February 12, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

PCSG receives recognition

Primary Care of Southwest Georgia has received Level III recognition — the highest level achievable — from the Patient-Centered Medical Home 2011 program.  The National Committee for Quality Assurance noted the recognition was for PC More...

FC banquet to feature storyteller “Sister Yomi”

This year’s Freedom Council banquet will feature a presentation by world-renowned storyteller, Sister Abayomi “Yomi” Goodall as Harriet Tubman.  “Sister Yomi” is an accomplished and artistic storyteller, often descr More...

4-H Market Hog Show Monday

Fourteen   4-H’ers will be competing for the Grand Champion title in the Early County Market Hog Show Monday, Feb. 17 at 6:30 p.m. at the Early County Ag Center.  Everyone is invited to attend and support the youth. More...

Young Farmers Auction Feb. 13

The   Young Farmers Social Night and Auction has been rescheduled to Thursday, Feb. 13 at 6 p.m. at the Early County Ag Center. There will be auction items of interest to everyone. Call 724- 8206 for information.   More...

Other News

Trey Mock is Harveys Banner Market Manager of the Year

Your long-standing hometown grocer, Harveys Supermarket, is proud to congratulate Trey Mock for winning both district manager of the year and overall Harvey’s banner market manager of the year for 2013.  More...

Farm organizations getting word out to farmers

The Georgia Peanut Commission and the Southern Peanut Farmers Federation supported the 2014 Farm Bill.  More...

House News

Legislators have busy and productive week

We returned to the Gold Dome Monday, Feb. 3 for a very busy and productive week. More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Show your faith by your works

James 2:14-26  More...

Blakely Mass Choir celebrates 25th anniversary

The Blakely Mass Choir began celebrating their 25th annual choir anniversary Saturday, Feb. 1 at 6 p.m. with a banquet at the Early County Middle School Cafeteria.  Pastor Jonathan D. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Zion Free Will  Evergreen Church Youth Department will sponsor a youth revival beginning tonight, Wednesday, Feb. 12 through Friday, Feb. 14 at 7 p.m. nightly. The speakers are Beverly Slaton, Aretha Tinson and Rita James. More...

Society

Padgett-Pearson

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Duncan Padgett of Fayetteville, Ga., and the late Terry Gene Keyser of Nebraska City, Neb., are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Michelle, to John Paul Pearson, son of Mr. and Mrs. More...

BIRTH

Henry Daniel Bryson

Mr. and Mrs. Danny Bryson of Athens, Ga., are proud to announce the birth of their son, Henry Daniel Bryson, who was born on Jan. 9, 2014, at 9:41 p.m. Henry weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces, and was 20 inches long.  More...

Breaking News - 2/14/2014 6:14 PM

Cats, Lady Cats play for Region champion tonight at Mangham Auditorium  Free Access 

The Early County High Bobcats and Lady Bobcats both won Region 1-AA semifinal games in overtime Thursday night to advance to tonight’s region championship games at Mangham auditorium. More...

City to waive late fees

The Blakely City Council voted at their Feb. More...

Something good is coming March 22

Peanut Proud is on its way! More...

Cleveland donation increases BSC scholarship opportunities

Two Bainbridge State College students from Early County will now have the opportunity for $1,000 scholarships, thanks to Dr. Patricia Cleveland’s generous donation to the Marvin and Raymond Singletary Fund.  More...

Chamber banquet

Everyone is invited to the Chamber Annual Meeting and Banquet Friday, Feb. 21 at 6:30 p.m. at the Blakely Town and Country Club.  Senator Dean Burke will be the guest speaker. More...

Tennis Facility ribbon-cutting

Everyone is invited to join the Early County School System in celebrating the opening of the Bessie Scott Tennis Facility. There will be a ribbon cutting Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 10 a.m. at the tennis courts.   More...

Jaws of Life fundraiser

Jakin volunteer firefighters are holding a “Jaws of Life” fundraiser, selling tickets for a Daniel Defense “Ambush” .300 Blackout AR-15 rifle.  The drawing will be held Feb. 22. Tickets are $5 each. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 12  LIONS CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club  BIRTHDAYS: Mac Houston, Brittany Powell, Larry Wiley  THURSDAY, FEB. More...

Editorials

Other Voices

Patiently waiting for Olympic curling

The Winter Olympics are underway in a Russian city called Sochi, a place I’d never actually heard of until it won the rights to host the Games seven years ago.  In fact, the first time I heard someone say “Sochi,” I thought the More...

All That’s Fit to Print

Friday is Valentine’s Day. That’s a reminder to all of you who might get in trouble for forgetting. You know, it’s not as simple a day as it was when we were kids, but then what is?  We Baby Boomers are to blame. More...

Mumbles

They still take you back!!!

Yesterday... all my troubles seemed so far away... Now it looks as though they’re here to stay... Oh, I believe in yesterday.  Just about everyone can remember the first time they saw the Beatles. More...

Obituaries

Doris Barbree

Retired

Doris Gilbert Barbree, 91, died Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, at the home of her daughter, Karen Barbree Cook, in Dothan, Ala. Mrs. Barbree was born in Headland, Ala., Nov. 22, 1922, to the late Daniel Webster Gilbert and Erin Preston Gilbert. More...

Martha Thomas

Retired

Martha Toler Thomas, 80, died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, Ala.  Mrs. Thomas was born Feb. 22, 1933, in Seminole County, Ga., to the late Preston Harris Toler and Laura Davis Toler. More...

Sylvester Haire

Retired U.S. Army

Sylvester L. Haire, 64, died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, at James A. Haley Veterans Hospital in Tampa, Fla.  Mr. Haire was born July 4, 1949, in Blakely, Ga., to the late Seal and Annie L. Haire. More...

Campus

ECMS Academic Bowl team competes

The Early County Middle School Academic Bowl Team competed in the PAGE Academic Bowl Regional competition at Thomas County Middle School.  More...

Students participate in Lego League competition

Early County Middle School sent two teams to the Lego League competition at Columbus State University this year.  The seventh grade team members were Chi Dunbar, Carianna Ford, Wade Glass, Jack Green, Viviana Hernandez, JiMiya Jackson, Tyner Kil More...

Bobcats sign scholarships

Early County Bobcat standouts Antonio Jackson and Javontavious Ofton signed letters of intent Thursday, Feb. 6 for football scholarships to Point University, West Point, Ga. More...