February 14, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Bicentennial church info needed

The   Early County Bicentennial Publication Committee is seeking church information for its upcoming book, “Early County in 2018.”  Everyone is encouraged to make sure a profile is submitted for their church. More...

Focus on homeless!

Homelessness in Blakely and Early County was the focus of a meeting here last week. Members of the community met Feb. More...

Katie Reese wins ECSS spelling bee

Early County Middle School sixth-grader Katie Reese won the Early County School System Spelling Bee last week, correctly spelling the word “macaroni,” to claim the title. More...

Other News

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, Feb. More...

Partnership for Health hosts community health forum

The Early County Partnership for Health hosted a forum Jan. 25 with a diverse group of over 30 community members present to learn the results of the community health assessment. More...

Heath signs with U of West Georgia

Bobcat senior offensive lineman Jarrett Heath celebrated national signing day at ECHS by making his decision to join the University of West Georgia’s football team official Wednesday, Feb. 7.  More...

Religion

God calls us to be faithful disciples

Sunday School Lesson

Acts 9:36-43  More...

CHURCH NEWS

Evergreen  The Evergreen Church Youth Revival will be Monday, Feb. 12 through Wednesday, Feb. 14 at 7 p.m. The speaker of the week will be assistant Pastor Gregory Hutchins of Unity Baptist Church in Tallahassee. More...

Society

Scarborough - Bush

Mr. and Mrs. Micheal Scarborough of Blakely, Ga., announce the engagement of their daughter, Hannah Michelle Scarborough, to Tyler Rex Bush, son of Mr. and Mrs. More...

SGA Good Citizens announced

Southwest Georgia Academy is pleased to honor the Good Citizens of the Month for January. These children were nominated by their teachers to receive this honor. More...

House passes legislation on budgets, education and more

Under the Gold Dome House News

The House kicked off the fifth week of the 2018 legislative session Monday, Feb. More...

ECHS hosting playoffs Friday

The   Bobcats and Lady Bobcats will host GHSA AA State Basketball Playoff first round games Friday, Feb. 16 at Tommy Whitehurst Gym.  The Lady Bobcats, 20-7, will play St. Vincent’s Academy, 20-8, from Savannah at 4 p.m. More...

Vote coming on Sunday alcohol sales

The Blakely City Council adopted a resolution at last week’s council meeting calling for a Sunday Alcohol Sales referendum.   The referendum, which will be on the May 22 election ballot, will include questions for voters.   More...

Lady Cats’ Graham 1-AA Coach of the Year

Lady Bobcats’ coach Kimmie Graham has been named Region 1-AA “Coach of the Year.”  The ECHS graduate joined Lady Bobcats’ coaching staff in 2004 and has been head coach since 2012. More...

Health Forum follow up

Everyone is encouraged to attend a follow up session to the Jan. More...

GSFC meeting

The   Georgia Student Finance Commission will hold a meeting in the ECHS cafeteria Feb. 27 at 10 a.m. to discuss HOPE, FAFSA and other college financial programs. Seniors will attend, parents are invited to attend.   More...

Editorials

‘possum got it right!

Mumbles

A friend said to me a while back, “You do know half the people in this town hate your guts, don’t you?”  I remember my immediate thought was... “Thank God for the other half!”  More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Dog Olympics?

Other Voices

I’m glad the Winter Olympics are back, because I love the Olympics. But I’m conflicted. The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show is on another channel, and, dog lover that I am, I want to watch that, too. More...

Obituaries

Mark Miliner

Retired

Mark Miliner, 94, of Edison, Ga., passed away Feb. 11, 2018.  More...

Larry Miskimen

Retired

Larry Miskimen, 71, of Blakely, Ga., passed away Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018, at his residence.  Mr. Miskimen was born in Fort Fairfield, Maine, Jan. 10, 1947, to the late Milton McPhail and Pauline Davis Cote. More...

Nathaniel Gordon

Lt. Commander U. S. Navy

Nathaniel Dock “Dee” Gordon, 47, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, at his residence in Chesapeake, Va.  More...