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Georgia Pacific Celebration photo gallery  Free Access 

Click on "Photo Galleries" to see photos from Friday's Golden Anniversary celebration. More...

Dunk ‘Fats,’ help feed the hungry!

The   Early County Sheriff’s Department will be collecting canned food for the community’s hungry families Saturday at Kolomoki Festival.  Bring canned food and get free tickets for a chance to soak Sheriff Fats Price and others More...

Bingo

The   Blakely-Early County Chamber of Commerce will host the annual BINGO fundraiser Thursday, Oct. 17 at 6 p.m. at the Blakely Town and County Club.  Tickets are $25 each. Please reserve your tickets by 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 14.   More...

Kolomoki Festival Saturday

Saturday’s 43rd Kolomoki Festival, celebrating the 75th anniversary of Kolomoki Mounds State Historic Park, will be a day full of activities and entertainment for all ages.  Festival activities will include a plaque dedication celebrating More...

Making a difference in young lives

More than six million young people across the country — including more than 250 Early County 4-H members and countless volunteers — are celebrating National 4-H Week. More...

Other News

GP’s Rich History, Golden Anniversary

Georgia-Pacific’s Cedar Springs operations marked its 50th anniversary Friday, Oct. 4 with a special celebration honoring past and present employees.  More...

Georgia Peanut Commission teams up with banks to promote peanuts

The Georgia Peanut Commission and the Georgia Bankers Association join forces Oct. 14-18, 2013, in an effort to promote Georgia’s peanut industry during its 37th annual Georgia Peanut Bank Week.  More...

Pataula Center for Children receives camera

The Pataula Center for Children was one of nine child advocacy centers in the state recently selected by the Governor’s Office for Children and Families to receive a digital camera. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

God’s promise to Sarah

Genesis 17:15-17; 18:9-15; 21:1-7  More...

CHURCH NEWS

Bethlehem   Bethlehem African Methodist Episcopal Church is hosting the Allen Chapel Circuit youth revival tonight, Wednesday, Oct. 9 through Friday, Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. More...

Obituaries

Harold Lewis

Business Owner   Harold Dean Lewis, 64, of Blakely passed away Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, at Pioneer Community Hospital of Early.  Mr. More...

Joan Weems

Retired  Patricia Joan Wiggins Weems, 77, of Blakely died Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, at Early Memorial Nursing Home.  More...

Ricky Hewett

Business Owner  William Patrick “Ricky” Hewett, 58, of Arlington died Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.  Mr. More...

Breaking News - 10/14/2013 6:18 PM

MANHUNT: Authorities searching for a "person of interest"  Free Access 

Authorities called off the search for several home invasion suspects Sunday night after their trail went cold. They are asking for anyone with information of the whereabouts of KEITHTAVIS D. CURRY to contact law enforcement. More...

Breaking News - 10/13/2013 8:42 PM

ALERT: Manhunt in Five Bridges Road area  Free Access 

The News learned a short time ago that a manhunt is reportedly underway for three suspects in the Five Bridges area of Early County. The News has been unable to contact authorities as of this alert, but the suspects are likely armed. More...

Breaking News - 10/9/2013 11:50 AM

Kolomoki Festival Saturday!!!  Free Access 

Don't miss the 43rd annual Kolomoki Festival Saturday at Kolomoki Mounds State Historic Park. See details and schedule of events in this week's Early County News. More...

4-H collecting pop-tabs

The   Early County 4-H is participating in a statewide collection of pop tabs to support the Ronald McDonald House Charities which provide support for families of children fighting illness.  Located in most of the world’s best childre More...

5K Paint Race cancelled

The   Paint the Park 5K Paint Race planned for Saturday’s Kolomoki Festival has been canceled due to lack of registrations.   More...

Jakin School reunion

Everyone whotaught at, attended or graduated from Jakin High School is invited to the Jakin School Reunion Saturday, Oct. 26 at 5:30 p.m. at Moby Dick Restaurant in Colquitt.   More...

The homecoming tradition...

Jo’Nesha West, daughter of Levorne West and James West of Blakely, was crowned ECHS Homecoming Queen during Friday night’s Homecoming activities at halftime of the Bobcats’ win over More...

Community Calendar

Here & There This Week

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 9  LIONS CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club  BIrTHDAYS: kerry Smith, Hubert Strickland, robert Collier  THURSDAY, OCT. More...

Early Memorial Nursing Home

~ Calendar of Events ~   More...

Editorials

Other Voices

Shopping gives me a headache

Going to the store seems to get more and more complicated all the time.  In an effort to increase their market share, companies are constantly adding new products to store shelves, and many of those projects are simply variations of the main pro More...

All That’s Fit to Print

A little Luke sitting ...

I didn’t go to homecoming last Friday. I was Luke sitting. Luke is my number two grandson, not number two in affection, but in arrival. More...

Mumbles

50 years, enough said!!

The Golden Anniversary celebration at Georgia Pacific Friday was a reunion as much as it was a celebration.  I saw some people I had not seen in a number of years, some I had not seen since I left the mill in the late 1960s.  There were a l More...

Sports

Bobcats win 19-7 over Berrien

Excitement was in the air at Standifer Field Friday night as the Early County Bobcats hosted the Berrien County Rebels for the homecoming game.  Beautiful ladies, friendly alumni and the Bobcat faithful were all on hand to witness the Bobcats ge More...

Warriors defeat Terrell Eagles 63-21

Warrior football field in Damascus would have rivaled the Coliseum in Rome Friday night. More...

Homecoming courts

Early County High School’s Homecoming Court consisted of, from left, Jakiara Ofton, Connor Weaver, Emily Giannars, Josie Williams, Queen Jo’Nesha West, Claudia Ceasar, Shakeria Dunwood, J More...