March 18, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Rotary Raffle

The   Blakely Rotary Club is raffling off two $500 gift certificates to raise funds for the Pataula Children’s Center. More...

Photo

Senator Dean Burke, right, and Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle are pictured with Miss Georgia 2014 Maggie Bridges who is holding a resolution honoring her last week by the Senate. More...

Close call!

Four were injured Friday afternoon on U.S. 27 north when a driver lost control of a vehicle which careened off the highway crashing into a tree approximately two miles north of Blakely.  More...

Other News

School Board Appreciation Week is March 16-20

The Early County School System joins in a statewide celebration this week to salute the efforts of local school board members. The week of March 16-20, 2015, has been proclaimed School Board Appreciation Week in Georgia. More...

From our Files

News from the Past

10 YEARS AGO March 16, 2005 EARLY County High School senior Maggie Sibley has been named Early County’s 2005 STAR student and selected Tammy Kilgore as STAR teacher. More...

Farmers direct Monsanto donations to SGA

Southwest Georgia Academy received a $2,500 donation from local farmer William Haddock of Early County and America’s Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. More...

Religion

God tells us to wait for the promise

John 20:19-23; Acts 1:4-8; 2:1-40   More...

CHURCH NEWS

Early County Area Ministers Meeting   All area ministers are invited to attend the Early County Area Ministers Fellowship meeting at First Baptist Church of Blakely Wednesday, March 25 at 10 a.m. Please use the entrance on Victoria Street. More...

Southside Baptist welcomes new pastor

Robert Mitchell is the new pastor at Southside Baptist Church. More...

Agriculture

When did parking become so difficult?

Other Voices

I’m seriously considering having some cards printed up and carrying them around with me in my car.  They’ll say something like, “You park like an idiot. More...

Campus

Honor Band

  Jaquez Alexander and Jacob Benton Band members selected for Honor Band Clinic Two members of the ECHS Band of Blue participated in this year’s Troy University 42nd annual Southeastern United States Concert Band Clinic and Honor Bands Feb. More...

Students enjoy field trip to Atlanta

Southwest Georgia Academy fourth graders left Damascus the morning of Friday, Feb. 27 for a two-day trip to Atlanta. More...

Students to be honored at ABAC

President David Bridges will recognize 702 students who qualified for academic honors during honors day ceremonies April 8 at 3 p.m. in Gressette Gym at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.  More...

Ag Producer of Year Nominations

Peanut Proud and the Early County Extension Office are sponsoring the “Agricultural Producer of the Year.” This award is for any producer that has made a significant contribution to agriculture in Early County. More...

All Star winners

Early County High Lady Bobcats’ head coach Kimmie Graham coached the Girls’ Georgia Elite High School All-Stars to a 67-64 win Saturday in Albany. More...

Sounds of a festival

The “pow” of the starter’s pistol will signal that the 7th Annual Peanut Proud Festival is officially underway. More...

Fire Training

City and county firefighters recently took a 16-hour Vehicle Extraction course. More...

Warning: Danger lurks below!

Government removing lake/river navigation markers

With the arrival of Spring, area boaters will be spending more time on their favorite lakes and rivers. More...

Community Calendar

Smith-Hall reunion planned

The Smith-Hall Reunion is planned for Sunday, March 22 at Kolomoki Mounds Group Shelter 1.  A covered dish lunch will be served at 1 p.m.   More...

Here & There this Week

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18 CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, noon, Alexander Building BIRTHDAYS: Cliff J. Starr, Jill H. Neeley THURSDAY, MARCH 19 ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club GENEALOGY SOCIETY, 5 p.m. More...

Editorials

Political Cartoon

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I have a coupon for that

(Publisher’s note: We ask all of our readers and friends to keep Brenda and her family in your prayers. Brenda is undergoing a slow recovery and remains in Southeast Alabama Medical Center. We are praying for a speedy recovery and diagnosis. More...

Spring arrives Friday!!!

Spring slipped up on me so fast I had to grab a column from 10 years back...  It’s beginning to look a lot like Spring! About time, however, because Spring officially arrives Friday. More...

Obituaries

Mildred Nix

Retired

Mildred Eloise Reese Nix, 85, of Jakin, Ga., died Wednesday, March 11, 2015, at Pioneer Community Hospital of Early in Blakely, Ga.  More...

Janet English

Homemaker

Janet Elliott English, 100, of Blakely, Ga., died Wednesday, March 11, 2015, at the residence of her daughter.  Mrs. English was born Nov. 4, 1914, in Miller County, Ga., to the late Joel Jere Elliott and Maggie Shaw Elliott. More...

Leland Gleaton

Operator

Leland Gleaton, 22, of Damascus, Ga., and formerly of Arlington, Ga., died Tuesday, March 10, 2015, in Damascus.  Mr. Gleaton was born April 24, 1992, in Albany, Ga., to Collier Gleaton Jr. and Lisa Williams Springer. More...

Society

Relay for Life Events

• Relay for Life Luminarias are available for purchase in honor and in memory of cancer victims. For more information, contact Ashley Hathorn at 229-308-3083 or mail to American Cancer Society, 507 W. Third Ave., Ste. 4, Albany, GA. 31701.  More...

Harveys rewards help ECES

Early County Elementary School is asking all Harveys shoppers to help with the free Harveys Hometown Educational Rewards Program.  More...

Retired educators meet at Baptist Branch

The Southwest Georgia Retired Educators Association met Wednesday, March 11 at 1 p.m. at Baptist Branch in Blakely. Dr. Larry Lewis opened the meeting with prayer. More...