July 10, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

State of the Hospital July 18

A“   State of the Hospital” address will be presented by Pioneer Community Hospital of Early Thursday, July 18 at 6 p.m. More...

Bobcat golf tournament Saturday

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...

Hardy enriches lives of our seniors

Blakely Senior Center manager Carolyn “Ann” Hardy has been named 2013 Outstanding Senior Center Manager of the Year for Southwest Georgia.  Ann is featured in the July/August edition of SOWEGA Council on Aging’s newsletter &ldq More...

Other News

Drop box popular

Early County residents are taking advantage of the drug drop box located at the Early County Sheriff’s Office. The box is accessible 24/7 for disposal of unused and expired prescription and over-thecounter medications.  More...

Hall crowned Miss Jr. Teen

Savannah Hall, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Lamar Brand and Bob Hall, has earned the title of the 2013 National American Miss Jr. Teen Georgia at the stage pageant held June 30, 2013. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Prepare for worship of the King

Ezra 6  The great beginning of a project is no accurate predictor of the forward path. It is easy to be joyful and filled with hope when an endeavor is beginning to unfold. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Union Church   Union Church will have their annual revival Monday, July 8 through Friday, July 12 at 7:30 p.m. nightly with guest speaker Rev. Henry Hogan III of Cuthbert. Everyone is invited to attend.  St. John   More...

THANKS

We, the family of Doris Temples, would like to say a special thank you to Dr. Vincent Barker, Dr. More...

Society

Make moving easier on kids

Moving can be an adventure for Mom and Dad, but children may not have such an enthusiastic outlook.  While there is no way to be certain how kids will react to the news of the family uprooting itself, parents can take steps to ensure the transit More...

Women on Mission

New Hope Baptist Church Women on Mission enjoyed a night of making character print pillowcases to be sent to Children’s Hospital, in hopes that it will make a sick child smile.  More...

WEDDING SUBMISSIONS

Wedding write-ups are to be submitted to the Early County News no longer than six to eight weeks after the ceremony. Brides are allotted a 1/4 page including the photo. Charges will apply for articles longer than the space allowed. More...

City names new fire chief

The Blakely City Council selected a new fire chief at their July 2 meeting at City Hall. Joe Howard of Flowery Branch, Ga., will assume duties with the city Aug.1.  More...

Crowdis Run Saturday

The 17th Dr. James H. Crowdis Run will begin at 8:15 a.m. Saturday from First United Methodist Church on College Street. More...

Veterans Memorial Park

American Legion Post 11 is involved in planning a Veterans Memorial Park to honor Early County citizens killed in all wars and those who served. More...

Hospital improvements

Pioneer Community Hospital of Early hosted an open house and ribbon cutting for the recently renovated hospital wing and patient rooms Thursday, June 20.  During the open house guests had the opportunity to tour the wing’s six renovated pa More...

Back To School Bash

July 23

Make plans to attend the Back-to-School Bash July 23 at Early County Middle School. Students PreK through grade 12 and their parents can visit exhibits featuring services and activities by agencies in the community. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, JULY 10  Lion’s Club, 6 p.m., Blakely Town & Country Club  BIRTHDAYS: Cristie White Spano, Rand McDonald  ANNIVERSARY: Mr. & Mrs. More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive Daily Events

July 15—Rhythm band performs at nursing home. Lunch: Chicken and rice, black-eyed peas, broccoli, fresh fruit. July 16 — Movie Day. Lunch: Beef patty with gravy, whole kernel corn, green beans, roll, yogurt. July 17 — Bingo.  More...

Editorials

Other Voices

I’m SHOCKED!

A scene from my alltime favorite movie, “Casablanca,” has been on my mind recently.  Capt. Renault has just been told by Maj. Strasser that he must find a reason to close Rick’s Café. More...

All That’s Fit to Print

Here, there and yonder

I am avoiding mainstream political news. This is what I found.  More...

Mumbles

A lot of rainfall, but...

Watching the red images of heavy rain move across the radar screen July 4th, knowing a lot of communities’ patriotic activities and fireworks were being rained on, or rained out, I couldn’t help but think back on the Fort Gaines fireworks More...

Obituaries

Inez George Homemaker

Inez Patterson George, 82, of Blakely died Sunday, June 23, 2013, at her residence.  Mrs. George was born in Blakely Aug. 7, 1930, to the late Eugene and Carrie Patterson. She was a homemaker and a member of St. John Pineview Church.  More...

Irena Mae Bryant Restaurant Worker

Irena Mae Bryant, 58, of Blakely died Monday, June 24, 2013, at her residence.  Miss Bryant was born March 3, 1955, to the late Willie Bryant and Mollie Jackson. She was employed with Rod and Reel Restaurant and was a member of St. More...

Charles Ford

Charles William “Charlie” Ford, 66, of Blakely died Tuesday, June 25, 2013.  Mr. Ford was born Oct. 14, 1946, to the late Mittie Ann Ford. More...

Campus

Early County elementary school supply list

The items included in the following lists are needed for Early County Elementary students for the 2013/2014 school year.  Kindergarten  2 8 pack crayons (basic colors)  2 glue sticks  1 pack of pencils  2 big erasers  3 More...