January 31, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Authority re-elects Chairman Buck Grist

The Early County Hospital Authority elected officers Monday, re-electing Buck Grist as chairman, Sam Clinkscales vice-chairman and Ann Jarrett treasurer.  Two members, Ann Jarrett and Glynda Nix, attended the meeting via phone due to illness. More...

Aggravated assault in Damascus

Deputies responded to a 911 aggravated assault call in Damascus shortly before 11 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24.  More...

Blood Drive

As part of American Heart Month, Primary Care of Southwest Georgia is sponsoring a “Strike Out Heart Disease” Blood Drive 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. More...

Deborah Barnes inducted into Alabama Independent School Association HOF

Bluffton native Deborah Barnes was recently inducted into the Alabama Independent School Association (AISA) Hall of Fame.  Deborah, a 1980 graduate of Abbeville Christian Academy in Abbeville, Ala., is the daughter of Jack and Lorraine Durham of More...

Other News

Crowdis Run kicks off Early County Bicentennial

The 2018 Dr. James H. Crowdis Run and Walk Saturday was a race of extremes. Eighty years separated the youngest finisher, five-year-old Wyatt Durden of Leesburg, and Blakely’s Pat Carmichael, who is 85 and still running strong.  More...

Lots of things happening at the Chamber

Chamber Notes & News

We have lots going on at the Chamber and we need you! Did you know individual memberships are $64 per year? And, you can pay quarterly, semi-annually or annually? Business memberships are also very reasonable — beginning at $118 annually. More...

Religion

Faith without works is dead

Sunday School Lesson

James 2:14-26  More...

CHURCH NEWS

Saint Maryland  Saint Maryland Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate the 27th anniversary of Pastor Rosevelt Gardner Sunday, Feb. 4 at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. More...

Campus

DAR essay winners announced

The Early County Middle School has recognized recent winners of the DAR essay contest. Sondra Brewer contacted the school as the representative of the local chapter, Peter Early Chapter of the Daughters of the America Revolution. More...

Rolling Out the Honors

ECES Principal Scholar First Grade Ty’rezspiun Allen Dylan Chandler Hayley Crapps Gabriel Evans Paris George Collin Granger Luke Gregoire  More...

Homelessness meeting Wednesday, Feb. 7

Family Connection will host a meeting Feb. 7 at 1:15 p.m. to raise awareness of the community’s growing homeless population and discuss how the community can help people in need become self-sufficient and productive. More...

Annual Chamber Banquet

The   Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting and Banquet will be Feb. 6 at Kolomoki Mounds Camp Hicita dining hall.  Entertainment will feature music by the Back- Porch Posse. More...

Unsung Hero Banquet set for Saturday, Feb. 24

Stapleton, Summerset to be honored

The Freedom Council of Southwest Georgia has announced Pastor Eddie Stapleton and Freddie Summerset are being recognized as this year’s Unsung Heroes for their dedicated service to the community.  They will be honored at the 14th annual Un More...

1,000

Austin Pickle, a 6-foot 3- inch junior point guard at Southwest Georgia Academy, scored his 1,000th point Jan. 5 during the SGA vs. Fullington game in Damascus.  Pickle hit five three point shots in the first half of the game. More...

Editorials

Political Cartoon

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A rare mooning to watch

Mumbles

You can skip this opening paragraph, I’m just reminding me to get up in the morning and watch the rare “super blue blood moon” eclipse low in the western sky! It begins here about 5:51 in the morning. More...

Remember when water was simple

Other Voices

(Editor’s Note: This column is reprinted from the Feb. 22, 2017, edition of the Early County News.) Even though I do it from time to time, I still have a problem paying for bottled water. More...

Obituaries

Ruth Rigsby

Retired

Ruth Merritt Rigsby, 96, of Augusta, Ga., formerly of Albany, Ga., died Jan. 26, 2018, at Kentwood Nursing Facility in Augusta.  More...

Cecil Palmer

Retired

Cecil George Palmer Jr., 73, passed away Jan. 26, 2018, at LifeBrite Community Hospital of Early.  Mr. Palmer was born in Knoxville, Tenn., to the late Cecil George Palmer Sr. and Frances Katherine Messer. More...

Willa Clemens

Retired

Willa Sue Clemens, 63, of Albany, Ga., passed away Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, at Phoebe- Putney Memorial Hospital.  Mrs. Clemens was born in Blakely, Ga., Dec. More...