July 6, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Independent candidates qualify

Ann   Harrell and Lynn Webb filed their notice of candidacy last week to have their names placed on the Nov. 8 ballot as Independent candidates.  Webb will challenge Gayle Anderson for Early County Clerk of Court. More...

ECHS class schedules

Early   County High student schedules can be picked up in the front office beginning July 11, Monday-Thursday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Friday 10 a.m. to 12 noon. All changes MUST be made BEFORE the first day of school. More...

Bypass wreck claims life of Dothan teen

A Dothan teenager was killed Saturday afternoon in a wreck at the intersection of the U.S. More...

Grist leads Rotary, again! Brenda Wall honored

Friends of Kolomoki present Rotary program

The Blakely Rotary Club held a recent luncheon meeting at Kolomoki State Park where the Friends of Kolomoki presented the program.  The highlight of the program was special recognition of Brenda Wall by both the Friends and the Rotary Club.  More...

Other News

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, July 6  THURSDAY, July 7  ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club  STORYTELLERS, Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library, 3 p.m. More...

FSA holds County Committee Election informational meeting

Early County USDA Farm Service Agency acting executive director, Berry Laslie, reminds farmers and landowners that FSA is hosting a county committee election information meeting Thursday, July 28 at 10 a.m. More...

Early County All-stars finish season

The Early County seven- and eight-yearold All-Star baseball team worked hard this season and represented Early County well  More...

Religion

In need of more than the law

Sunday School Lesson

Romans 2  More...

CHURCH NEWS

St. John   The pastor and members of St. John Freewill Baptist Church, Sandy Bottom, are having their annual revival through July 8 at 7:30 p.m. nightly. The guest evangelist for the week is Pastor Charles McDonald. More...

Campus

Retired Educators hold planning meeting

The Southwest Georgia Retired Educators met June 15 in Leary at Brenda Scott’s home. Brenda is the new president for 2016-2018. Presidentelect is Ruth Washington.   More...

Indicators of kids’ readiness for kindergarten

Kindergarten can be a pivotal time in a young child's life. Although many kids attend preschool or receive guided learning at home, kindergarten marks students’ first official foray into the classroom.  More...

Trends to watch as classroom technology evolves

Technology continues to evolve. With computers, tablets and smartphones, people of all ages are immersed in technology.  According to the Pew Research Center, 56 percent of teens between the ages of 13 and 17 go online several times a day. More...

Early voting underway

July 26 runoff election

Advanced voting began Tuesday for the July 26 General Primary Non-Partisan Runoff Election which includes two nonpartisan Board of Education races.  The runoff for BOE District 2 is between Brooks Carter and Reginald G. Hall. More...

PHS bankruptcy update

There were several developments last week in the Pioneer Health Services bankruptcy.  The judge overseeing the Pioneer Health Services bankruptcy appointed a restructuring officer June 27 who will have executive management responsibility for all More...

Crowdis 5K Saturday

The   20th Dr. James H. Crowdis 5K Run will be Saturday, July 9 at the First United Methodist Church starting at 8:15 a.m. More...

School Improvement meeting

Parents are encouraged to participate in a School System Improvement Meeting July 14 at 6 p.m. in the ECMS Media Center at the Early County Middle School.  ECSS is reviewing and revising Title I plans for the 2016-2017 School Year. More...

Authority discusses projects

Mike Newberry was elected chairman of the Early County Development Authority June 22 at the inaugural meeting for two new members — Sam Hattaway and Eric Harris.  Newberry replaces Olin Thompson as chairman. More...

Editorials

Rest in peace, Coach Summitt

Other Voices

I never really pulled for Pat Summitt. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Please, Wake up America!

Mumbles

Thinking back...  Hosting family at Thanksgiving after Obama had been elected earlier that month you can guess what the conversation with my brothers-in-law centered around.  “We’ll be fine. More...

Obituaries

Jesse Jordan

Homemaker

Jesse Marshall Jordan III, 54, died Tuesday, June 28, 2016, in Leary, Ga.  Mr. Jordan was born Nov. 5, 1961, to Laurene “Lu” Tate Jordan of Leary and the late Jesse Marshall Jordan Jr. More...

Anna Grier

Homemaker

Anna Spivey Grier, 85, died June 26, 2016, at her home.  Mrs. Grier was born Nov. 20, 1930, in Early County to the late Booker T. and Avadell Mosley Spivey  More...

Annie Williams

Retired

Annie Williams, 62, of Blakely died June 24, 2016, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, Ala.  Mrs. Williams was born Feb. 1, 1954, to Charlie and Vyeva Gilbert.  More...