August 12, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Bobcats Meet & Greet

Everyone is invited to the Bobcats “Meet & Greet” each Monday during football season at Funny Girl.  Sponsored by the Touchdown Club, the meet and greet luncheons ($8 per plate) will begin Aug. 17 at 11:30 a.m. More...

“We Run This Town”

The 2nd annual “We Run This Town” 5K will be Saturday, Sept. 12 at 8:30 a.m. Entry is $20, with t-shirts if entry is received before Sept. 2. Entry forms are available at www.early. k12.ga.us. Call 229-225-7212 for more information. More...

August city meeting

The Blakely City Council adopted an ordinance amending the city’s zoning ordinances at their Aug. 3 meeting. The amendment ensures compliance with state codes.  More...

BEWARE! Roaming dogs pose a danger

A dog or dogs has been inflicting damage in a Blakely neighborhood for the past several months.  “We have lost four or five cats the past several months,” Ben Houston told the News Monday.  More...

Other News

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 12  LEGAL AID, 1 p.m., Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library  LIONS CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club  BIRTHDAYS: Taylor Price, Jeana J. Knight, Madison Jackson, Ikey Gregory  ANNIVERSARY: Mr. & Mrs. More...

G-P donates equipment

Georgia-Pacific Cedar Springs donated 14 used flat screen computer monitors to Early County schools. More...

BSC leading the way in electronics technology

With a shortage of electrical technicians underway as a result of retiring baby boomers, Bainbridge State College’s Electronics Technology program is where prospective electronic technician professionals should begin.  More...

Religion

Repent and turn from a life of sin

Sunday School Lesson

Ezekiel 18  More...

CHURCH NEWS

Jerusalem   Jerusalem African Methodist Episcopal Church will have their annual revival now through Friday, Aug. 14 at 7:30 nightly. The guest evangelist is Rev. Barbara Davis of Bright Star Sandy Bottom. Everyone is invited to attend. More...

THANKS

Thank you for each act of kindness shown to me during my recent stay in the hospital and since my return home. I cover your prayers as my body continues to heal. God’s richest blessings to each of you.  Larry Coleman   More...

Society

Mock-Lovering

Troy and Pam Mock of Damascus, Ga., are pleased to announce the engagement and forth coming marriage of their daughter, Morgan Lindsey Mock, to Seth Willis Lovering, son of Ronnie and Sybil Lovering of Blakely, Ga.  The bride-to-be is the grandd More...

Newberry-Kennedy

Mr. and Mrs. Chuck Newberry of Colquitt announce the engagement of their daughter, Victoria Irene, to Taylor Boone Kennedy, son of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Johnson reunion

The Johnson family reunion will be Aug. 14- 16 in Blakely. Family members and friends are invited to celebrate with a meet and greet Friday, a fun day at Kolomoki State Park on Satuday, and church brunch at Pokey’s Event Center. More...

Remember the Bears!

Fifty years ago integration of public schools was sweeping across 17 southern states. More...

“First Thursdays”

The Blakely-Early County Chamber of Commerce’s “First Thursdays” are back! “First Thursdays” provide opportunities for people to visit Court Square and beyond for special deals. More...

Tailgating at SGA

Annual Tailgate Supper will feature guest speaker Mike Lutzenkirchen, father of former Auburn football player Phillip Lutzenkirchen who was killed in an auto crash.  The supper will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18. in the gym. More...

Gramps...

SGA Grandparents will meet Thursday, Aug. 13 at 2 p.m. in the school auditorium. More...

DA receives $42,000 grant to help long term unemployed

The Early County Development Authority has been awarded a $42,000 grant from the Workforce Innovative Fund.  “The grant will provide enhanced services to the long term unemployed in southwest Georgia, specifically Early County and create a More...

Editorials

Education is a terrible thing to waste

Other Voices

A friend whose daughter is interested in a career in journalism asked me recently what courses the young woman should concentrate on when she goes off to the University of Georgia this fall.  I had to think about that for a moment. More...

But ‘7’ is my lucky #

Mumbles

“13” is not my favorite number, but since I’ve been stuck with it all my life I’m about to get used to it. Yep, tomorrow’s my birthday.  I don’t expect many birthday cards. More...

Embrace the change

All That’s Fit to Print

(Publisher’s note: Brenda continues great strides in her recovery and we ask for your continued prayers and support. This column is reprinted from Aug. 8, 2012.)  More...

Obituaries

Don Haire

Business Owner

Robert LaDon “Frog” Haire, of Colquitt, Ga., died Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center.  Mr. More...

Jim Malsberger

Retired

Henry James “Jim” Malsberger Jr., 88, of Blakely, Ga., died Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015, at his residence.  More...

Willie Jim Glass

Retired Mechanic

Willie Jim Glass, 79, of Jakin, Ga., died Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015, at his residence.  Mr. Glass was born June 14, 1936, in Blakely, Ga., to the late James Thomas “Jim Tom” Glass and Mary Gertrude Nowell Glass. More...

Sports

Reserved seats for Bobcat football available

EC Football Reserved Seats and Century Club memberships are on sale NOW! Century memberships are $150 and get two people into all HOME regular season high school sporting events as well as 2 reserved seats at home football games. More...

Campus

ECHS Class of ‘85 reunion meeting Saturday

The ECHS Class of 1985 will have a reunion Oct. 16 and Oct. 17, 2015. On Friday, the class will tailgate and attend the football game. There will be dinner and dancing Saturday evening. Final plans will be announced later. More...

Ford teaching math at ECHS

Ryan Ford is a math teacher at ECHS. He is a 2007 graduate of Early County High School and a 2012 graduate of Fort Valley State University with a degree in agriculture engineering technology. More...

COLLEGE NEWS

ABAC  Students who achieved academic excellence in their course work during the summer term were recently recognized at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.  Among those recognized was Uniqua S. More...