December 7, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Christmas Concert

The community is invited to the Early County High Chorus 2016 Christmas Concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8 at the First United Methodist Church.  Come join us for a night of new and old Christmas music!   More...

Crowdis races move to Jan. 21

The   Dr. James H. Crowdis Run is moving to Jan. 21 this year! In addition to the 5K race, there will also be a 10K (6.2 miles) race. The races will begin at 9:15 a.m. More...

TV grids pass at age 44

Over 35 years ago we proposed discontinuing the TV schedule grid in the News as a cost-cutting measure.  Having run for several years, it had become a staple service of the paper, but we had doubts about how many readers really utilized it.  More...

Other News

HERE & THERE

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 7  Family Connection Collaborative, noon, Family Learning Resource Center  BIRTHDAYS: Haley Middleton, Blake Powell  ANNIVERSARIES: Mr. & Mrs. Greg Richey, Mr. & Mrs. Melvin Gordon  THURSDAY, Dec. More...

Carr sworn in as attorney

Ashley Suzanne Carr was sworn in as an attorney and member of the Georgia State Bar by Superior Court Judge Thomas H. Baxley Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016. More...

Casquette fier d’arachide

This Peanut Proud Cap, a gift to Isamu Takahashi from Chan Bostwick, made its way to California from Blakely. Isuma is wearing it above, posing for a photo in Paris with the Eiffle Tower in the background. More...

Religion

The affirmation of the promise

Sunday School Lesson

Luke 1:39-56  More...

CHURCH NEWS

Arms of Faith  Arms of Faith Missionary Baptist Church will have a Christmas Tea and Musical Saturday, Dec. 10 at 3 p.m. Dinner will be served and door prizes will be given. All are invited to attend. First Baptist  More...

Society

Cedar Springs Public School reunion

Classmates from Cedar Springs Public School enjoyed their 3rd annual class reunion Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016, with guests attending from Florida, Alabama and Georgia. More...

Bingo at Kolomoki Park

Kolomoki Mounds State Park is offering Bingo Saturday, Dec. 10. Come enjoy a fun-filled evening with your family. The program will be at Group Shelter 1 starting at 5 p.m. There is a $5 fee per card. More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive  Daily Events   More...

RAIN!

Water war crosshairs on South Georgia farmers?

Gov. More...

Japan and U.S at War

Seventy-five years ago the lead story on the front page of the Dec. 11, 1941, issue of the Early County News was — “Japan and U.S. at War.” Four days earlier, on Dec. More...

Scholars Academy meeting

There will be an information meeting Thursday, Dec. 15 at 6 p.m. More...

Toy & Food

There are drop boxes at Harvey’s, Piggly Wiggly, Advanced Auto, Fred’s and the Early County Jail for the Sheriff's annual toy and food drive for needy families. Call 723-3577 for more information.   More...

Siren test

Plant Farley, in cooperation with state and local emergency management agencies, will conduct a test of the plant’s emergency siren system Tuesday, Dec. 13 at approximately 1 p.m. EST.  More...

Christmas on the Square

There were friends, fellowship, entertainment, food and craft vendors at Christmas on the Square Saturday. More...

Editorials

How smart are animals?

Other Voices

I recently read a story online titled “How smart are animals?” The author of this story concluded that animals are, in fact, very smart. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Dumb & Happy... Still???

Mumbles

Flash back!!!!  More...

Obituaries

Eddie Andrews

Eddie Andrews, 63, of Arlington, Ga., died today, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, at Pioneer Community Hospital of Early in Blakely, Ga. A complete obituary will appear in next week’s edition.   More...

Deloris Eubanks

Retired

Deloris Tabb Eubanks, 92, of Blakely, Ga., died Monday, Dec. 5, 2016.  More...

David Bryant

Retired Farmer

David Odell Bryant, 72, of Fort Gaines, Ga., died Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, in Columbus, Ga.  Mr. Bryant was born Nov. 13, 1944, in Bainbridge, Ga., to the late Robert Odell and Annie Rubye Gissendaner Bryant. More...