February 28, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Music, Parade, Fun, Food & Friends!

Keep you ear to the ground for the sounds of National Peanut Month! But don’t get run over, one of the first sounds you will hear as March rolls in will be the roar of motorcycles on Court Square for Saturday’s Peanut Proud Poker Run. More...

Stewart seeking judgeship

Donalsonville attorney Charles “Chip” Stewart Jr. announced his candidacy this week to succeed retiring Judge Joe Bishop on the Superior Court of the Pataula Judicial Circuit.  The nonpartisan election will be held Tuesday, May 22. More...

Other News

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 28  BLAKELY Lions Club, noon, Blakely Town and Country Club  BIRTHDAYS: Angela Starr, Ashlee Phillips, Hunter Warfield  THURSDAY, March 1  ROTARY Club, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club   More...

Early Bird grant recipients named

A grant writing workshop hosted by the Chamber of Commerce in November has resulted in three organizations — Early County Pre-K, Family Connection and Holy Family Catholic Church — receiving $60,000 in grant monies.  More...

Another tip leads to local drug bust

Another drug dealer was arrested over the weekend with the help of a tip from a concerned citizen.  After receiving inf o rma - tion of suspected illegal drug sales on North Avenue Saturday night, Sheriff ’s Investigators approached Brando More...

Religion

The Lord will provide for His people

Sunday School Lesson

Genesis 22  More...

CHURCH NEWS

Pleasant Grove  Pleasant Grove African Methodist Episcopal Church will host their annual men’s and women’s day Sunday, March 4 at 11 a.m. Pastor Kenneth Cody and Live Oak Church family will be in charge of the service. More...

Campus

Science fair winners recognized

A record number of students from Early County Middle School received awards at the 46th annual Southwest Georgia Regional Science Fair hosted Feb. 8 by Albany State University.  More...

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...

Community Focus Groups March 1

Early   County residents 25 or older wanting to help improve our community, are being asked to participate in a focus group at Early County Family Connection Thursday, March 1.  More...

Summerset, Stapleton honored for efforts

The Freedom Council honored two local “Unsung Heroes” at their 14th Annual Unsung Hero Banquet Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018, at the Blakely Civic Center.  More...

First, First Thursday tomorrow!

Don’t miss tomorrow’s “first” First Thursday!  See following ads in this week’s paper for “First Thursday Specials!”  Chick a Dee’s  CJ’s Fish & Grill  Edd’s Oyster B More...

Editorials

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Other Voices

I’m not sure my grandmother ever forgave the Coca-Cola Co. for New Coke. I know she never forgave them for discontinuing those six-and-ahalf ounce glass bottles. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

NRA is not the villian!!!

Mumbles

If you happen to be wondering how that “no-arrest” policy worked out down in Broward County, ask some of the parents of the students killed in shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. More...

Obituaries

Ruth Gowan

Retired

C. Ruth Gowan, 67, of Rogersville died Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018, at ECM Hospital.  Mrs. Gowan was born Aug. More...

Tommy Belisle

Retired

Thomas Eugene “Pole” Belisle, 71, passed away Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018, in the LifeBrite Community Hospital of Early in Blakely, Ga.   More...

Frances Mulligan

Homemaker

Frances Tabb Pierce Mulligan, 91, formerly of Spartanburg, S.C., passed away Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, at Magnolia Manor of Inman.  Mrs. Mulligan was born in Blakely, Ga., Dec. 20, 1926, a daughter of the late Luther and Vera Temples Tabb. More...