October 14, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Thomas B. McDowell Scholarship

A scholarship was established in 2013 in honor of Thomas B. McDowell, a prominent citizen of Early County in the early 1900s.  More...

ECHS homecoming Friday night

The 2015 Early County High Homecoming Court has been selected by the student body. More...

Other News

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 14  LIONS CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club  BIRTHDAYS: Jeanine Mc Donald, Alex Smith, Meredith Weaver, Teresa S. Hattaway, Harrison Cooper, Owen DuBose Thompson  THURSDAY, OCT. More...

Burke observes Pre-K Week

Senator Dean Burke (R-Bainbridge) read to a group of students at Jones Wheat Elementary Monday, Oct. 5 in celebration of Georgia Pre-K Week. This year’s fifth annual Georgia Pre-K Week ran from Monday, Oct. 5 to Friday, Oct. 9.  More...

Firearms deer hunting season opens Oct. 17

The sense of anticipation that comes prior to the opening day of firearms deer hunting season is a feeling that many will have this week.  Beginning Saturday, Oct. 17 and continuing until Jan. More...

Religion

Peter preaches to the Gentiles

Sunday School Lesson

Acts 10:1-44  More...

CHURCH NEWS

Harmony   Harmony Baptist Church, 49 Love Street, is having revival with Dr. Greg Little of Gaffney, S.C., now through Friday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend.  St. John Freewill   More...

Society

Red Ribbon Week begins Oct. 23

Family Connection FACES celebrated on campus after receiving a proclamation observing Red Ribbon Week from the City of Blakely. More...

Rogers-Allis

Billy and Lori Cannon of Blakely, Ga., and Jay and Rebecca Rogers of Beaumont, Texas, announce the engagement of their daughter, Alden Lori, to Paul Allis, son of Gail Slater of Stockbridge, Ga., and Larry Allis of St. Simons, Ga.  More...

Free haircuts at ‘Tales for Trims’

Tales for Trims is a fun community event allowing kids and teens to receive free haircuts. More...

Campus

Juniors and seniors to attend College and Career Fair at ECHS

The Early County High School Department of Career, Technical and Agricultural Education is sponsoring a College and Career Fair Thursday, Oct. 15 from 9 a.m. More...

Local students receive scholarships

Kollin Reese Pyle, a University of Georgia student studying diversified agriculture, has been selected to receive the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Dante T. Brunetti Scholarship for the 2015-2016 school year.  The Dante T. More...

Memorial plaque honors Kyle Ashley

During halftime of Pickering High School’s season opening game in Leesville, La., the 1993 classmates of Kyle Ashley dedicated a memorial plague to his memory.  More...

Georgia Peanut Bank Week

The Georgia Peanut Commission and the Georgia Bankers Association join forces this week in an effort to promote Georgia’s peanut industry during the 39th annual Georgia Peanut Bank Week.  More...

Early Voting is underway

Early voting for the Nov. 3 city elections in Blakely and Arlington began this week and will continue through Oct. 30.  In Blakely voters can cast ballots at the NEW Elections and Registration Office at 22 Court Square 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. More...

Go RED for Red Ribbon Week

In 1985, Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent Enrique S. “Kiki” Camarena was killed by  drug traffickers. More...

Editorials

A George Jetson car next big thing

Other Voices

I've spent a lot of time in the car lately. I’ve gone back and forth to Athens a few times. Down to the Mall of Georgia, the largest mall in Georgia. More...

Two (2) crucial facts…

Mumbles

For any of you who don’t know already, Obama and Hillary are two peas in a pod, and they hate each other.  Understand when you read the information below, I won’t use the word hate, but my feelings toward either are worse than they h More...

Hoarding tidbits of info

All That’s Fit to Print

I once tried to enter a pin number on the microwave. I am always trying to put in numbers or passwords when I don’t need to, and when I need to I can’t remember what was capitalized or if there’s a symbol.  More...

Obituaries

Gloria Summerford

Retired Bookkeeper

Gloria B. “Sister” Summerford, 84, of Blakely, Ga., died Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015, at Early Memorial Nursing Home in Blakely.  More...

Al Kirkland

Retired

Alfred “Al” Kirkland, 87, died Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015.  Mr. Kirkland was born Oct. 6, 1928, to the late Hosen K. Kirkland and Jewell Burkett Kirkland. More...

Louise Ellis

Retired

Louise Tye Ellis, 88, of Bainbridge, Ga., died Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015, at her residence.  Mrs. Ellis was born Nov. 11, 1926, in Shorterville, Ala., to the late John Walter Tye and Charity Elizabeth Kirkland Tye. More...

Sports

SGA win Pink Out game, 56-14

October 9, 2015, marked SGA’s annual Pink Out Game. Pink pompoms were sold, shirts were made, and the entire SGA community came together to support breast cancer awareness. More...

Bobcats blank Berrien County Rebels

The Bobcats jumped out to a 13-0 first quarter lead Friday night at Standifer Field as they defeated the Berrien Co. More...

ECMS Cross Country runner-ups in championship

The Early County Middle School boys’ cross country team placed second in the Southwest Georgia Middle School Championship Sept. 29. The boys are ranked second in the region. Three boys and one girl placed in the top ten.  More...