February 13, 2019 RSS feed / Front Page

City meeting

The city was served notice in December that the PHS bankruptcy court was demanding the city repay approximately $81,000 Pioneer had paid the city for utilities. More...

Wesley Chapel banquet

Wesley   Chapel A.M.E. invites everyone to their annual Black History Month Banquet Saturday, Feb. 13 at the Blakely Civic Center. The banquet theme will be “Black Migration” with a soul food menu. More...

Hog Show Saturday

The   2019 Early-Lee- Randolph Hog Show will be Saturday, Feb. 16 beginning a 10 a.m. at the Early County Ag Center on Freeman Rd. in Blakely. Everyone is invited to turn out and support the young participants.   More...

Other News

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 13  BIRTHDAYS: Brad Lambert, Ridge Cooley, Eugenia Foster  THURSDAY, Feb. More...

GP donates copy paper to Early County schools

Georgia-Pacific recently donated two pallets of copy paper to the Early County School System to assist the community in the ongoing recovery from Hurricane Michael last fall.  More...

ECHS receives Lowe’s safety grant

Early County High received a grant Jan. More...

Religion

The Heavenly Father is our rescue

Sunday School Lesson

Psalm 91   To say that “Life comes with many problems” is not some kind of great revelation. Yet, all of life is not plagued with difficulties. More...

THANK YOU

Our Family would like to thank everyone who has called, visited, sent texts, cards, flowers, emails, given kind words or just a hug since the loss of our precious son, brother, grandson and nephew. More...

Weekly Devotional

“...He said to the ruler of the synagogue, do not be afraid; only believe.” Mark 5:36  Jesus said to the two blind men that came to Him for their miracle, “ Do you believe I am able to do this?” And to Jairus, who had jus More...

Sports

SGA’s Haire signs

Southwest Georgia Academy senior Aaron Haire signed a letter of intent Monday to play football at the College of the Desert.  Haire, the son of Jeffrey Haire and the late Renee Haire, and the nephew of Susan and Kim Henley, has had a large impac More...

SGA’s Pickle chosen for All-Star game

Southwest Georgia Academy’s senior basketball player Austin Pickle has been selected to play in the 2019 GISA All Star Game. Austin was one of 24 GISA seniors selected to take part in the All Star weekend.  More...

Jax baseball standout sign with Florida

Undoubtedly, “Punch” and Ruth Gilbert were smiling somewhere as their great-grandson Nathan Hickey, a standout baseball player at Providence School in Jacksonville, Fla., signed with the University of Florida.  More...

4-H’ers discuss storm

Hurricane Michael came through our community with a vengeance and left a path of destruction that we could have only imagined. But through it all, members of our community pulled together and helped one another to put it all back together.  More...

ECHS hosts playoff games Saturday

The Lady Bobcats came within a basket Friday night of giving the Early County High basketball teams a sweep in the Region 1-AA tournament.  More...

All-Region Honors

Led by Region 1-AA Coach of the Year, Eric Gervin, and Offensive Player of the Year, Keandre Graham, seven players from the Early County men’s basketball team earned All-Region recognition voted on by the region’s head coaches.  More...

Unsung Hero Banquet

The   Freedom Council of Southwest Georgia has announced DeWana Fields and Kimmie Graham will be honored at the 15th annual Unsung Hero Banquet Feb. More...

Police Report

According to an activity report submitted to the News by Chief Will Caudill, the Blakely Police Dept. generated 24 full incident reports between Feb. 4 and Feb. More...

Editorials

Democracy takes hard work

Other Voices

One of my favorite movies of all time is “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.” It stars Jimmy Stewart as Jefferson Smith, a naive man appointed to fill a vacancy in the U.S. Senate. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Pays to shop at home

All That’s Fit to Print

“Aug. 7, 1922. Editor Early County News: Please give space in your good paper for this short letter.  More...

Obituaries

Larry Evans

Mechanic

Larry Eugene Evans, 62, passed away at his residence Monday, Feb. 11, 2019.  Mr. Evans was born in Donalsonville, Ga., to the late Emmett Eugene Evans and Cora Louise Jones Evans Aug. 9, 1956. More...

Joseph Freeman

Retired

Joseph Freeman, 81, of Blakely, Ga., died Jan. 30, 2019, at West Side Terrace and Rehabilitation in Dothan, Ala.  Mr. Freeman was born Feb. 12, 1937, in Blakely. He was retired from Georgia Tubing in Cedar Springs, Ga. More...

Freddie Lindsey

Retired

Freddie Mae Lindsey, 58, passed away Jan. 27, 2019.  Mrs. Lindsey was born July 9, 1960, to the late Harry Lindsey Sr. and the late Bertha Lindsey. More...

Society

Bowen-Lowry vows exchanged

Savannah Eve Bowen and Gabriel Alan Lowry were united in marriage Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, at 4 o’clock in the afternoon. The wedding took place at Friendship United Methodist Church in Donalsonville. More...