January 14, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

MLK Day Activities Monday

Businesses, groups, churches and individuals are invited to participate in the 2015 Martin Luther King Jr. Parade Monday, Jan. 19 at 2 p.m. The parade participants will line-up at the old elementary school on Howell Ave. at 1:30 p.m. More...

Relay for Life

Capture a Cure - Super-heroes is the theme of this year’s Relay for Life scheduled for April 17.  Everyone interested in forming a team or needing more information should contact event chair Mischa Smith at 308-0759 or ACS staff partner, E More...

Other News

It’s a big one!

William “Bill” Hailey caught this 15-lb. hybrid carp Wednesday, Jan. 7 from the bank on the Georgia side of the Columbia dam. He used crawfish and shrimp to snag this whopper. More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive

Daily Events   More...

Improving care for Medicare beneficiaries

Magee, Miss. More...

Religion

Jesus interceded for us

Hebrews 4:14-5:10  More...

CHURCH NEWS

Ebenezer  Ebenezer African Methodist Episcopal Church will have a Stewardship and Fellowship Service, tonight, Wednesday, Jan. 14, at 7 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend.  Bethel Baptist   More...

Obituaries

Daisy English

Retired

Daisy Jenkins English, 95, of Blakely, Ga., died Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015, at Early Memorial Nursing Home.  Mrs. English was born April 17, 1919, in Blakely to the late Samuel Arthur and Elizabeth White Jenkins. More...

Carolyn Hacker

Retired

Carolyn Hacker, 73, of Blakely, Ga., died Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, Ala.  Ms. Hacker was born May 27, 1941, near Bluffton, Ga., to the late Clyde Ellis Williams and Ouida Williams Williams. More...

Charles Brown

Retired

Charles Brown, 82, of Colquitt, Ga., died Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, Ala.  Mr. Brown was a member of Cook’s Union Methodist Church and of the Walter C. Dancer Lodge #115. More...

Two caught, one sought

Dec. 19 violent assault, armed robbery...

Sheriff’s investigators have arrested two people and are searching for a third suspect in connection with a Dec. 19 violent assault and armed robbery. More...

Human trafficking awareness

“Human trafficking brutal and widespread in Georgia” — WGCL-TV Atlanta “Atlanta Ranked No. 1 for Sex Trafficking” — Buckhead Patch More...

Genealogy Society meeting

The Genealogy Society of Early County will meet 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15 in the Community Education Building at the Early County Museum. “Churches of Early County,” a photographic DVD by Bobby Gilbert will be featured. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 14  LIONS CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club  BIRTHDAY: Leanna Medlin  ANNIVERSARY: Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Anderson  THURSDAY, JAN. 15  ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club   More...

Editorials

Time to take a nap, work can wait

Once upon a time, sleeping on the job was considered to be a sign of, you know, laziness. And if the boss happened to catch you snoozing on the clock, it was usually followed by the opportunity to visit the unemployment office.  More...

Political Cartoon

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Leave well enough alone

A 2009 report told of a failed plan to protect birds on an Australian island.  It is an example of man’s foolish attempt to interfere with the natural order of things and I wrote the following about the situation.  Feral cats were fee More...

Campus

Science fair winners

Pictured above are the sixth grade winners of the Early County Middle School Science Fair held recently. All the students pictured advance to region competition at Darton College. More...

DAR announces ECMS essay contest winners

The students pictured here are winners of the Daughters of the American Revolution essay contest. The Peter Early Chapter sponsors this essay every year. More...

Georgia Farm Bureau to award scholarships

Georgia Farm Bureau will award scholarships to 10 high school seniors who plan to pursue a college degree in agriculture, family and consumer sciences or a related field.  The top three students will each receive a scholarship of $3,000. More...