January 11, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Parents University

Local parents will have an opportunity to attend a Parents University seminar Jan. More...

City holds busy meeting

The Blakely City Council started the new year off with a busy agenda Jan. 3 at their January council meeting.  More...

County hears from citizens

The Early County Board of Commissioners held their first meeting of the year Monday night in the Blakely Theater.  Two citizens addressed the board. More...

Other News

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 11  LIONS CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club  BIRTHDAY: Hunter Johnston, Lacey S. Norman, Clifton H, Houston, Walter McDonald, Dexter Brown  THURSDAY, Jan. More...

Friends of Kolomoki review 2016 accomplishments

The Friends of Kolomoki met Jan. 5 at the Blakely Chamber of Commerce. More...

Religion

Praise God for His mercy and grace

Sunday School Lesson

Psalm 65; 67, 6, 7  In a world that is steeped in the instant mentality, the idea of waiting is seen as a waste of time. This thought is not seen in scripture.  More...

CHURCH NEWS

Allen Chapel  Allen Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church service times have changed beginning Sunday, Jan. 8. Sunday school is 10 a.m. and church service at 11 a.m. Saint Maryland  More...

Society

Good Citizens chosen at SGA

Southwest Georgia Academy is pleased to honor the Good Citizens of the Month for December. These children were nominated by their teachers to receive this honor. More...

Wells-Driver

Jeffrey and Cindy Bevis of Colquitt, Ga., and Steven and Pam Wells of Recovery, Ga., announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Bailey Elizabeth Wells, to Jesse Dillon Driver, son of Bo and Stacy Driver of Cedar Springs, Ga.& More...

COLLEGE NEWS

Troy  Aaron Sumner of Blakely has been named to the provost’s list at Troy University for the Fall semester/Term 2 of the 2016/2017 academic year. More...

2016: A fleeting glimpse

The 20 Most Viewed Stories of the Year: http://www.earlycountynews.com/yearinreview/2016

The third and final look back at the year 2016.  September   The Blakely city council approved a $1.67 million construction bid for the fiber to the home (FTTH) project submitted by JBL Communications.  More...

MLK Day parade & activities

Mark your calendars for the Martin Luther King Jr. parade and activities on Court Square Jan. 16. The parade begins at 2 p.m. It will be a day filled with food, entertainment and — for kids only — a Dr. More...

Winners

Congratulations to the Christmas Coloring Contest winners!  The first place winner was Cannon Jo Wiley, seven-year-old daughter of Will and Tara Wiley.  The second place winner was Layla Freeman, five-year-old granddaughter of Joe and Sue F More...

Howell to pastor Zion Free Will

Zion Freewill Baptist Church has announced Dr. More...

Editorials

Can’t trust winter, it’s sneaky

Other Voices

I’ve made no secret of the fact that I hate winter. It’s sneaky. Particularly in the South, you never know when or where Old Man Winter is going to unleash his fury. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Where’s your fire rooster?

Mumbles

Does anybody out there know anything about the Chinese Horoscope? More...

Obituaries

Arlin Day Jr.

Retired

Arlin Day, Jr., 84, of Kinsey, Ala., passed away Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, Ala.  Mr. Day was born April 4, 1932, in Hamilton County, Fla., to the late Arlin Day Sr. and Arrie Register Day. More...

David Strickland

Carpenter

David Bennett Strickland, 46, of Springville, Tenn., died Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017, following a sudden illness.  More...

Jimmy Odom

Retired

Jimmy Frank Odom, 74, of Donalsonville, Ga., passed away Friday, Jan. 6, 2017, in the Extendicare Health and Rehabilitation Center following an extended illness.  More...