, JULY 18 CHAMBER of Commerce, noon, Chamber conf. More...

Editorials

Political Cartoon

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Other Voices

By the seashore?

I recently spent a few days in Destin, Fla., for a newspaper conference, which opened up a personal debate I have about whether I prefer the beach or the mountains as a vacation destination.  In years past, wherever I happened to take my vacati More...

All That’s Fit to Print

Cats and dogs in the running

An Alaska town has just re-elected a cat as its mayor. More...

Society

BIRTH

Quinton and LaQuesha Balkcom are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Courtney Makayla Balkcom. She was born Thursday, June 7, 2012, at Donalsonville Hospital. More...

Winns turns 15

Ke’Andre Winns of Texas celebrated his 15th birthday July 8, 2012. He is the son of Nazlee Butler and Shermaine Winns. More...

Davis - George

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Davis of Blakely are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Natasha Charita Davis, to Willie Henry George, son of Mr. and Mrs. More...