August 9, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

County names bicentennial co-chairs

Established Dec. 15, 1818, Early County will celebrate its bicentennial next year. More...

City General Election set

The July Blakely City Council meeting was postponed to Thursday, July 6 due to the July 4th holiday.  At that meeting the council adopted the General Election ordinance setting the criteria for the Nov. 7, 2017 city election.  More...

Other News

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, August 9  LIONS Club, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club  LEGAL Aid, 9:30 a.m., Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library  BIRTHDAYS: Vic Knight, Zack Holley, Steve  Hattaway, Carolina Allen Davis, Nancy Yelverton  TH More...

‘Operation Southern Shield’ a success

Operation Southern Shield, the multi-state speeding awareness and enforcement operation took place July 17-23 in Georgia, Alabama, Florida, South Carolina and Tennessee has been declared a success.  More...

Witness meteor shower at Kolomoki

Kolomoki Mounds State Park is hosting a Night Paddle to witness the Perseid meteor shower on Aug. 12.   This meteor shower will be a grand celestial event, so the park naturalists invite you to watch it with them on Lake Kolomoki.  More...

Religion

CHURCH NEWS

Rosinvick Missionary Baptist Church will continue their annual revival through Aug. 11 at 7 p.m. Guest speaker will be Rev. Terrell Carter of Sylvester. Everyone is invited. Allen Chapel  More...

We Are Called to Break Barriers

Sunday School Lesson

Acts 8  More...

Society

CMAC begins work on newest Swamp Gravy production

Cotton Hall Theater is about to be bustling again, as the Colquitt Miller Arts Council holds auditions for their newest production, Swamp Gravy: Listen Here. More...

1,000 books!

Congratulations to Ella Grace Johns for completing the program 1,000 Books ‘B4’ Kindergarten. More...

Chicken soup is good for more than the soul

Cold season never seems to take a year off. Some people come down with colds more than once per year. That should not come as too great a surprise, as there are now thought to be more than 200 different strains of cold.  More...

Bobcat Reserved Seats

Friends of Early County Schools are selling Century Club memberships and Bobcat football reserved seats.  Membership and tickets can be purchased by mailing checks to: EC Bobcat Football, 4800 Chancey Mill Road, Blakely, GA, 39823. More...

Because He wants her here

Addie Kenney Mallory returned home to celebrate her 105th birthday with family and friends Saturday.  “I’m here because the Lord wanted me here (this long),” Addie said at her party.  The third oldest of nine children, she More...

National Health Center Awareness

Primary   Care of Southwest Georgia has activities planned for National Health Center Week Awareness Aug. 14 - 17.  More...

Search on for vandals

The southern most covered bridge located on Coheelee Creek near Hilton in Early County has been painted a number of times — the subject of beautiful, framed paintings and the murals in Blakely.  More...

Editorials

Common sense would help a lot

Other Voices

Editor’s Note: The following column is rerun from Aug 17, 2016. We look forward to Mitch’s column next week. More...

Political Cartoon

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Football and Feathers

Mumbles

I think someone wrote a song about it... “I’m not as rabid as I once was, but I’m as rabid once (or twice) each season as I ever was!”  Thank God football season is here! More...

Obituaries

Sherman Hester

Retired

Thomas Sherman Hester, 97, passed away, Aug. 7, 2017, in Douglasville, Ga., while visiting relatives.  Mr. Hester was born Dec. 14, 1919, in Blakely, Ga., to the late James Marion Hester and Mary Zemma Anderson Hester Powell. More...

Erika Salgado

Erika Castro Salgado, 19, gained her wings on Friday, Aug. 4, 2017, in Americus, Ga., after sustaining critical injuries from a car accident.  More...

Chester Houston

Retired

John Chester Houston, 95, passed away Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, at Early Memorial Nursing Home in Blakely, Ga.  Mr. Houston was born Oct. 24, 1921, in Blakely to the late Homer Cyrus Houston Sr. and Laura Emma Mock Houston. More...