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Breaking News - 11/2/2012 11:18 AM

Today is Last Day to Vote Early  Free Access 

Early voting for the Nov. 6 General Election ends TODAY, Friday, Nov. 2. More...

Early voting ends Friday

Early voting for the Nov. 6 General Election ends Friday, Nov. 2. More...

Pre-k is 20!

Representative Gerald Greene recently joined fellow lawmakers across the state who visited the state’s 3,900 pre-k classrooms and 84,000 pre-k students to mark the 20th anniversary of Georgia’s landmark pre-kindergarten program.  Pro More...

Still no agreement on LOST

Last week’s effort by the City of Blakely and the county to arrive at a LOST distribution agreement via mediation ended with no agreement in sight.  More...

Parade & Pep Rally

—Homecoming—

The ECHS Homecoming Parade will be Thursday at 5 p.m. followed by a pep rally on Court Square. Come out and support the Bobcats.   More...

ECHS Homecoming Court

The 2012 Early County High Homecoming Court: seated from left, seniors Whitney Heath, Andrea Tinson, Ladonna Harris, Alexis Goodson; standing from left, freshmen Josie Williams and Jessica Peterson, More...

Other News

Square filled with characters

Court Square was the sight of Blakely’s annual Pumpkins on the Square and these three local tots were just a few of the participants in the costume contest. More...

Woody tips his hat

Knox Bridges, son of Tina and Taylor Bridges of Blakely, dressed as “Woody” from the Disney Toy Story series, enjoyed the annual Chamber of Commerce sponsored trick-or-treating on the square Friday, Oct.  More...

Early Choices recognizes volunteers

Early Choices recently recognized its volunteer community advisory council for three years of service. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

The Lord looketh on the heart

Acts 25, 26  More...

CHURCH NEWS

Stephen Chapel  Stephen Chapel Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate the 16th anniversary of the Faithful Few gospel singers Saturday, Nov. 3 at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend. Bethel Baptist  More...

Sports

Bobcats fall to Fitzgerald Purple Hurricanes

The Early County Bobcats fought the number four ranked Fitzgerald Purple Hurricane to the finish last Friday night at Jaycee Stadium in Fitzgerald before falling 17-14.  The Bobcats are now 5-3 overall on the year and 2-2 in region play. More...

Warriors whipped by Wildcats 21-7

Friday night, the long time Flint River rivalry game was played in Damascus. More...

SGA Grandparents Club to meet Nov. 8

Southwest Georgia Academy grandparents are up and running this year. All grandparents of SGA students are invited to get involved. All projects or monies received are invested back into the school and students.  More...

Breaking News - 11/6/2012 9:51 PM

Early County Election Results  Free Access 

Early County 2012 General Primary Results ********* Sheriff Ray Enfinger 2,229 William “Fats” Price 2,629 ********** County Commission District 2 Hank Jester 473 Jeffrey Haynes 719 ********** County Commis More...

Breaking News - 11/6/2012 3:19 PM

VOTE TODAY!!!  Free Access 

See results at www.earlycountynews.com

The General Primary election results will be available at www.earlycountynews.com as soon as they are released Tuesday night. For email updates visit the website and and click on the “Get News Updates” tab at the top of the page. More...

Breaking News - 11/2/2012 11:14 AM

IRS Gives Pass to Churches, More Pastors Speak Out  Free Access 

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has officially reported what Liberty Counsel has been saying all along: The IRS is not auditing churches because it does not have the authority to take away churches’ tax-free status. For years, leftist groups, More...

Local family needs help

Ray   Houston, a hard working roofer in our community for years, was recently diagnosed with major medical problems.  No longer able to work and without insurance, Ray and his family have exhausted their resources and assets and are facing More...

Set your clocks back one hour Saturday!

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Renovation underway

“This is the beginning of a new milestone in the journey of the Blakely- Early County Chamber of Commerce,” stated EC2055 director Lisa Collins in opening remarks at Monday’s Alexander Building ceremony.  More...

FIRST THURSDAY

Come out and enjoy the parade and pep rally and support the Bobcats and our Court Square merchants this “First Thursday!”  Don’t miss the First Thursday specials at Brown Jewelers, Geneva’s, Nita’s, Pernickety, Tine More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 31 HALLOWEEN BIRTHDAY: Beau Clenney THURSDAY, NOV. 1 ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club BIRTHDAY: Hazel Gregory FRIDAY, NOV. More...

Editorials

Political Cartoon

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Other Voices

Superman working the ‘back forty?’

I wasn’t really surprised to learn that Clark Kent is leaving his job as a reporter for The Daily Planet. After all, he’s been a journalist at Metropolis’ daily paper for decades.  More...

All That’s Fit to Print

Storms, super heroes

As hurricane names go, Sandy seems like a poor choice. It is too nice a name for a storm that gave the east coast a real pounding. More...

Obituaries

J.W. Barber Custodian

J.W. Barber, 54, of Blakely died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, at his residence.  Mr. Barber was born in Blakely Jan. 1, 1958, to the late B.J. Barber and Gladys Barber. More...

Darian Henderson Veteran

Darian “Holly Rock” Henderson, 46, of Tallahassee, Fla., died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, at Capital Regional Medical Center.  Mr. Henderson was born in Blakely Dec. 25, 1965, to Mary Johnson and the late Louis Lee Henderson. More...

Larrish Humphrey Veteran

Larrish Humphrey, 56, of Blakely died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012.  Mr. Humphrey was born Aug. 6, 1956, to Bessie Irene Stamper- Fleming and the late Russell Humphrey Jr. He was a member of Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church and served in the U.S. More...

Campus

Rolling Out the Honors

Early County Elementary School Principal List Second grade Ximena Lopez Trinity Mills Payne Murphree Kade Smith Jakavian Ealey Aniyah Gilbert Vontavious Rogers Pashan Stamper  More...