September 26, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Christmas Fund Yard Sale Oct. 5 & 6

The   Early County Sheriff’s Office will have a Yard Sale Friday, Oct. 5 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 6 from 8 a.m. to 12 noon at 570 South Church St. More...

Followup Community Improvement Meeting

Everyone is urged to attend a Community Improvement Meeting Oct. 11 at 6 p.m. More...

A touch of Early over the Dogs!

Major David Knighton to lead Saturday’s flyover

A special treat is in store for Early County Bulldog fans Saturday, Sept. 29 when UGA hosts Tennessee in a SEC matchup.  A few minutes before the 3:30 p.m. More...

Other News

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 26  BLAKELY Lions Club, noon, Blakely Town & County Club  BIRTHDAYS: Bree Middleton, Mason Warfield  THURSDAY, Sept. 27  ROTARY Club Meeting, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club  FRIDAY, Sept. 28   More...

Early County schools recognized by GaDOE

Early County School System PBIS Director Priscilla Yarbrough proudly announced that all Early County Schools were recently recognized by the Georgia Department of Education as Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports Installing Schools in an emai More...

The many benefits of honey

Honey is nature’s sweet nectar. While honey certainly can add flavor to various recipes or be enjoyed straight out of the jar, it has many other surprising benefits as well. More...

Religion

God confronts sin and sinners

Sunday School Lesson

Genesis 3  More...

CHURCH NEWS

First Assembly of God  More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive

Daily Events Oct. 1 - 9 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. TaiChi Beg. 9:45 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Tai-Chi Adv. 11 a.m. Drumming. Lunch: Menu not available. Oct. 2 - 10:15 a.m. - 11 a.m. Physical fitness. 11 a.m. Games. Lunch: Menu not available. Oct. 3 - 9 a.m. More...

Society

Powell-Fiveash

Mr. and Mrs. Chris and Lisa Powell of Colquitt, Ga., announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Alyxandria, to Ethan Fiveash, son of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Win a free deer hunt and hear the Good News!

Bethel Baptist Church of Blakely and 30-30 Ministries will have a youth deer hunting camp Jan. 11-13, 2019.  More...

Dissolution issues

Read Mayor’s letter, Sheriff’s statement here

The Early County Board of Commissioners discussed issues which will need to be addressed following the City of Blakely’s announcement last week that it was pulling out of the Department of Public Safety. More...

Watch for Cliff Starr on RFD-TV Sept. 30 at 7 p.m.

Bluegrass music fans will get to watch Cliff perform Sunday, Sept. More...

“Old Fashioned” Hymn RE-Sing SUNDAY

The Early County Bicentennial Committee and the First Baptist Church of Blakely will host an “Old Fashioned” Hymn RE-Sing Sunday, Sept. 30 at 6 p.m. More...

Vogtle clears hurdle

The expansion project at Plant Vogtle cleared another hurdle this week when MEAG and Oglelthorpe Power voted to continue the project despite an additional $2.3 billion in cost overruns.  More...

Editorials

Ideas can be hard to come by

Other Voices

We’re coming up on the 14th anniversary of this column, which means I’ve written some 675 weekly columns, give or take a few weeks when I didn’t feel like it. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Snap ‘um if you got ‘um

Mumbles

I have enjoyed the outdoors as long as I can recall. There are some that would not call me an outdoor enthusiast, however.  Most of my time in the fields and woods were a throwback to my ancestors. More...

Obituaries

Bobby Smith

Retired

Bobby Ray Smith, 84, passed away Sept. 19, 2018, in Dothan, Ala.  Mr. Smith was born Feb. 1, 1934, in Gadsden, Ala., to the late Raymond Albert Smith and Mary Lethco Smith. More...

Jacqueline Colson

Jacqueline Francine Colson passed away in her sleep Sept. 13, 2018, after a long struggle with Parkinsonism. She always asked, “Why does it have to take everything?”  More...

Nancy Henry

Retired

Nancy H. Henry, 63, of Blakely, Ga., passed away Sept. 12, 2018.  Mrs. Henry was born Jan. 13, 1955, to the late Lucious and Margie Harris. More...

Sports

Bobcats defeat Tallassee Tigers 20-13

Early County wins first big test of the season 20-13 in Tallassee Ala., Friday, Sept. 21. Junior kicker Alex Warr’s opening kick went into the end zone for a touchback to open the game. More...

Warriors defeat Piedmont Cougars

Th Southwest Georgia Academy Warriors (5-1) played the Piedmont Academy Cougars (2-2- 1) Friday, Sept. More...

From the Press Box

A big win for the Bobcats against Tallahassee.  We travel to Dothan this Thursday. Blakely’s first game was against Dothan in 1921 and we also played them in 1923, 1925 and 2017. A win would make history for Early County.   More...