February 19, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Spelling Bee winners

After 50 words and 20 rounds, the competition in last week’s Early County School System Spelling Bee was narrowed down from 10 to two sisters, sixth grader Davia Allen and fourth grader Charlye Allen. 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. It will be a fun evening with live music by Wichita. Tickets are $30. More...

Sheriff’s Dept. fundraisers

The Early County Sheriff’s Dept. will have a yard sale at the jail on South Blvd. Saturday, March 8. More...

Other News

Wimberly promoted in GBI Region 2

Blakely native Fredrick J. Wimberly has been promoted to Special Agent in Charge of the GBI’s Region 2 Field Office in Midland, Ga. Wimberly’s promotion was announced Feb. 7 by Georgia Bureau of Investigation Director Vernon Keenan.  More...

Dixon re-elected to Farm Credit board during stockholders’ meeting

Southwest Georgia Farm Credit held its Annual Stockholders’ Meeting Tuesday, Feb. 11 at Hilton Garden Inn in Albany. Nearly 225 members and guests attended. Members of the agricultural lending cooperative re-elected James H. Dixon Jr. More...

House News

Legislators at half-way point of session

Monday, Feb. 10 marked the 20th day and half-way point of the 2014 legislative session. With only 20 days left to pass laws this year, we quickly got to work, voting on legislation and reviewing bills in committee.  More...

Religion

Sunday School Lesson

Choose words acceptable to God

James 3:1-12  More...

CHURCH NEWS

Jerusalem  Jerusalem African Methodist Episcopal Church will host the Pleasant Grove Singing Convention Sunday, Feb. 23 starting with Sunday School at 10 a.m. More...

Society

Wright-Robbins

Sammie Jo Wright of Jakin, Ga., and Tracy Glenn Robbins of Slocomb, Ala., would like to announce their wedding Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 2 o’clock EST.  The bride-elect is the daughter of Sandra Wright of Jakin and Billy H. More...

Scheduled Relay for Life Events

Spaghetti Dinner  New Hope Baptist Church will have a spaghetti dinner Sunday, March 16 at noon. Plates can be ordered to go or may be eaten in the social hall. More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive

Daily Events Feb. 24 — 10:30 - 11:30 - Rhythm band practice. Lunch: Cube steak with gravy, blackeyed peas, stewed tomatoes, steamed rice, fresh fruit. Feb. 25 — 10:15 - 11:00 - Physical fitness. 11:00 - VNA,  More...

Campus

Students learn interview skills

Students in Dr. Jennifer Brown’s math finance class at Early County High School recently learned about job interviews.  More...

COLLEGE NEWS

Georgia Southern  More...

Early County students earn GED

There were 85 Bainbridge State Adult Education students who finished their GED between July 1 and Dec. 31, 2013. Fifty-two participated in Thursday’s ceremony.  Graduates from Blakely are Barbara A. More...

Rx lock boxes

Aspire-Calhoun Early Miller Services received nine new MedicineSafe lock boxes for Early County adults in their community living program. More...

Scouts to honor Bishop

The Boy Scouts of America’s South Georgia Council will honor Judge Joe C. Bishop at the 2014 “Character Counts” Breakfast Feb. 25 at Hasan Temple in Albany. More...

Bessie Scott Tennis Facility ribbon-cutting

Construction of a six-court tennis facility, which is a tremendous asset for the community, was recently completed by the Early County School System. More...

Test-taking workshop

ECSS will host a Test Taking Workshop for parents Feb. 27 at 5:30 p.m. in the Early County Middle School Cafeteria. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 19  CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, noon, Alexander building  BIRTHDAYS: Laurie Spence, Nathan Neeley  ANNIVERSARY: Mr. & Mrs. Bo King  THURSDAY, FEB. 20  ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club   More...

Editorials

Other Voices

Sorry, but I didn’t feel the earth move

Two weeks ago, it was an unseasonable 60 degrees in Gainesville, not exactly winter-like weather.  We more than made up for that this week with 5.5 inches of snow, which is actually good news because the forecasters had said we could have gotten More...

All That’s Fit to Print

Practice makes perfect

Sometimes, I become engrossed in television quite by accident. It isn’t that I walk through a room and the television magically comes on and grabs me. I deliberately hit the on button, deliberately start flipping through the channels.  More...

Political Cartoon

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Obituaries

Mahalie Crawford

Custodian

Mahalie Crawford, 103, of Bainbridge, Ga., died Feb. 15, 2014, at Bainbridge Memorial Manor.  Mrs. More...

Frank Shorter

Disabled

Franklin Delano “Frank” Shorter, 63, of Blakely, Ga., died Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, Ala.  Mr. Shorter was born Jan. 24, 1951, in Coleman, Ga., to the late Johnny Will Shorter Sr. More...

Emma Bennett

Custodian

Emma M. Bennett, 77, of Blakely, Ga., died Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, at Pioneer Community Hospital in Blakely, Ga.  Miss Bennett was born Nov. 12, 1936, in Blakely to the late Rayfield and Carrie Wimbush Bennett. More...

Sports

Senior athletes honored at SGA

The Southwest Georgia Academy Booster Club honored their senior athletes in basketball and cheerleading at the last home game on Feb. More...

Bobcats take sting out of the Hornets

The Early County Bobcats advance to the region championship with a 63-60 overtime victory over the Cook County Hornets. More...

2014 EC JV Baseball Schedule

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