August 8, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

County meeting

The most important discussion at Monday’s county commission meeting stemmed from a report by county attorney Bill Mills related to the Pioneer Health Services bankruptcy.  More...

Rottarry gavell

Outgoing Rotary president Steve Singletary passed the gavel to incoming president Lori Haddock at last week’s meeting. More...

Don't Be Square

Come Visit Your Homegrown Artists

An Early County Bicentennial event: Over 50 local artists’ works are on display this month in the windows of the old B.C. Moore’s building on Court Square. For artists’ contact information contact earlyco200@gmail.com.   More...

Other News

Excitement in the air

Chamber Notes & News

There’s something about the new school year that puts excitement in the air for the entire community! This year is certainly no different.  More...

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 8  BLAKELY Lions Club, noon, Blakely Town and Country Club  GA CARES, 1:30 p.m., Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library  BIRTHDAYS: Linda V. Houston, Keith Durham  ANNIVERSARY: Mr. and Mrs. More...

Warrant leads to arrest

Execution of a search warrant July 26 led to the arrest of Allen Calloway, 32, of Blakely who has been charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of tools for the commission of a crime and possession of a firearm by a More...

Religion

True benevolence is the result of inner change

Sunday School Lesson

2 Corinthians 8, 9  The divine design for financing the “work of the ministry” is “internal participation.” The members of many religious organizations seem to have forgotten the divine principle. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Christ Missionary Baptist Church in Arlington will host their annual revival Aug. 6 through Aug. 10 at 7:30 p.m. The guest evangelist will be Pastor Jones- Thomas. Everyone is invited. Allen Chapel  More...

Sports

Warr wins big in shooting competition

Alex Warr competed, Friday, July 27, in the Georgia Outdoor News Youth Big-Buck contest in Duluth, Ga. He entered a buck that he killed with his bow in September of 2017 into the GON contest and won this week. More...

GHA honors Sen. Burke

Senator Dean Burke was recently named the Legislator of the Year by the Georgia Hospital Association, for his efforts promoting legislation that helps ensure health care access for every Georgian. More...

For Real!!! Football Friday night

A“ day late and a dollar short” doesn’t actually apply, but the News had it wrong last week when trying to “gin up” the Bobcat fans. We were a week early!  More...

Blood Drive Aug. 13

Primary   Care will host a blood drive 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. More...

Greene seeking re-election

State Representative Gerald Greene has announced he will run for re-election for state representative in District 151. Greene has served 36 years in the Georgia legislature and is the chairman of the State Properties Committee.  More...

Editorials

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Other Voices

In a couple of weeks, I head back for my fourth year as a part-time journalism instructor at the University of North Georgia, so a story I read on the AP wire recently caught my attention. More...

Political Cartoon

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My first glance at the past

Mumbles

“Therefore, in gratitude for 150 years of life in Early County ; imbued with the faith of the pioneer, the determination of the farmer, the fortitude of the soldier, the integrity of the businessman, the religious fervor of the God-fearing citi More...

Obituaries

Lester Taliaferro

Retired

Lester Harden Taliaferro Jr., 77, of Arlington, Ga., passed away at his home, Monday, Aug. 6, 2018.  Mr. Taliaferro was born in Early County July 31, 1941, to the late Lester Harden Taliaferro Sr. and Lola Lee Taliaferro. More...

Enriqueta Coleman

Retired

Enriqueta Baxter Coleman, 90, passed away Sunday morning, Aug. 5, 2018, at Early Memorial Nursing Home. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Mrs. More...

Roy Cunningham

Retired

Roy Allen Cunningham, 63, of Blakely, Ga., passed away, Aug. 4, 2018, at Early Memorial Nursing Home.  Mr. More...