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Operation Southern Shield

Obey posted speed limits or pull over when you see the blue lights!

Motorists who think they can drive a few miles over the speed limit without getting pulled over could soon see blue lights in the rearview mirror as Georgia joins a multi-state effort to reduce traffic deaths by getting drivers to follow the posted s More...

ECHS Open House July 25

Early   County High invites all prospective students, parents and families to an Open House Tuesday, July 25 from 4 p.m. More...

NO back-to-school tax holidays

There will be no back-to-school tax-free holidays this year in Georgia. More...

Kindergarten registration

Kindergarten registration for 2017-2018 is underway through June 30 at the Early County School System Central Office at 12053 Columbia Street in Blakely. Students must be five years old on or before Sept. 1, 2017. More...

Other News

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, July 12  CHAMBER of Commerce, noon, Alexander Bldg. More...

Georgia Peanut Commission photo contest underway

The Georgia Peanut Commission is hosting a photo contest for the 2018 Georgia Peanut Calendar, “Photos from the Field.”  Photo entries must be taken during the 2016 or 2017 feature peanut production during the peanut growing season.& More...

Clay Health Partnership receives $70,000 grant

Healthcare Georgia Foundation has announced a $70,000 grant to the Clay County Health Partnership for Phase I of The Two Georgias Initiative. More...

Religion

God gives His people divine assurance

Sunday School Lesson

Jeremiah 1  More...

CHURCH NEWS

Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate installation services for their new pastor, Rev. Tammoris Baulkmon Sunday, July 16 at 3 p.m. Guest minister will be Rev. Kelvin Wells and Greater Bethal and Christ Tabernacle Churches. More...

THANKS

My children and I would like to take this time to say thank you to our family, friends, Hospice and Manry- Jordan-Hodges Funeral Home for the most outpouring of love that we have ever seen. It has been a very difficult time. More...

Society

Employee of the month

Congratulations to Brooke Hall, ECSS Employee of the Month. Brooke is truly dedicated to her field of teaching. More...

Askew presents research at convention

Abigail Askew of Arlington presented original research titled “Identifying Need for Cochlear Implant Telemedicine Support in Underserved Areas” at the 2017 Georgia Speech-Language- Hearing Association Annual Convention in Athens, Ga.  More...

Get a handle on work-related stress

Work-related stress is an all too common problem in workplaces across the globe. According to the American Institute of Stress, 80 percent of workers report feeling stress on the job. More...

Seventeen holiday fatalities

Seventeen traffic deaths were reported across Georgia during the July 4th holiday travel period which began at 6 p.m. June 30 and ended at 11:59 p.m. July 4.  More...

County works busy agenda Monday night

The Early County Board of commissioner held their July meeting Monday night, postponed from the first Monday due to the July 4th holidays.  More...

Southern’s “clean coal” power plant is defunct

“Clean coal” technology is not financially feasible,” Mike Vogt, LSPower’s Longleaf project manager repeatedly told environmental groups hounding the $2 billion coal-fired power plant planned for Early County.  More...

B-T-S Bash July 21 at ECHS

The annual Back-to- School Bash sponsored by the Early County Sheriff's Office will be July 21 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. More...

Isakson, Perdue decry failing Obamacare

Georgia U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson and David Perdue, again decried the high costs facing Georgians under Obamacare, citing additional evidence that a replacement is urgently needed to give Americans affordable, accessible health care choices.  More...

Editorials

Southern accent is melodious

Other Voices

Hardly a month goes by that I don’t hear or read something that make fun of the Southern accent. I never have understood this. I’m a proud Southerner. Y’all know that. More...

About those Bobcats

Mumbles

An earlier rumor that the Dothan Tigers and Bobcats may be considering renewing their “rivalry” ceased when the Bobcats’ 2017 schedule began circulating.  The Bobcats kickoff their season hosting the Eufaula Tigers Aug. 25. More...

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Obituaries

Jacquelyn Cheney

Retired

Jacquelyn Widener Cheney, 80, passed away Thursday, July 6, 2017.  Mrs. Cheney was an avid reader and loved spending time with her family. She was a native of Blakely, Ga. More...

Mary Jane Dunlap

Retired

Mary Jane Hodges Dunlap, beloved mother of Alice H. Squillario and James Albert Hammack Jr., both of Dalton, passed away Thursday, July 6, 2017.  More...

Joseph Peterson

Joseph Eugene Peterson, 53, passed away Wednesday, July 5, 2017, in Blakely, Ga.  Mr. Peterson was born Dec. 25, 1963, in Blakely. He was a selfemployed painter in the construction business but had been disabled for several years.  More...

Campus

COLLEGE NEWS

Valdosta State  The College of Arts and Sciences at Valdosta State University recently recognized 67 pure and applied sciences, humanities, social sciences, and interdisciplinary programs students for outstanding achievement during the 2016- 201 More...