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Clinton, Trump win Georgia, Early

March 1 Presidential Primary results

Donald Trump and Hilliary Clinton were the winners in Georgia’s Presidential Primary Tuesday.  Trump received 39 percent of the Republican votes followed by Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz who both garnered 24 percent of the vote. More...

Other News

HERE & THERE THIS WEEK

WEDNESDAY, MAR. 9  LIONS CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club.  BIRTHDAY: Hunter White  THURSDAY, MAR. 10  ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club. More...

Poker Run winners

The 48 riders, volunteers and door prize sponsors made Saturday’s Peanut Proud Poker Run a success!  More...

Freedom Council honors Frederick Shorter

The Freedom Council’s 12th annual Unsung Hero Banquet held Feb. 27, 2016 was a huge success.  Sheriff William Price was the distinguished guest speaker for the event. More...

Campus

ECHS Art Club takes 1st place

The Wiregrass Museum of Art in Dothan invited students K-12 to submit art for consideration for an exhibit. Over 600 works of art were submitted by schools throughout the wiregrass and 100 were chosen to be included in the show. More...

Semifinalist

National Geographic Society has notified Bradley Enfinger that he is one of the semifinalists eligible to compete in the 2016 Georgia National Geographic State Bee. More...

SGA’s February Bucket Fillers

  Southwest Georgia Academy recognizes “Bucket Fillers of the Month” for February. A Bucket Filler is someone who uses their actions and words to let others know that they care. More...

Civil Affairs readiness exercise

Members of the 97th Civil Affairs Battalion will converge on Southwest Georgia next week for a “Mission Readiness Exercise.”  More...

Council denies Redbud rezoning

The re-zoning request by Mike and Meredith Whitehead to rezone 24 acres, including the old stockyard property, from Residential 1 to Planned Unit Development was denied by the City Council at last week’s meeting.  Councilmen Charles Middle More...

County Meeting

The Early County Board of Commissioners adopted a “Home Rule” ordinance Monday night which enables the county to enter into the joint city-county- SGRITA contract.  The agreement provides for the city and county to provide operation, More...

Veteran legislator seeking re-election

Many years of hard work have allowed State Representative Gerald Greene to be a player at the table when important decisions are being made which affect Southwest Georgia. More...

Editorials

Other Voices

When I was a kid, I'd sometimes tag along with my mother as she ran her errands in the small town where I was raised. More...

Political Cartoon

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Going barefoot...

It is almost barefoot weather. We were not barefoot people. In my family, going barefoot was not the norm.We were not children who shucked their shoes at the first hint of warm weather. We wanted to, it just wasn’t popular with our folks. More...

Obituaries

Margaret Green

Office Manager

Margaret Claire Harrison Green of Edison, Ga., died Tuesday, March 1, 2016.  More...

Society

Crozier - Tyson

Mr. and Mrs. Richard T. Crozier, III of Blakely, Ga., announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Katharine Crozier, to Joshua Hunter Tyson, son of the late Sgt. Major Randy Eugene Tyson and Mr. and Mrs. Philip D. Roddey, Sr. More...

Welcome mat for wildlife

Just in time for spring, Georgia-Pacific’s Cedar Springs operations is putting out the welcome mat for birds, bees, butterflies, and a host of other animals that live in southwest Georgia.  More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive  Mar. 14 — 10:30 - 11:30 - Rhythm band practice. Lunch: Pork chop, mixed greens, pinto beans, corn muffins, fruit mix.  Mar. 15 — 10:15 - 11:00 - Physical fitness. 10:30 - 11:30 CRAFTS. More...