September 2, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Scavenger Hunt ends Friday!

The [WTB] “Where’s the box” Scavenger Hunt for RX drop boxes in Blakely ends Friday! Take photos of the boxes and post them to Facebook.com/earlychoices. Every photo you post enters you into weekly and grand prize drawings! 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...

Other News

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 2  FAMILY CONNECTION COLLABORATIVE, noon, Family Learning Resource Center  BIRTHDAYS: Jim Whitehead, Ruston Cleveland  THURSDAY, SEPT. More...

‘Hands Across the Border’ campaign underway

During the 24th annual Hands Across the Border campaign, Georgia law enforcement will be meeting their counterparts in communities near the Alabama and Florida state lines to conduct road checks.  More...

First ‘First Thursday’ Sept. 3

The Blakely-Early County Chamber of Commerce invites everyone to First Thursdays — an event we plan to have on the first Thursday every month, beginning this Thursday, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on the Court Square.  More...

Religion

Speak God’s word with boldness

Sunday School Lesson

Acts 4:23-31  More...

Choose this day whom you will serve

Christianity is under attack across the globe. From ISIS soldiers executing Christian believers en-masse, to the attacks upon believers in the United States we find the enemy is hard at work. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Southside   Southside Baptist Church will have a Yard and Bake Sale to raise money for the youth Saturday, Sept. 5 from 7 a.m. until. This is located at the church at 22240 Lucile Road and will be rain or shine. More...

Society

SWGA Retired Educators attend meeting

The Southwest Georgia Retired Educators attended the Georgia Retired Educators Association Area I meeting in Donalsonville recently.  The meeting was called to order by the Area I director, Marsha Bond, greeting were given by Seminole County Sch More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive   More...

How bulk cooking can make meals easier

Healthy family meals can get lost in the shuffle of busy schedules. Convenience may win out when parents are short on time, and it’s hard not to be enticed by the ease of fast food or the lure of frozen foods. More...

3 die in Jakin wreck

Three people from Miller County died Saturday in a head-on collision on the U.S. 84 four-lane highway near Potlikker Lane in Jakin.  More...

Qualifying underway

Qualifying is underway this week for candidates for mayor and two city council posts for the City of Blakely’s Nov. 3 election.  Mayor Anthony Howard has qualified for re-election to a second term. More...

Mills appointed to State Court seat

The News learned Monday that local attorney William H. Mills has been appointed state court judge of Early County by Gov. Nathan Deal.  Mills will fill the vacancy created in December by the appointment of the Honorable Thomas H. 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...

Dove season opens Saturday

Grab your camo, grab your shotguns — and grab the insect repellant! The first of Georgia’s three dove seasons opens at noon on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015.  More...

Editorials

We need to stop the insanity

Other Voices

It’s ten-thirty on Wednesday morning. My hands are shaking. I’ve been wiping away tears. The news people on TV keep talking about Alison Parker and Adam Ward, the reporter and photographer gunned down in Virginia.  More...

Critical thinking

All That’s Fit to Print

I realized the other day that I have good critical thinking skills because as a kid, I spent a lot of time sitting on the couch thinking about things.  Now, I wasn’t sitting there because I was a serious kid who spent a lot of time thinkin More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Obituaries

Claude Pritchett

Farmer

Claude Pritchett, 87, of Jakin, Ga., died Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, at his residence.  More...

Glynn Henley

Farmer

Glynn Austin Henley, 75, of Colquitt, Ga., died Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, in Early County.  Mr. Henley was a farmer and a member of Macedonia Free Will Baptist Church where he was a deacon.  More...

Gloria Henley

Gloria Ann Ross Henley, 70, of Colquitt, Ga., died Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, in Early County.  Mrs. Henley was a member of Macedonia Free Will Baptist Church where she served as a Sunday school teacher for many years. More...

Sports

Special Olympics athletes receive escort on way to tournament

The Early County Sheriff ’s Department escorted the Special Olympics athletes of Aspire’s Calhoun-Early- Miller Services to the city limits of Blakely.  The athletes were thrilled and excited to see lights flash and sirens sound as t More...

From Bobcats to Bulldogs

ECHS Class of 2012 are now UGA Dawgs 2016.  More...

Campus

Warriors defeat Eagles

On Aug. 28, the Warriors were ready to face off against one of their rival teams, Terrell Academy. After a tough loss to the team last year, the Warriors found redemption Friday night, beating the Eagles 14-7.  More...

ECMS recognized as a High Progress Reward School winner

A High-Progress Reward School is among the top 10 percent of Title I schools in the state that are making the most progress in improving the performance of the “all students” group over a number of years on the statewide assessments and, More...

Bobcats lose to Bainbridge

The 1-AAAA Bainbridge Bearcats handed the Bobcats their first defeat Friday night in Bainbridge, winning their home opener 42-13.  The Bearcats took control of the game early, taking a 28-0 first quarter lead. More...