February 17, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

General Primary qualifying

Qualifying for partisan and nonpartisan candidates in the May 24 General Primary will begin Monday, March 7 at 9 a.m. More...

India Grier wins ECSS Spelling Bee

Seventh grader India Grier won the 2016 Early County School System Spelling Bee Feb. 9 at the Early County Elementary School. More...

Bobcats hosting playoff tonight

The   Bobcats will host Macon County Wednesday night at 7 p.m. More...

Grants seminar

Family   Connection is sponsoring a Grant Writing Lunch and Learn Feb. 25 at noon at the Chamber of Commerce.  For more information call 723-5122.   More...

Other News

HERE & THERE

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 17  CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, noon, Alexander Building.  BIRTHDAYS: Kay G. Willis, Matt Thomas, Julie Richey  THURSDAY, FEB. 18  ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club. More...

Youth leaders visit Capitol

Members of the GENRx Youth Leadership Team and FACES Youth Council attended Substance Abuse Prevention Day at the Capitol Feb 10. Students and prevention leaders from across the state gathered for two rallies and visits with their legislators.  More...

Pratt visits DC to raise concerns of potential job loss

Eddie Pratt of Blakely is among the American forest product industry employees who visited Washington, D.C. last week to meet with members of Congress and administration officials. More...

Obituaries

Marshal Day

Retired

Alvin Marshal Day, 88, passed away Friday, Feb. 12, 2016, at his residence. A celebration of his life and legacy was held Monday, Feb. 15 at 2 p.m. at First Freewill Baptist Church of Blakely, Ga., with Rev. Fred Hersey and Rev. More...

Martha DuBose

Retired Teacher

Martha Owen DuBose died peacefully at her home in Blakely, Ga., Feb. 11, 2016, surrounded by family. She was 97.  More...

Rita Diane Cox

Retired

Rita Diane Davenport Cox, 77, of Fort Gaines, Ga., died Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, at her residence.  Mrs. Cox was born in Columbus, Ga., March 18, 1938, to the late George Henry Davenport and Winnie Leola Clegg Davenport. More...

Breaking News - 2/19/2016 6:46 PM

Bobcats advance in playoffs  Free Access 

Play in Manchester Saturday at 7 p.m.

The third-ranked Bobcats, Region 1-AA runners-up, defeated Macon County 87-74 Wednesday in the first round of the GHSA AA state playoffs in the Tommy Whitehurst Gym. They will travel to Manchester Saturday for the second round game. More...

Getting our 2-cents worth

Georgia Presidential Primary March 1

The nation has been enthralled in the campaign for the 2016 presidential election for months. Georgians will have the opportunity get into the act, making their choice known in the March 1 Georgia Presidential Primary.  More...

Cushing named PCHE administrator

The News has learned that Ginger Cushing has been named administrator at Pioneer Community Hospital of Early. Cushing replaces Allen Gamble who assumed responsibilities as administrator in March 2014. More...

Black History Month

Wesley   Chapel Church will be celebrating their annual black history program Saturday, Feb. 20 at the Blakely Civic Center at 4 p.m. See members of Wesley Chapel for tickets. Everyone is invited to attend.   More...

Sleeping Beauty

The   ECES Early Birds will present Disney’s Sleeping Beauty Kids during a dinner theater March 3, 4 and 5 at the Court Square theater.  Dinner presentations: 7 p.m. March 3 and 4. Lunch presentation: 12 noon March 5. More...

Young Farmers Dinner/Auction

Mark your calendars! The Early County Young Farmer Social Night and Auction will be Friday Feb. 26 at the Early County Ag Center featuring the Dirt Road Sports!   More...

Editorials

What does Mr. Washington think of our Washington?

George Washington stopped by the office last week for a chat. Yes, that George Washington. You know, the father of our country. Don’t laugh. Some people claim to talk to God. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Policeman for a day

All That’s Fit to Print

Sometimes, I want to be a policeman for a day. Just because I can be bossy, okay I am bossy, that doesn’t mean I could be a good policeman. More...

Religion

God’s promise has never changed

Sunday School Lesson

Leviticus 23:15-22 More...

CHURCH NEWS

Arms of Faith   Arms of Faith Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate their annual usher anniversary Sunday, Feb. 21 at noon with a meal to follow immediately after the service. Everyone is invited to attend. More...

Sports

O’Neal signs with Stetson

National signing day was last week but there are many area football players who are still getting the chance to play at the next level. Harris County’s Juan O’Neal signed a scholarship Tuesday with Stetson University in Florida. More...

Bobcats finish season runner-up in region

The Early County Bobcats boys basketball team went into Friday’s region championship game with great expectancy against the Class AA #1 ranked Thomasville Bulldogs. More...

Scholars Academy meeting planned

There will be an informational meeting Tuesday, Feb. 23 at 6 p.m. at the ECHS media center for parents of any current eighth graders who are interested in being considered for admission to the Early County High School Scholars Academy.  More...