September 30, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Weekend wreck claims life of Blakely mom

A young mother of three was killed Saturday night when she lost control of the vehicle she was driving on Three Notch Road three miles south of Blakely.  Lauren Reneé Phillips, 27, of 1034 Two Bridges Road, Cuthbert, was traveling north on Three More...

The Beggar and the King

The cast and crew of the ECHS One Act Play invite everyone to attend a night of theatre Thursday, Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. 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. 30  BIRTHDAY: Geoffrey White  THURSDAY, OCT. 1  ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club  BIRTHDAYS: Tyler Durham, Dr. Robert Miles, Tyler  Shierling  FRIDAY, OCT. 2   More...

Energy Star® tax free weekend

Georgia shoppers can save $$$ this weekend when they buy energy efficient products during the ENERGY STAR and WaterSense Sales Tax Holiday Friday, Oct. 2 through Sunday, Oct. 4.  More...

Annual bus tour at ECSS

The Early County School System invites the community to our annual bus tour Tuesday Oct. 6. ECSS will be showing its exceptional programs to participants from 9 a.m. More...

Religion

Seek God with your whole heart

Sunday School Lesson

Acts 8:9-24  More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive

Daily Events   More...

CHURCH NEWS

Holy Family   Holy Family Catholic Church will celebrate their 50th anniversary and confirmation Sunday, Oct. 4 at 11 a.m. Bishop Gregory Hartmayer of the Diocese of Savannah will be the special guest. A potluck will follow Mass. More...

Society

Christmas Cantata practices announced

Practices for the Early County Community Christmas Cantata, which will be presented Sunday, Dec. 6 at Birdsong Warehouse, are as follows:  • Oct. 11 - Blakely First United Methodist Church  • Oct. More...

Bush-Free

Mr. and Mrs. Steven Bush of Blakely, Ga., and Dana Wise of Cordele, Ga., proudly announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Morgan Alicia Bush, to Andrew Tyler Free. Mr. More...

Hadley Reyse-Ann Cook

BIRTH

Hunter and Ashton Cook of Athens, Ga., are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Hadley Reyse-Ann Cook. Hadley was born Sept. 5, 2015, at Saint Marys Hospital of Athens. She weighed 6 lbs. 11 oz. and was 19 inches long.  More...

Save your Pop-Tops!

The   Early County 4-H is collecting pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald House charities.  See page 10.  More...

Kolomoki Festival 2015

The 45th Annual Kolomoki Festival will draw crowds from several states Saturday, Oct. 10. Activities will begin at 10 a.m. and last until 4 p.m.  More...

$500,000 CDBG grant

Early County recently received a $500,000 check from the Department of Community Affairs for a CDBG approved for the renovation of the RYDC facility occupied by Aspire Behavioral Health and Developmental Services.  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...

SGA homecoming

Southwest Georgia Academy students have selected representatives for the 2015 homecoming court. The court will be presented at 7 p.m. Friday night prior to the Warriors’ game with First Presbyterian. More...

Editorials

Original dirt road story…

Mumbles

After reading last week about the Augusta mayor being accused of plagiarism, my mind’s wheels began spinning. More...

Got a bone in my leg

All That’s Fit to Print

Children believe most anything. When I was little, I fell for the old “bone in my leg” routine more than once. In case you’ve forgotten (or want to how try it), here’s how it goes.  More...

Political Cartoon

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Obituaries

Lauren Phillips

Homemaker

Lauren Reneè Phillips, 27, of Cuthbert, Ga., died Saturday, Sept. More...

Hoyt Patterson

Retired Bookkeeper

Hoyt Patterson, 80, of Arlington, Ga., died Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, Ala.  More...

Gertie Peterson Retired

Julia Gertrude “Gertie” Smith Peterson, 93, died Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015, at Early Memorial Nursing Home in Blakely.  Mrs. More...

Campus

Warriors defeat Bethlehem Temple 48-22

On Sept. 25, the SGA Warriors headed off to Senoia, Ga. At a neutral site, the Warriors took on Bethlehem Temple Christian. More...

Bobcats lose to Purple Hurricane

The undefeated and second ranked 1-AA Fitzgerald Purple Hurricane extended their season record to 5- 0 Friday night in Fitzgerald at the Bobcats’ expense.  The dominating Purple Hurricane defense held the Bobcats scoreless while jumping ou More...

Students receive dictionaries

Each year, third graders at Early County Elementary School and Southwest Georgia Academy receive dictionaries from the Early County Literacy Task Force and Blakely Rotary Club.  Members of the Task Force and Rotary explain what their organizatio More...