January 10, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

MLK Day activities

The observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday, Jan. 15 will begin with a parade at 3 p.m. A program will follow the parade on Court Square featuring music, entertainment and guest speakers.  More...

Crowdis Run will help kickoff Bicentennial

The Jan. 20 Dr. James H. Crowdis Run and Walk at the First United Methodist Church will serve as the kick off activity for the Early County Bicentennial. The photo shows the Methodist Church in the early 1900s along side the Blakely Institute.  More...

Other News

HERE & THERE

WEDNESDAY, Jan. More...

New diner open in Blakely

A ribbon cutting ceremony Friday, Jan. 5 recognized the opening of a new diner in Blakely in the Sawyer Shopping Center. More...

Best looking!

Local resident, Vinson Evans, won first place for the best looking horse at the Annual Mule Days in Calvary, Ga., on the first Saturday in November 2017. More...

Religion

Carry through life a bold faith

Sunday School Lesson

Daniel 3  More...

CHURCH NEWS

Saint John  More...

THANKS

To all donors:  Your kindness gave hope to many individuals and families served through the Early Memorial Nursing Home of LifeBrite Hospital of Early, LLC, in Blakely.  More...

Society

Georgia Peanut Farm Show set for Thursday, Jan. 18

Producers can improve the bottom-line of their farming operation with knowledge, connections and information gained at the 42nd annual Georgia Peanut Farm Show and Conference, to be held at the University of Georgia Tifton Campus Conference Center, J More...

From the Press Box

The Lady Bobcats defeated the Berrien Co. girls 52-28 and the Randolph-Clay girls 52- 28 last week to extend their record to 11-4, 4-0 in region play. More...

Winners

The winner of the Early County News Christmas Coloring Contest was eight-yearold Candeja Watts, daughter of Candace Hooks and Carious Watts. More...

GP tax payment

Georgia-Pacific’s Cedar Springs Operations recently submitted payment of $1.9 million for its 2017 Early County property taxes. More...

Two hundred years ago...

“Our Bicentennial is a time to celebrate, not just in a festive sense, but in a more profound sense of renewal and rededication...” stated the Bicentennial Declaration signed by the Early County Commissioners Monday, noting, “Two hu More...

Editorials

Talk about the good ol’ days

Other Voices

Editor’s Note: The following column is reprinted from the Feb. 1, 2017 edition. When I was a kid, I’d sometimes tag along with my mother as she ran her errands in the small town where I was raised. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Time flies, and how

All That’s Fit to Print

Evan is 10 years. His birthday was Monday and I hoped that Bulldogs would come through with a national championship like LSU did the night before Evan was born. Oh, well. From 2008...  A little over a week ago, I was not a babyholder. More...

Obituaries

Peggy Grimes

Retired

Peggy Ann Thomas Grimes, 72, passed away Monday, Jan. 8, 2018.  Mrs. Grimes was born May 18, 1945, in Blakely, Ga., to the late William Franklin Thomas and Rosa Mae Peterson Thomas. More...

Willie Butler Jr.

Retired

Willie Butler Jr., 63, of Damascus, Ga., died Monday, Jan. 1, 2018, at Miller County Hospital.  Mr. Butler was born Nov. 15, 1954, in Tallahassee, Fla., to the late Willie Butler Sr., and Jessie King Butler. More...

Sarah Robinson

Retired

Sarah Elizabeth Powell Robinson, 70, of Englewood, N.J., died Dec. 30, 2017.  More...

Campus

EMS Professions students receive pins

Bainbridge State College EMS Professions Diploma Programs pinned a class of six students Dec, 15, 2017, at the Charles H. More...