September 12, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

County, communities to reinstate excise tax

The Early County Commissioners met with representatives from Jakin, Arlington, Blakely and Damascus at their Sept. More...

Abstinence, Relationship workshop

Family   Connection FACES and Early County Literacy Task Force will host an Abstinence — Relationship Workshop with Shelly Donahue Thursday, Sept. More...

Additional GED classes

GED classes are now being offered 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday in addition to daily classes 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. More...

Other News

VFW rally planned for Saturday

The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States Blakely Post 5259 will hold a rally at Harvey’s Supermarket Saturday, Sept. 15 at 8 a.m.  More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive

Daily Events Sept. 17 — 10:15-11:00 - Rhythm band at Nursing Home. Lunch: Roasted turkey, scalloped potatoes, Winter mix, wheat roll, fresh fruit. Sept. 18 — 9:30 - Movie Day. Lunch: Pepper steak, lima  More...

ISO, drought prompt dry hydrant relocation

Early County Emergency Management is working with ISO officials to provide better protection and lower ISO insurance rates in the unincorporated area around Jakin.  “We are repositioning some existing dry hydrants in response to two separa More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Faith empowers endurance

Hebrews 12:1-13  More...

CHURCH NEWS

First Free Will   Blakely First Free Will Baptist Church will have fall revival services Sept. 23 through Sept. 27. Sunday services will be at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Week night services begin at 7 p.m. Retired U.S. Army Chaplain Col. Kerry M. More...

THANKS

We would like to thank our family and friends for your calls, texts, food, flowers, memorials and especially for your visits and prayers during the loss of our mother.  Words cannot express our sincere appreciation to Gentiva Hospice for their c More...

Sports

Bobcats defeat Pirates 21-6

To the eye of the beholder the Early County Bobcats’ win last Friday in Colquitt might not have been very pretty. But it’s always better to win ugly than it is to lose in great style. More...

Warriors lose to Southland Raiders

The Southwest Georgia Academy Warriors put down another loss last Friday night against the Southland Academy Raiders. The final score was 38-6.  More...

Final legs of US 27 funded!

The completion of the four-laning of U.S. 27 came closer to reality when it was announced Tuesday the Georgia DOT had authorized more than $26 million for work in Clay and Randolph counties.  More...

LOST mediation

As stated last week, the clock is now ticking on a 60-day period to allow for non-binding mediation of a LOST agreement between the City of Blakely and Early County. If there is no agreement at the end of that period — Oct. More...

Heavy agenda for Sept. city council meeting

A sewer project for the Fort Gaines Street neighborhood moved forward Sept. 4 when the Blakely City Council accepted a low bid for the project.  Engineer Paul Simonton reported Blankenship submitted a bid of $459,931. More...

Here comes the harvest!

Just a few weeks ago, with tropical storm Isaac slowly moving into the Gulf of Mexico, most of Georgia was in an extreme drought.  More farmers were most concerned about how their crops would fare the drought conditions than any other problems f More...

Free concert Tuesday

The   Early County Middle School Chorus will present the musical “Treasure Island” Tuesday, Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. at Mangham Auditorium. Admission is free and the public is invited to attend.   More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 12 LIONS Club, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club BIRTHDAYS: Toby Warr, Abigail Crouch, Ann Jarrett, Danica Durham, Steuart Spence ANNIVERSARY: Mr. More...

Editorials

Political Cartoon

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Capital Impact

Georgia voters tolerant, forgiving

After many years of observing the activities of Georgia’s politicians, I’ve come to the inescapable conclusion that the state’s voters surely do like scoundrels – if they didn’t, they wouldn’t keep on electing so m More...

Mumbles

We are under attack!!!

As I sit here trying to get a paper out, the eerie feeling that swept over me and the country as we were watching the attacks 11 years ago today (Tuesday), can’t be subdued as they can most days. More...

Obituaries

Tommy Johnson

Pastor  Tommy Lee Johnson, 51, of Houston, Texas, died Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012.  Rev. Johnson was born in Blakely July 12, 1961, to the late George Johnson and Essie D. Johnson. More...

John Henderson Jr.

John Henderson Jr. of Warner Robins, Ga., died Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012.  Mr. Henderson was born in Blakely April 2, 1939, to the late John Henderson Sr. and Willie B. Henderson. More...

Foy D. Hobbs

Retired  Foy D. Hobbs, 86, of Climax, Ga., died Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012, at his home.  More...