August 6, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Another local centenarian...

Pearlee Gilbert, still in good health, celebrated her 100th birthday Aug. 1. Pearlee was born in Early County in 1914 and has lived here her entire life.  Mrs. More...

SGA

The new school year begins tomorrow at Southwest Georgia Academy when students return to the classrooms.  SGA parents should also mark the following dates on their calendars.   More...

‘We Run This Town’ 5K Sept. 6

The   ECMS and ECHS Cross Country teams will host a 5K run, “We Run This Town,” Saturday, Sept. 6 at 7 p.m. More...

‘Chicken Bowl’

The “Chicken Bowl” with Terrell Co. will be Aug. 15 at 7:30 p.m. The season opener will be Aug. 22 at Irwin Co. More...

Other News

Life Flight helicopters on Damascus-Hilton Road

Two persons injured last week in a one-vehicle wreck on Hilton Damascus Road — Yelsia Murrell and Leslie Stokelin — were air lifted to SAMC with non-fatal injuries. More...

WTVY Live at Lunch

Blakely and Early County were recently featured on WTVY’s “Live at Lunch” which airs each Thursday.  During the program they featured the Early County Museum, interviewing Priscilla Perkins and Julianne Hudson; discussed Tom&rs More...

Religion

Forgiveness and restoration

2 Corinthians 1:23- 2:17  More...

CHURCH NEWS

St. Maryland   Saint Maryland Missionary Baptist Church’s worship services will begin at 11:30 a.m. and Sunday School will begin at 10 a.m. beginning Sunday, Aug. 3. The church is located at 106 Hwy. 27 South, Blakely. More...

Obituaries

Denise McLendon

Retired

Lois Denise McLendon, 57, of Edison, Ga., died Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at her residence.  Miss McLendon was born June 19, 1957, in Edison, Ga., to H.T. “Ted” McLendon and the late Lois Jean Farris McLendon. More...

Burilda Myers

Burilda Jackson Huff Myers, 93, of Blakely, Ga., died Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, at Early Memorial Nursing Home.  “Miss B” was born Dec. More...

Campus

Early County 4-H summer activities come to a close

Summer may have come to an end but for many children in Early County, there will be many great 4-H summer memories.  Early County 4-H offered a variety of activities for the youth of the community to participate.  More...

2014 ECHS Bobcat Volleyball Schedule

Thurs., Aug. 7 • Brooks County • Away 4:30 Thurs., Aug. 14 • Sumter County • Away 4:30 *Tues., Aug. 19 • Mitchell County • Home 5:00 *Thurs., Aug. 21 • Pelham High • Home 4:30 Fri., Aug. More...

“We Run This Town” 5K planned for Sept. 6

The ECMS and ECHS Cross Country teams will host a 5K run, “We Run This Town,” Saturday, Sept. 6 at 7 p.m. This will be an evening run around the square in Blakely and will feature some of the murals around town. More...

County adopts $7.9 million budget, no millage rate increase planned

The Early County Board of Commissioners approved the county’s FY 2015 budget Monday night at their August meeting. More...

Scavenger Hunt!

Where’s the Box?

A “Where’s the Box” community scavenger hunt will kick off Monday, Aug. More...

Lacie Bond wins in NBHA World Youth Championship

Despite knocking over a barrel in their first run in the 1D division of the 6th NBHA Youth World Championship, Lacie Bond McFay had an awesome week in the barrel racing event July 19- 26 in Perry.  Lacie Bond entered three horses in this year&rs More...

Farm bill update August 18

Early   County Young Farmers will host a Farm Bill update Monday, Aug. 18 at 7 p.m. at the Ag Center on Freeman Road. More...

Bobcat baseball auction

The   Bobcat baseball boosters invite everyone to the Bobcat Baseball Auction Saturday, Aug. 16 at Funny Girl. Admission is free. Dinner is available for $15. Everyone can bid on items during the Silent Auction from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 6  FAMILY CONNECTION COLLABORATIVE, noon, Family Learning Resource Center  BIRTHDAYS: Hayley Williams, John L. Still Jr., Terry J. Durham  ANNIVERSARIES: Mr. & Mrs. Ward Mills, Mr. & Mrs. More...

Young Farmers to host Farm Bill update meeting

Early County Young Farmers will host a Farm Bill update Monday, Aug. 18, at 7 p.m. at the Ag Center. FSA Regional Director Ty Godfrey will be the speaker.  Call, or text, 229-724- 8206 or email dwolfe@early.k12.ga.us to RSVP for a meal count. More...

Editorials

Dogs are right, thunder and lightning are evil

We’ve reached the month of August, with which I have long had a love-hate relationship.  I love August because it means football season is just around the corner, and that means it’s time to start planning for a new season of tailgat More...

Political Cartoon

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Enduring the heat

We enjoyed a few cooler days, cooler than we are used to this time of year. This week, the heat has returned and it’s hot. More...

Society

Aspire open house and ribbon cutting

Representatives from Aspire and the Early- Blakely Chamber of Commerce, joined by community officials and business leaders, gathered Monday for an Open House and Ribbon Cutting for Aspire’s Calhoun, Early, Miller Developmental Disability Servic More...

Gentiva launches 10th annual food drive

Staff members from the Gentiva Hospice and Home Health offices will be blanketing their local service areas throughout August, distributing food collection bags and gathering donations for the Salvation Army Food Pantry as part of the company’s More...