October 8, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

And the ECHS homecoming queen is...

Tia Taylor, daughter of  Jeanette McCoy and the late  Desi Glover was crowned  ECHS Homecoming Queen during Friday night’s Homecoming activities at halftime of the Bobcats’ win over  More...

Over six million youths celebrating 4-H!

For some, 4-H was a club that taught them about agriculture and livestock. Some learned about clothing and textiles or participating in the 4-H fair booth or recipe contest. More...

Early SO food drive

The   Early County Sheriff’s office is asking for the community’s help again this year in their food drive benefiting residents of Early County.  Food drive boxes have been placed at the courthouse, Bank of Early and First State More...

Other News

K-9 fundraiser a success

The Blakely-Early County Chamber of Commerce K-9 5K run and golf fundraiser successfully raised over $1,000 for the new Early County SO K-9 unit and also made a donation to the Blakely Town and Country Club Golf Association.  More...

Ribbon cutting at Hall Drug

A ribbon cutting was held Thursday, Oct. 2 to celebrate Hall Drug Company’s open house with employees, chamber representatives and other community leaders on hand to observe. More...

Columbia showcases memorabilia

The Columbia, Ala., Historical Society showcases interesting memorabilia of the town and region. The current showplace window on South Main Street displays Houston County High School sports items with pictures and stories. More...

Religion

I know that my redeemer lives

Job 19  More...

Join the Blakely Community Christmas Choir

The Blakely Community Christmas Choir invites churches, pastors, choir members and everyone who likes to sing to join the community choir and begin preparation for the second annual Blakely Christmas Concert to be held at Birdsong Warehouse Sunday, D More...

CHURCH NEWS

Harmony Baptist   Harmony Baptist Church is having revival services now through Friday, Oct. 10 at 7 p.m. each night. Dr. Greg Little of Gaffney, S.C., is the preacher. More...

Sports

Lady Cats headed to the playoffs

The Early County Lady Bobcats softball team, coached by Tommy Holloman and Hayley Knight, secured a place in the playoffs for the first time in six years when they defeated Thomasville Oct. More...

Great night for the Bobcats with 34-0 win

Friday night was special at Standifer Field. More...

Warriors win big in Hinesville in two quarters

The Southwest Georgia Academy Warriors and their fans made a long trip to Hinesville for a game against First Presbyterian Christian Academy. More...

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The News experienced technical problems with our website yesterday. We apologize for any inconvenience! The best we can determine, the problem has been resolved. We ask anyone who continues to have a problem to contact us. More...

Bids approved for fuel facility at Early Co. airport

The Early County Commissioners awarded contracts to two companies Monday night for work on a fuel facility at the Early County Airport.  Oxford Construction submitted a bid of $79,134 for site preparation and L & T, Inc. More...

1964 Champs honored

Players, coaches and cheerleaders were honored Friday before the Bobcats’ homecoming game. The players rode in Thursday’s homecoming parade and enjoyed an evening of fellowship. More...

Hospital celebrating 50 years

Pioneer   Community Hospital of Early will host a “Fifty Years Event” Thursday, Oct. 16 celebrating the 50-year anniversary of the community’s hospital.  The event will be at the hospital on Columbia Street between 4 p.m. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 8  LIONS CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club  BIRTHDAYS: Zack White, Laney Davis, Heather B. Still, Hayley Knight  THURSDAY, OCT. More...

First Annual Fort Gaines Community Arts and Crafts Show Oct. 18

The first annual Fort Gaines Community Arts and Crafts Show and Sale will be held at the First United Methodist Church fellowship hall. The preview party and “meet the artists” event is Friday, Oct. 17 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. More...

Editorials

Pluto may get promoted again

A few years ago, a group of astronomers got together and decided – just simply decided – that Pluto no longer qualified as a planet.  More...

A little of this and that

The news reported a teen was arrested at O’Hare Airport and is accused of trying to join the terrorist group Isis. His age was reported as 19. It bothers me when news casts call 19-yearolds teens. Teens are kids still in school. More...

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Obituaries

Jessie Frith

Homemaker

Jessie Wilma Hicks Frith, 95, of Dothan, Ala., and formerly of Jakin, Ga., died Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan.  Mrs. More...

Pete Stringer

Disabled

James E. “Pete” Stringer, 70, of Hollywood, Fla., died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, at his residence.  Mr. Stringer was born Oct. 2, 1943, in Blakely, Ga., to the late Mary Louise Hollinger and Harvey Stringer. More...

Campus

SGA Good Citizens recognized

Southwest Georgia Academy recently honored the Good Citizens of the Month for September. These children were nominated by their teachers to receive this honor. More...

4-Hers collecting pop tabs for charity

It’s that time of year again! Early County 4- Hers are collecting pop tabs throughout the month of October. This is a state-wide community service project that helps provide funds for Ronald McDonald Houses around the state of Georgia. More...

Hill accepted to prestigious Georgia school

Raven Hill, of Lithonia, Ga., has been accepted to the prestigious Arabia Mountain High School in Lithonia.   More...