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No Sales Tax

Friday & Saturday

The Georgia sales tax holiday will be Friday and Saturday, Aug. 9-10. More...

Hunter Safety Courses

Georgia   Hunter Education courses will be available at Kolomoki Mounds State Park Saturday, Aug. 24 and Saturday, Sept. 28 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Resident and non-resident hunters born on or after Jan. More...

Birdhouse auction Aug. 29

Early   Memorial Nursing Home residents are hand painting birdhouses for the Aug. 29 annual Birdhouse Auction.  Proceeds from the auction will help fund activity programs for the residents.  The auction will be at 3:30 p.m. More...

Old photo sought!

When the paint was recently stripped from the Alexander Building wall facing South Main, a faint image of a Coca-Cola sign was revealed.  The chamber is trying to locate a photo of the building showing the sign, believed to be from the 1920s.&nb More...

Other News

Wrestling Saturday night

Wrestling is coming to Blakely Saturday night! The Early County High gym will be the site of five matches, including an exciting six-man tag team match. A portion of the proceeds from the event will go to the Early County High athletic department. More...

Hunter Education courses to be offered at Kolomoki

Georgia Hunter Education courses will be given at Kolomoki Mounds State Park Saturday, Aug. 24 and Saturday, Sept. 28 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Registration must be completed online at gohuntgeorgia.com. More...

Editorials

Other Voices

Just fry it up

I’ve made no secret that I have a finely honed Southern palate. More...

All That’s Fit to Print

No donkeys in the tub

The unintended consequences of Obamacare are making the news. The Affordable Care Act should be renamed because affordable it ain’t, if you’ll pardon that grammatical error. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Society

Preparing a home for entertaining

Hosting a party at home is a cost-effective way to entertain. But inviting friends over can be a lot of work, as the host and/or hostess is responsible for all aspects of party preparation and cleanup. More...

Burnside-Sumner

Daniel and Rebekah Burnside of Thomson, Ga., announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Caitlin Burnside, to Christopher Sumner, son of Chris and Sheila Sumner of Blakely.  The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Dan and More...

Randolph County to host fundraiser kick-off

The Randolph County Welcome Center and Historic Courthouse Fundraiser Kickoff will be Thursday, Aug. More...

Breaking News - 8/8/2013 4:54 PM

Bargin House Auction Saturday!  Free Access 

Please see the Bargin House Auction ad that was supposed to run in this week's Early County News! More...

Relocation of LP gas plant draws ire of Rock Bluff area residents

Contracts and complaints took up most of the Aug. More...

Farm Bureau honors Bulloch

Retired Georgia Sen. John Bulloch, who championed agriculture as a state legislator for 14 years, received the 2013 Georgia Farm Bureau Commodity Award during the Georgia Farm Bureau Commodity Conference Aug. More...

BACK-TO-SCHOOL

The Early County School System welcomed 2,239 students, grades Pre-K through 12, back to school Friday. More students have enrolled this week.  “We had a great first day,” stated school superintendent Brownyn Ragan-Martin. More...

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...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7  LIONS CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club  BIRTHDAYS: Cathy Jones, Joy Redding, Larry Coleman  THURSDAY, AUGUST 8  FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL, K-5 through 12, Southwest Ga. More...

Early Memorial Nursing Home

~ Calendar of Events ~

Aug. 10 - 3:00 p.m., Calvary Seventh Day Adventist program Aug. 15 - 10:15 a.m., Bean Bag Toss Game Aug. 17 - 2:00 p.m., Faith & Holiness (Singing & Bible Study) Aug.  More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive

Daily Events August 12 — 10:30-11:30 - Rhythm band practice. Lunch: Chicken and rice, black-eyed peas, broccoli, fresh fruit. August 13— 9:30 - MOVIE DAY. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Confess your sins before God

Nehemiah 9  The children of Israel had turned from the ways of God — Jehovah —and had embraced the false gods of the nations around them. More...

Obituaries

Andrea Griffith

Retired

Andrea Linette Griffith, 48, of Blakely died Thursday, July 25, 2013, at her residence. Ms. Griffith was born November 16, 1964, to Billie Faye Griffith and the late Charles Lee Griffith. More...

Louise Lindsey

Dietician

Louise Victoria Lindsey, 64, of Blakely, died Friday, July 26, 2013. Ms. Lindsey was born May 30, 1949, to the late Louise Lindsey and the late Oscar Alexander Sr. More...

Freddie Sheppard

Retired

Freddie “Bay” Sheppard, 52, of Blakely, died Monday, July 29, 2013, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, Ala. Mr. Sheppard was born Oct.15, 1960, in Blakely, to Katherine Sheppard and the late Johnnie B. Sheppard. More...

Campus

Grants target high-demand career training at BSC

By the time you have read this story, Terry Lankford of Bainbridge is starting a new chapter of his life.  More...

Bainbridge State College driver’s ed course can be taken on smartphones

Bainbridge State College is offering what Georgia’s teenagers could say is a match made in heaven — the ability to use any internet based device — even a smartphone —to complete a required driver’s education course.  More...