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RELAY FOR LIFE: Approximately 65 survivors participated in the “Survivors’ Lap” during Friday’s event. More...

Kolomoki Night Easter Egg Hunt Administrative Professionals Luncheon April 23

Make plans to join everyone for the Kolomoki Mounds State Park Easter Egg Night Hunt 7 p.m. to 9 p.m Saturday, April 19. The EGG-citing event will be at Group Camp Hicita. There will be three age groups and prizes for the golden eggs. More...

Registration deadline Monday

Georgians must be registered by April 21 to be eligible to vote in the May 20 Primary Election. Voters are also reminded Monday is the last day to make address changes. More...

Other News

Public health emergency preparedness team promotes PrepareAthon

On April 30, Southwest Health District’s Office of All Hazards Preparedness will join other disaster preparedness, response and recovery teams throughout the nation to raise community awareness about the importance of taking steps to increase p More...

Early County officers graduate from Police Academy at ABAC

Travis E. Jordan, Trevor O. More...

Religion

Jesus rose on the third day

Hosea 6:1-3; Luke 24:1-12 More...

CHURCH NEWS

First UMC A special Holy Thursday service will be Thursday, April 17 at 7 p.m. with Blakely First United Methodist Church’s Rev. Dwight Bishop performing the Wesley’s Covenant Renewal Service. More...

Obituaries

William Franklin Arnold Jr.

Businessman

William Franklin Arnold Jr., 62, of Blakely, Ga., died Thursday, April 10, 2014, at his residence following a lengthy illness. More...

D’Arsey Stewart

Retired

D’Arsey Stewart Sr., 75, died Thursday, April 10, 2014, at his residence in Quincy, Fla. Mr. Stewart was born June 26, 1938, in Blakely, Ga., to the late John Thomas Stewart and Annie Lois Brooks Stewart. More...

Martice McSwain

Disabled

Martice R. Freeman McSwain, 54, of Blakely, Ga., died Monday, April 7, 2014, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, Ala. Mrs. McSwain was born Oct. 7, 1959, in Blakely, Ga., to Joseph Freeman and the late Gwendolyn Freeman. More...

Campus

ECHS Bobcats to host alumni basketball game

The Early County High School Bobcats will have an alumni basketball game to help raise money for the basketball program on April 25 at 6 p.m. at the high school gym. More...

Bobcat standout signs

Akil Teal, pictured with his mother Terri Bryant, signed with Northwest Mississippi Junior College in Senatobia. Akil played defensive end for the Bobcats and was named Region 1-AA defensive player of the year this past season. More...

COLLEGE NEWS

ABAC President David Bridges recognized 493 students who qualified for honor student status at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College during honors day ceremonies April 9 at 3 p.m. in Gressette Gym. More...

Teacher of the Year nominees

The Early County School System has announced the nominees for 2014-2015 Teacher of the Year. Each school nominates teachers who exemplify high standards in teaching. More...

Michelle Peace is finalist for Georgia Teacher of the Year

Early County’s 2013 Teacher of the Year, Early County High Spanish teacher Michelle Peace, has been named a finalist for 2015 Georgia Teacher of the Year. More...

City buys new garbage truck, discusses street naming, goats and sewer project

The Blakely City Council approved the purchase of a new garbage truck at their April 8 meeting at City Hall. The new truck will come from Ingram Equipment Company, Pelham, Ala., at the price of $148,060. More...

‘Look What’s Blooming’

Don’t miss “Look What’s Blooming at the Library” Thursday, April 17, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Join in the fun at this annual garden expo featuring garden art, plants, handcrafted items and a light lunch. Don’t miss it! More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16 CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, noon, Alexander Building BIRTHDAYS: Bradley M. Grantham, Mac Whitehead THURSDAY, APRIL 17 LOOK WHAT’S BLOOMING AT THE LIBRARY, Open House and Garden Expo, Thursday, April 17, 11 a.m. More...

Editorials

Hank Aaron remains the king

It’s hard to believe that it’s been 40 years since Hank Aaron became major-league baseball’s home run king, passing the legendary Babe Ruth. More...

Political Cartoon

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Time to get hopping

I still have my Easter basket. It is a traditional basket with bands of pink, green and blue woven into the sides. More...

Society

Mayhaw Festival this weekend

Colquitt, Ga., will host the 31st National Mayhaw Festival April 18 and 19 at Spring Creek Park. Friday, April 18, there will be a bake sale “From Colquitt’s Best Cooks” on the square at Dee’s, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. More...

Pilot Club supports Brain Awareness Week

In conjunction with Brain Awareness Week, the Blakely Pilot Club sponsored a poster contest at Early County Elementary School. Fifth graders were asked to create posters which illustrated ways to protect the brain. More...

Fort Gaines’ Easter egg hunt this Saturday

Fort Gaines’ 23rd Annual Community Easter Egg Hunt is Saturday, April 19, at 10 a.m. on Hwy. 39 North, across from the Corps of Engineer’s office. More...