November 12, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Bomb threat suspect arrest

Another at large!

The Early County Sheriff’s office has notified the News that a suspect has been arrested and charged in connection with three Oct. 27 bomb threats.  More...

“A” team champs: The rest of the story

By Billy Fleming  Seeing the photo of the A-team championship team Monday morning (see page 2B) caused a flood of old memories!  Some of those memories was about someone most of you never knew... but, should never forget!  More...

JROTC Barbeque Saturday

The   Early County High JROTC will be selling barbeque plates Saturday, Nov. 15 starting at noon in the auditorium parking lot. Plates will be sold for $7. The menu includes ribs, potato salad, baked beans homemade pound cake and rolls.   More...

Grandparents meet at SGA Thursday

The   SGA grandparents will meet Thursday, Nov. 13 at 2 p.m. in the school cafeteria. Please make plans to be there.   More...

Other News

Commissioner Ladon Durham sworn in

Ladon Durham was sworn in at the Nov. 3 Early County Commissioners meeting at the County Annex and served his first meeting as commissioner for District 1. More...

Early SO food drive underway

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 Bank. More...

McDowell Scholarship deadline Dec. 1

A $2,000 scholarship was established last year in honor of Thomas B. McDowell, a prominent citizen of Early County in the early 1900s. The scholarship is coordinated and presented by the Blakely-Early County Chamber of Commerce of which Thomas B. More...

Religion

Water from the sanctuary gives life

Ezekiel 47:1-12

The vision given to the priest-prophet, Ezekiel, continued as he received his personal conducted tour of the yet-to-be-built temple in the city of Jerusalem. More...

Thanksgiving Gathering of Churches Nov. 23

Everyone is invited to attend the fifth annual Thanksgiving Gathering of Churches.  This community Thanksgiving service will be at 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. More...

Fund established to help with medical expenses

Tim Cleveland of Blakely has been diagnosed with esophagus cancer and must undergo several rounds of radiation and chemo treatment. Family and friends have set up an account at First State Bank of Blakely for his medical expenses. More...

Society

BIRTH

Mr. and Mrs. Chris Arnold of Macon, Ga., announce the birth of their son, Calton James Arnold, on June 30, 2014.  He weighed 5 lbs. and was 18 inches long. He was welcomed home by big sister Evalyn.  Proud grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. More...

Campus

Suggs chosen for Congress of Future Medical Leaders

Shanna Re’gan Suggs, 17-year-old daughter of Ronnie and Lynn Suggs of Blakely, Ga., and a junior at Early County High School, has been nominated to attend the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Washington, D.C., Nov. 14, 15 and 16.  More...

Firefighter programs now offered at BSC

Bainbridge State College’s School of Health Sciences and Professional Studies is pleased to announce its newest Technical Certificates of Credit in Firefighter I and Firefighter II, which are scheduled to begin spring 2015.  This is the fi More...

Early County FFA’ers are collecting cans

Early County FFA is participating in the Great American Can Roundup. This program is held nationwide from November until Earth Day in 2015. More...

Armed robbery suspects caught

Forty-five minutes after an armed robbery at (Pure South) on South Main Street authorities had four suspects in custody.  Three of the suspects were also those authorities had been searching for since the Oct. More...

“Ginny turns 100!

Janet Elliott English, better known as “Ginny,” celebrated her 100th birthday Nov. More...

PCHE Quality Award

Pioneer Community Hospital of Early was the only Pioneer facility to receive the Quality Award the third quarter of 2014. More...

Museum Open House Sunday

Everyone is invited to the Early County Museum Open House Sunday, Nov. 16 from 2 p.m. More...

Cleveland benefit fund at FSB

Tim   Cleveland of Blakely has been diagnosed with esophagus cancer and must undergo several rounds of radiation and chemo treatment. Family and friends have set up an account at First State Bank for his medical expenses. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 12  LIONS CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club  LEGAL AID, 1 p.m., Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library  BIRTHDAYS: Mindy Moore, Charles Anderson  ANNIVERSARIES: Mr. & Mrs. Beau Middleton, Mr. & Mrs. More...

Editorials

The annual physical just got harder

I had one of those milestone birthdays this year – one of those that ends in an “oh” – so I wasn’t particularly looking forward to my annual physical exam.  More...

Watch out for Officer Luke

I’ve been playing bad guys with Luke. He likes to play police jail and everyone has to take a turn being the bad guy. It goes something like this.  More...

Political Cartoon

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Obituaries

Grace Glass

Business Owner

Mary Grace Wynn Glass, 72, of Fort Gaines, Ga., died Monday, Nov. 10, 2014, at her residence.  Mrs. Glass was born June 17, 1942, in Lewisburg, Tenn., to the late Hubert Eugene Wynn and Clabie Stella Bledsoe Wynn. More...

Elizabeth Evans

Homemaker

Mary Elizabeth Weaver Evans, 92, of Blakely, Ga., died Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, at Donalsonville Hospital.  Mrs. Evans was born April 6, 1922, in Bartow, Fla., to the late John Roy Weaver and Mary Emma Jane Roberts Weaver Margison. More...

Cecil Jones

Veteran

Cecil Jones, 72, of Dawsonville, Ga., died Monday, Nov. 3, 2014.  Mr. More...

Sports

Youth Bobcats earn championship title

The “A” team youth Bobcats were crowned Southeast Alabama Pee Wee Football Association champs Saturday after defeating the Seminole County team 27-14 in the league “Super Bowl&rdquo More...

Warriors win in first round of region play

The SGA Warriors defeated First Presbyterian Christian Academy of Savannah 42-14 in the first round of the GISA playoffs in Damascus Friday night.  Both teams knew what to expect Friday night, the Warriors having defeated the Highlanders 47-12 d More...

Bobcats lose last game of season

The Bobcats traveled to Thomasville Friday night for the last game of the regular season. The Cats had a chance to earn a spot in the region playoffs, but the Bulldogs took a 31-13 win to clinch the number three seed in the playoffs.  More...