December 31, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Back to School!

Following an 18 or 19- day holiday break, students at Early County Schools return to classes Wednesday, Jan. 7 and Southwest Georgia Academy students return to classes Tuesday. Jan. 6.   More...

With 2015 upon us... A fleeting glance at 2014

January The last family owned pharmacy in Blakely changed ownership when Bob Hall handed over the keys to Hall Drug Co. to Edward Reynolds of Bainbridge. More...

Other News

Cleveland named employee of the year

The City of Blakely’s employee of the year is Tim Cleveland.  More...

Coloring contest winners

Judges of this year’s Early County News Christmas Coloring Contest had a difficult task trying to determine first, second and third place winners from entries submitted by over 50 children.  The winners are, first place ($50) - Da’Ta More...

Vote for a Hero ...

Early County native Pat Bridges sent the News a copy of an ad which ran in the Athens Banner-Herald promoting a “Vote for a Hero” promotion.  More...

Religion

Jesus provided the model prayer

Luke 11:1-13  More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive

Daily Events   More...

CHURCH NEWS

Wesley Chapel   Wesley Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church will have Watch Night services tonight, Wednesday, Dec. 31 at 10 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend.  Rosinvick   More...

Sports

Local athletes receive region honors

Three Early County Bobcats were named to the Region 1-AA All Region Football Team — defensive end Randy Wade, nose guard Dejuan Booker and inside linebacker Chris James.  All Region honors are voted on by the 1-AA head coaches.  AH/Al More...

Georgia Pacific makes county tax payment

As the largest employer and taxpayer in Early County, Cedar Springs Operations directly and indirectly creates approximately 3,270 jobs, generating more than $229 million in direct and indirect compensation.  More...

DRIVE SAFELY!

There was a drastic increase in traffic fatalities in Georgia during the Christmas holiday period. More...

Welcome rainfall X’mas eve

As   Santa’s helpers were hitching the reindeer to his sleigh last week, a storm front swept across the Southeast, spawning several tornados and wide spread flash flood warnings.  Over 50 counties in South Georgia were under a tornado More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 31  NEW YEAR’S EVE  BIRTHDAYS: Nick Still, Joy Clenney  ANNIVERSARY: Mr. & Mrs. Eric Cleveland  THURSDAY, JAN. 1  HAPPY NEW YEAR!  BIRTHDAYS: Katie Barrows Davis, Steve   More...

Editorials

I resolve to make resolutions I can keep

We’ve reached the time of the year where a lot of people start talking about their New Year’s resolutions.  More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

I need a system

We are on the starting line of a new year. The tree is down, the ornaments packed and the ribbons put away. More...

Obituaries

Catherine McCorkle

Homemaker

Catherine Evelette Williams McCorkle, 87, of Donalsonville, Ga., died Monday, Dec. 29, 2014, at Seminole Manor Nursing Home.  Mrs. McCorkle was born Dec. 8, 1927, in Columbia, Ala., to the late Perry Koonce Williams and Evie Mae Bryan Williams. More...

Claude Gilbert Jr.

Claude L. Gilbert Jr., 33, of Atlanta, Ga., died Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014.  Mr. Gilbert was born Sept. 30, 1981, in Atlanta, Ga., to Bobbie R. Gilbert and Claude Gilbert Sr. He was an athlete who played basketball, baseball and soccer. More...

Wendell McDonald

Retired

Robert Wendell McDonald, 69, of Blakely, Ga., died Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014, at his residence.  Mr. McDonald was born in Blakely Dec. 26, 1944, to the late John Thomas “J.T.” McDonald and Mary Lou Sheffield McDonald. More...