February 4, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Calhoun pulls out of E911

The News has learned that Calhoun County is pulling out of the E911 partnership that was formed by Early and Calhoun county officials over 14 years ago in November 2000.  More...

Black History Month

Wesley   Chapel A.M.E. Church will sponsor it’s annual Black History Month program Feb. 14 at the Blakely Civic Center at 4 p.m. The pubic is invited to attend. See members of Wesley Chapel for tickets.   More...

Blood Drive Monday

Everyone is being asked to participate in a Blood Drive Monday, Feb. 9 at Bainbridge State College in Blakey between 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. All donors will receive a T-shirt and wellness check.  To sign up contact Pam Smith at 724-2106.   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

Area counties receive grants

The River Valley Regional Commission assisted Clay County and Shellman Community Development Block Grant applications during the 2014 funding cycle.  Clay County received $471,623 for water system improvements which will allow the county to exte More...

Wear red to raise awareness Friday

Southwest Health District will join healthcare professionals and others across the country in observing National Wear Red Day Friday, Feb. 6 – a movement aimed at raising awareness about the dangers of heart disease and stroke in women.  More...

Scholarship deadline approaches

Southern States Cooperative and John Deere Financial partner established a scholarship fund in 2011 available to rising college sophomores pursuing an associate’s degree focused on agriculture.  Applications for the 2015 academic year will More...

Religion

Serving neighbors, serving God

Luke 10:25-37  More...

CHURCH NEWS

St. John   St. John Freewill Baptist Church, Sandy Bottom, will have their annual Black History program Saturday, Feb. 7 at 6 p.m. The pastor is Eric Collins and the program chairman is Gloria Wilson. Everyone is invited to attend. More...

THANKS

The family of Ellene Glass would like to take this opportunity to express our thanks for all the cards, phone calls, food, prayers and love shown to us during the loss of our loved one. More...

Campus

SGA announces January Good Citizens

Southwest Georgia Academy is pleased to honor the Good Citizens for the Month for January. These students were nominated by their teachers to receive this honor. More...

COLLEGE NEWS

VSU  Valdosta State University has announced the names of students from fall 2014 who have met all qualifications for graduation. More than 750 have been recognized for receiving their undergraduate or graduate degrees. More...

ECMS region science fair winners

At the 43rd annual Darton College Regional Science and Engineering Fair on Jan. 29, Early County Middle School students represented Early County well.  More...

‘Historic’ county commission meeting

The county held their first meeting in their new chambers Monday.

The Early County Commission held their February meeting Monday night in the newly renovated Peter’s Theater on Court Square.  The commissioners approved a $30,000 cash match for a Community Block Development Grant to renovate in the former More...

City special election to be held June 16

The city council was expected to adopt an ordinance Tuesday night setting the date for a special election to fill the unexpired term of District 1 Post 2 councilman Torrè Mills who resigned last month.  The election will be June 16. More...

Michelle Pickle to lead chamber in 2015

Outgoing Chamber Chairman Melanie Brown passed the gavel to Michelle Pickle Friday during the Blakely-Early County Chamber of Commerce’s 65th annual Membership Banquet.  More...

Slayin’ Bacon in Jakin

The Jakin volunteer firefighters will host the second annual Slayin’ Bacon in Jakin Feb. 6 - 8. The event is designed to reduce the growing feral hog population and raise money for the volunteer fire department. More...

Father- Daughter Dance

The Early County Museum’s 6th annual Father-Daughter Dance is set for Saturday, Feb. 7. Please call 724-7222 for additional information. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 4  FAMILY CONNECTION COLLABORATIVE, noon, Family Learning Resource Center  BIRTHDAYS: Shannon Harper, Bess Mills  THURSDAY, FEB. 5  ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club  FRIDAY, FEB. 6   More...

Editorials

Brother, can you spare a box?

My life for the last week and a half has been all about boxes.  Everywhere I’ve gone, I’ve asked people for boxes. The grocery store. The liquor store. Work. Boxes. Boxes. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Places are important

I was delighted to attend the February meeting of the Early County Commissioners Monday night at the almost all the way renovated theater. It looks marvelous. More...

Obituaries

Dot Knight

Retired

Dorothy “Dot” Woolf Knight, 85, of Blakely, Ga., died Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, at Pioneer Community Hospital of Early.  Mrs. Knight was born Jan. 12, 1930, in Blakely to the late Harvey Elder Woolf Sr. and Blanche Chandler Woolf. More...

Society

Library renovations complete

Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library has a new look after recent renovations to the 34- year-old facility. More...