October 7, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Kilgore, Lightsey sentenced

“Officials pointing to Blakely plant in 43-state salmonella outbreak” — Early County News, Jan. 14, 2009  More...

County meeting

The county commissioners approved plans Monday night to move the Blakely-Early County Recreation Department office from the building on North Main to a location in the Ray Knight Sportsplex.  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...

SGA crowns Homecoming Queen

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Woolf wins 100th

Friday night’s game was extra special as the Bobcats handed coach Trey Woolf his 100th win as the Bobcats’ head coach.  Woolf, the Bobcats’ 23rd coach since 1921, is in his 16th season as head coach — the longest tenure o More...

Bluffton Bicentennial Oct. 24

Everyone is invited to Bluffton’s Bicentennial Celebration Saturday, Oct. 24 to help the community celebrate its 200th birthday!   More...

Other News

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 7  FAMILY CONNECTION COLLABORATIVE, noon, Family Learning Resource Center  BIRTHDAYS: Ellen Glass, Merlene English, Celester Arnold  THURSDAY, OCT. More...

Staking a claim upon Early County

Flags have significant meaning. When this continent was discovered, the flags of many countries were planted along the coastland to claim the land. Everywhere travel, you can see flags flying for a variety of reasons. More...

Building on our agriculture history

After two years and with a whole lot of support from the community, museum board member Phillip Moore’s dream became reality.  The ribbon was cut on the new farm equipment building at the Early County Museum Sept. More...

Obituaries

Bill Byrd

Business Owner

William Davis “Bill” Byrd, 78, of Panama City Beach, Fla., died Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015, at his residence.  More...

Merlean Perry

Retired Nurse

Merlean Perry, 75, of Blakely, Ga, died Monday, Sept. 28, 2015, at her residence.  Miss Perry was born Jan. 20, 1940, in Coleman, Ga, to the late Floris Price Johnson and Curtis Perry. More...

Hubert Lee

Retired

Hubert Celester Lee, 72, of Blakely, Ga., died Friday, Sept. 25, 2015, at Pioneer Community Hospital of Early.  More...

Society

Blakely High class of ‘65 enjoys 50 year reunion

The Blakely High School Class of 1965 held their 50 year reunion Saturday, Sept. 5 at Blakely Town and Country Club.  Guests were welcomed by Joelyne Bruner McGriff and Lynda Tedder Howard.   More...

Christmas Wish Tree applications available

Applications are now being accepted for the Christmas Wish Tree.  If interested in applying, please be sure to turn in all of the following to the Early County Family Connection office by noon Oct. 29.  1. Complete an application form. More...

Campus

SGA has U.S. Constitution program

September 17 is recognized as Constitution Day across the United States. It was on Sept. 17, 1787, that the federal constitution was signed and sent to the States for ratification. More...

SGA dedicates yearbook to “Miss” Gay

Southwest Georgia Academy held a special assembly Sept. 11 to announce the dedication of the 2014-2015 yearbook. Current coeditor Baylee Everson read the dedication which was written by the 2014-15 editor Ansley Doster.  More...

Thursday is Early County Literacy Day

Tomorrow is Literacy Day in Early County. More...

Sale set for delinquent tax liens

Approximately 120 parcels of property are scheduled to be sold at public outcry before the courthouse door in Blakely on the first Tuesday in November to satisfy delinquent taxes totaling nearly $300,000.  More...

SGRITA “rollout” October 15

The News has learned that SGRITA is planning a rollout of wireless services on Oct. 15. The decision was made at SGRITA’s Oct. 1 meeting following positive feedback from test sites. More...

City sets millage

The Blakely City Council held a special meeting Sept 17 in addition to their regular Sept. 1 meeting.  The mayor and council set the 2016 millage rate at 3.25 the same as last year during the Sept. 17 meeting. More...

Wish Tree applications

Christmas   Wish Tree applications are due Oct. 29 at the Early County Family Connection office on Harold Regan Blvd. More...

Save your Pop-Tops!

The Early County 4-H is collecting pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald House charities. Donations will be taken through Friday, Oct. 30 and can be dropped off at: Chamber of Commerce, Maddox Memorial Library and Early County Extension Office. More...

Grandparents meeting

The SGA Grandparents Club will meet Thursday, Oct. 8 at 2 p.m. in Ms. Godwin’s classroom in the main building. More...

Ag Museum

A ribbon-cutting and open house was held Sunday, Sept. 27 for the Early County Museum Ag Building. See page 3A. More...

Editorials

Time to take ‘Love thy neighbor’ to heart

Mitch Clarke

I've always loved the movie “Driving Miss Daisy” and its depiction of a friendship between two of the most unlikely people, a wealthy, intelligent Jewish woman and a poor, uneducated black man.  More...

Waving the magic wand

All That’s Fit to Print

Over the weekend, we attended a magician’s command performance. Luke was the magician and he commanded that we attend.  Luke learned magic from watching his brother, Evan. He also saw magician Ken Scott at the library. More...

Political Cartoon

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Religion

Saul begins to preach

Sunday School Lesson

Acts 9  More...

CHURCH NEWS

Rocky Ridge  Rocky Ridge Baptist Church, four miles north of Donalsonville on Ga. Hwy. 39N, will kick-off homecoming with a gospel sing Saturday, Oct. 10 at 7 p.m. The groups will be The Parish Family, The Plath Family and Rocky Ridge Quartet. More...

THANKS

Thanks to everyone for coming out to participate in the Bobby Edwards fundraiser Saturday, Oct. 3 at Grist Oil Company. All donations and purchases were greatly appreciated.   All proceeds will assist with medical expenses. More...

Sports

Bobcats trounce Seminole County Indians

The Bobcats defeated the Seminole County Indians 49-13 Friday night in Donalsonville giving head coach Trey Wool his 100th win. (See front page.) BOLD,centered  More...

Everson crowned at SGA homecoming

Miss Baylee Everson, daughter of Lynn and Tony Everson of Bainbridge, was crowned the 2015-2016 Homecoming Queen at SGA. Her selection was announced during halftime of the football game Friday night, Oct. 2.  More...

From the Press Box

I thought Early County played very well Friday night against Seminole County. The offense, defense and special teams looked great in the 49-13 win.  We are 1-1 in region play as we face Berrien County this Friday at 8 p.m. at Standifer Field. More...