June 8, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Pioneer may close Tennessee hospital

Pioneer Health Services notified the State of Tennessee last week that it could potentially close its Scott County hospital as part of its bankruptcy restructuring. PHS had already stopped inpatient services at the hospital. More...

Canning plant schedule

The   Early County High Food Processing Plant will open June 9, 14, 16, 20-23, 27-30 and July 12, 14 and 21. More...

Columbia, Ft. Gaines locks closed

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced June 2 that the locks at the George W. Andrews Dam near Columbia and the Walter F. George Dam at Fort Gaines will be closed to boat traffic until further notice.  More...

Other News

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, June 8  LIONS CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club  GEORGIA CARES and Legal Aid, 1 p.m., Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library  BIRTHDAY: Josh Parks  THURSDAY, June 9  ROTARY CLUB, noon,  Blakely Town &am More...

Funds available for supportive services

Federal funds in the amount of $5,719 have been made available to Early County by FEMA/Department of Homeland Security for the purpose of supplementing and extending ongoing efforts to provide shelter, food, and supportive services for individuals wh More...

ECHS teacher earns G-P scholarship

Early County High School teacher Debbie McDonald has been selected to attend “Creeks to Coast” training program this summer. More...

Religion

Brother Jacob livens things up

‘No Shoes’ Church

In 1999, Reverend Billy Joe Raymond was universally recognized as the fieriest preacher in Lennox Valley, with good reason. More...

Yes, that day is coming

Sunday School Lesson

Zephaniah 3:1-8  Our heavenly father, the creator of the universe, is loving and kind to his highest creation — mankind. More...

THANKS

Thanks to Mr. Otha Hall of Edison for mowing the grass at the Timmon’s Cemetery on Old Damascus Road near Arlington. He does this year round for very little pay or thanks.  Leola Rabon  Arlington, Ga.  •••  More...

Campus

Rolling Out the Honors

Early Elementary School Principal Scholar Jarvious Collier Jabari Davis JaErica Eafford Delaysha Smith Kailey Hall JonTavious Height Tiara Lewis Bridges Murkerson JyMya Smith Aubry Thomas&nb More...

Grier awarded third scholarship

Jaleel Grier was awarded the “T” Dean Camerata Scholarship for the third consecutive year.  The scholarship is given by the Camerata Club to deserving students who will be or are currently pursuing a degree in music.  More...

Merritt graduates

Matthew Alan Merritt, son of Alan and Darlene Merritt of Blakely, graduated from Auburn University’s Samuel Gin College of Engineering during commencement exercises held Saturday May 7. More...

County sets budget hearing

The county has completed its series of FY2017 budget meetings and announced Monday night that a budget hearing will be at 9 a.m. Monday, June 20.  See budget article in next week’s News. More...

Cancer Benefit

Primary Care of Southwest Georgia is hosting “A Midsummer’s Evening of Hope” June 23 benefiting the Cancer Coalition of South Georgia. More...

Fireworks!

The 2016 Patriotic Fireworks Show will be Thursday, June 30 at the Ray Knight Sportsplex. It is sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce and Piggly Wiggly. There will be entertainment and food vendors Gates open at 6 p.m., fireworks will be at 9:30. More...

Reading magic

Helping out with magician Ken Scott during Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial’s annual summer reading program was Elijah Mason, 8-year-old son of Ryan and Brittany Mason of Arlington. More...

Editorials

Milly and Glory, no comparison

Other Voices

When I got Milly, the liver and white springer spaniel who lives at my house, about two years ago, I remember Doc, her personal veterinarian, giving me some advice that has turned out to be very good.  He told me not to compare Milly with Glory, More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Family makes it special!

Mumbles

It doesn’t seem like it was over 25 years ago when the 912s first defeated the 404s in the annual GPA area code volleyball tournament.  It was 1992, the same year Georgia got its third area code — 706.  After over 20 years, we 9 More...

Obituaries

Mildred Beck

Retired

Mildred Cedonia Beck, 85, of Clermont, Fla., died Thursday, June 3, 2016.  Mrs. Beck was born in Hialeah, Fla., Jan. 12, 1931, to the late William Carlton Manry and Olivia Wright Dillinger. More...

Cherry King

Homemaker

Cherry King, 88, of Blakely, Ga., died Friday, May 27, 2016, at Heritage House.  Mrs. King was born in Blakely, Ga., March 5, 1928, to the late Aurelius Perry and Liza Perry. She was a homemaker and a member of St. More...

Anna Bailey

Homemaker

Anna Bell Bailey, 83, of Blakely died Monday, May 23, 2016, at Pioneer Hospital of Early.  Mrs. Bailey was born in Blakely, Ga., July 19, 1932, to the late Josephine Hubbard and Willie Red Hubbard. More...

Society

1,000 books

Congratulations to Elizabeth Grace Collier! She just completed reading 1,000 Books before Kindergarten at Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library. More...

James-Collins

Bishop Jerome and Teretha Milton, of Blakely, Ga., announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Latasha James of Dothan, Ala., to Kendrick Collins, also of the Dothan.  The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mamie Lee Jam More...

Holt speaks to Peter Early DAR

The Peter Early Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution met Thursday, May 19 at Moby Dick’s for their last meeting until September with Susan Pettus as hostess. More...