September 16, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Drug Take Back Day

September 26   The 10th National Prescription Drug Take- Back will take place Sept. 26. More...

Driver charged!

The wrong way driver in the Aug. 29 collision on Highway 84 in Jakin which killed three members of a Miller County family is facing multiple homicide charges.  More...

Other News

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 16  CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, noon, Alexander Building  BIRTHDAYS: Willard “Will” Thompson, Whitney Heath  THURSDAY, SEPT. More...

Day of Remembrance

The Blakely Fire Department proudly flew the American flag on Friday, September 11 in remembrance of the 14th anniversary of the terrorist attack on American soil in 2001. Let us never forget. More...

Reward fund set up

A reward fund has been established at Bank of Early to assist in gathering information for the injuries sustained by Bobby Edwards some time between Aug. 20 and Aug. 22. More...

Obituaries

Doris Usry Wells

Caregiver

Doris Usry Wells, 89, of Edison, Ga., died Friday, Sept. 11, 2015, at her residence. Mrs. Wells was born Dec. 9, 1925, in Parrot, Ga., to the late Theo and Carrie Morris Dale. She was a caregiver and of the Baptist faith. More...

Kim Tyson

Theresa “Kim” Vickery Tyson, 58, of Milledgeville, Ga., died Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015. Mrs. Tyson was a native of Blakely and moved to Milledgeville in 1995. She was referred to as “Granny Scout” of Boy Scout Pack 124. More...

Carl Thorne

Disabled

Carl Jackson Thorne, 75, of Colquitt, Ga., and Hilton, Ga., died Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, Ala. Mr. Thorne was born March 10, 1940, in Blakely, Ga., to the late Willie C. Thorne Sr. More...

Sports

Run the Rough 5K and golf tournament Oct. 3

The second annual Run the Rough 5K and Golf Tournament to help fund the Early County Sheriff’s Department’s K-9 unit is planned for Saturday, Oct. 3.  More...

Football 2015: Down, Set, Hike!

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ECHS wins 2015 Cooperative Spirit Sportsman Award

Early County High School is one of 48 Georgia High School Association- member high schools that has been chosen by GHSA and Georgia’s Electric Membership Corporations to receive the 2015 Cooperative Spirit Award.  The award honors schools More...

Campus

Warriors give Raiders first win

The Warriors made a trip to Americus Friday to play the winless Southland Academy Raiders. The Warriors were looking to get a win, having lost the previous week to Deerfield- Windsor. More...

Don’t you want your child to be a Bobcat?

NFL player and Cinncinati Bengals strong safety Shawn Williams also had an outstanding career at the University of Georgia as a safety for the Georgia Bulldogs. More...

From the Press Box

The Bobcats had a bye week last week. This week, we host the Calhoun County Cougars at 8 p.m. More...

County approves FY 2015 tax levy

The Early County Board of Commissioners held a busy meeting Monday night, postponed a week due to Labor Day, in the Blakely Theater.  The lead item on the meeting agenda was the presentation of a proposed plan to reduce the number of voting prec More...

Judge Mills sworn in

Bess Mills holds Bible as William H. Mills is sworn in as Early County State Court Judge by Gov. Nathan Deal in the governor’s office last week. He was appointed last week by Gov. More...

Run the Rough

The second annual Sheriff’s Office K-9 benefit — Run the Rough 5K & Golf Tournamen More...

Post 11 Quilt of Honor

The Quilt of Honor Program is an initiative of Remembering Vets, a non-profit organization launched in St. Augustine, Fla., by Carol Pryor and Cathy Heighter, the Gold Star Mother of Raheen Heighter.  More...

Editorials

Billy Graham’s Prayer For Our Nation ... at 93 years of age

“Heavenly Father, we come before you today to ask your forgiveness and to seek your direction and guidance.  We know Your Word says, ‘Woe to those who call evil good,’ but that is exactly what we have done. More...

UP

This sounds more like something Len Robbins would write than Mitch Clark... enjoy!  I never knew one word in the English language that can be a noun, verb, adj, adv, prep.  UP...read to the end!  More...

Old Yeller syndrome?

All That’s Fit to Print

My sister was visiting and mentioned what I like to call the “Ole Yeller” incident. She remembered it differently. That figures.  More...

Religion

God equips those he calls to work

Sunday School Lesson

Acts 5:12-42  More...

Cowart returns to serve in Arlington

Members of Temple Baptist Church in Arlington have called Jack C. Cowart as their pastor. He is a native of Colquitt and currently lives in Donalsonville.  Cowart served as pastor at Temple for six years from 1992 through 1998. More...

Anita Carter

Retired Teacher

Anita Bridges Carter, 87, of Arlington, Ga., died Friday, Sept. 11, 2015, at Willowood Assisted Living Center in Edison, Ga.  More...

Society

Blakely Senior Center donates teddy bears on 9/11

Senior citizens at Blakely Senior Center presented teddy bears to the Blakely-Early County Fire Department Friday, Sept. More...

Blood drive at ECHS

The Early County High School healthcare science class and members of Health Occupation Students of America will sponsor the One-Blood drive Thursday, Sept. 24.  HOSA will sponsor this event twice a year, in September and February. More...

Still-Davis

Clarence Michael Still of Blakely, Ga., and Mr. and Mrs. More...