July 31, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Kolomoki Moon Run Aug. 17

Take a run in the dark in the park at Kolomoki Mound State Park’s Moon Run coming up Aug. 17. The 75th anniversary celebration event will include a fun run and 5K run. More...

Soggy crops!

While chances of thunderstorms begin increasing later this week, blue skies over the past several days have been a welcome sight for the area’s farmers.  More...

Former Kolomoki manager named GA state parks COO

The News has learned that former Kolomoki Mounds State Historic Park manager, Larry Blankenship, has been named Chief of Operations for Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites.  More...

Other News

Don Fargo to be at Harveys supermarket

Don Fargo, along with wrestling “brother” Jackie Fargo, headlined Madison Square Garden March 30, 1957.  Their match against Argentina Rocca and Miquel Perez drew 20,125 people and over $60,000, the biggest attendance and gate in the More...

Piggly Wiggly celebrates anniversary with prizes

Winners in Piggly Wiggly’s fourth anniversary drawing held Saturday included Barbara Baker, John Deere lawnmower; Curtis Sheffield, Frigidaire freezer and $250 gift certificate; and Tommie S. More...

It’s a whopper!

Billy Glass grew this massive watermelon from Carolina Cross seeds at Glass Brother Farms. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Worship God in spirit and truth

Nehemiah 8  More...

CHURCH NEWS

Rosinvick Missionary Baptist Church is having their annual revival Monday, Aug. 5 through Friday, Aug. 9 at 7 p.m. nightly. Guest speaker will be Rev. Terrell Carter of Plains, Ga. Everyone is invited to attend.  More...

Obituaries

Bobby Gibson

Minister  Rev. Bobby Eugene Gibson, 67, of Prattville, Ala., formerly of Blakely, died Wednesday, July 24, 2013.  Rev. Gibson was born May 3, 1946, to Ernest and Julia Gibson. More...

Nellie Mae White

Retired Seamstress  Nellie Mae Bates White, 90, of Blakely, died Thursday, July 25, 2013, at Pioneer Community Hospital of Early in Blakely, Ga.  Mrs. White was born in Blakely Aug. 15, 1922, to the late George Edgar Bates Sr. More...

Campus

Getting ready for school

Tammy Storey, ECSS  Parent Involvement  Coordinator  More...

ECES 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...

New teachers at ECSS

Kristie Murphy   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...

Relay for Life Cookbook

The Early County Relay for Life committee is planning a cookbook in honor of cancer survivors and in memory of those who have lost the fight against cancer. Please send recipes to Becky Reppert, 87 Westview Drive, Blakely, GA 39823. More...

Welcome Back

School bells will summon Early County students to a new school term Friday, Aug. 2. More...

Students prepare for school at Back-to-School Bash!

Nearly 500 students and parents attended the Back-to- School Bash July 23 at Early County Middle School to help prepare for the coming school year. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, JULY 31  THURSDAY, AUGUST 1  ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club  BIRTHDAYS: Sherry Cushing Davis, Allannah Davis, Michelle Cleveland, Carmen Carter, Velshauna Henderson, Charles English, Bobby Johnston, Ayla More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive Daily Events

Aug. 5 — 10:30-11:30 - Rhythm band practice. Lunch: Spaghetti with meat sauce, winter mix, tossed salad, baked apples. Aug. 6 — 10:00 - 10:45- Physical fitness. 10:45 - 11:30 Early County CDC, Nancy Wright. More...

Early Memorial Nursing Home

~ Calendar of Events ~

Aug. 3 - 10:15 a.m., Devotional with Brother Charlie Thomas Aug. 10 - 3:00 p.m., Calvary Seventh Day Adventist program Aug. 15 - 10:15 a.m., Bean Bag Toss Game Aug.  More...

Editorials

Other Voices

Wrong guy

A few years ago, I decided to Google myself. Relax. More...

All That’s Fit to Print

Chasing rabbits

A friend called Monday and in the conversation said an acquaintance passed away earlier this year. I went online, searching for his obituary.  I did not find it, but I did find this. “I clicked on the wrong person.”  More...

Mumbles

Not to be over looked!

With “Back-to-School” and the end of summer vacation at hand, I am reminded that I have one heck of a construction resume.  Some 50 years ago I built the bank on Washington St. in Fort Gaines... More...

Society

Boy Scouts to hold organizational meeting

Boy Scouts of America, Troop 92 will hold an adult organizational meeting Tuesday, Aug. 6 at Blakely First United Methodist Church at 7 p.m. for those adults interested in re-establishing Troop 92 in Blakely. More...

Cookbook planned by Relay for Life committee

The Early County Relay for Life Committee is putting together a cookbook in honor of cancer survivors and in memory of those who have lost the fight against cancer.  More...

Miliner-Melton

Raddie and Katie Miliner of Cuthbert, Ga., and Eric and Kathy Gillespie of Pensacola, Fla., announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Rebecca Ann Miliner, of Cuthbert, to Kyle Auburn Melton, son of Ken and Melissa Melton and More...