October 23, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Fatal GP accident

An accident at Georgia- Pacific in Cedar Springs Oct. 16 resulted in the death of employee Shannon Jones, 39, of Bainbridge.  More...

Don’t flush your meds

Early   County residents are encouraged to participate in Saturday’s National Drug Take Back at Harvey’s.  Everyone is also encouraged to utilize the drop boxes at the Sheriff’s Office and the Courthouse for disposal of pr More...

Pumpkins on the Square

Everyone is invited to come out and enjoy the “Pumpkins on the Square” Monday, Oct. 28 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. More...

Beginning our 155th year!!!

A “part and parcel” of Early County since 1859, the Early County News has been published by four generations of the Fleming family over 145 of those years!  More...

Other News

Input meeting planned

American Legion Post 11 is in the process of planning an Early County Veterans Memorial Park on the U.S. 27 Bypass. The land has been received from the state. More...

Early County High School Future Educators ‘Read for the Record’

The Early County High School chapter of the Future Educators Association participated in the Read for the Record program in September reading to and engaging 300 pre-k and kindergarten students at Early County Elementary with Otis by Loren Long.  More...

Walk a mile for breast cancer

Early County High School FBLA and FCCLA will sponsor “Walk a Mile for Breast Cancer” Thursday, Oct. 24.  The walk will begin at 4 p.m. in front of the high school and participants will walk to the square and back on the sidewalk. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

The blessing passes to Jacob

Genesis 27; 28:1-22  More...

CHURCH NEWS

Faith Holiness   Faith Holiness Church, 268 Hogan Ave., is having a revival now through Friday, Oct. 25 beginning at 7 p.m. each night. Everyone is invited to attend.  Wesley Chapel   More...

Society

Early County runners win

Margaret Winkler and Pat Carmichael show their trophies from the Joyce’s Jog 5K race in Donalsonville Saturday, Oct. 19. Pat was celebrating his 81st birthday at the race. More...

ECCREA meets in Arlington

The Early-Clay- Calhoun Retired Educators had their October meeting at The Hub in Arlington Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 2:30 p.m. The meeting began with a devotional by Rev. Gary Hadden of Arlington Baptist Church.  More...

Making a difference

Below are a few stories of how 4-H made a difference in the lives of people in our community

Kay Ragan   More...

Breaking News - 10/25/2013 11:34 AM

Thursday night manhunt  Free Access 

The News learned of a manhunt which took place Thursday night on Highway 200 South of Blakely. According to authorities, the Miller County Sheriff’s Department was attempting to serve a warrant when the suspect fled resulting in a vehicle chase on H More...

‘They’ are still after ‘our’ water

(Publisher’s note: The following commentary appeared in Monday’s Savannah Morning News. It discusses concerns over the state’s new interbasin water sharing plans which should also concern southwest Georgians. More...

Paint the Town Pink

Presentation of $2,000 check to Cancer Coalition of South Georgia

Over 100 attended the annual ‘Paint the Town Pink’ luncheon last week to support the fight against breast cancer. More...

‘Life Skills’

The   Pataula Center for Children is sponsoring a “life-skills” class — Keeping Children Well — focusing on helping parents to understand and prevent infectious disease.  The clinic, free and open to the public, will More...

Wish Tree

The   Christmas Wish Tree is a great way to help needy families during the holidays. Applications are now available at Family Connection FACES. For more information call 723-5122.   More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 23  LION’S CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club  THURSDAY, OCT. More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Dr. Daily Events   More...

Editorials

Other Voices

Hoping for a little Faith

We are on the road, as we often are on fall weekends, to attend a college football game. But this time, we’ve come to a town that allows us to do something else that’s fun during those times when we are not at the football game.  More...

All That’s Fit to Print

And many more

Reading through issues of this fine newspaper, I have learned many things. Some were of great historical significance, others just plain entertaining.  More...

Mumbles

Another milestone

In reference to the front page article about interbasin water transfers, back in 2003 we fought HB 237 which seemed harmless at face value. More...

Obituaries

Vernal Lee Summerset

Retired

Vernal Lee Summerset, 71, of Blakely died Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, at Pioneer Community Hospital of Early. Mrs. Summerset was born Dec. 13, 1941, in Blakely to the late Robert “Bob” Timpson and Mattie Jones- Timpson. More...

Bernice Greene

Retired

Bernice White Greene, 96, formerly of Albany, died Monday Oct. 14, 2013, in Snellville, Ga. Mrs. Greene was born July 5, 1917, in Pansey, Ala., to the late Mr. and Mrs. O.D. White. She worked at Mayfair Jewelers and Sears- Roebuck before retiring. More...

Louie Anglin

Retired Farmer

Louie Lynwood Anglin, 94, of Blakely died Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, at Miller County Hospital in Colquitt, Ga. Mr. Anglin was born Aug. 16, 1919, in Sylvester, Ga., to the late Walter Anglin and Fannie Perry Anglin. More...

Sports

Warriors win last home game of season

The Warriors defeated Sherwood Academy 38-14 Friday night at SGA during their last home game of the regular season.  The ball game was opened by a Warrior galloping across the football field on horseback. More...

Bobcats fight hard but lose to Bulldogs 21-6

The Early County Bobcats traveled to Thomasville to face the Bulldogs in a game that would break the 1-1 region tie of the two teams. Unfortunately, the Bobcats were on the losing side this week, losing 21-6.  More...

MIDDLE SCHOOL SPORTS

By Brad Boyett  The Early County Junior Varsity Bobcats lost 8-0 to Seminole County in a hard fought game. The JV finished the season with a 1-3 record. More...