January 1, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Chamber Raffle...

Win a freezer full of meat!

The   Blakely-Early County Chamber of Commerce is raffling a Kenmore 5.1 cu. ft. chest freezer full of meat donated by Piggly Wiggly and White Oak Pastures.  The winner will be drawn Jan. 15 at 2 p.m. More...

Other News

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 1  HAPPY NEW YEAR!  BIRTHDAYS: Steve Hattaway, Katie Barrows Davis, Shirley Durham  THURSDAY, JAN. More...

Lingo wins ‘EC’ golf cart

The Early County Dugout and Touchdown clubs raffled an exclusive “EC” golf cart at Holidays on the Square.  Nathaniel Lingo Jr. More...

How to prepare for tax time

Although some are ready to say their fond farewells to 2013, thought needs to be given to the 12 months that just passed as tax-filing season approaches.  More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

God commands: Keep the sabbath holy

Luke 6:1-11  More...

CHURCH NEWS

Wesley Chapel   Wesley Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church will have Watch Night services Tuesday, Dec. 31 beginning at 10 p.m. The speaker is Rev. Gloria Wynds. Everyone is invited to attend.  Bethlehem   More...

THANKS

On behalf of my mother, who resides in the Early Memorial Nursing Home, and the other residents I would like to say a “Special Thank You” to all the churches, youth groups and school clubs, singing groups, Santa Claus who visited and frie More...

Campus

BSC welcomes guest speakers

Bainbridge State College is hosting a series of speakers, distinguished authors and performing artists to enhance the educational experience of the college’s students and to extend to the community a variety of cultural experiences.  More...

Bike winners

As a fundraiser, the Hoop Club sold chances for a girl’s and boy’s bike to be given away at the first two Early County High School basketball games. More...

COLLEGE NEWS

Darton State College has released their dean’s and merit lists for the fall 2013 semester.  To qualify for the dean’s list, a student must be full-time and have earned a 3.4 or higher grade point average. More...

Breaking News - 1/6/2014 11:19 PM

Southwest Georgia Academy will be closed Tuesday due to cold temperatures

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The “Black House” up in flames

The smoke billowing on Highway 39 just north of Blakely Saturday, Dec. 21 was coming from a “training burn” by firefighters.  More...

Kolomoki ‘Night Hike’ Jan. 1

Kolomoki   State Historic Park will be among more than 40 state parks hosting Ranger led “First Day Hikes” Jan. More...

Hoop Club

Attention all ECHS basketball fans! The Hoop Club will meet at the new gym Tuesday, Jan. 7 at 6:30 p.m. Please come help support our studentathletes.   More...

Editorials

Other Voices

Kinder, gentler

I watched a documentary about the presidency of George H.W. More...

All That’s Fit to Print

It’s always something

The offal of Christmas surrounds me. Bits of paper, scraps of ribbon. Glitter. Rolls of wrapping paper. Dying poinsettias.  Glitter does not bring out the best in me. I somehow ended up with a few ornaments adorned with glitter. More...

Political Cartoon

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Obituaries

Henry Evans

Farmer

William Henry Evans, 90, of Blakely, Ga., died Monday, Dec. 23, 2013, at the Donalsonville Hospital Emergency Room.  Mr. Evans was born July 11, 1923, in Cedar Springs, Ga., to the late William Charlie Evans and Ruby Glass Evans. More...

Virginia Brooks

Homemaker

Mary Virginia Long Brooks, 96, formerly of Edison, Ga., died Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany, Ga.  Mrs. Brooks was born Jan. More...

Tommy Hull

Electrician

Thomas B. “Tommy” Hull, 84, formerly of Blakely, Ga., died Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, at Kennestone Hospital in Marietta, Ga.  More...