August 13, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Authorities seeking leads in weekend fatality in Blakely

Authorities are asking the public’s help in the investigation of a Blakely man who died of head and body injuries over the weekend.  Early County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a 911 call at approximately 9:30 p.m. More...

Ready to stoke the Bobcat Fever!

The clock is ticking down until the opening of football season at Standifer Field...the sights of the players taking the field, cheerleaders jumping, and the band getting the crowd to their feet when they hear “Hooray for Bobcats!”  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...

Other News

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...

Hattaway graduates from Peanut Leadership Academy

Local peanut farmer Sam Hattaway graduated from class VIII of the Peanut Leadership Academy June 7 at the Grand Hotel in Point Clear, Ala.  During the graduation weekend, Hattaway and eight fellow graduates had the opportunity to tour Baldwin Co More...

GA DOT seeking public input on state’s needs and funding

The Georgia Department of Transportation wants Georgians’ input for the 21st Century transportation system and how they recommend paying for it.  More...

Religion

Treasure in earthen vessels

II Corinthians 4:1-15

When a message is contrary to one’s personal ideas, it is easy to attack the messenger. This principle has been true throughout history. The ministry of the Apostle Paul is another example of this fact. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Greater Deliverance   Greater Deliverance Ministries, 86 North Main across from Piggly Wiggly, will host a Women’s Conference Wednesday, Aug. 13 through Friday, Aug. 15 starting at 7 p.m. More...

VBS enjoyed at Rosinvick

Rosinvick Missionary Baptist Church hosted Vacation Bible School, July 21 through July 25. The theme was “Keeping Your Space Clean and Green,” from Genesis 1: 1-28; 2:15. More...

Society

Swintons celebrates golden anniversary

Willie J. and Doris Swinton of Cocoa Beach, Fla., originally from Blakely, Ga., were married July 15, 1964, at the Blakely Courthouse. More...

Campus

Web page created for junior parents

Cheri Harrell and Keith Gore are the faculty sponsors for the junior class of Early County High School. They are looking forward to working with the class during pep rallies and homecoming. It is a busy year. Juniors plan and prepare for prom. More...

COLLEGE NEWS

UGA   The University of Georgia has announced the names of undergraduate students who were named presidential scholars or achieved the dean’s list for summer semester.  More...

2014 ECHS Bobcat Football Schedule

Fri., Aug. 22 • Irwin County • Away 7:30 Fri., Aug. 29 • Bainbridge • Home 8:00 Fri., Sept. 5 • Miller County • Away 8:00 Fri., Sept. 12 • Open Week Fri., Sept. More...

Commissioner Jeffery Haynes’ brother wounded

U.S. Army Capt. Jeremy Haynes, brother of Early County Commissioner Jeffery Haynes, was among 15 soldiers reported injured in an attack Aug. 5 in Afghanistan which killed Major General Harold Greene.  According to U.S. Defense officials, Capt. More...

Lightsey testifies at salmonella trial

The federal trial of three Peanut Corporation of America company officials in connection with the 2009 salmonella outbreak is now in its third week.  The news coverage the past several days has been centered around the testimony of former plant More...

Wrestling returning to Blakely Aug. 23

The Early County high school gym will be filled with wrestling fans Aug. 23 to see matches between a wide variety of wrestlers beginning at 8:15 p.m.  More...

Bobcats reserve seating

Bobcat football season tickets go on sale this week beginning Thursday, Aug. 14, at Stndifer Field after Spirit Night. 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...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 13  LIONS CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club  LEGAL AID, 1 p.m., Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library  BIRTHDAYS: Jody Michael Craft, Kamryn Carver, Stephanie Whitehead  THURSDAY, AUG. More...

Editorials

Time to put a hat on my head

Men used to wear a lot of hats.  Humphrey Bogart, wore a fedora in “Casablanca,” my favorite movie. He also wore a fedora in all those gangster movies he and Edward G. More...

And then there’s Robin

I like funny things. I like to laugh, like for other people to laugh. I like comedians and comedy shows. Funny people are funny in different ways. More...

At least it’s not Friday!

What is it with me and dates? Make that calendar dates!  Judy and I got married on April Fool’s Day and my birthday is on the 13th.  Most of the time I never give it a thought. More...

Obituaries

Charles Davis

Farmer

Charles Thomas Davis, 92, of Arlington, Ga., died Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, at Pioneer Community Hospital of Early in Blakely, Ga.  More...

Dorothy McCorkle

Retired Seamstress

Dorothy Widner McCorkle, 84, of Bainbridge, Ga., died Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, at her residence.  Mrs. McCorkle was born Dec. 15, 1929, in Colquitt, Ga., to the late Samuel Ealy Widner and Addie Gray Widner. More...

Barbara Jordan

Barbara Faye Jordan, 66, died Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, at Early Memorial Nursing Home.  Miss Jordan was born July 4, 1948, in Blakely, Ga., to the late Johnny William “Hoke” Jordan and Vera Williams Jordan. More...