September 25, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

ECHS Homecoming Parade Oct. 3

The   Early County High Homecoming Parade is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 3 at 5 p.m. Anyone interested in participating in the parade should contact Linda Warren at 724- 5337 or 723-3006.   More...

Hunter Safety Course

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

Holiday Tour

Blakely   Hometown is making plans for the annual “Holiday Tour” which will be Dec. 14. More...

Jakin to hold first election since 1997

Voters in the City of Jakin will be going to the polls Nov. 5 to vote in the first contested city election since 1997.  Councilman Tom Peters is being challenged in his bid for re-election by Shawn P. More...

College and Career Fair

The Early County High Department of Career, Technical and Agricultural Education and the Georgia Parent Mentor Partnership are sponsoring a College and Career Transition Fair Tuesday, Oct. 1 from 9 a.m. More...

Other News

Harveys offers chance to meet Luke Bryan

Harveys is offering customers a chance to meet 2013 Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan during his fifth annual “Farm Tour” concert series in October.  More...

Macy Easom Cancer Foundation meets with cancer researchers

The Macy Easom Cancer Research Foundation met with world-renowned cancer researchers Sept. 10 for the second Annual Macy Easom Memorial Lectureship at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Ore.  More...

Food drive underway

Sheriff William Price, right, and the Early County Sheriff’s Department are accepting non-perishable food items for needy families in Early County. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

God scatters the nations

Genesis 11:1-9  More...

CHURCH NEWS

First Free Will   Blakely First Free Will Baptist Church is having revival services now through Thursday, Sept. 26 at 7 p.m. Retired Colonel U.S.A. Chaplain Kerry M. Steedley, a “country preacher,” is the evangelist. More...

Obituaries

Vaudine Normand

Dress Shop Owner   Vaudine Lofton Cosby Normand, 94, of White Rock, British Columbia, Canada, died Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, in Canada.  Mrs. More...

Hurstene Grier

Retired

Hurstene Grier, 77, of Blakely, died Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, at Pioneer Community Hospital of Early. Mr. Grier was born Aug. 15, 1936, in Blakely, to the late Benny and Pearlie Grier. He was a retired farmer and of the Baptist faith. More...

Andy Tarver

Retired

Andrew Eugene “Andy” Tarver, 71, of Headland, Ala., died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, in a Birmingham hospital. More...

Campus

Blakely Pilot Club ‘swings’ into action

The special needs students at Early County Elementary School have two brand new swing sets thanks to a donation from the Blakely Pilot Club.  More...

Early-Clay-Calhoun retired educators hold first meeting

The Early-Clay- Calhoun Retired Educators Association had their first meeting for the 2013-2014 school year Tuesday, Sept. More...

Rep. Greene speaks at SGA about U.S. Constitution

Southwest Georgia Academy students learned more about the U.S. Constitution, its meaning and importance in a special assembly program Sept. 17. Allison Warren sang the National Anthem to begin the program. More...

Trials

Eric Yarbrough, 45, has been found guilty of aggravated assault in connection with an incident Aug. More...

3rd graders receive dictionaries

The Early County Literacy Task Force and the Blakely Rotary Club collaborate each year to provide third graders at Early County Elementary School and Southwest Georgia Academy with dictionaries.  When presenting the dictionaries members of the T More...

5K Paint Race

Family Connection FACES is sponsoring a “Paint the Park 5K Color Run” Oct. 12 during the Kolomoki Festival. The 5K run, open to all ages, will begin at 9 a.m. at the festival gate. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. More...

Supercat 5K cancelled

The   Supercat 5K has been cancelled due to lack of interest. If you have pre-registered, your registration fee will be returned via mail.   More...

Harvest season: Farmers itching to get into fields

Some fields across the county are changing colors from green to golden brown as some farmers have started digging peanuts.  “We’re just getting started,” stated Early County Extension director Brian Cresswell. More...

Homecoming Court

SGA Queen will be crowned Oct. 4

Southwest Georgia Academy students have selected homecoming court representatives for the Oct. 4 homecoming.  The homecoming court will be presented at 7 p.m. before the Warriors’ game with Terrell Academy. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 25  LIONS CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club  BIRTHDAYS: Donald Ray Enfinger, Jonathan Neeley, Caleigh Murphy, Charlie English, David Pitchford  ANNIVERSARIES: Mr. & Mrs. Charles Adkison, Mr. & Mrs. More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook  Drive   More...

Editorials

Other Voices

What’s the answer?

Benjamin Franklin once said, “In this world, nothing can be said to be certain except death and taxes.”  We can add another to the list — the predictable, knee-jerk reactions from both sides of the political spectrum whenever w More...

Mumbles

Public enemy No. 1!!!

Wake up America!  “The American dream is about to become the American nightmare if ObamaCare is allowed to be fully implemented.  More...

All That’s Fit to Print

The wild things

A frog was on the windshield. It was one of those little green frogs and I didn’t notice him until the car engine was running. More...

Society

Rotary donates to CAC

The Blakely Rotary Club recently donated a multi-purpose office machine to the Pataula Child Advocacy Center. The donation was made possible by a Rotary District Grant.  More...

Sports

Bobcats defeat Calhoun County 13-0

The Early County Bobcats defeated the Calhoun County Cougars 13-0 Friday, Sept. 20 at Standifer Field.  In the first quarter, junior Tyrek Lyles scored the first touchdown making the score 6-0. The extra point attempt was no good.  More...

Troy Wiregrass Alumni to host golf tournament

The Wiregrass Chapter of the Troy University Alumni Association will host the 2013 Jackson Thornton Invitational Golf Tournament Thursday, Oct. More...

Warriors lose to Westfield

Last Friday night the Warriors were ready to defend their turf against the much larger school, Westfield. More...