July 16, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

General Primary Runoff

Election Tuesday

Early voting is underway for the July 22 General Primary Runoff and continues through July 18. On the Republican ballot Jack Kingston and David Perdue are in a runoff for U.S. More...

Reminder!!!

The North Main compactor site is now in operation. Several green can sites will be closed this week. Those sites include (1) Second Kolomoki Road, (2) Sawyer Road, (3) Grimsley Mill Road and (4) Southern States at Highway 62. More...

Crowdis Run Saturday

The 18th Dr. James H. Crowdis Run starts at 8:15 a.m. this Saturday, July 19 at Blakely First United Methodist Church. Pre-registration continues through noon Friday and late registration will be accepted on race morning. More...

Standifer Field Back-to-School Bash Saturday

Everyone is invited to a “Back to School Bash” Saturday, July 19 between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. at Standifer Field to help provide children the tools they need to succeed in school. More...

Other News

Summer camping deals at Georgia state parks

Those who love lazy summer days and sleeping under the stars can save money with camping deals from Georgia’s State Parks. More...

Dr. Crowdis Run this Saturday

The 18th Dr. James H. Crowdis Run starts at 8:15 a.m. this Saturday, July 19, at Blakely First United Methodist Church. More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive Daily Events

July 21 — 10:30 - 11:30 - Rhythm band at NursingHome. Lunch: BBQ chicken, scalloped potatoes, wintermix, wheat roll, fresh fruit.July 22 — 10:00 -Tin Can Ice Cream Party. Lunch: More...

Religion

Educators and students wanted

Blakely First United Methodist Church invites all to be a part of “The Blessings of Christian, Homeschool, Private and Public Education Celebration” Sunday, July 27. Donuts and coffee will be served at 9 a.m. More...

Do not live by standards of this world

I Corinthians 10 More...

Tribute to the supporting family of Kimberlyn Alford Jackson

July 11, 2011 To my aunts, uncles and my mom, More...

Society

Nolen-Carr

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Nolen of Blakely, Ga., announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Hannah Nicole, to Jacob Cole Carr, son of Mr. and Mrs. Danny Carr of Union City, Tenn. More...

Thoughtful gifts for hosts and hostesses

When invited to a friend or family member’s home for a dinner party or weekend getaway, custom suggests bringing a gift along for the host or hostess. More...

Campus

4-H’ers attend camp

Camp Burton, formerly known as Tybee Island 4-H Camp, is near Savannah and was the site for Junior 4-H Camp this year. More...

ECES supply list

The Early CountyElementary School supply lists are below:Kindergarten•crayons•pack of glue sticks•scissors•regular size book bag•hand sanitizer•antibacterial wipes•facial tissues•extra change of clothesto be le More...

Local 4-Hers attend State Council at Rock Eagle

Early County was honored to have Jay Glass and Jacob Benton representing Early County 4-H at the annual State 4-H Council June 20-22 at Rock Eagle 4-H Center. More...

Breaking News - 8:14 AM

Pioneer Meet & Greet Tuesday  Free Access 

Pioneer invites everyone to a reception 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. More...

Back-to-school

Tax Free Holidays

Gov. Nathan Deal signed House Bill 958 last week which provides for a “Back-to- School” sales tax holiday Aug. More...

Faces Never Forgotten

The Early County News is joining newspapers in Georgia and across the U.S. in an effort to find photos of heroes from their communities. More...

Our loss is still lifting spirits

(The following is, in part, a feature about an Early County native which appeared in the Summer edition of St. Mary’s Health Outlook magazine.) More...

Ray Knight Memorial Golf Classic Saturday

The Bobcat Touchdown Club is hosting the 9th annual Ray Knight Memorial Golf Classic Saturday at Crooked Oak golf course in Colquitt. The tournament will be a pre-flighted two-man scramble with a 2:30 shotgun start. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, JULY 16 CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, noon, Alexander Building BIRTHDAY: Veronica Still THURSDAY, JULY 17 ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION, 7 p.m., Tax Assessor’s office More...

Editorials

Say thanks to the return of manners

As someone who has written often about the demise of civility and proper etiquette, I was happy to see the results of a new poll that show that reports of the death of good manners may be greatly exaggerated. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Fancy names for fear

People are scared of the craziest things. One girl I know was afraid of the bathtub drain. She was convinced when the water ran out, she would slurp right down with it. She didn’t let that interfere with her cleanliness. More...

Obituaries

Ruth Cooper

Retired Director

Ruth Helms Cooper, 81, of Blakely, Ga., died Sunday, July 13, 2014, at Early Memorial Nursing Home. Mrs. Cooper was born Feb. 14, 1933, in Houston County, Ala., to the late Wiley Jack Helms and Mamie Lillian White Helms. More...

Roy Simpson

Retired Electrician

Roy Thomas Simpson, 66, of Moultrie, Ga., died Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at his residence. Mr. Simpson was born April 23, 1948, in Moultrie to the late Richard Tipper Simpson and Christine Roberts Simpson. He was a member of Bluffton Baptist Church. More...

Barbara Mills

Barbara Helen Touard Mills was born on July 26, 1932, in Atlanta, Ga. She moved on to heaven on July 8, 2014, surrounded by her husband, her children and her brother. More...