June 3, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Ranger Camps

Kolomoki   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. More...

Domestic stabbing death

Authorities responded to a 911 call about “a man bleeding” Saturday around 9 p.m. More...

Other News

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3 FAMILY CONNECTION COLLABORATIVE, noon, Family Learning Resource Center THURSDAY, JUNE 4 ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club ANNIVERSARIES: Mr. & Mrs. Flinn Gregory, Mr. & Mrs. Leon Carpenter More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive Daily Events JUNE 8 — 10:30 - 11:30 - Rhythm band practice. More...

Frankie Kesler named Teacher of the Year

From our Files News from the past

10 YEARS AGO  June 1, 2005   More...

Religion

God passes judgement on his people

Sunday School Lesson

Amos 2  More...

THANKS

We would like to thank all of our friends, coworkers, family and everyone who so graciously prayed, gave money, bought groceries, visited and thought of us while Tim was sick. He is now back at work and is cancer-free. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Southside   More...

Society

Early-Clay-Calhoun Retired Educators meet

The Early-Clay- Calhoun Retired Educators Association met May 19 at Kolomokee Mounds State Park. Hostesses for the event were Duane Davis, Judy Brownlee, Kay Hall and Tina Owens.  More...

Wright turns 96

Mrs. Inell Idlett Wright, a lifelong resident of Blakely, Ga., celebrated her 96th birthday, Friday, May 22, 2015, with family and friends at the home of her son, Eddie Wright. More...

Cleveland reunion to be June 6

The Cleveland family reunion will be held Saturday, June 6 at 11:30 a.m. at the Bluffton Community Center.  For more information, contact William Cleveland at 229-372- 4739.   More...

Search begins for administrator

The county has received seven applications from candidates to fill the position of county administrator which became vacant effective June 1 following the retirement of Kathy English.  The county plans to screen the candidates before beginning t More...

Big Fun Day meeting tomorrow

Investigator Trevor Price and Sheriff William (Fats) Price are asking the community to help organize a “Big Fun Day” to be held Saturday, June 27 at the ECHS football practice field from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. More...

Crowdis 5K run July 11

The 19th Dr. James H. Crowdis 5K Run and Walk will be Saturday morning, July 11 at First United Methodist Church. More...

PCA appeals denied

Motions for acquittal or a new trial filed in appeals by attorneys for Stewart Parnell, Michael Parnell and Mary Wilkerson were denied by U.S. District Court Judge W. More...

Editorials

Spelling can be a C-H-A-L-L-E-N-G-E

Other Voices

As I watched the Scripps National Spelling Bee last week, I came to one inescapable conclusion: There are a lot of 13- year-olds out there who can spell way better than I can.  More...

Not so fancy back then

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. This column is reprinted from June 16, 2010.)  June is Vacation Bible School month. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Obituaries

Mildred McFay

Mildred Spurlock McFay, 95, formerly of Edison, Ga., died Monday, June 1, 2015, at the home of her son, Danny McFay, in Athens, Ga.  Funeral services will be Thursday, June 4, 2015, at 3 p.m. More...

Jessie Shepard Homemaker

Jessie Ann Drake Shepard, 90, of Colquitt, Ga., died Sunday, May 31, 2015, in Americus, Ga., after an extended illness.  More...

Rebecca Swords Homemaker

Rebecca Elizabeth Strickland Swords, 76, of Arlington, Ga., died Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at Pioneer Community Hospital of Early in Blakely, Ga.  Mrs. More...

Campus

Eighth grade graduation Ceremony held at ECMS

Eighth grade graduation ceremony held at ECMS Early County Middle School had eighth grade graduation Tuesday, May 26 at 10 a.m. in Mangham Auditorium. Approximately 126 students walked across the stage to receive their diplomas and More...

BOSS program successful at ECHS

Senior British literature students recently wrapped up the pilot year of a new program at ECHS entitled Businesses Offering Student Support.  Superintendent Bronwyn Ragan-Martin and ECHS media specialist Ashley Collier began looking for ways to More...

Griggs receives Cheek Scholarship

The E.H. Cheek scholarship is given to an active member of FFA who plans to obtain a degree in agriculture or related fields. The scholarship is given in memory of Lt. Colonel Earl H. More...