July 19, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

$70,500 healthcare improvement grant for Early partnership

The Healthcare Georgia Foundation has awarded Horizons Community Solutions (formerly Cancer Coalition of South Georgia) a $70,500 grant to develop and implement a community health improvement plan in Early County. More...

Lifebrite officials visit

The Hospital Authority met with Lifebrite Hospital Group representatives last week at their July quarterly meeting.  More...

Other News

HERE & THERE

WEDNESDAY, July 19  LIONS Club, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club  BIRTHDAYS: Sharon Williams, Mary Lou Cowan, Heather Knight, Sharon Williams  THURSDAY, July 20  ROTARY Club, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club  BIRTHD More...

Fort Gaines Health receives AHCA quality award

Fort Gaines Health and Rehab, a member of the Mission Health family of healthcare communities, is pleased to announce that they have been awarded the 2017 Silver Achievement in Quality Award as part of the American Health Care Association and Nationa More...

Blakely Senior Center

310 Meadowbrook Drive   More...

Religion

‘Bloom where you are planted’

Sunday School Lesson

Ezekiel 3:1-11 The adage, “Bloom where you are planted,” has many applications. It is important for an individual to accept the fact that circumstances are not controlled by our wishes nor personal plans. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Wesley Chapel  More...

Campus

Students asked to spread the word about the dangers of radon

By Merritt Melancon  Household radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, but the hazards of this dangerous gas are still relatively unknown to many Georgia families.  More...

B-T-S Bash July 21 at ECHS

The annual Back-to- School Bash sponsored by the Early County Sheriff's Office will be July 21 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. More...

ECHS Open House July 25

Early   County High invites all prospective students, parents and families to an Open House Tuesday, July 25 from 4 p.m. More...

6th grade orientation July 26

Sixth grade orientation will be Wednesday, July 26 at 1 p.m. in the Early County Middle School cafeteria.  Students will be able to pick up class schedules, meet their teachers and enjoy cookies and punch.   More...

SGA school year begins Aug. 3

Southwest   Georgia Academy’s school year will begin Aug. 3 for K5 - 12 students, pre-planning days on Aug. More...

Bloomin’ Century Plants

Considering its name, it sounds foolish to ask how long it takes a Century Plant, Agave americana, to bloom. Well it takes a long time, but not 100 years as the plant’s name suggests.  More...

Editorials

Another reason to hate lightning

Other Voices

I’ve made no secret of the fact that I don’t like thunderstorms, so when one rolled through Gainesville on Friday night, I made a point to keep an eye on the sky.  More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

It’s time again to energize

Mumbles

It does not seem like its been 13 years since I watched Band of Brothers, a moving mini series about the soldiers of Easy Company of the 101st Airborne’s 506th Regiment. More...

Obituaries

Earl Cherry

Retired

Earl Frank “Hambone” Cherry, 75, passed away Sunday, July 16, 2017.  Mr. Cherry was born Feb. 7, 1942, in Cottonwood, Ala., to the late Johnny Cherry and Ellie Thomas Cherry. More...

Ewell Jarrett

Retired

Ewell D. Jarrett passed away Saturday, July 15, 2017.  Mr. Jarrett was born Nov. 28, 1936, to the late William Boyd Jarrett and Verena Mae Sheffield Jarrett. More...

Leslie Nichols

Retired

Leslie Smith Nichols, 95, passed away Saturday, July 15, 2017.  More...