August 22, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

New Early County News columnist

Meet Len Robbins

The News is excited to introduce a new feature to our commentary pages — the weekly musings of our friend and fellow publisher Len Robbins of Homerville, Ga.  Over the last decade, no Georgia newspaper columnist has won as many writing awa More...

STOP! Before renewing driver’s license

The Georgia Department of Driver Services now requires additional documentation when applying for or renewing your driver’s license or applying for an ID card as part of a national security plan to improve the security of Georgia’s DL and More...

Former deputy facing federal steroid charges

According to an article in Monday’s Albany Herald, J.D. More...

First Thursday

on the Square

The Blakely-Early County Chamber of Commerce is working to organize “First Thursday” events that will offer something for everyone on Court Square — including pep rallies, music by local talent and bands and a Kid’s Korner wit More...

Other News

Two arrested in Arlington

A search of a residence outside Arlington earlier this month resulted in the recovery of several firearms stolen from a Colquitt business in a 2009 burglary and property reported stolen during a Clay County burglary.  The search led to the arres More...

Dr. James H. Crowdis Run is Sept. 1

Participants in the Dr. James H. Crowdis Run have little more than a week to prepare for the Sept. 1 event. A 5,000 meter race and one mile race will both begin at 8:30 that morning from the First United Methodist Church. More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive

Daily Events Aug. 27 — 10:30-11:30 - Rhythm band practice. Lunch: Meatloaf with tomato sauce, pinto beans, mustard greens, cornbread, oatmeal cookie. Aug. 28 — 10:15 - 11:00 Physical fitness. 11:00 - VNA blood pressures. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

God promised to be with us

Ezekiel 34  More...

CHURCH NEWS

St. Mary   St. Mary Missionary Baptist Church is having a gospel sing Aug. 26 at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend.  Westview   More...

Society

Odom - Burke

Lavon and Stacey Odom of Colquitt are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their daughter, Megan, to Ashley Burke, son of Gene and Jolene Burke, all of Colquitt.  The bride-elect is a 2009 graduate of Southwest Georgia Acad More...

McDowell - Powell

Mr. and Mrs. Roger D. McDowell of Blakely are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Brittany Michelle McDowell, to Clarence Blake Powell, son of Wayne Powell and Carolyn Downing of Blakely.  More...

Burch, Perryman plans complete

Leeanna Burch and Tyler Perryman have finalized plans for their wedding, which will be Saturday, Aug. More...

Breaking News - 8/22/2012 10:23 AM

Runoff results

Early Sheriff (D) 11 of 11 Precincts Reporting William 'Fats' Price 1,003 67.2% Donald Bryant 489 32.8% U S Congress 2nd Dist (R) 245 of 245 Precincts Reporting John House More...

Warrior football

SGA hosts Deerfield- Windsor Friday night in Damascus in the season home opener. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m.   More...

Bobcat connection

Six-month-old Blakely Marshall is pictured above with former Bobcat Shawn Williams during the annual picture day at Sanford Stadium Aug. 18 in Athens. More...

Court upholds Smith disqualification

Richie Smith, disqualified candidate for House District 151 claims he never received any documentation or notice advising him to appear in court.  More...

WWW... Chamber website

The Blakely-Early County Chamber of Commerce has rolled out a new website showcasing... well, most anything you want to know about the community. Visit www.blakelyearlycountychamber.com and explore the new website. More...

The Doug Kidd Parrot Run

The   Parrot Run 5K and Fun Run, a benefit event in memory of Doug Kidd to fight ALS, will be held Saturday, Aug. 25 at Kolomoki State Park.  An evening event, the 5K run begins at 7 p.m. The fun run will follow the 5K. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 22 LIONS Club, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club BIRTHDAYS: David Tinson, Thomas J. McDonald, Nicholas Ryan Edward Craft ANNIVERSARY: Mr. & Mrs. Jody Michael Craft THURSDAY, AUG. More...

Editorials

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Mumbles

Len and Pogo are buddies!

I hope our readers enjoy Len Robbins’ columns as much as I have enjoyed his friendship over the years.  Len and Jenny’s kids, like ours did, are growing up with a GPA family... friendships that will last over many years.  More...

Other Voices

PC gone too far

I always like to stay abreast of the latest trends, especially where our language is concerned, so I was delighted when an alert reader sent me an article recently warning of a new wave of political correctness being thrust upon us.  More...

Obituaries

Jean Settles Retired

Jean Pipkin Settles, 83, of Albany died Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012, at Phoebe North Medical Center.  More...

Mary Jo Marshall

Mary Jo Marshall, 60, of Blakely died Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012, at Pioneer Community Hospital Emergency Room.  Miss Marshall was born in Blakely Jan. 29, 1952, to the late Joe Nathan Marshall and Sarah Jinks Williams.  More...

Joe Grace

Joseph “Joe” Grace, 68, of Blakely died Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, in Tampa, Fla.  Mr. Grace was born in Blakely Aug. 2, 1944, to the late Andrew Mayweather and Jetta Mae Grace. He was a member of St. More...

Campus

Warriors narrowly defeated in opener 27-25

Southwest Georgia Academy’s Warrior football team fought hard against the Ashford Academy Falcons Friday night, only to lose 27-25. More...

Cooling system donated by BPT

Deon Foster and Walter Daniels, of Colquitt and Blakely Physical Therapy, presented the Early County Athletic Department with a misting fan system to assist in decreasing heat related injuries.  More...

Jenkins named valedictorian

Davis Jenkins was named Thomas County Central High School’s 2012 valedictorian.  Jenkins was among 330 students to graduate from Thomas County Central this past semester.  He will attend Washington University in St. More...