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Genealogy meeting tomorrow

The Early County Genealogical Society will provide a program for beginners led by Kenneth Hall at 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19 in the community education room at the Early County Museum Beginning at 6 p.m. More...

Sheriff ’s Toys & Food Drive

There are drop boxes at First State Bank, Bank of Early, Harveys and the Early County Jail for the Sheriff's annual toy and food drive.  There is also a raffle for a Remington 770 Stainless 7mm rifle and scope. More...

Bucket Brigade grant

The Blakely fire department has received a $4,000 grant from Georgia-Pacific’s Bucket Brigade to help fund new equipment. The local firefighters are among 45 grant recipients of the program this year.  More...

Other News

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 18  CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, noon, Alexander Building  BIRTHDAYS: Beau Middleton, Dede Still  THURSDAY, NOV. More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive

Daily Events Nov. 23 — 10:30 - 11:30 - Rhythm band practice. Lunch: Chicken pot pie with peas, carrots and potatoes, tossed salad, roll, fruit salad. Nov. 24 — 10:00 - 10:30 - TAI-CHI Exercise. More...

Religion

Use every opportunity to spread the gospel

Sunday School Lesson

Acts 17  More...

CHURCH NEWS

Rosinvick   Rosinvick Baptist Church having its annual “They Got the Word” week at 7 p.m. nightly. The speakers for the rest of the week are: Wednesday, Dr. Willie Ross; Thursday, Rev. James Turner; and Friday, Rev. Edward Williams. More...

Bryant earns prestigious award

Billy Karl Bryant, formerly of Blakely and son of the late Milton and Beulah Bryant of Blakely, received the prestigious Wright Brothers Award at an awards breakfast in Lawrenceville,Ga., Nov. 7. More...

Society

Newberry-Kennedy plans finalized

Plans have been finalized for the upcoming marriage of Victoria Irene Newberry of Colquitt, Ga., to Taylor Boone Kennedy of Donalsonville, Ga.  The ceremony will be held at First Baptist Church of Colquitt, Nov. 28, 2015, beginning at 5 p.m. More...

Festival of Lights begins Nov. 21

The 29th Annual Festival of Lights at the home of Ralph and Rachel Estes on Ga. Hwy. 39, five miles north of Fort Gaines, will begin Saturday, Nov. 21 with a lighting ceremony and open house at 6 p.m. with refreshments to follow. More...

Harvest festival in Damascus

Residents of Damascus and visitors enjoyed the city’s first annual Harvest Festival Saturday, Nov. 7. Activities kicked off at 10 a.m. More...

Campus

Middle School Beta Club induction held at SGA

The Southwest Georgia Academy Middle School Beta Club held the annual induction ceremony for new members Thursday, Nov. 5 in the Joe Bryan Auditorium. Debbie Rigsby, club sponsor, welcomed guests, students and parents in attendance. More...

Pyle earns degree from UGA

Kollin R. Pyle of Blakely was recently awarded a bachelor of science in agriculture degree at the University of Georgia. More...

Plans begin for Class of ‘81 reunion

The Early County High School Class of 1981 will meet Nov. 28 at 11:30 a.m. for lunch at The 4th Out to discuss details of their upcoming 35th reunion.  More...

Deal: “No Syrian refugees!”

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Thanksgiving Gathering of Churches

Mark your calendars and make plans to participate in the sixth annual Thanksgiving Gathering of Churches at Southside Baptist Church Nov. 22.  Service will begin at 6 p.m. More...

Prepay plan benefits struggling customers

Mayor Anthony Howard discussed enhancements being made to the city’s electrical system at a recent Rotary meeting.  More...

Christmas on the Square

The 22nd Annual Christmas on the Square will be Saturday, Dec. 5, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. There will be arts and crafts, children’s games, food vendors and an antique car show from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. The Christmas parade will be at 1:30 p.m. More...

Bobcats advance in playoffs

Travel to Tiger to play Rabun Co.

The ECHS Bobcats defeated Lamar County 28-0 Friday night in Barnesville in the first round of the AA state playoffs.  They will travel to Tiger, Ga., (located approximately two miles south of Clayton) to play Rabun County Friday. More...

Editorials

Giving in to terrorism breeds more terrorism

Other Voices Mitch Clarke

There is a scene in the great television show “The West Wing” in which a group of high school students are stuck at the White House during a lockdown. More...

This is serious stuff!

Mumbles

Have any of you been paying attention to the news since Friday?  If so, do any of you want to argue with my assertion our country is under attack from within?  “A letter was sent to President Obama by 72 House Democrats on Friday ask More...

Thankful for many things

All That’s Fit to Print

In 2006, I wrote the following column. I tuned it up in 2008 and again in 2011. This year, it still rings true. I thank you for your support. Oh, and Billy has a white truck now. 20-13 Woof.  More...

Obituaries

Lillian DeVane

Retired

Lillian Remelle Moore DeVane, of Albany, Ga., died Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015, at Evergreen Assisted Living in Albany.  More...

Sid Strickland Sr.

Retired

Sidney N. “Sid” Strickland Sr., 87, of Pearson Ga., passed away Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015, at Southern Senio Living in Douglas, Ga. after an extended illness.  More...

Annie Mae Wimbush

Annie Mae Grace Wimbush, 88, of Blakely, Ga., died Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015, at Early Memorial Nursing Home.  Mrs. Wimbush was born Sept. 17, 1927, in Columbia, Ala., to the late Bug Grace and Bonnie Lee Holmes Grace. More...

Sports

Bobcats advance to second round of playoffs, play at Rabun Co. Friday

Quarterback Miles Norman hooked up with wide receiver Jay Moses for a 56-yard touchdown pass on the second play of the game Friday night in Barnesville on the way to a 28-0 win over Lamar County in the first round of the state playoffs.  More...

Warriors’ season ends at hands of Robert Toombs

The Warrior nation came together for the first round of the 2015 state playoffs Friday, Nov. 13. More...

Football 2015 Down, Set, Hike!

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