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City issues first mixed drink license

The Blakely City Council met Sept. More...

Early County — Garden Spot of God’s Country...

“We have met the enemy and he is us.” — Pogo

Recent drought conditions have resulted in low, and in some cases, non-existant stream flows.  The resulting dry creek beds are unsightly enough. More...

Grandparents meet at SGA tomorrow

The   SGA Grandparents Club will meet Thursday, Sept.11 at 7 p.m. in the school lunchroom.   More...

Other News

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive

Daily Events Sept. 15 — 10:15 - 11:00 - Rhythm band at Nursing Home. Lunch: Barbeque chicken, scalloped potatoes, winter mix, wheat roll, fresh fruit. Sept. 16 — 10:15 -11:00 - Physical fitness. 10:30 - 11:30  More...

Class of 1964 holds 50th reunion

The Class of 1964: Seated from left, Ada Williams Alligood, Betty Pritchett Goocher, Guyla White Daley, Ann Lance Boyd, Beverly McDuffie Whitaker, Jean Dubose Fletcher, Angie Baxley Yutzler, Celia Ho More...

Crozier joins Bank of Early staff

Bank of Early is pleased to announce that James R. “Jamey” Crozier has joined the staff and will serve as a banking officer and lender.  More...

Religion

God’s love is forgiving

Jeremiah 31  It is easy for one to allow the uncertainty of present conditions to color our vision of the future. The chosen nation of Israel was the divinely- designated group through which the savior of the world would come. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Bethlehem   More...

THANKS

I would like to express my thanks to Dr. Bennett and his staff, and for all the cards, visits, thoughts and prayers during my recent illness.  Lynda Gowan Parker   More...

Society

BIRTHS

Hazel Wren Hatcher More...

ECCREA to meet Sept. 16

The Early-Clay-Calhoun Retired Educators Association will have their first meeting for the 2014-15 school year Tuesday, Sept. 16 at 2:30 p.m. at the Blakely-Early County Chamber of Commerce building on Court Square in Blakely. More...

Simmons-Bush

Jennifer Simmons and Steven Bush, along with family and friends, are pleased to announce their engagement.  The wedding is planned for Oct. 4, 2014, at 4 p.m. More...

Campus

FFA fruit sale has begun at ECHS

The Early County High School FFA’s annual fruit sale has begun. This is one of FFA’s largest fundraisers and one the members look forward to and enjoy.  More...

Young Farmer class Sept. 15

There will be a Young Farmer class over wintering beef cattle and winter grazing Monday, Sept. 15 at 7 p.m. at the Ag center. Dr. Martha Moen from ABAC will be speaking.  A meal will be provided. More...

SGA to honor football championship teams

Southwest Georgia Academy will honor the coaches, players, managers and cheerleaders of SGA’s first and last state championship football teams — 1972 and 1998 — during halftime of Friday night’s game in Damascus.  The qua More...

Resurfacing set for Second Kolomoki

Plans are underway for the resurfacing of the Second Kolomoki Road, a project which will be funded primarily with the help of $393,738 in local maintenance and improvement funds from the Georgia DOT. More...

Nett Reed still leading the way...

Former Early County High basketball and track and field standout Nett Reed has not stopped running and jumping since since departing high school in 2010.   More...

Homecoming Parade Oct. 2

The   ECHS homecoming parade will be Oct. 2 at 5 p.m. Everyone interested in participating in the parade is asked to call Mary Beth at 724- 5337.   More...

Blood drive Sept. 22

Bainbridge   State College will have a blood drive Monday, Sept. 22 from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Blood Mobile located at the Early County campus at 40 Harold Ragan Dr., Blakely.   More...

Reminder!

There are several work closures of streets around Blakely. The city asks motorists to please watch for workers and equipment in these areas.   More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 10  LIONS CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club  LEGAL AID, 1 p.m., Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library  BIRTHDAYS: Charlene Wimberley, Eddie Riley, MacKenzie Johnston, Kim Mitchell  THURSDAY, SEPT. More...

Editorials

When seconds count, get out of the way!

I have a number of pet peeves when it comes to bad drivers.  I can’t stand people who park in the fire lane at the grocery store because, they claim, they are only going to be in the store for just a minute. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Shopping’s not for me

I need a pair of shoes. I have shoes. I just don’t like them. They aren’t comfortable or they are ugly. All of them. I am sure that on a rack in a store somewhere are a perfect pair of shoes, nice leather, comfortable. More...

Obituaries

Jean Tabb

Retired

Jean Carol Hobbs Tabb, 73, of Blakely, Ga., died Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, at Early Memorial Nursing Home.  Mrs. Tabb was born Dec. 18, 1940, in Euthaville, S.C., to the late Warden Estel Hobbs and Maurene Arbogen Hobbs. More...

Eddie Ray Sr.

Retired

Eddie Milton Ray Sr., 80, of Blakely, Ga., died Friday, Sept. 5, 2014, at Pioneer Community Hospital of Early.  Mr. Ray was born March 4, 1934, in Jakin Ga., to the late Plez and Polly Ray.  Mr. More...

Bryon Reese

Business Owner

Bryon W. Reese, 45, of Donalsonville, Ga., died Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014.  Mr. Reese was born April 22, 1969, in Akron, Ohio, to Robert Paul Reese and Ruth Ann Ramsey Reese. More...

Sports

Bobcats defeat Pirates, 40-6

Despite the 86-degree temperature at kickoff, the Bobcats kept their large crowd of supporters on their feet Friday night in Colquitt as they defeated the Miller County Pirates 40-6.  The Pirates turned the ball over on downs on their first poss More...

Bad weather ends SGA game

The Southwest Georgia Academy Warriors’ game was cut short Friday night against the Deerfield- Windsor Knights in Albany due to inclement weather.  More...

ECHS softball girls staying busy

The Early County High softball team is staying busy this season, playing up to four and fives games per week.  On Aug. More...