September 21, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Drug bust!!!

A traffic stop Saturday, Sept. 17 resulted in the arrest of a Blakely man when drugs and items used to package illegal drugs were found in the vehicle.  Tavius Tavonta Ingram was stopped by an investigator around 10 p.m. More...

ECSS Community Meeting Thursday

Please come and share in “The Great Conversation,” a communitywide discussion designed to increase student success and, ultimately, improve the quality of life of everyone in the community More...

Christmas Wish Tree applications

Christmas   Wish Tree applications will be available at Early County Family Connection at 40- A Harold Ragan Drive for the 2016 Christmas Wish Tree the following dates: Sept. 26-29 - 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.  Sept. 30 - 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.  More...

Other News

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 21  CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, noon, Alexander Building  BIRTHDAYS: Adeline McBroom, Lucy Oxford Herrington, Deborah McLendon,Caitlin Womble  THURSDAY, Sept. 22  ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club   More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive   More...

Religion

Where has God planted you?

Sunday School Lesson

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. They recognized the miracles that he performed. More...

Obituaries

Ruth Harrell

Retired

Lena Ruth Blackburn Harrell, 93, died Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016, at the Early Memorial Nursing Home.  Mrs. Harrell was born March 21, 1923, in Blakely, Ga., to the late Jimmy Eugene Blackburn and Ida Lena Lindsey Blackburn. More...

Clarice Cannon

Claudia Clarice Swords Cannon, 78, died Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016, at Pioneer Community Hospital of Early in Blakely, Ga.  Mrs. Cannon was born Nov. 4, 1937, in Blakely to William Earnest Swords and Claudell Bundy Swords. More...

Jeanette Pyle

Homemaker

Jeanette Houston Pyle passed away Monday night, Sept. 12, 2016, in Colquitt, Ga., at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Sammie and Lavon Clenney.  More...

Campus

SGA BETA Club officers elected

Members of the SGA National Senior BETA Club met Friday, Aug. 26 to elect officers for 2016-2017.  More...

Band of Blue performs in Atlanta

The Early County High School Band of Blue was one of 16 Georgia high school bands invited to perform at halftime of the Georgia Tech vs. More...

Reunion weekend planned

The classes of 1981 and 1982 will celebrate their 34th and 35th reunion the weekend of Oct. 14-16. More...

Blood Drive Thursday

Primary   Care of Southwest Georgia is sponsoring a blood drive Thursday, Sept. 22 between 9:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. More...

REACH scholars

Five Early County Middle School students have been chosen to join REACH Georgia. Entering the second year of the program, the ECSS now has 10 students in the program.  More...

Kolomoki Festival

The 45th annual Kolomoki Festival is set for Saturday, Oct. 8 with plans for great music, delicious food and fun activities for all ages.  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...

Absentee Ballots

Tuesday was the first day absentee ballots could be mailed to Georgia voters for the Nov. 8 General Election. More...

ECHS Band of Blue performs at GT

The Early County High Band of Blue was one of 16 Georgia high school bands invited to perform at halftime of the Georgia Tech - Vanderbilt football game Saturday in Atlanta.  The GT Band Day provides high school bands the opportunity to visit th More...

Editorials

If you can’t say something nice...

Other Voices

If you’ve been listening to any of the presidential campaign this year, you’ve no doubt come away with the idea that our country is in a real mess. More...

Political Cartoon

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Back to movies thing

Mumbles

Several weeks ago I mentioned there was a woman from Blakely whose name I can’t recall who had a contract with a movie studio back in the 1940s.  Several of our readers had no trouble recalling the name, however... More...

Sports

Bearcats defeat Bobcats 50-7

The Bobcats took an early lead against the visiting Bainbridge Bearcats Friday night at Standifer Field, but the Bearcats came roaring back and defeated the Bobcats 50-7 for their first win of the season.  The Bobcats will still be looking for t More...

SGA loses to Fullington 20-12

The Southwest Georgia Academy Warriors went on the road this past Friday night to Pinewood, Ga., to face off against the Fullington Trojans. More...

Down, Set Hike!

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