April 12, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Mark your calendar

The annual Administrative Professionals Luncheon will be 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 26 at the Chamber of Commerce Bynum Conference Center. Tickets are $15 and are available at the chamber or any board member.   More...

Support groups for teen moms and abused adults

Are you a teen parent or about to become one?  Join the Blessed and Best Youngsters (BABY) group and learn to be the best parent possible.  If your childhood was interrupted by circumstances you could not control or your innocence was taken More...

SGA Grands meeting

SGA grandparents will meet Thursday, April 13 at 2 p.m. in the “Little Red Schoolhouse” on campus.   More...

Other News

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, April 12  LIONS CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club  LEGAL Aid, 1 p.m., Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library  BIRTHDAY: Michelle Still, Mark Culpepper  THURSDAY, April 13  ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town &am More...

Our veterans deserve better

During his campaign, President Trump repeatedly made a commitment to our veterans to improve the way our nation takes care of them.  More...

Spring activities planned at Kolomoki

Spring will be a busy season at Kolomoki Mounds State Park starting April 14 at 7 p.m. with sunset cruises around Lake Kolomoki followed by a cookout.  Boat tours last approximately 30 minutes and pre-registration is required. More...

Religion

Rejoice in the resurrection of Jesus

Sunday School Lesson

John 20:1-10; 1 Peter 1:3-9  More...

CHURCH NEWS

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

Campus

SGA Good Citizens

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

Support groups offered at Pataula Center for Children

Are you a teen parent or about to become one?  Join the Blessed and Best Youngsters (BABY) group and learn to be the best parent possible. More...

Rolling Out the Honors

Bobcat Scholar First Grade Poetry Austin Tyler Cawthon Havana Craft Emily Cullifer Kayden Davis Braylynn DeVaughn Caderiab Freeman Mackenzie George Zion Glenn Madison Gregory Brandie Harris& More...

Look’ What’s Bloomin’

Everyone is invited to “Look What’s Bloomin’ at the Library” 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. April 20. More...

Council meeting “false alarm”

The Blakely City Council held a somewhat “blue collar” April council meeting last week. More...

Legislation with local impact

Several pieces of legislation passed during this year’s General Assembly will likely have direct impact on Early County.  House Bill 134, “Single County TSPLOST Modifications,” authorizes a single county and cities within a cou More...

Odyssey team heading to World Finals

The Early County Elementary fourth grade “Odyssey of the Mind” team is headed to the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals at Michigan State University May 24-27. More...

Editorials

Abuse of the English language

Other Voices

We had an interesting discussion around here last week about proper grammar. You’d think that a bunch of journalists would know everything there is to know about grammar and that there would be no arguments. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Don’t have one actually!

Mumbles

Everything is going along smoothly then it happens... I feel sweat trickling through the beard. Usually there’s no problem. Within a day or two it’s gone!  This year is different. More...

Obituaries

Billie Harvey

Retired

Billie Jo Harvey, 88, of Blakely, Ga., passed away Thursday, April 6, 2017.  Mrs. Harvey was born Nov. 29, 1928, in Donalsonville, Ga., to the late Anderfield Sheffield and Vertie “Bert” Reynolds Sheffield. More...

George Hutchins

Retired

Rev. George L. Hutchins Jr., 76, died April 5, 2017, at Miller County Hospital. Mr. Hutchins was born Aug. 15, 1941, in Blakely, Ga., to the late George L. Hutchins Sr. and Eunice Gamble Hutchins. More...