May 25, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

FREE physicals

Early County’s high school athletes are again being offered free sports physicals by Pioneer Community Hospital of Early. The physicals will be available to all upcoming sixth to 12th grade athletes between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. More...

Student safety first!

“We will carefully consider policy before making recommendations or taking actions,” State School Superintendent Richard Woods said in a statement Friday to the state’s school superintendents. More...

BBQ Challenge

Fort Gaines 200 will host the 2nd Annual White Oak Pastures BBQ Challenge & 1860s Cowboy Shootout this weekend. Beginning at 5 p.m. Friday, the weekend promises fantastic family fun for everyone. More...

ECHS grads turn tassels

Early County High capped a “great year of academics, athletics and community service” Saturday with commencement services for the Class of 2016 in the Tommy Whitehurst Gymnasium. More...

Other News

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, May 25 LIONS CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club BIRTHDAYS: Cindy Carmichael, Charles Adkinson THURSDAY, May 26 ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club BIRTHDAYS: Kelsey Jones, Carter Rhodes More...

Chandler family enjoy reunion

Over 50 descendants of Charles Stuart and Alberta Brightwell Chandler gathered for the Chandler family reunion at Bagby State Park April 30. More...

Religion

Joyous faith brings change

Sunday School Lesson

Luke 19:1-10 More...

CHURCH NEWS

St. Luke The Southside Ministers and Deacons Union meeting will convene at St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church May 27 at 7 p.m. and May 28 and May 29 at 10 a.m. Everyone is invited to attend. New Zion Shiloh More...

Society

Grimsley, Houston are Mr. and Miss SGA

Rawls Grimsley and Lily Houston have been chosen Mr. and Miss SGA at Southwest Georgia Academy. Mr. and Miss SGA are chosen as the male and female of the senior class that receives the most votes school-wide. More...

Campus

Retired educators recognize award-winning students, teachers

The Early-Clay- Calhoun Retired Educators Association met May 17 at Blakely First United Methodist Church at 3:30 p.m. President Kay Cowart presided over the meeting. More...

ECHS Honor Graduate

Matthew Charles Manus

  Matthew is the son of Cathy Marie and Charlie Alan Manus. He was a member of FFA for four years. He was also a member of the Foreign Language Club his junior year. More...

Avent earns master of arts degree

Elizabeth Shimere Avent, a 2008 graduate of Early County High School and a recipient of the Charles and Catherine B. Rice Scholarship, graduated from Georgia State University in Atlanta, Ga., on May 7, 2016, with a master of arts in gerontology. More...

Breaking News - 9:38 AM

General Primary Election Results

March 24, 2016

Clerk of Superior Court Gayle W. Anderson (R) - 506 Emily Anne Wilbourn (R) (incumbent) - 430 Probate Judge Robin M. Altman (incumbent) - 1,404 Kimberly Hope Fleming - 637 More...

Greene challenger is ruled ineligible

Secretary of State Brian Kemp has accepted an Administrative Law Judge’s order and found James Williams does not meet the qualifications to seek election in Georgia House District 151. More...

School improvement meetings

The Early County Elementary School and Middle School will host school improvement meetings Thursday, May 26. The elementary school meeting will be at 11 a.m. in the ECES cafeteria. More...

Cancer Benefit

Primary Care of Southwest Georgia is hosting “A Midsummer’s Evening of Hope” June 23 benefiting the Cancer Coalition of South Georgia. More...

348 BSC grads

The 42nd Bainbridge State College Commencement exercises were held April 30 with 348 students earning diplomas. This year’s mace was carried by Ridge Harper in memory of Dr. More...

Editorials

The Good Folks of Lennox Valley

Vera and Father O’Reilly conflict not hottest news in Lennox Valley

The home of my childhood rests snugly between two lakes with names descended from ancient Native Americans. It’s been a while since I’ve had a mailing address in “The Valley” and through the years a lot of things have changed. More...

Political Cartoon

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Alvin!

Mumbles

Alvinnn!!! But, that didn’t slow him down. He pounced on the carport steps and into the house before I could move. He was last seen racing through the kitchen and into the den. More...

Obituaries

Henry W. Bonner

Retired Master Sgt.

On May 23, 2016, Wayne Bonner left this world for His Glory. More...

Melvin Moody

Retired Minister Rev. Melvin Ray Moody, 92, of Morgan, Ga., died Sunday, May 22, 2016, at his residence. More...

Aline Starr

Business Owner Aline Williams Starr, 90, of Blakely, Ga., died Sunday, May 22, 2016, in Early Memorial Nursing Home. More...