November 2, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Races & issues on the ballot!

(NOTE: The jump from last week’s election article which included information on the amendments was inadvertently omitted.)   SPLOST Referendum  The most important issue on the ballot for Early County Voters is the SPLOST referendum.&n More...

“Pigskin” 5K & Fun Run

Primary   Care of Southwest Georgia will host the First Annual Pigskin 5K and Fun Run Saturday, Nov. 19 as part of National Diabetes Awareness Month.  The 5K will start at 9:30 a.m. More...

Other News

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 2  FAMILY CONNECTION COLLABORATIVE, noon, Family Learning Resource Center  BIRTHDAYS: Alex Pickle, Jessica Lynn McCorkle, William Pitchford  THURSDAY, NOV. More...

Sol receives ACCG education certificate

ACCG, Georgia’s County Association, recently awarded county officials with certificates for completing requirements in the Lifelong Learning Academy. More...

41st annual Georgia Peanut Farm Show set for Jan. 19 in Tifton

Make plans to attend the 41st annual Georgia Peanut Farm Show and Conference scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. More...

Religion

God is the Alpha and the Omega

Sunday School Lesson

Revelation 21:1-8  All of the major religions of the world have some kind of holy book. In these volumes, the founders have expressed all sorts of ideas that will help them to control the lives of their faithful followers. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Wesley Chapel  Wesley Chapel’s music department will have their annual fall Gospel Music Workshop and Praise Concert with rehearsals Tuesday, Nov. 1 through Thursday, Nov. 3 at 7 p.m. nightly.  More...

Society

Club recognizes breast cancer awareness

The Women’s Civic Club met at the home of Beauty Smith Wednesday for their regular club meeting. More...

Class of ‘56 enjoys noon meal and fellowship

Fourteen members of the Blakely High School Class of 1956 met on a gorgeous autumn morning, Saturday, Oct. 15 at Magnolias On Main for an enjoyable time of fellowship with each other, some spouses and friends. A total of 29 attended.  More...

Retired Educators meet

The Early-Clay- Calhoun Retired Educators Association met Oct. 18 at 2:30 p.m. at Arlington Baptist Church in Arlington. Rev.  More...

Fun Day at airport Saturday

A grand opening event for Early Aviation Center will provide a day of fun activities Nov. 5 at the Blakely-Early County Airport. More...

Tax Commissioner killed in auto wreck Tuesday

Long time Early County Tax Commissioner, Sylvia Hood, was killed Tuesday morning on her way to work. She was traveling north on Highway 39 when an oncoming vehicle, reportedly attempting to turn onto Three Notch Road, struck her vehicle head-on. More...

About those “missing jumps”

Several jumps from front page articles, including the election article, were missing from last week’s News.  Energy assistance  More...

Drive safely: They’re everywhere!

Motorists are urged to exercise caution during the fall season as this is a time of peak deer activity, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division.   More...

Editorials

Put on some socks!

Mumbles

I guess this is the last week I get the opportunity to stress how important your vote in the Nov. 8 General Election will be.  First it is important to understand... More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Stop making the weather complicated

Other Voices

I have very simple needs when it comes to the weather. Do I need an umbrella? Do I need a coat? Unfortunately, I’m finding it increasingly difficult to quickly get the answers to these questions watching the weather on TV. More...

Obituaries

Robbie Williams

Retired

Robbie Lois Dykes Williams, 90, of Blakely, Ga., died Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016.  Mrs. Williams was born Oct. 8, 1926, in Barbour County, Ala., to the late Jasper Dykes and Ola Parker Dykes. She was a retired sales clerk for B.C. Moores. More...

Faye Miller

Faye Miller of Huntsville, Ala., and formerly of Colquitt, Ga., died Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016, at River City Center in Decatur, Ala.  More...

Dr. C. Paschal Brooks

Dentist

Dr. Charles Paschal Brooks, 73, of Arlington, Ga., died Friday, Oct. 28, 2016, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, Ala. More...

Campus

ECHS students attend college and career fair

The ECHS College and Career Fair was Wednesday, Oct. 26 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the mezzanine of the Tommy Whitehurst Gymnasium. Approximately 340 seniors and juniors were in attendance.  More...

Fitzgerald defeats Cats, 40-6

The Fitzgerald Purple Hurricane, ranked No. More...

SGA welcomes veterans

Southwest Georgia Academy will host the school’s first Veteran’s Day celebration Friday, Nov. 11. All veterans and active military are invited to a program and lunch in their honor.  More...