July 3, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Veterans Memorial Park

American Legion Post 11 will honor Early County soldiers who served during the Korean War at their July 9 meeting. Nine men from Early County have been identified who lost their lives during the war. More...

WHS class reunion

Washington   High School class of 1970, the final graduating class of the county’s last all black high school, will hold their 43rd class reunion Saturday. July 6 at the Civic Center. More...

Remembering...

From time to time a community is fortunate enough to have someone special in their midst. So it was with Early County’s Billy Joe Jordan who will be fondly remembered by many for many reasons. More...

Other News

Coleman inducted into Hall of Fame

Tommy Coleman, city attorney for the City of Blakely and the City of Damascus, was inducted into the Georgia Municipal Hall of Fame at the Association’s Annual Convention in Savannah June 24, 2013. More...

Mills earns certificate

Blakely Councilman Torre Mills received the Certificate of Excellence from the Georgia Municipal Training Institute at the Georgia Municipal Association’s 80th annual convention in Savannah June 24.  More...

American Legion to recognize veterans

The American Legion Post 11 will honor Early County soldiers who served during the Korean War and those who lost their lives during the war at their meeting July 9 at 7 p.m.  More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Worship must focus on the creator

Ezra 3:8-13  More...

CHURCH NEWS

Arlington UMC   Arlington United Methodist Church will have church services at 9 a.m., “coffee break” at 9:50 a.m. and Sunday school at 10:05 a.m., beginning Sunday, July 7. More...

Society

Odom - Jones

Mr. and Mrs. More...

Marquez, Pitts vows exchanged

Brittany Pitts, Bryce Pitts, Hunter Cook and Maria Marquez would like to announce the marriage of their parents, Cindy Howard Marquez and Kevin J. Pitts. More...

Christmas in July concert planned for July 13

A “Christmas in July” concert will be held Saturday, July 13 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon in the social hall at the First United Methodist Church on College Street.  The concert will follow the Dr. Crowdis Run and Walk.  More...

Safety First!

Everyone preparing for Independence Day celebrations is encouraged to include a designated driver and/or boater in their plans.  Georgia safety officials have announced that law enforcement will not only increase their patrols in search of drunk More...

County adopts FY’14 budget

The Early County Commissioners approved the county’s FY14 budget at their Monday night meeting at the county administration building.  The cost of running Early County for the next 12 months comes in at $7.8 million, a 4.62 percent increas More...

Bobcat golf tournament July 13th

The   8th annual Ray Knight Memorial Golf Classic will be played Saturday, July 13 at Crooked Oak Golf Course in Colquitt.  The two-man scramble will begin at 2 p.m. with a shotgun start. More...

New laws in effect

The 2014 fiscal year began Monday. So did enforcement of a lot of new Georgia laws... 116, in fact. More...

Community Calendar

Here & There

WEDNESDAY, JULY 3  Family Connection Collaborative, noon, Family Learning Resource Center  BIRTHDAY: Martha Jenkins, Dyan Taylor  THURSDAY, JULY 4  Independence Day  BIRTHDAYS: Flinn Gregory, Beth Johnston, Peggy Jackson &nbs More...

Editorials

Other Voices

Celebrate liberty

John Adams wandered into my office one day last week.  Yes, that John Adams. Make fun if you want. Some folks hold séances to talk to their Great Aunt Agnes. Some folks claim to see UFOs. I talk to the Founding Fathers. Deal with it.  More...

All That’s Fit to Print

The way things ought to be

Cooper Lighting has announced it will close its manufacturing plant in Eufaula and move those operations to Mexico. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Obituaries

Billy Joe Jordan

Voice of the Bobcats   Billy Joe Jordan of Blakely, 82, died Wednesday, June 26, 2013, in the Green Point Nursing Home in Union Point, Ga.  More...

Eddie Hadden Disabled

Eddie Lewis Hadden, 59, of Blakely died Saturday, June 29, 2013, at Pioneer Community Hospital.  More...

Sports

Students enjoy basketball camp

The SGA Warriors had a fun week of learning at their recent youth basketball camp. Coach Matt Dalrymple, along with Coach David Byrne, Baylee Everson and Parker Adams, led the campers in a week of basketball fundamentals and skills practice. More...

Campus

COLLEGE NEWS

Ga. Southwestern Catherine E. Sumner of Blakely has been named to the dean’s list at Georgia Southwestern University for spring semester 2013. More...