March 8, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Bobcat Battalion earns “Unit with Distinction” Gold Star recognition

The Early County JROTC Bobcat Battalion recently exceeded standards during inspection by U.S. More...

Alice in Wonderland

The   Early Birds and Early Risers will host a dinner theater at 6:30 p.m. More...

Other News

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, March 8  LIONS CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club  LEGAL Aid, 9:30 a.m., Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library  BIRTHDAY: Robert Nolen, Parker Smith, Powell Smith,  Donielle McLendon  THURSDAY, March 9   More...

Levi Shelton Anderson

Daniel and Rachel Pyle Anderson of Phenix City, Ala. are excited to announce the birth of their son, Levi Shelton.  Levi was born on Saturday, November 5, 2016, at 3:23 AM at Columbus Regional Hospital in Columbus, Ga. More...

Georgia Coyote Challenge

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division is sponsoring a Georgia Coyote Challenge to encourage the taking of coyotes from March to August. More...

Religion

We are created in Christ Jesus

Sunday School Lesson

Ephesians 2:1-10 More...

CHURCH NEWS

Holy Family Catholic  Stations of the Cross will be held Fridays during Lent at 6 p.m. beginning March 3. All are welcome. New Zion  More...

Campus

SGA’s February Good Citizens

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

Odyssey team advances to state

The ECHS Odyssey of the Mind team placed second in the South Georgia Regional Tournament held Feb. 25 at Hawkinsville High School. More...

MILITARY NEWS

PVT. Deonnis Stephon Upson has completed U.S. Army National Guard basic training in Fort Benning, Georgia. He is now attending AIT school for transportation in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.  More...

WATER WAR: Farmers now in crosshairs

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ECHS Class of ‘67 & ‘72 to hold reunions Peanut Proud weekend

The   Early County High Class of 1967 will hold a class reunion Peanut Proud weekend — March 25, 2017! The   ECHS Class of ‘72 will hold their 45- year reunion March 25 in conjunction with the Peanut Proud Festival.  More...

PP Poker Run

The roar in Blakely Saturday morning didn’t trigger a Code Red Weather Warning like those alerting citizens of severe thunderstorms and tornadoes several times earlier this year. More...

SGA Grands

The   SGA Grands will meet at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 9 in the auditorium.   More...

Editorials

Look it up in the phone book?

Other Voices

Someone left a new telephone book on my front porch this week, and I was surprised for a couple of reasons. First, I don’t have a landline phone. Haven’t for more than a decade. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Duh... I don’t know!

Mumbles

Here’s an interesting side bar story to the everlasting water war... Back in November I caught a brief article in the Atlanta Business Chronicle — “Georgia’s drought is worsening.” More...

Obituaries

Emily George

Retired

Emily Jane George, 91, of Blakely, Ga., passed away Sunday, March 5, 2017, at her residence.  More...

Faye Prater

Retired

Faye Wilkerson Prater, 81, of 5345 Ferguson Rd., Edison, Ga., died Wednesday, March 1, 2017, at Joe- Anne Burgin Nursing Home in Cuthbert, Ga.  Mrs. More...

Johnny Jackson

Retired

Johnny C. Jackson, 67, of Albany, Ga., formerly of Blakely, Ga., passed away Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, at Pruitt Healthcare in Albany.  Mr. Jackson was born March 16, 1949, to the late Lawrence Jackson and Gladys Lewis Jackson.  More...