July 15, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Chamber raffle

The Chamber of Commerce is raffling a Henry Golden Boy .22 magnum valued at $520. The rifle is on display at Blakely Feed & Seed. Tickets are available at $10 each at the Chamber, Blakely Feed & Seed and from Chamber board members. More...

First day of school: July 29

Early County students return to school Wednesday, July 29 for the beginning of the 2015- 2016 school year. The first of three weeklong breaks — Fall Break is Oct. 19 - 23. Students get another break for Thanksgiving Nov. More...

Make this the day you quit smoking

Smoking remains the leading cause of preventable death and disease in the United States, killing more than 480,000 Americans each year.  More...

Other News

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, JULY 15  CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, noon, Alexander Building  BIRTHDAY: Blayne Taylor  ANNIVERSARY: Mr. & Mrs. More...

Wounded Warriors Congressonal Fellowship

Congressman Sanford Bishop is seeking a Wounded Warrior Fellow to serve as a Veterans’ Advocate and Outreach Coordinator in his Albany Congressional Office.  Primary responsibilities of the position include facilitating and coordinating re More...

Important events hosted at new administration facilities

Court Square hosted two important social events June 25 when Pioneer Community Hospital held a meet and greet for Dr. Bascom Bradshaw in the Bynum Conference Center at the Chamber of Commerce.  More...

Religion

CHURCH NEWS

Harmony   Harmony Baptist Church, 49 Love St., will have revival beginning tonight, Wednesday, July 15 through Sunday, July 19 at 7 p.m. with Missionary Jeff Wilson. Sunday services are at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. The Wilson Family will sing. More...

What the Lord requires of his children

Sunday School Lesson

Micah 6  More...

Society

2015 District-wide Parents’ Day at DJJ

The Georgia Preparatory Academy at the Department of Juvenile Justice will hold a Title I-A districtwide workshop Saturday, July 18 at 10 a.m. More...

Fun at the library!

A large crowd enjoyed the Reptile Wrangler Ken Panse at Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library last Tuesday. Pictured with the Reptile Wrangler are Trinity Mills and Christian Mincey. More...

Lindsey-Bradley vows exchanged

Miss Felicia Danyell Lindsey and Mr. Billy Joe Bradley exchanged wedding vows Friday, July 3, 2015, at 3 p.m. More...

Breaking News - 7/15/2015 5:50 AM

Wimberly defeats McCoy in Tuesday’s runoff

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Breaking News - 7/15/2015 5:47 AM

131 Crowdis 5K run photos!!!

See them in photo galleries at www.earlycountynews,com
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New GED schedule

A new class schedule has been announced for GED classes at the EC Bainbridge College campus located on Harold Ragan Drive. New class times will be as follows: Monday - Tuesday 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Wednesday - Thursday More...

ECSS chooses IE2 option

Legislation which was passed during the 2007 and 2008 General Assembly mandated public school systems in Georgia must declare their choice of school governance options no later than June 30, 2015.  More...

Teddy Bear Project

The seniors at Blakely Senior Center are busy making teddy bears for the Teddy Bear Project. The teddy bears are given to children who are experiencing a crisis.   More...

Editorials

Waiting by mailbox for ‘Mockingbird’ sequel

Other Voices

It will come to no surprise to you that I enjoy reading.  It’s rare that I’m not in the middle of reading a book. More...

Political Cartoon

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Price of memories

All That’s Fit to Print

I’ve been watching Antique Road Show reruns on Georgia Public Television. More...

Obituaries

Arthur Chapman

Retired

Arthur Lamar Chapman, 98, of Blakely, Ga., died Monday, July 13, 2015, at Early Memorial Nursing Home.  More...

Betty Camp

Retired Legal Secretary

Alma Elizabeth “Betty” Camp, 95, formerly of Lynn Haven, Fla., and a resident of Early Memorial Nursing Home since June 19, died Monday morning, July 13, 2015, at the nursing home.  Miss Camp was born Aug. More...

Earline Vann

Retired Postal Clerk

Earline Lee Vann, 91, of Edison, Ga., died Friday, July 10, 2015, at Southwest Georgia Regional Medical Center in Cuthbert, Ga.  Mrs. Vann was born April 8, 1924, in Edison to the late Rufus Earl Lee and Estelle Parker Lee. More...