May 8, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

BSC graduation Saturday

Three hundred and seventy-five students are expected to graduate Saturday, May 11 when Bainbridge State College holds commencement ceremonies at 10 a.m. at the Student Wellness Center. More...

Day of Prayer

Local citizens gathered Thursday on Court Square to participate in the National Day of Prayer services. More...

Mr. and Miss ECHS

Dylan Green and Lindsey Smith have been named by the Early County High student body as 2013 Mr. More...

SGA grandparents meeting

Attention   SGA grandparents! The final grandparents meeting of the school year will be Thursday, May 16 at 2 p.m. in the school cafeteria.   More...

Other News

Rotary Club gives grant

The local Rotary District recently gave a grant for technical students to the Blakely Rotary Club in the amount of $1,160. More...

Georgia Grown magazine promotes agriculture

Commissioner Gary W. More...

Golden new SAR member

John G. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Assurance from the written word

2 Peter 1  More...

CHURCH NEWS

Bethlehem   Bethlehem African Methodist Episcopal Church will host the Greene Cemetery Community Improvement Project’s annual youth day program Saturday, May 11 at 7 p.m. Cynthia Levatte is the guest speaker. More...

Obituaries

Mary G. Lee Pastor

Mary Gwendolyn Lee, 75, of Blakely died Thursday, April 25, 2013, at Pioneer Community Hospital of Early.  Miss Lee was born in Bluffton, Ga., March 16, 1938, to the late Bobby H. Lee and Orrie Bell Humphrey Lee. More...

Mary Guyett Homemaker

Mary H. Guyett, 90, of Sylvester, Ga., died Tuesday, April 30, 2013, at Lee County Health and Rehabilitation.  Mrs. Guyett was born in Keysville, Fla., and raised in Damascus, Ga. More...

Ruth Murphy Homemaker

Ruth Hammock Murphy, 80, of Edison, died Tuesday, April 30, 2013, at Boyington Nursing Home in Gulfport, Miss.  Mrs. Murphy was born in Randolph County, Ga., Sept. 16, 1932, to the late Jessie Hammock and Odell Harrison Hammock. More...

Four months on the job...

Sheriff Price discusses his new role with The News

While the election of Early County’s first black sheriff last fall was a milestone for the community, it actually has been a “non event.”  A few minutes visiting with Sheriff William “Fats” Price, and it’s obv More...

Farmers behind due to Mother Nature

“Dealing with drought and the impact on planting peanuts” and “Exceptional drought wreaks havoc in southwest Georgia,” were the headlines swirling in the press last year. No longer... More...

A busy county meeting

The Early County Commissioners took the next step to renovate the old Peter’s Rexall drugstore and Blakely Theater buildings at their Monday night meeting at the county administration building.  The renovated buildings will be used for co More...

New headmaster, coach at SGA

SGA has announced Matt Dalrymple will serve as interim headmaster at Southwest Georgia Academy or the remainder of the school year and the 2013-2014 school year.  Dalrymple has been employed as teacher, girls’ basketball coach, and athleti More...

Cancelled due to rains

This year’s Relay for Life was cancelled due to rain for the second time Friday. The event will not be rescheduled.  Funds will still be collected through August. More...

Community Calendar

Here & There This Week

WEDNESDAY, MAY 8  BIRTHDAY: Stan Norris  THURSDAY, MAY 9  ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club  PILOT CLUB  BLAKELY #282 O.E.S.  ANNIVERSARY: Mr. & Mrs. Cannon Moseley  FRIDAY, MAY 10   More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive Daily Events

May 13 — 10:30-11:30 - Rhythm band practice. Lunch: Hamburger steak, turnip greens, mashed potatoes, cornbread, fruited yogurt. May 14 — 10:15 - 11:00 Physical fitness. 11:00 - Erin Willingham - Wellness. More...

Early Memorial Nursing Home

~ Calendar of Events ~

May 10 - Mother’s Day Celebration, 2:15 p.m. May 11 - Calvary Seventh Day Adventist, 3:00 p.m. May 16 - National Nursing Home’s Royal Court Party, 2:00 p.m. May 18 - Pentacostal Friendship Holiness, 2:00 p.m.  More...

Editorials

Other Voices

Springtime blues

Spring ought to be our favorite time of the year. It’s the season of rebirth.  Dormant all winter, trees have sprung back to life. Beautiful flowers are everywhere. The mornings are still cool, the afternoons gloriously warm. More...

All That’s Fit to Print

You’ll put your eye out

It turns out that some of the things our mothers taught us and we now teach our children are politically incorrect or downright unhealthy, that is if you pay attention to the news and all those government funded stories.  More...

Political Cartoon

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Campus

Bryant commits to Georgia Perimeter

Early County High School senior LaDonis Bryant signed his commitment with Georgia Perimeter College May 1.  The four-year Bobcat has made many accomplishments throughout his high school career and his most recent was April 26 when he broke the s More...

Allen sisters receive top honors in piano

Sisters Davia and Charlye Allen participated in the Alabama Music Teacher’s Association District Piano Auditions held in Enterprise, Ala., April 13. More...