November 7, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

County meeting

The Early County Commissioners approved a request by the Early County School Board for in kind assistance in construction of tennis courts and a band practice field for the school system.  The request was for grading and compacting of the site w More...

Veterans invited to ECHS program Friday morning

All veterans and active military are invited to a Veterans Day program at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 12 at Mangham Auditorium.  Veterans are asked to a social gathering at the auditorium at 9 a.m.  More...

Bainbridge College is seeking “state college” status

Bainbridge College President Richard Carvajal recently announced the college’s intent to seek state college status. Carvajal made the announcement at the recent annual meeting of the Bainbridge College Foundation.  More...

Other News

Miss Bunnie’s Joseph’s coat

Bunnie and Wonderful Brown are pictured with her big, beautiful Joseph’s Coat, also known as the calico plant, at their home on Evergreen Street. More...

Legion honors WWII Vets

The November meeting of the American Legion will honor the 31 Early County soldiers killed in World War II, and they will pay a special tribute to those living in the Early County area who served our country during the war.  All WWII veterans an More...

Flanagan to celebrate ‘90’

Wiley J. “Junior” Flanagan Jr. turns 90 Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Paul survives a shipwreck

Acts 27  More...

CHURCH NEWS

Rosinvick Missionary Baptist Church will host their annual “They Got the Word” week Nov. 5 through Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. nightly. They will also celebrate their annual men and women’s day Nov. 11 at 11:30 a.m. More...

Sports

Cats squash Hornets, qualify for playoffs

The Early County Bobcats qualified for the GHSA state playoffs for the first time since 2007 with a 41-20 shellacking of the Pelham Hornets last Friday night at Standifer Field. The Bobcats are 6-3 overall and 3-2 in region 1-AA on the season.   More...

SGA falls to Valwood 48-7 in Damascus

The SGA Warriors were defeated by the Valwood Valiants last Friday night in Damascus.  By halftime, Valwood had scored five touchdowns, making the score 35-7. The Warriors only scored one touchdown, by junior running back Will Warren. More...

Breaking News - 11/6/2012 10:20 PM

Final Early County Election Results  Free Access 

Early County 2012 General Primary Results 11 of 11 Precincts reporting ********** Sheriff Ray Enfinger 2,505 William “Fats” Price 2,763 ********** County Commission District 2 Hank Jester 473 Jeffrey Hay More...

First Lady Sandra Deal visits students

Local and state legislators are participating in learning activities with children, touring various Pre-K programs, and getting a first-hand glimpse of ways centers are supporting early learning as part of Georgia’s Pre-K Week and to celebrate More...

Celebration Sunday at UMC

Everyone is invited to the Veterans Day program Sunday at Blakely First United Methodist Church. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m. and special Veterans Day services will begin at 11 a.m.  More...

Smith Ride & Rhymes Nov. 17

The   Smith Ride & Rhymes will be held Nov. 17 at the American International Marksmanship Academy.  Come join the trail ride, campfire and chuckwagon meals. More...

Pep Rally & Parade

Above, FFA “Plow the Hornets” parade float; left, senior HC representatives Alexis Goodson and Ladonna Harris; and right, ECHS cheerleaders lift the homecoming spirits at pep rally. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 7 FAMILY Connection Collaborative, noon, Family Learning Resource Center BIRTHDAYS: Staci Pyle, Chris Peace, Grayson Middleton ANNIVERSARIES: Mr. & Mrs. Ewell Jarrett, Mr. & Mrs. More...

Editorials

Political Cartoon

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Other Voices

Work it out

Benjamin Franklin stopped by my office last week to chat about Tuesday’s presidential election.  (Yes, I talk to the Founding Fathers. Don’t judge.)  More...

All That’s Fit to Print

Those who served

On a Sunday afternoon in 2006 on the square, I heard the names read of those Early Countians who lost their lives while serving in the Unites States military.  It was a ceremony of remembrance on a clear, fall day in a little town far removed fr More...

Obituaries

Carrie Scott

Carrie Scott, 74, of Richland, Ga., died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, in Blakely.  Miss Scott was born in Richland Dec. 25, 1937, to the late Robert Scott and Lucy Bryant.  Funeral services were Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, at 10 a.m. More...

Robert Warren Sr.

Veteran

Robert Earl Warren Sr., 62, of Blakely died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, Ala. Mr. Warren was born in Blakely Jan. 29, 1950, to Alton Warren and Lollie Davis. He served in the U.S. More...

Nathan Sampson Jr.

Nathan Sampson Jr., 74, of Blakely died Friday, Oct. 26, 2012, at Early Memorial Nursing Home.  Mr. Sampson was born in Blakely Sept. 10, 1938, to the late Nathan Sampson Sr. and Lanie Sampson. More...

Campus

Senior athletes recognized at SGA

The Southwest Georgia Academy Booster Club honored their senior athletes in football, softball, cheerleading and twirling Nov. 2 at the last home game. These students were recognized during halftime of the game against Valwood.  More...

Moore places first in FFA competition

Junior Kyle Moore won first place in Indianapolis in the areas of fiber and/or oil crop production - entrepreneurship/ placement proficiency at the 85th National FFA Convention and Expo Oct. More...

SGA first in one-act play

The SGA one-act play cast brought home the first runner-up trophy from the region competition in the Flint River Arts auditorium in Camilla Oct. 30. Best Actor awards went to Leila Collins and Heather Phillips. More...