April 8, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Special election qualifying

Qualifying for the June 16 City of Blakely special election to fill the unexpired term of District 1 Post 2 councilman Torrè Mills will begin Monday, April 13 and end Friday, April 17. More...

Look what’s bloomin’ at the library

Don’t miss the Open House and Garden Expo at Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, April 16.  Enjoy a light lunch and visit the gardening vendors on the library lawn.   More...

ABCD yard sale Saturday

Proceeds from the ABCD Yard Sale Saturday, April 11 at Early Traders on Magnolia St. will benefit the Blakely-Early County Chamber of Commerce. Contact the Chamber at 723-3741 for more information.   More...

Other News

Cawthon graduates from Police Academy

Eric L. Cawthon Jr. More...

Account established at First State Bank for Alfredo Ortiz

An account has been established at First State Bank of Blakely to collect donations for Alfredo Ortiz and his family. More...

MILITARY NEWS

Army Private Ranaldo L. Williams of Arlington, Ga., graduated March 19, 2015, from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. More...

Religion

Love one another in deed and truth

1 John 3:11-24  More...

CHURCH NEWS

Jerusalem   Jerusalem African Methodist Episcopal Church will have their annual Love Revival Sunday, April 12 at 3 p.m. Rev. Roosevelt Gardner is the speaker. Everyone is invited to attend.  St. Mary   More...

Society

Callaway-Cook

Mr. and Mrs. Craig Callaway of Alpharetta, Ga., announce the engagement of their daughter, Destin Kathlin Callaway, to Jarrett Rex Cook, son of Mr. and Mrs. Rex Cook of Colquitt, Ga.  The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. More...

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. More...

Class of ‘57, Class of ‘58 hold reunion

Members of the Blakely-Union Class of 1957 and Class of 1958 gathered for a reunion Saturday, March 28 at the Blakely Town and Country Club.  Those attending enjoyed fellowship together and remembered classmates who were deceased.   More...

Fire insurance drops to ISO 9

Early County EMA director Ray Jarrett received notice Monday that Early County’s unincorporated areas have been assigned an insurance ISO 9 rating.  More...

Hwy 62 widening project

The Georgia Department of Transportation began work Monday on a project widening the 14-mile stretch of Georgia Highway 62 from Arlington to Blakely.  The project also includes the 11-mile stretch of Highway 62 from the Hwy 62 Bypass in Blakely More...

County approves Progressive Ag loan

The commissioners approved a request for a revolving loan application by Progressive Ag International at Monday night’s county commission meeting.  The $175,000 loan will be used to renovate the Peanut Corporation of America building which More...

Relay for Life April 17

Capture a Cure - Superheroes is the theme of this year’s Relay for Life scheduled for April 17.  See Relay for Life activities on page 6A  More...

Wondering where all the students are? It’s... Teacher of the Year nominees

Early County School System is proud to announce the 2015-2016 Teacher of the Year nominees. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8  LIONS CLUB, noon, Blakely Town and Country Club  LEGAL AID, 1 p.m., Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library  BIRTHDAYS: Meghan Powell Williams, Laura Darden, Kevin Kimbell  ANNIVERSARY: Mr. & Mrs. More...

Editorials

Keeping watch on those sneaky geese

Milly, the liver and white springer spaniel who lives at my house, has launched an offensive against geese.  Actually, it’s an offensive against all birds. More...

Back in the day

(Publisher’s note: Continue to keep Brenda in your prayers. Her recovery has been slow, but she is now back home. She made great strides while at HealthSouth and continues to undergo rehab. More...

Call me anything but Sue!

Mumbles

I got better sense than to start calling names. The first rule I make after we get the horses tended to and settle in around the campfire is... More...

Obituaries

Brinnie Mosely

Brinnie Mosely, 100, of Blakely, Ga., died Saturday, April 4, 2015, at the residence of her niece, Patricia Tolbert.  Funeral services are Saturday, April 11, 2015, at 11 a.m. More...

Sarah Arnold

Retired Telephone Operator Sarah Hayes Arnold, 92, died Friday, April 3, 2015, at Seminole Manor Nursing Home in Donalsonville, Ga. Mrs. Arnold was born Sept. 11, 1922, in Early County, Ga., to the late Henry Hayes and Mary Ann Elizabeth Gill Hayes. More...

Stanley Houston

Retired Law Enforcement

Stanley Houston, 65, of Colquitt, Ga., died Friday, April 3, 2015, at Donalsonville Hospital.  Mr. Houston was retired after 28 years from the Early County Sheriff ’s Department. More...

Campus

Band of Blue members chosen for Honor Band

The Early County Band of Blue is honored to have two band members attend this year’s Georgia Music Education Association District 2 Honor Band. More...

Bennett wins award

Each month SGA provides students with a word of the month to strive toward exemplifying. The word for March was “patience.” Blair Bennett was one of two students to receive the “patience” award for first grade.  More...

ECHS Class of 1985 reunion meeting

ECHS Class of 1985 will have a reunion meeting Saturday, April 11 in Tanglewood Suites at 11 a.m. All class graduates are invited to attend. The reunion is scheduled for Oct. 9 and Oct. 10. More...