May 7, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Chemical capers culprits caught

Investigators from multiple southwest Georgia law enforcement agencies, including Early County investigators, recently tracked down four men accused of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of farm chemicals in two states.  More...

Graduation marks 40th anniversary

Bainbridge State College

Bainbridge State College’s graduation commencement Saturday will mark the institution’s 40th anniversary.  The BSC commencement will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 10 at the Student Wellness Center on the Bainbridge campus. More...

County meeting

The Early County Commissioners met Monday night at the County Administration Building with all commissioners in attendance.  More...

Freon leak causes HS evacuation

Early   Early County High students got an unexpected break from class Tuesday Morning when a freon leak caused a brief evacuation.  The leak occurred when a air conditioner compressor was being replaced by a HVAC contractor. More...

Grandparents meeting at SGA

SGA grandparents will hold their final meeting of the school year at 2 p.m. May 8 in the school cafeteria.   More...

School's Out!!

Soon, but first...

May 2 ECHS Senior Day: 9 a.m. May 6 SGA Honors Day 8:30 to 10 a.m. May 7 More...

Other News

Mitch Clarke joins Jacobs Media Corporation

Mitch Clarke, a Blakely native with nearly 30 years of experience in newspapers, has joined Jacobs Media Corporation as director of AccessNorthGa.com’s content and marketing.  More...

Marvin Clarke named TOY

Marvin Clarke was recently named Teacher of the Year for the middle and upper schools at Lakeview Academy in Gainesville.  Clarke was presented the Beth Grindle Excellence in Teaching Award May 2 as part of the school’s annual May Day cere More...

Fire Department to test hydrants

The City of Blakely Fire Department will test fire hydrants on the north side of the city over the next few weeks. If you experience problems with water pressure or water color, call the fire department at 723-5150 or City Hall at 723-3677.  More...

Religion

Our lives should reflect the life of Jesus

Leviticus 25:8-55; Isaiah 61; Luke 4:14- 21  More...

CHURCH NEWS

True Love  True Love Missionary Baptist Church, 1514 Freeman Road, is having their annual revival now through May 9 at 7:30 p.m. nightly. The guest preacher is Rev. Charles McDonald. Everyone is invited to attend.  Willis Grove   More...

Society

Whitehead garden named Spring Garden of the Year

The garden of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Whitehead has been selected by the Blakely Garden Club as the Spring Garden of the Year for 2014.  More...

Cross-Brown

Sissy Cross and Bob Brown are happy to announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.  The bride-elect is the daughter of Louie Cross and Elaine Cross of Donalsonville, Ga.  The groom-elect is the son of the late Melvin and Jeanette Br More...

FACES town hall meeting May 20

Family Connection, FACES, will host a town hall meeting Tuesday, May 20 at 5:30 p.m. at the Blakely City Hall. The subject of the meeting is an overview of underage alcohol use and abuse. The community is invited. More...

Judge Lane sits on Supreme bench

Superior Court Judge Ronnie Joe Lane of the Pataula Judicial Circuit was recently designated to serve in place of Georgia Supreme Court Justice Keith Blackwell in the appeal of a case involving the Georgia Department of Community Health and Northside More...

Peanut Proud sends PB to tornado victims

Peanut Proud and the Georgia Peanut Commission sent 20 pallets containing 28,800 jars of peanut butter last week to families impacted by the tornado disasters in Arkansas, Mississippi and Alabama.  More...

Meet K-9 ‘ToDo’

Meet “ToDo,” the Randolph County Sheriff’s K-9 often called on to help area agencies with searches. He has assisted in several searches in Early County. More...

FACES town hall meeting

Family   Connection FACES will host a Town Hall Meeting Tuesday, May 20 at 5:30 p.m. at Blakely City Hall. The topic will be an “Overview of underage alcohol use and abuse.”  The community is invited. More...

City to test fire hydrants

The   City of Blakely Fire Department will be testing fire hydrants on the north side of the city over the next few weeks. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, MAY 7  FAMILY CONNECTION COLLABORATIVE, noon, Family Learning Resource Center  LEGAL AID, 1 p.m., Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library  BIRTHDAYS: Mary W. More...

Editorials

My brother, Marvin, is Teacher of the Year

I play trivia at a local restaurant every Wednesday with a group of people that includes my brother, Marvin.  More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Happy Mother’s Day

My mother has long been dead and gone. But, as they should, her memories still linger. More...

Obituaries

Lillie Mae Ingram

Homemaker

Lillie Mae Smith Ingram, 92, of Arlington, Ga., died Saturday, May 3, 2014, at her residence.  Mrs. Ingram was born Oct. 25, 1921, in Glenn County, Ga., to the late Isham Bennett Smith and Lillie Russ Smith. More...

Marianne Belisle

Homemaker

Marianne Colding Belisle, 77, of Blakely, Ga., died Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at her residence.  Mrs. Belisle was born Dec. 7, 1936, in Picnic, Fla., to the late Solon Burke Colding and Lucille Moore Colding. More...

Earlene Granados

Clerk

Rita Earlene Johnson Granados, 41, of Arlington, Ga., died Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at her residence.  Mrs. Granados was born Feb. 25, 1973, in Blakely, Ga., to Ruby Nell Thorne Johnson of Blakely and the late Earl Johnson. More...

Campus

Grier and Sumner awarded scholarships from Camerata Club

Jaleel Grier and Chandler Sumner were awarded the “T” Dean Camerata Scholarship April 8 at the monthly Camerata Club meeting in Eufaula, Ala. More...

Brandon Brookins signs golf scholarship

Brandon Brookins, Southwest Georgia Academy’s number one golfer the past two years, signed a scholarship Tuesday, April 29 to play golf at Shorter College. More...

Early County 4-H Project S.A.F.E. promotes shooting sports

When people think of 4-H, they often think about agriculture, livestock or maybe cooking or sewing. More...