November 19, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Lest We Forget: Community’s veterans honored

Remembrance of our community’s veterans and those from all wars across the country began Sunday, Nov. 9 with the annual Veterans Day Program, “Wall of Honor” and dinner at the First United Methodist Church. More...

McDowell Scholarship

A$ 2,000 scholarship was established last year in honor of Thomas B. McDowell, a prominent citizen of Early County in the early 1900s. The scholarship is coordinated and presented by the Blakely-Early County Chamber of Commerce of which Thomas B. More...

Other News

Holiday and winter home safety

From the Blakely Fire Department ...

The holidays and winter months present their own specific safety considerations in the home. Learn how to protect yourself and your family by minimizing the risk of fires and other hazards. Heating the Home Fireplaces More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive

Daily Events More...

Early Birds Show Choir wins award

On Nov. 4, the Early Birds Show Choir from Early County Elementary School, under the direction of Sharon Hunt, participated in the annual Fall Choral and Theatre Festival at the Cultural Arts Center in Dothan, Ala. More...

Religion

Inheritance marks a new beginning

Ezekiel 47 More...

THANKS

On behalf of her siblings, Nellie, Annette, Woodrow, Benny, Eugene and Ruth, and the children and grandchildren of Mary Ellen Harris Jackson, the family would like to extend our love and appreciation for the acts of kindness shown to us during our lo More...

CHURCH NEWS

Rosinvick Rosinvick Missionary Baptist Church is hosting “They Got The Word” revival now through Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. nightly. There is a different speaker each night. Everyone is invited to attend. Body of Christ More...

Society

Collins crowned National Southern Miss Supreme

Leila Collins of Edison was crowned National Southern Miss Supreme Queen in Panama City Beach, Fla., Nov. 1. In order to win this Supreme title, Leila had to have the total highest score of all contestants ages 13 and up. More...

Sports

Early County girls help squad win Grand Champion Title

The Studio Power House Pirate All-Star Cheerleaders started off the competition season with a bang. More...

Warriors’ season ends in Athens

On Friday, Nov. 14 the Southwest Georgia Academy Warriors traveled over four hours to compete in the second round of state playoffs for the GISA class AA. More...

2014 Harvest is ‘about done’

When discussing this year’s crops statewide, Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black quoted Charles Dickens. “It’s the best of times, and it’s the worst of times.” More...

Grady Holman inducted Georgia Veterans HOF

Early County’s Grady Holman Jr., one of Georgia’s most decorated WWII heroes, was honored Nov. 1 for his valor when he was inducted into the Georgia Military Veterans Hall of Fame. More...

Thanksgiving meals for needy at Civic Center

The Bethel Baptist Association is serving a “Thanksgiving Meal for the Needy” at the Blakely Civic Center Thursday, Nov. 27. from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. More...

Early SO food drive

The Early County Sheriff ’s office is asking for the community’s help again in their food drive. Food drive boxes are located at the courthouse, Bank of Early and First State Bank. More...

Library closing for repairs

Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library will be closed Nov. 22 through Nov. 29 for building repairs. The library will reopen Monday, Dec. 1 at 9 a.m. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 19 REGIONAL PARTNER’S NETWORK INC. ANNUAL MEETING, 10 a.m., 181 E. Broad Street, Camilla, Ga. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, noon, Alexander Building BIRTHDAY: Vivian Willis THURSDAY, NOV. More...

Editorials

Chocolate shortage is nothing to snicker at

There was an alarming story in The Washington Post this weekend, and since it appeared in the nation’s newspaper, I assumed it must be true, which is why I am alarmed. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

What happened to Buster?

I overheard a conversation last week between parents of children who were getting pigs to raise for the hog show. I guess you start out with pigs and they end up as hogs. I’m not sure about swine lingo. More...

Obituaries

Erica Cook

Erica Denise Cook, 51, of Blakely, Ga., died Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, at her residence. Mrs. Cook was born Aug. 26, 1963, in Bridgeton, N.J., and lived the early part of her life in Montclair, N.J. More...

Leonard Bridges

Retired Farmer

Leonard Free Bridges, 80, died Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, at his residence. Mr. Bridges was born Nov. 26, 1933, in Blakely, Ga., to the late Jack Free Bridges and Annie Lou Harrison Bridges. More...

David Plowden

Retired

David Lanier Plowden, 65, of Edison, Ga., died Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, at Calhoun Nursing Home in Edison. More...

Campus

Weaver signs with Armstrong State

On Friday, Nov. 14, ECHS senior Connor Weaver signed with Armstrong State University to play softball as her grandparents and coaches looked on. More...

Lego League competes in regional tournament

Early County Middle School Lego League members participated in the Georgia Regional Tournament at Columbus State University Saturday, Nov. 15. They represented ECMS well and brought home the Inspiration Award and the Teamwork Award trophies. More...

ECHS Future Educators attend conference

The Early County High School chapter of the Georgia Future Educators Association attended the FEA Fall Conference Nov. 6 at Middle Georgia State College in Macon. More...