July 13, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

County meeting

The Early County Board of Commissioners adopted their $8.7 million 2017 budget Monday night.  They also approved a proposed 2018 SPLOST plan. If voters approve the SPLOST referendum Nov. 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...

Camp of Champs

“So what did you do this summer?” Over 70 kids here will tell their friends, “I went to the Camp of Champs!”  Lea Henry and Greg Manning brought their three-day basketball skills/ character education camp to Blakely last More...

Other News

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, July 13  LIONS CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club  ANNIVERSARIES: Mr. & Mrs. Fletcher Thompson, Mr. & Mrs. More...

Shorter receives tenure at Bainbridge State College

Bainbridge State College honored five faculty members receiving tenure with a reception June 21 at the Charles H. Kirbo Regional Center.  More...

CHURCH NEWS

Saint Mathis  Saint Mathis Missionary Baptist Church is celebrating its annual Pastor Anniversary July 10 through July 17. There will be different speakers at 7 p.m. Sunday through Friday. The climax will be Sunday July 17, at 3 p.m. More...

Society

Local dance team attends dance camp in Atlanta

The Authentik Dance Team had an opportunity to attend a Historically Black College and University Dance Camp in Atlanta June 24-26. More...

Class reunion being planned

Early County High Schoool Class of 1981 and Class Of 1982 will celebrate their 35th and 34th class reunion Oct. More...

Busy city agenda

The Blakely City Council approved a proposed 2018 SPLOST plan at their July 5 meeting. If voters approve the SPLOST referendum Nov. More...

Early runoff vote slow!

Advanced voting began July 5 for the July 26 Runoff Election which includes two nonpartisan Board of Education races. As of Monday only 144 votes had been cast!  The runoff for BOE District 2 is between Brooks Carter and Reginald G. Hall. More...

ECHS class schedules!!!

Early County High student schedules can be picked up in the front office 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...

Course records set

Two new course records were established at the 20th Dr. James H. Crowdis 5K Run Saturday morning in both the men’s and women’s divisions.  More...

Editorials

Back in politics, and loving it

Other Voices

I’ve long had a deep interest in politics. More...

And Bingo was his name

All That’s Fit to Print

Every day, families are faced with sorting through their loved ones’ belongings. That is how I came by Miss Virginia’s Celestine Sibley book. I like things with a story attached to it.  More...

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Obituaries

Carolyn Temples

Retired

Carolyn Adams Temples, 80, of Blakely, Ga., died Saturday, July 9, 2016, at her residence. Mrs. Temples was born March 6, 1936, in Edison, Ga., to the late Charlie Martin Adams and Ora Lee Todd Adams. She was a member of the former Mt. 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...

Margaret Nolan

Retired

Margaret Louise Nolan, 88, resident of Columbus, Ga., died Thursday, April 7, 2016, at Columbus Hospice House.  Mrs. Nolan, daughter of the late Richard Abraham White and Annie Bell Salter White, was born Aug. 24, 1927, in Blakely, Ga. More...

Campus

Early County Middle School supply list

SIXTH GRADE  Standard Items needed for all classes:  Wide ruled notebook paper – (10 packs)  #2 pencils or mechanical pencils  Erasers  Hand held pencil sharpener with a cap  Blue, black and red pens  Colored More...

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  Pencil box  Labeled change of clothes.  Kindergarten Wish List:  B More...

Middle School dress code

Shirts: Collared, pullover, two-four button cotton/cotton-polyester blend knit shirts of the polo/golf style. The colors are white, any color blue, and yellow or gold. Shirt must be the longer length and not tight fitting. More...