August 27, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Hunting seasons just around the calendar

Grab your camo, grab your shotguns — and grab the insect repellant! The opening day of dove season is Saturday, Sept. 6. The opening 2014 dove season opens at 12 noon Saturday, Sept 6 and runs through Sept. 21. More...

Hoop Club meeting

The Hoop Club, supporters of ECHS basketball, will have their first meeting of the year Tuesday, Sept. 2 at 6:30 p.m. in coach Kimmie Graham’s room, #602, at the Early County Middle School. All ECHS basketball fans are encouraged to attend. More...

‘We Run This Town’ 5K Sept. 6

The ECMS and ECHS Cross Country teams will host a 5K run, “We Run This Town,” Saturday, Sept. 6 at 7 p.m. This will be an evening run around the square in Blakely and will feature some of the murals around town. More...

Other News

Board of Education announces proposed property tax increase

The Early County Board of Education today announces its intention to increase the property taxes it will levy this year by 6.53 percentage over the rollback millage rate. More...

Smith promoted at Bank of Early

Bank of Early announces the promotion of Andrew M. Smith to Executive Vice President and Blakely City President. More...

Early Choices launches ‘Sticker Shock’

Early Choices, the prevention arm of Early County Family Connection FACES, recently launched their Project Sticker Shock Campaign at Ghotra Liquors to remind adults to obey the law. The campaign ran from Aug. 11 through Aug. 18. More...

Religion

Generosity in the midst of poverty

2 Corinthians 8, 9 As one reads the history of most of the international relief agencies, it is interesting to note the number that have the word of God — the BIBLE — as their foundation. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Allen Chapel Allen Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church will host a singing union for groups from Georgia, Florida and Alabama on the fifth Sunday, Aug. 31 at 3 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend. Arms of Faith More...

Agriculture

GPC reminds farmers to verify acreage history at local FSA office

The Georgia Peanut Commission is urging all farmers to take action on a recent letter received from the Farm Service Agency asking for verification of a farm’s acreage history. More...

Society

BIRTH

On July 28, 2014, at 2:52 p.m., big sister Tarver Ray Loyed welcomed a brand new baby sister, Tracy Elizabeth. Tracy Elizabeth weighed 7 pounds 3 ounces and was 20 inches long. Blessed parents are Jim and Brooke Loyed of Panama City Beach, Fla. More...

Campus

SGA K-3, K-4 classes visit Grand Club’s butterfly garden

The Southwest Georgia Academy “Grands” planted a butterfly garden in the spring, near the lower school playground, and it is in full bloom. More...

Pyle recognized at UGA

Sigma Alpha Lambda is proud to announce that Kollin Reese Pyle, of Blakely, has recently become recognized as a member of Sigma Alpha Lambda, National Leadership and Honors Organization at the University of Georgia. More...

“We Run This Town” 5K

The ECMS and ECHS Cross Country teams will host a 5K run, “We Run This Town,” Saturday, Sept. 6 at 7 p.m. This will be an evening run around the square in Blakely and will feature some of the murals around town. More...

Public’s help sought Hit & run

Authorities are still seeking the public’s help in the investigation of the Aug. 9 Jesse Johnson Street hit and run that killed Sammy George. More...

Smitty’s Fred will be missed

“Shock and disbelief” was the reaction last week as word of Fred Large’s sudden death spread through the community. More...

Celebrating National Health Center Week

Primary Care of Southwest Georgia celebrated National Health Center Week Aug. 16 with a fun day of activities and food. More...

Scavenger Hunt!

The Early Choices’ GENRx “Where’s the Box” scavenger hunt encourages everyone to take photos of miniature drug drop boxes and post it on the Early Choices’ Facebook page www.facebook.com/earlychoices. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 27 LIONS CLUB, noon, Blakely Town and Country Club BIRTHDAYS: Isabel Pickle, Lucas Johnson ANNIVERSARY: Mr. & Mrs. Tyrone Hubbard THURSDAY, AUG. 28 ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club BIRTHDAYS: J.W. More...

Editorials

Football is my favorite season of the year

The phone rang, and I answered it. I shouldn’t have. I knew I’d regret it. “Hello.” “What do you say to a University of Georgia football player wearing a suit?” the booming voice asked? More...

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I was a baton twirler

Football season is underway and along with a lot of helmet banging, whistle blowing and name-calling will come the sights and sounds of marching bands. Half time shows are fun, especially for people who don’t quite understand football. More...

Obituaries

Fred Large

Owner/Operator

Fred Homer Large, 62, of Blakely, Ga., died of natural causes Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, at his residence. More...

Willie Pickle

Sr. Superintendent

Willie Ferrell Pickle, 68, of Albany, Ga., died Aug. 20, 2014, at his residence. More...

Thurman White Jr.

Merchandiser

Thurman Lee White Jr., 69, of Arlington, Ga., died unexpectedly Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, at his residence. Mr. White was born Aug. 8, 1945, in Blakely, Ga., to Ruth Bowman White of Arlington and the late Thurman Lee White Sr. More...

Sports

Bobcats’ season opener ends in tie

Cats travel to Irwin County

The Early County Bobcats traveled to Ocilla Friday for the season opener against the Irwin County Indians. The two teams battled to a 7-7 tie on a night so hot the 7:30 p.m. kickoff was delayed until 8 p.m. More...

SGA opens season with loss to Westwood

On Friday, Aug. 22 the Southwest Georgia Academy Warriors took on the Westwood Wildcats in Damascus for their first regular game of the 2014 season. The Warriors begin this season with new head coach Eric Folmar to lead the way. More...

FOOTBALL 2014

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