April 26, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Stargazing at the Park Saturday

The ECHS Science Club and Kolomoki Mounds State Park are sponsoring a night of Stargazing at the Park Saturday, April 29 beginning at 8:30 p.m. More...

Mission 22

The Andrew Serves Servant Leadership Program of Andrew College will complete a 22 mile walk Friday, April 28 on U.S. 27 from Early County to Patterson’s Restaurant in Cuthbert to raise awareness for the war against veteran suicide. More...

City targets junk vehicles

Junk vehicles are now in the crosshairs of City of Blakely code enforcement in addition to dilapidated structures. More...

Other News

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, April 26  LIONS CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club  BIRTHDAYS: Wil Giannars, Mary Belle Williams  THURSDAY, April 27  ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club  BIRTHDAYS: John Kimbrell, Katie Car More...

Andrew Serves to complete 22 mile walk for Mission 22

The Andrew Serves Servant Leadership Program of Andrew College in Cuthbert will complete a 22 mile walk down Highway 27 from Early County to Patterson’s Restaurant in Cuthbert to raise awareness for the war against veteran suicide Friday, April More...

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Chamber Thoughts

Anyone who has ever worked in an office knows that it takes a lot of time and effort to make things work as they should. No one can do it alone and leaning on your fellow employees and staff is a necessity. More...

Religion

The Lord watches over His flock

Sunday School Lesson

John 10:1-15  As we read scripture, it is important for us to remember that these sacred words were written centuries ago, in what is now known as the ancient Middle East. We need to keep in mind this geographical and historical setting. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Bethlehem  Revival services are underway at Bethlehem African Methodist Episcopal Church April 24-28 at 7:30 p.m. Rev. David Hamn will be the preacher for the week. First Baptist  More...

Society

Grimsley-Montgomery

Mr. and Mrs. William Gerry Grimsley of Colquitt announce the engagement of their daughter, Anna Carole Grimsley, to Caleb Scott Montgomery of Fayette, Ala. Mr. Montgomery is the son of Rev. and Mrs. Scott Montgomery, also of Fayette.  More...

EMC power outage

Notch EMC has announced there will be a planned power outage 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. Saturday, April 29 for all Three Notch members served from the Blakely substation. More...

Timberland assessment jolt!

County Commission Chairperson June Merritt cautioned the Public Safety Board that the county may lose over $400,000 in timber tax due to a provision in legislation which passed during the final hours of the General Assembly.  The observation was More...

Two solar projects are proposed for Early Co.

Two proposed Early County solar energy projects are among those submitted as part of Georgia Power’s Renewable Energy Development Initiative (REDI) 2017 Request for Proposal for solar, wind and/or biomass resources.  More...

Second Annual Midsummer’s “Evening of Hope”

Primary Care of Southwest Georgia will hold its Second Annual “A Midsummer’s Evening of Hope” June 22. More...

President’s Award

Early County School Superintendent Dr. More...

Editorials

A happy place

Other Voices

I’ve always considered the state of Georgia to be a happy place. I grew up here and have lived my whole life here. I’ve never seriously considered living anywhere else. But apparently, we aren’t happy here. More...

Maybe not now, but...

Mumbles

I pray the American people are paying the same attention to what is going on across our country now as they were leading up to the November presidential election.  We won the election and the chance to take our country back. More...

Political Cartoon

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Obituaries

Gloria Bills

Retired

Gloria Louise Harris Bills, 71, passed away Saturday, April 22, 2017, in the Houston Medical Center in Warner Robins, Ga.  Mrs. Bills was born July 7, 1945, in Blakely, Ga., to the late Dwight Lewis Harris and Rebecca Ann McEachern Harris. More...

Nathan Haynes

Nathan Haynes, 58, of Blakely, Ga., passed away Sunday, April 16, 2017.  Mr. Haynes was born Oct. More...

Catherine Powell

Catherine “Cat” Johnson Powell, 60, of St. Petersburg, Fla., died Thursday, April 13, 2017, in St. Petersburg, Fla.  More...

Campus

Kilgore awarded GFB Scholarship for Agriculture

Taylor Kilgore, a student at Early County High School, is one of nine students statewide to receive the 2017 Georgia Farm Bureau Scholarships for Agriculture for high school seniors awarded by the Georgia Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture. More...

Early County Young Farmers enjoy exciting year

The Early County Young Farmers has had an exciting season in 2016/17. More...

Enjoy stargazing in Kolomoki Park

Are you an astronomy buff? A fan of astrology? Or just enjoy looking up at the stars? Kolomoki Mounds State Park is a wonderful place to escape city lights and experience the grandeur of the night sky.  More...