September 23, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Appalachian Back Packs

The First Baptist Church GAs and RAs are helping put backpacks together for children in the Appalachian area. Please bring items for the backpacks to the table outside the church office. More...

Blood Drive Thursday

The One-Blood Drive will be at ECHS Thursday from 8 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. For every pint of blood $10 will be given to the Health Occupation Students of America scholarship fund. The One-Blood vehicles will be located at the ECHS old gym. More...

K-9 Benefit

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

Other News

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 23  LIONS CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club  BIRTHDAYS: Kristal Houston, Angel Davis, Becky Mellette Owen  THURSDAY, SEPT. 24  ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club  FRIDAY, SEPT. More...

Jeffery Haynes named among top 40 under 40

Early County commissioner Jeffery Haynes was recently honored as one of the top 40 under 40 by Rural Leader magazine.  The magazine honored local recipients of rural areas of Georgia, Alabama, and Florida for having esteem vision and showing exp More...

Early County 911 receives honors

Marion Aunspaugh and Mikki Moore of the Early County 911 Center, attended the annual Terminal Agency Coordinator training Symposium in Savannah Aug. 24 through Aug. 27. More...

Obituaries

Ar’ Riyana Barry

Infant

Ar’ Riyana Barry, onemonth old, died Friday, Sept. 18, 2015, at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.  Miss Barry was born Aug. More...

Doris Jones

Retired Nurse

Doris R. Durden Jones, 90, passed away Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015, in Tallahassee, Fla.  Services were held for Mrs. Jones at 10 a.m., Monday, Sept. 21, 2015, at Attapulgus Baptist Church in Attapulgus, Ga., with Pastor Jerry Bishop and Rev. More...

Edna S. Walter

Retired Teacher

Edna S. Walter, a lifetime resident of Early County and beloved teacher, died at her home in Cedar Springs, Ga., Wednesday morning, Sept. 16, 2015. She was 95 years old. She was cremated and interred in the family plot in Cedar Springs Cemetery. More...

Sports

Bobcats blank Calhoun

The Bobcats defeated the Calhoun County Cougars 34-0 Friday night at Standifer Field after taking a 28-0 first half lead.  Quarterback Miles Norman put the Bobcats on the scoreboard with a three-yard run in the first quarter. More...

Warriors fall short in Thomasville

The SGA Warriors went head to head against the Brookwood Warriors Friday, Sept. 18 in Thomasville.  Although it was Brookwood’s Homecoming, the SGA Warriors were looking to score an upset. More...

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

Two of Auburn’s finest ... Bobcats Forever! Rick Jester, 2012 ECHS graduate, and Ashton Pyle, 2014 ECHS graduate. More...

It’s time to fill the drug drop boxes!

In the fall of 2012, Blakely received two prescription drug drop boxes to provide Early County residents with the means to reduce prescription drug abuse. More...

First THURSDAY

Make plans now to attend “First Thursday” activities 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 1 on Court Square!  There will be live entertainment featuring Johnny and Judy Enfinger and Billy Lanford. More...

Decorating Contest

Judging of the Fall Decorating Contest will be Friday, Oct. 9. To participate, call the chamber at 723-3741 or email earlycoc@windstream.net by Oct. 6.   More...

Georgia honoring Vietnam veterans

Blakely P.F. More...

What does the future hold?

The future of a once promising project in Early County now appears to need a lifeline. More...

Editorials

I’m putting all spider on notice

Other Voices

My aversion to spiders reared its head again this week.  As I’ve made clear in this space before. I don’t like spiders. At all. Spiders are creepy looking and they spin creepy-looking webs. They are quiet and unpredictable. More...

The 80s back in style?

All That’s Fit to Print

This is what got me started. I realized that people — children and adults — are walking down the street with a cell phone that is really big stuck to their ears. I do not know whether they are conversing or listening to music. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Religion

God’s people stand firm against opposition

Sunday School Lesson

Acts 7  More...

THANKS

The Early-Clay- Calhoun Retired Educators Association would like to thank those businesses, organizations and members who support education by providing funds for future educators and projects of retired educators.  More...

CHURCH NEWS

St. Mary   Saint Mary Missionary Baptist Church will have a gospel sing Sunday, Sept. 27 at 6:30 p.m. The pastor is Radar Fair. Everyone is invited to attend.  Anointed   More...

Society

Higginbotham

Bruce and Amanda Higginbotham are happy to announce the birth of their second daughter, Jordyn Alexis. Jordyn was born at Donalsonville Hospital on Aug. 4, 2015. She was 6 lbs. 15 oz. and 19 inches long. More...

Hilton-Callaway

Mr. and Mrs. Lamar Hilton of Edison, Ga., are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Morgan Claire Hilton, to Joshua Wayne Callaway of Cuthbert, Ga., son of Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Callaway of Cuthbert.  More...

Community Christmas Cantata practice Sept. 27

Practices have begun for the Early County Community Christmas Cantata which will be held Dec. 6 at Birdsong Warehouse. The next practice will be held Sept. 27 at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Blakely. More...

Campus

Early County High School earns ‘spirit’ 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 Coopera More...

Richardson earns doctorate

Shanice Richardson of Blakely, Ga., graduated with a doctor of philosophy degree in counseling studies at Capella University’s commencement ceremony, held Aug. 15, 2015, in Minneapolis, Minn. More...

Lady ‘Cats softball in full swing

The Early County Lady Bobcats softball season is in full swing and most of the final games are region games.  More...