May 6, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Howard retiring after 37 years

The retirement of longtime county administrator Kathy Howard was announced at Monday night’s county commission meeting.  More...

Other News

Early County sheriff, deputies undergo training

Georgia’s sheriffs realize and recognize the importance of maintaining high levels of training for all of their staff. Quality training is just one important element to the operation of an effective sheriff’s office.  More...

84th May Day Queen crowned

Arlington’s 84th May Day Queen was crowned Saturday, May 2 during the annual May Day festivities. More...

Nursing home honors volunteers

Volunteers are the only human beings on the face of the earth who reflect this nation’s compassion, unselfish caring, patience, and just plain loving one another. ~ Erma Bombeck  More...

Religion

Be good stewards of spiritual gifts

Sunday School Lesson

1 Corinthians 12:1-11  More...

CHURCH NEWS

True Love   True Love Missionary Baptist Church will host their 13th annual revival now through May 8 at 7:30 p.m. nightly. Pastor Charles McDonald of Mount Early Missionary Baptist Church in Albany is the guest speaker. More...

Obituaries

Christopher Ceasar

Contractor  Christopher Ceasar, 47, of Blakely, Ga., died Friday, April 24, 2015, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, Ala.  Mr. Ceasar was born Dec. 22,1967, in Blakely, to Remus Ceasar and the late Mildred Ceasar. More...

Sam Griffin Publisher

Samuel “Sam” Marvin Griffin Jr., 79, of Bainbridge, Ga., former publisher and editor of The Post Searchlight, passed away Monday, April 27, 2015, after a battle with cancer.  More...

Escondarious Yarbrough

College Student   Escondarious D. Yarbrough, 24, of Blakely, Ga., died Friday, April 24, 2015, in Albany, Ga., due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident.  More...

NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER

The community is encouraged to be a part of the 64th annual National Day of Prayer Thursday, May 7. The Early County Area Ministers Fellowship will be sponsoring an observation at noon on the south lawn of the Early County courthouse. More...

Kolomoki Ranger Camps

Mounds State Park has announced there will be two Junior Ranger Day Camps: June 22-25 and July 13-16. The fun four-day camps will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday. More...

‘Addressing Mental Health Before Stage 4’

This year’s theme for Mental Health Month — “Addressing Mental Health Before Stage 4” — calls attention to the importance of addressing mental health symptoms early, identifying potential underlying diseases, and plannin More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, MAY 6  FAMILY CONNECTION COLLABORATIVE, noon, Family Learning Resource Center  BIRTHDAYS: Leone Warfield, Felix Davis  ANNIVERSARY: Mr. & Mrs. More...

Board of Elections meeting dates announced

The Early County Board of Elections was created through local legislation in the Georgia General Assembly. The legislation was requested by the Board of Commissioners and submitted to the Legislature by Representative Gerald Greene.  More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive   More...

Editorials

New princess sparks interest in the Royals

Other Voices

I’ve never been a big fan of the British royal family. They really have no relevance in my life. After all, it was almost 240 years ago when we fought a war to rid ourselves of the monarchy.  More...

Oh, if we had his muster

Mumbles

I wrote the following in this space back in December. The question stands!  More...

Mothers and motherhood

All That’s Fit to Print

(Publisher’s note: Brenda is making great strides in her recovery and we ask for your continued prayers and support. More...

Campus

SGA students enjoy annual ‘Fun Day’

“Welcome to Bikini Bottom ‘for friends to do things together’ — down in the Deep Blue Sea.” This was the theme of the annual “Fun Day” at Southwest Georgia Academy Thursday, April 30 at Warrior Field. More...

Grier wins Camerata scholarship

Jaleel Grier was awarded the “T” Dean Camerata Scholarship for the second consecutive year. The scholarship is given by the Camerata Club to deserving students who will be or are currently pursuing a degree in music. More...

Wynn completes Army training

Kenneth “K.J.” Wynn Jr. graduated Jan. 22, 2015, from Army basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.  More...