December 24, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Authorities searching for armed robbery suspects

Authorities are investigating an armed robbery which occurred Dec. More...

Parent University

Family   Connections will sponsor a “Parent University” Thursday, Jan. 15 at the Early County Ag. Center.  The Parent University will include workshops between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. More...

Other News

Recycle Christmas greeting cards

When the holiday season ends, recycling Christmas cards into other items can make good use of the paper resources and turn what’s normally a singleuse item into an enduring trinket.  More...

Library closings

Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library will be closed several days during the final weeks of the year to complete renovation of the 33 year old facility. Limited library services will be available through Jan. 4. More...

Blakely Senior Center

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Religion

Worship God’s holy son

Matthew 14:22-36  There is an old adage that declares, “Familiarity breeds contempt.” This statement holds some truth. However, it is, also, true that familiarity often breeds compliancy and indifference. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Arms of Faith   The STEP Coalition Inc. will sponsor the seventh annual gospel concert at Saint James Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Saturday, Dec. 27 at 6:30 p.m. Several groups will perform. Everyone is invited to attend. More...

Obituaries

Nancy Kinsey

Economic Director

Nancy Jackson Kinsey, 69, of Monroe, Ga., passed away Dec. 18, 2014.  Mrs. Kinsey, served as executive director of the Blakely-Early County Chamber of Commerce in the 1970s to 1985.  More...

Myrtice Phillips

Homemaker

Myrtice Brown Phillips, 98, of Blakely, Ga., died Friday Dec. 19, 2014, at Early Memorial Nursing Home in Blakely.  More...

American Profile changes to a biweekly schedule

American Profile, the news magazine inserted in the Early County News each week, is changing its publication schedule from weekly to twice a month. More...

Former chamber exec Nancy Kinsey dies at 69

Many in the community were saddened over the weekend upon learning of the passing of former Chamber of Commerce executive Nancy Kinsey who died Dec. 18 in Monroe, Ga.  More...

Library renovation closings

The   Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library is closed several days during the final weeks of the year to complete renovations.  Due to the renovation work the library will be closed through Jan. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 24 CHRISTMAS EVE THURSDAY, DEC. 25 MERRY CHRISTMAS! BIRTHDAYS: Chakkara Hutchins, Eve Cleveland, Grace Taylor, Josh Hamilton, Rob McLendon ANNIVERSARY: Mr. & Mrs. David Still More...

Editorials

Let’s slow down and enjoy Christmas

I haven’t really been able to get into the Christmas spirit this year, and I can’t really put my finger on the reason.  Maybe it’s because stores have had their Christmas decorations up since Labor Day and friends have had thei More...

The joys of Christmas

The race is on to put the final touches on this Christmas season. I am losing the race. It happens every year.  I am not very good at judging space, like how much room I have to put something or how far apart things might be. More...

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Society

Garden Club included in state publication

The Blakely Garden Club had two articles published in The Garden Club of Georgia Inc. state publication, Garden Gateways, in 2014.  More...

Campus

Twenty-three LPNs pinned at BSC

On Thursday, Dec. 11, 23 LPN students received their pins at Bainbridge State College. Pictured above are, bottom row from left, LaTasha J. Vicks, Grady County; Whitney S. More...

SGA students perform, Santa visits

Santa Claus arrived at Southwest Georgia Academy to signal the beginning of the school’s Christmas holidays. Students from K-3, K-4 and first grades performed their musical program for parents, relatives and friends Thursday night, Dec. More...

COLLEGE NEWS

Darton State College students who had outstanding academic accomplishments during the fall 2014 semester have earned inclusion on the dean’s and merit lists. A total of 1,281 students made either the dean’s list or the merit list.  More...