June 15, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Fireworks! June 30

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., firew More...

Smoked Boston Butt for July 4

The   First Baptist Church youth are selling 7-9 lb. smoked pork Boston butts cooked by Michael Allred for $25 each. Pick-up at the church Fellowship Hall on Friday, July 1 after 4 p.m. or Saturday, July 2 from 8 a.m. to 12 noon. More...

Other News

HERE & THERE

WEDNESDAY, June 15  CHAMBER of Commerce, noon, Alexander Bldg.  BIRTHDAYS: Ted Cleveland, Mark Pfalzgraff  ANNIVERSARY: Mr. & Mrs. More...

Aviation camp scheduled

Early Aviation Center at Blakely has scheduled an Aviation Summer Day Camp for children, ages 12-15, June 21, 22 and 23, 2016.  The three-day camp is an Aviation Operations Orientation class room and hands-on learning experience in aerodynamics, More...

Kinzalow brings home the gold

Denise Kinzalow, granddaughter of Judy and Billy Fleming, took home gold medals in the two competitions she competed in during the recent Alabama Special Olympics at Troy University. More...

Religion

A day of joy for the remnant

Sunday School Lesson

Zephaniah 3:9-20  More...

CHURCH NEWS

New Zion  New Zion Baptist Church is hosting their annual revival now through June 17 at 7:30 p.m. Rev. Eric Griffin is the guest speaker. Everyone is invited to attend.  More...

Campus

Early County Elementary School supply lists

The Early County Elementary School supply lists are below: Kindergarten •2 packs of crayons •2 packs of glue sticks •scissors •a pencil box •a labeled change of clothes. Kindergart More...

COLLEGE NEWS

Valdosta State  Valdosta State University is proud to announce its Spring 2016 dean’s list. More...

Budget hearing Monday

The   Early County Board of Commissioners will hold a FY2017 budget hearing Monday, June 20 at 5 p.m. More...

Costs redirecting solid waste

The City Council discussed the city’s options for solid waste disposal at their June 7 meeting. The city/county contract with Decatur County is subject to renewal July 1. More...

PCSG cancer fundraiser

“A Midsummer’s Evening of Hope in Early County”

Primary Care of Southwest Georgia, in partnership with the Cancer Coalition of South Georgia, will hold “A Midsummer’s Evening of Hope in Early County” June 23 at the Blakely Town and Country Club.  With your support, “A More...

Two petitioning to qualify as Independents

The News has learned that two people — Ann Harrell and Debra Anderson — are circulating petitions to have their name placed on the Nov. More...

Sacrificing cancer patients for savings

Officials at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation recently proposed a major change to the way Medicare pays for advanced cancer medicines. Unfortunately, the changes threaten cancer patients’ access to lifesaving care.  More...

Editorials

Salad bar demise no problem for me

Other Voices

A group of us were at dinner the other night when one friend pointed out something we hadn’t thought much about.  “Have you noticed that restaurants don’t have salad bars like they used to?” she asked.  She’s r More...

Political Cartoon

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Grandmother’s garden

All That’s Fit to Print

I have flowers on my mind. I drive by a home garden filled with hydrangea and every shade of daylilies and probably every blooming plant in God’s country. I can not do that, plan and create something so beautiful. More...

Obituaries

Jimmy Crowdis

James H. Crowdis III, 71, passed away June 11 at his home in Dublin, Ga. following a lengthy illness.  Mr. Crowdis was the oldest son of the late Dr. and Mrs. James H. Crowdis Jr. of Blakely. More...

Bobbie R. Jordan

Retired   Bobbie Ruth Jordan on angel’s wings did depart this earth on Sunday, June 12, 2016, in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. She was 75 years young.  More...

John Weimer

Mechanic   John Jeffery Weimer, 53, of Bluffton, Ga., died Tuesday, June 7, 2016, at his residence.  Mr. Weimer was born Jan. 21, 1963, in Connellsville, Pa., to the late Michael Francis Weimer Sr. and Hallie Virginia Leasure Weimer. More...