December 16, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Vietnam veterans to be honored Sunday

Sixty-four of Early County’s Vietnam era veterans will be honored during a ceremony in conjunction with the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War at the P.H. Fitzgerald Post 11 American Legion Hall on Woodlawn Drive Sunday, Dec. 20 at 2 p.m. More...

Get Your Flu Shot

Seniors   65 and older, pregnant women and adults with medical conditions such as heart disease, diabetes or cancer are among those most at risk of severe complications from flu – and should get vaccinated now!  Flu vaccines and pneum More...

Other News

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 16  CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, noon, Alexander Building  BIRTHDAY: Laura T. Miles  ANNIVERSARY: Mr. & Mrs. Michael Williams  THURSDAY, DEC. More...

Religion

Dedication of the first born

Sunday School Lesson

Exodus 13:13b-15; Luke 2:22-38  More...

CHURCH NEWS

First Assembly  First Assembly of God will have their Gospel Jam with special guests Tabitha Morris and Heaven Sent, Saturday, Dec. 19 at 6 p.m. Pastor Jerry Murkerson and the church family invite everyone to attend this free event. St. More...

Society

Still-Layng wedding plans finalized

Mr. and Mrs. Mark Still of Blakely, Ga., announce plans have been finalized for the celebration of the marriage of their daughter, Jessica Maura Still, to John Layng, both of Columbus, Ga.  The groom’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. More...

Sports

Warriors chosen for All-Star game

Southwest Georgia Academy Warriors chosen for the GISA All- Star game are pictured, from left, Peyson Trawick, Coach Parker Rentz, Austin Cowart, Quinn LaGuardia, Coach Folmar, Stephen Jackson and Cu More...

City of Blakely, Early County, SGRITA partner for project

A historic joint meeting of the governing bodies of Blakely, Early County and SGRITA last week at the Blakely Theater galvanized a plan for a high speed Internet system for Blakely and Early County and Southwest Georgia.  More...

ECHS gymnasium dedication

The   Early County High School gym will be dedicated as the Tommy Whitehurst Gymnasium during a ceremony between the girls and boys basketball games Friday, Dec. More...

ATV accident claims youth over weekend

A tragic ATV accident claimed the life of a six-year-old Blakely youth over the weekend. More...

City adopts $15.8 million 2016 budget

The Blakely mayor and council have adopted a $15.8 million city budget for 2016. The first reading of the budget ordinance was approved at the Dec. 1 council meeting. The budget was formally adopted at a special called meeting on Dec. More...

Spelling Bee

4th & 5th grade

Fourth and fifth grade students at Early County Elementary School recently competed in a spelling bee sponsored by the Georgia Association of Educators.  The spelling bee was conducted in accordance with Scripps National Spelling Bee rules and g More...

Editorials

What’s on your Christmas list?

Other Voices

I don’t have many people on my Christmas list this year, but they all have the same answer when I ask them what they want for Christmas this year, “I don’t know.”  More...

Make Christmas memories

All That’s Fit to Print

In the weeks before Christmas, some things don’t change. People get older but a new crop of kids are waiting on Santa each year.  More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Obituaries

Glenda Cooper

Homemaker

Glenda Kaye Hanners Cooper, 54, passed away Monday, Dec. 14, 2015, at the Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, Ala.  Mrs. Cooper was born Aug. More...

Paula Mae Woolf

Retired

Paula Mae Brooks Woolf, 79, died Monday, Dec. 14, 2015, at her residence.  Mrs. Woolf was born Sept. 6, 1936, to the late Tommy Lee Brooks and Pauline Bruner Brooks. More...

Margaret Griffin

Retired Case Worker

Margaret Carr Gholston Griffin, 80, of Blakely, Ga., died Monday, Dec. 14, 2015, at her residence.   More...

Campus

4-Hers attend District Project Achievement

Nine Early County 4- H’ers attended Cloverleaf Project Achievement Saturday, Nov. 21 in Moultrie, Ga. Approximately 400 4-H’ers from the Southwest District competed in a variety of projects. More...