April 20, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

‘Robust’ election ahead

Tuesday, April 26 is the last day to register and be eligible to vote in the May 24 General Primary and Non Partisan election.  Advance voting begins Monday, May 2. The last day to vote early will be Friday, May 20. More...

Stinky who done it

The Early County Board of Commissioners held their first meeting in the newly renovated Blakely Theater in Febuary 2015.  The renovation of the theater and Peter’s Drug Store got back on track after a 10-year delay in February 2013 when th More...

Administrative Professionals Luncheon

Make plans now to attend the Administrative Professionals Luncheon 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 27. Entertainment will begin at 11:30. Lunch will be at 12:15 in the Chamber of Commerce Bynum Conference Center. More...

Other News

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20  CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, noon, Alexander Building  BIRTHDAYS: Faye Collins, Hannah Nolen, Heather Elizabeth Gregory  ANNIVERSARY: Mr. & Mrs. More...

Class of 1966 enjoys 50 year reunion

The Early County High School Class of 1966 enjoyed their 50th year class reunion Saturday, March 19 at the Blakely Town & Country Club. More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive   More...

Religion

Faith can be tested in many ways

Sunday School Lesson

Luke 15:11-24  The old adage, “The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence” contains a small amount of truth. Due to the angle of reflection, there is a slight difference in the shade of green that is seen. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Wesley Chapel  More...

Seeds of Hope

Once, while reading a newspaper, my young son was trying to get my attention. He had an urgent need for my attention. He had an urgent need for me to recognize his presence and respond to his request. More...

Society

Warren-Chandler vows spoken

Kayla Marie Warren and Eric Clayton Chandler were united in marriage Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016, at half past five o’clock in the evening at Landmark Park Barn in Dothan, Ala. The ceremony was officiated by Dustin Lee. More...

Crafts for the not-so-crafty hobbyist

Creativity lends a lot to everyday life. School parties are made that much better by intricate dessert designs. Handmade blankets tend to be more inspiring and cherished than mass-produced alternatives. More...

Campus

Wilkerson wins state championship

On March 4, 2016, Joshua Wilkerson, a junior at Pataula Charter Academy, competed in the Georgia NASP State Tournament at the Georgia National Fairgrounds in Perry, Ga. Joshua placed first out of 582 archers with a score of 289 out of 300. More...

SGA Warriors sink Crisp County Wildcats

On Monday, April 11, the SGA golf team teed off for the Region Championship at Veterans Golf Course in Cordele, Ga. The Warriors took on the Crisp Academy Wildcats.  More...

Houston recognized by National Beta Club

The National Beta Club recognizes Lily Houston, outstanding member of the Southwest Georgia Academy class of 2016, as a $1,000 Beta Scholar in the National Beta Scholarship Program. More...

Drones over Early County?

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PCHE update

Geriatric Psychiatry, Behavioral Health units closing

The News learned Monday that the inpatient Geriatric Psychiatry unit and Outpatient Behavioral Health unit will be closing at Pioneer Community Hospital of Early.  More...

Art students raising money for PCC

The Early County High Art Club invites the community to visit their art exhibit in the Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library conference room and participate in a charity silent auction.  The exhibit includes works that were submitted for considera More...

SGA names Parker Rentz head coach

Southwest Georgia Academy alumnus and assistant coach Parker Rentz has been named the Warriors’ head football coach.  Rentz will be taking the reins from Eric Fulmer who led the Warriors the past two season. More...

Genealogy meeting tomorrow

The   Genealogy Society will meet April 21 at the Early County Museum at 5 p.m. Everyone is welcome! Call 724-7222 for more information.   More...

Support group for healing

Searching for a healing path for your grieving heart? Gentiva Hospice invites you to participate in the local support group. Meetings are held the fourth Tuesday each month at 10:30 a.m. and the fourth Monday each month at 7 p.m. More...

Editorials

Milly, the greatest show on earth

Other Voices

My mother probably won’t like today’s column. She was always big on my brother and me not playing with our food.  We couldn’t build mountains out of mashed potatoes. We couldn’t blow bubbles in our soup. More...

Donkey naming contest?

Mumbles

Ever name a donkey? Me neither! But, I’m turning to Google just in case. More...

Think I need a firetruck

All That’s Fit to Print

I am not as good a grandmother as I had. Oh, I can play hide and seek — more on that later — but I don’t deliver a memorable grandmother experience.  More...

Obituaries

Teresa Lane

Teresa Danell Lane, 50, died Thursday, April 14, 2016, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, Ala.  Miss Lane was born in Dawson, Ga., Feb. 24, 1966, to Dan Lane of Webb, Ala., and the late Thelma Irene Causey Lane. More...

James Larry Richter

Retired

James Larry “Booger” Richter, 67, of Blakely, Ga., died Wednesday, April 13, 2016, at his residence.  Mr. Richter was born April 20, 1948, to the late Archie McCoy and Lillie Roney Richter in Port St. Joe, Fla. More...

Sports

SGA track victory

Region track meet was a landslide victory for the Lady Warriors winning almost every event leading to 3AA Region Championship win. The boys track team tied for first place with Crisp Academy. More...

McGlamory receives Burlsworth Character Award

Character: It’s more than a word. It’s who you are. It’s what you become. It’s putting others first. It’s putting your team first. It’s never about me. It’s always about we. More...