September 18, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Turner sentenced to life in Troupe infant death

“Shaken Baby Syndrome”

A Blakely man, Jarvis Turner, 21, who was indicted for malice murder and felony murder in connection with the December 2012 death of a three-month-old infant, has been sentenced to life in prison.  More...

$500,000 grant for sewer rehab work

The City of Blakely has been awarded a $500,000 Community Development Block Grant for sewer system improvements.  Mayor Anthony Howard told the News the monies will be used for sewer system work in the area of Jackson and Lee Streets. More...

College and Career Fair October 1

Early   County High and the Georgia Parent Mentor Partnership is sponsoring a College and Career Transition Fair Oct. 1 at the ECHS gym.  For more information contact Cathy Green at cgreen@early.k12.ga.us or 726-0193.   More...

Kolomoki volunteer work day

Planning and preparation for the 43rd annual Kolomoki Festival Oct. 12 continues with a volunteer project day 9 a.m. to noon Sept. More...

Other News

Ribbon cutting in Arlington

A ribbon-cutting and open house were held Monday, Sept. 9 at Brittani’s Hair Salon on Highland Avenue in Arlington. More...

Southwest Georgia Farm Credit’s Fresh from the Farm applications due

Area farmers markets have just a few more days to submit their Fresh from the Farm applications to Southwest Georgia Farm Credit. Completed applications are due by Sept. 30, 2013.  More...

ECSS tobacco-free policy celebrated

The Early Kicks Tobacco Initiative celebrated the Early County School System’s adoption of a system-wide 100% Tobacco Free Policy last week.  The policy is the result of a two-year collaborative effort spearheaded by a partnership with the More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

God’s promises stand forever

Genesis 9:1-17  More...

CHURCH NEWS

Zion Watch   Zion Watch African Methodist Episcopal Church will have their annual revival services now through Thursday, Sept. 19 at 7:30 p.m. The guest minister is Rev. David Hamn. Everyone is invited to attend.  Harmony   More...

THANKS

Dear Family and Friends,  Thank you for the expressions of love that were shown to us at the death of Tim with prayers, visits, calls, food, flowers and memorials. More...

Obituaries

Harvey Gilbert

Harvey Earl Gilbert, 54, of Blakely died Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, at Pioneer Community Hospital.  Mr. Gilbert was born Oct. 17, 1959, to the late John C. and Corrine Gilbert. He joined Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church at a young age.  More...

Dennis Love Jr.

Retired

Dennis “Junior” Love Jr., 79, of Blakely died Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, at his residence. Mr. Love was born in Early County Nov. 25, 1933, to the late Dennis Love Sr. and Gertrude Anglin Love. More...

Raynelle Lane

Retired

Raynelle Womble Knighton Lane, 87, of Columbia, Ala., died Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, Ala. More...

Sports

SGA defeats Tiftarea

Tiftarea Academy traveled to Damascus to play the 3-1 Warriors. The game started off slow for the Warriors as the Tiftarea Panthers scored in the first quarter making the game 7- 0.  More...

Bobcats lose to Bainbridge

The Bobcats’ record is 1-2 after a 26-0 shutout by the Bainbridge Bearcats in Bainbridge Friday night.  Bainbridge led at the half after a 74-yard pass from senior quarterback Preston Norris. More...

Local athletes selected to Elite 80

Kendyl Carver and Connor Weaver, both of Blakely, traveled to Valdosta this summer to participate in the Georgia Dugout Club Elite 80 tryouts, which recognize outstanding fastpitch softball players. More...

Band of Blue to participate in Marching Band Festival  Free Access 

Queen. The Rolling Stones. Styx. More...

We have not forgotten!

The City of Blakely Fire Department sounded the community’s emergency siren and lowered flags to half mast Wednesday, Sept. 11 in memory of the 2,977 people who lost their lives in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.  More...

Tobacco FREE:

Members of the Early Kicks Tobacco initiative along with members of the Early County Board of Education and Superintendent Dr. Bronwyn Ragan-Martin celebrate ECSS’ implementation of 100% Tobacco Free policy. (See article on page 3.)   More...

4-H impact your life?

The goal of 4-H — which will be celebrating its 109th anniversary Oct. More...

Supercat 5K Run/Walk

The   Supercat 5K Trail Run/Walk will be held at the conclusion of ECHS homecoming week Saturday, Oct. 5 at 9 a.m. at Kolomoki Mounds State Park.  More...

Tour of Homes

Blakely   Hometown is making plans for the annual Tour of Homes which will be Dec. 14. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 18  CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, noon, First United Methodist Church fellowship hall  BIRTHDAY: Guy Jones  ANNIVERSARY: Mr. & Mrs. Charles Middleton  THURSDAY, SEPT. More...

Early Memorial Nursing Home

~ Calendar of Events ~

Sept. 19 - 2:00 p.m., Pirate Party Sept. 20 - 11:00 a.m., Lunch Bunch Outing Sept. 24 - 3:00 p.m., Resident Council Meeting (Resident's Only) Sept. 28 - 10:15 a.m., Devotional with Charlie Thomas   More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive Daily Events

Sept. 23 — 10:30 - 11:30 Rhythm band practice. Lunch: Meatloaf with tomato sauce, pinto beans, mustard greens, cornbread, oatmeal cookie. Sept. 24 — 10:15 - 11:00 Physical fitness. 11:00 VNA blood pressure checks. More...

Editorials

Other Voices

I hate spiders

A recent news story told me something that I didn’t really need a news story to tell me. More...

All That’s Fit to Print

Need directions?

I gave someone directions last week and I was reminded of one of my weak points. I give terrible directions. More...

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Society

Grandparents Club begins recipe book

The Grandparents Club of Southwest Georgia Academy began selling their cookbooks of “Grand Ole Recipes” Sept. 13.  More...

‘Gator Man’ visits

Benny West, of Colquitt, visited Southwest Georgia Academy’s elementary students recently. The students were intrigued by the mounted displays of alligator skins and heads, rattlesnakes, and much more. Mr. More...

Invasive tawny crazy ant found in Georgia

Griffin, Ga. – The tawny crazy ant has made its way into Georgia for the first time. University of Georgia Extension agent James Morgan in Dougherty County discovered the ant—which originates in South America—on Aug. More...