October 1, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Prather to serve life in prison

A Blakely man learned last week he will serve the rest of his life in prison. An Early County trial jury found accused sex offender Shelby Prather Jr. guilty Sept. 24 of the three counts for which he had been indicted. More...

Early Co. High Homecoming Parade Oct. 2

The ECHS homecoming parade will be Oct. 2 at 5 p.m. Everyone interested in participating in the parade is asked to call Linda Warren at 724- 5337. More...

Voter registration deadline

The deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 4 General Election is Monday, Oct. 6. More...

Other News

New peanut revenue policy introduced for farmers

The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently announced a new peanut revenue policy that will be available for eligible peanut producers. The new policy approved by the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation Board of Directors Thursday, Sept. More...

Blakely Senior Center

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Religion

Keep worship focused on God

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CHURCH NEWS

New Prospect New Prospect African Methodist Episcopal Church will celebrate Family and Friends Day Sunday, Oct. 5 at 3 p.m. More...

THANKS

If hearts could open and you could see inside, the depth of our thanks you’d see. No words can truly express how much your gift meant to me. To God be the glory for all that you’ve done. More...

Obituaries

Kylie Bush

Infant

Kylie Renee Bush died Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, at Mayo Health System in Waycross, Ga. More...

Barbara Turner

Homemaker

Barbara Claire Vogelgesang Turner, 81, died Sept. 25, 2014, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, Ala. Mrs. Turner was born Oct. 25, 1932, in Atlanta, Ga., to the late Carl Otto Vogelgesang and Eleanor Donnelly Vogelgesang. More...

Nasir Ahmad

Veteran

Nasir Karim Ahmad, 45, of Arlington, Ga., died Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, at Wilson Hospice House in Albany, Ga. Mr. Ahmad was born Aug. 15, 1969, to the late Dawud Ahmad and Virginia Molden. A 1989 graduate of Calhoun County High School, he was a U.S. More...

Sports

Blakely turns out — at 4 in morning

BLAKELY — Normally folks don’t run around t 4 a.m. throwing firecrackers, listening to siren blasts and slappin’ others on the back. More...

State championship teams recognized at Southwest Georgia Academy

Southwest Georgia Academy recently honored players, cheerleaders and coaches from the school’s six state championship football teams. The 1972 and 1998 teams were honored Sept. 12 during halftime of the game with Southland. More...

Bobcats lose to Purple Hurricanes

The Bobcats jumped out to a 13-0 lead over the AA second-ranked Fitzgerald Purple Hurricanes Friday night. The undefeated Hurricanes fought their way back, however, to defeat the Bobcats 34- 20. More...

Kolomoki Festival

Saturday, October 11

Make plans to head out to Kolomoki Mounds State Historic Park Saturday, Oct. 11 to take part in the 44th annual Kolomoki Festival. The park staff and Friends of Kolomoki have a big day planned with activities between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. More...

Three-county drug sting nets 23 suspects

A recent undercover drug operation coordinated by the Pataula Drug Task Force has led to 23 warrants for suspects related to the sale of illegal drugs, including nine in Early County. The Early County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Grimsley crowned queen

Miss Julia Grimsley, daughter of Scott and Janet Grimsley of Colquitt, was crowned Southwest Georgia Academy’s 2014-2015 Homecoming Queen Friday night. More...

Road rally

The Blakely-Early County Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring Early County’s first ever “Road Rally” Nov. 1. The Road Rally will lead teams to interesting spots all over Early County as they follow and solve clues. More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 1 FAMILY CONNECTION COLLABORATIVE, noon, Family Learning Resource Center BIRTHDAYS: Tyler Durham, Dr. Bob Miles, Tyler Shierling THURSDAY, OCT. More...

Editorials

In hog heaven when it comes to barbeque

I go to a lot of barbecue joints, and there are two things that I have noticed are always true at the best ones. (1) The people who open barbecue joints like to give their restaurants clever names. More...

Political Cartoon

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A better mouse trap

I watch Shark Tank on television. It is the series where four or five really wealthy entrepreneurs listen to pitches by entrepreneurs wanting to be really wealthy. More...

Society

Parrotheads walk to defeat ALS

The Parrothead team in memory of Doug Kidd participated in the Walk to Defeat ALS Sept. 13 in Atlanta, raising $5,500. Over 3,500 walkers participated in the event which raised $800,000. More...

Local shoppers help classrooms earn supplies

The English department at Early County High received supplies for the 2014-15 school year from local contributions to Harveys’ Reward Points program. More...

‘Pop’ to celebrate at Joyce’s Jog

Local runner Pat Carmichael will be celebrating his 82nd birthday next month, enjoying one of his favorite past times — running! More...

Campus

Dictionaries given to third graders

The Blakely Rotary Club and the Literacy Task Force partnered again this year on the Dictionary Project providing dictionaries to all third grade students at Early County Elementary and Southwest Georgia Academy. More...

Early County Elementary to celebrate Literacy Day

Early County Elementary School will celebrate Early County Literacy Day Oct. 16. More...

Progress award at ECHS

Early County High School has earned the “Highest Progress” school award thanks to teacher efforts to raise academic standards. “Congratulations are in order to our staff,” Principal David Ferry stated. More...