September 7, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

No holiday traffic fatalities reported by GSP Post 14

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SGA grandparents

SGA grandparents will meet in the school auditorium Thursday, Sept. 8 at 2 p.m.   More...

Legislative Summit Oct. 11

Early   County Family Connection is inviting everyone to be part of the conversation Oct. More...

Full Moon Glow runs Sept. 17

The   Friends of Kolomoki and the ECHS cross country and track teams invite all runners to mark their calendars for the Sept. More...

Other News

HERE & THERE this WEEK

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USDA reports per capita peanut consumption reaches new high

According to recently updated figures from USDA, 2014 was a record-breaking year for peanut consumption. After a steady rise over the past several years, per capita consumption of peanuts reached 7.0 pounds in 2014.  More...

Isakson slams Obama administration for playing politics with troop funding

Calls on Senate Democrats to reject ‘irresponsible, shameful’ strategy, approve critical funding for our warfighters

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Religion

Do you know who Jesus really is?

Sunday School Lesson

Isaiah 61  At the time of the earthly ministry of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, the son of God, many of his hearers had great difficulty in recognizing his true identity. Yes, they saw him as a great teacher. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Morning Star  Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church located in Hilton is celebrating their annual revival now through Sunday, Sept. 8 at 7 p.m. Rev. Tommy Washington will be the guest minister. Everyone is invited to attend. St. Paul  More...

Sports

Cats battle Seminole to 7-7 tie

The Bobcats and the Seminole County Indians fought to a 7-7 tie Friday night in a defensive battle at Standifer Field.  The Indians took a 7- 0 lead in the second quarter and managed to hold onto the lead until only 1:50 was left in the game.&nb More...

ECES named on America’s Farmers’ Grow Rural Education grant winner

Early County Elementary School has been chosen to receive an America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education grant by Monsanto, which will be used to enhance the math and science departments.  Many thanks to The ECES Garden Club, who prepared the s More...

Down, Set, Hike!

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City moving forward with FTTH project

The City of Blakely’s fiber to the home (FTTH) project reached another milestone last week when the city council approved a $1.67 million construction bid submitted by JBL Communications.  Following the Aug. More...

County, BOE property tax levy approved

The Early County Board of Commissioners, comprised of a quorum of June Merritt, Taylor Bridges and Charlie Sol, adopted the county and school board 2016 tax levies at a special Aug. 30 meeting at 9 a.m. More...

Pataula Charter new facilities groundbreaking Friday, Sept. 16

Pataula Charter Academy is inviting the public to a ground breaking ceremony for the construction of their new campus Friday Sept. 16. More...

SGA announces homecoming court

Southwest Georgia Academy students have selected representatives for the 2016 homecoming court. Presentation of the court will take place Sept. More...

Candidate forum set for Oct. 11

Mark your calendars now so you won’t miss the General Election local candidate forum scheduled for Tuesday, Oct 11.  Advance voting begins on Oct. 17.   More...

Wish Tree applications

Christmas Wish Tree applications will be available at Early County Family Connection on the following dates: Sept. 26- 29 - 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. and Sept. 30 - 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. For additional information call 723-5122.   More...

Editorials

No swimming with the alligator

Other Voices

I hated to break the news to Milly, the liver and white springer spaniel who lives at my house. But she needed to hear it and she needed to hear it from me. More...

Political Cartoon

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My ode to okra

All That’s Fit to Print

I’ve been searching for a recipe for okra snacks. Okra snacks? More...

Obituaries

Adrianne Rice

Retired

Sara Adrianne Cheek Rice, 73, of Bainbridge, Ga., died Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016.  Mrs. Rice was born April 26, 1943, in Valdosta, Ga., the daughter of William Anthony Cheek and Dorothy Adrianne Dusenbury Cheek. She married Larry Joe Rice in 1961. More...

Lucile R. Mathis

Lucile R Mathis, 86, of Blakely, Ga., died Aug. 28, 2016.  Mrs. Mathis was born Oct. 16, 1929, in Sylacauga Ala., to the late William and Queen Russell.   She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Fred H. More...