November 20, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Adkinson wins NHRA Super Stock Nationals

Longtime NHRA Stock and Super Stock competitor Jeff Adkinson of Damascus won the NHRA National Super Stock championship last weekend at the NHRA Finals in Pomona, Calif.  More...

Holiday Tour

Mark your calendars. The annual Holiday Tour is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 14 between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Proceeds from the tour will benefit the Blakely Hometown Mural Project.   More...

‘The Glorias of Christmas’ December 2

The   Camerata Chorus will present “The Glorias of Christmas” Monday, Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church. The Christmas concert has been a tradition since 1971. More...

Deer photos

Send your deer photos to the News... big bucks, first bucks, kids with first deer, etc. Drop them by the News office on College Street or email them to publisher@earlycountnews.com.   More...

Other News

Community Christmas cantata Dec. 8

Blakely and Early County’s first annual community Christmas Cantata, “O Holy Night,” will be presented Sunday, Dec. 8 at 6 p.m. at Birdsong Warehouse. More...

Kids enjoy Pumpkins on the Square

The Blakely-Early County Chamber of Commerce sponsored “Pumpkins on the Square” Monday, Oct. 28. More...

New face at Extension office

Early County Extension has another new face. The Early County 4-H Club is excited to have Stanton Spence as a 4-H VISTA intern for the next year. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

God instructs the building of the tabernacle

Exodus 35-40  More...

CHURCH NEWS

Restored House  More...

CHURCH NEWS

The family of Nancy Wasdin Potesta, who died on Oct. More...

Society

Charity golf tournament set

The Macy Easom Cancer Research Foundation, a nonprofit pediatric cancer foundation headquartered in Perry, Ga., will host the second Annual Princess Macy Golf Tournament Saturday, Dec. 7 at Crooked Oak Golf Course in Colquitt, Ga.  More...

Class of ‘56 holds reunion

Blakely Union High School’s Class of 1956 gathered at Magnolias on Main for a time of fellowship, renewing friendships and enjoying a delicious meal Nov. More...

Camerata Chorus to present concert

Camerata Chorus, a 50 voice choir made up of people in and around Eufaula, Ala., and southwest Georgia will present their 2013 concert, “The Glorias of Christmas” in Blakely on Monday, Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m. More...

One shot, one arrested in domestic dispute over the weekend

A domestic dispute led to a shooting Sunday morning resulting in one man suffering a gunshot wound and another being charged with aggravated assault and battery.  When officers answered a call to 11099 Howard’s Landing Road around 9:30 a.m More...

‘Wish Tree’ Project helps Santa!

Youngsters attending a “12th birthday” party for Jackson Allred and Ted Sasser had a great time Saturday at Funny Girl. More...

Help ‘Fats’ feed the families

The   Sheriff’s Department is collecting non perishable food items to help feed families at Thanksgiving. Donation boxes are located at Harveys, Piggly Wiggly and the jail on South Blvd. Cash donations are also welcome.   More...

Thanksgiving dinner for the needy

New   Zion Baptist Church will host a free community-wide Thanksgiving dinner at 12 noon on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 28, at the Blakely Civic Center. For more information, contact Pastor James Letroy Lewis at 308-7562. More...

Shrine Club Raffle

The   Blakely Shrine Club is raffling a Henry Golden Boy .22 cal. magnum rifle and a case of shotgun shells. The drawing will be Dec. 14 during Holidays on the Square. Tickets are $5 each. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 20 CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, noon, First United Methodist Church fellowship hall BIRTHDAYS: Wyc Herrington, Caroline Harper, Libby Toole, Buddy Lucas THURSDAY, NOV. 21 ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive Daily Events

Nov. 25 — 10:30 - 11:30 Rhythm band practice. Lunch: Baked pork chop, baked sweet potato, collard greens, cornbread, fresh fruit. Nov. 26 — 9:30 - MOVIE DAY. More...

Editorials

Other Voices

Southern drawl

I'm a proud Southerner. Y’all know that.  I’m proud to have grown up in rural southwest Georgia, proud to have grown up around peanut fields and cow pastures rather than skyscrapers and traffic.  More...

All That’s Fit to Print

Time to make the dressing

Thanksgiving is a little over a week away. It’s time to think about getting the dressing made and how to get the turkey thawing timed just right. I’m not very good at either one.  More...

Mumbles

Tell me one more time!!!

Does anyone remember me hollering and screaming the perils of Obamacare before it ever passed congress?  I know, I was mostly hollering into one ear — that of Sanford Bishop. More...

Obituaries

Ella Ree Mills

Homemaker

Ella Ree “Doll” Brown Mills, 100, of Jakin died Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, at Donalsonville Hospital in Donalsonville, Ga. Mrs. Mills was born Sept. 17, 1913, in Early County, Ga., to the late Alfred and Ella Echols Brown. More...

Sybil Hayes

Business Owner

Sybil Jeanette Hayes, 74, of Edison, Ga., died Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany, Ga. A native of Baker County, Mrs. Hayes and husband James spent most of their married life in Albany, Ga. More...

Horace Hodge

Retired

Horace Eugene Hodge, 83, of Edison, Ga., died Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, at Calhoun County Nursing Home in Edison. Mr. Hodge was born March 1, 1930, in Bluffton, Ga., to the late Bill and Raven Hodge. He was retired and of the Baptist faith. More...

Campus

4-H’ers attend junior conference

The Early County Junior 4-H Club had five representatives at this year’s junior conference at Rock Eagle 4- H Center Oct. 26 and 27.  More...

GP donates computers

Early County Schools Technology Director Michael Williams (left) receives 15 used computers from IT Manager Ron Oudenaarden and Technical Consultant Wayne Naramore of Georgia-Pacific Cedar Springs Operations. More...

Cloverleaf 4-H’ers win at CPA

Early County 4-H’ers traveled to Williams Middle School in Moultrie, Ga., Saturday, Nov. 9 to compete at Fall Cloverleaf Project Achievement.  More...