April 19, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Administrative Professionals Luncheon

The   Administrative Professionals Luncheon will be 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. More...

Sydney Locke crowned Miss Georgia Peach

Early County High senior Sydney Locke was recently crowned 2017 Miss Georgia Peach at the state pageant.  Sydney is the 17-year-old daughter of Gina McNair and the late Leslie Locke of Blakely.  More...

Early native sighted

Everyone’s been asking about Lent Houston. Well, the Early County News received a report of a “Lent sighting” this week! More...

Other News

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, April 19  CHAMBER of Commerce, noon, Alexander Bldg.  THURSDAY, April 20  LOOK What’s Bloomin’ at the Library, 11a.m. More...

G-P employees give aid to Albany storm victims

Georgia-Pacific Cedar Springs Operation’s ServiceForce chapter, comprised of employee volunteers, organized a project earlier this year to help neighbors in Albany in their recovery from devastating storms.  More...

Spring cleaning April 22 at Kolomoki State Park

It’s that time again: spring cleaning time, when we sweep out the winter cobwebs, rinse off the pollen and get ready for summer fun. More...

Religion

God’s love will never change

Sunday School Lesson

Romans 5:6-11; 8:31-39  More...

CHURCH NEWS

New Prospect  New Prospect African Methodist Episcopal Church, Highway 62 West, will have a Do- Ray-Me singing anniversary Sunday, April 23 at 2 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend. Church Street  More...

Campus

Students learn to honor heroes

Early County Elementary School second graders recently filled the school cafeteria to celebrate accomplishments and honor local heroes after finishing 10 weeks in the Super Citizen Program.  During the 10-week program the students began learning More...

Powell signs with Enterprise

ECHS Bobcat Alexis Powell signed with Enterprise State Community College Friday, April 14 as mom Glenda Powell, left, grandmother Lucy Stovall, right, ECHS assistant principal Priscilla Yarbrough, as More...

Collins earns scholarship

Leila Collins of Edison, a Georgia State University student, was recognized for receiving the Mary M. More...

Look’ What’s Bloomin’

Everyone is invited to “Look What’s Bloomin’ at the Library” 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. April 20. More...

Former congressman and WALB news director Congressman Dawson Mathis passes

Former Congressman Dawson Mathis, 76, died Monday night at a Tifton hospital, where he had been under treatment for several days.  More...

Angela Bell named ECMS principal

The Board of Education has named assistant principal Angela Bell to replace Early County Middle School principal Anthony Yarbrough.  Yarbrough was chosen earlier this year to replace retiring   ECHS principal David Ferry who is retiring at More...

Support groups for teen moms and abused adults

Are you a teen parent or about to become one?  Join the Blessed and Best Youngsters (BABY) group and learn to be the best parent possible.  If your childhood was interrupted by circumstances you could not control or your innocence was taken More...

Editorials

Tax time again

Other Voices

It’s that oft-anticipated time of the year again when the government, after spending all year getting its grubby little paws into your paycheck every two weeks, is coming back for more. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

A new start & sad end

Mumbles

Undoubtedly, in the weeks since Trey Woolf announced his retirement, there has been a considerable speculation about who the Bobcat head coach would be.  All of that was put to rest last week when the school board approved the hiring of former B More...

Obituaries

Thomas Edward Wright Sr.

Retired

Thomas Edward Wright Sr., 86, passed away Sunday, April 16, 2017, at his residence in Blakely, Ga.  Mr. Wright retired from Great Southern Paper Company in February 1994, after 30 years of service as an area operator of the wood yard. More...

Keith Jones

Disabled

John Keith Jones, 60, passed away Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at Pioneer Community Hospital of Early in Blakely, Ga.  Mr. Jones was born Nov. 30, 1956, to the late John Frank Jones and Florrie Mae Blackburn Jones. More...

Less Henderson

Retired

Less Henderson, 77, of Blakely, Ga., passed away Tuesday, April 11, 2017.  Mr. Henderson was born May 30, 1939, in Blakely to the late Clemmie and Ollie Mae Henderson. More...