May 3, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Second Annual Midsummer’s “Evening of Hope”

To help continue the work against cancer, Pimary Care of Southwest Georgia will hold its Second Annual “A Midsummer’s Evening of More...

Tatum to lead GP

Craig Tatum has been promoted to vice president of manufacturing – general manager at Georgia-Pacific’s Cedar Springs operations. More...

Other News

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, May 3  FAMILY Connections Collaborative, noon, Family Learning Resource Center  BIRTHDAYS: Patricia Cleveland, Adam Crozier, Harry Crozier, Lindsey McDonald  ANNIVERSARY: Mr. & Mrs. More...

Felton’s first gobbler

Six-year-old Felton Crawford bagged his first gobbler April 15 while hunting with his dad, Clay Crawford. More...

Religion

God can get our attention in many ways

Sunday School Lesson

Jonah 1  More...

CHURCH NEWS

Day of Prayer  National Day of Prayer will be observed May 4 at noon at the Early County Courthouse. Join together in prayer for local, state, and national leaders. More...

THANKS

The family of Catherine Johnson Powell thanks everyone for their love, visits, food and many acts of kindness shown to us during our time of bereavement. More...

Sports

Early County tennis team finishes season in Elite 8

The Early County High School boys’ tennis season ended 10-3 during the regular tennis season and they won third place in the region 1-AA tournament, advancing to the first round of state. More...

Blakely Senior Center

Daily Events MAY 8 – 9:45 a.m. - Walking. 10:30-11:30 a.m. - Rhythm band practice. Lunch: Spaghetti w/meat sauce, tossed salad, green beans, fruit cobbler. MAY 9 – 9:45 a.m. - Walking. 10:15-11 a.m. - Physical fitness. 11 a.m. More...

Thursday at 12 noon

Everyone is encouraged to participate in the 2017 National Day of Prayer Thursday, May 4 at 12 noon on Court Square.  Theme: For Your Great Name’s Sake! Hear us... Forgive us... More...

First THURSDAY

Be there! “First Thursday” returns to Court Square Thursday, May 4 at 5 p.m. Everyone is invited to come out and enjoy the fun!  More...

Museum celebrates Volume IV

The   Early County Historical Society invites everyone to a reception Sunday, May 7 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Early County Museum on North Main to celebrate their latest collection of Early County history.Books will be on sale.   More...

County meeting

The Early County Board of Commissioners approved a new Employee Handbook at Monday night’s May commission meeting, the first revision to the county’s handbook since the 1980s. More...

Vol. IV: Early County history you didn’t know!

The Historical Society has released Volume IV of “Collections of Early County Historical Society.”  The book is dedicated to the memory of Mary Dunbar Grist Whitehead. More...

Editorials

Honor those who protect our freedoms

Other Voices

As a journalist, I’ve been very fortunate to cover a lot of major events and interview a lot of important people. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Some give all!!!

Mumbles

Mitch Clark sent me an email Tuesday morning stating his column might be a little late. More...

Obituaries

Gloria Martin

Gloria Sammons Martin, 81, of Blakely, Ga., passed at her home Sunday, April 30, 2017.  Mrs. Martin was born in Early County, Ga., Oct. 23, 1935, to the late Floyd Sammons and Altea Sirmons Sammons. More...

Mavis Rode

Retired

Mavis Chandler Rode, 81, passed away Sunday, April 30, 2017, at Early Memorial Nursing Home, Blakely, Ga.  Mrs. Rode was born in Blakely, Ga., March 13, 1936, to the late William Chandler and Gertrude Temples Chandler. More...

Lucus Johnston

Ferrier

Lucus “Luke” Chance Johnston, 37, of Blakely, Ga., passed away Sunday April 30, 2017.  Mr. Johnston was born Aug. 27, 1979, in Blakely, Ga., to Raymond Edward Chance and Beth Ann Powell. More...

Campus

Hayes signs intent with Troy University

Sloan Hayes, a senior at Smiths Station High School in Alabama, was one of 17 SSHS Panthers who recently signed their intent to further their athletic careers at the collegiate level. More...

Giles inducted into honor society

Morgan Giles of Fort Gaines was recently initiated into the honor society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nations oldest and most selective alldiscipline collegiate honor society. More...

How to keep kids engaged over school breaks

Children in North America will spend, on average, more than 900 hours attending school in a given year. The average school year in the United States lasts 1,016 hours, the equivalent of 42 continuous days.  More...