September 24, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Early Co. High 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 Linda Warren at 724- 5337.   More...

City taxes

Property owners in the city of Blakely will not see an increase in the city’s millage rate on their next tax bill.  The City Council voted to keep the 2014 millage rate at 3.25 mills at a called meeting Thursday.  Other business on th More...

Other News

Rural Leader Magazine honors 2014 40 Under 40

Two local leaders, Jenni Harris of White Oak Farms and Jamey Crozier of Bank of Early, were honored this month when Rural Leader Magazine recognized 40 outstanding young leaders Sept. More...

The Road To Success

Chamber of Commerce members and local leaders joined Superintendent Bronwyn Ragan-Martin on a bus tour of Early County schools Sept. More...

Early, Clay and Calhoun retired educators meet

The Early-Clay- Calhoun Retired Educators association met Sept. 16, 2014, at 2:30 p.m. at the Blakely- Early County Chamber of Commerce building. More...

Religion

Words of hope, peace and joy

Jeremiah 33  More...

THANKS

To my many friends,  Your thoughts, cares and concerns over the past months have been greatly appreciated. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Area Ministers   More...

Campus

Constitution Day celebrated at SGA

Southwest Georgia Academy students learned more about the U.S. Constitution, its meaning and importance in a special assembly program Sept. 17. Ansley Doster, student council president, welcomed students and guests and introduced the speakers.  More...

College and Career Fair at ECHS Oct. 2

The Early County High School Department of Career, Technical and Agricultural Education and the Georgia Parent Mentor Partnership are sponsoring a College and Career Transition Fair Oct. 2 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. More...

SWGA Retired Educators hold first meeting

The Southwest Georgia Retired Educators Association held their first meeting Sept. 17, at the Edison Lions Club. New president Essie Chester presided over the meeting with 25 members in attendance. Prayer was led by Dr. Larry Lewis.   More...

PCA trial verdicts: GUILTY!

Three former Peanut Corporation of America officials tried for charges resulting from the salmonella outbreak over five years ago were found guilty Friday by a federal jury following a sixweek trial in Albany.  More...

Early Co. High Homecoming Oct. 3

Early County High students have selected their representatives for the 2014 Homecoming Court which will be presented during halftime at the Oct. 3 football game. The queen will be selected from the senior representatives.  More...

Bring us your drugs

Prescription drug abuse among youth and young adults has skyrocketed in recent years. Early Choices’ GenRx initiative works with the Sheriff’s Dept. to reduce prescription drug abuse and misuse among 12-25 year olds in Early County. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 24 LIONS CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club BIRTHDAYS: Dee Dee Craft, Kristen Weiler THURSDAY, SEPT. 25 ROSH HASHANAH ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club More...

Editorials

The dog who hated peanuts comes around

There were a few days there, a couple of months ago, when I really thought I might have to return Milly, the liver and white springer spaniel who lives at my house, to the breeder.  More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Catalogs are the way to go

Shopping makes me nervous. Grocery stores are okay, but throw me in a mall or discount store and I start hyperventilating. All the people and the stuff and the noise are just too much. Catalogs are another story.  More...

Obituaries

Willie Holmes

Retired

Willie James “Stuff” Holmes, 70, of Blakely, Ga., died Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, at Pioneer Community Hospital of Early.  More...

Sports

Early County Band of Blue participates at Troy Band Day

For many high school band students, the thought of playing during the half-time of a college football game is just a dream. But for members of the Early County Band of Blue, that dream became a reality Saturday, Sept. 13.  More...

Warriors fall to Brookwood 42-9

The Southwest Georgia Academy Warriors were defeated 42-9 by the Brookwood Warriors Friday in Damascus.  The Warriors were missing nine players, including five starters, Friday night due to injuries.  Junior quarterback Quinn LaGuardia comp More...

Bobcats lose to Calhoun County

Coming off a bye week, the Bobcats traveled to Edison Friday night and lost a 14-12 heart-breaker to the Calhoun County Cougars.  It was obvious from the kick-off the Cougars were ready to face the Cats in a catfight. More...