June 21, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

BOE adopts $19.8 million budget

The Early County Board of Education adopted their FY2017 budget at their June 13 board meeting. The $19.8 million budget reflects an increase of approximately $1.54 million over last year’s $18.26 million budget.  More...

Business of the Month

“It is with great pleasure that we recognize Blakely’s Piggly Wiggly as the Blakely-Early County Chamber of Commerce Business of the Month,” stated chamber president Celia Bostwick. More...

Other News

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, June 21  LIONS Club, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club  BIRTHDAY: Melissa Pyle  ANNIVERSARY: Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Powell Jr. More...

Lambert new manager at Kolomoki

Georgia State Parks region manager Eric Bentley announced last week that Lauren Lambert has been named site manager of Kolomoki Mounds State Park. More...

Come meet Sophie!

Sophie Vaughn is excited to be a part of the Hall Drug Co. family! A native of Flowery Branch, Ga., Sophie attended Mercer University in Macon where she earned a BS in Health Sciences. More...

Obituaries

Wayne Brown

Pharmacist

Austin Wayne Brown, 46, of Bainbridge, Ga., passed Monday, June 12, 2017, in Anderson, S.C.  More...

Jennifer Brown

Homemaker

Jennifer Ann Morris Brown, 49, of Bainbridge, Ga., passed away Monday, June 12, 2017, in Anderson, S.C.  More...

Frank Cowan

Retired

Franklin Daniel Cowan of Webb, Ala., passed away Saturday, June 10, 2017, in Niceville, Fla., at The Manor at Blue Water Bay Nursing Home and Rehab.  Mr. Cowan was born June 1, 1936, in Geneva, Ala. More...

Campus

Rolling Out the Honors

ECES Principal’s Scholar FIRST GRADE Aiden Almodova Brycen Beacham Katelyn Cody Kenzie Crowdis Kayden Davis Madison Gregory Aniyah Haynes  More...

Grimsley graduates from Troy University

William Eugene “Billy” Grimsley III of Colquitt graduated May 12, 2017, with a bachelor of science in communications arts. More...

Tips for prospective college applicants

Choosing where to apply to college is a big decision that can affect the lives of young students for years to come. The college application process can have more immediate impacts as well, as U.S. More...

County adopts FY18 budget

The Early County Board of Commissioners adopted a $8.4 million FY 2018 budget at a called meeting following last Thursday’s budget hearing.  More...

Still a mystery!

We had two calls this week exposing the identity of the lady above... More...

Another bypass wreck injures 6

Another eastbound vehicle failed to stop at the intersection of U.S. 27 and Ga. 62 bypasses Sunday afternoon sending six people to the hospital.  More...

Evening of Hope

To help continue the work against cancer, Primary Care of Southwest Georgia will hold its Second Annual “A Midsummer’s Evening of More...

Editorials

Are we too dependent on computers these days?

Other Voices

When I first started writing, I used a spiral bound notebook. In my early teens, I used an old Underwood manual typewriter that belonged to my father, essentially teaching myself the way around the keyboard. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Thanks, Tomato Fairy!

All That’s Fit to Print

Monday was too hot to do much of anything but complain, and I did, along with everyone else. If I said it once, I said it ten times. “It must be a million degrees out there.”  More...

Religion

God will gift us with His strength

Sunday School Lesson

Judges 13-16 No situation ever takes our Heavenly Father — the Creator of the universe — by surprise. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Friendship Missionary Baptist Church will have their annual revival June 19-23 at 7:30 p.m. Rev. David Johnson of Leary will be the speaker. Everyone is invited to attend. Pleasant Grove  More...

Society

Don’t let sunburn derail summer fun

Many people find it impossible to think about summer without conjuring visions of spending endless hours outdoors from morning until evening, whether beachside, on the open water or even floating in a backyard pool.  More...

Grilling foods to be safe and healthy

People rely on indoor and outdoor grills to prepare foods all year long. Not only can menu items made on the grill taste delicious, but they also may be healthier than foods cooked via other methods. More...