July 22, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Cagle names Burke to chair study committee

Senator Dean Burke has been selected by Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle to serve as Chair of the Consumer and Provider Protection Act Study Committee and as a member of the Georgia- Alabama Joint Study Committee and the Women’s Adequate Healthc More...

Juvenile charged with child sexual battery

Grand Jury no bills murder charge

A 14-year-old Early County juvenile has been arrested and charged with three counts of aggravated sexual battery, one count of child molestation and one count of aggravated child molestation.  The arrest followed an investigation by the Sheriff& More...

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BSC Adult Education gears up for new year

Bainbridge State College Adult Education, committed to helping people achieve their goals through education, is gearing up for a new academic school year.  Classes have already started in Decatur and Early countie — but it’s not too More...

Other News

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, JULY 22  LIONS CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club  BIRTHDAYS: Holley Lovering, Miles Lovering, Ann Brackin, Lynn Carver  ANNIVERSARIES: Jamie & Tracy Davis, Dr. & Mrs. More...

July Business of the Month

Blakely-Early County Chamber of Commerce

The Blakely-Early County Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce Primary Care of Southwest Georgia as July’s Business of the Month. More...

Grand Jury returns 106 true bills

The July 2015 Term of the Early County Grand Jury met July 13 and July 14, returning 106 true bills, 21 no bills, and zero accusations.  More...

Religion

God’s matchless mercy

Sunday School Lesson

Micah 7  More...

CHURCH NEWS

Wesley Chapel   More...

Society

Waller-Leverett

Phillip and Kelly Law of Blakely, Ga., and Hal and Gena Waller of Goshen, Ala., are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Haley Danielle Waller, to Dillon Chad Leverett of Goshen, Ala.  The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Eun More...

Library celebrates everyday heroes

Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library wrapped up the summer reading program July 14 with a “Celebration of our Everyday Heroes.” Local everyday heroes that took part in the celebration include: Early County/ Blakely Fire Department’s More...

Sales Tax Holidays

Georgia’s “Back-to-School” tax free holidays is a win-win for both local retailers and families gearing their kids up for the beginning of classes. 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...

Back to School Bash

Friday, July 24 ECHS Cafeteria 5:30 until 7:30

The “Bash” is sponsored by the Early County Sheriff’s Department and Family Connections to help provide children the tools they need to succeed in school.  Come out and show our students their families and the community care ab More...

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...

Class of ‘60 Where are you???

Blakely-Union Class of 1960... where are you? Many classmates have been out of touch for a number of years. More...

Editorials

The life you save could be a possum’s

Other Voices

I couldn’t sleep the other night, so at a little after 3 in the blessed a.m., I turned on the TV.  Big mistake. I have 500 channels of TV, and I can barely find something to watch during prime time. More...

Ode to bacon grease

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 Aug. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Obituaries

Sadie Evans

Sadie Carolyn Birge Evans, 67, of Early County, Ga., died Thursday, July 16, 2015, in Columbus, Ga.  Mrs. Evans was born Nov. More...

Vadis Spann Retired

Vadis J. Wright Spann, 68, of Atlanta, Ga., died Wednesday, July 15, 2015, in Atlanta.  Mrs. Spann was born Aug. 16, 1946, in Bluffton, Ga., to the late R.T. Wright and Toye Wright. More...

THANKS

Words cannot express how much we appreciated your acts of kindness shown to our family during our time of bereavement. We are truly grateful for your love and support. More...

Campus

Early County Elementary School supply lists

The Early County Elementary School supply lists are below:  More...

COLLEGE NEWS

Valdosta State  Jaleel Grier of Blakely, Ga., has been awarded Ingram Music and Music Alliance scholarships at Valdosta State University for the 2015- 2016 academic year.  Jaleel is a 2014 graduate of Early County High School. More...

King wins scholarship

The American Legion, Department of Georgia, gave eight $1,000 outstanding Georgia student scholarships in 2015. There were 29 students nominated by American Legion Posts in Georgia. More...