July 8, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Arlington cold case solved

A 31-year-old cold case involving the shooting of an Arlington police officer was recently solved after it was reopened as the result of information provided to law enforcement in November 2013.  More...

Green co-chair of GA-AL study committee

Georgia House Speaker David Ralston has named Representative Gerald Greene co-chairman of the Joint Georgia-Alabama Study Committee established by House Resolution 395.  This study committee is composed of members of the Georgia House and Senate More...

Positive Parenting Program

Are you struggling with your child’s behavior? Early and Calhoun counties have accredited trained practitioners available to deliver the Triple P – Positive Parenting Program.  More...

Veterans services resume in Blakely

The Georgia Department of Veterans Service has resumed service to satellite locations around the state, including the office in Blakely.  The 24 satellite locations, generally located in smaller communities, is in addition to that offered at the More...

Other News

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, JULY 8  LIONS CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club  BIRTHDAY: Caitlyn Lovering  THURSDAY, JULY 9  ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club  PILOT CLUB  BLAKELY #282 OES  BIRTHDAYS: Abby B More...

Haynes receives certification

ACCG, Georgia’s county association, recognized several county officials for completing core and specialty certification levels in the ACCG Lifelong Learning Academy, the education and training program offered to Georgia’s county commissio More...

Watering restrictions

Water use restrictions allows daily outdoor watering for purposes of planting, growing, managing or maintaining ground cover, trees, shrubs or other plants only between the hours of 4 p.m. More...

Religion

No tolerance for corrupt officials

Sunday School Lesson

Micah 3  More...

CHURCH NEWS

St. John   Saint John Freewill Baptist Church, Sandy Bottom, invites everyone to their annual revival now through Friday, July 10 at 7:30 p.m. nightly. Rev. Charles D. McDonald of Arlington will be guest minister for the week.  Union   More...

Gentiva Hospice recognizes local veterans

Gentiva Hospice recently made a visit to the Early County Senior Center to pay special tribute to some local veterans. More...

Scenes from Thursday’s celebration...

See photos of the people at Thurday’s Fireworks and Independence celebration at the Ray Knight Sportsplex here… http://www.earlycountynews.com/image More...

County ‘almost’ grinds to halt!

County employees and Early County citizens were in the crosshairs Monday night when the board of commissioners came within an eyelash of shutting down the county government.  The most important item on the agenda at Monday night’s county More...

About the county budget...

Discussing the proposed FY2016 county budget at Monday night’s commission meeting, Chairman June Merritt noted that revenues are projected to meet the expenses in the $8.6 million budget. More...

19th annual Crowdis 5K Saturday

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

ECMS school Improvement meeting

The   Early County Middle School will host a school improvement meeting Tuesday, July 14 at 10 a.m. More...

SGA Grands work days

SGA   Grandparents are having work days July 13- 14, 8 a.m. to 12 noon at Southwest Georgia Academy. Grands are urged to bring yard work tools, paint brushes, etc.   More...

Editorials

Naps are wasted on the young

Other Voices

In one memorable episode of “The Andy Griffith Show,” Barney Fife got angry when Andy went through his lunch to find something to feed the dog that followed Opie to the courthouse.  “Barn, you’ve got three sandwiches in More...

Congratulations to Judge Bishop

To the Editor:  On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I would like to congratulate Pataula Judicial Circuit Superior Court Chief Judge Joe C. Bishop on his appointment by Gov. More...

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Obituaries

Wessie “Pudge” Wiley

Retired Educator

Wessie Dell Wiley, 92, affectionately known as “Pudge” and formerly of Patmos, Ga., passed away Friday, July 3, 2015, at Early Memorial Nursing Home in Blakely, Ga.  More...

Alto “Bubba” Shuler

Alto “Bubba” Shuler, 66, of Colquitt, Ga., died Saturday, June 25, 2015, at his residence.  Mr. More...

Andy Brown

Engineer

Andy Wayne Brown, 60, of Woodstock, Ga., died Wednesday, July 2, 2015.  Mr. Brown was born Feb. 3, 1955, in Blakely, Ga., to the late Lucille Hall Thomas and Wayne Brown. He attended Jordan High School in Columbus, Ga. More...

Campus

Early County All-Stars travel to Nashville

The seven-year-old and eight-year-old Early County All-Star team traveled to Nashville, Ga., June 20. The boys started the morning at 9 a.m. with a win against Berrien County. More...

ECHS Bobcat alumni basketball game held June 26

The Second Annual Bobcat Alumni basketball games were held Friday, June 26 and experienced some challenges this year. More...

COLLEGE NEWS

North Georgia  Heather Marie Grebel of Arlington graduated from the University of North Georgia with a bachelor of science in biology.  More...