October 29, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

“Hunters Helping Farmers”

The Georgia Department of Agriculture and Department of Natural Resources has announced “Hunters Helping Farmers,” a program to help combat damage being caused caused by feral hogs. More...

Youth football

playoffs here Saturday

The Early County youth football teams have advanced in the playoffs and will be hosting games at Standifer Field Saturday. The C team will host Rehobeth. The B team will host Eufaula and the A team will host Abbeville. More...

Other News

GAE endorses Rep. Greene

The Georgia Association of Educators announced their endorsement of Gerald Greene for state representative in the Nov. 4 General Election. Dr. More...

Mike’s Pharmacy is open

Mike’s Pharmacy is Blakely’s newest business and members of the community joined Blakely natives Mike and Valencia Pitzing Tuesday, Oct. 28 as the ribbon was cut. More...

Mike’s Pharmacy

Bringing it back home...

Today’s ribbon-cutting marked the official opening of Mike’s Pharmacy on Columbia Street in Blakely. “It’s been on my mind a long time. More...

Religion

God’s glory fills the temple

Ezekiel 43:1-12 More...

Blakely FUMC to celebrate Veteran’s Day

Blakely First United Methodist Church invites everyone to join them Nov. 9 to celebrate Veteran’s Day 2014. Mrs. Carolyn Bishop will deliver the morning message. More...

CHURCH NEWS

Fall-O-Ween More...

Sports

Warriors defeat Wildcats

The Southwest Georgia Academy Warriors battled the Crisp Academy Wildcats Friday, Oct. 25 in Damascus. After four strenuous quarters, the Warriors came out on top with a win of 42-25. More...

Lady Cats earn region honors

Five members of the Early County High Lady Cats varsity softball team were notified this week of region honors. Senior Connor Weaver, junior Kenley Kennedy and sophomore Ashley McDonald were named to the first all-region team. More...

SGA honors senior athletes

The Southwest Georgia Academy Booster Club honored senior athletes in football, softball and cheerleading at halftime of the last home football game, Oct. 24. More...

Breaking News - 8:21 AM

REMINDER: Medicare workshop this morning!  Free Access 

10 am - 12 noon

Seniors are encouraged to review their Medicare to ensure they stay up with current coverage. This year’s Medicare open enrollment period ends Dec. More...

Agritourism Month

October has been proclaimed Agritourism Month in Georgia in recognition of the vital role the agritourism industry plays in Georgia’s economy. More...

Sgt. Wise flies ‘31st mission’

Preparing to board the B-17 “Memphis Belle” Flying Fortress for Monday’s flight, in Albany, 92-year-old Staff Sgt. Luther Wise said, “The last time I flew in one of these I was being shot at.” More...

Notes...

Auditorium rededication... Everyone is invited to the rededication of Southwest Georgia Academy’s Joe Bryan Auditorium in Damascus Monday, Nov. 3 at 2 p.m. A reception will follow in the Ted Sasser Jr. Memorial Library. SGA Fall Festival... More...

Community Calendar

HERE & THERE this WEEK

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 29 BIRTHDAYS: Tom Waldrop, Becky Gregory, Jim Hattaway THURSDAY, OCT. 30 SGA FALL FESTIVAL, 3:15 p.m. - 9 p.m., SGA Football Field ROTARY CLUB, noon, Blakely Town & Country Club BIRTHDAY: Jesse Williams More...

Editorials

We need to dial back Ebola panic

Recently, I flew to Missouri for a football game. A friend told me, in all seriousness, that I shouldn’t fly because I might catch Ebola. “What medical school did you graduate from?” I asked. More...

A little football humor

Well, it is that time of year again. The landscape is ablaze with reds and oranges with a touch of blue. Yes, friends, it is time for Georgia-Florida and Georgia-Auburn football. More...

Political Cartoon

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Obituaries

Marie White

Homemaker

Marie Lindsey White, 104 years, 10 months and 4 days, of Blakely, Ga., died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, at Early Memorial Nursing Home. Mrs. White was born Dec. 24, 1909, in Coleman, Ga., to the late William Henry Lindsey and Jenny Ragan Lindsey. More...

Darren Torbett

Farmer

Darren Lee Torbett, 41, of Blakely, Ga., formerly of Marianna, Fla., died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, at Miller County Hospital in Colquitt, Ga. Born in Donalsonville, Ga., Mr. More...

Annette Nall

Retired

Annette E. Nall, 86, of Columbia, Ala., died Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. Mrs. Nall was born Dec. 30, 1927, in Early County, Ga., to the late S.T. Ellis Sr. and Annie Allen Ellis. More...

Campus

ECES PTO top sellers

Congratulations to the top sellers from the ECES PTO fundraiser sale, who won a total $66 by spinning the money wheel. More...

ECES PTO winners

Congratulations to the winners of the ECES PTO fundraiser. More...

ECMS students attend Medieval Times in Atlanta

Sixth grade students, teachers and parents from Early County Middle School experienced the Middle Ages on a field trip Oct. 15. They enjoyed a feast and saw knights engaged in a tournament at Medieval Times in Atlanta. More...