June 29, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

ECHS class schedules

Early County High student schedules can be picked up in the front office beginning July 11, Monday-Thursday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Friday 10 a.m. to 12 noon. All changes MUST be made BEFORE the first day of school. More...

Hromalik named E911 director

Randolph, Stewart join system

Stewart and Randolph counties agreed last week to partner with Blakely-Early County for their E911 services. The new E- 911 center is scheduled to begin operations in September. More...

Fire Engine Blessing

The Early County Fire Department held its first Fire Engine Blessing ceremony Monday. Bishop Dr. Clifford Lovett from Faith Holiness Inc. More...

Other News

HERE & THERE

WEDNESDAY, June 29 BIRTHDAYS: :Leah Wehrly, Ashleigh Richey, Raylan Spence, Kaley Brooke Ingram THURSDAY, June 30 June 30 - Juggler Todd Key 3 p.m & 6 p.m. ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club More...

Southern Company honored with historical marker

The Georgia Historical Society unveiled a new Georgia historical marker recognizing Southern Company as an honoree of the Georgia Business History Initiative. More...

UGA researching unique irrigation strategy to optimize water use on peanut farms

The combination of soil moisture sensors and variable rate irrigation (VRI) may help some Georgia farmers increase their yields while decreasing their water usage, according to an ongoing study by University of Georgia precision agriculture specialis More...

Religion

Needing more than the law

Sunday School Lesson

Romans 2 More...

CHURCH NEWS

St. John More...

Church Street Church of Christ honors senior members

James E. Scurlark and The Church Street Church of Christ family honored their senior members in appreciation for years of service Sunday, June 12. More...

Society

Reptile Wrangler at library

Ken Panse, the Reptile Wrangler, dropped by for his annual visit at Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library in Blakely last Tuesday, June 21. More...

Did you know?

The Fourth of July has been a federal holiday since 1941. More...

Valley tempers reach fever pitch

I like to tell people that Lennox Valley rests in a lovely place where two mountain ranges meet. The truth is that there are no mountain ranges. At least not within a few hundred miles of Lennox Valley. More...

Fireworks!

The 2016 Patriotic Fireworks Show will be Thursday, June 30 at the Ray Knight Sportsplex. It is sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce and Piggly Wiggly. There will be entertainment and food vendors. Gates open at 6 p.m., fireworks will be at 9:30. More...

SPLOST projects approved

Language for the 2018 SPLOST referendum which will appear on the Nov. 16 ballot must be approved at the July 11 County Commission meeting. More...

Independent candidate update

The News learned Monday that Debra Anderson is no longer petitioning to have her name placed on the Nov. 8 ballot as an Independent candidate for Tax Commissioner. More...

Crowdis 5K Run July 9

The 20th Dr. James H. Crowdis 5K Run will be Saturday, July 9 at the First United Methodist Church. For further info call 723-5070. More...

Jugglin’ at the library

Juggler Todd Key and Flying Debris is coming to Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library, Thursday, June 30. Shows will be at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. All ages welcome. For more information about library programs call 723- 3079. More...

Editorials

Learn to live with hot weather

Other Voices

I’ve made no secret of the fact that I hate winter. I hate the cold. I hate the snow. I hate the ice. I don’t know how people live in places like Syracuse and Buffalo. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Coming back in style

All That’s Fit to Print

In 2002, the scientific community announced the universe is beige. Actually, in the photographs, it is a little more khaki than beige. Imagine that, khaki is the universal color. More...

Obituaries

Dennis Pugh

Retired

Dennis Earl Pugh, 66, of Blakely, Ga., died Monday, June 27, 2016, in the emergency room of Pioneer Community Hospital in Blakely. More...

Martha Jenkins

Homemaker

Martha Vivian Clements Jenkins, 90, of Blakely, Ga., died June 23, 2016, at her residence. More...

Mary Poole

Retired

Mary Louise Brown Poole, 98, of Atlanta, Ga., died Monday, June 20, 2016. Mrs. Poole was born Sept. 26, 1917, in Blakely, Ga., to the late Joshua H. and Mary Evans Brown. She was an accountant until her retirement. More...